Mission Accepted
Posted on 10/11/2019
Two Forest Park students holding Mission Accepted sign.Your mission, should you choose to accept it....

This year's theme is Mission Accepted!  It was launched during Convocation with the help of former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin.  Since then, staff and students have embraced the mission by creating inspiring bulletin boards and launching new initiatives. 

Throughout the school year, we will showcase schools that have accepted the mission!  Check back often for updates.


Three Madison students holding a rubix cubeAt James Madison Middle, 72% of students participated in an extra-curricular activity last year.  This year's mission is to increase participation by at least 13%.

Principal and assistant principal at Lincoln Terrace holding a book and Mission Accepted signAt Lincoln Terrace Elementary, the mission is focused on reading.  This year, Principal Wright and Assistant Principal Thompson plan to read to classes once a month.

Two Fairview staff members holding a Mission Accepted signKindness is the mission at Fairview Elementary.  Through a Compliment Book, staff members can write words of encouragement or highlight good work of  colleagues.

Group of Fishwick students holding the Mission Accepted signAt John P. Fishwick Middle, the mission is all about mentoring.  Twice a month, seventh graders are spending time and giving advice to sixth graders. 


Group of Hurt Park students on a mini stageAt Hurt Park Elementary, students are encouraged to reach for the stars!


Teacher and two students standing in front of Mission Accepted bulletin boardArt is highlighting the mission at Roanoke Academy.  An entire wall is being used to show expectations for the school year.


bulletin board at Crystal SpringThis bulletin board at Crystal Spring Elementary highlights what students want to be when they grow up.


Principal and students standing in front of lockers at Breckinridge MiddleThe staff at James Breckinridge Middle has embraced becoming trauma informed.  The school will soon unveil a calming room for students.


Four Fallon Park students holding booksKindergarten students at Fallon Park Elementary have pledged to check out at least one book a week from the school library. 


Three Garden City students standing in front of the Share CartSharing is the mission at Garden City Elementary.  The school now has a Share Cart in the cafeteria.  It is a way for students to share unwanted food. 


Three Westside students holding a Mission Accepted signAt Westside Elementary, students are mapping out their futures and exploring careers. 


Virginia Heights principal holding a book about wishesAt Virginia Heights Elementary, students are reading "Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World."  They are also writing their wish for the year, which will be prominently be displayed at the school. 


Three Patrick Henry students holding Mission Accepted sign and violinsThe Patrick Henry High School Orchestra is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in April.  Members say their mission is to practice every day until the performance. 


Group of social workers holding Mission Accepted signRoanoke City Schools hired additional social workers this school year.  They are supporting students and their families at Hurt Park Elementary, Lucy Addison Middle, Roanoke Academy, Westside Elementary, Round Hill Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, and Noel Taylor Learning Academy.
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