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• Large quantities of school coupons books are still available for sale. To get your books, stop by the main office at Farragut High School, or contact Brenda McGrath at 865-671-7138 or e-mail her at brenda-mcg@earthlink.net.

• Bearden High School’s parent networking luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 9, at The Chop House in Franklin Square. Reservations are required. Please call Carol at 865-694-8542 or Linda at 865-690-8821 by Feb. 8 at 5 p.m., send an e-mail to Beardenparent-lunch@hotmail.com.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s teacher education program in math and science has been named one of the 10 best among community colleges by an international student honor society. Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will recognize Pellissippi State in March with a Best Practices in Teacher Preparation Award at a conference of the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs in Atlanta. The award recognizes community colleges that have best met the needs of students who will become future teachers of science and mathematics at all levels between pre-kindergarten and 12th-grade.

• Attention business owners: Your help is needed to raise funds for the new fitness equipment at Farragut Intermediate School. FIS is looking for sponsors to help underwrite the costs of food, decorations, prizes, game rentals and printing necessary for Family Fun Night March 3. All money raised will go toward the new playground structure for the fifth-grade playground. Businesses also are asked to donate items for the silent auction. The PTA will recognize three levels of sponsorship: bronze ($250), silver ($500), and gold ($1,000). Family Fun Night at Farragut Intermediate School will be from 5 to 9 p.m. This will be the third annual Family Fun Night, and will include dinner, a silent auction, contests, games, prizes, guessing jars, gift baskets and more.

 

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