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• Farragut High School’s JROTC program accepted a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart, to assist with community service projects such as Turkey Creek clean-up, Concord Park clean-up and Second Harvest Food Bank can sorting.

• The Episcopal School of Knoxville will host its sixth annual Boarding School Fair Thursday, Oct. 8, giving East Tennessee families the chance to visit with representatives of nationally known boarding schools plus some local high schools. For more information contact the school at 865-777-9032 or email Harrison Stuart at stuart@esknoxville.org.

• WSI-Oak Ridge contributes to the expansion of Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus. WSI-Oak Ridge has contributed $150,000 toward the expansion of Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus.

• CAK senior Justin Emerson was inducted into the National Achievers Society Sept. 20. NAS is a campaign for African American Achievement in partnership with the National Urban League.



• Orthotics and biomechanics lecturer Robert H. Meier, CO, BOCO, along with Boston Marathon finisher Beth Deloria will present the “Functional Gait Biomechanics and Orthotics” course next Thursday, October 1 in Morristown. Call Teresa Hamm at 1-888-678-6548 ext. 1224 or email teresa.hamm@allardUSA.com.

• Pellissippi State Community College will offer free, anonymous screening to students for mood and anxiety disorders as part of National Depression Screening Day. Screenings are from 11 am- 1 pm, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Goins Building Auditorium on the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road.

• Support Farragut Primary School by sending in product labels with FPS students. FPS will be accepting Box Tops for Education coupons, Campbell’s UPC labels and Tyson Foods Project A+ box flaps and tear-off strips. Or link your store cards to FPS. Ingles, Target and Subway donate a portion of purchases to the school through the Ingles Advantage Card, Target Red Card and Subway Card. FPS also will be recycling printer ink cartridges and newspapers. All of these programs help raise funds for the school. For more information, or to arrange to have recycle items picked up, e-mail Laura Austin at collections@fpspta.org

• Roane State Community College and the National Exercise Trainers Association, a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring a two-day Personal Trainer Certification workshop Oct. 17-18 at the college’s Roane County campus. The Saturday, Oct. 17 session is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Sunday, Oct. 18, session is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The nationally recognized workshop includes demonstrations and practical application of one-on-one training, as well as exercise science review, communication skills, exercise programming and health assessments. Registration includes written exam and two-year certificate. To register, call 1-800-237-6242 or visit www.netafit.org

• RAM clinic at Roane State serves 715 people. Remote Area Medical’s dental-and-vision clinic at Roane State Community College served 715 people and provided $140,315 worth of free care. The clinic was held Sept. 19-20 in the Student Lounge at the college’s Roane County campus in Harriman. According to Remote Area Medical (RAM), free dental services included 758 extractions and 173 fillings. Vision services included 415 eye exams (with eyeglasses given to patients). Knoxville-based Remote Area Medical is a publicly supported, all-volunteer charitable organization that provides medical care to those in need. For more information about RAM and its upcoming clinics, call (865) 579-1530 or visit www.ramusa.org.

• Roane State Community College Support Staff Council has set the date for its 17th annual Craft Fair and is seeking vendors. Fair will be held at the Roane County campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4. Proceeds from booth rentals fund the Gayle Mullins Memorial Student Book Scholarship, which helps Roane State students with the costs of textbooks. Mullins was a former president of the Support Staff Council. She died in 2000, and the scholarship is named in her honor. To receive a registration form, contact Jeana Bradley at 865-882-4507 or at bradleyjc@roanestate.edu. Or visit www.roanestate.edu. Registration is $30 per crafter.

• AMSE Science Saturday is offered one time a month from September through December for students in grades two through five. Each month is a new science exploration. Students use microscopes, build a cell model, create a “yeastie/beastie” chamber, investigate the science behind sports and develop their creativity. All AMSE Science Saturday sessions are from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; cost for each session is $5 for non-members and free for AMSE members. Visit www.amse.org for Science Saturday dates and registration information. 

• Homeschool Programs at AMSE are scheduled every other Friday from Sept. 18 through Dec. 11 for grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Length and cost of Homeschool Programs vary depending on grade level. Cost for each session for Grades K-2 is $5 for non-members and $4 for AMSE members, while the cost for Grades K-6 is $10 for non-members and $7 for AMSE members. Visit www.amse.org for Homeschool Program dates, cost and registration form.

• The Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Community College offers several free English Speakers of Other Languages classes and preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language around the area through Dec. 13. Call 865-539-7109.

• Military veterans interested in going to college will want to research new benefits provided under the recently passed Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill veterans receive a tuition and fees payment that is paid directly to the school. The maximum benefit is based on the highest undergraduate tuition and fees at an in-state public university. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also provides a monthly housing allowance and an annual book stipend. The Post-9/11 GI Bill includes the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Several colleges and universities in Tennessee, including Roane State Community College, are participating in this program. Veterans may contact Sandra Grice at 865-882-4539 or gricesd@roanestate.edu or contact Diane Castle, academic advisor, at 865-882-4597 or castledl@roanestate.edu

• The Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Community College offers free classes to prepare participants to take the GED test. Day or evening classes are available Monday through Friday, for people ages 18 and over who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Individuals who are 17 years old may participate with an attendance waiver from their high school. In addition to the GED, the college also offers classes to prepare people to take exams for a variety of employment and educational opportunities: the ASVAB to join the military, PRAXIS to become a teacher’s assistant, business/industry-required basic skills exams and college placement exams. To learn more about GED classes and upcoming class orientations, call 865-539-7109.

• Bearden High School college workshop series to be held from Sept. 15-Nov. 2. Scholarships, college options, military careers and college planning for athletes are some of the topics. Check out http://beardenhs.knoxschools for more info.

 

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