|Subject: ||Weekly Media Tips - 4/4/2011|
|Date to send: ||4/4/2011 at 4:00 PM|
April 4, 2011
For coverage information contact Tiffany Woods, Director of Public Relations for Roanoke City Public Schools, at email@example.com
EVENT: Two RAMS Art Students Recognized by City Council for Published Artwork
Location: City Council Chambers
DATE/TIME: April 4, 2pm
DETAILS: Former RAMS student Kevin Taylor will be recognized by the mayor and city council today for his winning anti-bullying poster which was chosen to be framed and displayed in the Washington D.C Department of Education building. Current RAMS student Imani McNeal will also be honored for winning first place in the city-wide Fair Housing poster contest. Her artwork will be displayed on a billboard on Melrose Avenue and on every city bus during the month of April. The students will meet the mayor today at 1:30 and be formally recognized by city council at 2p.m. Photo Available.
EVENT: Patrick Henry Governor’s School Student Heads to International Science Fair
SCHOOL: Governor’s School
DATE/TIME: May 8-13
DETAILS: Patrick Henry High School/ Governor’s School student Rachel Strauss will be competing in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Strauss will be presenting a display on how corrosive environmental items such as salt affect the strength of concrete. Strauss is an 11th grader who has been working with college and high school faculty on her science research for three years.
EVENT: Lincoln Terrace Elementary Students Learn Lesson about Charitable Giving through Rescue Mission Fundraiser
SCHOOL: Lincoln Terrace Elementary
DETAILS: Lincoln Terrace Elementary students have raised more than five hundred dollars for the Rescue Mission through a bake sale and collecting donations. The students have been selling the baked goods during their lunch period this week.
April 8-9, 15-16
EVENT: Patrick Henry High School to Perform a Musical Favorite-“Grease”
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School
DATE/TIME: April 8-9, 15-16; 7:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Patrick Henry theatre students will perform the energetic and heart- warming musical “Grease”. The musical is set in 1959 and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, cars, and drive-ins. Set to an unforgettable soundtrack including songs such as You’re the One that I Want and Greased Lightning-join the Patrick Henry cast as they journey from high school students to young adults in one historic school year!
EVENT: Fishburn Park Elementary Hosts “An Evening with the Arts”
SCHOOL: Fishburn Park Elementary
DATE/TIME: April 12, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Fishburn Park students will present a special event featuring the Strings, Choir and creative artwork. Light refreshments will be provided and the community is invited.
EVENT: Roanoke City Preschool Program Hosts Fun Skating Informational Event for Families in the Roanoke Valley
LOCATION: Lee Hi Skate Center
DATE/TIME: April 12, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
DETAILS: The community is invited to attend a free informational event for the Roanoke City Preschool Programs which is a joint program between RCPS and TAP Head Start. The event is open to parents who have preschool students and those who do not. Last year more than 600 people came out to the event to learn more about educational programs available to preschool children.
EVENT: Patrick Henry Orchestra Featured in Special Performance at the Jefferson Center
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry
DATE/TIME: April 14, 7:30 p.m.
DETAILS: The Jefferson Center will host a Celebration of the Roanoke City Public Schools Strings Program, featuring the Patrick Henry Orchestra under the direction of David Lipps.
EVENT: Fine Arts Festival Week Features Unique Talents of Patrick Henry Students
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School
DATE/TIME: May 19-26
DETAILS: Patrick Henry is hosting a Fine Arts Festival Week featuring a dance recital, visual art reception, fine arts performances, a jazz band concert, choir concert, guitar concert and orchestra concert. The schedule is as follows:
· May 19, 7pm -dance recital (auditorium)
· May 20, 9am-8 pm Visual Arts Reception (Fine Arts Hall)
· May 23, 7pm-Choir Concert (Auditorium)
· May 24, 7pm-Guitar Concert (Auditorium)
· May 25, 7pm-Orchestra Concert (Auditorium)
· May 20, lunch period-Fine Art’s Performances (Outdoor Senior Café’)
The evening performances are free and open to the public.