McCallie Students Have Day Of Health, Service, College Prep And Testing

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The McCallie sophomore class was occupied with the PLAN test on Monday and the remainder of the Upper School student body encountered a variety of offerings and learning experiences.

In the morning, freshmen went to the Chickamauga Battlefield to help clear away brush, a service that has become a regular part of the school year for students. Meanwhile, the College Guidance Office held a series of meetings for juniors to prepare them for their final year in the college search process. 

Lastly, seniors were offered a series of talks and presentations on "What Every McCallie Man Should Know." The sessions included information on "Turning 18 and The Law," "Personal Finance," "The College Freshman Experience," "The Dangers Of Binge Drinking," and "How To Live A Life Of Excellence."

In the afternoon, the students enjoyed a Health Fair. Organized by the school infirmary and Director of Student Health Chris Gomez '93, the fair offered nearly 20 booths and included screenings and informational sessions from a variety of staff members and outside guests. Free blood pressure checks, eye tests and spirometery evaluations, tests for posture and balance, and information on nutrition and hand cleanliness were among the offerings. Two of the most popular stops were one offering boys an amusing but point-making experience at the physiological complications of "texting and driving" and another giving them information about resting versus active heart rates.

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