Teacher Feature: Katlyn Oldham

While studying to become an Occupational Therapist, I found myself doing a clinical rotation in a classroom. There I discovered my love and passion for teaching. With this discovery, I quickly changed career paths to pursue early childhood education. I joined CS as a preschool teacher in 2007 and have never looked back. I credit […]

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Our Annual Appeal

Dear Community School Families and Friends,
Annual Fund donations support programs and initiatives that are not covered by tuition. This year, due to COVID-19 requirements, our financial need is much higher. […]

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Teacher Feature: Danielle Cheek

The Big One is my favorite CS philosophy. It states to treat yourself, others and your environment with care. I think it is so important because we often forget to take care of ourselves and I love being able to spend time focusing on this component of Social Emotional Learning with my students. I also love how involved the school is with the community and helping others. […]

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Updated Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Cohen

By nature I am somebody who tends to color inside the lines, but Community School taught me to go beyond my comfort zone and become comfortable with thinking outside the box. In a more concrete sense, the focus at Community School on critical thinking and the humanities has made me both a better scientist and a better writer. Community School also helped me to be a more well-rounded person, which is important both on a personal level and in my interactions with patients. […]

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Teacher Feature: Gina Kohler

Gina Kohler holds a BFA in Dance from Kent State University (2001) and an MFA in Dance, from Hollins University/American Dance Festival (2009). She brings with her, to Community School, a wealth of knowledge and experience as a teacher and visiting artist at programs and universities throughout the country. (Read more) […]

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Alumni Update

Houston Johnson, (Seminar ’96; ESP ’00) is on the history faculty at Virginia Military Institute and has recently been promoted to full professor. In addition, beginning July 1, 2020 he will become the Head of the History department at VMI. He also authored the book, Taking Flight – The Foundations of American Commercial Aviation, 1919-1938. He and […]

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Update on The Next 50 Campaign

We would like to provide you with an update on The Next Fifty, our campaign for a new building to house enrichment classes, the middle school and our administrative offices.  Since its unveiling in November, Community School staff and volunteers have been hard at work to plan and fundraise for this new space. We want to especially thank those of you […]

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Reopening Plan for Fall 2020

We continue to monitor COVID-19 cases locally and regionally through the Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) and the Roanoke Health Department. Recently, Governor Northam announced the steps needed to reopen schools, and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released their extensive guidelines to assist with the process. School openings will occur in three phases. These […]

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