The North Cross Athletic Department is proud to host conference championship games this Saturday in tennis, soccer, and volleyball. Cross country and field hockey will be competing in away matches on the same day. A full schedule of athletic activities is listed below. We encourage our fans to come out for as many events as possible to support our fall athletes!
*An admission fee of $5/adult and $3/student will be charged. North Cross students will be admitted for free.
Girls Varsity Tennis—BRC Conference Final:
#1 North Cross hosts #2 Virginia Episcopal @ 12:00
Boys Varsity Soccer—VIC Conference Final:
#1 North Cross hosts #2 Carlisle @ 1:00
Girls Varsity Volleyball—BRC Conference Final:
#1 North Cross hosts #2 Eastern Mennonite @ 3:00
The BRC/VIC Race Schedule begins at 12:30 hosted by Blue Ridge School.
Girls Varsity Field Hockey—BRC Conference Final:
#1 Carlisle hosts #2 North Cross @ 4:30
The North Cross Lower School will begin a unique eight-day Science, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD) project next week in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. The SEAD experience will emphasize the importance of incorporating arts, creativity and design into STEM curriculum and programs.
Over a two-week period, beginning Tuesday, March 15, all lower school students will participate in a series of workshops each morning. Students will work in groups that consist of students from different grades. The program is structured to stimulate cross-grade, multidisciplinary exploration of literature, performance, communication, and design. The common component to the program will be the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling. This is the first time a project like this has been attempted using elementary-aged students. The students will present a final exhibit or performance on Thursday, March 24.
As part of the process, senior students from Virginia Tech will create a 360-degree video documentary of the process to display at Virginia Tech’s ICAT Day on May 2 in Blacksburg. The VT seniors will work with North Cross students to develop experience profiles, so that when a person visits the exhibit on ICAT Day, he or she can engage with a student profile to get a first-hand perspective of the experience.
The workshops at North Cross on March 15, 16, 17, 21, the final exhibit or performance on March 24, and ICAT Day on May 2 in Blacksburg, are open to credentialed media. Please coordinate with Rebekah Bradley if you would like more information on the workshop itinerary or if you plan to attend any of the events.
For media inquiries, please contact Rebekah Bradley (North Cross School) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liesl Baum (ICAT) at email@example.com.
ROANOKE – Symposium is an annual North Cross academic tradition that brings area professionals to campus for a day of engaging sessions that expose eighth through twelfth grade students to different career options and topics of interest. This year’s Symposium will take place on Friday, February 26, and the event is open to media.
Sessions will range from “Meteorites – Our Extraterrestrial Visitors,” to “Parks, Towns, Campuses: Who Designs all That Stuff.” Mrs. Jennifer Landry, coordinator of Symposium, developed a schedule that is representative of a variety of interests and career fields to help students identify areas they may enjoy learning more about.
The featured speaker for Symposium is Joe Boucher, an Emmy-Award-winning producer of the hit animated series, “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.” Boucher attended Roanoke College, and he recently moved back to the Roanoke Valley in 2015 to serve as the Director of Student Activities and the Colket Center at Roanoke College. Boucher will give a presentation entitled, “A Co-Curricular Life,” at 8:30 a.m. in Fishburn Auditorium.
For media inquiries, please contact Rebekah Bradley via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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