Schools

LCES ‘Students of the Month’ for September

During the month of September these students were named “Students of the Month” in their classroom because of their great self-esteem. In front are: Jaxon Huddleston, Kali Roaden, Josiah Harness, Evan Slover, Reagan Horne, Aliyah Mull, and Emmily Wells. In the middle row are: Evie Warwick, Kelsey Burris, Easton Cox, Michael Pietroburg, Makayla Graham, Trystan Harmon, and Mikey Maggi. In the back are: Chloe Freeman, Lonna Barnette, Jordan Hosch, Dalton Jobe, Stephen Powers, and Kylie Smith. Not pictured: Sophia Lewis, Mason Caddell, Weston Smith, Payci Caldwell and Alex Kennedy.

Honoring the bus drivers

On Sept. 6 during their weekly assembly the staff and students of Lake City Elementary School celebrated their bus drivers with a special program and special gifts. Pictured below are the new owners of Butler Bus Lines, Inc., Jim and Jennifer Butler. Pictured with the Butlers are Brooklyn Howard and Nevaeh Riffey. Following the program the bus drivers were treated to a small recep- tion to honor retiring bus owners, Roger and Myra Bullock. The Bullock’s received a plaque that will be placed in the school to honor their years of service to the students of LCES.

NMS holds ‘Book Tasting’

On Sept. 17 - 18, Norris Middle School librarian, Kat Hall, and 7th grade ELA teachers, Amy Horak and Brian Jones, hosted a “Book Tasting” for 7th grade students. The hosts escorted stu- dents in to their reserved tables at “NMS Book Cafe,” where they had a chance to sample a “bite” from a variety of book genres. Each table was set with a placemat, a menu listing the book titles on the table, and a book at each place. Students had ve - six minutes to familiarize themselves with each title at their table, to jot down their own “review” of each book, and to rate the books from #1-6. Hosts also served small snacks at each table and the students certainly enjoyed being served by their waiter and waitress teachers. Book Tastings are a wonderful way to get kids engaged in reading, to familiarize them with a wide variety of genres, and help them find “good fi t” books.

RSCC EMS program starts tradition to honor alumni

Grady Rowe, second from left, is shown with the large framed photograph he received as “Paramedic Student of the Year” at Roane State’s Knox County Center for Health Services. From left: David Blevins, director of the paramedic program, Rowe, and faculty members Marty Young, Mark Bodine, and Tom Herron.
What’s hoped to become an annual tradition has been launched at Roane State’s Knox County Center for Health Services.

For the past year, a framed 16 by 20-inch photo of the program’s 2015-2016 “Paramedic Student of the Year” had been prominently displayed in the front of the classroom along with two plaques emblazoned with the names of the past 26 years of recipients.

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