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• Princeton Review is proctoring a Free ACT Practice Test beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 8, in the library at Farragut High School. Students should sign up in the FHS Guidance Office by Friday, Feb. 29.

• Farragut High School Parents are invited to one of the following class meetings in which counselors will discuss the registration process and course selection information for next year: Beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 29, current 10th-grade class will meet in the library and current 11th-grade class will meet in the commons. College counselor will be present. Beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, current eighth-grade honors students and parents will met in the auditorium. Beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, current eighth-grade class will meet in auditorium and current ninth-grade class will meet in the commons.

• Bearden High School will hold a Soup-Supper fund-raiser, in conjunction with BHS Fashion Show, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Âarch 5, in BHS cafeteria. Fashion show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price for supper will be $5 per person or $20 maximum for a family. Tickets may be purchased from and Show Choir member, at the door or by calling Debbie Wooten at 865-693-0416 or 865-567-1255.

• American Museum of Science and Energy will host the Energy Bowl from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, through Thursday, March 6, in AMSE auditorium. Sixth-grade teams will compete Tuesday, March 4, seventh-grade teams will compete Wednesday, March 5, and eight-grade teams will compete Thursday, March 6.

• Corporation for National and Community Service named Lipscomb University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.  Only eight schools in the state were named to this prestigious list.

• Roane State Community College campuses in Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon and Scott counties will be closed Monday, March 3. Campuses will reopen Tuesday, March 4. Roane County campus and Oak Ridge campus will be open normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day during spring break, March 3-9. For additional information, call RSCC information at 1-866-462-7722.

• Amherst Elementary will hold its Spring Carnival from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at its campus off Ball Camp Pike. The this year is “Racing Toward a Brighter Future. Events will include games, food, vendors and ‘Jazzy Jars.”

• Middle and high school teachers throughout the state are invited to a training program at Lipscomb University for all those interested in leading a student team to compete in the annual Music City BEST Robotics Competition in October. The training session for potential leaders will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1, in McFarland Hall on Lipscomb University campus, One University Park Drive, Nashville. There is no registration fee for training and lunch will be provided. The first hour, from 9 to 10 a.m., will be designed specifically for teachers with little to no background in how the Music City BEST competition works. This hour is an opportunity for newcomers to the program to decide if it is right for their school. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a detailed training covering team organization and logistics, program schedule, robot design and awards. This training will cover the entire scope of the program and highlight direct connections between concepts taught in the classroom and science and engineering careers. To reserve your place in the workshop, contact Karen Gibbs at 615-966-6244 or Karen.gibbs@lipscomb.edu. For more information about the workshop or about BEST Robotics, contact Michael Colletti at 931-221-3744 or michael.colletti@trane.com.

• Bearden High School will hold its Eighth-Grade Parent Orientation Tuesday, March 4. Parents whose children have been recommended for honors level courses should meet in the library at 5:45 p.m. General meeting will begin at 6 p.m., in the auditorium.

• Webb School of Knoxville will host its annual Art Show and Sale Tuesday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, in Lee Athletic Center on Webb School campus. Event will open with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6. Event will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, March 7, and from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 8. For additional information, call Debbie Laney at 865-291-3846.

• Hardin Valley Academy will hold informational meetings regarding registration and scheduling for rising freshmen Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, at Providence Church. Meetings for students whose last names begin A-L will begin at 6:15 p.m., Monday, March 3, for those interested in honors classes, and at 7 p.m., for non-honors students. Students whose last names begin M-Z will follow the same schedule Tuesday, March 4.

• Hardin Valley Academy is looking for parents interested in becoming involved with HVA PTSA. For more information, email Sandra Rowcliffe at Sandra@rowcliffe.info.

• Roane State Community College will hold a College Transfer Fair for students interested in transferring to a four-year college from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at its Oak Ridge campus. Representatives from the following universities and colleges will be present: Tennessee Tech University, The University of Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Maryville College, Carson-Newman College and Tennessee Wesleyan College. For additional information, call Amy Keeling at 865-882-4597.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College Foundation an-nounces the completion of its dollar-for-dollar Challenge Grant from U.S. Department of Education. Foundation raised required funds of $362,000. USDE matched each dollar. Funds will be used toward scholarships, equipment and other areas of need.

• Knoxville Museum of Art will display an exhibit of ceramic bowls made by Webb Lower School students in the month of February.

• Hardin Valley Academy has ad-ded 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. Carloyn Carter is currently a teaching assistant at Hardin Valley Elementary School and will be joining HVA as a secretary to the guidance office. 

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College announces its approval from Tennessee Board of Regents, to offer an Associate of Science in Teaching degree for elementary education, with a K-6 emphasis. Degree will transfer to any TBR institution, and to Carson-Newman College. For more information, contact Meg Moss at 865-694-6673 or mvmoss@pstcc.edu.

• Paieda Academy will hold its annual Spring Banquet and Silent Auction beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29, at Bearden Banquet Hall. Guest speaker will be Joel Belz, founder and former publisher of World magazine. Advance tickets are required. Tickets may be purchased by calling the school office at 865-670-0440. To view the silent auction catalog in advance, visit www.paideia.cmarket.com. All proceeds from the banquet go to support Paideia Acad-emy’s mission of providing a challenging classical education founded upon a biblical worldview.

• Webb School of Knoxville an-nounces it has recieved of The All-Tennessee Award from Tennessee High School Press Association for its 2007 Priceps Yearbook. Award will be officially presented at THSPA’s spring conference at Vanderbilt University. Yearbooks student editors were Aftyn Behn and Emily King.

• Carson-Newman College an-nounces its fund-raising efforts for Union University students affected be recent tornadoes has been a success. Fund-raising, which began Friday, Feb. 8, and concluded Friday, Feb. 15, netted $8,089. CNC students also will assist in clean-up.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will hold its fifth annual open-house for home-schooled students and their parents from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Goins auditorium on the Hardin Valley campus. Reservations should be made by Tuesday, March 10. For additional informatin or to make resevations, call PSTCC Information Center at 865-539-7155.

 

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