Education is one of Rockwood 2000’s Chartered goals. In 2010, we made a concerted effort to expand our contributions to Education. Rockwood 2000 Educational goals are to continue these programs, or restructure as necessary, to benefit as many individuals as possible. We continue to look for additional opportunities to develop or expand on our Educational goals and contributions. At present, we are supporting the Rockwood community in the following ways:
Ridgeview Elementary School
Contributed $500 towards a trip to the State Capitol for all six Fifth Grade classes. While there, students toured the Capitol Building, observed Tennessee law makers in action, and met with their local State Representative and the State Senator.
Rockwood Middle School
In 2010, several teachers and community volunteers launched an after-school Glee Club for interested students. Thirty (30) students responded but, since this activity was not part of the regular curriculum, there were no start-up funds. Rockwood 2000 donated $200 for the purchase of sheet music and in 2011 donated $700 for a keyboard.
Rockwood High School Beginning in 2011, a deserving RHS senior was selected for a $1,000 scholarship to be paid to the trade school or college of the student's choice. Miss Kiley Gunter, currently attending Chattanooga State, was the first scholarship winner.
One Hundred Twenty Five dollar donation to Roane County Imagination Library, which will provide books for ten area children for a year.
Educational Forums Occasionally events present us with the opportunity to provide educational forums to the general public. One such instance was the June 2011 election of several new City Council members. Rockwood 2000 hosted a “meet the candidates” question and answer session at City Hall, which was open to all Rockwood residents. All candidates running for City Council were invited to attend; all questions asked of each candidate came from the audience, and Rockwood 2000 provided the moderator.
Community Education Award
In 2011, Rockwood 2000 was recognized by the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society with a Community Education Award. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary Society of women educators. The Society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education.