Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited to have everyone back on campus! It is a Community School tradition to unify our academic year with a school-wide theme.  A shared focus brings us together with an integrated curriculum and encourages contributions from all members of our community.  This year’s theme is Balance. Our staff […]

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Reflections on the 2018 Strawberry Festival

Our 38th Annual Strawberry Festival was one of the best ever. We say this without knowing the total amount raised.  Yes, it is our largest fundraiser and will be a tremendous benefit for our school, but it is more than just numbers. The parents who started this event in 1980 realized the importance of building […]

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Adios Amigos! CS Students Head to Bolivia!

For 11 Community School middle school students, last week marked the start of  a month-long visit to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where they will attend school and live with Bolivian host families. The trip is part of a long-standing exchange program led by Spanish teacher, Elena Isler, which creates opportunities for students to broaden their knowledge […]

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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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CS Welcomes Bolivian Exchange Students Once Again

On October 23rd, nine Bolivian exchange students arrived in Roanoke and met the Community School families who will host them until the end of December. This is Community School’s 20th year coordinating the program that invites middle school students from Bolivia to spend six weeks attending Community School while living with a host family and […]

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Trout in the Classroom

Community School’s STEM lab contains a 50-gallon fish tank that is now home to 300 trout eggs in the process of hatching! The tank and eggs were delivered by volunteers of the nationwide environmental education program known as Trout in the Classroom (TIC). Our students will join will join K-12 students across the country as […]

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