McCallie Holds Groundbreaking For New Science Building

Monday, April 28, 2014
Pictured from left to right are Elliott Davenport ’78, Dr. Kirk Walker ’69, Hal Daughdrill III ’73 and David Stonecipher ’59.
Pictured from left to right are Elliott Davenport ’78, Dr. Kirk Walker ’69, Hal Daughdrill III ’73 and David Stonecipher ’59.

The first new academic building on the McCallie School campus since the 1970s will begin to take shape this summer as school administrators and trustees held a groundbreaking ceremony April 25 for Walker Hall.

 

Named for outgoing headmaster Dr.

Kirk Walker ’69, Walker Hall will be dedicated to the teachings of science and technology for Upper School students.

 

“Obviously we need more space,” said science department chair David Mouron ’73. “We have more students taking science than we actually have students in the Upper School.”

 

The 40,000-square-foot facility will open in January 2016. Administrators expect it to transform the campus experience, expanding the classroom possibilities not only in the sciences but across the curriculum.

 

“We have a remarkable science faculty, and what they are able to achieve is amazing,” Dr. Walker said. “Particularly given the spaces in which they have been operating. I am very excited for the future of McCallie and for our science program. In that same space, we will be able to add some very rich technology. It will be a very dynamic space for all of us. I am deeply honored that my name is going to be on the building.”

 

McCallie’s goal is to make available to students some of the most sophisticated equipment and software available. Walker Hall will allow spaces where students will be free to explore advanced robotics, video production, animation, engineering and architectural design, as well as learn programming code and app development.


GNTC Holds Graduation Ceremony For Its Paralegal Certificate Program

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held a graduation ceremony for the Paralegal Certificate program at the auditorium on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. Paralegals are crucial members of a law firm’s team. They also have job opportunities in the legal departments of large corporations, government offices, and as independent contractors. Paralegals specialize ... (click for more)

Former Baylor School Headmaster Douglas Hale to Retire From Pennsylvania School

Douglas Hale, head of school at Mercersburg Academy in  Mercersburg, Pa., announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the  2015-2016 school year. Mr. Hale has served as Mercersburg’s head of school since his appointment in  1997. He went to Mercersburg after 24 years at Baylor School in  Chattanooga, where he had been a teacher, associate headmaster, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Detective Karl Fields Terminated On Code Of Conduct Charges

Karl Fields, former Chattanooga Police detective, was terminated on Wednesday, on code of conduct charges. The Chattanooga Police Department received a correspondence from the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office o n Sept. 4, 2014,  informing them of allegations of inappropriate behavior committed by a CPD investigator during the course of a rape investigation. ... (click for more)

Autopsy Says 5-Year-Old Whitwell Boy Died Of Blunt Force Trauma

An autopsy on five-year-old Lucas Dillon of Whitwell says he died of blunt force trauma. The TBI is investigating the death, which is being treated as a homicide. The child, who lived on Jewell Lane Road. was injured on Saturday and died in a hospital on Monday. Lucas was a student at Whitwell Head Start. . (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)