Thousands of students in Roanoke City are staying after school this week, but they're not in trouble.
Rather you could say old man winter is the one who should be in detention.
Roanoke City lost nearly nine and a half days because of winter weather.
That comes out to 67 hours of instruction time that was missed and that's a concern because the Standards of Learning tests begin next week.
Roanoke City schools are essentially holding cram sessions to help students pass the tests.
Something similar was done in March for the writing part of the SOL.
Preliminary results from the Department of Education show Roanoke City had its highest scores ever for writing so the school system is doing more of these sessions on a much larger scale.
This may look and sound like a drill sergeant, but she's actually a principal.
And this is no barracks, it's a classroom here at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.