Learning Challenged Students Beat Odds To Graduate High School

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bachman Academy will graduate twelve seniors on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. This is the second largest graduating class since the Academy
changed its focus in 1999 to educating children with learning disabilities.

"For students who have a long history of academic difficulties, graduating high school is an amazing achievement," said Paul Jette,
headmaster at the Academy. "This is the first significant accomplishment
most of them have seen. We are so proud of them and proud to have played
a part in their success."

These twelve students have big plans for next fall. Most of them plan to attend college or trade school, and they have a variety of aspirations for future careers such as teaching, firefighting, interior design, training horses, photography, forestry, computer networking, and
graphic art and design.

The Bachman Academy Class of 2008 includes students from the Chattanooga area, the greater Tennessee Valley, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.

Bachman Academy is a private nonprofit middle and high school for students with learning challenges like Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia and Asperger's Syndrome.

To learn more about Bachman Academy, call 423 479-4523, or check them out on the web at www.bachmanacademy.org.

McCallie TEPS Adds 17 New Members In Fall 2016 inductions

The TEPS leadership organization at McCallie on Friday inducted 17 students for membership in the sophomore leadership organization for the 2016-17 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, ... (click for more)

Magnet School Application Period Opens Nov. 1

Parents or guardians may apply for their children to attend one of the Hamilton County’s magnet schools listed below beginning Nov. 1.  The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2017.   Online applications will be on the home page of www.hcde.org , under the Parents and Students section starting Nov. 1, with paper applications available at any magnet school in Hamilton County ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Shepherd Road Tuesday Evening

Two people were shot Tuesday evening on Shepherd Road. Chattanooga Police were dispatched just before  6:30 p.m.   Tuesday,  to a parties shot call in the 1900 block of Shepherd Road.   Upon arrival, police were told two injured parties were transported to a local hospital via personal vehicle.  Both victims told investigators they were walking ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)