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Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Reporter | January 31, 2013
Imagine leaving your home at the age of 5, and moving to a different country, where you don't speak the language. That's the case for a group of kindergartners at Virginia Heights Elementary School. The English language does come easily for most kindergartners. But for this group of kids A simple word can take months. "They came from refugee camps and they usually have gone to school in refugee camps," said Andrea Gamber. It's been one year since these kids arrived at Virginia Heights Elementary.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | January 28, 2013
A fire that killed a Salem man Saturday night was started by a discarded cigarette, according to the Salem Fire Marshal's Office. Walter Woodyard, 61, died in the fire that broke out at 1612 Roanoke Boulevard. Woodyard was found in his bed. The fire caused $50,000 in damage. ------------------------------- UPDATE: We now know the name of a man who died in a Salem house fire. It happened Saturday night at 1612 Roanoke Boulevard, just before  9:39 p.m. Police say  61-year-old Walter Woodyard was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | December 19, 2012
Virginia Heights Elementary School wants to improve math scores. Before students go on winter break this week, teachers introduced the Math and Muffins outreach program. Parents of third and forth graders are invited to the cafeteria on Wednesday, December 19th, for Math and Muffins. During this session teachers work with parents and students on math skills using games. Students played decimal wars with their parents, which teaches comparing and ordering decimals. Students will also make math games to take home over winter break.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | December 19, 2012
Parents in Danville want an explanation after the school board decides to close three elementary school this academic year including Woodrow Wilson Magnet Elementary. The board originally planned to close two schools but added this school to the closure list during a meeting earlier this month. The school system recently spent millions of stimulus dollars renovating the interior and adding elevators. Parents don't want to move their kids. "Yes it costs to be able to run a school, but I'm a true advocate for learning and to be able to get the education that they're getting here is invaluable.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | December 17, 2012
When bad things happen, most kids know what they're supposed to do. "Help," said Payton Hartberger, a sixth grader at Thaxton Elementary School.  "That's the best thing to do. What does it mean help?  That's a question the American Red Cross is answering for students in Bedford County. For two days this week, volunteers are holding an emergency preparedness workshop at Thaxton Elementary School. Kids are learning when to call 911 and how that service can help them. Experts are explaining the basics of administering first aid for people and pets, and telling kids how to respond to dangerous situations like fires and bad weather.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | December 13, 2012
UPDATE 6:55pm: State police have identified the man killed in crash on Route 24 Thursday afternoon. Troopers say Dale Ridgeway, 60, was driving west near Route 635 when his convertible ran off the road and hit several logs and an embankment, before flipping over. Ridgeway was from Moneta. He was pronounced dead that scene. ------------------ Route 24 reopened just after 4:00 p.m., according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The accident was in the Goodview area.
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Orlando Salinas and WDBJ7 Reporter | December 10, 2012
It may be eight months away, but Blacksburg's looking for a winner. We're talking about the deadline for the 2013 "Steppin' Out" T-shirt design contest. "Steppin' Out" will be held August 2nd and 3rd of next year, but first, there has to be a T-shirt design selected as the official T-shirt. The designer wins $500! Profits from the T-shirt sales will fund "Steppin' Out" and will help support a variety of downtown projects, and the contest is open to everyone. "You can be a student, a high schooler, a middle schooler, you can be in elementary school, any age. A retired person.
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Justin Ward and WDBJ7 Reporter | December 4, 2012
2:25 p.m. marks the end of school and the beginning of a daily ritual for mom Charlene Gunter. "You know the teachers are very hands on they really take the kids individually and assess what problems they may fall short of," Gunter said. Seeing familiar faces in the after school congestion here at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School will soon end. Big changes are coming to Danville City Schools. "In our opinion, this is the best thing we could do at this particular time after having tried so many other things," said George Wilson, Danville School Board Chairman.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | December 4, 2012
A Lynchburg elementary school needs your help to build a safer playground. Linkhorne Elementary School needs to replace its old "PAL," which stands for "Play at Linkhorne. "  The equipment was built 25 years ago and it's starting to fall apart.  Pieces are coming off and children are getting splinters from the old wood. To raise money, the school is competing in a national contest sponsored by Clorox.  Out of hundreds of schools, Linkhorne is in 5th place.  The grand prize is $50,000.
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Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | November 20, 2012
Kids at one elementary school in Roanoke get an early morning workout and it's all on their own time. Every Tuesday and Thursday, before the bell rings, about thirty kids hit the gym at Fishburn Park Elementary School.          Starting at 7 a.m., kindergartners through fifth graders target the four areas of fitness.         Workouts are all voluntary, and last about thirty-minutes. Fifth-grader Simran Drakeford explains the activities. "We run laps, we walk, we do jumping jacks, we do planktons and curl-ups," said Drakeford.
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