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Middle School awards announced, eighth-graders honored

Posted by Jim Tanner on May 17, 2018

On May 8, students in the Middle School gathered with family and friends to celebrate another special and successful year in McDonald Hall with Middle School Awards Day in the morning followed by the Eighth Grade Celebration that evening in the Chapel.

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Topics: academics, leadership, McCallie School, middle school

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

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