The Week in Photos: March 4-10

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At Sentara Leigh Hospital’s annual Volunteer Awards banquet March 7, Princess Anne High School (PAHS) students Paul Messick, Brandon Campbell, Richie Gregory and Seth Markey were recognized for their volunteerism at the hospital through the school’s work experience program. Their teacher, Adrienne James (center), accompanied them to the event.

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Six Old Donation School teams of fifth-graders competed in the Virginia Beach Public Library’s Battle of the Books competition March 7. They had to battle each other to advance to the next round. The F. B. I., Federal Book Investigators, were crowned champions and will proceed to the semifinal round held Thursday, March 16.

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Parkway Elementary School hosted Family STEM Night Tuesday, March 7 to show parents and students how coding, building robots and programming help build critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills. CDR Major Gooden and Sean Michael Gooden took part in the night’s activities.

Parkway STEM Night March 7

Renaissance Academy’s middle school art students were excited to have their artwork selected to appear in the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Student artwork will be on display at MOCA through April 2.

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Holly Hodgson, Corporate Landing Elementary School counselor, taught the character trait cooperation to first-graders in Ms. Dow’s class with a Breakout EDU lesson. Students were presented with a problem and they had to follow the clues while working together to find the antidote before time was up.

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Kindergarteners at Red Mill Elementary School are becoming real problem solvers. On a recent nature walk through the school’s courtyard, students noticed there weren’t any bees and there weren’t many plants that looked like they would be interesting to bees in order to help the pollination process. They conducted research online and met with a local bee expert, Dan Taber, to help them figure out what plants would be best if they wanted to attract bees. Kindergartners shared their ideas with Red Mill’s first-grade students, who will be planting in the school’s garden plots this spring.



Laura Smart, Linkhorn Park Elementary School first-grade teacher and partnership coordinator, presented World Championship Tae Kwon Do’s Master Park is presented with a Partners In Education certificate for volunteering his time to support the school’s Tae Kwon Do Club.

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Bayside Middle School students in Howie Hodapp’s Algebra I class learned how to use Wixie and Educreations during a technology lesson led by Angelyn Nichols, gifted resource teacher, and Katie Knapp, instructional technology specialist.


Students in Meagan Emmerson’s class at Hermitage Elementary School enjoyed exploring the keyboard in an adaptive music session lead by Michelle O’Connor, neurologic music therapist.

Hermitage music

Congratulations to Brookwood Elementary School Kindergarten Assistant Janet Garner for being selected as the school’s Assistant of the Year. Garner has worked at Brookwood for 25 years.


Retired Windsor Woods Elementary School Principal C. Drummond Ball, dressed in costume, presented a lesson to Windsor Woods first-graders about past and present – using a Venn diagram on colonial times versus present times. Ball asked student Kaden Longworth for assistance during the presentation.

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Parkway Elementary School pre-kindergarteners learned about the butterfly life cycle, which included a close-up look at Monarch butterflies.

Parkway pre-K butterfly

While every day feels like Disney World at Rosemont Elementary School, students and staff dressed the part! The school’s SCA promotes Friday spirit days throughout the year and March 10 was Disney Day.

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Woodstock Elementary School third-grade teachers, PTA officers and volunteers took time out March 10 to enjoy the school PTA’s annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Tea, coffee, snacks and desserts were served. The staff also competed for prizes based on the hats they wore.


Woodstock Elementary School teachers (left to right) Sarah McIntosh, Beth, Kelly, Jean Smith, Sonia Lacewell and Laura White were selected as award winners for having the best hats at the their school PTA’s Mad Hatter Tea Party March 10.


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