• Learning the ropes as principal for a day

    Local leaders got a chance to be “principal for a day” at Roane County schools last week.

    A group of 19 business and civic leaders reported for duty at the beginning of the school day and shadowed the principal on daily rounds to classrooms and meetings with teachers and students.

    Roane County Commission Chairman Randy Ellis participated at his alma mater Harriman Middle School.

    He said he had not walked around the school since he graduated in 1995.

  • Roane State to reopen Tuesday

    Roane State Community College campuses will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, for spring semester.

    Spring classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

    Registration and other self-service options are available through the Roane State website, www.roanestate.edu.

    For more information, visit www.roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).

  • Be principal for the day

    Professionals from all walks of life are invited to participate in the Principal For A Day program in Roane County Schools on Tuesday, May 14.

    A Principal For A Day can visit one of the elementary, middle or high schools within Roane County.

    The principal for a day is matched with a school based on a number of criteria including the individual areas of expertise, particular interests and the needs of the school.

  • ‘Baby Jackie’ helps RSCC students excel

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State Community College

    This newborn tips the scales at just over six pounds, has floppy loose joints that can rotate 360 degrees and never cries.

    Welcome “Baby Jackie,” the newest addition to Roane State Community College’s educational family.

    Baby Jackie resembles a plastic doll, but it’s formally called a newborn radiographic phantom.

    It has orange, translucent skin over a tiny rib cage and life-sized internal organs.

  • RSCC extending business hours

    Roane State Community College will offer extended business hours to help students get ready for the spring semester.

    • Friday, Jan. 4: Business hours offered at all campuses, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. local time

    • Monday Jan. 7- Thursday Jan. 10: Business hours offered at all campuses, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. local time

    • Friday, Jan. 11: Campuses on normal Friday schedule.

    • Monday Jan. 14- Thursday Jan. 17: Business hours offered at all campuses, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. local time

  • Trick or treat trail set at KES

    The Kingston Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will be holding a trick-or-treat trail from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    This family friendly event will include the trick or treat around the walking trail at Kingston Elementary School.

    Local businesses as well as local food trucks will be present as well.

    To register for the event you can visit kesptogroup@gmail.com or via phone by calling Valerie Baker at 423-779-7842 or Kathy Woodall at 717-8869.

  • RSCC hosts haunting Halloween festivities

    Roane State Community College is the site of several spooky but fun festivities coming to Roane County this Halloween season.

    Roane State Community College’s Annual Trunk or Treat will be held from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Roane County Campus Student Parking Lot. It is open to children ages 12 and under.

    Roane State Community College Music Department’s Haunted House will be from 5-7:30 p.m., also on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It will be in the Roane County Campus O’Brien Theatre.

    The event is free but donations are appreciated.

  • Kindred Spirits returns for spooky fun time for trick-or-treating youth

    It’s an extravaganza for the Halloween season that features a cast of 130 singers, dancers, musicians and actors, and it’s growing in popularity.

     It’s the annual “Kindred Spirits” production, with performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the O’Brien Theatre on Roane State’s main campus, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman. Admission is $5.

    “It’s one of the highlights of our year,” said Professor Brenda Luggie, Roane State’s choral director.

  • Alumni group urging STEAM Academy at Oliver Springs

    Efforts are underway to rebrand Oliver Springs High School as Oliver Springs STEAM Academy, the Oliver Springs Alumni Foundation announced recently.

    STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) has become increasingly more popular as an educational approach in school systems across the nation.

    Using these subjects as an access point allows students to view real-world problems in a more critical yet broader scope.

  • Ten from Roane County to receive RSCC Middle College scholarships

    Ten Roane County students participating in Roane State Community College’s Middle College have received $34,000 annual scholarships thanks to UT-Battelle.

    Roane State’s Middle College program allows high school students to take college classes in their junior and senior years and then graduate with their associate degrees and their diplomas. Middle College graduates are then able to complete their bachelor’s degrees just two years after finishing high school.