• Bowers kids cry out for orphans

    Two Bowers Elementary School kindergartners recently lifted a cry for help for orphans suffering in Ghana.

    Inspired by a family of Bowers volunteers who had spent a year in the African nation, Audrey Boles and Keller Holmes, both 6, decided to raise money to help those unfortunate children.

    “There are kids in Ghana who don't have it (help),” said Keller.

    Their teacher, Susanne McCracken, was working while the children were doing their activity time when she heard the special message the pair were crying.

  • Six Roane projects awarded UCOR Mini-Grant funds

    Six projects in Roane County Schools were among the 33 across East Tennessee to receive URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC UCOR Education Mini-Grants.

    “The UCOR Mini-Grant Program enables teachers to enhance their students’ educational experiences,” said Ken Rueter, UCOR president and project manager. “The selected projects funded by our program give students a greater insight into the essential STEM subjects in fun and exciting ways.”

    Roane County Schools’ recipients include:

  • Tennessee Scholars: 121 Roane high school seniors cited

    The Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Roane County Schools, recognized 121 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars at a breakfast awards ceremony on April 22.

    The graduating Tennessee Scholars are from the five Roane County high schools.

    At the ceremony, the students received a Tennessee Scholars certificate and medallion from Gary Aytes, director of Roane County Schools, and Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • RSCC garden plants dreams, too

    Service is becoming an important part of Jeremiah Johnson’s education.

    “You do not really think about all the needs in the community until you serve in the community,” said Johnson, a Roane State Community College freshman. “It has opened me up to things. It has helped me as a person.”

    Johnson receives the tnAchieves scholarship, which offers two years of community college tuition-free.

    The statewide Tennessee Promise program was based on tnAchieves.

  • High School Graduations: Class of 2015
  • Roane State a part of nationwide network

    Roane State Community College is now a part of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network.

    It’s one of the first community colleges in Tennessee selected for this nationwide network working to improve student success.

    The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes more than 200 community colleges.

    The network is led by Achieving the Dream Inc., a national nonprofit considered one of the most comprehensive, non-governmental education reform organizations in the country.

  • RCHS FFA team tops in Quiz Bowl

    Roane County High School’s FFA Chapter Quiz Bowl team, in no particular order, Tristen Gates, Ethan Korb, Jennifer Kringle and Samantha Browne, took home first place in the Hiwassee College Agriscience Quiz Bowl.

    Gates won high-scoring individual and received a $1,000 scholarship, and Korb won second high-scoring individual and a $500 scholarship.

    The team was led by FFA adviser Megan Skinner.

  • Harriman dominates stats contest at Roane State

    Harriman High School’s Ezra Moore finished in first place in the statistics competition of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association’s high school mathematics contest at Roane State Community College.

    Roane State is among 21 testing centers across the state participating in the contest, said Eric Bouldin, Roane State assistant professor who coordinates the contest.

    Harriman High School math teacher Wesley Jones is Moore’s instructor.

  • RCHS students participate in All-State Concert Bands

    Three Roane County High School band students participated in the Tennessee Music Education Association’s All-State Concert Bands on April 8-11.

    Junior Lyric Rivera, flute; sophomore Charlie Coen, French horn; and freshman Cason Worthy, percussion were selected as the result of auditions in January.

    The three students and Director Zack Williamson joined musicians and vocalists from across the state for a four-day session in Memphis.

  • CDC students play role in helping to feed kids in Roane

    Every Friday during the school year, 280 children at risk of hunger receive a grocery bag containing food to ensure that they have some nourishment for the weekend.

    It is a community effort to meet these students’ needs.

    The effort begins at Roane County High School, where the food is delivered by Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

    Large boxes contain healthy, easily prepared food items from the basic food groups. It’s a daunting task to separate the food into individual bags for the students to take home.