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• Greenway School invites interested families to tour and meet the faculty at a visitors' open house 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct 10. A fully-accredited, private, independent middle school -- grades six through eight. Greenway is now enrolling for fall 2011. In classes of only 10 to 14 students, the college-track curriculum is taught by experienced, licensed teachers in a nurturing environment. Greenway provides hands-on learning in all subjects, a laptop computer to every student and free after-school care. Students are encouraged to advance to their highest level. Located in West Knoxville, Greenway is a day school that draws students from Knox and surrounding counties. For more information, visit www.greenwayschool.edu or call 865-777-0197.

• The University of Tennessee and Hardin Valley Academy chemistry departments will host a lecture series. Talks by UT Chemistry professors on the real-world applications of chemistry 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4 (MPR), Dr. Louis Guiochon - Using Chemistry to Improve Health. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 (MPR), Dr. Georges Guiochon - What is that Stuff? How do you Find Out? 7:30 p.m, Tuesday, Jan. 18 (In Auditorium), Dr. John Bartmess - Living with Chemicals Everywhere. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 (In Auditorium), Dr. Craig Barnes - Dioxygen: A Unique Molecule. 7:30 p.m.,Tuesday, March 8 (In Auditorium), Dr. Mike Best - Something in Organic Chemistry. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 (In Auditorium), Dr. Bob Compton - Buckyballs. The lectures are organized by the Science department at Hardin Valley Academy and the STEM Academy. For more information contact Debbie Sayers.

•The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society currently is recruiting schools in its area to participate in the 2011 Olive Garden Pasta for Pennies program. To learn more about how your school can take part in this grassroots effort call 614-331-2980.


• Farragut High School drama presents “The Outsiders,” a play based on the novel by S. E. Hinton. 7:30 p.m., Sept 30 - Oct 2. 3 p.m., Oct 3, in Wells auditorium on the FHS campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more infomation, call 865-671-7167.

• Webb School of Knoxville Lower School students will have the opportunity to meet and listen to famed children’s poet and the nation's first Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, 10 a.m. Wed. Oct 6, in the lower school commons. Prelutsky is also scheduled to speak at the University of Tennessee at 7 p.m., Oct 6 in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. He also will make several public appearances during the week and will conclude his visit Sunday, October 10, when he will perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in its Family Concert Series, in celebration of KSO’s 75th anniversary.

• Students at St. John Neumann Catholic School recently helped the students at Knoxville Catholic High School by participating in the annual Catholic versus Webb can food drive. All the cans collected by the participating schools will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

• Farragut High School Varsity Dance Team will host a pancake breakfast 8-10a.m., Sat., Oct. 9, at Aubrey's in Farragut. Cost is $5 per person. To purchase tickets, you may contact a member of the dance team, call the high school at 865-966-9775 or contact Kathy Hartman at 865-964-3588. Tickets will be available at the door.

 

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