McGavock Barn Ribbon Cutting

Donelson School News – September 2016

I was honored to be part of the ribbon cutting for the new barn at Raider Ranch, a great addition that will expand teaching opportunities in the agriculture department at McGavock High School.  Students, teachers and animals were very happy at the enhanced facilities.

 

McGavock Barn Ribbon Cutting

Pennington Elementary is undergoing a much needed renovation and addition.  Here is a rendering below of what the final look of the school will be once complete.

Pennington Elementary Rendering

Saturday, September 24th from 8:30am to 12:30pm will be the annual Hands On Nashville Day.  Pennington Elementary is the school in our community that will receive support.  Sign up at the link above and come on out to help spruce up one of our great schools in Donelson!

Saturday, September 24th from 10am to 3pm will also be the 4th Annual Grace Run Car & Bike Show, presented by Grace Church of the Nazarene.  All proceeds go back into our local community to help homeless school children purchase school attire and food.  Come on out and support this very worthy cause!

Grace Run Car and Bike Show

The annual School Choice Festival to learn about all of our Metro schools and your options will be on Saturday, September 24th from 1-4pm at the Music City Center.  See flyer below for details.

School Choice Flyer

Big thanks to Gaylord Opryland Hotel for partnering with McGavock cluster middle school students in providing hands-on educational opportunities across multiple departments at the company.  Check out an article about this new partnership here.

Big thanks as well to Hip Donelson for donating $2,000 towards replacing the books and supplies to Hickman Elementary when smoke and water damage occurred after a fire back on August 9th.  Read about this donation and check presentation here.

Donelson neighbor Brian Earley and founder of Think2Change is hosting an event to bring greater awareness to bullying in our schools.  Dare You 2 Move will be an event at a few of Donelson’s schools on October 26th where Brian will share his personal story called Power of One, detailing his struggles with abuse and how one person changed his life.  In Brian’s words, “Dare You 2 Move will not only challenge students to be the power of one in someone’s life, but to also never let their circumstances define them.”  Visit Brian’s website for more information.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes presents “Fields of Faith” on October 12, 2016 at 7pm on the football field.  See flyer below for details.

Fields of Faith - You Are Invited

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  • 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.

Jeff Syracuse, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Metro Council District 15


Jeff Syracuse

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.