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Education

  • 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.

  • Midway students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Keevin Woody recently presented August and September student of the month awards.

  • Oliver Springs Elementary honor roll: First nine weeks 2011-12

    A Honor Roll

    Audrey Beach

    Taylor Boswell

    Taylor Bradshaw

    MaKayla Bryan

    Brandon Buck

    Lindsay Buck

    Patrick Byrge

    Sarah Channell

    Eli Charles

    Courtney Chaston

    Tabatha Comeaux

    Sydney Cornett

    Cameron Dabbs

    Jacob Dameron

    Bradley Devaney

    Jordan Gallaher

    Matthew Gaylor

  • Harriman, Rockwood bands to compete for state championship

    The marching bands of Harriman and Rockwood high schools are among the 25 bands from across the state competing this weekend at Tennessee Technological University’s Tucker Stadium in the U.S. Scholastic Band Association Tennessee State Championships.

    This all-day event on Oct. 29 has bands competing in different groups based on band size.

    A panel of judges from around the country will evaluate the bands on their musical and visual performances with each group producing a champion.

  • Schools receive lab-in-a-box kits as part of rural pilot program

    The Roane County School System has received Lab-in-a-Box kits provided by the Rural Communities STEM Initiative, an Oak Ridge business/education partnership seeking to improve science, technology, engineering and math skills of regional K-12 students.

    Because of limited resources, teachers often do not have enough lab materials for students to conduct experiments individually or in small groups.

    Lab-in-a-Box kits include plenty of samples, enabling teachers to offer dynamic, hands-on learning experiences.

  • Skinner attends Catalyst/Atlanta 2011 conference

    Bryan College student David Skinner of Kingston was among 45 students and 18 faculty and staff members who took part in the recent Catalyst/Atlanta 2011 conference.

    He is the son of David and Mary Skinner of Kingston.

    Tim Shetter, assistant dean of community life, said the goal of Catalyst "is training the next generation of leaders. People come from all over; there were 13,000 in attendance this year.”

  • Breazeale, Parkison named to Admissions Ambassadors at ETSU

    East Tennessee State University’s Office of Admissions has named graduates of two Roane County high schools to its elite corps of Admissions Ambassadors.

    Ambassadors greet campus visitors and provide tours of ETSU. Among its members in 2011 are Allison Breazeale and April Elizabeth Parkison.

    Rockwood High School graduate Breazeale is the daughter of Billy and Karen Breazeale.

    A freshman majoring in biology, she supports ETSU Buccaneers at sporting events through the Buc Wild student organization.

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in September and October:

    Oct. 8 — Roane County High Science Club at Kings Island in Cincinnati.

    Oct. 29-30 — Oliver Springs High Band to compete at Tennessee Division I State Championship at Riverdale High School, Murfreesboro.