Pursuing Creativity in Language and Painting

Alumni in Focus – August 2018 Beth Field Beth Field (Seminar Class of 2001) is living in Austria and attending the Universität Wien /University of Vienna. She earned her B.A. in translation (English-German-Spanish) in 2016 and anticipates completing her M.A. in the same field in 2019. She also holds a B.F.A. with a concentration in screenwriting […]

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Students Award 2018 Local Hero Award

The Local Hero Award selection committee is comprised of eight Community School middle school students who spend several weeks studying the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the history of civil rights in the United States. Its purpose is to empower students to learn about the history of the […]

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Welcome from Executive Director Linda Roth

Dear Families- Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Community School! In keeping with a long-standing Community School tradition, our staff met in June and worked together to decide on a theme for the 2017-2018 school year.  We like to find one that encourages collaboration throughout the curriculum and that allows us to connect with […]

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Update on Alexandra Jabbarpour

Check out the opinion piece in The Roanoke Times (July 20) by Community School alumna and Community High School senior Alexandra Jabbarpour. Alexandra, who recently completed the 2016-2017 NASA VASTS Scholar Program and was selected for the Summer Scholars Academy at NASA Langley Research Center, writes about why we should pursue space exploration to Mars. Read […]

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Alumnus wins ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in Spanish

Congratulations to Noah Gettings, Seminar class of 2016. As a freshman at Patrick Henry High School, he just received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Spanish IV. Noah, who also attends the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology, has studied Spanish since starting at CS as a preschooler. According to his father, Michael, Noah’s […]

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Alumni – March 15, 2016

Paige Johnson (Seminar class of 1999) visited campus last week. She has just returned from England where she completed a master’s degree at Oxford University in biodiversity, conservation and management. She is starting to look for jobs and hopes to settle in the Washington, D.C., area. Alex Lesniak is excited to report that her science […]

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Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz is coming back! The winter and spring dates for the two six-week sessions, as well as sign up forms can be found in the attached flyers OR by following these links: Community School Preschool Enrichment – Winter Community School Afterschool Enrichment – Winter Community School After School Robotics – Winter Community School […]

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Community Fund Appeal 2016

We recently kicked off our Community Fund appeal campaign with the “Community News” publication. We have already begun to receive donations from our current and alumni families. The Community Fund helps support teacher continuing education, classroom equipment and supplies, educational technology, and scholarships. For the current academic year, tuition and other fees will only cover […]

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JazzReach Visits Community School

On February 11, the Metta Quintet performed some jazz classics for our students while explaining and illustrating some of the musicians’ ideas and personal insights about the many facets of jazz performance. The musicians in the quintet are part of JazzReach, a New York-based organization created 20 years ago to educate students about music, and […]

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