|Subject: ||Weekly Media Tips - 3/1/2011|
|Date to send: ||3/2/2011 at 6:00 AM|
March 1, 2011
For coverage information contact Tiffany Woods, Director of Public Relations for Roanoke City Public Schools, at email@example.com
March 2, 2011
EVENT: Read Across America Celebrations
SCHOOL: Highland Park Elementary, Monterey, Wasena
TIME: March 2, All Day
DETAILS: It's that time of year again, time to gear up for NEA's Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2. NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Several RCPS elementary schools will be celebrating Read Across America by inviting community members to read to students and by dressing up as some of Dr. Seuss’s many characters.
EVENT: Step Afrika –A Washington D.C. Based Group to Make Special Performance at Addison Middle
SCHOOL: Addison Middle
TIME: March 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Step Afrika, the world’s only professional team dedicated entirely to the tradition of stepping will be performing at Lucy Addison. The nonprofit performance troupe is dedicated to preserving and sharing the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika will also be performing at the Jefferson Center and it is the first time the group will perform in a professional venue in Southwest Virginia.
March 10, 2011
EVENT: Roanoke Career and Technical Education (ROTEC) Hosts Extravaganza and Fundraiser With President of Martinsville Speedway
SCHOOL/LOCATION: Patrick Henry/Jefferson Center
TIME: March 10, 2011
DETAILS: ROTEC will be hosting a fundraiser and extravaganza to showcase their programs and raise support for the Career and Technical Education program. The event will be held at the Jefferson Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will feature student exhibits, a silent auction, and a dinner gala. The keynote speaker is the President of Martinsville Speedway, Clay Campbell. Tickets are $50 per person and businesses are encouraged to sponsor on a gold, silver, or bronze level of donation.
March 17-19, 2011
EVENT: Westside Teacher Named State Reading Teacher of the Year
DATE/TIME: March 17-19, 2011
DETAILS: Ashleigh Fisher, teacher and reading specialist at Westside Elementary recently was named the State Reading Teacher of the Year by the VA State Reading Association. She will receive the award during the Virginia State Reading Association Conference in March.
March 19, 2011
EVENT: Two Year RCPS Division-Wide Spelling Bee Champion Advances to Regional Meet
LOCATION: Holiday Inn Airport
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
DETAILS: Breckinridge 7th grader Elijah Martin has won the RCPS division wide spelling bee competition for two consecutive years and is now preparing for the regional competition. Martin won the RCPS competition by correctly spelling the word “zigzaggedness”. Martin will now advance to compete in the Roanoke Times Regional Spelling Bee Tournament where he will have a chance to win $500. The winner of the regional meet will then head to Washington D.C. for the 84th Annual National Scripps Spelling Bee competition.
March 18-19, & 25-26, 2011
EVENT: Hairspray Musical Features Talent from Across the Roanoke Valley
SCHOOL: William Fleming
DATE/TIME: March 18-19, 25-26, 2011; 7:30 p.m.
DETAILS: The Colonel’s Theatre Company will be bringing in talent from William Fleming, Patrick Henry, James Madison Middle, and Roanoke Catholic to perform in the musical Hairspray. The musical performance will feature both students and faculty from all over the Roanoke Valley. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and can be purchased on show nights at the Dickinson Auditorium Box Office (opening at 6:30); through Fleming’s Main Office (Larry Van Deventer, 853.6241) or Roanoke Catholic’s Main Office (Reed McGinn, 982.3532). For additional ticket information please call Fran Martin at 362.0139. Purchase tickets in advance as this show is expected to sell out all four nights!