September 29, 2020 Last week Dr. Molly O’Dell, who is leading the pandemic response for the Roanoke and Allegheny Health Districts, reported that many new COVID-19 cases can be traced to weddings, funerals, baby showers, parties and co-workers dropping their guard.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You must never look away from this. You must always remember that the sociology, the history, the […]
Dear Families, As the state of Virginia looks for ways to open up slowly, Community School is also trying to find a safe way to return to school. We miss everyone and want you back on campus. We recognize life at school will have to adapt to our new reality. A planning committee is working to develop protocols […]
Around this time 40 years ago, a group of ambitious Community School volunteers found themselves in the throes of preparation for Community School’s First Annual Strawberry Festival. Their goals were simple. Bake and sell a minimum of 2000 shortcakes. Raise a minimum of $2000 for Community School. Families and volunteers were tasked with baking shortcakes […]