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• Graduation Celebration committee of Farragut High School will host a pancacke breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at Aubrey’s in Farragut. Funds raised from the breakfast will be used to offset costs of Graduation Celebration, formerly known as Project Graduation, an all-evening event for graduating seniors held the night of graduation. Tickets for the breakfast will be $5 and may be purchased at FHS or at the door. For more information, call FHS at 865-966-9775.

• Farragut High School Sci-ence Academy will present its third in a series of scientific lectures beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in FHS library. Dr. Veerle Keppens, associate professor in Materials Physics and Physical Acoustics, re-searching elastic properties and lattice dynamics of novel materials, from The University of Tennessee, will present “Listening to the Materials.” A reception will immediately follow the presentation.

• Farragut High School’s Leader-ship initiative will host “Jamfest 2008” beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, in FHS gym. Event will feature more than 10 live bands from the Knoxville area. Bands will include: Monkey Lamp Shade, Wakee and the Masons, Warrior Princess, Richard, Amwidkle, Kappitol, Busted Stuff, Kaboom, and Turbo Juice and Thunder Lemons. Cost is $3 for students and $5 for adults. For additional information, call 865-966-9775.

• Farragut Middle School will host a program on bullying by Knox County Schools representative Marty Iroff beginning at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 12, in FMS Studio Theatre. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to program.

• Bearden High School parents will host an annual Project Graduation celebration, a fun-filled, overnight party for all graduating seniors from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, May 16, at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center, for all graduating seniors. Event is alcohol-free and is intended to provide a safe, chaperoned alternative to private parties. To purchase tickets, volunteer, offer financial support, or for more information about this event, call Kris or Jeff Jones at 865-691-4700.

• Roane State Community College is planning four Welcome Festivals designed to reach out to the area’s Spanish-speaking community. The following are dates, times, locations and contact numbers for each event: From 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 19, Roane State main campus in Harriman, 865-882-4573; from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 3, St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City, 865-816-1796; From 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 3, Roane State Cumberland County Center in Crossville, 931-484-6094 and from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 4, Saint Mary’s School in Oak Ridge, 865-481-2000, Ext. 2245. For more information, visit www.roanstate.edu.

• Tate’s School of Discovery is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the school. All former students, teachers and staff are invited to attend the celebration Saturday, May 3. To register to receive reunion or celebration updates, visit www.tatesschool.com.

• Registration for Roane State Community College’s fall semester has begun. Students may contact the campus nearest them for registration or register online at www.roanestate.edu. Campus telephone numbers are: Roane County, 865-882-4523; Oak Ridge, 865-481-2002; Campbell County, 423-562-7021; Cumberl-and County, 931-456-9880; Fen-tress County, 931-752-8320; Knox County Center for Health Sci-ences, 865-539-6904; Loudon County, 865-986-1525; Morgan County, 423-346-8700 and Scott County, 423-663-3878.

• Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host Smoky Mountains Science Teacher Institute Sunday, June 15, through Friday, June 20. Program is designed to instruct teachers in using the outdoors as a way to engage students in real and relevant science. For more information, call Jason Love at 865-448-9732 ext. 14, or e-mail Jason@gsmit.org.

• Roane State Community College’s annual Student Art Exhibition will be held through Friday, April 25, in the Theater Art Gallery on Roane County campus. Artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be held at noon, Tuesday, April 18, in the art gallery. For additional information, call Stacy Jacobs at 865-354-3000 ext 4311, or e-mail jacobssl@roanestate.edu.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College announces its president, Allen Edwards, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa honor society’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction.

• Paideia Academy is now enrolling students in grades kindergarten through six for 2008-09 school year. Interested families are encouraged to schedule a school visit as soon as possible as several classes are expected to fill up. For additional information, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit www.PaideiaKnoxville.org.

• Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College offers free classes and individual tutoring in basic reading, writing, and math skills; preparation for the GED test; and classes in English for speakers of other languages. For additional information, call 865-539-7109.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College is now enrolling for summer camps. Several camps are available under the following groups: computers, creative arts, general interest, math and science, sports and theatre and dance. Most camps will be held on PSTCC’s Hardin Valley Campus. For more information, call 865-539-7167 or 865-539-7166.

• The University of Tennessee College of Social Work announces it will offer distance-education programs for students pursuing a Master of Science Degree in social work beginning this summer. For additional information, call 615-256-1885.

• Episcopal School of Knoxville announces its recognition by Taylor Publishing with an Honorable Mention Award of Excellence for its 2007 yearbook. Yearbook advisor is Brandi Guerry.

• Roane State Community College announces the appointment of Michelle Adkisson as director of its new Morgan County campus, set to open Spring 2008. Adkisson is a Morgan County native and Roane State graduate. She has worked for RSCC for 15 years.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College will host an open house for prospective dual enrollment students and their parents from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the Performing Arts Center on PSTCC’s Hardin Valley campus. The Dual Enrollment program will allow qualified students to earn college credit while still in high school. High school students, including home-schoolers, who pursue dual enrollment must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify. For general education courses such as English, math, history or science, they also have to score 19 or better on the reading, math and English sections of the ACT. For more information, call 865-539-7155.

• Knox County Schools will provide free screenings and assessments to determine any need for special services in pre-school aged children. As-sessments may include developmental screening, cognitive assessment, speech and language assessment, behavioral assessment and assessment of social and adaptive skills. Evaluations occur year round and referrals may be made at any time. Children can receive special education services starting on their third birthday and may begin a program at any time during the school year. Services will be determined according to your child’s needs Program options include preschool programming, individual therapy, and developmental follow-up. Special education services are available to all children, including those in private schools and those who receive home schooling. To refer your child for a screening/assessment, contact the Child Find office at 865-594-1530.

 

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