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Students partner with Salvation Army to help provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on November 22, 2017

As the McCallie community pauses to give thanks and spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving, our students also understand the importance of giving back to those who are in need of kindness and generosity at this time of year.

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Topics: community service, McCallie School, middle school, Upper School Life, Salvation Army

McCallie opens 2017-18 school year with Convocation

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on August 15, 2017

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, physically, socially, and spiritually while supporting and accepting the differences and diversity that make McCallie special.

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Topics: McCallie School, middle school, Upper School Life, Convocation

McCallie Awards Middle School Spring Tornado Award Winners

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 28, 2017

The Spring 2017 Middle School Tornado Award winners: Front row, from left: Loch Murray, Rahul Patel, Connor Bronze, Jackson Cook, Sebastian Leinberger, and Levi Lebovitz. Back row, from left: Evan Winnie, Lentz Reynolds, Bennett McNabb, Adam Polen, Ethan Jones, Amaar Memon, Jake Tremain, and Alex Williams. not pictured: Morgan Haynes.

This week the Middle School honored the best of the best from the world of Blue Tornado athletics and the arts for the spring.

For some, being the best in sports means being able to run faster, throw the ball farther, or score the winning goal. In the arts, the best performer or actor is often given top honors.

But the Tornado Awards honor something that is far more important, it recognizes who is the best teammate on each Middle School team and artistic endeavor at McCallie.

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Topics: middle school, music, Athletics, Arts

McCallie win two titles in TCA Region 2 chess tournament

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on March 06, 2017

McCallie students performed exceptionally well at the Tennessee Chess Association Region 2 Team Chess Tournament, winning two region championships and sending three teams to the state finals.

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Topics: middle school, Chess

A lifetime of education

Posted by Jim Tanner on April 15, 2016

Middle School Head Lynn Goss reflects on his career in education. This piece can be seen in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of McCallie Magazine.

Where has the time gone?

Isn’t this the question we continue to ask ourselves as we grow older?

As our children begin their journey to adulthood, we continue to be amazed how quickly the time passes. One day they are starting school; the next they are graduating.

Retirement? Isn’t that something that we often talk about, but we think that it will never arrive?

We won’t ever be that old, will we? Last year, I heard a quote that rang true for me at this point in my life/career. “The days are long, but the years are short.” This statement from author Gretchen Rubin sums up how I feel at this point in my life.

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Topics: Campus Life, character, duty, administration, First Person, leadership, learning, middle school, retirement, Posts from the Ridge, O Captain! My Captain!, teachers, teaching

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