Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy
We have several students, staff and parents who give their time, energy and resources to Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy. Calvin Donaldson is an elementary (K-5th grade) school located in an urban setting in south Chattanooga, right near the foot of Lookout Mountain in the Alton Park area. The students are largely African-American and from underprivileged families. The school is on the failing school list and receives extra federal funding to address the academic deficiencies, but this still does not even come close to meeting their needs academically. Volunteers help with basic reading, writing and math skills. Students and adults go once a week or bi-weekly on the same day at the same time. This sort of regularity helps create continuity for the kids, the teacher and the volunteer. The availability for volunteers is anytime between 8:30am and 3:00pm. There are even opportunities for families to participate together. Staff and parents of Hilger students are good friends with those who work, and place volunteers, at Calvin Donaldson. Lastly, please be reassured that the campus of Calvin Donaldson is a safe place for you and/or your children to participate. For information on how to participate, please contact us.
Hilger Highlight Yearbook
Established in the fall of 2012, the HHL Yearbook Staff (comprised of students and led by an HHL staff or faculty member) works throughout the school year to produce Hilger’s very own high school yearbook, the Hilger Highlight. Students are able to utilize and develop their God-given talents in photography, graphic design, and journalism in a fun way. The Yearbook Staff is also responsible to market and sell the yearbook, host fund-raisers like an annual Coffee House, attend and document special Hilger events, and engage with the student body. This past year, under the leadership of Jonathan and Zachary Fowler, along with several other HHL students, the Yearbook Staff successfully conquered their 4th edition. If you or your son/daughter would like to join the team, please contact us. (Many of the amazing pictures on our website are from our Yearbook Staff and Jonathan Fowler Photography!)
Widows Harvest Ministry
Widows Harvest Ministry invites homeschooling families of the Chattanooga area to participate in work projects (construction, paint, yard work, etc.) that will help students learn skills in home repair, bless widows in our city, and count as community service time on top of all that. Widows Harvest Ministry is a ministry to widows and by widows (they have a prayer ministry) that has had a presence in Chattanooga for the last three decades. Several local schools are currently working with them and they thought it would be a good idea to get the word out to the homeschooling community as well. Anyone interested should call their office at 423-266-0260 to ask questions or set up a schedule.
Church Clean up Day
We have a clean up day each semester at the church building where we meet for classes, First Alliance Church. Stay tuned for the day and time. Rumor has it, we provide coffee and donuts for all who help…