Donelson School News – March-April 2017
Mayor Barry has launched a new private-public initiative, Opportunity Now, which seeks to support youth employment. See flyers below for details and contact information if interested in having your son or daughter be part of this program and learn some strong life skills.
Many thanks to Grace Church of the Nazarene and other community partners who created 780 food bags so kids at Two Rivers Middle Prep who are in need wouldn’t go hungry during Spring Break. Channel 5 did a news story on their efforts here.
The Country Music Association announced their 2017 Music Teachers Excellence Honorees and McGavock High School Band Directors John Hazlett and John Womack were both among those being honored! Congratulations to both directors! This is very well-deserved and we thank you for the many ways you enrich the lives of McGavock Band students every day.
Donelson School News, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15
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.