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Education

  • Get shots up to date, or no school this fall

    Stricter Tennessee laws regarding immunization requirements will have a detrimental effect on students entering Roane County Schools this fall.

    Students without proper immunizations will be prohibited from starting the school year in August, said Patricia Wells, school health coordinator of Roane County Schools.

    All Pre-K, kindergarten and present sixth-graders advancing to seventh grade this fall must receive proper immunizations before entering school.

  • ET band clinics feature several RCHS students

    Several students at Roane County High School, Kingston, were chosen to participate in the East Tennessee Band & Orchestra All East Honors Bands earlier this month.

    During tryouts at Bearden High School in Knoxville, each student was graded by a panel of East Tennessee band directors on a prepared solo, scales and the ability to sight read.

    Students chosen will be part of four bands representing all areas of East Tennessee.

    The bands will rehearse for two days and present a concert in Gatlinburg on Feb. 4.

  • Good Midway Middle students get special visits from an Angel

    Angel Thurman, an East Tennessee aspiring singer/songwriter, recently performed at Midway Middle School as an end-of-the-quarter incentive.

    As part of the School-wide Positive Behavior Support plan, students who have no office referrals and are caught up on all school work at the end of each grading period are rewarded with a school-wide incentive for following the three school rules: Be Ready, Be Responsible, Be Respectful.

  • King College honors: Fall 2011

    King College recently honored Roane County students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for fall semester.

    Shirley Ann Carter of Kingston and Jerry Michele Crowe of Rockwood were named to the president’s list.

    The president’s list recognizes students who take at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a 4.0 semester grade-point average.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design dean's list: fall 2011

    Meagan Linley of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 and higher for the quarter earn the recognition.

    The school is based in Savannah, Ga.

  • School science help offered

    URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) LLC is accepting proposals from area schools for educational grants with a specific goal of enabling new instructional methods in science, technology, engineering and math.

    UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific projects.

    All teachers are welcome to apply, but proposals should focus on science, technology, engineering and math projects. For instance, a music teacher might apply for a grant for a math-related project within the field of music.

  • 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.