Take Your Legislator to School Day
Posted on 11/30/2017
Four State Lawmakers posing with Patrick HEnry High School Orchestra students who are holding their violinsIt is important for our elected officials to know about the recent successes of Roanoke City Public Schools.  As a result, our School Board holds "Take Your Legislator to School Day" each year.

This year's event took place at the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.   In attendance were members of the General Assembly, Roanoke City Council, and representatives from Senator Tim Kaine as well as Congressman Bob Goodlatte.  School Board members touted the school system's 90% on-time graduation rate. 

It was also a chance to highlight the district's first-rate Fine Arts Programs.  Students from Patrick Henry High School's Orchestra performed a melody of songs.  Several students gave testimonials, and expressed how music has changed their lives for the better. 

Roanoke City Council Member Bill Bestpitch going through the buffet linePatrick Henry student playing the violinRoanoke City Council Members posing with students from Patrick Henry High SchoolSenator John Edwards talking to students from Patrick Henry High School
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