• Contest gives kids a chance to boost their school lunches

    A nationwide recipe contest aims to give America’s students the opportunity to contribute foods to their school lunch menus.

    The goal of the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge is to improve school meals and the health of children across the nation through the creation of exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus.

  • OS ‘Make a Wish’ campaign part of Children’s Health Week activities

    Children’s Health Week is a yearly event in Tennessee, and Roane County students joined in the Oct. 4-10 celebration with special events at many of the schools.

    Each of the 18 schools has a Healthy School Team responsible for planning and implementing such initiatives and other healthy-focus  campaigns throughout the year for both students and staff.  

  • Funds from 5K to help with health initiatives

    Roane County Schools Coordinated School Health Program will have its second annual 5K race/walk  on Nov. 6 at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston.

    Proceeds from the race will supplement students’ health and wellness initiatives.

  • OS sophomore’s ewe a 4-H Grand Champion
  • RSCC receives grant

    Roane State Community College has received a $194,505 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will help the college upgrade equipment for its dental hygiene program.

    Roane State’s dental hygiene program is based at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    It prepares students to become registered dental hygienists.

    The campus also offers continuing education for registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists.

  • Band festival at Roane County High next week

    The Rotary Clubs’ ninth annual Roane County Band Festival will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Roane County High School.

    The exhibition concert features the marching bands of Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County and Rockwood high schools.

    Each band will perform its half-time show at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in a non-competitive atmosphere.

    This year’s festival is hosted by the Kingston Rotary Club.

    The event is an annual community project shared by the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

  • Bowers students hear about different careers
  • 5 from Roane among MTSU grads

    Five Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County were among the 854 who graduated this summer.

    Roane County students who earned their degrees were Daniel Scott Bridges of Oak Ridge; Devin Lee Dutton and Joshua Michael Dutton of Lenoir City; Megan Elaine Lunsford of Oliver Springs; and Jennifer Hollis Rowan of Kingston.

    The commencement ceremony was in Murphy Center on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro.

  • Midway events for freshmen, seniors

    Midway High School is planning two events on Oct. 14 for its current freshman and senior students.

    An information session for parents of ninth-grade students will include details about the many types of assessments given throughout their four years of high school.

    These assessments include the PLAN and ACT, which are required for college admittance.

    Others to be discussed include end-of-course examinations, state exams given to test a subject’s knowledge base, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and Preliminary SATs.

  • Teachers Supply Closet a big boost for educators

    For the eighth year, the Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers Supply Closet has provided Roane County teachers with supplies to use in their classrooms and help students have what they need to succeed in school.

    While this year’s donations started slow, the community came through to make the project a success for the 40 teachers from 16 schools who went “shopping for free supplies” on Sept. 23.