• Midway students of the month

    Midway Elementary School Principal Tim Thompson and Assistant Principal Jennifer Spakes honor the school’s February students of the month.

    They include Will Letner, Gabby Gross, Madalyn Sproehlich, Ethan Parks, Tyler Bentley, Jayleigh Davis, Ethan West, Roland Leach, Mikey Donalson, Levi Brooks, Tatum Collier, Cruz Woody, Abigail Cagle, Paige Moses, Adreona Squire, Kamryn Simcox, Charity Pilkey, Nichole Maxwell, Lexie Cagle and Vincent Hephner.

  • Kingston Elementary kids shine in annual science fair

    Kingston Elementary School third through fifth graders showed off their scientific skills last week, as the school hosted its annual science fair.

    Fifth grade science teacher Betsy Johnson feels the science fair is an exciting way for students to learn.

  • Midway Elementary hosts science fair

    Learning from a book is one thing, but hands on experience is another and hands on experience is what students in grades three through five at Midway Elementary School received last week at the school’s science fair.

    Last week’s science fair marked the second straight year the school has put on the event, and although the fair is voluntary for students, this year’s science fair was bigger and better than a year ago.

  • Roane students eligible for ETF awards

    East Tennessee Foundation has seven scholarships available to Roane County students for the 2015-16 school year.

    The Foundation’s scholarship program requirements range from financial need to scholastic achievement.

  • School Honors Cherokee Middle School

    Cherokee Middle School applauds students who earned placement on its honor rolls for the second nine weeks’ grading period.
    They are:
    Sixth grade — Shelby Belcher, Austin Brackett , Jillian Dunn, Alyssa Emory,  Casey Kyle, Anna Layne , Timothy Morgan, Wesley Morgan, Julianna Nix, Olivia O’Shell, Trishu Patel, Lila Pickrell, Lindsey Plemons , Jackson Puckett , Kade Roberts, Taylor Soehner, Caleb Tejeda and Alyson Wheeler.

  • Midway STUDENTS help vets in need

    Members of Midway High School FFA, Future Farmers of America Club, partnered with their agriscience class and high school football team for a community service project to help East Tennessee veterans during the holidays and the winter season.

    They put together 500 snack bags and 55 care sets that included a sweatshirt, sweatpants, winter socks, hats and gloves.

    The project stemmed from an agriscience lesson related to leadership and identified various community service opportunities through the FFA.

  • STUDENTS Building Boulder-Throwing Robot


  • New initiative designed to help adults finish degree

    “Tennessee Reconnect + Complete,” a Drive to 55 initiative focused on encouraging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degree, was rolled out this week by Gov. Bill Haslam.

    According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, about 940,000 Tennessee adults have enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the state and achieved some college credit but left before obtaining a degree or credential.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Spring 2015

    Eleven students from Roane County are on the dean’s list for spring semester at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    They include Jordan Burdette, Kaitlyn Byrd, Leigha Carter, Shawn Childress, Tyler Goldberg, Kiley Gunter, Spencer Klein, Kristen Kyker, Cree Moore, Mary Palko and Robyn Par-ten.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are awarded the honor.

  • University of the Cumberlands graduates: Spring 2015

    Troy Stickler of Rockwood recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands.

    Stickler, who participated in spring commencement, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in fitness and sport management.

    University of the Cumberlands is in Williamsburg, Ky.