CHI Memorial Heroes Luncheon Honors 2 Teachers

Friday, November 16, 2018

Taking learning to the streets recently earned recognition for two Hamilton County teachers.  Brittany Harris, an academic coach at East Brainerd Elementary, and Colleen Ryan, a teacher at Rivermont Elementary, received the Community Outreach Award at the CHI Memorial Heroes Luncheon sponsored by the American Red Cross. Ms. Harris and Ms. Ryan are the developers of “The Passage,” a mobile classroom that goes to children's neighborhoods to make learning accessible.
 
In April 2016, Ms. Harris and Ms. Ryan bought an old mini school bus with their own money and transformed the interior into a mobile classroom they called The Passage. Ms. Harris and Ms. Ryan saw a need for the parents to have more opportunities to be active in their children’s education and for children to have more opportunities for academic growth outside of the classroom. 
 
"We feel like the best way for a student to learn is when they're having fun and excited about learning," said Ms. Ryan. “Building those relationships and connections with children as well as the community have been the most rewarding.”
 
The Passage has been helping students in Hamilton County for two years, and Ms. Harris and Ms. Ryan hope it will continue to help families for years to come. Grants and donations allow the two to provide the home learning service for free to children and their families.

To donate to or get more information on The Passage, go to https://www.thepassage423.org/.


Amber Ralls Promoted To Senior Executive Director Of Legacy Senior Living

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County

Orchard Knob Elementary School Hosts 2nd Annual Community Health Fair On March 16


Amber Ralls has been promoted to senior executive director at Legacy Senior Living, which operates a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast specializing in independent living, ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at CHI Memorial Community Health – Hixson on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All women should have one screening ... (click for more)

Orchard Knob Elementary School will again host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The free event is entering its second year and offers a community solution ... (click for more)


Living Well

Amber Ralls Promoted To Senior Executive Director Of Legacy Senior Living

Amber Ralls has been promoted to senior executive director at Legacy Senior Living, which operates a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast specializing in independent living, assisted living or Alzheimer’s care services. In her new role, Ms. Ralls will oversee management of three Virginia-based facilities: Renaissance of Annandale; a memory care community ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Mammography Health Coach To Visit Hamilton County

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at CHI Memorial Community Health – Hixson on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year. Any woman who meets these age guidelines and has not had a mammogram in the past 12 ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Schools Have 2-Hour Delay

Hamilton County Schools will open on a two-hour delay today. The extra time will provide daylight for drivers on their way to school this morning. School-age childcare will open on the normal schedule at all locations. The district will continue to monitor rainfall and water levels throughout the day and the remainder of the week. Bradley County Schools, Cleveland Schools and ... (click for more)

2 Hikers Rescued From Swift Moving Water In Walker County Wednesday Morning

First responders in Walker County rescued two men Wednesday morning trapped by the swift moving waters of East Armuchee Creek. Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue and the Georgia Department of Corrections, along with deputies from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a call for help at 8:49 a.m. coming from the Chattahoochee National Forest. Emergency c ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)