The Week in Photos: May 20-June 2

Tallwood High School students Adrian Beasley, Tyrese Culter, Christopher Herriott and Demetruis Johnson were among those who attended the 200+ Scholars Breakfast May 20. The annual event, hosted by the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, honors African American male honor students graduating from Hampton Roads public and private high schools who have earned GPA’s of 3.0 or higher.

Windsor Oaks Elementary School Girls on the Run coach and kindergarten teacher Sally Benjumea and students Natalie Cornstuble and J’aira Patterson were among those from the school who participated in the Girls on the Run 5K race at Viriginia Wesleyan May 21.

Strawbridge Elementary School students and staff celebrated their completion of the Girls on the Run 5K race.

Congratulations to three Landstown High School students who earned scholarships from the Tidewater Builder Association for their winning designs in the Young Designer’s Competition. Gauge Di Censo, first place winner, received a $1,500 scholarship. Nash Euman, second place winner, received a $1,200. Lucas Tasayco, honorable mention winner, receives a $500 scholarship.

During a visit to Pembroke Meadows Elementary School May 23, Dr. Spence stopped in many classrooms and sat with third-grader Hailynn Kindley as she worked through several math problems.

Glenwood Elementary School guidance counselors Ms. Repa and Ms. Whitt work hard to encourage all students and staff to show kindness to each other.

Second-year Advanced Technology Center cyber security students participated in an authentic learning project by analyzing employees’ understanding of security policies and cyber threats. They worked in teams to present suggestions for security awareness training for staff and created security culture campaigns, custom posters and videos. The groups presented their proposals to representatives from Virginia Beach Schools, and Norfolk Public Schools.

Brookwood Elementary School kindergarten students said hello to a special passerby while outside one afternoon.

Virginia Beach Middle School students stood proudly with their plaque for finishing the EQUI-KIDS program.

Salem Middle School seventh-grade science students visited Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. During the field trip, students learned about the watershed and its biotic and abiotic components. They tested water quality and collected samples and observed organisms from the diverse ecosystems.

Glenwood Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students celebrated their completion of the MURPH Challenge in which they completed various fitness challenges.

Landstown High School ninth-grader Darren Wilson enjoyed participating in an indoor soccer game during PE class.

Fifth-grade students at Corporate Landing Elementary School have been busy in the school’s maker space learning about how circuits work. These two fifth graders created a two-speed fan, an AM radio and a flying saucer.

Windsor Oaks Elementary School kindergarten teachers and students enjoyed SCA Spirit Day by wearing crazy socks and shoes!

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center’s culinary arts students catered the Pungo Strawberry Festival’s V.I.P Reception held Saturday, May 27. The reception is an annual event that the culinary students look forward to every year. Sam Cartwright, senior, said of the experience: “Service went smoothly and the reception served over 400 guests. Volunteering for this event helped us gain valuable leadership and career skills. The experience also helped us understand the importance of work ethic in our future careers.”

Congratulations to Strawbridge Elementary School third grader Kiersten Dresen whose drawing of opportunity cost was selected as a regional finalist to represent Old Dominion University’s Center for Economic Education in the final judging of the 2016-2017 Color the Economic Concept contest. Her illustration was also chosen as a state winner and will be featured as a poster by the Virginia Council on Economic Education and Virginia529.

Students at Red Mill Elementary School are enjoying the new “cold line” lunch choices. Every Tuesday and Thursday, students get to select a hot meal from the “hot line” or a cold item or salad bar with all of the fixings from the ‘Cold Line.’ The salad bar has been a bit hit!

Early childhood students at Indian Lakes Elementary School have spent the year learning nursery rhymes. Now, Titus and Anabell are taking turns reading to each other.

Students in Mrs. Lewis’ second-grade class at Indian Lakes Elementary School work together to build the Great Wall while learning about China.

Salem High School is proud of its AVID students in the Class of 2017. Collectively, these students applied to more than 25 different colleges and universities and earned more than $300,000 in grants and scholarships. Congratulations!

Glenwood Elementary School second graders visited Back Bay Wildlife Refuge to learn more about animals in their natural habitats. Students were able to explore the Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean side of the refuge.

Fifth-grade students at Tallwood Elementary School made 1,000 paper cranes as symbols of peace after learning about World War 2 and the story of “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.” The cranes are being sent to Peace Memorial Park and will be placed at The Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan.

Bayside Middle School offered an afterschool “Pop Up” experience for interested students. Mrs. Goodson, library media specialist, and Ms. Forbes, eighth-grade teacher, led the students in a science lesson on insulation while they made Baked Alaska. The students were excited to learn how baking takes a scientific mind!

Fairfield Elementary School’s guidance counselor, Blair Owens, delivered pizza to siblings Kasey, Kamryn, and Kaden Miller. Fairfield staff members dressed up and delivered Papa John’s Pizza orders for a school fundraiser.

Rosemont Forest Elementary School first-grade teacher Denise Rapp was surprised with a classroom visit from the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign Friday, June 2. In the email parent Collete Benko sent to the campaign, she wrote: “Mrs. Rapp has been teaching for 30+ years and she’s just been amazing! She loves to teach and you can see and feel how much love she has for what she does!” Read more

“The Week in Photos” features photos from school media liaisons and administrators as well as those taken by staff in the Department of Media and Communications.  

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