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Family Fun ’17 at FIS

Hundreds of Farragut Intermediate School students and their parents joined FIS faculty at Family Fun Night 2017.

Principal Reggie Mosley said the event — which took place Friday, March 3, in the school and was sponsored by FIS PTA — is the school’s biggest fundraiser.

Mosley said the school’s goal is to have a ratio of two students per electronic learning device.

“That comes with fundraising,” he said. “You’ve got to raise the funds to make that happen, so we have done that over the last three years. Every year, we always earmark ‘X’ number of dollars in big money. I think we have spent close to $500,000 just in a three-year window just to make sure we have those devices in our school.”

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FHS PTSO Accident Avoidance classes

Farragut High School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization is offering an opportunity for FHS students to acquire defensive driving skills.

Students are urged to sign up now for the Accident Avoidance Workshop, which will be held Thursday, April 27, Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, at FHS. The April 27 session would run from 6:24 to 9:54 p.m.

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Frank R. Strang Senior Center celebrates 19 years in style

About 200 members of Frank R. Strang Senior Center turned out to celebrate the center’s 19th anniversary with musical entertainment and food.

“It’s a happy celebration,” Lauren Monahan, Strang director, said during the event in the center, 109 Lovell Heights Road just outside of Farragut, Wednesday, March 8.

“I want you to know how much I appreciate what you have done and do for your community. Happy anniversary,” Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said.

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Shedden is 1st FIS tech teacher

Farragut Intermediate School has a new technology teacher to help the school reach its goals.

Kristi Shedden, FIS’s first technology teacher, returned to the classroom to teach fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students how to operate technological devices such as Smart phones and computers; how to use them responsibly and safely; how to solve problems and research topics and how to be creative on the devices.

“I have the privilege to teach every child in this school,” Shedden said.

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