• School Field Trips Approved: April 2012

    Upcoming out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in April:

    April 28 — Midway Middle Junior Beta Club to attend Lake Winnepesaukah in Rossville, Ga.

    May 4-5 — Dyllis Elementary Accelerated Readers (30-35 students) to attend Bedtime with the Beasts at Knoxville Zoo

    May 14-16 — Dyllis Elementary fifth grade to attend River Ridge Environmental Camp in Ten Mile

  • 2012 Teachers of the Year

    Roane County Board of Education recently recognized educators in the system who were named as Teacher of the Year at their respective schools.

    Also recognized were the Roane County Teachers of the Year. They are:

    Grades K-4 — Brenda Cate, Dyllis Elementary.

    Grades 5-8 — Lindsay Johnson, Oliver Springs Elementary.

    High School — Shawn Hirt, Midway High.

  • Still time to test for nursing program

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville still has openings for the last entrance test being given for the day practical nursing program on May 22.

    A $15 fee is payable at the time of registration.

    The computerized test measures math and reading skills.

    Applicants should call the center at 931-484-7502, Ext. 125, to register for the test.

  • High School Graduations 2012
  • RCHS sax player a rising star

    Saxophonist Michaela Grubb, a senior at Roane County High School, has risen to the top of her class and will be the featured soloist in this weekend’s Roane County High School spring band concert.

    Grubb will perform “Ballade for Solo Alto Saxophone” during the concert, which will begin at 2 p.m. April 29 in Roane County High School gymnasium, Kingston.

    Admission is free.

    Grubb began playing alto saxophone in 2006 with the Cherokee Middle School Band under the direction of Julie Stout.

  • McCallie at head of the class

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman Director Danice Turpin presents Klint McCallie, a student in the industrial maintenance program, with the Head of the Class award from Malco Products Inc.

    Once each school term, Malco Products recognizes outstanding students who are graduating from an accredited heating, ventilating and air conditioning course.

    The winner receives a metal-cutting TURBOSHEAR and a sheetmetal circular-hole cutting tool.

  • Roane State singers honored

    Roane State Community College music students Rebecca Staton of Harriman and Emilee Richardson of Kingston earned honors at a regional solo vocal competition that included performers from four-year universities.

    The National Association of Teachers of Singing hosted the recent competition at Murray State University in Kentucky.

    Staton placed third in the Underclass Musical Theater category, while Richardson placed second in Senior Women.

    Both Staton and Richardson are members of the college’s Celebration Singers.

  • Kindergarten, pre-K sign-ups planned three days next week

    Roane County Schools will have kindergarten and prekindergarten registration next week.

    Parents should register students for the 2012-13 school year at the school in their district.

    Registration will take place at the elementary schools from noon to 4 p.m. April 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. May 1, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 2.

    Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 30; Pre-K students must be 4 on or before Sept. 30.

  • Herwehe in Evansville honor society

    Logan Herwehe of Kingston has been inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, at University of Evansville.

    Herwehe, a mathematics major, is one of 27 new members inducted at the UE chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon’s recent annual initiation and banquet.

    Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honor society founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students.

  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville 'A' Honor Roll: fall 2011

    Seven Roane County students were among the 140 at Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville recognized for having an “A” average for the fall term.

    The Roane County students and their field of study are:

    Automotive — Joshua Sherrill.

    Electronics — Jon Hammett.

    Industrial Electricity Modified — Joey Conrad and Mason Poore.

    Surgical Technology — Edward Metheny, Heather Nellis and Stefanie Tweed.