McCallie Blog

Five current seniors earn National AP Scholar honors in Advanced Placement Testing

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on September 07, 2017

McCallie once again excelled in Advanced Placement exams over the past year, with results significantly stronger than state and national norms and with scores unmatched in the region. Most notably, 13 students — including five current seniors in the Class of 2018 — were awarded the highest honor of National AP Scholar for earning 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams and having an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams.

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Topics: Upper School Life, advanced placement, AP, Awards

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

TEPS sophomore leadership organization inducts 22 new McCallie men as members

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 27, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, the TEPS leadership organization at McCallie inducted 22 students for membership in the sophomore leadership organization for the 2017-18 school year during an induction ceremony in the Chapel.

TEPS is the school’s leadership organization for sophomores who have demonstrated spirit, service and leadership on campus. These characteristics are seen on athletic teams, on musical stages, in clubs, in organizations, in publications or in the theater.

The group is named for Dr. Thomas Edwards Peck Woods who taught at McCallie and served as associate headmaster from 1921 to 1948. During his time at McCallie, Dr. Woods’ name was synonymous with spirit, service and leadership, and TEPS exists to recognize and nurture those values.

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Topics: Upper School Life, TEPS, Student Organizations

Caves

Posted by Billy Faires on May 16, 2016

Duncan Moore '16 is the first senior in 13 years to be named Valedictorian of his class and also receive the Grayson Medal, the highest award the school offers, honoring the student who most singularly represents the ideals and qualities sought in a McCallie Man. Mr. Moore will attend Yale University in the fall. The transcript of his address at Commencement is below.

This year, about a week before school started, all the Pressly RAs came to campus to prepare for the incoming class of freshman. Half of each day was spent in constructive activities, learning how to approach messy rooms, smelly laundry, and unruly 15-year-olds.

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Topics: Campus Life, caving, commencement, First Person, friendship, graduation, leadership, relationships, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), spelunking, Upper School Life, valedictorian, valedictory address

The Next Steps

Posted by Billy Faires on May 16, 2016

Banner Brock '16, recipient of the Walker Casey Award, delivered the devotional at the Baccalaureate service for the graduating Class of 2016. Mr. Brock will attend Clemson University in the fall. The transcript of his talk is below.

During my time at McCallie, I have grown physically, spiritually, and mentally. I have matured, learned a lot, and really enjoyed myself. We all have. Our years together have flown by, as if everything is moving in fast motion. After all this time of nonstop activity, tonight we all have the opportunity to slow down, to stop for a moment and reflect.

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Topics: baccalaureate, class of 2016, faith, First Person, friendship, guidance, mccallie, mentors, relationships, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), Upper School Life