Donelson School News – October 2015
Hands On Nashville Day 2015 was a success and I enjoyed helping out at Donelson Middle Prep. We painted, cleaned outdoor benches and trimmed up the trees at the front of the school.
I was happy to support the Stanford Montessori Fall Festival by donating two gift cards to local businesses (Phat Bites and Cupcake Collection) and sitting in the dunk tank for a bit. It was actually the same day as the HON Day at Donelson Middle so it was refreshing and fun!
McGavock High School’s Library received a total renovation and opened up on September 3. Executive Principal Robbin Wall reports that their circulation has doubled since opening! Check out a photo slide show of the grand opening here.
Thanks to School Leader and Founder LaKendra Butler for taking me on a tour of our new public Charter middle school, STRIVE Collegiate Academy
Donelson Middle School, Hands On Nashville 2015, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Stanford Montessori Fall Festival, STRIVE Collegiate Academy
Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.