NEWPORT—Two new faces in the Cocke County School System this year are those of Holly Tungett and Kenny Cody, Site Coordinators for the non-profit Communities in Schools in Tennessee, whose focus is to help chronically absent students overcome obstacles to their school attendance.
(Because we are at the beginning of another school year, the next three columns will be reprints of previous columns offering hints and tips on how to get your kids ready and out the door for school.)
MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College’s Department of Music and Theatre will hold auditions for the fall production of “Mr. Burns” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3, 4 and 5 in the theatre of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. The play will be produced in October.
It takes a team effort for children to be successful in school. The teacher’s role is carried out primarily at school, while the parents’ real impact happens mostly at home.
MORRISTOWN—The Morristown Campus of Walters State Community College will participate in an active-shooter emergency exercise on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
MORRISTOWN—“Celebrating Literacy: Collaboration in Action” is the 10th Annual East Tennessee Literacy Conference, hosted by Walters State on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Attendees will leave with “take it to the classroom” advice from
KNOXVILLE—Officials with Carson-Newman University, the city of Knoxville and the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday in recognition of the grand opening of the new Carson-Newman Knoxville Education Center, located at 9261 Middlebrook Pike.
A man was traveling alone with his preschool grandson when the boy lost interest in his toys and other distractions in the airport. Disruptive behavior was imminent. Grandpa was losing his patience and was working hard not to raise his voice.
MORRISTOWN—The Children’s Choir at Walters State Community College is now enrolling students for the fall semester. The age range is grade three through six.
Employers say they have trouble finding new hires with good oral communication skills. But relatively few schools explicitly teach those skills, and even fewer teach them with real-world workplace scenarios.
JOHNSON CITY—Several local students were among those earning Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2019 semester at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University.
MORRISTOWN--Walters State Community College plans a fall semester Adult Learner Kickoff Monday, Aug. 5, on the Morristown Campus. The event is free and will be held in the R. Jack Fishman Library. Students can come anytime between 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
MORRISTOWN--Upcoming noncredit classes offered by Walters State Community College include A Supervisor’s Toolkit, OSHA Safety Training and Construction Safety Training, ISO 9001, and drone certification. For information or to register for any class, contact Kellie Hendrix at Kellie.Hendrix@w…
Leland Michael was feeling pretty jaded one morning as two different sets of parents stopped him in the school supplies aisle to complain about how much they had to get their kids this year.
MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College has been recognized for excellence in fundraising by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
HARROGATE—Lincoln Memorial University has announced the names of students earning Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2019 semester. To achieve this rank, a student must be a full-time undergraduate and have a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.
MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College has appointed Jason Wilder of Jonesborough to serve as its new veterans coordinator. Wilder served as a Marine for 8 years and previously served as records coordinator at East Tennessee State University.
Teaching confident speaking and communication skills to middle-school students can lay the groundwork for greater success even before they enter high school and also help them prepare for college or a career.
NASHVILLE—McKenzie Hope Jones, daughter of Heather Jones, an employee of Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District, is a local recipient of the $3,000 Leslie B. Enoch, II Scholarship.
NEWPORT—An average of 30 students per day attended the 2019 Summer STEM Academy held recently to prepare incoming high school freshmen be better equipped for their future science courses.
MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College will offer popular general election courses at Cocke County High School and at Cherokee High School in Hawkins County during fall semester.
Cassidy L. Allen, Jarred M. Alley, Mikayla G. Alley, Lily K. Asbury, Callie D. Atkins, Curtis W. Atkins, Teanna L. Ball, Xavier M. Ball, Alexis B. Barbee, Chase L. Barger, Jordan A. Barton, Heavan M. Baxter, Abigail M. Becker, Ruth L. Becker, Donte C. Belton, Kaitlin L. Bible, Jalina R. Bish…
HARROGATE, TN—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) awarded 571 degrees during its Spring Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Tex Arena on the main campus in Harrogate. Noted Lincoln and Civil War historian Dr. Allen Guelzo delivered the commencement address and received the Univ…
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that kids spend up to seven hours a day on screens. With summer vacation there is an increased amount of free time available for using computers and mobile devices.
MORRISTOWN—Walters State Community College has announced the names of students earning the distinctions of President’s List and Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester.