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|May 6, 2013||Click Here||Larry Toomer, GWHS Assistant Principal, created The Gentlemen By Choice Mentoring Program last year. The program aims to make a difference in the lives of young men and their motto is, “Being a male is a matter of birth. Being a gentleman is a matter of choice.” Join us for a conversation with Mr. Toomer and 20 young men that belong to the club.|
|April 29, 2013||Click Here||GWHS has an EMT training program that utilizes the Danville Lifesaving Crew Headquarters. Join us there with the instructor, Harold Irby, and his students. Mr. Irby takes us on a tour of the facility and explains what happens when a call is made to 911. The students demonstrate various emergency procedures.|
|April 22, 2013||Click Here||The Empowered Young Women United Program is the brainchild of two GWHS students, Shontell White and Allison Robertson. Join us for a conversation with Shontell, Allison and a group of students that have been serving as mentors to middle school girls.|
|April 15, 2013||Click Here||Once again, the Cavalier Yearbook is winning awards. The 2012 Cavalier ”Frayed” was a Pacemaker Finalist with National Scholastic Press Association. Join us in Ms. Slayton’s class for a conversation with the students responsible for the creation/publication of the GWHS yearbook. In this show, we are also featuring James Chandler and the mural he created for Black History Month.|
|April 8, 2013||Click Here||
The Danville Links Organization sponsored a visit to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School by the Colgate Dental Van – this van is a completely equipped dental office. Through the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Future Dental Program, every K-5th student received a dental screening by a local dentist. Join us at Woodrow to meet members of the Links Organization, Colgate representatives and the “Tooth Fairy!”
|April 1, 2013||Click Here||This show features the GWHS NJROTC Unit as they went through their annual inspection. The cadets received high praise from the outside evaluator based on dress, knowledge and demeanor. The Cadets also performed drills and passed “In Review.”|
|March 25, 2013||Click Here||GWHS’s Team Talon has experienced another successful year of robotic competition. Join us for a conversation with Dan Waters, instructor, and the Team Talon students. The students demonstrate how the robot was constructed and programmed.|
|February 25, 2013||Click Here||The YMCA, Get Fit Danville, and DPS joined together to write a grant that was funded by the Womack Foundation to provide swimming lessons for the 4 year olds at Grove Park Preschool. The grant provided funding for transportation and swimming instructors at the YMCA. Join us at the YMCA pool to hear about this exciting new program.|
|February 18, 2013||Click Here||Galileo HS was one of 30 schools selected last year to serve as a pilot program for the Microsoft IT Academy. Join us for a conversation with technology instructor Joyce Culley and her students. Ms Culley taught the class last year and is continuing the program at Galileo. Galileo is now a certified Centriport testing center which is a certification for being experienced in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs. Students passing Certriport are job and college ready after high school. The Microsoft IT Academy program is now in place at all of Virginia’s public high schools|
|February 11, 2013||Click Here||The Governor’s Regional Health Science Academy is a new statewide initiative to get students into the health industry. Planning grants to get the program moving have been set up in eight of the superintendent’s regions. Join us for a conversation with Jackie Rochford who will be coordinating the program in Danville.|
|February 4, 2013||Click Here||Fred Webb, Executive Director of the JT Minnie Maude Charitable Trust, walks us through the requirements and application process for students interested in applying for scholarships. The application deadline will be April 9, 2013.|
|January 28, 2013||Click Here||Join us as Dr. Dave Cochran, Director, discusses the Gifted Education Program and the recent State changes to the program.|
|January 21, 2013||Click Here||Join us for a tour of Northside Preschool. Lou Ann Long, Principal, will take us through the school which opened in the Fall of 2012.|
|January 7, 2013||Click Here||Join us as Laurie Moran, President of The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, discusses how their partnership with the Danville Regional Foundation has enabled the Chamber to increase the number of Education Grants awarded in our area. During this show, we will also visit three schools - Galileo HS, Westwood MS, and Woodberry Elementary to talk with teachers about the Chamber grants they received.|
|December 17, 2012||Click Here||Join us for our Holiday Show featuring Northside Preschool students discussing Santa Claus and Rudolph. We also have greetings from School Board members.|
|December 10, 2012||Click Here||Join us for a discussion with Dr. Sue Davis about the recent decisions to reorganize the school district.|
|December 3, 2012||Click Here||Seventy percent of all jobs require more than a GED or High School Education. To better prepare for current and future employment demands, the PluggedIn program has been established. Join us for a conversation with Jackie Rochford, CTE Coordinator, for an overview of the new PluggedIn program which prepares adults for careers in manufacturing, technology, and health care.|
|November 21, 2012||Click Here||Join us at Grove Park Preschool to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. Hear from 4 year olds about why the Pilgrims came to America and the celebration of the first Thanksgiving.|
|November 12, 2012||Click Here||The Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Danville Regional Foundation, awarded more than $100,000 to help teachers in the Danville area fund innovative classroom ideas. Glenwood Elementary School received $23,000 for three grants. Join us for a conversation with students and teachers on how they plan to utilize these funds.|
|October 22, 2012||Click Here||The DPS PowerSchool Parent Portal will be available to parents on October 23. This show is a tutorial on how parents can go on line to access information on their student's grades, attendance, and assignments.|
|October 15, 2012||Click Here||The Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Danville Regional Foundation, awarded more than $100,000 to help teachers in the Danville area fund innovative classroom ideas. GWHS was awarded $6,851 for three grants to promote their robotics and engineering programs. Join us for a conversation with Dan Waters and Greg Mason on how they plan to utilize these funds.|
|October 8, 2012||Click Here||GWHS orchestra students recently had the opportunity to work with a quintet from the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. The full Richmond Symphony Orchestra will be performing on October 14 as the culmination of the Delius Music Festival. Join us as Gary Grant discusses Danville’s significance as part of this international festival.|
|October 1, 2012||Click Here||At a recent Business at Breakfast Meeting, sponsored by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Sue Davis was the featured speaker. Dr. Davis was joined on the podium by 5 students from DPS. Join us to hear what the students had to say about their experiences in DPS.|
|September 24, 2012||Click Here||Join us at Bonner Middle School in Lindsey Clark’s science class. Ms. Clark has an exciting way for her students to learn about cells. The students produced a movie in which they played the parts of a cell.|
|September 17, 2012||Click Here||Join us on the practice field with the GWHS football team. Hear from the new Head Coach, Bobby Martin, and members of the football team.|
|September 3, 2012||Click Here||Join us for a visit to the Youth Development Academy. This pilot program, for rising 9th and 10th graders, was one of three held this summer in Virginia as part of the Governor’s Initiatives Program. The program emphasized leadership, academics and character education. Community and business leaders spoke with the students and the program culminated with a visit to the Governor’s office in Richmond.|
|August 27, 2012||Click Here||This July one hundred students took time from their summer vacation to spend a week at Camp Invention. Camp Invention is a nationwide summer program sponsored by Invent Now and the U.S. Patent Office. This exciting, weeklong summer adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun.|
|August 20, 2012||Click Here||Averett University and Danville Public Schools, with funding from a Womack Foundation grant, created an exciting two-week summer program for students to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math. Join us as we visit the Cougar Challenge Summer Camp held on the Averett Campus.|
|August 12, 2012||Click Here||Join us as we kick-off the 2012-13 School Year with the Opening Convocation. Councilman Alonzo Jones was the keynote speaker with a message about the Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities that we face as the new school year begins.|
|July 23, 2012||Click Here||Interview with Lillie M. Jones, Project Connect Case Manager. Ms. Jones has had a successful year assisting parents in obtaining insurance for their children.|
|June 25, 2012||Click Here||Join us for the Galileo Magnet HS 10th Anniversary Celebration.|
|June 18, 2012||Click Here||End of the Year Interview with Dr. Sue Davis|
|June 11, 2012||Click Here||Meet the GWHS 2012 Robotics Team and their robot, Lew Skyhooker.|
|June 4, 2012||Click Here||Interview with GWHS valedictorian, Alistair Stephens-Pickeral, and salutatorian, Richard Snyder.|
|May 28, 2012||Click Here||Interview with Galileo Magnet HS valedictorian, Hillary Hylton, and salutatorian, Elizabeth Carman|
|May 21, 2012||Click Here||Interview with Troy Reid, GWHS senior, who was named Youth of the Year by the Danville Area Boys & Girls Clubs.|
|May 7, 2012||Click Here||Join us at Glenwood Elementary for the Arbor Day Celebration sponsored by the City Beautification Committee. The Danville Garden Club presented a dogwood tree to be planted at the school along with a Lady Astor Rose. The Club will also provide every school with a Lady Astor Rose. To mark the day, Mayor Sherman Saunders presented a proclamation and led the students in a song.|
|April 30, 2012||Click Here||The Danville Links Organization sponsored a visit to Glenwood Elementary School by the Colgate Dental Van – this van is a completely equipped dental office. Through the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Future Dental Program, every K-5th student received a dental screening by Dr. Zachary Hairston, a local dentist. Join us at Glenwood to meet members of the Links Organization, Colgate representatives and the Tooth Fairy!|
|April 23, 2012||Click Here||Westwood Middle School student, Kristen Harper-Edwards, was one of eleven students chosen from around Virginia to be part of the Senate Page Program. We interviewed Kristen and her mother about Kristen’s experience in Richmond. We also talked with her guidance counselor, Zella Harris, who was the person that encouraged Kristen to apply for the program.|
|April 16, 2012||Click Here||Averett University students, studying to be teachers, are getting a head start on their careers. Every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm they work with third graders at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Join us at Woodrow and see how these Averett students are getting some valuable teaching experience – our students are also getting extra help for the up-coming SOL testing.|
|April 2, 2012||Click Here||Join us at GWHS in Greg Mason’s Principles of Technology class. Students will explain how they built a solar furnace that converts the sun’s rays into heat.|
|March 26, 2012||Click Here||Every year the GWHS NJROTC program participates in an Annual Revue conducted by an outside evaluator. This revue evaluates all aspects of the NJROTC program, the cadets and the staff. Join us for this Annual Revue and hear comments from the cadets, their parents, and the NJROTC staff.|
|March 12, 2012||Click Here||Our show this week takes place in a courtroom. Attorneys Torrrey Dixson and Alan Spencer arranged for students in the GAVEL program to be part of a mock trail held in a Danville City Courtroom. Students in the GAVEL program are planning on a future in the legal profession. The mock trail experience, gives students the unique opportunity to take on the roles of attorneys, witnesses, and members of the jury in an actual courtroom.|
|February 20, 2012||Click Here||Early Kindergarten registration is on March 16. Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania is kicking off a two month campaign to increase participation in early Kindergarten registration. Join us for a conversation with Ann Stratton, Executive Director of Smart Beginnings, as she discusses the importance of early childhood education and the activities they are planning for to increase community awareness of early Kindergarten registration.|
|February 13, 2012||Click Here||We are approaching the time of year for college applications and applying for scholarships. This week’s show features the J. T. Minnie Maude Charitable Trust. Fred Webb, Executive Director (GWHS Class of 1978), outlines the application process that is necessary to meet their April 6, 2012 deadline for scholarships.|
|February 6, 2012||Click Here||In the past two decades, there has been a 600% increase in the prevalence of Autism and Southern Virginia has the highest rate of autistic children in the commonwealth. Our show this week comes from Averett University’s new Carrington Autism Resource Center. This one-of-kind center is a resource for area teachers and families with autistic children. Debbie Finn and Buddy Rawley with Averett University discuss the creation of the center and what they see for future growth. A parent of an autistic child, Heather Vipperman, offers information on autism and community resources that are available to all parents.|
|January 30, 2012||Click Here||Our present GED test has remained basically the same with only 4 changes since 1947. The GED test will be undergoing some radical changes in the near future. Since the new test is going to be so much harder, the Adult & Career Education Center is trying to get as many residents through the test before the new changes take place. Jackie Rochford, Coordinator and Cynthia Ingram, Transition Specialist, will be discussing the range of services offered by Adult Education and also what type of changes we can expect to see in the new GED test.|
|January 23, 2012||Click Here||Spend time with a new DPS employee, Lillie Jones. Ms. Jones is the Project Connect Case Manager. This is a program to assist parents in obtaining insurance for their children.|
|January 16, 2012||Click Here||A Danville Regional Foundation “Make It Happen Grant” has enabled Gibson Middle School to turn the unused greenhouse into a unique learning environment. Dr. Jones Oliver, teacher, walks us through the process of applying for the grant and how they have transformed the area into a perfect example of hands on education in action.|
|January 1,2012||Click Here||Attorney and GWHS graduate (96), Torrey Dixon, kicks off the second year of the GAVEL Program (Government & Attorney Volunteers Educating Future Lawyers). The program was created by Mr. Dixon to provide guidance for students planning on a career in the legal profession. Diane Standaert, Legal Counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending, spoke to the students about why and how she became an attorney. Ms. Standaert stressed the importance of doing well at every step along the way from high school, college and on to law school.|
|December 19, 2011||Click Here||Join us for a special celebration of the Holidays. Learn all about Santa Claus from preschoolers at Grove Park Preschool. We have Holiday songs from Grove Park and Park Avenue Elementary School students. You will also hear greetings from the Superintendent and School Board Members.|
|December 12, 2011||Click Here||Join us at Bonner Middle School for a discussion with their new Principal, Larry Bailey, and Assistant Principal, Raymond Smith.|
|December 5, 2011||Click Here||The Danville Regional Foundation chose Galileo Magnet High School’s Commit to Stay Falcon Fit Grant to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their Make It Happen Grant Program. Hear from the students how they benefited from this grant and how they plan to spread the message of staying fit and healthy to the community.|
|November 28, 2011||Click Here||Join us this week as we have a conversation with the new Title I Coordinator, Catiia Green.|
|November 21, 2011||Click Here||The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is a strong supporter of Danville Public Schools. This week we visit with the President of the Chamber, Laurie Moran. Be sure to tune in to hear not only what the Chamber has done in the past, but learn about some of the exciting new programs they have planned for education in our area.|
|November 14, 2011||Click Here||Galileo Magnet High School’s Glee Club will present “Holiday on Broadway” on November 17 from 7-9 pm in the Langston Auditorium. This week's show takes you to a practice session for their presentation. Tune in to hear tunes from Broadway musicals and holiday standards.|
|November 7, 2011||Click Here||This week we are visiting W. Townes Lea Elementary to meet with the new Principal Judy Cox.|
|October 24, 2011||Click Here||The Danville Regional Foundation has benefited our school system and community in many ways. Join us for a conversation with Karl Stauber, President/CEO, and Clark Casteel, Senior Program Officer for Education and Workforce Development.|
|October 17, 2011||Click Here||Galileo Magnet High School has a new Principal, Jay Lancaster. This show features a discussion with Mr. Lancaster about his new position.|
|October 10, 2011||Click Here||The generosity of the Womack Foundation has made many exciting programs possible in the Danville Public Schools, our community, and children in general. In this show, we have a conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Womack, Jr. about the history and future of the Womack Foundation.|
|October 3, 2011||Click Here||G.L.H. Johnson Elementary School has a new Principal, Tonya Fussell, and Assistant Principal, Jonathan Fain. This show features discussions with Ms. Fussell and Mr. Fain.|
|September 26, 2011||Click Here||Join us for the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Northside Preschool.|
|September 12, 2011||Click Here||Join us as we go behind the scenes with the GWHS band as they prepare for marching, competition, and the upcoming Dixie Classic. The Dixie Classic will be held on September 24 in the GWHS Stadium and the community is invited to attend. We always see the wonderful finished product of the GWHS Band - in this show, Reginald Purvis and Grant Poole walk us through a sectional practice that shows how it all comes together.|
|September 5, 2011||Click Here||Join us at First State Bank for the kick-off of the Fill the Bus campaign to benefit students in Danville Public Schools.|
|August 29, 2011||Click Here||Sherri Wright, District PTA Representative, and Katina Davis, President of the GWHS PTSA, discuss the functions of the PTA at the state and local levels.|
|August 22, 2011||Click Here||In the first segment of this show, we have a conversation with Kelvin Perry, First State Bank President, about their Fill The Bus campaign that will kick-off on September 1.
In the second segment, we catch up with Dr. Claudius Claiborne a 1965 graduate of Langston High School.
|August 8, 2011||Click Here||Join us for a conversation with Dr. Sue Davis about this past school year and the upcoming 2011-12 school year.|
|June 20, 2011||Click Here||Join us for the next two weeks as we feature some of the high achievers in the 2011 graduate class.
GWHS: David Jones and Marissa Hardison
|June 13, 2011||Click Here||Join us for the next two weeks as we feature some of the high achievers in the 2011 graduate class.
Galileo Magnet High School: Joshua Southward and Kamin Hecox
|June 6, 2011||Click Here||Forensics is not just about solving crimes. Forensics is defined as public speaking. At GWHS, the Forensics Team has won honors at both District and State levels. Join us for a visit with Dana Tickle, drama teacher, and student members of the Forensics Team.|
|May 30, 2011||Click Here||This week we catch up with GWHS graduates Wendi Everson (1993) and Frenita Griffin (1999).|
|May 23, 2011||Click Here||Forensics is not just about solving crimes. Forensics is defined as public speaking. At GWHS, the Forensics Team has won honors at both District and State levels. Join us for a visit with Dana Tickle, drama teacher, and student members of the Forensics Team.|
|May 16, 2011||Click Here||This week’s show features two GWHS graduates who are very involved in our community as past and present members of the Danville City Council. John Hamlin (1966) spent 22 years on the Danville City Council and Adam Tomer (1998) has served since 2006.|
|May 9, 2011||Click Here||The lobby in the School Board Office has been turned into an gallery featuring student art work. Join us as we preview the art work and interview student artists.|
|May 2, 2011||Click Here||As part of our “Honoring Our Own” series, we spend time with two City Council members that are GWHS graduates – Buddy Rawley (1969) and David Luther (1960).|
|April 25, 2011||Click Here||GWHS Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble earned Superior Ratings at the District Festival held at Radford University. Join us as the students and Mr. Purvis prepare for their Spring Concert. Students also talk about their experiences with the band and how they feel about receiving Superior Ratings.|
|April 18, 2011||Click Here||As part of our Honoring Our Own Series, we will be talking with a family of GWHS graduates - School Board Member Phillip Campbell (1975) and City Councilman Larry Campbell (1969).|
|April 11, 2011||Click Here||Join us at GWHS for an interview with Dan Waters and his Robotics Team Talon as they build their robot to compete in the First Robotics Competition (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Team members discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology in a setting that inspires creativity, innovation, communication, cooperation, and leadership. High school students from around the world compete in this international competition.|
|April 4, 2011||Click Here||This week in our Honoring Our Series, we get a view of GWHS from a 1996 graduate and a 1950 graduate. Shannon Hair, Chairman of the Danville Public School Foundation, graduated in 1996. Shannon is with Danville Community College and gave us a glimpse of the new medial teaching facility at DCC. Dr. Edwin Harvie, a 1950 graduate of GWHS, is currently serving as volunteer director of the Danville Free Clinic.|
|March 28, 2011||Click Here||The 2010 GWHS Cavalier Year Book has been named a finalist for Columbia Scholastic Press Association's crown awards. Only 49 high school yearbooks in the country have been so honored. Join us for a visit to Deborah Slayton’s class where the Cavalier is created. Students discuss why they got involved and what they have learned.|
|March 14, 2011||Click Here||Join us this week to learn about a unique program and a great partnership. Vickie Jenkins, Coordinator, and Sharon Jones, GWHS Teacher, are on hand to discuss the Community Based Instruction Program. Students are learning in a real work environment. Vickie Terrell with Walmart explains how they work with the students on a training program.|
|February 28, 2011||Click Here||This show is to encourage parents of four and five year olds to take advantage of Pre-School registration on March 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The importance of pre-school registration and getting a good start on a child’s education will be discussed by Woodrow Wilson Elementary principal Jocelyn Fitzgerald, Faith Stamps and Melanie McLarty with the Smart Beginnings Program.|
|February 21, 2011||Click Here||This is the time of year students are thinking of graduation and scholarships. This week’s show features Fred Webb, Executive Director of the J. T. Minnie Maude Charitable Trust. He outlines the process for students to apply for scholarships. The deadline for applying is April 1, 2011.|
|February 14, 2011||Click Here||Continuing our “Honoring Our Own” series, we interview GWHS graduates Alonzo Jones and Dr. Tom Grogan who are past members of our School Board.|
|February 7, 2011||Click Here||This week we are visiting Galileo Magnet HS and talking with Social Studies teacher Jared Smith and students that have formed the Historical Preservation Club. This club is one of the first of its kind in Virginia. Mandy Matherly with the Danville Historical Society has been instrumental in organizing this club. Ms. Matherly was a member of the inaugural freshman class at Galileo and a 2006 graduate. Students in this club are learning about Danville’s rich historical past.|
|January 31, 2011||Click Here||As part of our “Honoring Our Own” series, we spend time with GWHS graduates John Fisher and Hampton Wilkins.|
|January 24, 2011||Click Here||In September, we featured Chuck Sexton’s beginning strings class at Bonner. To check on their progress, we revisited this class in November as they prepared for their first concert. Join us to see and hear the progress these students have made.|
|January 10, 2011||Click Here||The best way to learn about helping others is to get involved in community service. Kim Agnor and her Gibson Middle School students are getting involved by selecting a project every month to help others. This show features two of these activities. In October, they had “Turn Gibson Pink Day.” Everyone wore pink and made donations to the American Cancer Society. In November, they held a canned food drive for the needy. Join us as Kim and her students talk about what they have learned from these activities.|
|January 3, 2011||Click Here||The Maintenance Department literally keeps the district operating. In this show, Leon Ramsey, Director of Maintenance, and members of the Maintenance Department demonstrate just how they get the job done.|
|December 20, 2010||Click Here||To get the real story of Santa Claus, we went to Grove Park Preschool to have a conversation with the experts. These 4 year olds discuss Santa, Rudolph, and also sing. The second half of the show features our Board Members and their greetings to the community.|
|December 13, 2010||Click Here||This week’s show features art at the elementary and secondary levels. We will visit Matthew Payne’s fifth grade class at Park Avenue Elementary where they are working on self-portraits. At GWHS, Sandra Marsh’s class will be illustrating historical Danville structures.
|December 6, 2010||Click Here||Every year, Chalk Talk features NJROTC in uniform and perfect precision drill activities. We want you to see how they get so perfect. This show features new NJROTC recruits as they have their first experience on the drill field. Join us as Com. Frank Hitt begins to train the unit for a statewide competition in the spring.|
|November 29, 2010||Click Here||As part of our “Honoring Our Own” series, meet Torrey Dixon, 1996 graduate of GWHS, as he talks with students about the G.A.V.E.L Program. Torrey is an attorney in Durham and is establishing the G.A.V.E.L Program (Government & Attorney Volunteers Educating Future Lawyers) to encourage aspiring future attorneys in the Danville Public Schools.|
|November 22, 2010||Click Here||Join in the Thanksgiving celebration as the first graders at Johnson Elementary perform the First Thanksgiving.|
|November 15, 2010||Click Here||Join us as we kick off our series “Honoring Our Own” by catching up with GWHS graduates Jeff Haley (1978), President of American National Bank, and Delegate Danny Marshall (1970), VA House of Delegates.
|November 8, 2010||Click Here||If you want to know where those great musicians in the GWHS Marching Band come from, join us in Reggie Purvis’ beginning 5th grade band class.
|November 1, 2010||Click Here||Lynn Dillon, Lead Teacher for Physical Education & Health, and Jay Rojas, Woodberry Elementary PE teacher, discuss the concept of “life-long physical activity” and how we are teaching these skills to our students. Join us in Mr. Rojas’ class as the students learn about toning muscles and aerobic activities.|
|October 25, 2010||Click Here||This week’s show begins with the School Board’s “Thank You” to First State Bank for their Fill The Bus Campaign. We will also take you to GWHS to meet Margaret Washburn. Margaret was one of 20 teachers chosen nationwide to be in the Siemens Teachers As Researchers Program. This past summer, she spent two weeks at the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory working side-by-side with the nation’s leading scientists. Margaret discusses how she is now positioned to bring what she has learned back to the classroom to inspire her students to pursue scientific endeavors.
|October 18, 2010||Click Here||October 6 was International Walk To School Day to promote physical activity, safety, and community awareness. Join us at Gibson Middle School where 75 students have volunteered to be part of the Bulldog Walking Club. Physical education teacher, Janie Russell, says these students get off the bus three days a week and walk 20 minutes. You will hear from students, teachers, and the principal how this activity not only promotes good health but gets them ready for learning.|
|October 11, 2010||Click Here||Dr. Tim Newsome talks about the Child Nutrition Program and we visit with the Schoolfield Cafeteria Manager, Janis Puryear, during lunch time. Tim and Janis explain how we have changed lunch options to create healthier choices for students. You will also hear from the students about how they like to make food choices.
|October 4, 2010||Click Here||Learn how we grow those wonderful musicians that perform at GWHS. Join us as we spend time at Bonner MS with Chuck Sexton and 18 sixth graders that are just beginning to learn how to play violins, violas, and the bass.|
|September 27, 2010||Click Here||Join us for a two part special featuring the Opening Convocation for the 2010-11 school year. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Own.” All DPS employees gathered in the GWHS auditorium to hear from two past graduates of our school system and to celebrate the successes from the previous school year.
Part Two - School Board Member, Renee Hughes, GWHS Class of 1984, presents her journey from a student in DPS to becoming a member of the DPS School Board.
|September 20, 2010||Click Here||Join us for a two part special featuring the Opening Convocation for the 2010-11 school year. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Own.” All DPS employees gathered in the GWHS auditorium to hear from two past graduates of our school system and to celebrate the successes from the previous school year.
Part One - William Bolton, GWHS Class of 2003, talks about the foundation he received from DPS and how it has helped him pursue a degree in dentistry.
|September 6, 2010||Click Here||First State Bank and DPS partnered for the “Fill The Bus” campaign to insure that all DPS students have the necessary tools for academic success. Join us for the campaign kickoff.|
|July 26, 2010||Click Here||Join students for summer learning and fun at Camp Invention.|
|July 19, 2010||Click Here||Retiring employees receive certificates at the DPS Retirement Ceremony.|
|July 12, 2010||Click Here||Dr. Sue Davis recaps the 2009-10 school year.|
|July 5, 2010||Click Here||The Gear Up Program Awards Ceremony and banquet was attended by students and their parents. Awards for attendance and academic success were given to students from GWHS and Galileo Magnet HS.|
|June 28, 2010||Click Here||Join us to celebrate the arts in DPS. Art, music, and drama from across the district came together for the second annual Fine Arts Festival.
|June 21, 2010||Click Here||Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Jr. Leadership Program completed their first year. During this show we will talk with four students (Michelle Helton, Tasha Stratton, Chelsea Prescott and Emily Liverman) that completed the program along with Lynette Lawson, Program Manager with the Chamber.|
|June 14, 2010||Click Here||Tune in to see how GWHS’ Production Systems class and the use of technology has changed what used to be called wood working.|
|June 7, 2010||Click Here||Meet Galileo Magnet HS top scholars and commencement speakers Ameya Chumble and Shane Wright.|
|May 31, 2010||Click Here||Meet the GWHS 2010 Valedictorians, Adrienne Taylor and Leah Daniel, and the Salutatorian, Victor Nguyen.|
|May 24, 2010||Click Here||Join us for an academic tour of Grove Park Preschool. We’ll spend time in a classroom and with Ellen Joyce as she works with students in the Talent Development Program. Kindergarten teachers from elementary schools talk about why they like to have the Grove Park Preschool students in their kindergarten classes.|
|May 17, 2010||Click Here||This show will feature the GWHS Health Careers Program. We will visit the Assistant Nurses and Dental Careers Programs and talk with students about the careers they have chosen and how the programs have helped them.|