McCallie Blog

Daily Classes to Start Later Next Year

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 06, 2017

Even as summer begins with the excitement of vacations and trips to the pool, planning has already begun for the 2017-18 school year on the Ridge.

With an eye toward helping boys get more rest to improve school performance, McCallie will institute a  new weekly schedule for the 2017-18 school year, moving the start of academic classes to 8:55 a.m. every school day. This last year, classes began at 8:30 on four days a week and 8:55 on Wednesday mornings.

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Topics: parents, school news

John Green ‘84 to head McCallie's Honor Fund

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on June 05, 2017

John Green, a 1984 McCallie alumnus, has joined the school’s development office as the director of McCallie's Honor Fund.

In his new role, Green will oversee McCallie’s annual giving campaign, which provides key support to the school’s operations in addition to tuition and endowment support.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome John into this new role, where he can bring his wealth of experience to bear on one of the most important parts of our development efforts,” said McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns ‘87.

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Topics: Alumni News, honor fund, class of 1984, development

McCallie Rowers Earn National Silver Medal

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 30, 2017

National Silver Medalist Boys' Senior Four

Highlighted by a second-place finish for the boy’s varsity four, a bronze medal in the girl’s junior four, and a fifth-place finish in the boy’s junior four, the McCallie and GPS rowing squads turned in a historic performance at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) National Championships.  The SRAA Nationals had over 179 teams compete in32 different categories.  Teams came from as far away as California, Arizona, Florida, New York and Canada, as well as other states.  All of the competitors had to advance from regional qualifiers. The senior four field had 32 entries, the girls and 

boys junior fours competed against 23 other teams.

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Topics: rowing, Athletics, national achievement

Ilozor wins Student of Integrity Award

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 30, 2017

Senior boarding student Ovi Ilozor was recognized by the Better Business Bureau, Inc. of Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia as one of its Student of Integrity Award winners for 2017. 

Ilozor, from Ann Arbor, Mich., was one of ten students selected for the award from Tennessee counties Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie, and Van Buren, and Georgia counties Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield. 

Ilozor was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 

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Topics: class of 2017

McCallie State Champion: Hakim McMorris, Decathlon

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on May 24, 2017

Hakim McMorris won nine of 10 events May 23 and 24 to win the TSSAA Division II Decathlon State Championship at the Middle Tennessee State University track.

A junior boarding student from Santa Ana, Calif., Hakim collected a first-place point total of 6,892 points. The second-place competitor, Briarcrest's Daniel Tell, had 6,204 points.

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Topics: Athletics, Track and Field, decathlon, class of 2018