EVENT: Two William Fleming Students to Graduate with Perfect Attendance since Elementary School
SCHOOL: William Fleming
DETAILS: Savannah Vaught Edwards and Rebecca Hairfield, both graduating seniors at William Fleming, will graduate tomorrow with perfect attendance. Hairfield and Edwards have never missed a day of school since they were in elementary school.
EVENT: Fishburn Park Receives $2,000 Check from Joann Fabric
SCHOOL: Fishburn Park
DETAILS: Joann Fabric and Crafts at Towers is supporting their new neighbor Fishburn Park Elementary with a $2,000 check as part of their “Inspire to Help” program. The money will be used to expand opportunities for environmental focus curriculum at the school. Photo available.
EVENT: William Fleming to Receive a Nearly $300,000 Grant to Support New Advanced Placement Initiative and Prepare Students for College
SCHOOL: William Fleming High School
DETAILS: The Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) which is a state non-profit organization under the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSIE) will sponsor the new William Fleming Advanced Placement Program which will cost about $100,000 a year. The money will be used to provide AP training for faculty and will also provide financial incentives for students who earn qualifying scores on AP exams and to their teachers. The goal of the program is to reverse the nationwide decline in math and science education. The VASS grant will help Fleming expand the number of high school students mastering college-level Advanced Placement courses.
EVENT: Patrick Henry and William Fleming High School Graduations
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry and William Fleming High School
DATE/TIME: June 10, William Fleming at 10 a.m. and Patrick Henry at 2 p.m.
DETAILS: The 2011 senior class for both Patrick Henry and William Fleming will be graduating on June 10, 2011 in the Roanoke Civic Center.
Highlights from Patrick Henry’s graduation ceremony:
-Approximately 446 graduates
-Student speakers: valedictorian John Wilson, Salutatorian Elizabeth Brailsford
Highlights from William Fleming:
-Approximately 344 graduates
-Guest speaker: President of Ferrum College, Ed. D, Jennifer Braaten
EVENT: Run With Grace
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry High School
DATE/TIME: June 11, 8:30 a.m.
DETAILS: A 5K and one-mile run to benefit a scholarship in memory of Grace Lovegrove, a Patrick Henry High School graduate who died in January 2005 while on a training run at Christopher Newport University. Women’s 5k, 8:30 a.m.; men’s 5k, 9:15 a.m.; fun run, 10 a.m. The event will take place on PH’s cross country course. www.runwithgrace.com
June 20-23/August 1-4
EVENT: Roanoke City Schools and the Taubman Museum feature a Summer Art Camp
SCHOOL: Breckinridge, Jackson, Addison, Madison, Woodrow Wilson
DATE/TIME: June 20-23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., August 1-4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Roanoke City Schools and the Taubman Museum of Art are collaborating together to feature a summer art camp for the Roanoke City middle school students. Each week of camp will explore a wide variety of art techniques and materials. Campers will have opportunities to learn about the art and artists in the galleries and be inspired to create their own masterpieces. Classes will be taught by Roanoke City teachers and local artists. Transportation will be provided to and from the schools, and all supplies will be provided.
July 18-21/July 25
EVENT: Summer Career Camp Opportunity with Taubman Museum
SCHOOL: Westside, Hurt Park, Fallon Park, Fairview, Fishburn Park, Lincoln Terrace and Round Hill.
DATE/TIME: July 18-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, July 25 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all day at the Taubman Museum
DETAILS: Roanoke City Schools, the Taubman Museum, and ROTEC will be teaming up together to offer a Summer Career Camp for 5th graders. Students will have the opportunity to explore five exciting careers in just five days. Possible careers that students will be able to engage in include: culinary arts, automotive technology, construction, cosmetology, teaching, engineering, medicine, and TV broadcasting.