I Am Hamilton T-Shirt Presented To Jonathan McKenney Of Signal Mountain

Monday, December 3, 2018
Charlie Baker, a sixth-grader at Signal Mountain Middle/High, and District 2 Board Member Kathy Lennon present Jonathan McKenney with the I Am Hamilton t-shirt.
Charlie Baker, a sixth-grader at Signal Mountain Middle/High, and District 2 Board Member Kathy Lennon present Jonathan McKenney with the I Am Hamilton t-shirt.

Jonathan McKenney, a bus driver for schools on Signal Mountain, received an “I Am Hamilton” t-shirt for keeping children safe on the bus ride home from school. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that "positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children they serve." 
 
A parent wrote Hamilton County Schools to commend Mr. McKenney for his quick thinking that kept her son safe on his way home from school recently.  The parent wrote that it was an afternoon like most when it was time for her son to get home from school.  The dogs were “going nuts” because it was time for their boy to get home.  On this day, the bus stopped, but a car did not and passed the bus where the child would normally be when getting off the bus.

“Mr. McKenney told Charlie to wait because he saw the SUV coming,” the parent wrote. “If Jonathan McKenney had not been watchful or if he had been too rushed, Charlie would have been in the road when the car passed the bus.”
 
The parent wrote about how Mr. McKenney rewards the children weekly for good behavior and encourages them to look out for each other and to do great things at school. “Words are not adequate to express how thankful our family is to have this dedicated man as our bus driver,” the parent wrote.  
 
“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers and community members, providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. 

"Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community," officials said.  "If you know someone worthy of recognition in the 'I am Hamilton' series, let us know.  Send a short message that describes the difference the person makes in the lives of children each day in Hamilton County Schools.  Include the person’s name, connection to Hamilton County Schools, your name and your connection to Hamilton County Schools.  Send the nomination to communications@hcde.org.  Your nomination could be the next 'I am Hamilton.'"



Cleveland City Schools' Activities For The Week Of Feb. 18

Chattanooga State Polytech Academy Open House Scheduled For Feb. 25

Central High School’s National Honor Society Donates To Erlanger’s Oncology Center


George R. Stuart Elementary hosts Shane's Rib Shack Spirit Night on Wednesday, 4:00-10:00 pm. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246 , rshelton@clevelandschools.org . ... (click for more)

The Polytech Academy at Chattanooga State will hold an Open House on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. in room 341 of the Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts & Sciences building (CETAS). Visitors ... (click for more)

During January and February, the National Honor Society at Central High School completed a project to collect hats and books from students and faculty at the school to donate to Erlanger. The ... (click for more)


Student Scene

Cleveland City Schools' Activities For The Week Of Feb. 18

George R. Stuart Elementary hosts Shane's Rib Shack Spirit Night on Wednesday, 4:00-10:00 pm. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246 , rshelton@clevelandschools.org . Blythe Bower Family Engagement hosts a Community Services Fair on Thursday, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Little Theater. With 30 different organizations represented, the fair is designed to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Polytech Academy Open House Scheduled For Feb. 25

The Polytech Academy at Chattanooga State will hold an Open House on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. in room 341 of the Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts & Sciences building (CETAS). Visitors may use the West Entrance roadway to reach the CETAS building. Established in 2017 by the Early College Department working in partnership with the Engineering & Information Technologies ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Waggoner Pleads Guilty To 2nd-Degree Murder In 2016 Death Of Bradley Aaron Powell, Whose Body Was Found On Lookout

The trial of the Chattanooga man accused of killing Bradley Aaron Powell in 2016 was supposed to begin Tuesday. Instead, 24-year-old Cody Waggoner entered the Marion County Courthouse in Jasper and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Mr. Powell’s death. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison, and taken immediately to the county jail to begin that incarceration. ... (click for more)

Man In His 20s In Critical Condition After Shooting At Hixson Apartment

A man in his 20s was in critical condition after a shooting at a Hixson apartment complex on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at River City North Apartments in the 3800 block of Hixson Pike. The victim was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. (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)