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Education

  • Ollie the Otter promotes safety belts, booster seats

    The younger students in Roane County Schools had a special visitor this week to teach them about the importance of riding in a booster seat or wearing a safety belt if they measure up.

    Ollie the Otter is Tennessee's Booster Seat Education icon. Created in 2006, the Ollie Otter Booster Seat and Safety Belt Education campaign is the first statewide booster seat education program in U.S. history.

    The Ollie Otter program stresses that Tennessee law requires the use of a booster seat until a child is 4 feet, 9 inches tall or 9 years old.

  • Bouldin earns master's degree

    Maggie Bouldin was awarded a master’s degree in English/creative writing from Miami University of Ohio in August.

    While at Miami of Ohio, Bouldin served as a graduate teaching assistant in the English department. She received the Graduate Creative Non-Fiction Award.

    Bouldin is presently on the faculty of The Linden Waldorf School, Nashville.

    A 2003 honors graduate of Harriman High School, she graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in 2007.

  • Ridge View students help neighbors in need
  • Students sought to design logo for Kingston library

    Kingston Public Library will award a $100 grand prize to the winning entry in a logo design contest.

    The contest, which seeks a new logo for the library, is open to elementary, middle and high school students attending Kingston, Midtown and Midway schools.

    Submissions need to be taken to the library by Jan. 5.

    Contact Steve Jacks, director of library services, or Diana Cash, assistant director, at 376-9905 or directorkpl@comcast.net.

  • Homecoming queen
  • SailAway Learning & Academy honors

    First Grading Period
    Outstanding Scholars
    (A-minus average or better, no individual grade below C)
    First Grade
    Michael Ahern
    Fourth Grade
    Chris Ahern
    Fifth Grade
    Zackary Langley
    Seventh Grade
    Madison Asbury
    Eighth Grade
    Russel Huggins
    Ninth Grade
    Elizabeth Beck
    Peyton Wakham
    Maysie Williams

  • Grant to help improve air quality at Kingston, Midtown

    The American Association of School Administrators recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Roane County Schools to target two schools with several asthmatic students and take steps to improve air quality in those schools.

    The anticipated outcome is to reduce absenteeism for asthmatics.

    Midtown and Kingston Elementary schools volunteered to be the grant recipients.  

    Educational materials about asthma triggers and safeguards were prepared and distributed to parents, students and staff.

  • RCHS students receive a distracted driving lesson

    Roane County High School DECA students recently took a stand against distracted driving.

    The program, headed by Brittney Hatton, Jessica Karb and Taylor Lindsey, primarily focused on texting.

    Students were given the opportunity to drive a golf cart through an obstacle course that was similar to a road course.

    The course contained pedestrian crossings, stop signs, speed changing signs and sharp curves.

  • Bowers sweeps poster contest
  • School board cited

    Roane County Board of Education was recently recognized as a Board of Distinction by the Tennessee School Boards Association.

    TSBA’s Board of Distinction Program recognizes outstanding performance by a school board as a whole in the areas of planning, policy, promotion and board development.  

    To qualify, boards must meet specific standards within a two-year period.