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Campus Construction & Expansion Update

September 02, 2015
By Tate's School

Tate’s School‘s Executive Management Team is pleased to announce that after a lengthy selection process, Merit Construction has been selected to build our new 9,000+ square foot Athletic & Dining Hall Facility. “I am enthusiastic about working with Merit due to their extensive experience and expertise in education-related construction”, said Joe Tate, Director of New Development. “Barry Byrd Architecture has done an amazing job designing the building which will resemble a Kentucky horse stable.”  The facility will include a stage for theatrical productions, an indoor Gym for P.E. and sports, a dining area and a kitchen where nutritionally-sound meals will be served daily.

Some of the utility infrastructure was completed this week with the installation of a water supply line that will service the new building and the installation of a fire hydrant that will service our expanding middle school campus. The official groundbreaking will be announced in the coming weeks and we will do our best to ensure that our expansion includes unique opportunities for student learning.

Part of our expansion also includes the installation of a dedicated high speed fiber Internet upgrade as well as a new campus-wide phone and communications system.  All classrooms and offices will benefit from this upgrade which should be completed within the next few weeks

Thank you for your support as we embark on an exciting new chapter at Tate’s.

Alumni Spotlight: John David Cobb

September 01, 2015
By Brenda Seagraves

Have a history question?  John David Cobb could probably answer it with 100% accuracy. 

Over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend, John David participated in the National History Bee Finals competition in Louisville, Kentucky.  The 2015 National History Bee was the largest academic competition EVER in the history of the world with over 3500 participants.  While there, John David tied for fourth in the Middle School Division National Championship in the History of Science.  He WON the Middle School National Championship in Ancient History scoring a perfect 100% on the exam.

John David also qualified through Duke TIP to take the S.A.T in January 2015.  At the age of 13, he scored in the top 10% among high school seniors which got him an invitation to Duke for the Grand Recognition Ceremony.

John David got involved in the National History Bee in fifth grade (2013) when Mrs. Anderson (computer/technology teacher) found /researched the competition and thought some of our Tate’s students might enjoy it.  That year, John David was 41st in the nation; the following year he was 5th in the nation!

Many of you may not know that John David is also moderately to severely deaf, making those speedy Quiz Bowl Competitions quite a challenge.  He has to ask each moderator not to cover their mouth and to speak clearly when speaking.  He has joked that in the competitions he has to ‘think faster than the speed of sound.”

Tate’s School is so very proud of you, John David!

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