Proudly wearing a Kemps Landing “Tiger Team” t-shirt, Russell Torrisi greets his fellow Tigers as they enter the room. Though not officially a member of the school staff, the volunteer’s weekly visits to review pre-algebra lessons with sixth-graders has earned him an honorary spot on the team – and a … Read more
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In today’s world, children need to know how to be problem solvers. They must learn how to analyze and see things from another point of view.
This month’s elementary school edition of Parents Make the Difference newsletter suggests these ways to reinforce your child’s thinking skills:
- Sort things. Find something
As guests arrived for Brandon Middle School’s parent night event April 21, they received a turquoise brochure with the title “Water is Life.”
“Would you like to carry a bucket?,” asked seventh-grader Michaela Offer, holding a decorated black bucket filled with eight bottles of water.
Noticing the individual’s perplexed look, … Read more
The two girls walked in unison as they passed by the bleachers and headed toward the weight room. Their track practice had ended just moments before, but their day was far from being complete.
“Ballard!,” one of the girls called out at the weight room door.
Stan Ballard pushed the … Read more
April is National Volunteer Month and it is an appropriate time to say thanks to those individuals who step into our schools, asking nothing in return for the opportunity to pitch in and help make a difference in a child’s life.
Jessie Riley is one of those individuals and she … Read more
Despite the rain outside, it was cheerful inside W.T. Cooke Elementary School on Spring Picture Day. Girls wearing swirly skirts and sparkly headbands and boys in button-down shirts with freshly-combed hair were all smiles on their way to the second floor. Kelly Lambroff had an equally-bright smile to share with each … Read more
First Colonial High School (FCHS) senior Melissa Toman has spent the better part of her time in the Legal Studies Academy researching the unethical practices in factory farms.
As an academy student, Toman was mandated not only to research the legalities and current legislation facing factory farms, but she also … Read more
Norfolk Tides baseball fans can also support the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) with their purchase of May 8 game tickets to see the Tides take on the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 p.m.
Every Monday through Thursday one of Brandi Fiore’s family members brings her to Birdneck Elementary School to volunteer, and she doesn’t waste any time getting to work.
After morning conversation with the main office team of Angie Gallihugh, Maria Bair and Kim Melby, Fiore is off to the mailroom – and it … Read more
Elizabeth Williams, a graduate of Princess Anne High School, was the number two draft pick for the WNBA. Williams was drafted by the Connecticut Sun.
Students and staff members across Virginia Beach took part in the national “Purple Up! For Military Kids” day. Last week, the Virginia Beach community showed its support of the strength, sacrifices and contributions of military-connected children by wearing purple to school. Check out some of the participants below:
Edna Carr has a standing appointment on the second floor of the Adult Learning Center (ALC) every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
“Mrs. Carr is a dedicated and dependable volunteer,” said ALC volunteer coordinator Dianne Dollins. “She is always on time and prepared to tutor. She cares about her students and … Read more
When Denise Hoffman learned about the school division’s Beach Bags program last school year, she contacted Christopher Farms Elementary School (CFES) counselor Betsy Hobbs to inquire about contributing to the program.
“I was going through my children’s folders and I came across the Beach Bags application,” said Hoffman. “I had … Read more
By researching Gatorade, Tropicana and contact lenses, the Lady’z Club of Bayside Middle School won a 42-inch Smart TV for the school at the InSolutions’s “2014 How It Is Made Trivia Challenge.”
Aaron Evans, vice-president of InSolutions, visited recently to present the trophy to sponsor Constance Williams and the Lady’z … Read more
“People see middle school as hands off,” says parent volunteer Christin Neels.
Thankfully, Neels and volunteers like Humberto Zuniga and Kim Wells have a different mindset about lending a helping hand in middle schools.
Soon after her family’s military relocation to Virginia Beach, Neels attended the division’s State of the Schools … Read more