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Education

  • Combining technology and English

    Roane County English teachers, from left, Jeff Davis, Lindsay Harris, Ruth Thompson and Deborah Rice spent part of their summer break participating in an Improving Teacher Quality training, funding by a grant through Tennessee Tech University and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

    The professional development included many ways to incorporate technology into their English classrooms using iPads as the tool for implementation.

    The grant is a year-long process with Tennessee Tech faculty members Jeremy Wendt, Julie Baker, Janet Isbell and Brenda Wilson.

  • Run for Your Health to help boost school wellness program

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program will conduct the the third annual Run for Your Health 5K race/walk on Nov. 5 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    Proceeds from the race will supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in Roane County Schools.

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

  • RSCC students graduate, honored

    Twenty-four Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated following summer semes-
    ter.

    Grace Claudy of Harriman graduated with magna cum laude honors. Students who achieve such honors have a grade-point average of 3.89-3.7.

    Other Roane County graduates include:

    Harriman — Charles Evans, Bridgett Holder, Alisun Moore, Alexander Morphew, Anna Singleton and Bowman Wright.

  • Service makes a difference in communities of 4-H’ers

    Like most teenagers, they spend their week with school, activities and sports, but they also find time to help others.

    Quiet revolutionaries, all of them, but making a huge noise in their communities with their service.

    As Tennessee 4-H gets ready to celebrate Oct. 2-8 as National 4-H Week, the organization recognizes youth statewide for performing more than 100,000 hours of Service Learning Projects each year.

  • Jago, Johnson cited for TSBA achievements

    Roane County Board of Education members Rob Jago and Hugh Johnson were among those applauded during the Tennessee School Boards Association’s East Fall District meeting.

    Jago and Johnson received accolades at the meeting earlier this week for achieving Level II boardmanship status with TSBA.

    The program is designed to recognize school board members for participation in board activities beyond the local level through a commitment to training, willingness to participate in workshops and a volunteer spirit.

  • RoaneAchieves program needs mentoring help

    RoaneAchieves, a new program to help more Roane County public school students get to college by providing extra tuition assistance, needs the public’s help.

    The program is part of tnAchieves, a college-access, last-dollar scholarship program designed to provide an opportunity for public high school graduates to receive up to $3,000 annually for community college tuition.

    The Roane Alliance is taking the lead in launching RoaneAchieves, and it is looking for volunteers to help mentor students.

  • Parkison in honors program at ETSU

    April Parkison of Kingston is among the 14 East Tennessee State University freshmen selected for the University Honors Scholars Program.

    The program is the flagship of the Honors College at ETSU.

    Students selected for the University Honors Scholars Program receive full scholarships to the university and participate in a specially designed curriculum.

  • Board of Regents to meet at RSCC

    The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Roane State Community College on Thursday and Friday.

    Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the O’Brien Theatre.

    Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers; Academic Policies and Programs; Finance and Business Operations; and Personnel and Compensa-tion.

    The full board will meet on Sept. 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • Child Find ends today

    Roane County Schools’ Child Find 2011 ends today, Wednesday, at Midway Elementary School.

    Developmental screenings, including speech, language, vision, hearing and motor skills, are available for ages 3-5.

    Call 717-5461 or 717-5462 to schedule an appointment.

  • A Roane State welcome back to college

    Kingston resident Cheny Groberg seeks information from Molly Stover and Patrick Pate outside of the Roane State Community College library during the school’s welcome back event on the first day of classes.

    The first-year student will be taking general studies courses that will be easily transferrable.