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• Hardin Valley Academy will hold its “Second Semester Open House” beginning at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. There will be a brief program held in the Auditorium followed by the opportunity to meet teachers and staff.

• The next Hardin Valley Academy PTSA will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the HVA Library. All HVA PTSA members are welcome. Meeting will consist of monthly business as well as the presentation of awards to wining students in the Citizenship Essay Contest as well as the Reflections Art Contest.

• Sacred Heart Cathedral School will hold an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Jan. 25, in SHCS Library. Event marks SHCS’s kickoff of Catholic Schools Week. All members of the public, especially those with school-aged children, are invited to attend. School tours will be available, as well as opportunities to meet with Sacred Heart teachers, administration and parents. For more information, call 865-558-4106.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville invites all rising 6- through- 12th-grade students and their families to an open house Tuesday, Jan. 27. Middle school families will meet at 6:30 p.m., and high school families will follow at 7:30 p.m. Open House provides an opportunity to learn more about CAK’s mission and philosophy, better understand the benefits of a private Christian education, meet school administration and faculty and tour the West Knoxville campus. For more information, call 865-690-4721 Ext. 190.

• Roane State Community College campuses will offer extended hours Jan. 12-15 and Jan. 20-21 to assist students with admission and registration. Hours at most locations will be from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12-15 and Jan. 20-21. The campuses in Cumberland and Fentress counties will close at 5:30 p.m. CDT on those days. All locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Spring classes begin Jan. 15, and students can register until the start of classes. For more information, call 865-882-4523 or visit

• Roane State Community College invites employers to participate in Job Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, for graduating students who plan to pursue a healthcare-related career. Employers are asked to register by Feb. 1. There is no registration fee. To register online, visit, and type “job fair” in the keyword search. For more information, contact Kim Harris at 865-882-4695 or at

• Students in grades 7 through 12 can now receive specifications and rules to build a model bridge to enter in the 2009 East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest Feb. 28 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. Contest information can be found at AMSE or online at to get the contest rules and specifications including materials, construction, loading, testing, qualification and registration form. Prizes will be awarded in each division for the top three bridges with the highest structural efficiency.  The Senior High Division top three winners each receive a trophy and $150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third. Junior High Division top three winners each receive a trophy. The Most Aesthetic Bridge will receive a trophy.  Ninth-graders can compete in either division; however, cash prizes are awarded only in the senior high division.

• Teachers can now register middle school teams in grades six through eight to compete in the 2009 Energy Bowl scheduled March 3-5, at American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.  Energy Bowl is a single-elimination, grade-level competition for all public, private and home-school teams of four members plus alternates.  The tournament is similar to the College Bowl concept. Sixth-grade teams will compete March 3, seventh grade March 4 and eighth grade March 5, in the AMSE auditorium and lecture rooms. Each school or participating team can send one team per grade level. Students answer toss-up questions on science, energy and technology in rounds lasting approximately 30 minutes. Registration deadline for Energy Bowl team participation is Feb. 9. Energy Bowl registration information is online at or can be picked up at AMSE.

• Farragut High School’s Parent Connection will hold its next meeting at 11:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, at Fox Den Country Club. Speaker will be Dr. Jerry Askew, former dean of admissions at The University of Tennessee. Topic of discussion will be “Cutting the Apron Strings.” Cost for luncheon meeting is $12 and reservations are required. For more information, contact your grade level representative.

• Farragut High School spring semester open house is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, with a senior parent meeting at 6 p.m. in the Wells Auditorium. Parents with children in all grade levels may pick up their child’s schedule outside of the auditorium. After a brief PTSO meeting, parents may run through the schedule and meet the teachers.


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