|Subject: ||Weekly Media Tips January 26, 2012|
|Date to send: ||1/26/2012 at 12:00 PM|
January 26, 2012
For coverage information contact Tiffany Woods, Director of Public Relations for Roanoke City Public Schools, at email@example.com
EVENT: Fishburn Park Partners with Community Business Sponsors to Advocate Energy Conservation
SCHOOL: Fishburn Park Elementary
DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 26, 1:15 p.m.
DETAILS: Fishburn Park Elementary is joining forces with Roanoke Cement, AEP and Trane to educate students on conserving energy. On Thursday, January 26, the elementary students will participate in an interactive school-wide assembly promoting energy-saving tips. The children will then be encouraged to use their new knowledge at home to help reduce their family’s monthly power bill. Students will learn how to interpret their power bills to compare their savings, and prizes will be given to the families with the biggest savings. The campaign is part of Fishburn Park’s Focus for Environmental Science initiative.
EVENT: Virginia Western Now Accepting Applications for 2012-13 Community College Access Program (CCAP)
DEADLINE: March 30
Students who would like to apply for the Community College Access Program (CCAP) for the 2012-13 school-year can now submit their applications online at www.virginiawestern.edu/ccap
. Graduating RCPS seniors who meet CCAP criteria are eligible to apply. Eligible students are also required to apply to Virginia Western, apply for financial aid, complete the FAFSA and take the Virginia Western placement test. The deadline to apply is March 30.
EVENT: Preston Park Elementary Unites with Community Sponsors for Student Health Fair
SCHOOL: Preston Park Elementary
DATE/TIME: 8:15 AM – 2:15 PM on Friday, January 27
DETAILS: Preston Park Elementary School and several community sponsors will host a student health fair January 27. Volunteers from groups such as Carilion, the Roanoke City Food and Nutrition Department, and Virginia Western will help teach students about proper hand-washing, healthy foods, and dental hygiene. Grades 3-5 will participate from 8:15 AM – 10:15 AM, and grades K-2 will participate from 12:30 PM—2:15 PM.
January 27-February 4
EVENT: William Fleming Presents Comedy “I’m Not Rappaport”
SCHOOL: William Fleming High School
DATE/TIME: Friday-Saturday January 27,28 and Friday-Saturday, February 3,4; Performances at 7:30 pm
DETAILS: On January 27-28 and February 3-4, William Fleming High School students in the Colonel’s Theatre Company will present their next comedy romp, I’m Not Rappaport.
The Tony-award-winning play—set in a secluded spot in New York’s Central Park—follows two men in their 80s as they doggedly fight off all attempts to put them “out to pasture.” The pair includes Nat, a lifelong Jewish radical determined to fight injustice (real or imagined), and Midge, a black apartment super who spends his days in the park hiding from tenants trying to force him into retirement. The “odd couple” forms an unlikely friendship that will warm your heart. Combined with a zany cast of characters, this is an evening of laughter you won’t want to miss!
All performances will be at 7:30 PM in William Fleming’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For ticket information, call 362-0139 or 853-6241.
Tickets will also be available on the nights of the show, but seating is limited to 90 seats per performance.
EVENT: Patrick Henry Students to Perform Original Play Based on Macbeth at VHSL Festival
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 4 pm (tentative)
DETAILS: At this year’s VHSL District One-Act Play Festival, the PH Players will perform an original play called “The Sound and the Fury,” a modern presidential campaign loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Like the original story, a successful and popular soldier (General Macbeth) is promised a position of power by three witches (three political pundits) but is reluctant until his ambitious wife convinces him that only through his presidency can he fulfill his—or her—destiny. The festival will take place in the Patrick Henry auditorium and will begin at 4 PM. Later this year, the PH Players will perform West Side Story as their spring musical.
EVENT: Patrick Henry High School Student Uses Bezos Scholar Experience to Organize Music Festival Fundraiser to Support School Music Programs
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School
DATE/TIME: March 9-10
DETAILS: Patrick Henry senior Locher Grove is using his summer experience in the Bezos Scholars Program to organize a Roanoke festival to benefit music education programs in RCPS elementary schools. Grove hopes that the Noteworthy Music Festival will inspire community members to donate used instruments for classroom use and generate funds to purchase take-home instruments for students. The festival will take place March 9-10 in the Patrick Henry High School auditorium and will include music, food, art, and a silent auction.
Grove, a Bezos scholar, attended the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado along with 11 other students from around the nation. The program is a journey that begins in Aspen each summer and continues throughout the following school year as scholars return home with inspiration, tools and resources to launch their own big ideas.
EVENT: Carilion CEO Nancy Agee Keynote Speaker for RCPS Career and Technical Education Extravaganza
LOCATION: Fitzpatrick Hall and Fralin Atrium, Jefferson Center
DATE/TIME: March 15, 2012-- 5 PM Exhibits and 6:30 PM Dinner
DETAILS: The community is invited to an Evening Extravaganza on March 15 which showcases Roanoke City Public School’s Career and Technical Education programs. The event’s keynote speaker will be Carilion president and CEO Nancy Agee. RCPS culinary art students will prepare hors d’ oeuvres for the Evening Extravaganza and guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction during the dinner gala.