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Education

  • ACT to offer fall in-school testing date in 2014

    ACT will offer a fall in-school, weekday test date option beginning in late September 2014.

    The additional fall testing option will give greater flexibility to states and districts, providing an opportunity to test 12th grade students in addition to or instead of 11th graders.

    The fall date will allow seniors to receive their ACT scores in time to meet normal college application deadlines.

  • Midtown students privy to ‘The Nutcracker’

    A few members of the cast of Arts in Motion’s 2013 “The Nutcracker” visited Midtown Elementary School recently for a sneak peek of the production.

    Arts in Motion owner and director Jennifer Austin shared “The Nutcracker” story with the students, who were allowed to admire costumes, hear about backstage secrets, and ask questions about the production.

    Several counties are involved with “The Nutcracker” production, which includes a 132-member cast.

  • High-risk drinking still a concern on college campuses

    The problem of high-risk drinking among college students and young adults is widespread and results in numerous short- and long-term consequences for students, educational institutions and their surrounding communities.

    To address this behavior, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services funds the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities to provide prevention services on a number of college and university campuses throughout the state over a three-year period.

  • RCHS and Cherokee Christmas concert set

    Roane County High School and Cherokee Middle School bands will present a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in Roane County High School gymnasium.

    The concert will include performances by both bands in a settign welcoming to the community.

    There is no admission charge.

  • Midtown Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

    Midtown Elementary School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:

    A HONOR ROLL

    Third grade — Eve Alford, Kaylee Babineau, Darrell Barr, Callie Hale, Tyler Harrill, Brady Reynolds, Ryan Ward, Tommy Lawyer, Joe McDonald and T.J. Weatherly.

    Fourth grade — Wesley Morgan, Lance Young and Gwenna McCarty.

  • RSCC event attracts Roane students

    Roane State Community College recently had an open house for area high school students.

    The students and their parents had opportunities during the event to get a glimpse of college life at Roane State and get pointers on major options, financial aid and more.

  • Dyllis Springs Elementary honors: First nine weeks' grading period

    Dyllis Springs Elementary School, Oliver Springs, applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls and other achievements for the first nine weeks grading period.

    They are:
    A HONOR ROLL
    Gabe Brown, Deagan Jones, Caleb Corbin, Sophia Freels, Gavin Green, Emilee Miller, Christine Chaston, Jackson Frazier, Ella Hampton, Kelby Castleberry, Brady Goodman, Jacob Patterson, Allie Simpson, Jacob Hileman, Taylor Jones, Zechariah Zeiglar, Cooper Watkins, Jace Tedder, Ivy Reed and Destiney Stepp.

  • Midway Elementary, Rockwood Middle awarded health grants

    United Healthcare Community Plan of Tennessee recently awarded Adopt-A-School program grants to Roane County’s Midway Elementary School and Rockwood Middle School.

    Through the program, each school will receive a $3,000 “mini-grant” to support a program or event that relates to the health of children and families.

    Midway will use the grant funding to establish a Bike Club for students.

  • Midway October students of month honored

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

    They are, by grade order, Cruz Woody, Hal’e Eaton, Kyleigh Cawood, R.J. Creswell, Jennifer Moore, Annie Moser, Isabella Roberts, Jasmine Meza, Abigail Patterson, Cheyenne Branson, John Kevorkian, Joey Berryhill, Kayla Peach, Gracie Schommer, Josie Massengill, Devin Varner, Dalton Bacon, Shelby Green, Shealeigh Moses and Brooke Willett.

  • Roane State, Tech expand teaching focus

    Tennessee Technological University and Roane State Community College have expanded their 2+2 programs for teacher certification to include an option for those who want to teach in PreK-3 programs.

    In Tennessee Tech’s College of Education’s 2+2 program, students complete an associate’s degree in two years at Roane State.

    A second two years of study lead to a bachelor’s degree, with students attending classes taught by Tennessee Tech professors at Roane State.