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Education

  • Woodell named center Volunteer of the Year

    Sheila Woodell, left, of Kingston Hairstyling Center is congratulated by Danice Turpin, director of Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, for her selection as the center’s 2010-11 Volunteer of the Year.

    Nominated by Karla Love, cosmetology instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, Woodell has served on the center’s cosmetology advisory board for the past six years. 

  • Miller named to TSBA Quarter Century Club

    Roane County Board of Education member Mike “Brillo” Miller of Rockwood was recently named to the Tennessee School Boards Association’s Quarter Century Club.

    The Quarter Century Club recognizes Tennessee school board members who have served 25 years on their district’s board of education.

    Miller, the senior member of the Roane County board, has served as chairman a number of times during his tenure.

  • Field Trips

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in November:

    Dec. 9-10 — Five Midway Middle School band students will attend East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association junior clinic at Lee University, Cleveland.

    Dec. 16-17 — Harriman High School boys and girls basketball teams will participate in Climate Controllers Tournament, Hampton.

  • Asian studies forum slated in Oak Ridge

    Two Roane State Community College international students will discuss their educational experiences in Asia during a free forum at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 on the Oak Ridge campus.

    Yashi Chen will discuss growing up in China and her experiences at Roane State, while Minh Nghiem will talk about his childhood in Vietnam and being a college student in America.

  • RSCC closing Dec. 19-Jan. 2 for holidays

    All Roane State Community College campuses will be closed Monday, Dec. 19, through Monday, Jan. 2, for the holi-days.

    All campuses will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and spring classes will begin on Thursday, Jan. 12.  

    Registration and other self-service options are available through RaiderNet, which can be found online at www.roanestate.edu/raidernet.

    Students who register on or before Jan. 5 are reminded that fees are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5 Eastern to avoid deletion of their class schedule.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary perfect attendance: First nine weeks 2011-12

    Dakota Adkins

    Matthew Armstrong

    Audrey Beach

    Brady Beach

    Nicholas Bishop

    Dylan Blanchard

    Kelsey Blank

    Kaylee Bolden

    Mirabelle Booth

    Taylor Boswell

    Tiffany Boswell

    Trey Boswell

    Keriana Branum

    Aspen Brown

    Cheyenne Brown

    Javen Butler

    Gavin Carter

    Kelby Castleberry

    Eli Charles

  • Oliver Springs Elementary Terrific Kids: October 2011

    Jade Albert

    Alicia Ambrose

    Jenna Baker

    Nicholas Bishop

    Kadin Bolden

    Tiffany Boswell

    Kristina Botts

    Keri Brown

    Lindsey Brown

    Mason Brown

    Eli Charles

    Timothy Collins

    Jake Cooper

    Alexis Cornell

    Jacob Dameron

    Brooke Davis

    Danielle Denham

    Brady Duncan

    Madison  Fritts

  • STEM initiative lauches website

    The Rural Communities STEM Initiative recently launched its website — www.ruralstem.org — making it easier for Roane County students, teachers and community members to find pertinent science, technology, engineering and math education resources linked together in one location.

    RSCI is an Oak Ridge business-education partnership working with middle school teachers in nine East Tennessee school systems to improve students’ STEM skills, based on the new statewide math and science curriculum.

  • Foggy start to schools' 5k race

    More than 160 runners and walkers turned out on a foggy fall morning for the third annual Run for Your Health 5k race and walk, a project of Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program.

    Proceeds from the race are used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in the Roane County school system.

    “Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success,” said Patti Wells, school health coordinator for the school system.

  • RSCC among partners getting federal monies

    Roane State Community College is part of a 10-college consortium that recently received a $19.7 million federal grant to provide training in high-tech fields.

    Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland will lead the national consortium, which includes colleges in nine states with emphasis in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

    The consortium was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor grant as part of its Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative.