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• The Knoxville High School Class of 1947 will be holding its 62nd reunion on Friday, Aug. 28, at Buddy’s Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Dress is casual, and the cost is $20 per person. Contact Norma Davis Jones to make your reservation at 865-938-9639.

• 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., 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 www.roanestate.edu.

• Farragut Intermediate School will be hosting a “Meet and Greet” for parents and students from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, for third-graders, 2-3 p.m. for fourth-graders, and 3-4 p.m. for fifth-graders.

• Farragut Intermediate School’s Grade Level Open Houses will start the second week of school. Third Grade Open House will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24; Fourth Grade at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Fifth Grade at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27.

• The continuing education course for CPAs and attorneys, “Fundamentals of Financial Calculations,” will be available live as an online seminar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28. Registration is $54. For more information about registering and course credits, e-mail Thomas McDevitt, CFA, CFP at thomas.mcdevitt@ceworkshops.com

• The following University of Delaware students made the 2009 spring semester Dean’s List: Elizabeth Jane Bonomo, a junior foreign languages & literatures major, Christopher Doull Wright, a junior chemistry major, and Kyle Matthew Beltran, a junior mathematics and economics major. All are students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

• The Farragut Middle School PTSA will be sponsoring a “Newcomers Tour” for rising fifth- graders and new students from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13. Teachers will be attendance and pod assignments will be posted on the doors.

• The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is hosting the Ag Day 2009 Street Fair on Sept. 26. For more information, call 865-974-7466.







• Brenda Swinson, music educator at A.L. Lotts Elementary School, has been selected to attend the 2009 Tennessee Arts Academy in July. Academy is a nationally-recognized flagship program of intensive teacher training in art, music and drama or theatre, sponsored by Arts Education Program of the Tennessee Department of Education. “I can’t wait to experience all of the practical lessons and ideas so that I may bring all of those wonderful things back to my classroom,” Swinson said.

• Registration for Roane State Community College’s fall semester is under way. For more information about registering for classes, call 865-882-4526 or register on-line at www.roanestate.edu. Fall classes begin Aug. 29. Students are encouraged to register soon because classes are already filling up. For students who register on or before Aug. 12, fees for fall semester courses are due on or before Aug. 12. Students can pay their fees on-line.

• Christian Fellowship Academy is now enrolling in campus school and home education program. Orientation is at 6 p.m., Friday, July 24, at Carpenter’s Chapel, 10613 Dogwood Road in Solway.  For more information, call Minnie Stombaugh at 865-671-8983.

• Jonathan E. Twigg, a rising junior from Knoxville, recently was named among the 432 cadets at Virginia Military Institute cadets named to the Deans’ List for the second semester of academic year 2008-2009.  To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C. Twigg’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Twigg.

• Alumni from 1979, 1989 and 1999 are invited back to Pellissippi State Community College for a reunion Saturday, Sept. 26, during the 2009 Pellissippi State Hot Air Balloon Festival. The class welcome begins at 4 p.m. and a VIP picnic starts at 5. For only $10, participants will enjoy not only the reunion but also special front-row seating for the evening’s entertainment, an event memento and a Saturday vehicle pass. The balloon festival, the college’s main fundraiser to benefit students, has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast for 2009” by the Southeast Tourism Society. The two-day festival features hot air balloons, entertainment, a balloon glow each evening (weather permitting), arts and crafts, children’s activities and a wide variety of food. Hours are 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, and noon to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26.

• Pellissippi State Community College invites you to attend a free “Study Smart” workshop in August. In it, new and potential students will learn how to develop a personal study plan, create a system to retain information, become an active learner, maximize organizational skills and improve academic and classroom study skills. The workshop will be offered three times: Aug. 4, 12 to 12 p.m.; Aug. 10, 4 to 6 p.m.; and Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each session takes place in Room 151 of the Alexander Building on the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. Parking is free.

To make a reservation, contact Gayle Wood at (865) 539-7160 or gwood@pstcc.edu.

• Roane State Community College needs host families for visiting international students. Host families provide a bed, meals and a place to study. The families do not have to provide transportation or buy any personal items for the students. Occasionally, host families may be asked to volunteer as drivers for field trips, but participation is optional. Roane State’s international students range in age from 18 to 22 and speak English, although skill levels vary. A support system composed of college staff members and other host families will provide assistance. Host families receive a monthly stipend to help offset expenses. For more information or to volunteer, contact Melissa Rahmanian at 865-919-7857 or rahmanianml@roanestate.edu

• Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Services Division is now offering Advanced Firearm Safety. In the seven-hour course, students will learn how to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude required for the use of a firearm, both at home and in real-life situations. Classes are scheduled on Saturdays, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. All sessions are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will meet at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road for five hours, then spend two hours of range time increasing their defensive and tactical skills. Cost is $119, with a range fee of $6. To register or find out more, contact BCS at 865-539-7167.

• Pellissippi State Community College students can take weekend classes this fall and pay half the normal cost of tuition. The Weekend Scholars program provides an alternative for students who may not be able to attend during the week or take classes online. “Weekend” classes are defined as those that begin at 3 p.m., Friday, or after and those offered on Saturday. Classes will be at the Pellissippi Campus off Hardin Valley Road. For more information, call 865-694-6400.

• Pellissippi State Community College announces there still are spaces available at a number of its July summer camps. For a list of available camps, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call the BCS office at 865-539-7167 or 865-539-7166. 

• Hardin Valley Academy announces its main office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through July 22.

• Lipscomb University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences is hosting a one-week, non-residential program for rising eighth- through rising 12th-grade students, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 27-31, on Lipscomb’s Nashville campus. Students will focus on the influence of DNA technology on forensic science. Applications are available at http://summerprograms.lipscomb.edu For more information, contact Ben Hutchinson at 615-966-6042 or ben.hutchinson@lipscomb.edu

• Lipscomb University is now accepting applications from military veterans and eligible family members who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, a benefit under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill that provides college tuition, a housing stipend and money for books. Lipscomb intends to match dollar-for-dollar the federal government aid provided through the Yellow Ribbon Program, allowing those eligible to earn an undergraduate Lipscomb degree tuition-free. For application information visit http://veterans.lipscomb.edu or contact David Hughes at 615-966-5176.

• Roane State Community College invites public to sign up for e-mail notification of RSTCC upcoming events. To register, e-mail rsccinfo@roanestate.edu. For more information, call 865-882-4507

• Roane State Community College announces assistant baseball coach David Lane has been named head coach. Lane has served as assistant coach since 2006. Prior to coming to Roane State, Lane served as head baseball coach at Rockwood High School. In 15 seasons at RHS, Lane led his teams to five state tournament appearances and 11 regional tournament appearances with seven regional championships.

• Lenoir City Utilities Board announces the following local students have been awarded the LCUB Scholarship for 2009: Hari V. Ganesan of Farragut High School, Emily E. Simonds of Webb School of Knoxville, Chad Armstrong of Christian Academy of Knoxville and Joshua Adams of Knoxville Catholic High School.

• Hardin Valley Academy is looking for volunteers whose careers are in the health science field to help develop a Health Science Explorer Post. Commitment would require a couple of nights per month. For more information, e-mail ruthmcleod@comcast.net.

• Hardin Valley Academy announces season passes for its inaugural varsity football season, including reserved stadium seats and parking permits, are now on sale. To purchase, or for more information, visit www.hardinvalleyacademyathleticcouncil.org. 

• The College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee announces it will offer upper division nursing courses in its RN to BSN program online. Interested persons need to contact the College of Nursing Student Services Office at 865-974-7606.

•The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has founded the Graduate School of Education under its College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. The graduate school is the only one of its kind in the southeast, and UTK is hoping to use it to bring its teacher-training program distinction at the national level. It opened its doors on July 1.

•West Town Mall will be holding a Back-to-School Fashion Show and a Back-to-School Children’s Expo on 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 from 10 a.m. to

9 p.m.

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

•Volume One of Hardin Valley Academy’s Flight Yearbook will be given out Friday, Aug. 14. Extra copies have been ordered and will be sold at $80, cash only, until supplies run out.

•Hardin Valley Academy is holding a “Beach Bash” on Friday, Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon 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 http://blog.southcollegetn.edu/.

•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.

•Farragut High School Band members Hannah Silmon and Laura Royse will be part of a select number of students representing Tennessee in the 2009 Macy’s Great American Marching Band during the 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Silmon and Royse were both selected based on musical ability and past achievements. They will be marching in the flag section of the band Nov. 26. The opportunity was open to students at over 14,000 high schools across the United States, so many congratulations to Silmon and Royse.

•The Knox County Health Department is holding special extended hours at its Main Clinic at 140 Dameron Avenue, 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. on Aug. 4, 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.

•The Knoxville High School Class of 1947 will be holding their 62nd reunion on Friday, Aug. 28 at Buddy’s Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Dress is casual, and the cost is $20 per person. Contact Norma Davis Jones to make your reservation at 865-938-9639.

•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. from 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 www.roanestate.edu.

•The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is hosting the Ag Day 2009 Street Fair on Sept. 26. The theme is “UTIA – Leading the Way,” and events start four hours before the UT vs. Ohio football game o the agricultural campus on E.J. Chapman Drive. Departmental displays and exhibits will be featured, along with an insect petting zoo, live music, refreshments, a meal from the Student Livestock Association and more. T-Shirts will be available for purchase. A block of 500 football tickets have been reserved and are $40 each. Call Arlene King at 865-974-1928 to receive instructions for online purchase. The night before Ag Day, there will be a celebratory banquet in honor of the 90th anniversary of the Department of Agricultural Economics. For more information, call 865-974-7466.

•Farragut Intermediate School will be hosting a “Meet and Greet” for parents and students on Friday, Aug. 14, from 1-2 p.m. for third graders, 2-3 p.m. for fourth graders, and 3-4 p.m. for fifth graders. Class roll sheets will be posted at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

•Farragut Intermediate School’s Grade Level Open Houses will start the second week of school. Third Grade Open House will be on Monday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m., with Fourth Grade on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., and Fifth Grade on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Open House is the best time to learn from your child’s teacher about they will be doing this year and to learn how parents can be involved.

 

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