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• Farragut High School Parent Teacher Student Organization’s mid-year newsletter is now available at

• Farragut High School will host an Open House beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in the main auditorium. Snow date will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. Parents are asked to bring a donation of hand sanitizer and/or tissue.

• Five Star Admirals Service Club will hold its third annual Scholastic Book Fair Monday, Feb. 4, through Friday, Feb. 8, at Farragut Middle School’s Studio Theatre.

• Bearden High School will host the Second Semester Open House beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. Parents will have the opportunity to visit their student’s classes and meet their teachers. Informational tables involving the PTSO, Foundation, Sports and Club activities will be set up in the West Mall. Student schedules will be available in the West Mall. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a Parents of Juniors Meeting in the auditorium to discuss the upcoming senior year, testing (ACT and SAT) and college options. There also will be a Parents of Sophomores Meeting in the Library to discuss the results of the PLAN test. At 6:30 p.m., all parents will meet in their student’s first period class for announcements. Parents will then meet with their student’s teachers for the second semester. BHS PTSO will be hosting a fund-raising dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m., to benefit Mini-Grants for the BHS teachers, for only $8 per person, Firehouse Subs will be providing sandwiches, chips, drinks and dessert. Tickets must be purchased in advance, either from the BHS PTSO by calling 865-539-7800 Ext. 550 and leaving a message, or from Mrs. Milligan in the West Mall Office before Tuesday, Jan. 22.

• American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge announces Third Thursdays, a program specifically designed for home schoolers in Grades K-3 and Grades 4-6, whereby AMSE educators lead the interactive science programs at the museum on the third Thursday of each month from January through May. Programs for grades K-3 are one hour and begin at 11 a.m., while programs for grades 4-6 are two hours and begin at 12:30 p.m., on the designated Thursday.  Advance reservations are required one week prior to the third Thursday of each month and no registrations are confirmed until receipt of payment is received by AMSE. The programs of grades K-3 are $6 per session and grades 4-6 are $10 to $25 a session. Program fees include AMSE admission for one student and one adult. Any siblings accompanying the student and parent will have to pay regular admission into the museum. Registration is open at AMSE for Third Thursdays. Scheduled dates and programs are: Thursday, Jan. 17, Electricity; Thursday, Feb. 14, Wheels and Motion; Thursday, Feb. 21, Flight and Hovercraft; Thursday, March 27, Robomania; Thursday, April 17, Chemistry; and Thursday, May 15, Butterflies. All programs are held at AMSE, except May 15 program, which is scheduled for Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. During February the students in grades 4-6 will have a special two part program for “Wheels & Flight,” whereby students will assemble cars Thursday, Feb. 14, and follow up Thursday, Feb. 21, finishing the program using the cars assembled the week prior.  There is a materials and time fee of $25 for “Wheels & Flight.” For more information on Third Thursdays schedules, costs and registration, visit or come by AMSE to pick-up a schedule registration form. Registration form and fee per class can be mailed to Third Thursdays, in care of AMSE, 300 South Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge, TN  37830.

• and Am-erican Institute for Foreign Study announce the creation of the Summer Schol-arship sponsored by AIFS, offering $10,000 in scholarships to deserving, under-represented students. The scholarships are being given to students who meet criteria and are to be used for studying abroad in the summer of 2008. Five scholarships of $2,000 each may be used toward any of the study abroad programs offered by Diversity Abroad sponsors. Diversity Abroad was founded to ensure that minority and other under-represented students are aware of and have access to international study and exchange opportunities. Through the comprehensive Web portal, students have access to the information and tools they need to go abroad. The Summer Scholarships sponsored by AIFS will bring the important objective of increasing international opportunities for traditionally under-represented students together with two leading organizations in cultural exchange. AIFS is proud to sponsor the Summer Schol-arship. To learn more about the Summer Schol-arship sponsored by AIFS or studying abroad with AIFS, contact David Mauro at 800-727-2437, ext. 5163, e-mail, or visit

• Webb School of Knoxville invites parents and their children to “Take a Look” at Webb’s Lower School, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17. Visitors will be able to take a self-guided tour of the Lower School, visit the classrooms and meet members of Lower School faculty.

• Hardin Valley Academy has added two more people to its staff. Rachel Bruun is currently a guidance counselor at Karns High School and will take on that same position with HVA in January. Carloyn Carter is currently a teaching assistant at Hardin Valley Elementary School and will be joining HVA in January as a secretary to the guidance office. 

• Teachers can register their middle school teams in grades six through eight to compete in the 2008 Energy Bowl at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. Registration deadline for middle school teams is Friday, Feb. 8. The 2008 Energy Bowl is a single-elimination, grade level competition for all public, private and home-school teams of four members plus alternates. Tournament, similar to the College Bowl concept, is slated for sixth-grade Tuesday, March 4, seventh-grade Wednesday, March 5 and eighth-grade Thursday, March 6. Registration fee for each team is $20, payable to AMSE. Registration forms and information are available at or at AMSE.

• Mid-South division of American Cancer Society will award $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals who have fought cancer and are attending an accredited university, college or vocational/technical school. For additional information, call 800-ACS-2345.


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