Tag Archives: Dalewood Middle School

Halfway through summer already?!

6 Jul

Is it really halfway through summer already? I am never ready for summer’s halfway realization the July 4th holiday brings each year. I’m usually faced with a little sadness that the fun days of summer are on the downswing, but also experiencing a little excitement for the upcoming school year.

This summer has a little more time realization (panic?) along with it as the CreateAthon onCampus interns realized we were already more than halfway to completing our independent studies this summer. I can say with certainty the past couple of group meetings have been refreshing and encouraging. One such meeting with held with CreateHere co-founder, Helen Johnson. She encouraged us to think of our work as templates for future CreateAthon onCampus events and that the work we are completing this summer has the potential to be utilized by other classes and schools. That visualization helped us to keep our projects focused on readability for everyone and keep it human. Knowing our work has some potential staying power is major encouragement.

At the end of the summer, we will update the blog with some of the specific projects we’ve worked on this summer that include branding work, heading up some tutoring programs for Dalewood, and other reading motivational/school spirit items. I can say that we would not be working on these summer projects if our passion wasn’t already behind CreateAthon onCampus and Dalewood. A challenge behind many 24-hour events, like CreateAthon, is that they fail to live beyond those initial 24 hours. These summer independent studies are working against that challenge to bring even more excitement to CreateAthonCHA. We’ve met our “clients”, or the students, and their faces continue to serve as motivation beyond a typical target audience.


What’s new with CreateAthonCHA?

17 May

This summer, three of the junior graphic design majors who participated in CreateAthonCHA in April will be continuing work with CreateAthon-based independent studies. Elena, Dustin and Dawn will be working in conjunction with CreateHere to continue the projects that came out of the 24-hour creative blitz. While each student will be tackling different aspects of the follow-up work, they will be working together in hopes of seeing the projects come to life in Dalewood as well as seeing CreateAthon live on in future years. Make sure to add this blog to your feed reader or continue to stop by during the summer to read updates to the blog on new work and progress.

Stay tuned for another great CreateAthon-based event coming in June!

What did we create?

10 Apr

If you missed our live stream of the wrap-up presentation to the community, you can still watch the video here. Check out more details of our proposed projects, video and photos from the CreateAthon event, and more!

CreateAthon in the News!

9 Apr

Check out this article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press today to see what other people are saying about Chattanooga’s CreateAthon onCampus.


Video: Pep Rally at Dalewood Middle School

8 Apr

Just a quick video of the pep rally at Dalewood Middle this morning. Watching this video is keeping us going, reminding us of the amazing kids and teachers that we’re working for here. When we get tired or frustrated (yes, it does happen), we watch this video. Of all the tips we just posted, this is by far the most energizing thing on our list. It feels so wonderful to be working so hard for such awesome kids.