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Education

  • RSCC instrumental ensembles concert set

    Roane State Community College’s music department will present an instrumental ensembles concert next weekend.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 in the theatre on the main campus in Roane County.

    The concert will feature the Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band and Stage Band.

    A $5 donation is suggested.

    Contact Geol Greenlee, music coordinator, at 882-4580 or greenleega@roanestate.edu for details.

  • Applications accepted now for internship in Oak Ridge

    Applications are now being accepted for the Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program, a research internship administered for Volkswagen Chattanooga by Oak Ridge Associated Universities on behalf of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    Applications can be submitted online through Feb. 12, 2012.

    The program is a summer internship that awards students with a paid stipend, housing allowance (where applicable), and mileage for one roundtrip to/from the internship site if more than 60 miles from the student’s home.

  • Triathlon on heels of good behavior

    Students at Kingston Elementary School were recently treated to a special event as a reward for demonstrating good behavior and modeling outstanding character.

    Fifth-graders who fit the criteria participated in a mini-triathlon during the school day while the rest of the student body cheered them on.

    The triathlon consisted of a half-mile run, one-mile bike ride and 75-yard jump rope segment through sprinklers.

  • ‘Wonder of Words’ now in Roane schools

     

  • 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.