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‘I’m Proud of My Selfie’ chair promotes good behavior at Shelton Park

During the first week of the new school year, Shelton Park Elementary School (SPES) Principal Tara Brewer introduced the “I’m Proud of My Selfie” chair to students and staff as part of the school’s PAWSitive Choices program. PAWS stands for: … Continue reading

Old Donation School students become archaeologists for a day

Second graders at Old Donation School recently learned more about the work of archaeologists, culminating in an archaeological dig on school grounds. To prepare for the final activity students researched the role of an archaeologist and received “on the job training” during … Continue reading

Juvenile Detention Center artwork features students’ talents and passions

In addition to providing space for school division offices and school board meetings, the school administration building located on George Mason Drive features a small gallery of student artwork. Each month, the building’s main lobby showcases students’ two-dimensional and three-dimensional creations from a … Continue reading

GRT collaboration leads to family workshop on growth mindset

At the end of last school year, a group of gifted resource teachers (GRT) discussed the work they had done with students and teachers regarding growth mindset development and considered ways to involve parents in the work moving forward. The … Continue reading

School clubs support military-connected students

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) encourages schools to establish S2S (Student 2 Student) programs to welcome military-connected students and provide assistance as they transition to new schools. Several VBCPS high schools and middle schools have established S2S or JS2S … Continue reading

VBMS student athletes give back with visit to Seatack Elementary

Virginia Beach Middle School’s (VBMS) football team and cheerleading squad visited one of their feeder schools last year to promote service learning and give back to the community. They continued the tradition this year by visiting Seatack Elementary An Achievable … Continue reading