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: CHATT PREP: How Chattanooga's new all-boys charter school plans to help students succeed +12 more photos "Nothing can stop him, he's all the way up!" Boys clad in khakis and ties, sweatshirts with "PREP" written in bold letters and dress shoes shout from their seats in a cafeteria in Chattanooga's Highland Park neighborhood. "Nothing can stop him, HE'S ALL THE WAY UP!" The 65 sixth-grade boys shout these song lyrics as their math teacher waves a wrestling championship-style belt in his arms and pumps the boys to scream louder. "D.J., D.J., D.J., D.J., D.J.!" The cafeteria erupts as one of their peers, shorter than many of them with a tight haircut, climbs atop a chair to receive the "Grit Belt" that Chattanooga Preparatory School faculty members award to a different student each week. They don't choose the boy with the highest grades or the most basketball hoops made in gym, they pick the boy who has worked the hardest, participated in class the most and acted as a role … [Read more...] about How Chattanooga’s new all-boys charter school plans to help students succeed
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is readying the former Air National Guard site to hold future hangars or parking. The airport is seeking approval from a city planning panel next week to abandon a sewer easement and a nearby road right of way to speed future reuse of the 13-acre tract off Airport Road. "It's all tied to the development of that site," said Terry Hart, the airport's chief executive officer. The former National Guard buildings, some of the oldest structures at Lovell Field, have been torn down and the rubble is being cleared. Hart said there's no redevelopment commitment by any company, including air maintenance provider West Star Aviation. The company just finished a $20 million expansion project nearby, including two large hangars, and it expects to have about 140 people working at the airport by year's end. "They've not committed. We're hopeful," said Hart. "We value our relationship with them." He said the airport is either prepping the site for West Star, another … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport eyes hangars, parking on old National Guard site
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