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Education

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups slated May 8-9

    Roane County Schools’ registration for kindergarten and prekindergarten for the 2014-15 school year will take place next month.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from 2 to 5:30 p.m. May 8, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 9.

    Parents should register students for the 2014-15 school year at the school in their district.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 15; pre-K students must be 4 on or before Aug. 151.

  • Shakespeare scenes on stage this weekend

    The Roane State Community College Playmakers will perform scenes from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this weekend in Harriman’s Princess Theatre.

    Performances will be at 2 and 7 p.m. April 26 and at 2 p.m. April 27. Admission is by donation.

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy that tells the story of four young Athenian lovers and six amateur actors who become entangled in the intrigues of fairies who live in the forest where the play is set.

  • RCHS percussion ensemble members play at UT

    Roane County High School percussion ensemble members Madison Pearson and Molly Perry tackle the marimbas during a percussion festival on the University of Tennessee campus, Knoxville.

    They were among 18 percussion ensemble members to study and perform with Andrew Bliss, UT’s director of percussion studies.

  • Midway March students of month honored

    Midway Elementary School principal Tim Thompson, far left, and assistant principal Jennifer Spakes, far right, recently honored the school’s March students of the month.

    They are, by grade order, Paige Moses, Austin Sears, Jonathan Townsend, Kaylie Stair, Charity Pilkey, Mirrandia Haile, Kaitlyn Hubbard, Alexis Donalson, Riley Gouldy, Shelby Bacon, Destiny Squire, Hadence O’Toole, Bree Duff, Tyler Bentley, Chris Shooster, Josie Thompson, Jacob Gardner, Malachi Kelsay, Abby Townsend and Hunter Henderson.

  • High school graduations 2014
  • The Tams headlining Education Foundation fundraiser on May 9

    The Roane County school system has asked the newly formed Education Foundation to help fund three important projects for students.

    The school system is looking to expand its successful robotics programs to all county high schools.

    It also is seeking to assist with supporting ACT prep classes at all county high schools and to improve and expand existing security systems in all our county schools.

  • Avery Trace DAR honors ’14 Good Citizens

    Avery Trace Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented its 2013-14 DAR Good Citizen honor to four high school students in Roane County.

    This year’s recipients are:

    • Harriman High — Chloé Elizabeth Hill, daughter of Haskell Hill and Alice Monroe.

    • Midway High — Michaela Joy Langley, daughter of Jeff and Tonya Langley.

    • Roane County High — Tim Benson, son of Donnie and Tammy Manis.

  • Roane State student art show slated for April 7

    Roane State Community College’s 2014 annual student art exhibition will be April 7-14 on the main campus in the O’Brien Art Gallery in Roane County.

    An artists’ reception and award ceremony is planned for noon April 14.

    This annual juried event is open to all Roane State student artists and provides an opportunity for students to hone their skills and gain critical exhibition experience.

    Each student may submit up to 10 works, free of charge. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

  • Hashmi pages on House floor

    Midway High School junior Cameron Hashmi spent a day of his spring break paging for state Rep. Kent Calfee on the floor of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  • Tenn. Tech tubists toot their horns at RCHS

    The Tennessee Technological University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble recently performed in the Roane County High School band room.

    The ensemble from the Cookeville-based university performed works by Berlioz, Vivaldi, and other composers for the RCHS band and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade low brass students from Cherokee Middle School.

    The ensemble is under the direction of R. Winston Morris.

    The ensemble performed in Kingston and Oak Ridge en route to its eighth Carnegie Hall appearance.