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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Roanoke County Public Schools has been named one of the country’s top digital school systems in the ninth annual Digital School Districts Survey.
The survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association, named three first place winners based on student population.
Roanoke County earned first place among school systems with 12,000 or more students. Only one other Virginia school system made the list. Prince William County Public Schools tied for fifth place in the same category as Roanoke County.
The survey recognizes school boards’ and systems’ use of technology to govern, communicate with the community and improve district operations. According to the survey, Roanoke County educators teach with a “mobile-friendly digital curriculum” and use electronic textbooks.
“Through the leadership of local school boards, we continue to see that technology tools and practices are transforming America’s public schools,” Thomas Gentzel, NSBA executive director, said in a statement. “The school districts honored in the 2013 Digital Districts Survey serve as national models for education technology innovations.”
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James Breckinridge Middle School teacher Daniel Kuehl has been named the 2013 Roanoke City Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
The art teacher with a decade of experience was one of 27 nominees, according to a news release from the school system. He was named the winner of the school system’s top teaching award during a Thursday night banquet at the Jefferson Center.
Kuehl received $1,000 from Lumos Networks, $500 from WDBJ-TV and $150 in car supplies from Advance Auto.
Runners-up Westside Elementary School teacher Megan Boothe and Fallon Park Elementary School teacher Ann McGhee each received a $250 check from the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League.
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Clearbrook Elementary School Principal Karen Pendleton has received the 2013 Halo Award in the education category from Children’s Trust of the Roanoke Valley.
The awards were created in 2008 to honor contributions in the Roanoke Valley to the cause of child abuse prevention, intervention and advocacy.
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Glenvar High School will host a 5K to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Michael Sandridge Scholarship fund.
The event honors Glenvar student Michael Sandridge, who died of cancer earlier this year.
The Glenvar Avenger 5K will be held at the high school May 18. The fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 9 a.m.
Entries will be accepted up to race day. For more information or to sign up, visit www.rcs.k12.va.us/glhs.
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