Life On Point Students At East Lake Academy Host Autism Awareness Event

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Over 250 parents and students gathered at East Lake Academy to learn more about identifying and living with autism. The program was hosted by 25 of the students in the school’s Life On Point group. Each year, Life On Point facilitators help students identify their ability to create change in their community by encouraging students to choose and carry out a service project.  

Participants walked through a series of interactive, student-led stations designed to share facts and illustrate the challenges of living with autism. Each station had a math, science or language component. Participants earned puzzle pieces after completing each activity and exchanged them for a prize at the end of the night.  

Becky Kean, East Lake Academy Life On Point facilitator said, “I am proud of how the students conducted themselves and took ownership of the event. I loved walking past the stations and hearing the students passionately sharing what they have learned through their research.”

Lakesha Carson, principal of East Lake Academy said, “To watch the students take an idea of their own, research the topic, plan the details, organize the layout, and then lead each station is what teaching and learning are all about at ELA. We are grateful for the collaboration and support that our students received from On Point and our parents for supporting their efforts in autism awareness.” 

Special thanks to Little Caesars, McDonald’s and the Chattanooga Autism Center for supporting this project.  



Bright School Presents First Citizen Of The World Award

Becoming wise and compassionate citizens of the world is part of the educational experience at The Bright School, officials said. This year, the school is honoring young alumni for the first time with an award to recognize leadership in service to others. The Class of 2017 presented the inaugural Citizen of the World Award Friday at graduation to Mimi Vance ’10, who graduated ... (click for more)

Virginia College Hosts Bring A Friend Event And Culture Days

Virginia College in Chattanooga will host a Bring a Friend Event and Culture Day on Tuesday and  Wednesday, from  10 a.m. to noon  at the campus at 721 Eastgate Loop. The event is free and open to the public, as the community is invited to experience a day in the life of a Virginia College student. The event will feature refreshments, campus ... (click for more)

Motorcyclist Dies After Crossing Center Line On Bonny Oaks Drive

A motorcyclist died after crossing the center line on Bonny Oaks Drive on Friday night. Chattanooga Police responded at 6:43 p.m. to a traffic crash at 7100 Bonny Oaks Dr.   A Jeep Renegade driven by 33-year-old Christina L. Cangelier was traveling east on Bonny Oaks Drive when a Suzuki motorcycle crossed the double yellow line and struck the Jeep head on. The ... (click for more)

Richard Anderson, 29, Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153

Richard Anderson II, 29, was killed Friday night, while trying to cross Highway 153.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:36 p.m. to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck.   A Honda Civic driven by Kelsey Hamilton, 20, was traveling southbound on Highway 153 in the middle lane with other traffic in adjacent lanes.   Mr. Anderson, wearing ... (click for more)

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial/Decoration Day officially became rooted in the American consciousness by Major General and then head of the fraternal organization of the Grand Army of the Republic Commander in Chief John A. Logan's General Order No. 11., which publicly conveyed that, “the 30th day of May 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Those Who Said Nothing

I have two wonderful friends who are smart – each has a doctorate. One, a left-leaning liberal, is not bothered in the least by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' sweeping cuts and changes to public education. “Trump will be impeached before any of her plans can take place” is the promise. My other chum so far to the right the guy needs a turn signal. “I’ve been watching this ... (click for more)