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Education

  • 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.

  • DAR starting scholarship program to pay for books

    Avery Trace Chapter DAR has established a $400 book scholarship to be awarded in 2011 to a Roane State Community College honors student pursuing a degree in history.

    The scholarship was established with the assistance of Roane State Foundation coordinator Linda Brown.

  • RCHS band voted tops at Foothills Classic

    Roane County High School’s marching band recently won the 2011 Foothills Classic in Seymour.

    The Kingston school’s band bested 24 other marching bands for the honor.  

    The RCHS band also competed in the Volunteer Classic at Maryville Heritage. It will participate in the Alcoa Marching Festival on Oct. 29.

    The band is able to make these competition trips thanks to fundraisers. Visit www.rchsband.org for details.

  • Big celebrations for Bowers, Midway Middle

    Officials celebrated renovations at Bowers Elementary School in Harriman and Midway Middle School with respective ribbon-cutting ceremonies earlier this month.

  • ETSU dean's list: Summer 2011

    Brian S. Burnett of Oliver Springs earned placement on East Tennessee State University’s dean’s list for summer semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.
     

  • Children's Health Week noted

    Children’s Health Week has become a yearly tradition in Tennessee, and Roane County students celebrated with a variety of activities highlighting this year’s theme “A Healthy Tennessee Begins with a Healthy ME!”

    At each of the 17 schools, the health school team of staff, parents, community partners and students planned and carried out special events and educational initiatives that focused on creating a healthier lifestyle.

  • The game of life: Harriman High students test their financial savvy during simulation

    Harriman High School students recently participated in Roane County Extension Office’s financial simulation, where students participate in a mock game of life and its expenses.