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Education

  • 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.

  • Parkison in honors program at ETSU

    April Parkison of Kingston is among the 14 East Tennessee State University freshmen selected for the University Honors Scholars Program.

    The program is the flagship of the Honors College at ETSU.

    Students selected for the University Honors Scholars Program receive full scholarships to the university and participate in a specially designed curriculum.

  • Board of Regents to meet at RSCC

    The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Roane State Community College on Thursday and Friday.

    Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the O’Brien Theatre.

    Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers; Academic Policies and Programs; Finance and Business Operations; and Personnel and Compensa-tion.

    The full board will meet on Sept. 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • Child Find ends today

    Roane County Schools’ Child Find 2011 ends today, Wednesday, at Midway Elementary School.

    Developmental screenings, including speech, language, vision, hearing and motor skills, are available for ages 3-5.

    Call 717-5461 or 717-5462 to schedule an appointment.

  • A Roane State welcome back to college

    Kingston resident Cheny Groberg seeks information from Molly Stover and Patrick Pate outside of the Roane State Community College library during the school’s welcome back event on the first day of classes.

    The first-year student will be taking general studies courses that will be easily transferrable.

  • School board earns award of distinction

    Roane County Board of Education is being honored by the Tennessee School Boards Association for its efforts to effectively govern public schools for more than 7,200 students.

    TSBA was to present its prestigious Board of Distinction Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by the entire school board, at a public board meeting to highlight the accomplishments of Roane County’s elected education leaders.

    The award was scheduled to be presented by Pat Chester, Southeast District Director, at the school board meeting in September.

  • Could online technology program be a perfect fit?

    The U.S. Department of Labor and the 2010-11 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook project employment of health information technicians is expected to increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.

  • Donations, support down for 2011 Teachers Supply Closet

    The Roane County Teachers Supply Closet is still in need of donations to support area teachers this school year.

    With less than three weeks remaining before the teachers begin shopping on Sept. 28 for needed classroom supplies, the Roane County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Teachers Supply Closet has received fewer supplies and financial contributions than in previous years.

  • Homeschool Fridays kick off Sept. 16

    Parents can still register their children for the Homeschool Fridays programs offered through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Museum educators will lead students through interactive programs on a number of topics. Grades K-2 meet for an hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. Cost per session is $5 for museum members; $7 for the general public.

    Students in grades 3-6 begin the program at 12:30 p.m. and continue for two hours, with a cost of $9 for museum members and $12 for the public.  

  • State: Get vaccinated, or get out of school

    Today, Sept. 2, could be the last school day for preschool, pre-K, kindergarten and seventh-grade students who haven’t received their required immunizations.

    Students in those grades, as well as new enrollees in Roane County Schools, are required by state law to have their shot records up to date by today.

    Tennessee Department of Health requires proper immunizations before students are permitted to enter school. Due to a shortage of vaccine medications,  however, the deadline for Roane County students was extended to Sept. 2.