"This has been a great opportunity. This second year, you can see the difference in the complexity of tasks that the teachers have offered. We saw results last year. This year we're looking for those double digit gains, aggressive gains."
"The sun, and the moon. They are both pulling on the earth. What type of tide are we in?"
"And they are excited about it. The students were talking about it, and then in the 6th grade students, that anticipation was amazing to see."
"Like the classroom is like quiet. But at the boot camp, we have like more activities, and more things to do."
"It re-focuses them. It puts them in a new environment, and it helps them re-focus, and just gives them a new experience."
"Because it's harder to do a group settings and to do things that take a lot of hands on activities with only one teacher in the room, and you've got 6 different things going on."
"Last year, we set the bar pretty high. This year, not only are we here at the Chattanoogan again with 4 full ballrooms, but we also have FSG Bank here sponsoring us."
"You know, I was at home one evening, and was watching the news and I learned that it is a cohesive effort between not only the students and the teachers, but the parents had to get involved. And I said, well, we're a community bank. This is right up our alley, and something that is so important for us to do."
"We have over 50 volunteers here, supporting our students, working with our students, motivating our students, and that's what it takes. We know we can't do the job alone, so we appreciate the community stepping in to give us that support."