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• West Town Mall will be holding a Back-to-School Fashion Show and a Back-to-School Children’s Expo from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The fashion show will be held next to Belk Women at 2 p.m. At the Children’s Expo, parents and children can pick up information about after-school activities and organizations, as well as clothing and accessories.

• The Simon Kidgits Club will be holding a Back-to-School Bash at West Town Mall’s main entrance from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug, 7. There will be free games, activities, prizes and treats.

• Hardin Valley Academy is holding a “Beach Bash” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 14, to welcome all incoming freshman. Students will be able to meet their teachers and learn the layout of the school. School buses will pick up on their regular schedule that day. Activities are being planned by The Talons, HVA’s student mentors.

• South College President Steve South has started a blog, entitled “From the President’s Desk,” to better communicate with his students. To check it out, go to

• South College announces the following students have been named to its Spring Quarter 2009 Academic Achievers List. On the Dean’s List: Mary E. Ciullo, David, W. Cramer, Lynn M. Heinz, Austin L. Hicks, Jodi E. Mitchell, Casey L. Powell, Jessica A. Sands, Kristen K. Shepherd, and Robert White. On the President’ List: Gina M. Alexander, Veera V. Amin, Amanda C. Baker, Travis M. Brewer, Larissa N. Buker, Elizabeth C. Cranston, Laura Lee Demastus, Claire S. Dewhirst, Tanya Fry, Victoria A. Hunter, Stephanie K. Lezatte, Vincent E. McKelvy, Nancy A. Moulton, Ashlee M. Newland, Mohamed S. Ragab, Athena L. Russell, Pamela M. Shields, Megan Thomas, Jennifer A. Turner, Kimberly A. Usry, Philippa J. Vann, Kandise L. Walker, Laura A. Wendt and Wesley R. Wright.

• Knox County Health Department is holding special extended hours at its Main Clinic at 140 Dameron Ave., and its West Clinic at 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, to compensate the rush for school immunizations. The clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 11 and 13. The hours of 4:30 to 8 p.m. will be dedicated exclusively to school vaccinations. No appointments are necessary, and there is no fee for children under 19 years old. Out-of-county residents must pay a $10 fee. Parents should try and bring their children’s shot records. As a reminder, 11-year-olds need a tetanus booster and meningitis vaccine. Seventh-graders are also required to have the Hepatitis B series.

• Roane State campuses are offering extended hours to help students with registration and admission. Hours at most locations will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m,. Aug. 24-27 and Aug. 31 through Sept. 3. All campuses will follow their normal schedules of 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday Aug. 28 and Friday. Sept. 4. Students can register for classes until Aug. 29, the first day of school. For more information, call 865-882-4523 or visit

• Farragut Intermediate School will be hosting a “Meet and Greet” for parents and students to meet their teachers and ease worry about the new year from 1 to 2 p.m. for third- graders, 2-3 p.m. for fourth-graders, and 3-4 p.m. for fifth-graders Friday, Aug. 14. Class roll sheets will be posted at noon Wednesday, Aug. 12. As a note, this does not replace upcoming Grade Level Parent Meetings. The Grade Level Parent Meeting for third grade is at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24. Fourth grade is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25. Fifth grade is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

• Registration for Roane State Community College’s fall semester is under way. Fall classes begin Aug. 29. Be sure to register early because classes are already filling up. For students who register on or before Aug. 12, fees are due on or before Aug. 12. Students can pay their fees on-line. For more information, call 865-882-4526 or visit to register for classes.


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