|Subject: ||Weekly Media Tips- 10/15/2010|
|Date to send: ||10/15/2010 at 6:00 AM|
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October 14, 2010
EVENT: Community Reading Night
DATE/TIME: October 14, 6:00 P.M.
DETAILS: School Board Chairman David Carson and other community leaders will participate in Family Reading Night at Fairview Elementary. Community members will tell stories and facilitate classroom activities.
October 16, 2010
EVENT: Delta Sigma Theta Hosts Mentorship Training Program for Community
DATE/TIME: October 16, 8:30 am –noon
DETAILS: The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is hosting a program called, “The Recipe for Becoming a Mentor” on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The purpose of the forum is to educate the community on the roles, responsibilities and challenges of being a mentor in the city. Dr. Lloyd Hackley will be the guest speaker and workshops will be provided by experienced leaders who have successful mentoring programs. Delta Sigma Theta will also introduce the EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) initiative to the community.
EVENT: William Fleming Inner City Athletic Association Homecoming Game
DATE/TIME: October 16, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
DETAILS: The William Fleming (ICAA), one of the oldest youth athletic organizations in the city, will be hosting their first annual homecoming game. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. As part of their “Pull Up Your Pants Campaign” attendees can receive $1.00 off admission if they bring a new, unused belt to the game.
October 18, 2010
EVENT: Patrick Henry Student Recognized at City Council Meeting for World Championship
LOCATION: City Council Chambers, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Bldg.
DATE/TIME: October 18, 7:00 P.M.
DETAILS: City Council members will recognize Patrick Henry student Niemann Pest and his coach Christopher Morris for winning the F1 Schools World Championship in Singapore. Pest and the other team members from Florida had to design, manufacture, and race CO2-powered balsa wood race cars. The victory earned Pest an automotive and motorsport engineering scholarship to a university in London as well as a world trophy.
October 19-25, 2010
EVENT: Rachel’s Challenge
SCHOOL: RCPS Middle Schools
October 19: Woodrow Wilson assembly at 9:00 am & 10:45 am; “Friends of Rachel” (FOR) meeting after the 10:45 assembly; 6:00 pm parent meeting.
October 20: Addison assembly at 11:00 am & 2:10 pm; FOR immediately after school; 6:00pm parent meeting.
October 21: Breckinridge assembly at 9:00 am & 10:45 am; 12:00 pm FOR meeting; 4:00 pm parent meeting.
October 22: Madison assembly at 9:00 am & 10:45 am; FOR meeting after the 10:45 assembly; parent meeting 4pm.
October 25: Jackson assembly at 9:00 am & 10:30 am; 12:00 pm FOR meeting, 4:00 pm parent meeting.
DETAILS: A presentation and training session informing students about the life of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Colombine tragedy. This program motivates students to embrace a positive change in the way they treat others. Parent sessions and “Friends of Rachel (FOR)” meetings are offered at the times listed above.
October 20, 2010
EVENT: The Reality Store Project
DATE/TIME: October 20, 8:00am-3:00 pm
DETAILS: ROTEC will be conducting the Reality Store Project for every 8th grader in the division. This program is designed to give students an excellent opportunity for career exploration. The event also prepares students for career development, interpersonal development, financial literacy, and bridging the gap between education and real life. Each student chooses a job, marital status and whether or not they have children, and then make mock essential purchases and payments in their checkbooks before leaving the event.
October 21, 2010
EVENT: Book Dedication in Memory of Crystal Spring Faculty Member
SCHOOL: Crystal Spring
DATE/TIME: October 21, 1:00 pm
DETAILS: The book dedication is in memory of Jan Hutsell, a member of the Crystal Spring Faculty who passed away last year. Following the dedication, the school will host Grandparent’s Day activities, and guest author Mike Should will visit various classrooms and give writing lessons.
October 30, 2010
EVENT: Halloween Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and Family Carnival
DATE/TIME: October 30, 10:00 am, Championship game begins at 3:00 pm.
DETAILS: The basketball tournament and family carnival will feature a number of festivities including face painting, arts and crafts, a moon bounce, concessions and a costume contest to take place at 1:30. The cost for unlimited play in the Family Carnival is $5, and basketball teams can be registered at $50 for a group of five. There will be a youth category (13-17) and an adult category (18+) for competition.