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Education

  • Ten from Roane get ready to spell in regional bee

    Roane County will be well represented at the Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday.

    The bee starts at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Memorial Building.

    The Roane students participating are Carly Brown, Harriman Middle; Nathan Byers, Ridge View Elementary; Henry B. Coen, Kingston Elementary; Matthew Charles, Dyllis Elementary.

  • Roane State Community College dean's list

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County made the fall dean’s list at Roane State Community College.

    They include:

  • Sweet career path: Marshmallow creations help Midway students explore engineering

    Midway High School was among the 13 area schools Y-12 National Security Complex engineers visited to mark last week’s  National Engineers Week.

    The engineers discussed engineering fields and provided a fun but challenging engineering project to students.

    The students in Jared Phy’s agriculture class also used the opportunity to observe National FFA Week.

  • Who's that cat in the hat?

    Wednesday was Read Across America Day commemorating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

    Guest readers visited Roane County schools and read to children.

    Director of Schools Toni McGriff reads to this group of attentive youngsters at Kingston Elementary School.

  • Teachers asked to TELL

    Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education encourages educators to participate in the TELL Tennessee Survey.

    The TELL — or Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning — survey is the first statewide opportunity for teachers and licensed staff in Tennessee to provide input on their learning environment.

    The survey continues through March 11.

    School-based licensed educators may anonymously and voluntarily share their perceptions of the teaching and learning environment in their school.

  • DAR applauds OSHS’s Cannon as Good Citizen

    Oliver Springs High School student Dylan Wayne Cannon has been selected as a Daughters
    of the American Revolution Good Citizen for Clinch Bend Chapter, NSDAR.

    Cannon was selected for the honor by the school’s faculty and students.

    He will receive a certificate and pin from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

    The DAR Good Citizen is nationally recognized by colleges and employers as an indication of potential for future success.

  • Bowers taking Run, Walk for Education

    Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, will have its first-ever 5K Run and Walk for Education next weekend.

    The Bowers PTO fundraiser will be on March 12 on the school campus at 120 Breazeale St.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the run and walk start at 9.

    Call the school at 882-1185 for details.

    Entrance fees are $25 for adults and $5 for ages 6-11; ages 5 and younger walk for free.

  • Roane students bridge GAP toward diploma

    Some Roane County Schools students are getting a second chance to earn a high school diploma.

    Graduation Assistance Path at Midtown Education Center is available for students who are either not on track to graduate with their class or simply did not “fit” in with the traditional school program.

    “This program is for the really motivated students who want to complete their high school education,” said Joe Parker, Roane County Schools secondary supervisor and program administrator.

  • Students practice ‘Go, Slow, Whoa’ during lunchtime

    School lunches are more nutritious than most think.

    “In Roane County, our offerings are among the best around,” said Patti Wells, school health coordinator for Roane County Schools. “Our food service supervisor, Linda Wilson, has brought about many healthy changes over the last three years and is constantly striving to continue that trend.”

    New guidelines that will be coming in the near future are not a problem, because Roane County Schools already has many of them in place, Wells said.

  • Midway gets to the art of the matter

     

    Midway High School students Patricia Howe, Isabella Hammonds, Alex James, Jennifer West and Carolyn Howe are among those who are taking advantage of an opportunity provided by Ben Ridings, who volunteers his time and supplies to instruct students who are interested in the field of art.

    He has taught the students about several mediums, including pencil, pastel, acrylic paint and watercolors.

    A new project is introduced weekly with a new model or picture.