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Education

  • 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.

  • Wilson tops at tech center

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman has selected Mary Elaine Wilson as its 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson competed against nine other students at the technology center for the title. She will compete this month against students from the seven other technology centers in East Tennessee in hopes of becoming one of three Eastern Regional finalists.  

  • Black history forum slated

    Black military veterans will share their World War II experiences during a Black History Month forum presented by Roane State Community College’s Social Science, Business and Education Division.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the City Room at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Speakers will include Leon Holley, who served in the Pacific Theater in the Marine Corps.

    Holley worked in a supply company and was stationed on various islands such as Hawaii and Saipan.

  • Book sale to benefit OR campus library

    Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will have its 11th annual Love Your Library used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

    Paperback books will be on sale for $1, and hardback books will cost $2.

    Other items include audio tapes ($1), video tapes ($1), CDs ($5), magazines (50 cents) and pamphlets (10 cents).

    Checks should be written to the Roane State Foundation.

    Proceeds support the campus’s Coffey Library. Items will be on sale in the atrium in front of the library.