Hermitage Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school earned this prestigous distinction for its record of high student achievement despite a significant student mobility rate. More than 200 students enroll and leave Hermitage in a given school year, yet … Read more
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This year, getting news and information from your child’s school will be as simple as checking your cell phone. Today, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) launched a text messaging platform within the AlertNow rapid notification system. In addition to phone calls and emails, your child’s school and the division … Read more
It’s important in the beginning of the school year to get to know your classmates and to learn to work as a “team.” Wolfe Velte and Dominic Martin (left to right) are working on team building skills in Mrs. Dana Shearer’s fourth-grade class.
Kudos to the four Virginia Beach high school students who have been appointed to represent student council members across the Commonwealth as members of the Virginia Student Councils Association (VSCA) Student Advisory Committee. Summer Holland, Ashley Leidy, Kaiila McEntee, and Tyriq Nady, all of Landstown High School: Governor’s STEM & … Read more
Fifth-grade students in Alex Cameron’s class at Windsor Woods Elementary School became entrepreneurs and investors this week.
Students were asked to think critically about what they know about each of Virginia’s regions and to create a business proposal for a new company that could only be launched in one of … Read more
A team of students, including four from Virginia Beach, took first place in a STIHL Manufacturing Camp contest, which required them to design a prototype speaker system from a STIHL brand leaf blower pictured below. Each member of the winning team received a $1000 scholarship to the college of their choice.
The … Read more
Talk about a busy weekend! Plaza Middle School seventh-grader Rachel Lisner coordinated a bowling fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. The “Remark-A-Bowl” event was held this Saturday, Sept. 20 at AMF Lynnhaven Bowling Lanes. Lisner and her friends enjoyed a night bowling and raised more than $450 in one night for … Read more
When you think Blue Angels, you probably envision a high-performance Navy and Marine Corps Squadron of F/A-18 Hornets performing graceful, split second aerobatic maneuvers in formation to the applause and amazement of audiences.
But the more than 450 students at Green Run High School and Green Run … Read more
For the past eight months, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) staff has been working on the division’s next strategic plan that will guide Virginia Beach City Public Schools through 2020.
Throughout this time, community members have helped in this work through participation in town hall meetings, virtual town halls … Read more
Each month, Superintendent Aaron Spence highlights one Compass Keeper for a special video edition of the Compass Keepers Club. The end product is then presented to the School Board during the Superintendent’s Report given at the second School Board Meeting of the month.
Not many would step out of a … Read more
Gianna Ford (left) and Gabriella Previtire (right), first-graders at Windsor Woods Elementary, enjoyed seeing each other at the Back-to-School Ice Cream Social held at the school.