McCallie students continued their tradition of honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “day on” rather than a “day off” of activities and service projects for MLK Day Monday.
Upper School students, along with 8th graders who joined their 11th-grade mentors, braved the cold weather to travel to 26 different locations throughout Chattanooga to participate in a variety of activities, ranging from assisting in the MLK Day parade, to cleaning up a cemetery, to preparing food for the homeless. The day of service concluded with an afternoon Chapel service featuring Tony Doyle with United Way of Chattanooga as guest speaker.
The locations that students traveled to include:
Chickamauga National Military Park
Lookout Mountain Conservancy
Lula Lake Land Trust
McKamey Animal Shelter
The Salvation Army
The Tennessee River Gorge Trust
Tennessee River Gardens
Pleasant Gardens Cemetery
Highland Park Neighborhood Clean-up
Linwood Baptist Church
Welcome Home of Chattanooga
Altemus Neighborhood Clean-up
Fort Bluff Camp
Dodds Avenue Clean-up
Dallas Bay Church
Churchville Neighborhood Clean-up
Life Care Centers of Ooltewah
Glass House Collective Clean-up
Ridgeside Park Clean-up
MLK Day Parade
In the Middle Schools, sixth and seventh graders participated in a “Brown Eye/Blue Eye” experiment that was featured in a PBS documentary.
Later, they viewed the movie “Woodlawn” and had discussions about both experiences.