Fifth grade is a special year for students, and one event they anticipate is the basketball game against the faculty. This event was started last year, and the game coincides with a collection drive for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Classes that bring the most donations (this year was rice) get front-row seats for the game.
Fifth graders may choose to play or assist during the game by working the scoreboard, cheerleading, running the music or helping in other ways. Faculty members, some more veteran than others, have prevailed the last two years, but everyone enjoys the action. Different groups of students and faculty members get to play for several minutes apiece, broken up by various entertaining performances like Angela's Athletes.