Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of Feb. 12

Monday, February 12, 2018
Cleveland City Schools Board of Education will meet on Monday, 5:30 pm at the Administrative Office Building. Click here to view the agenda. For more information contact Andrea Byerly, 423-472-9571, abyerly@clevelandschools.org. 
  
 
Cleveland Middle School hosts the Mildred Maupin Spelling Bee on Tuesday, 4:00 pm. Middle school students will compete in the spelling bee, and the top five winners will advance to the regional Scripps Spelling Bee in Chattanooga.  For more information contact Leneda Laing, 423-479-9641, llaing@clevelandschools.org
    
 
Parent Teacher Conferences: 
Cleveland Middle School - Monday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  
 
PTO Meetings: 
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L. Ross Elementary - Thursday, 8:30 am
  
 
Cleveland City Schools will honor Presidents' Day on Monday, February 19; all schools and offices will be closed. Tuesday, February 20, will be a Staff Development Day for the educators of Cleveland City Schools. No school for students. 

Lee Symphonic Band To Perform Wednesday

Pelegrin To Read At Lee’s Writer’s Festival Feb. 28

Lee To Host High School Art Exhibit


Lee University’s Symphonic Band will present its spring concert on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center, under the direction of Dr. Mark Bailey, professor of music and conductor for the ... (click for more)

Lee University will continue the 2018-19 Writer’s Festival with a reading by poet Alison Pelegrin on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Lecture Hall, located in Lee’s Helen DeVos College ... (click for more)

Lee University will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the fourth annual High School Art Exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception will be located ... (click for more)


Student Scene

Lee Symphonic Band To Perform Wednesday

Lee University’s Symphonic Band will present its spring concert on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center, under the direction of Dr. Mark Bailey, professor of music and conductor for the evening’s performance. The program will feature works such as “Fantasy on a Spanish Hymn” by Steve Dunn, “Journey to the Lion’s Castle” by Rosano Galante, and “Havendance” by Lee’s own Dr. ... (click for more)

Pelegrin To Read At Lee’s Writer’s Festival Feb. 28

Lee University will continue the 2018-19 Writer’s Festival with a reading by poet Alison Pelegrin on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Lecture Hall, located in Lee’s Helen DeVos College of Education. Ms. Pelegrin has written several poetry collections, including the 2018 Diode Chapbook Prize winner, “Our Lady of the Flood,” and the 2006 Akron Poetry Prize winner, “Big ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Schools Closed On Friday; Other Schools Announce Closings Or Delays

Hamilton County Schools will be closed on Friday due to the amount of rain that has fallen in the last few hours and the amount expected between now and tomorrow. School-age child care will be open at seven locations from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. to assist parents. The locations for child care are: Battle Academy, East Brainerd Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, Harrison Elementary, ... (click for more)

City Report Says Ballard Had Pattern Of Sexual Harassment Over Female Trainees; Attorney Says He Looks Forward To Returning To Work

A city report says an instructor over police academies had a pattern of sexual harassment against female cadets. Two female trainees initially filed the complaint against instructor Ricky Ballard. Ballard was suspended earlier this month for 160 hours without pay over the sexual allegations. Four female cadets said they received unwanted hugs from Ballard. They said Ballard ... (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 - And Response (3)

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)