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Education

  • OFF THE CUFF: Say what?!? High school source of quotes passion

    I’m a sucker for a good quote.

    I often call them “quotable quotes.” And I’m not picky. I bounce from the profound to the ironic to the offbeat to the humorous to the colorful ... and then back again.

    My passion for words probably plays a big part in it. Combine that with a journalistic mind, and you have someone who is constantly milling through life looking for someone to utter memorable phrases and/or sentences.

  • Midway students of the month honored
  • Scoliosis screenings recently completed on sixth-graders

    In addition to the mandated health screenings each year, Roane County Schools was able to offer scoliosis screenings this year for sixth-grade students.

    The screenings are recommended by the state and were offered to the sixth-graders compliments of Dr. Linda G. Hunter at Kingston Chiropractic.

    “Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects up to 10 of every 100 young people at a time when the bones are growing the fastest — ages 9-14,” Hunter said.

  • 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.