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Education

  • Roane State website recognized

     

  • 31 winners in annual writing contest

    Thirty-one Roane County students received awards for their writing during the third annual Roane Writers Group student writing contest last month.

    Almost $5,000 in monetary awards were given to the students in grades 4-12.

    The event, attended by an estimated 200 people, was in Roane State Community College’s theater with Knoxville television personality Bill Landry as master of ceremonies.

  • Cherokee’s Mornings in Motion gets kids moving

    Mornings in Motion, an initiative designed to increase awareness of the importance of health and wellness by student participation in a workout program prior to each school day, recently kicked off at Kingston’s Cherokee Middle School.

    The before-school fitness program was brought to Cherokee by Assistant Principal Tim Thompson. Since it began in November, the program has averaged more than 50 students each morning.

  • Fourth-graders score tops in public speaking contest

    Three Roane County elementary schools are represented by the fourth-grade winners of this year’s Roane County 4-H Public Speaking Contest.

    The winners, declared after the contest earlier this month, are Henry Coen, first place, Kingston Elementary; Faith Riggs, second place, Midway Elementary; and Anna Smith, third place, Oliver Springs Elementary.

    Henry will join other county first-place winners in representing Roane County during the 4-H subregional contest on Feb. 6 in Campbell County.

  • RSCC closed Jan. 6

    Roane State Community College campuses will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 6 while all employees participate in a Completion Academy.

    The purpose of the Completion Academy is to shape the college’s vision and agenda to meet the changes associated with the Complete College Tennessee Act. The landmark legislation prioritizes college completion, rather than enrollment, in evaluating colleges’ performances.

  • Rockwood 2000 praises Rockwood Middle Glee Club

    Rockwood’s Middle School Glee Club is in its second year of musical entertainment.

    The glee club is open to students enrolled in grades six through eight.  Rockwood Middle School teachers Leanne Malicoat and B.J. Kirkham are the school sponsors and initiated the program in the fall of 2010 by recruiting the talents of community volunteers Lisa Hill and Annette McNees.  Hill and McNees offer their time and expertise to provide musical direction to RMS students in this after-school program.  

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education on Dec. 15:

    Dec. 9-10 — Six members of the Oliver Springs High School band attended ETSBOA Jr. Clinic at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

    Jan. 27-28 — Twelve members of the Oliver Springs High School Band will attend TSSBDA Sr. Band Clinic at Cocke County HIgh School in Newport.

  • Electron microscope inspires RSCC students

    One look with the electron microscope raised a half dozen questions for Roane State Community College student Ethan Brown of Lenoir City.

    Brown’s questions are exactly what RJ Lee Group representatives had in mind when the firm donated a scanning electron microscope to Roane State.

  • Berea honors Harriman native

    Harriman native Clay Rivers and his wife, Linda, are the recipients of Berea College’s 2011 Alumni Loyalty Award.

    The honor is given to alumni who have given outstanding service to and demonstrated loyal interest in the Berea, Ky.-based college.

    Rivers earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Berea College in 1961. Later, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

  • Roane State offers extended business hours

    Roane State Community College’s Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses will offer extended business hours after the holidays to help students get ready for the start of spring classes.
    The college will be closed Monday, Dec. 19 through Monday, Jan. 2.
    After Roane State reopens on Jan. 3, extended hours will be offered on the following schedule (all times Eastern) at the Roane County and Oak Ridge campuses:
    • Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 9-Thursday, Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.