Believe in Ourselves
Posted on 08/14/2017
Picture of student holding a violin with a banner that says Believe in OurselvesRoanoke City Public Schools welcomed back teachers at its annual Convocation held at The Berglund Center.  It was a chance to thank teachers for their hard-work and dedication. 

The event also highlighted our talented students from Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools.  The marching bands and choirs from both high schools came together to perform throughout Convocation.

Masestro David Stewart Wiley of the Roanoke Symphony was the featured speaker.  He commented on the school system's great Fine Arts Programs.  He performed the title track from "The Sound of Music" with two William Fleming students.  "This morning, Roanoke is alive with the Sound of Music," proclaimed Wiley.

David Stewart Wiley speaking at the podiumFleming student singing at Convocation

The Roanoke City Public Schools Education Foundation honored Fletcher Nichols of Patrick Henry High School for being Roanoke's Teacher of the Year.  He was presented with a $1,000 check.

Fletcher Nichols holding up a ceremonial check for $1,000

This year's theme is "Believe in Ourselves."  Roanoke City Public Schools has great teachers, students, and programs.  Have a great school year.  We look forward to the first day of school, August 22, 2017. 

Group of teachers from Virginia Heights ElementaryGroup of Lincoln Terrace teachersMadison Middle staff members holding signs that spell PREPGroup of Lucy Addison Middle School teachersPatrick Henry/William Fleming Bands performing at ConvocationPatrick Henry/William Fleming Choir performing at ConvocationMaestro Wiley with several of our music teachersGroup of teachers from Monterey Elementary
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