• Sound off about K-12 standards on state website

    The state has created a website where Tennesseans can review and comment on current K-12 academic standards.

    The website, unveiled by Gov. Bill Haslam, is https://apps.tn.gov/tcas.

    Academic standards set grade-specific goals that define what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course.

    There are more than 1,100 for English language arts and more than 900 for mathematics in Tennessee.

  • Rockwood Rotary applauds RYLA students

    Rockwood Rotary Club recently honored Rockwood High School students who attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

    Maurice Greif, center, Rockwood Rotary RYLA coordinator, presents certificates and pins to students, in no particular order, Austin Cooper, Brianna Denny, Mike “Case” Miller, Dakota Thompson, Will Warner, Bailey Webb and Victoria Johnston.

    Kingston and Harriman Rotary clubs also sent students to the leadership program, which was earlier this fall in Crossville.

  • More than 100 take part in Run for Your Health

    More than 100 runners and walkers from Roane and many surrounding counties turned out on a nippy fall morning for the sixth annual Run for Your Health 5k race and walk, a project of Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program.

    Proceeds from the race are used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students in the Roane County school system.

  • Midway Elementary this year’s Pacesetters

    Midway Elementary School is this year’s recipient of the Pacesetter Trophy for participation in the annual Roane County Schools Run for Your Health 5K Run and Walk.

    The school had 17 participants in the field.

    “Principal Tim Thompson led his school by example,” said race organizer Patti Wells, school health coordinator.

    “Fifth-grade teachers Paula Langley and Brandi Clifton were key in motivating the Green Wave and encouraging them to participate and have fun doing it,” Wells added.

  • Kingston’s Keylon honored for tennis court contribution

    Paul Phillips, left, executive director of the Roane State Foundation, and Roane State President Chris Whaley, right present a plaque to longtime tennis coach Stanley E. Keylon of Kingston to honor his donation last fall for resurfacing of the Roane State tennis courts.

    The tennis courts were nearly unplayable, but through Keylon’s generosity, the courts were resurfaced and are now in excellent condition.

    A copy of the plaque will be displayed at the tennis courts.

  • Tenn. Promise deadline Saturday

    Roane County’s high school seniors are reminded that Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

  • Still time to enter Run for Your Health

    The sixth annual Run for Your Health is Nov. 1, but there’s still time to enter to be part of the fun.

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program conducts Run for Your Health, a 5K race/walk with proceeds from the race used to supplement health and wellness initiatives for students enrolled in Roane County Schools.

    Efforts that create opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles are an integral part of the educational process and enhance academic success.

  • NASA providing new scholarships at RSCC

    A $45,000 grant will enable Roane State Community College to provide scholarships to women and underrepresented minorities interested in pursing science, technology, engineering and math programs.

    “The lack of women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields is a national issue,” said Markus Pomper, dean of Roane State’s Mathematics and Sciences Division. “With the grant, we hope to encourage students to consider STEM majors available at Roane State, including computer science, mechatronics and pre-engineering.”

  • ETSU open house slated

    East Tennessee State University will have an open house on Nov. 1 for high school students, transfer students and their families.

    Guests will be able to check in starting at 8:45 a.m. in the second floor Atrium Food Court of the D.P. Culp University Center.

    From 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., visitors can experience displays and conversations with faculty members and representatives from housing, financial aid, admissions and academic departments.

  • Still time to get free flu shots

    Students in the Roane County school system will begin receiving free flu vaccinations and FluMist next week.

    The free immunization is offered to all students in pre-K through eighth grade.

    Parents should have received a packet earlier this month with full details.

    Parents and guardians are reminded to return a questionnaire and insurance information sheet to the school nurse as soon as possible.