Staff photo by Tim Barber. A painting of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Cedrik Daniel, "Thinking of a Dream," is on display as Chatoris Jones, Dean of Students at Chattanooga Preparatory School, speaks in front of a group of students at a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Staff photo by Tim Barber. A painting of... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. CHATTANOOGA PREP PERFORMERS All original poems, photograph, paintings and speeches on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center as part of Monday’s “Speak Like A King” event were created by Chattanooga Preparatory School students, including:Akeem BirtAshton JordanBrandon KelleyCamper CoulterCedrik DanielDenis LopezEugene DavisIsaiah DorseyJonaki HoodLeslie McClureRoberth VenturaSean Besley A dozen sixth-grade boys — black, Hispanic, white — stood behind classmate Roberth Ventura onstage Monday at the Bessie Smith Cultural … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Prep boys pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CSAS teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year April Wyatt, a geography teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, was awarded the 2019 Tom and Stella Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year Award by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance. The award recognizes outstanding geographic educators in grades 7 through 12, according to a news release. "As a former student of CSAS herself, Wyatt now uses that experience as a tool to better understand the way her students learn," said Jim Boles, principal of CSAS, in a statement. "She makes World Geography come alive for students in a way that is real and pertinent to their lives." Wyatt will be honored at the annual Tennessee Council for Social Studies conference and receive $500 from the Alliance. Kurt Butefish, director of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, said in a news release that the nomination speaks volumes about Wyatt's excellence as an educator. "The nomination shared how she makes global subject matter relevant by relating … [Read more...] about Class Notes: Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year
Two Chattanooga restaurants have failed a recent health inspection for a multitude of reasons including evidence of insects and rodents and dirty food contact surfaces. Jeffersons, located at 618 Georgia Avenue, was cited for evidence of both insects and rodents, dirty utensils and failure to prevent contamination between food prep and storage areas. The person in charge was found to be lacking in food safety knowledge and multiple non-food contact surfaces were dirty, according to the report. The failing score of 69 was later corrected to a 94. The second restaurant, La Fiesta Mexican Grill located on Hixson Pike, also received a score of 69 for employees not washing hands in between tasks, evidence of insects and failure to dispose of trash. Multiple food and non-food contact surfaces were found to be dirty and the person in charge lacked food safety knowledge, the report states. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the … [Read more...] about Two Chattanooga restaurants fail inspection due to dirty food surfaces, evidence of insects
A North Georgia restaurant has received a failing grade after a recent health inspection. Kobe Hibachi & Sushi, located at 2603 Battlefield Parkway, received a failing score of 67 after dirty knives were found stored on a magnetic strip with excessive food debris. Dirty dishes were also found in use on the sushi prep area, and they were not clean to the sight or touch. Kobe was also cited for not having documentation of the origin of the Tilapia fish. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments. 94 Easy Bistro & Bar 203 Broad Street 94 Rodizio Grill 439 Broad Street95 Jacks … [Read more...] about Dirty dishes used in food prep area, lack of documentation of fish origin cause North Georgia restaurant to fail inspection
Gallery: CHATT PREP: How Chattanooga's new all-boys charter school plans to help students succeed +12 more photos "Nothing can stop him, he's all the way up!" Boys clad in khakis and ties, sweatshirts with "PREP" written in bold letters and dress shoes shout from their seats in a cafeteria in Chattanooga's Highland Park neighborhood. "Nothing can stop him, HE'S ALL THE WAY UP!" The 65 sixth-grade boys shout these song lyrics as their math teacher waves a wrestling championship-style belt in his arms and pumps the boys to scream louder. "D.J., D.J., D.J., D.J., D.J.!" The cafeteria erupts as one of their peers, shorter than many of them with a tight haircut, climbs atop a chair to receive the "Grit Belt" that Chattanooga Preparatory School faculty members award to a different student each week. They don't choose the boy with the highest grades or the most basketball hoops made in gym, they pick the boy who has worked the hardest, participated in class the most and acted as a role … [Read more...] about How Chattanooga’s new all-boys charter school plans to help students succeed