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D2 students to chat with astronauts at the International Space Station over amateur radio transmission - 04/19/24

MEDIA ALERT AND INVITATION FOR COVERAGE 

 

D2 students to chat with astronauts at the International Space Station over amateur radio transmission

 

Media contact:

Christine O’Brien, PIO  

Office: (719) 579-2310  

Cell: (719) 660-2033  

cobrien@hsd2.org  

Harrison School District 2  

 

Who: Harrison District 2’s Stratton Meadows Elementary and Thrive Homeschool Academy students will have a Q&A session with a NASA astronaut through Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) on April 22.

 

What: Crew members aboard the ISS will participate in the 10-minute scheduled amateur radio contact while the ISS is overhead Colorado Springs. ARISS lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with International Space Station crew members, inspiring them to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering, and math and engaging them with radio science technology through amateur radio. The students selected to ask questions were nominated by their teachers, ranging from 3rd to 11th grade.

 

The astronauts themselves became amateur radio operators before launching into space, and three of the selected students are taking classes to obtain their radio licenses as well.

 

When: Monday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. 

 

Where: Stratton Meadows Elementary at 610 Brookshire Ave.  

Opal Lee "Grandmother of Juneteenth" to visit Giberson Elementary in District 2 - 04/11/24

MEDIA ALERT AND INVITATION FOR COVERAGE 

April 11, 2024  

 

Media contact: Christine O’Brien, PIO  

Office: (719) 579-2310  

Cell: (719) 660-2033  

cobrien@hsd2.org  

Harrison School District 2  

 

Opal Lee “Grandmother of Juneteenth” to visit Giberson Elementary in District 2 

 

Who: Opal Lee is a retired educator and counselor who has earned the nickname “Grandmother of Juneteenth” for her work raising awareness and helping to make Juneteenth a recognized federal holiday in our country.  

 

Here is a link to a White House video of her talking about Juneteenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBVsjIjP_aI  


She will be available for a brief media interview upon request. 

 

What: Opal Lee will read to students and staff at Giberson Elementary. She will be joined by her granddaughter, who will share more about Opal’s story. She also hopes to help educate people on the origin of Juneteenth and the holiday's significance. 

 

When: Friday, April 12th at 9 a.m. 

 

Where: Giberson Elementary at 2880 Ferber Dr. in Colorado Springs  

 

Please RSVP by 8:30 a.m. on April 12th to allow us time to reserve space for you to get photos, videos, and interviews at this special event.