The Week in Photos: June 3-9

Staff members from the Special Education Annex formed a Relay for Life Team, Daisy’s Diamonds, and participated in a regional overnight Relay for Life event held at Chesapeake City Park from 7 p.m. Friday, June 2 to 7 a.m. Saturday, June 3. The team is closing in on its goal of raising $5,000.

Virginia Beach Middle School band students played the “Star-Spangled Banner” before a Peninsula Pilots baseball game in Hampton. They took a group photo with the team mascot after their performance.

Corporate Landing Elementary School students participated in a Robot Challenge held at the school.  Aaron Gonzalez, from Mr. Jones’ fourth-grade class, created the tallest robot.

Lacy Ryerson, Centerville Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, was surprised by Dr. Aaron Spence with a recognition from the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Visit the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers website to read the parent letter praising Ryerson.

Sydnee Ashley, 2017-18 SCA President for Windsor Woods Elementary School, and Brielle Davis, SCA Vice President, welcomed Dr. Aaron Spence to their school this week.

Mrs. Carlton’s first-grade students at Fairfield Elementary School enjoyed field day activities.

Special education staff at the Laskin Road Annex hosted a celebration June 7 to recognize of the all the high school students who have worked this school year in the annex’s Happy Day Café . The Happy Day Café allows students to practice many skills valuable to becoming employed and fully participating in the community. Job coaches support students from various VBCPS high schools, helping them develop vocational skills through hands on work experience.

Princess Anne Middle School (PAMS) eighth-grader Jia Haynie was selected as the 2017 recipient of the PAMS National Junior Honor Society Constance Solheim Courage Award. The award was established to honor Solheim, a former PAMS teacher who died in February after a long battle with cancer. In addition to the award, Haynie received a copy of John F. Kennedy’s book “Profiles in Courage.”

Glenwood Elementary School students are finishing the school year strong by showing “Gator Great” behavior. Students’ good deeds and good behavior are recognized on the morning announcements and displayed in the hallway for all to see.

The Lynnhaven Middle School STEM Team, Lynnhaven BlueBots, participated in the Robotics Challenge at the division’s STEM Trifecta Thursday, June 8. Students worked all year building and learning how to program the robot for the event. See a list of STEM Trifecta award winners on The Core.

The Navy Fleet Services Band visited Old Donation School (ODS) June 7 to work with band students. Seventh- and eighth-grade band members met and practiced with the Naval Services Band and then performed together for students and teachers in an afternoon concert in the ODS auditorium.

Zhuang Feliciano Cepeda, a first grader at Woodstock Elementary School, helped pop a balloon to countdown the last days of the school year. Students in Sonia Lacewell’s first-grade class are ending the school year with a “bang” by popping a balloon each day that contain a new message daily for the class.

Congratulations to Advanced Technology Center student Derek Evans whose entry in the Extreme ReDesign competition, sponsored by 3D printer maker Stratasys, placed in the top 10 of over 514 entries in his category. Final results will be released the week of June 26.

Cox High School senior Katie McGill was awarded one of three Outstanding Educator certificates at the annual senior awards ceremony June 9, for her contributions to her Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) class.

Bayside Middle School PE students participated all week in Olympic Days. Each class was assigned a country and competed in different stations. More than 70 sailors from the USS Eisenhower, a school partner, helped staff the events.

Princess Anne Middle School math teacher Jamie Arnett routinely brings his panther paws frame to the bus loop for dismissal to have fun on Photo Booth Fridays!

“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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