HCSO To Host 2nd Annual Read Across America Event For Area Homeschoolers And Local Public School Readings

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Each year, public schools across America celebrate the importance of literacy on National Reading Day. This year, National Reading Day will be on Monday. During this time, elected officials, public servants, and other community stakeholders will visit local public and private schools all over our nation and our community to read to students. Unfortunately, homeschooled and non-school aged children do not always have this opportunity.

In order to help ensure this important community of children are included, on Friday, from 10 a.m.
– noon, the HCSO will host a reading event at the  West Patrol Annex at 6233 Dayton Boulevard especially for our local homeschool and non-school age children to come and be read to by Sheriff Hammond and members of the HCSO.

During this time, snacks will be provided by our local Signal Mountain Walmart and each child will receive a free children’s book courtesy of the Hamilton County READ 20 Program while supplies last. Children will also receive HCSO coloring books, crayons, and a Junior Deputy Badge. After the reading event, the HCSO K-9 Unit and UAS Division (Drone) will offer a demonstration along with a small touch-a-truck area.

Any homeschooled or non-school aged child is welcome to attend as long as a parent or guardian is present.

In addition to the homeschool event above, the HCSO will also be visiting six local public schools and private schools to read to students during the week of March 2– 6.

The location and times for the HCSO’s readings are below:

Hillcrest Elementary

March 2, 2020

9:00 am – 10:00 am

4302 Bonny Oaks Drive

 
Clifton Hills Elementary

March 2, 2020

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

1815 East 32nd Street
 

Lakeside Academy

March 2, 2020

1:20 pm – 2:30 pm

4850 Jersey Pike
 

Signal Centers, Inc.

March 3, 2020

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

109 North Germantown Road

(Private Organization)
 

Brown Academy

March 5, 2020

12:00 Noon – 12:50 pm

718 East 8th Street
 

DuPont Elementary School

March 5, 2020

9:45 am – 10:45 am

4134 Hixson Pike

Chattanooga State Continues To Aid In The Fight Against COVID-19

High Schools In Hamilton County Schools Rank As Some Of The Best In Tennessee

Chattanooga State Announces Available Scholarships


Daily news reports from the federal government indicate a critical need for supplies in the fight against the Coronavirus. Last week, Chattanooga State’s Respiratory Care program loaned ventilators ... (click for more)

Four high schools in Hamilton County Schools are in the top 35 best high schools in Tennessee in the latest Niche ratings of the 2020 Best Schools in America. The Chattanooga School for the Arts ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Community College offers various institutional scholarships to support newly admitted and continuing students. Although the typical application deadline is March 1, several ... (click for more)




Student Scene

Chattanooga State Continues To Aid In The Fight Against COVID-19

Daily news reports from the federal government indicate a critical need for supplies in the fight against the Coronavirus. Last week, Chattanooga State’s Respiratory Care program loaned ventilators to Erlanger Health Systems while the Dental program donated its supply of gloves, masks, gowns, and hand sanitizer, and the Life Sciences department donated their supply of gloves to ... (click for more)

High Schools In Hamilton County Schools Rank As Some Of The Best In Tennessee

Four high schools in Hamilton County Schools are in the top 35 best high schools in Tennessee in the latest Niche ratings of the 2020 Best Schools in America. The Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Upper (CSAS) and the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (CCA) are both ranked in the top 20 public high schools in the state. Chattanooga School for the Arts and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Georgia Coronavirus Cases Now Over 10,000; 369 Deaths

Georgia state health officials said Wednesday evening that another seven people have died from the coronavirus since Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 369. The confirmed cases are now over 10,000, at 10,189, up from 9,156 on Tuesday. Officials said 2,082 have been hospitalized in Georgia with the deadly virus - up from 1,899 on Tuesday. Whitfield County remains ... (click for more)

7 More Die Of Coronavirus In Tennessee; Cases Go To 4,362; Hamilton County Has 94 Cases With 49 Recovered

Tennessee now has 79 coronavirus deaths - up seven since the Tuesday report. Cases have gone up from 4,138 to 4,362. Officials said 449 people have been hospitalized in the state from coronavirus. The state report shows 94 cases in Hamilton County and nine deaths. Of the total cases, 49 have recovered and 27 are still in the hospital. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said ... (click for more)

Opinion

Chaos Is The Enemy

What if there is a COVID-19 conspiracy? The internet, radio talk shows, and the national news networks talk conspiracy all night and all day from all angles. Pro Trump, anti Trump, 5G network, Chinese bio-lab accident or maybe not. Could be as advertised, a new virus (read flu) that is very strong because no one has ever had it before and there is no natural built up immunity. Like ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Manny Sethi's Weekend

On Friday morning the phone rang at 1 a.m., calling Manny Sethi – who is in a race to become the next senator from Tennessee – to come to the hospital. Sethi, who is one of Nashville’s premier trauma surgeons, would then perform not one surgery, but nine more before he went back home about mid-morning on Monday. “I guess I was working about 80 hours a week in the operating room,” ... (click for more)