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• Governor’s School applications at Farragut High School are now available in the guidance office for sophomores and juniors. Completed applications are due by Nov. 1. If students have previously attended Governor’s School, they are not eligible to apply again. General Information on the Governor’s Schools: length of Governor’s school will be five weeks, six hours of college credit will be offered, students will receive grades for the college courses taken, content will be more subject specific and students will have the opportunity to explore careers in their area of interest.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Mathematics Department has received a $10,000 grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities to support the department’s activities. The grant will be applied to the 2007 Middle School Math Contest and other student activities, such as the Pellissippi Math Bowl, American Math Association of Two-Year College’s Math League Competition and Pellissippi State Problem of the Week Competition.

• Webb School of Knoxville Lower School, kindergarten through fifth-grade, will host an Admissions Open House from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Lower School Commons on the Webb School campus. For more information, contact Deborah Gross at 865-291-3864.

• In Tennessee, only 24 percent of eighth grade students write at or above the proficient level, according to the National Assessment for Educational Progress also known as the “Nation’s Report Card.” Although writing is a critical component of literacy, few high school students write well enough to meet the needs of employers or succeed in college.

• Joe Latitia, art teacher at Webb School of Knoxville, is one of 11 artists from the United States and abroad whose works are on exhibit at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, N.Y. as part of a show entitled Mirror Image. Mirror Image, which will be at the Islip Art Museum through Sunday, Nov. 19, explores the way in which artists use the portrait tradition to comment on issues of personal identity, politics and changing social

values. • The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its fourth annual Boarding School Fair Thursday, Oct. 26, giving East Tennessee families the chance to visit with representatives of 20 of the nation’s finest boarding schools. The fair will begin at

3:30 p.m.

 

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