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McCallie students gather gifts to make Christmas special for area children

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on December 19, 2017

With exams over for the Fall semester and Christmas Break under way, the McCallie community will take time to spend with family and friends to celebrate this special season. However, before leaving for the semester, students in the Upper and Middle schools gave generously to ensure this Christmas season is a merry one for others who may not have as much during the holidays.

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Topics: christmas, McCallie School, public purpose

The Stories That Shape Us: Christmas 2015 Reflections

Posted by Lee Burns on December 11, 2015


Headmaster Lee Burns '87

Transcript of Chapel talk given by Lee Burns '87, McCallie Headmaster, on December 10, 2015

On July 27th, I happily noticed on my calendar that I had a meeting with sophomore Benjamin Stipanov. I look forward to and enjoy meetings with students, especially ones that students take the initiative to arrange.

Benjamin brought in a large bag. I had no idea why he wanted to meet or what was in the bag, but I was curious.

“Remember what you said during your chapel talk last December?” he began. I did recall my chapel message, and I was delighted that he seemed to as well. I know from personal experience that teenage boys aren’t always apt to enjoy, appreciate and remember formal and sometimes preachy talks by adults, so I was surprised.

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Topics: atari, boys, Campus Life, christmas, First Person, inspiration, mindset, motivation, Posts from the Ridge, O Captain! My Captain!

A Christmas List Worth Wanting

Posted by Lee Burns on December 11, 2014

The following talk was delivered by Headmaster Lee Burns '87 to the Upper School student body in Chapel on December 10, 2014.

Photo from Candlelight 2014 by Lawson Whitaker

I want to begin by thanking the 150 or so of you who participated in Candlelight this past weekend. Your music was beautiful, and it helped me to begin to prepare my heart and mind for the holiday season. December is a holy time for Jews and Christians, and If you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas in the upcoming days, I hope it is a special time for you and your family.

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Topics: christmas, Christmas story, wish list, Featured, First Person, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight

My Christmas Story

Posted by Kenny Sholl on December 20, 2010

Men of McCallie,

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Topics: christmas, exams, A Word to the Wise, First Person, memories, parents, Upper School Life

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