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Welcome to SDHS News page for the 2019-2020 school year!

A snapshot of the events and news at SDHS! Our students will amaze you with their news!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year Trojans

The Soddy Daisy Web Team is busy getting the Teacher's pages and contact information up to date this year. We hope to start publishing news articles shortly. Please check back. Our Twitter page @SDTrojans does have lots of great news and current events there! Check us out!


Week of May 13th, 2019

The Soddy Daisy Trojans participated in the TSSAA Sectional Championships. The Lady Trojans earned 51 points and 3rd place overall and will be sending athletes to the State Champs on May 23rd. Please congratulate these amazing athletes.

Point scorers:
Kelsey Henderson was 1st in the Pentathlon – 10 pts
Gracie Gilreath ran 1:03.96 in the 400m dash – 2 pts
Gabrielle Beckett ran 2:26.36 in the 800m run (School Record!) – 6 pts
Bailey Branam ran 5:30.31 in the 1600m run – 4 pts
Katilee Croft ran 12:37.68 in the 3200m run – 1 pt
Kelsey Henderson ran 15:37 in the 100m hurdles (School Record!) – 8 pts
Kelsey Henderson ran 47:93 in the 300m hurdles (School Record!) – 6 pts
Bailey Branam, Addie Miller, Katilee Croft, Gabrielle Beckett ran 10:19.76 in the 4x800m relay – 10 pts
Kelsey Henderson jumped 33’10” in the Triple Jump – 4pts

Progressing to State Champs:
Kelsey Henderson – Pentathlon
Gabrielle Beckett – 800m run Kelsey Henderson – 100m hurdles
Kelsey Henderson – 300m hurdles
Bailey Branam, Addie Miller, Katilee Croft, Gabrielle Beckett – 4x800m relay


Week of May 6th, 2019

Seniors Last Elementary Walkthrough

The seniors had their last Elementary School walkthrough at Soddy, Daisy, and Allen Elementary. Though it's bittersweet, our seniors are excited to graduate! Congrats!

Elementary School Walkthrough

Spanish Culinary Field Trip

The advanced Spanish students went on a culinary experience field trip today. First we went to los Gordos bakery then on to El Meson restaurant in Hixson. The students ordered in Spanish and got to experience some authentic treats from the bakery.

Group Picture

Arcade Architects Video Game Competition and Tournament

Chatt Cycle is a video game that was created by a 4 person team of seniors.  The students spent 15 weeks building the game, which involved coding, graphics, animation and video editing. They presented the final game for the judges to critique for the Arcade Architects video game contest. Judges from the Public Education Foundation had a good time playing the game.

Judging Team
Judges playing the game

Part of the video game contest was creating swag to promote the game at a trade show.  Pins, train whistles, and pop up displays were all part of the marketing plan.

Swag for the game

After the presentation was completed, the Team shared their story with the T.I.M.E. students and organized a video game tournament for them to participate in. 

Game Play

Local news was here at SDHS ton interview our winning team. The news story will be posted here once it as aired. Students were also given prize money and earned an Oculus Go for the computer department. PEF will be hosting our team at the Chatt FAB Institute on June 19th so that they can share the project and the process they went thru to create this award winning project with other teachers across the United States.

Local News

Senior Celebration for the Class of 2019

SDHS celebrated the success of all our seniors this week at the Class of 2019 Senior Celebration and the entire school cheered them off with a fond farewell. 

Senior Celebration

Ceremony

Senior Walk


Week of April 29th, 2019

SDHS Prom

The Junior Class presented the 2019 prom, "The Enchanted Garden." Everyone had a blast!

2019 Prom

Armed Forces Day Parade

SDHS Band and JROTC participated in the Armed Forces Day Parade in Chattanooga to honor all our brave service men and women.  All of Hamilton County Bands marched together! 

Armed Forces Day Parade

SDHS in the Top 100 Schools in Tennessee

The Top 100 high schools in Tennessee includes seven from Hamilton County Schools in the latest rankings from the U.S. News and World Report. Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts (8) was ranked in the top ten high schools in Tennessee, Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State (31) and Signal Mountain Middle/High (33) were in the top 35. Soddy Daisy High (61), Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (66), STEM School Chattanooga (73) and East Hamilton Middle/High (89) were also included in the top 100 schools in the state. Click here to read more!

Forensics Showcase

The forensics team is having a showcase this Friday night and Saturday night at 6pm, both nights. Friday night they will be presenting their one act play. It is a 45 minute production of the play "Belongings", by Daniel Fenton. Saturday night they will be performing pieces that students have competed with this year.

They will also present two group interps. One is called "Thriller" and the second is called "Dear America". "Thriller" is a spoof about zombies. It's fun and hilarious (and there isn't anything scary about it). "Dear America" is a dramatic story of the men who served during Vietnam and the families whose sons and daughters served.

The showcase is free and open to everyone. We hope you will join us!

Bus Idling

According to recent studies by the American Lung Association and the EPA, Hamilton County has again developed poor air quality, and emissions from school bus idling at drop off areas are contributing to that. Click here to view the data collected from our busses in the mornings, Myths versus Facts of Bus Idling, and more information about being idle free.


Week of April 22nd, 2019

Science Field Trip

Thank you to Amanda Williams, Chemistry teacher at SDHS, and NWU, for bringing students to the 5th grade classes to teach lessons about water filtration, calculating a water leak, and making a personal water meter. Great learning for all!

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Chattanooga Youth Gallery 

The Chattanooga Youth Gallery is a local art exhibition for Chattanooga area students. This includes public, private, and magnet schools in Chattanooga and Cleveland.
Paige and Erin had pieces accepted into the show. Paige won Best in Show in the photography contest and will be awarded tonight at the exhibition by Jim Coppinger and Dr. Bryan Johnson. If you see either of these ladies during the day, please tell them congratulations.

Unified Track Meet

Soddy Daisy High hosted the 2019 Regional Unified Track Meet yesterday. Soddy Daisy took first place in 2 events and placed second in three events, thus advancing the Soddy Daisy Unified team to State Champs in Murfreesboro during Spring Fling! East Hamilton High took first place overall team scores. Soddy Daisy High took second place overall.  Congratulations Soddy Daisy High and East Hamilton High!

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No Bake Cookie Dough

A big thank you to No Bake Cookie Dough for speaking to the marketing classes and providing samples. It’s great when former marketing students share their success with our students!

 No Bake Cookie Dough Image

2020 Distinguished Young Woman

The 2020 Soddy Daisy Distinguished Young Woman is Annabelle Sapp! First alternate is McCallie Adams. Second Alternate is Kyla Downs. Congratulations!

2020 Young Distinguished Woman

Color Guard Auditions

SDHS Color Guard Auditions are invite only and will take place on May 3rd. Training Sessions are April 29th through May 2nd.

Color Guard Auditions

‚ÄčEarth Day Clean Up

Future Ready Institute Environmental Science Students spent Earth Day working on campus beautification! Earth Day was on Monday, April 22nd. What can you do to make our earth better? Read More.

Campus Beautification Clean Up Day

T-shirts available in the school store

Senior Attackman Blake Morrow 

Senior Attackman and all-time leading scorer, Blake Morrow, recently scored his 100th career goal as a Trojan.

Blake Morrow Photo


Week of April 15th, 2019

  • Tuesday: All day Track - TSSAA Regional Pentathlon/Decathlon @ SDHS
  • Tuesday: 5 – 8pm Softball -SD v McMinn Co. @ MCHS
  • Wednesday: All day Track - TSSAA Regional Pentathlon/Decathlon @ SDHS
  • Wednesday: 7:30 – 10am EOC - Eng 10 & US History (Blocks 2, 1, 4, 5)
  • Wednesday: 6 – 8pm Baseball - SD v Ooltewah - FR
  • Thursday: All day Baseball - Trojan Classic - V - TBA
  • Thursday: 7:30 – 9:30am EOC - Eng 9, US History (Blocks 5, 2, 4, 1)
  • Thursday: 3 – 7pm Stadium-SDMS Track Meet
  • Friday: All day Baseball - Trojan Classic - V - TBA
  • Friday: No school!
  • Friday: All day Softball -Soddy Daisy Tournament @ Warner Park - V - TBD
  • Saturday: All day Baseball - Trojan Classic - V - TBA
  • Saturday: 7:50pm – 2:10pm ROTC - Team Building @ Racoon Mountain
  • Sunday: ROTC Team Building @ Racoon Mountain

  • SDHS Track Meet

    Congrats to Soddy Daisy on hosting their very first track meet on their brand new running track. Great competitors and open to public for use after school hours, Soddy Daisy High has another winner. All day Track - TSSAA Regional Pentathlon/Decathlon @ SDHS.

    SDHS First track meet on new trackSDHS track meet on new track

    A few of SDHS's Juniors and Seniors will be on a trip to the UTC Tech Symposium on April 18th with Mr. Moore where they will learn about new Big Idea's coming up in our futures.

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    Week of April 8th, 2019

    SDHS Forensics State Tournament Results

    The SDHS Forensics Team placed 3rd with their One Act Play “Belongings”. The Interp “Thriller “ placed 4th. 10 students overall placed in finals, with Meredith Baker and Morgan Baker placing 3rd in Duo Interp, Brady Harris placing 3rd in After Dinner Speaking, Sarah Cardwell placing 3rd in TV Broadcasting and Maddi Gann placing 3rd in Solo acting. 5 students placed in finals in the top 6 in their events.

    SECC Youth Conservation Corps Job Opportunities

    The SECC Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) In-Town Crew engages motivated young adults, ages 16–18, in a program that combines training and education with impactful conservation and service projects throughout the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park lands. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, re-vegetation, and much more. This program focuses on engaging local youth in meaningful learning and service opportunities in their communities. Anyone interested may go to the website below and see the available positions! Click here to go to the SECC Website!

    Bilingual Book Night

    The advanced Spanish students from SDHS hosted a bilingual book night for elementary kids. Students read books in Spanish and English to about 20-25 children, helped with crafts and taught them color words.

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    Best ACT Practices Panel

    Thursday, during third block there will be a panel discussion about ACT best practices/strategies and feedback from our top ACT performing seniors in Mrs. Greever’s room. This is open to any sophomores or juniors wanting to hear from their peers about their experiences with the ACT and practical suggestions for maximizing their scores. Any students who will be taking the ACT on Saturday are encouraged to attend!

    Blood Drive Updates

    Blood Drive sign-ups are April 8th through the 10th. The Blood Drive is Thursday the 11th. Also, make sure you bring some type of picture ID such as a driver’s license or a state ID.

    Blood Drive Logo

    2019 RAGNAR Relay

    The SDHS 2019 RAGNAR Trail Team will head to Atlanta on Thursday the 11th after school to defend their title as the High School champions at the 124 mile RAGNAR Trail Relay in Atlanta GA. Make sure you wish them the best of luck!

    SDHS Winterguard Nationals

    The SDHS Winter Guard team returned to the national stage as a World Championship Semi-Finalist! Couldn’t be more happy and proud of our kids for their hard work and dedication this season to make our goals a reality! Special thanks to our incredibly talented and supportive staff, and thank you to all of those who came out to support the students! Congrats SDHS! 

    SDHS Winterguard Team Photo


    Week of April 1st, 2019

    Robotics Team Robot Demonstration

    The Tennessee Valley Authority sponsors hundreds of robotics teams in the area. Soddy Daisy High School was invited to showcase their robots this year, and the two Robot VEX teams participated in competition at the downtown TVA complex along with dozens of other local teams. The types of robots included were VEX, Tetrix, For Inspiration of Science and Technology (FIRST), LEGO, and Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE). Soddy Daisy High School will be the first ever local school to participate in MATE which is an underwater robot. Congratulations to the team for the wonderful experience.

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    Lane Scholarship Recipient

    Lane College has awarded the “Power of Potential” scholarship to 30 seniors from seven high schools in Hamilton County Schools. Lane College is a private, Christian, historically black college in Jackson, TN. The Power of Potential Scholarship is available to any Hamilton County high school senior who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who is excited about attending a historically black college or university, and who demonstrates perseverance and leadership. The interested seniors must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, principal, community or business leader, and complete the Lane College application for admission. Our very own LaTauvia Rogers was awarded the scholarship, make sure you congratulate her if you see her!

    Man of Troy

    Congratulations to former Trojan and SDHS Hall of Famer Judge Shattuck on a remarkable career and retirement. We are so proud of you!

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    Science Fair at SDHS

    Once again, the 4th grade from Daisy Elementary visited Soddy Daisy High School for a Spring Science Experience. Through collaboration, the elementary teachers and high school science teachers were able to develop activities for the students based on the 4th grade science standards. Soddy Daisy High School science students facilitated various stations as elementary students were guided through.

    Kids Science Fair at SDHSKids Science Fair at SDHS



    Locker Room Upgrade

    The girls locker room now has a new, much needed floor! Congrats SDHS!

    Girls' Locker Room Image

    Recycling Winner

    Congratulations to Mr. Boeck for winning the recycling competition! Help make our school a little greener and recycle! The recycling is picked up every Tuesday and counted throughout the month!

    Lane College Scholarship

    Lane College has awarded the “Power of Potential” scholarship to 30 seniors from seven high schools in Hamilton County Schools. Lane College is a private, Christian, historically black college in Jackson, TN. The Power of Potential Scholarship is available to any Hamilton County high school senior who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who is excited about attending a historically black college or university, and who demonstrates perseverance and leadership. Congratulations to our very own LaTauvia Rogers who was awarded the scholarship, make sure to congratulate her if you see her around!

    SDHS Track Meet

    The SDHS Trojans competed at Hixson with 12 other teams. This was an all running meet (no field events). The Lady Trojans were victorious 1st place and the Men gained 2nd place. Please congratulate them when you see them today!

    The FBI Visits SDHS

    On April 4th, the FBI visited SDHS in the media center during 3rd block in the form of Cindy Adamz' son-in-law Jason Youngblood. He is an FBI agent that came to talk to students that were interested in hearing more about the recruiting process!

    SDHS Forensics Team Big Wins!

    The SDHS Forensics Team came home with huge accomplishments! The team placed 1st in the District, with Sarah Cardwell being named Best Actress and KatieBelle Hatfield being named Best Interp Actress. In individual events, 27 students are advancing to State. The team had eight 1st places, eleven 2nd places, four 3rd places and three 4th places (top 4 advance to State)! The two group Interps, "Thriller" and "Dear America", placed 1st and 2nd which means both will advance and compete at State.

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    SDHS Spring Band Concert

    The SDHS free Spring concert will be on Thursday May 9th, 2019. The concert will take place at 7P.M with a silent auction at 6P.M. Come out and support your Trojans! 

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    National Honor Society Applications for 2019-2020

    Soddy Daisy High School National Honor Society is currently accepting application for the 2019-20 academic year. Junior students must display the following qualities:

    • Leadership: proven leadership qualities in and or out of school
    • Character: clean disciplinary record
    • Service: commit to participating in community service activities individually and with the chapter.
    • Scholarship: Must currently have a 3.5 GPA and maintain the same throughout 2019-20.
    Applications are available in room 223 before/after school or during third block only. ALL Applications are due no later than April 5, 2019, no exceptions. Please see Mrs. Greever SDHS NHS Sponsor

    National Honor Society
    Week of March 25th, 2019
    Big Week of events for SDHS students
    • Tennis vs Hixson
    • Softball vs Cleveland
    • Softball @ Whitwell
    • Baseball vs Bradley Freshmen
    • Forensics Tournament in Knoxville
    • Baseball vs Walker Valley Freshmen
    • Softball Choo Choo Classic @ Summit
    • Baseball vs Cleveland Freshmen
    • Band Winter Guard Competition @ UTC
    • Baseball Madison Academic Magnet Junior Varsity and Varsity

    SDHS Seniors Vote for superlatives!

    SDHS Seniors Voteing for superlatives

    TN Promise Meeting

    The seniors who applied for the TN Promise had a mandatory meeting! The meeting gave the students plenty of information on volunteer hour deadlines, application deadlines, and anything else they may have had questions on. The students had the opportunity to talk to representatives from Chatt. State and learn different team building exercises.

    SDHS Silent Dessert Auction

    Silent Dessert Auction SDHS held a silent dessert auction in the Media Center with proceeds helping a few of the student council leaders attend state convention!
      
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    Spaghetti Dinner

    This year the Soddy Daisy Mayflower - CD Order of the Eastern Star hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on April 6, all proceeds will go towards our scholarship fund. Their goal is not only to provide one scholarship but two! Click the photo below for more information!

    Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

    National Merit Finalist: Jacob DiChiacchio

    Nine students from Hamilton County Schools are moving on as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition, including our very own Jacob R. DiChiacchio. National Merit Finalist students represent the top 1.12 percent of the nation in academics.  This is a huge accomplishment for him, so please congratulate him if you see him!

    National Merit Finalist Jake DiChiacchio

    Winter Guard World Championships

    The SDHS Varsity Winter Guard will be competing at the Winter Guard International World Championships next week April 2-6th in Dayton, Ohio. This is the first time in over 20 years we have had a group represent SDHS at this prestigious event. There are 148 groups competing in our classification. This is a huge step for our group and we are excited to represent our school in the largest, most prestigious contest this activity has to offer!

    Senior Celebration Update

    Senior exams will be May 7th and 8th.  May 7th will be Periods 4 and 5, May 8th Periods 1 and 2. Senior Celebration will start at 8:00 on May 9th. The entire student body will attend the ceremony. After May 9th, only seniors who participate in extra-curricular activities or have other academic obligations should be on campus.

    School Garden Progress

    Biology II class has started growing a variety of edibles and flowers. While you're working around the house this week, if you come across anything that we could use to build our raised garden beds, we would really appreciate the donations. This could include lumber, hardware, tools, etc. A few of the things we've started: peas, beans, kale, collard greens, lettuces, spinach, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, herbs, and flowers to attract pollinators. Thanks for your help!

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    Week of March 11th, 2019

  • Students have completed their mid-terms for the spring semester on the 14th and the 15th.
  • March 15th was the last day to apply to SDHS's Future Ready Institute.
  • SDHS Students Job Shadowing

    Former Soddy elementary students, now SDHS Seniors in the national Honor society job shadowing/volunteering to help Ms. Roberts’ class!

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    SDHS Concert Performance Assessment

    Concert Performance Assessment The band participated in Concert Performance Assessment. Both the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble received a Superior Rating from the Judges in both On Stage Performance and Sight-Reading! Congrats SDHS Band!

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    Special Olympics

    Student Council Core volunteered with Special Olympics to host the annual swim meet at GPS. SDHS students acted as recorders, timers, runners, and even assisted the swimmers in and out of the water. Great day of cheering on the athletes and celebrating with them!

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    Week of March 4th, 2019

  • TSBA SCOPE Conference @MTSU
  • Student Council Read Across America
  • Tennis vs East Hamilton @ Standifer Gap
  • Special Olympics Swim Meet @ GPS
  • Spanish presentations to Daisy Elementary
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Tennis at Warner Park vs CSAS
  • Prom Fashion Show
  • Track SD vs Walker Valley @ Walker Valley HS-Jamboree
  • Forensics Tournament @ Morristown East
  • Band Winter Guard Comp @ Kell HS, Marietta, GA
  • SDHS Prom Fashion Show 

    Prom Fashion Show 2019 was sponsored by David's Bridal of Chattanooga, Tn. If you're looking for a beautiful dress go see Tonya at David's Bridal. A special thanks to her for setting all of this up and making it a huge success!

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    HUDDLE HOUSE owner recognized as 2019 Outstanding Partner

    Hamilton County Schools recognized businesses, community organizations, and faith-based organizations for their commitment to public education and contributions to children at the Partners In Education breakfast at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The event was sponsored by Unum and Fund for Excellence. More than 300 guest gathered for the recognition. Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson spoke to the partners about how community partners have positively impacted the district and the importance of continuing to engage the community in the promise for tomorrow for all children in Hamilton County Schools. In addition, the event honored and recognized each partnership involved in our schools because all partnerships are vital to the success of our schools and the children we serve. Hamilton County Schools recognized eight community partners with a 2019 Outstanding Partner Award.

    Huddle House local owner, Gregg Hansen, is a local business owner who volunteers with several schools - but not by himself - he always brings along another community business partner. The visits help his business colleagues learn more about and see the needs in schools. Hansen also uses his business to donate food to school events that engage families as well as for teacher celebrations.

    Mr. Hansen, SDHS would like to thank you for your continued support for our school!

    Mr. Hanson is honored for helping SDHS

    Hamilton Book of the Week

    The Warcross series by Marie Wu is the Hamilton book of the week nominated by Jeanne Mochel, the librarian at Soddy-Daisy High School. The series is a young adult, science fiction series that keeps readers on their toes with every twist and turn that takes place. Readers can often relate to the 18-year-old heroine, Emika Chen, and her journey through the virtual reality game, Warcross. Often referred to as a “cyberpunk” novel, Warcross is an exciting page-turner that you won’t want to put down!

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    TVA Visits SDHS

    TVA visited SDHS to give our seniors 10 minute mock job interviews to prepare for the future!

    TVA Group Photo

    Full Sail University Visits SDHS

    Full Sail University came to demonstrate the different courses they offer to the F.R.I. students of SDHS! Students participated in creating a small game and making music like real producers!

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    Trojan Spring College Fair

    The 2019 SDHS Spring College Fair went off without a hitch! Students have the opportunity to find more information about the colleges of their dreams. Thank you to all of the colleges who participated! Here is a list of the colleges who attended.

    If you plan on attending a college fair in the future, here are some of the questions you should ask! Click here to view.


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    Week of February 25, 2019
    • SDHS had our first track practice of the season
    • FCA Leadership Breakfast @ Ridgedale Baptist Church
    • Incoming 8th graders from Loftis and Soddy Middle School visited SDHS!
    • Spanish students presented to Daisy Elementary students
    • Forensics competed in their qualifying Tournament @ Franklin High School
    • Band Winter Guard Competition @ McEachern HS
    • SkillsUSA State Competition @ Brentwood Academy 

    SDHS Hall of Fame

    The SDHS Hall of Fame was presented on March 1st. Congratulations to all of the 2019 inductees!  Read more about the Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees.

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    The men of Troy helping out with the recycling pick up!

    Help make our school a little greener and recycle! The recycling is picked up every Tuesday. In Ms. Leffew's Biology II classroom is all the trash that was collected in one week! Thank you Soddy Daisy High School.

    The men of Troy helping out with the recycling pick up!Recycling pickup image

    T.I.M.E Student Ambassadors at UNUM!

    The ambassadors at our very own T.I.M.E. Institute were meeting and greeting 8th grade students  (and their parents) at UNUM to help promote our Marketing, Web Design, Video Production and Entrepreneurship programs! Great job by our Freshmen Ambassadors!

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    SDHS Robotics Teams are taking over!

    The Trojan Robotics teams paired up to be Tournament Champions at the 2019 Chattanooga Christian School Charger State Qualifier. This allows Soddy Daisy High School to send two robot teams to the State Championships. SkillsUSA State Competition @ Brentwood Academy

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    Week of February 11, 2019

  • Students learned about the TCAT/Lineman Job Opportunities.
  • SkillsUSA Final League Game
  • Basketball-District Tournament
  • Web Design class tour of Amazon and the Chattanooga Police Department Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC)
  • Wrestling TSSAA State Championship
  • Amazon Future Engineer Program

    Soddy Daisy High School has been chosen to participate in Amazon's Future Engineer Program! The students participating this spring were interviewed and featured on News Channel 12! Click here to learn more!

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    Guest Conductor Visits SDHS Band

    The SDHS Band classes were given an opportunity to work with a guest conductor during their classes this week! This was an amazing opportunity for all band students involved! Everyone learned a few new things to make them a better musician.

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    Josten's visit SDHS and brings along a cool piece of sports history!

    Josten’s Memorabilia came to visit SDHS with the Heisman Memorial Trophy! The Heisman Trophy winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work; perfect for SDHS! 

    Jostens Visit


     Week of February 04, 2019

  • Students took the Climate Survey to give feedback on how SDHS is meeting their needs.
  • Theatre Arts attended the performance at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre
  • Band competed at ETSBOA at the All East Clinic in Gatlinburg, TN.
  • Wrestling competed in the Region 4 Tournament @ Ooltewah HS
  • SkillsUSA VexRobotics competed @ Chattanooga Christian 
  • Biology II Students are making SDHS Environmentally Friendly

    The Biology II class has implemented a school-wide recycling program for paper and plastics after watching A Plastic Ocean on Netflix.The They delivered recycling bin to all classrooms. Students collect the recycling during 1st block on Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Things that should be recycled: all paper products, cardboard, plastic drink bottles. If students have items at their home that they would like taken to the recycling center (glass, metal), please bring it to room 104. Mrs. Leffew will be happy to take care of recycling it.

    Chattanooga's Amazon Fulfillment Center Invited SDHS to Visit 

    The Marketing and Computer Science students visited the Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment Center this month. Amazon graciously paid for the transportation and provided a great tour for 75 students interested in marketing, technology and computer science.

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    Week of January 28, 2019

  • SDHS students attended Substance Abuse Awareness program
  • Freshmen Reality Check
  • NOSB-Hurricane Bowl @ Gulf Coast Research Lab
  • Wrestling State Dual Championship
  • SkillsUSA VexRobotics Competition @ Chatt Christian 

  • The SDHS staff had the best attendance of any other high school in Hamilton County! For this accomplishment, Central Office staff provided pizza for the whole staff. Congratulations on a win Soddy Daisy!

    Pizza day for the staff

    SDHS participated in Winter Wishes!

    For two weeks there were Winter Wishes raindrops with various ways for Trojans to choose kindness within our building, as well as opportunities to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Community Kitchen in downtown Chattanooga. Student Counsel organized this great event for making someone's day!

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    On February 7, Mr. Bill Hailey from the Tennessee Aquarium, brought several animals to share with our CDC students: a leopard gecko, a box turtle, a chocolate chip sea star, a Vietnamese mossy frog, and a milk snake.

    He used this time to introduce the students to some basic knowledge of the animals including their habitat, diet, and special adaptations. The students also had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see (and sometimes touch!) the unique critters.

    Aquarium visit



     Week of January 21, 2019

  • On Friday, January 25th, we played McMinn County. The girls game at 6:00 is part of the nationwide Coaches Vs. Cancer weeklong event to raise money for American Cancer Society and cancer research. The game is being played in honor of Coach Lyness' uncle, Mark Harvey, who has been battling pancreatic and liver cancer. As well as being played in honor of SDHS graduate Makayla Hamby, who has been battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Makayla’s sister Katie is on our team. Please contact Coach Lyness if you're interested in donating! Over $4000 was raised at this event!
  • The SDHS JROTC Drill Team took second place overall at the drill competition on the 26th. To read more about it, click here and view the article.
  • Cheer - NCA High School National Competition 
  • Wrestling - Region 4 Duals @ Walker Valley
  • Soddy, Daisy and Montlake Historical Association History Fair

    Multiple vendors, most from the immediate area, displayed multiple Native American and Civil War artifacts on January 19th. They also have showed how to begin a genealogical search or simply tell the story of a beloved family member whose military, business or community service helped etch the history of these North Hamilton County communities.

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    Week of January 3, 2019


  • Our Wrestling and Basketball teams continued their seasons at home and on the road during our break.
  • Wrestling sponsored the Soddy Daisy Showdown.
  • Cheerleaders competed at the Championship League in Nashville.
  • Start of Second Semester
  • SkillsUSA competed in a Vex Robotics Competition
  • Wrestling Senior Night was against Walker Valley
  • SDHS Basketball  competed against Red Bank HS.
  • Report Card Day!
  • SDHS has been accepted into the Amazon Future Engineer Program for January 2019!

  • AFE



     Congratulations to our very own Tammy Baxter and her dedication to make SDHS a great school!

    “I am Hamilton” spotlights our first parent Tammy Baxter, an active and involved parent at Soddy Daisy High Schools in the North River Learning Community. Baxter is involved in activities involving her daughters at Soddy Daisy, active in parent volunteer groups, regularly seen at Hamilton County Board of Education meetings, and a voice for parents in parent advisory activities for her school and the district.

    “It is important for parents, the community, students, teachers, and staff to all be a team,” Baxter said. “It is going to take all of us working together to get our schools where we really want them to be for our children.”

    Baxter has been the band uniform mom, an officer for the band boosters, an officer in the PTA, the parent representative for the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Group, and a regular at any activity her daughters may participate in during high school.

    “I make it a priority to support my schools and support my kids,” Baxter added. “Hopefully, Ashley and Haley will look back and remember that my mom was there.”





    Week of December 17th, 2018

    Semester Final Exams.
    Monday: Blocks 4 and 5
    Tuesday: Blocks 1 and 2
    December 19: 1/2 day and make up exams.
    December 20 - January 6th: Winter Break
    January 7: Start of Second Semester



    Week of December 10, 2018

    It's Christmas Dress-up Days!

    Tuesday – Red and Green Attire
    Wednesday – Tacky Sweater and Socks
    Thursday – Pajama Day (no shorts!)
    Friday – Santa Hat Day

  • More End of Course (EOC) exams! Algebra, Geometry, English, and US Civics.
  • State/Dual Credit Exams for Pre-Cal and Stats
  • Wonderful Wednesday
  • UTK/ETSU/TN TECH Scholarship Application Deadline



  • Week of December 3, 2018

  • Mikayla Phillips sign a volleyball scholarship with Union College.
  • ACT Prep teachers make an impact on 57% of seniors who retook their tests in October.
  • A father’s appreciation for the random act of kindness from JROTC Cadet Dylan DeLorenzo. He brightened an autistic child’s day with 267 Chuck E. Cheese tickets. Thank you Dylan!!
  • Amber Douglas share her experiences of serving others through Global Leadership Adventures with the Interact Club.
  • Forensics sweep the competition at Sullivan East High School. Way to go, Trojans!!
  • T.I.M.E. Future Ready Students participated in the Hour of Code activities!





  • Week of November 19, 2018

  • Bailey Conyer, Max Blevins, Gabbi Beckett, Hannah Rogers, Aaron Couch, and Harrison Travis sign athletic scholarships. Congratulations to these students, their parents, their coaches, and their respective teams! Go Trojans!!
  • SDHS host North River Algebra 1 Collaborative Learning Labs and teachers train online for TNReady test administration.
  • Basketball and Wrestling opened their seasons.
  • The Rifle and Forensics teams had successful competitions.
  • Spanish 3 students taught lessons at Daisy Elementary.
  • Seniors participate in small group HR panel discussions.
  • Science students attend breakout sessions for the Science Expedition.
  • HCDE recognize Tammy Baxter for her work and involvement as a parent and Soddy Daisy community member.
  • SDHS upper classmen checked out a "future ready" field trip to Atlanta, exploring the marketing, business, video and web careers behind the Mercedes-Benz stadium!

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    SDHS Forensics Team for the win!

    The Soddy Daisy Forensics Team competed at the Science Hill High Forensics Invitational in Johnson City on November 17th. The team took first place; their third sweepstakes win this semester. Congrats Soddy Daisy!

    Forensics Team Win



    Week of November 5, 2018

    Live Your Best Life Week sponsored by the Guidance Department included activities to encourage students in making good choices. Topics included: Vaping and Smoking, Suicide Prevention, Healthy Relationships and Veteran's Day Activities

  • JROTC Raiders place in the National Championship and all cadets show appreciation to veterans with an evening parade.
  • TN Tech/MTSU Trip
  • Senior Project: Job Shadowing Day
  • Student Council Seniors @ E TN Workshop.
  • SDHS Theatre Department and our Forensics Team perform SNL, live from Soddy Daisy.
  • The Interact Club help build a playground at Rivermont Elementary School.
  • Football - our Men of Troy continue onward toward a state tournament….Go Trojans!



  • Week of October 29, 2018

  • HCDE (Semester) Benchmark #2.
  • ACT Testing for 10-12 grade students.
  • 9th grade field trip to Rock City.
  • English 12 attended the Macbeth Play in Atlanta
  • “You’re Hired” presentation for senior
  • Science Halloween Exhibition for Daisy Elementary students
  • TN Promise Deadline was November 1st.
  • Chatt State Application Day at SDHS
  • Football - Round 1 Playoff Game. Men of Troy continue their journey to a state bid
  • XC - State Meet qualifiers: Max Blevins, Gabbi Beckett, and Katilee Croft…Go Trojans!
  • JROTC Raiders National Championship competition




    Week of October 22, 2018

  • Students expressed to our visitors from SCORE that they felt cared for and respected by teachers, along with giving other great feedback about SDHS. They did a great job communicating to SCORE what it is like to be a Trojan.
  • Cross County Division 1 Regionals and Soccer was at the State Tournament.
  • Physics trip to Dollywood.
  • Spanish 3 students visited Daisy Elementary School.
  • PSAT and EOC Verification Tests.
  • Finalized TN Promise and FAFSA registration.
  • Enjoyed extra time at lunch for the perfect attendance incentive.
  • Hosted the TSSAA Cross Country Regional Meet.
  • Rallied our football team against Walker Valley for the Regional Championship



  • Week of October 15, 2018

    Millions of dollars in damages remain in Soddy-Daisy because of heavy flooding, and the city manager says it will be that way for a while without federal funding.

    About 50 Soddy-Daisy High School volunteers spent the day cleaning up the Soddy-Daisy park and ball fields. It's just one of the areas hit by severe flooding about two weeks ago. Cagle said they're relying on volunteer work to help rebuild.

  • Monday there was no school due to SDHS staff at Professional Development.
  • Special Olympics was at Spare Time Bowling.
  • Future Ready Institute traveled to Camp Lookout for as great day of Team Building
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts were this week.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences at SDHS
  • Report Cards were distributed.
  • Student Council Leadership Training @ Summerville, GA.
  • Robotics STEM Summit was a Chatt State



  • Week of October 8th, 2018. FALL BREAK - No School



    Week of October 1st, 2018

  • HCDE year long Benchmark Assessments.
  • FASA opened on October 1st for Seniors.
  • Quarter exam week, Friday is the end of First Quarter!
  • All seniors will be took the US Civics Exam.
  • Tuesday's ACT tests has been rescheduled due to a national testing breach. The new ACT testing day is October 30th for 10, 11, and 12th grade students.
  • Tuesday's 9th grade field trip to Rock City has been moved to October 30th.
  • On Wednesday, Seniors interested in manufacturing and engineering took a field trip to RoadTec.
  • On Thursday, Spanish 2/3 students went to see the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet.
  • On Friday, JROTC Ultimate Tourney was during 3rd Block: Alpha v Bravo.
  • On Saturday, our Trojans worked hard on earning high scores on their SAT test.
  • Our Lady Trojan Volleyball Team won the district title.
  • Trojan's XC Team is holding a strong second place in their division.



  • Week of September 24th, 2018

    Nineteen schools competed at the Portland tournament. Our team placed 3rd in sweeps. We had two 1st places, two 2nd places, three 3rd places, one 4th place, two 5th places and a 6th place. Meredith and Morgan Baker, Kinsey Miller, Destiny McDaniel, Nate Hookey, Page Runyon, Rory Narron, Brady Harris, Isaiah Frye, Zack Damon, Hunter Cotton, and Sarah Cardwell all placed at the tournament.

  • Friday's Senior lunch was postponed due to the weather. Future Lunch Permission Slip can be found HERE.
  • Wednesday, the FRI students visit Camp Lookout was canceled due to weather and rescheduled to October 17th.
  • Thursday, SDHS students did not attend the SSAC Student Leadership at @ S. Chattanooga Rec Center due to weather.
  • XC competing at the Burnett Invitational on Saturday and it was a sunny day!




  • Week of September 17th, 2018

  • Open House and Parent Night for College Information.
  • FRI students went to WDEF TV.
  • Fall Sports Pictures were taken.
  • Wednesday is the SCALES Field Trip. Seniors observe a Tennessee Supreme Court session held in Chattanooga (once every 10 years).
  • UTK/TN Wes Field Trip.
  • SDHS Raiders place 2nd (out of 30) in the Fairview “Bring the Sting” Raider Competition.
  • SDHS competed in the Forensics Tournament @ Portland, TN.
  • The new Interact Club will be meeting.
  • Our “Men of Troy” defeat state champions Knox Catholic; soccer, golf, and volleyball earn wins as well.
  • SDHS alumni participate in a discussion panel with seniors about choices, opportunities, regrets, and successes.




  • Week of September 10th, 2018

  • Each Future Ready Institute (FRI) student receive a Chromebook provided by Hamilton County. Schools
  • Students connected with hundreds of colleges, college information, and college experiences during College Week@SDHS.
  • Students and teachers wearing college gear all week!
  • A successful safety drill for possible intruders.
  • 300+ 10th graders took the ASVAB which was administered by a military support team.
  • Best 20-day attendance report since 2013!
  • College Fair at Chattanooga State on Friday.
  • Jacob DiChiacchio, has been qualified as a National Merit Semi-Finalist.

  • Students begin the National Merit process during their junior year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT). More than 1.6 million juniors in high schools across the country took the test this year. The test evaluates critical reading, math, and writing skills.

    In the spring, National Merit will announce the winners of 7,500 Scholarships worth more than $31 million. Finalists will be announced in February with scholarship winners announced from March to June.



    Homecoming Week - September 3-7, 2018
  • Monday - No School - Labor Day
  • Tuesday - Wilderness vs Waves Day/Cornhole Tournament 6-9pm
  • Wednesday - Character Day/Wonderful Wednesday/Homecoming Carnival
  • Thursday - Decades Day - 9th/50's, 10th/60's, 11th/70's, 12th/80's/Mr. Irresistible/PowderPuff Game
  • Friday - Spirit Day/Pepe Rally/Buggy Parade/Football vs Hixson at 7:30. 



  • Week of August 27th, 2018

  • Speeches were made by students running for class office, organized by the Student Council and SDHS Media Classes.
  • Nominations and voting for Homecoming Court.
  • Hour-Long Lunches as attendance rewards for students with perfect attendance for the month of August.
  • Governor Bill Haslam and representatives from several school districts across the state visited SDHS to discuss ways to improve TNReady testing and discuss Mastery Connect.
  • Cadet Training by Chattanooga Police Department on the JROTC Obstacle Course.
  • Community support for SDHS teachers and staff provided by Huddle House! Thank you for breakfast!



  • Week of August 20, 2018

  • SDHS Cross Country Girls finished 1st and Boys finished 2nd in their season openers
  • A successful  week of signups for Club Rush Week, organized by our Student Council
  • Signups/tryouts began for bowling, which has awarded scholarships over the last three years (contact Lori Gearinger at lorig@goldbondinc.com for more information)
  • SDHS Soccer and Volleyball teams continue to build winning seasons
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