Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:44 AM

MCCALLIE STUDENTS SERVE THE COMMUNITY DURING MLK "DAY ON" - THE CHATTANOOGAN

McCallie students continued their tradition of honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day on rather than a day off of activities and service projects for MLK Day Monday.

Upper School students, along with 8th graders who joined their 11th-grade mentors, braved the cold weather to travel to 26 different locations throughout Chattanooga to participate in a variety of activities, ranging from assisting in the MLK Day parade, to cleaning up a cemetery, to preparing food for the homeless. The day of service concluded with an afternoon Chapel service featuring Tony Doyle with United Way of Chattanooga as guest speaker.

The locations that students traveled to include:

Chickamauga National Military Park Crabtree Farms Lookout Mountain Conservancy Lula Lake Land Trust McCoy Farms McKamey Animal Shelter Reflection Riding The Salvation Army The Tennessee River Gorge Trust Tennessee River Gardens Widows Harvest Pleasant Gardens Cemetery Highland Park Neighborhood Clean-up Linwood Baptist Church Welcome Home of Chattanooga Altemus Neighborhood Clean-up Fort Bluff Camp Dodds Avenue Clean-up Dallas Bay Church Churchville Neighborhood Clean-up Life Care Centers of Ooltewah Signal Centers Glass House Collective Clean-up Ridgeside Park Clean-up MLK Day Parade

In the Middle Schools, sixth and seventh graders participated in a Brown Eye/Blue Eye experiment that was featured in a PBS documentary.

Later, they viewed the movie Woodlawn and had discussions about both experiences.

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