• A Roane State welcome back to college

    Kingston resident Cheny Groberg seeks information from Molly Stover and Patrick Pate outside of the Roane State Community College library during the school’s welcome back event on the first day of classes.

    The first-year student will be taking general studies courses that will be easily transferrable.

  • School board earns award of distinction

    Roane County Board of Education is being honored by the Tennessee School Boards Association for its efforts to effectively govern public schools for more than 7,200 students.

    TSBA was to present its prestigious Board of Distinction Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by the entire school board, at a public board meeting to highlight the accomplishments of Roane County’s elected education leaders.

    The award was scheduled to be presented by Pat Chester, Southeast District Director, at the school board meeting in September.

  • Could online technology program be a perfect fit?

    The U.S. Department of Labor and the 2010-11 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook project employment of health information technicians is expected to increase by 20 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018.

  • Donations, support down for 2011 Teachers Supply Closet

    The Roane County Teachers Supply Closet is still in need of donations to support area teachers this school year.

    With less than three weeks remaining before the teachers begin shopping on Sept. 28 for needed classroom supplies, the Roane County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Teachers Supply Closet has received fewer supplies and financial contributions than in previous years.

  • Homeschool Fridays kick off Sept. 16

    Parents can still register their children for the Homeschool Fridays programs offered through December at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    Museum educators will lead students through interactive programs on a number of topics. Grades K-2 meet for an hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. Cost per session is $5 for museum members; $7 for the general public.

    Students in grades 3-6 begin the program at 12:30 p.m. and continue for two hours, with a cost of $9 for museum members and $12 for the public.  

  • State: Get vaccinated, or get out of school

    Today, Sept. 2, could be the last school day for preschool, pre-K, kindergarten and seventh-grade students who haven’t received their required immunizations.

    Students in those grades, as well as new enrollees in Roane County Schools, are required by state law to have their shot records up to date by today.

    Tennessee Department of Health requires proper immunizations before students are permitted to enter school. Due to a shortage of vaccine medications,  however, the deadline for Roane County students was extended to Sept. 2.

  • Friday’s deadline for student vaccinations

    Students enrolled in Roane County Schools who need the required immunizations to attend school have until Sept. 2 to fulfill the requirements.

    Tennessee Department of Health requires all pre-school, pre-K, kindergarten, seventh-grade and new enrollees to the system to receive proper immunizations before entering school for the this year.  

    Due to a shortage of vaccine medications, the deadline for Roane County students was extended to Sept. 2.

  • Many graduate from Roane State

    A number of Roane State Community College students from Roane County graduated from Roane State Community College during the 2010-11 academic year.

    Graduating summa cum laude with a grade-point average of 4.0-3.9 were:

    Harriman — Phillip James and Gary Waldron.

    Kingston — Stacie McNeely and Ashley Randles.

    Oliver Springs — Lana Hensley.

    Rockwood — Shelbey Jolley and Shawn Long.

  • Going for a goal, not a grade: Harriman’s Carter tackles scientific research

    Participating in Maryville College’s Undergraduate Science Education and Research Institute will go on the résumés or curriculum vitas of 10 Maryville College students this summer, and the institute just might influence where those résumés end up.

    The summer experience is opening students’ eyes to new possibilities in science.

  • ‘Story That Was Never Told’ earns Conley writing honors

    Roane County High School student Chelsea Sue Conley was honored in a writing contest in conjunction with
    the 23rd annual Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference in Oak Ridge.

    Contest winners in seven categories were announced and awards presented during the conference banquet.

    Conley received third-place recognition in the Student Prose category for “The Story That Was Never Told.”