High School Students, Parents, And Staff Invited To PEF College Knowledge Lunch Breaks

Thursday, October 17, 2013

High school students, parents and high school employees from all over Southeast Tennessee are invited to attend the Public Education Foundation's College Knowledge Lunch Breaks.  These monthly lunch time workshops will focus on college related topics such as essay writing, college financial planning and college admission.  Other adults who work with or advise students on the road to post-secondary success are invited as well.

PEF Vice President of College and Career Success Stacy Lightfoot said, "One of the most important decisions our students will make is to continue on to college. PEF’s College and Career Readiness work focuses on encouraging students to attend college, and provides them and their families with support and access to help them accomplish this goal.

The Public Education Foundation will host sessions this fall and in the spring of 2014.  Here are the dates and subjects for the four fall sessions:

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Power of the Written Word: Essays/Letters of Recommendation

Tuesday, Oct. 29

There’s a College for Everyone: What Colleges Look for in Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Top 10 Financial Planning Mistakes Made by Parents

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Post-Secondary Options

All the sessions will be from 12-1 p.m.  PEF will provide an optional lunch for $5 a person.  Lunches must be pre-ordered, so RSVPs for lunch are required.

All the workshops will be held in the Public Education Foundation office on the third floor in the Ruth Holmberg Center for Excellence.  PEF is at 100 East 10th Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37402.

For more information, contact Stacy Lightfoot at 423 648-4443 or slightfoot@pefchattanooga.org.


Cleveland City Schools Announce Activities For The Week Of Aug. 31

Cleveland City Schools Board of Education hosts a New Teacher Reception on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:00 pm at George R. Stuart Elementary School. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571 , abyerly@clevelandschools.org . Cleveland City Schools Board of Education Meeting will be Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 pm at George R. Stuart ... (click for more)

Central High Class Of 1960 To Have 55th Reunion On Sept. 11

The Chattanooga Central High School Class of 1960 is having its 55th reunion on Friday, Sept. 11, at the Mountain City Club, 721 Chestnut St. Mix & Mingle begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:15 p.m .   Cost is $40 per person.  Checks should be payable to CHS Class of 1960 and mailed to Pam Harless Miller, 254 South Crest Road, Chattanooga, Tn., 37404-5521. ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Seeking Court Approval To Sell Trenton Family Practice For $350,000

Hutcheson Medical Center, continuing to make cost-cutting measures, is seeking court approval to sell the Trenton Family Practice at Trenton, Ga., for $350,000. Ted Rumley, county executive for Dade County, said the medical center is so important for the county that officials have arranged for the Dade County Industrial Development Authority to buy it. He said arrangements ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says Chattanooga Shooting Was Illustration Of "Islam Terrorism"

"Communism with a god.” That’s how Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond sees Islam.   He also said Muslims are aiming to overtake Tennessee. He said, "They want Tennessee. They are building mosques as fast as they can."   In an address to the Pachyderm Club on Monday, Sheriff Hammond spoke again to the community on the effects of radical Islam and the dangers ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Is Right On The Muslim Threat

Sheriff Hammond is exactly correct on the Muslims in Tennessee.  He sees with clear eyes the problem with the Muslims in our state and country.  They do want to take over Tennessee.  Our politicians are selling us down the river and allowing the trouble makers to dig in like tics and suck out the life's blood of our Constitution and take us over.  They ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My September Garden

As we begin the annual pilgrimage into fall, I walk through my garden and, in the spirit of Orchids and Onions, I see colorful mums starting to flower at the same time dried-up weeds are begging to be pulled. So as we turn the calendar to September, here are some things that catch my eye: A COLORFUL MUM to Chattanooga State for unveiling the Michael Hennen Hospitality Center in ... (click for more)