Staff photo by Tim Barber. A painting of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Cedrik Daniel, "Thinking of a Dream," is on display as Chatoris Jones, Dean of Students at Chattanooga Preparatory School, speaks in front of a group of students at a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Staff photo by Tim Barber. A painting of... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. CHATTANOOGA PREP PERFORMERS All original poems, photograph, paintings and speeches on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center as part of Monday’s “Speak Like A King” event were created by Chattanooga Preparatory School students, including:Akeem BirtAshton JordanBrandon KelleyCamper CoulterCedrik DanielDenis LopezEugene DavisIsaiah DorseyJonaki HoodLeslie McClureRoberth VenturaSean Besley A dozen sixth-grade boys — black, Hispanic, white — stood behind classmate Roberth Ventura onstage Monday at the Bessie Smith Cultural … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Prep boys pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CSAS teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year April Wyatt, a geography teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, was awarded the 2019 Tom and Stella Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year Award by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance. The award recognizes outstanding geographic educators in grades 7 through 12, according to a news release. "As a former student of CSAS herself, Wyatt now uses that experience as a tool to better understand the way her students learn," said Jim Boles, principal of CSAS, in a statement. "She makes World Geography come alive for students in a way that is real and pertinent to their lives." Wyatt will be honored at the annual Tennessee Council for Social Studies conference and receive $500 from the Alliance. Kurt Butefish, director of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, said in a news release that the nomination speaks volumes about Wyatt's excellence as an educator. "The nomination shared how she makes global subject matter relevant by relating … [Read more...] about Class Notes: Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year
Gallery: Champion of Healthcare +6 more photos Chattanooga is home to Tennessee's biggest health insurer, the world's biggest disability insurer, a half dozen nursing and medical colleges and three healthy, competitive hospital systems with differing investor-owned, nonprofit and government ownership models. Collectively, more than 25,000 persons in Chattanooga work in some means of delivering, insuring and supporting health care. But health care is far more than just a major employer in town. For most of us at some point in our lives, health care becomes very personal and those who deliver and support it essential to our well being. So for the past three years, Edge magazine, in partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has recognized those who put the "care" in health care. From nearly 200 nominations received from the public about health care providers, administrators and volunteers who have made health care better … [Read more...] about Recognizing the people who put the ‘care’ in Chattanooga area health care
First-year LaFayette coach Paul Ellis, second from right, has the Ramblers off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2014. First-year LaFayette coach Paul Ellis, second from right,... Photo by Erin O. Smith /Times Free Press. Every football season has its surprises, and in northwestern Georgia this year four teams have stood out early with upset wins and quick starts. Most notable is LaFayette, where former Fort Payne (Alabama) coach Paul Ellis has instilled a no-nonsense approach that focuses on fundamentals. The Ramblers, who have not won more than three games since 2011, have close victories over Model and Fannin County for their first 2-0 start since 2014. "The thing I've been most proud of is we've gotten behind in both games and the kids and coaches did not panic," Ellis said. "The Model game we went down in the fourth quarter and answered the next play and went back ahead, and against Fannin, they went straight down and scored on us after we went … [Read more...] about Four area Georgia prep football teams off to surprising good starts
The Associated Press Updated 2:41 pm CDT, Monday, August 20, 2018 The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through August 20, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote: Division I - Class 6ARecord Pts 1. Oakland (9) 1-0 150 2. Maryville (7) 1-0 143 3. Whitehaven 1-0 108 4. Blackman 1-0 10 5. Ravenwood 1-0 65 6. Cane Ridge 1-0 62 7. Germantown 1-0 61 8. Farragut 1-0 58 9. Smyrna 1-0 41 10. Bradley Central 0-1 20 MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing SAPD: Man tried to keep his friend from driving home drunk, then he was choked to death Media: San Antonio Express-News LFD: Occupied vehicle goes up in flames near gas pump in north Laredo Media: Cesar Martinez Man … [Read more...] about Tennessee Football Prep Polls