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2018 Summer School Registration Announced

The 2018 High School Summer School registration will be held at William Fleming on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   Patrick Henry registration will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

2017-2018 School Year End Events

William Fleming will hold a number of end-of-year events.  All events, unless otherwise noted will take place at William Fleming High School.  The end-of-year school events during May-June are as follows:

May 21, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. - Percussion Chamber Concert
May 22, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. - Orchestra Concert
May 23, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - Spring Piano Recital
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day - Non-Student/Non-Teacher Day
May 31, 2018 - Last Student Day with 2 Hour Early Dismissal
May 31, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - Graduation Practice
June 1, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. - Graduation (Berglund Center)

School Climate and Safety Survey

The Roanoke City Public Schools is conducting a School Climate and Safety Survey.  All RCPS parents are invited to take the survey.  The dates for the survey are March 1 thorugh June 1.  The survey link is provided below.  

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/parentsurvey18

New 2017-2018 Scholarship Bulletin Available

A new 2018 Scholarship Bulletin for April is now available at the following link:

April Scholarships

Notice Regarding Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please note that student drop-off and pick-up should only take place on Ordway Drive.  To ensure student safety students are only to be dropped off and/or picked up on Ordway Drive.  Starting Monday, November 27, 2017 on one will be permitted to use Ruffner Professional Development Center or to walk across the parking lot on Ferncliff Avenue to be picked up or dropped off.  Please work with us to maintain the safety of all concerned.

Inclement Weather Bell Schedules 

As the weather turns cooler and the potential for inclement weather increases, parents/guardians and students will need to adhere to class bell schedule changes.  The two-hour early dismissal and late arrival bell schedules have now been posted to the FAQ section above and may be accessed at the following link:

Inclement Weather Bell Schedules

Get Your Fleming Sports Bottle - Support WF Athletics

Students, place your order today for your very own 16 oz. William Fleming Sports Water Bottle! Each bottle holds 16 oz., and has double wall construction, keeping your favorite beverage colder longer. This bottle is BPA free, has a flip up, drink thru lid, is top-rack dishwasher safe, and is even packaged in a gift box--so don't forget to get an extra one for that special someone. And, best of all, it's only $15!  See Coach Martin, or any football player, to place your order today!

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

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HISTORY OF WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL

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William Fleming High School is one of Roanoke City's two high schools.  The school is named for William Fleming, a Scot immigrant, who was a notable physician and statesman.  For a period of six years, he was attached   as surgeon to George Washington's regiment in the French and Indian Wars.  As a colonel in Dunsmore's Wars, he was wounded, and this injury ended his military career.  He continued to care for the sick and to participate actively in the affairs of the Roanoke community and of the state for the remainder of this life.  He became a member of the General Assembly, a state senator, and for a very brief period of time acted as governor of Virginia. A national historical marker on the Monterey Golf Course denotes the site of Colonel Fleming's plantation.

In September of 1933, 152 students began the school year in a newly constructed building on a 7.5-acre tract (present site of Breckinridge Middle School) in Roanoke County. nbsp; The original William Fleming High School consisted of five high school classrooms, one elementary classroom, a library, a reception room, a chemistry laboratory, two locker rooms, an auditorium, and an office. The staff was composed of a principal and four teachers who instructed the students in English, history, mathematics, and two foreign languages. During the next few years, the enrollment climbed to two hundred, and seven new teachers were added.   In the mid-thirties, a newspaper and a yearbook were established at William Fleming; the drama club presented its first play; and, seniors purchased class rings.  Four clubs were started, and athletic programs began on a trial basis with football, basketball, and baseball teams.Fleming's football team ended its first season (1934-35) with a 1-2-1 record while the basketball team finished 5-11-0.This year also saw the establishment of the school's colors as blue and gold, and the introduction of "All Hail to William Fleming" as the school's fight song.

During the following decades, growth and development included additional academic courses and extracurricular activities. Two changes deserve special mention.  In 1949, William Fleming became part of the Roanoke City School System through the annexation of part of Roanoke County by the city.  The second change occurred when Fleming was moved to its present location in 1961, and became a city school in Roanoke County.  Built on a 50-acre tract northwest of the city at a cost of $1,602,800, Fleming opened with 1,200 students and a "school within a school" concept. The campus style school encompassed 128,133 square feet and contained a central administration/library, an electives building, gymnasium, and three academic halls (Camper, Hart, and Smith).Each hall contained nine regular classrooms, two science laboratories, a greenhouse, a general education room, a teacher's workroom, and offices for an assistant principal and guidance counselor.

The physical plant has expanded since then.  Coulter Hall was added in the 1960's and the field house in1970.  In 1978, Lawson vocational Center and Dickinson Auditorium, a new central office complex, and enlarged media center, and a senior cafeteria were all added.  An auxiliary gymnasium was constructed in early 1980, and in 1986 Camper Hall was expanded to provide additional rooms and laboratory facilities for science.  In 1989, eight auxiliary classrooms were added to accommodate the arrival of ninth graders on campus as middle schools were established in the city.
 

The William Fleming High School of the Twenty First Century reflects these years of change, growth, and development.  The school plant encompasses all of the above buildings.  The student body has increased to 1,650 students, and the faculty is composed of a principal, 4 assistant principals, 1 school improvement officer, 1 English Administrator Coach, 1 guidance coordinator, 5 guidance counselors, approximately 112 teachers, and 36 classified personnel.  Fleming has a diverse curriculum with a wide variety of courses, including a broad spectrum of the arts, humanities, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, special education classes, and advanced placement classes in calculus, biology, English, government, and history.  Many Fleming students attend the Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology in Roanoke for half of the school day.  After school, opportunities for extracurricular activities abound.  For example, the athletic program has grown to include sports for both young men and young women in the student body.

School Offices

  • Main Office

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2781
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984
  • Guidance Office

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2892
  • Fax: 1-540-853-1316
  • Kim Harlow, School Registrar
  • Phone: 1-540-853-1881
  • Fax: 1-540-853-1282

School Administrator

Archie L. Freeman III, Principal

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2781
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

Hall Offices

  • Camper Hall

  • Bradley Jenkins, Hall Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2670
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984

  • Coulter Hall

  • Matt Dunbar, Hall Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2837
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984
  • Hart Hall

  • Reyhan Deskins, Hall Principal
  • Phone: 1-540-853-2720
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984    
       
  • Smith Hall

  • Patricia Maxey, Hall Principal

  • Phone: 1-540-853-2354
  • Fax: 1-540-563-1984