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• Farragut High School’s Parent Teacher Student Organization will host its Fall Open House at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the auditorium. After a brief meeting, parents will be able to do a “walk-through” of their child’s schedule and meet the teachers. Parents are encouraged to join the PTSO and volunteer for various committees. Tables will be set up and committee members will be available to answer questions about volunteer information. Theme for the 2007-08 school year is “Anchoring Admiral Pride.”

• Two Farragut High School students placed in the 2007 Tennessee Mathematics Teacher’s Association Statewide High School Mathematics Contest. Umang Shukla placed in a two-way tie for second-place in the Calculus and Advanced Topics category. Edward Buehler placed in a three-way tie for fifth-place in the Calculus and Advanced Topics category.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its Second Annual ES “5” K Run and Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13. The 5K run and one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cove Subdivision directly behind the Pinnacle Theaters in Turkey Creek. Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the school’s wooded campus. Admission to the festival is one non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the food pantry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Registrations are now being accepted for the run, which costs $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race. To register, pick up forms at either location of the Runner’s Market or New Balance athletic stores or at the school, register online at or at the run starting point at 7:45 a.m. the day of the race. For more information, call the school at 865-777-9032 or visit

• The Goddard School, 125 Loudoun Road, will introduce Music Appreciation to its students in September. The school offers a program for children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K, which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child. Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules, and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately. For more information or for a tour of the school, call Randy Overton at 865-966-0663.

• Navy Seaman Recruit Blair White, III, a 2005 graduate of Farragut High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, White completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

• Roane State Community College’s nursing program recently received continuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

• Knoxville resident Gaelyn Rotty was named to the Dean’s List at Berea College for the spring semester 2007. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a 3.2 or higher regular term average for a minimum of four full courses, the equivalent of 16 credit hours.

• Great Smoky Mountains Institute is giving teachers a preview of Tremont School programs through its Teacher Escape Weekend, Sept. 28-30. This three-day, two-night program allows teachers to attend free of charge when their school participates in a three or five day Tremont school program. It also reduces the cost of the trip for each participant. This program is not only for the lead teacher, but any teachers participating with the school group. A $50 deposit is refunded with attendance and when you bring a school group. For more information, visit, call 865-448-6709, or e-mail

• Roane State’s nursing program was reaccredited in July. The program was first accredited in 1985 and will be evaluated again in 2015. The NLNAC, based in New York, is a nationally recognized accrediting agency for nursing programs. Efforts to achieve continuing accreditation included completion of a 200-page self-study of all aspects of Roane State’s nursing program. Interested students may take required general education classes prior to beginning nursing courses. For more information, call 865-882-4526 or visit


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