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• The following Furman Univers-ity students whose parents live in the Farragut area have been included on the school’s Dean’s List for the fall 2007 term: Luxi Fang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bing Fang; James F. Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hawkins; Lauren Oschman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Oschman; Laura Schoonmaker, daughter of Heather and John Schoonmaker; William O. Walker, son of Lisa and William Walker and Matthew R. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary West. List is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system. The list is compiled of at the end of each of FU’s three terms.

• Belmont University announces the inclusion of Kevin Warren, son of Maria Warren and the late Brian K. Warren, on its Dean’s List for fall 2007 term. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade-point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Kevin is a 2007 graduate of Farragut High School.

• Farragut High School Science Academy will present its second in a series of scientific lectures beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in the FHS Library. Dr. Igor Jouline, associate professor The University of Tennessee Microbiology Department and senior research and development staff member for Computer Science & Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Computational Genomics: A New Science for the 21st Century.” Reception will immediately follow presentation.

• Knox County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at Ramsey’s Cafeteria, located at the Days Inn Conference Center, 5335 Central Avenue Pike, off Merchants Drive, at I-75, beginning with a meeting by the Executive Board at 10:15 a.m., followed by the general meeting at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. Program will feature West African Drum and Dance Troupe from Vine Middle School featuring students who participate in the performing arts classes offered through Knox County Scho-ols’ magnet program.

• Knox County 4-H Horse and Pony Club will offer a riding clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at Roane State Community College’s Indoor Riding Arena. Clinic will give all 4-H members the opportunity to learn, practice and ride in the indoor arena, and will offer a tremendous amount of instruction and hands-on training. Bring your horse, your parents, or just come by and enjoy the day. All youth grades 4-12 are encouraged to attend, as well as all surrounding 4-H clubs. Price of clinic is $15. All participants must have a parent or guardian sign a RSTCC release form prior to entering arena. For a copy of form in advance, call 865-215-2340. For additional information, call Mary Wigginton at 865-207-2247, or Melanie Prater at 865-660-2223.

• Farragut High School Parent Teacher Student Organization’s mid-year newsletter is now available at www.farraguttn.com/fhs.

• 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 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. 11, through Friday, Feb. 15, at Farragut Middle School’s Studio Theatre.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College invites seniors from several area high schools to participate in a free ACT preparation workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Goins Administration Building Cafeteria on PSTCC’s Hardin Valley Campus. PSTCC recently received a $25,000 diversity grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the institution’s governing body, to host workshop as part of PSTCC’s “Transition to College” program. Grant proposal targeted rural and inner-city high schools with populations that are under-represented in earning college degrees and certificates. Seniors from Austin-East, Carter, Central, Fulton, Gibbs, Heritage and William Blount high schools are eligible to participate. PSTCC faculty will instruct. Transportation will be provided. “Transition to College” is designed to improve students’ ACT test scores, math and writing abilities and college survival skills before they complete high school. To find out more or reserve a space, call Gayle Wood at 865-539-7160.

• 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 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 & 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. Bearden PTSO will be hosting a fund-raising dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m., to benefit Mini-Grants for BHS Teachers, for only $8 per person, sandwiches will be providing sandwiches, chips, drinks and dessert. Tickets must be purchased in advance, either from 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.

• The American Museum of Sci-ence 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 2008. 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, 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 Thursday, 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 on Thursday, Feb. 14, and follow up on 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 www.amse.org or come by AMSE to pick-up a schedule registration form. Registration form and fee per class can be mailed to Third Thursdays, % AMSE, 300 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37830.

• DiversityAbroad.com and Am-ercan Institute for Foreign Study announce the creation of the DiversityAbroad.com Summer Schol-arship sponsored by AIFS, offering $10,000 in scholarships to deserving, under-represented students. 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 or email dmauro@aifs.com.

 

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