Friday, September 11, 2009

News from Roanoke City Public Schools

FROM:  TIFFANY WOODS

Many students received a special surprise when they started school this year. Westside, Morningside, Garden City, Lincoln Terrace, and RAMS elementary schools all received brand new age-appropriate playgrounds. Fishburn Park elementary is expected to have a playground installed soon once the permitting process is completed. Morningside Elementary will celebrate their new playground this Friday at 9:00 AM.

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The Virginia Technology Education Association named Breckinridge Middle School as having the 2009 Virginia Middle School Program of the Year. Breckinridge Middle School has had several teams compete successfully in the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference and Formula 1 in School U.S. Championships. The VTEA awards program pays tribute to technology educators whose exceptional achievements, outstanding programs and professional service have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the teaching profession.

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The family of Harold Quinley, a dedicated volunteer at Hurt Park Elementary, has donated several hundred dollars worth of books to the school in memory of Quinley. The books will be used to enhance the school library.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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