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Homeless Awareness Day
Homeless Awareness Day in Roanoke City Public Schools was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who wore their Help the Homeless t-shirt. It was a great way to show your support of the nearly 500 homeless students in Roanoke City Public Schools. The Help the Homeless t-shirt campaign was started by a group of Patrick Henry and William Fleming High School students. To date, we've sold close to ...
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State Police K9 unit at Virginia Heights
A pair of State Police investigators visited Virginia Heights Elementary and they brought their partners--man's best friend. The K9 unit talked to third graders about the dangers of drugs. The investigators then demonstrated how their K9's sniff out illegal substances. It was a good time for the visit because students are learning about different careers. They asked plenty of questions and the...
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Tie Tuesdays at Westside
They may be kids, but every Tuesday, they look more like adults. At Westside Elementary, you'll find the boys wearing ties every Tuesday. It is part of the Boys II Men Program, now in its second year. The goal is to encourage good character, responsibility, and lead to better choices. Several hundred boys voluntarily participate in the program every week. Principal Singletary-Johnson has noti...
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School Climate Survey
How is the climate at your child's school? Is it great? Could it be better? Here's your chance to offer input. Roanoke City Public Schools is conducting its annual School Climate Survey. All parents/guardians are encouraged to take the survey. It helps us determine what is going well and where we need improvements. Read More button for a link to the survey....
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Jumping for joy at Roanoke Academy & Crystal Spring
February is Heart Month and there is plenty of love on display at many of our schools. Roanoke Academy (RAMS) and Crystal Spring Elementary are participating in the Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. It is a way for students to join the fight against heart disease and stroke. During PE classes, students jump rope and collect donations from family and friends. ...
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Governor's School Project Forum
Better late than never. The Roanoke Valley Governor's School held its annual Project Forum Saturday (2/6) after being rescheduled because of snow. The event showcased more than 270 Science Projects. Click the Read More button for a photo gallery.. ...
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Smarty Party at Garden City
How do you reward good students? At Garden City Elementary, you throw a party! The school started a new program this year called a Smarty Party. Every nine weeks, Garden City recognizes students who are getting good grades and making good choices. At the latest Smarty Party, students at every grade level learned the basics of Taekwondo. ...
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