This Week At Cleveland City Schools

Monday, December 19, 2016
Cleveland High School Leadership IV students will present their final projects to the Board of Education on Monday, 11:30 am. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571, abyerly@clevelandschools.org.
  
 
George R. Stuart Elementary Christmas Concert will be Monday in the Stuart auditorium. The K, 2nd, and 4th grade performances will begin at 6:00 pm. The 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade performances will begin at 7:15 pm. Refreshments will be available for purchase between performances; proceeds will help fund the musical this year.
For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246, rsheleton@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
Cleveland High School Fine Arts Christmas Festival will be Monday, 7:00 pm in the Raider Dining Hall. Artwork from our CHS Art Department will be on display and some will be available for purchase.  All three choirs will perform with special guest appearances from the CHS Dance Team and the SPED department. Cost is $5 plus a canned food item. For more information contact Shirley Pace, space@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
Cleveland Middle School hosts SheCares on Tuesday, 7:00 am. Students are encouraged to bring their mom or the special lady that fills her shoes to school for a light breakfast and guided bonding time together. For more information contact Leneda Laing, 423-479-9641, llaing@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
E.L. Ross Elementary Show Choir Caroling Trip will be Tuesday. The choir will perform holiday favorites at Chili's, United Community Bank, WTNB TV, and Bradley Healthcare. For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274, learby@clevelandschools.org.


Sale Creek School Students Are Ready For Eclipse 2017

Two International Automotive Components (IAC) Group employees dropped by Sale Creek Middle High School Friday to deliver solar eclipse glasses and Moon Pies to every student in the school. IAC Group is an automotive supplier with a plant in Dayton.  Human Resources Manager Jim Barrie and HR Assistant Kadie Bodden packaged the glasses and Moon Pies together, and then ... (click for more)

Convocation Opens McCallie 2017-18 School Year

McCallie School’s student body and faculty gathered on the Spencer J. McCallie III Quadrangle to begin the 2017-18 school year.  Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 opened the Convocation ceremony by reminding the student body of the value of McCallie and the importance of shared values. He encouraged the boys to take risks during the coming school year and stretch themselves academically, ... (click for more)

Coolidge Park Crowd Gets Twilight, Cricket Chirping As Solar Eclipse Arrives

A crowd at Coolidge Park and the nearby Walnut Street Bridge got twilight and cricket chirping as the heralded solar eclipse finally arrived at mid-afternoon Monday. As the moon moved across the sun around 2:30 p.m., birds quit chirping and began to roost. Crickets started going full force. Lights on the Market Street Bridge began to flicker on. The event, sponsored by Comcast, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport President Gets New Contract Amid Double-Digit Growth, Improvements

Chattanooga Airport President Terry Hart has been given a six-year extension on his contract amid double-digit passenger increases and a host of airport improvements. There is no increase in his $158,377 pay, but the board plans to put in annual performance reviews with some built-in bonuses. Jim Hall, vice chairman of the Airport Board, said it is also important that the ... (click for more)

Tom Decosimo: My Great-Great-Grandparents Are Buried At The Confederate Cemetery - And Response

To Mayor Berke, I cannot add any more to the very fine comments made in opposition to your empty jester to remove the city as a trustee of the Confederate Cemetery. I can, however, add some personal perspective as my great-great-grandparents are buried there. Penelope McDermott Cooke was a Daughter of the Confederacy and was concerned the remains of the Confederates who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Writing From Bragg Avenue

Far and away, my favorite comment on destroying statues appeared on my Facebook page the other day and, believe it or not, it was the clear-minded Times Free Press Sports Editor Stephen Hargis who penned, “This statue offends me! It must be torn down!” Underneath his fiery words, the long-suffered UT football fan posted a picture of the bronze monument outside of Bryant-Denny stadium ... (click for more)