The Week in Photos: June 10-17

The Advanced Technology Center hosted its annual Partnership Breakfast June 14 with the theme, “It All Starts Here at the ATC.” Approximately 80 business partners, mentors, staff and students attended to celebrate student achievements, mentoring, partnership activities and more.

Bayside High School kicked off VBCPS graduation week with the first ceremony June 13.  View more photos from the ceremony in the Bayside graduation photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Bayside Middle School staff waved goodbye to students at dismissal on the last day of school, Friday, June 16.

Bayside Sixth Grade Campus staff celebrated Flag Day, June 14, by wearing red, white and blue.

Christopher Farms Elementary School students enjoyed end-of-year celebrations, including a schoolwide Color Wars day! Fourth-graders wore yellow in the war colors.

Corporate Landing Elementary School celebrated its fifth-grade students this week. Their future in middle school is so bright!

Corporate Landing Middle School students in Joyce Hinson’s class participated in project inspired by The project encourages students to place painted rocks where they will be seen and picked up by others to offer encouragement or bring a smile.

Cox High School English teachers Lori Molodow and Deb Erskine prepared for a “working” lunch after exams this week.

The Falcons of Cox High School graduated Saturday, June 17. See more photos in the Cox graduation photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Creeds Elementary School students Rachel Cason, Reagan Wylie, Laney Deweese, Missy Daniels and Abby Boomer enjoyed some time on the playground during the last day of school.

First Colonial High School seniors graduated Thursday, June 15. View more photos of proud Patriots in the First Colonial graduation photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Green Run Collegiate held a graduation ceremony Tuesday, June 13 for its first class of graduating seniors. See more photos from the first-ever GRC ceremony on the VBSchools Facebook page.

The Stallions of Green Run High School celebrated their Class of 2017 Tuesday, June 13. Visit the VBSchools Facebook page to view more photos from the ceremony in the Green Run graduation photo album.

Once upon a time in the month of June, Hermitage Elementary School first-graders in Connie Stanley’s class held a Fairy Tale Frenzy. They created arcade-like games, arts and crafts stations and a fairy tale viewing theater complete with freshly popped popcorn. Classes were invited to visit during the last week of school. Donations of socks and flip flops were encouraged to benefit the local homeless population.

Representatives from NATO visited Holland Elementary School this week to present to first-, third- and fourth-graders.

With a toss of their caps, Kellam High School seniors celebrated their graduation Saturday, June 17. Visit the VBSchools Facebook page to see more photos in the Kellam graduation photo album.

Joy Drumm’s third-graders at Kempsville Elementary created a short video during their final week of school together that was inspired by the viral video sensation and positive pep talk personality known as “Kid President.” Their video, “21 Things We Should Say More Often,” shows students sharing encouraging words. View the video on YouTube.

The Chiefs of Kempsville High School graduated Wednesday, June 14. View more photos in the Kempsville graduation ceremony photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Twenty-three Kempsville High School staff members, wearing medallions to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary, gathered for a Kempsville alumni picture during the last week of school.

Students enjoyed face painting and more at Landstown Elementary School’s field day!

Landstown High School’s Class of 2017 graduated Friday, June 16. See more photos of the Eagles in the Landstown graduation ceremony photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Larkspur Middle School eighth grader Isaac Lister said goodbye to librarian Lisa Castellano (left) , and Amber Gamboa, Reyani Sangarin and Destiny Thompson posed for a picture at the school’s eighth-grade celebration (right).

New Castle Elementary School fifth-graders in Kristi Dierstein’s class were ready to march into their graduation ceremony, while SCA President Reuben Dio waited to deliver remarks.

Newtown Elementary School second-graders in Mrs. Howse’s class revisited the life cycle of the frog through LEGO Wedo Robotics and coding. Students have to use legos and the LEGO Wedo app and build a tadpole and describe the physical characteristics of a tadpole. They then discuss the physical changes that make it a froglet (growing back legs) and modify their LEGO tadpole to add legs and then program it to use its back legs to move around the room.

Newtown Elementary School’s Garden Club investigated vertical gardening with pallet gardens. Students constructed the gardens, planted them horizontally and stood them up. They built three pallet gardens planted with an assortment of plants.

North Landing Elementary School fifth-graders are now on their way to middle school. The students were treated to an inspirational message from Rashard Wright, Chief of Schools, followed by a reception with cake and punch.

Michael and Nick Ridgway helped Ocean Lakes High School PTSA president Lisa Pascanik and volunteers Ann Young and Jessica Kiehl decorate the high school’s hallways June 16 for the all-night Gradfest to be held after Ocean Lakes’ graduation ceremony the next day.

The Ocean Lakes High School Dolphins kicked off the last day of graduation ceremonies Saturday, June 17. View more photos in the Ocean Lakes graduation photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Old Donation School eighth- and fifth-graders continued their collaboration of hosting and filling a Little Free Library, and they celebrated the opening of a new Little Free Library (LFL) on Ferry Plantation Road near their new school. Grace Nobriga, designed, built and decorated the LFL for her Girl Scout Gold Award and community partners paid for the books. The 50 books to be added to the new LFL were revealed in a school ceremony.

Parkway Elementary School students had fun at the school’s field day June 13.

Parkway Elementary School’s fifth graders dissected squids using the scientific method to explore the squid’s anatomy.

Riley B. and Kaia J. celebrated after their fifth-grade promotion ceremony at Pembroke Elementary School.

Princess Anne High School’s administrative team celebrated with the senior class at prom held at the Founder’s Inn.

Princess Anne High School’s Class of 2017 graduated Friday, June 16. Visit the VBSchools Facebook page to view more photos from Princess Anne’s graduation ceremony.

The Renaissance Academy celebrated its graduating seniors Friday, June 16. See more photos from the Renaissance Academy graduation ceremony on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Salem High School‘s SunDevil seniors graduated Wednesday, June 14. View more photos from the ceremony in the Salem graduation photo album on the VBSchools Facebook page.

Katrina Morales (right), a fifth-grader at Seatack Elementary An Achievable Dream Academy created and presented to the school a Seatack Seagull inspired by beach clean-ups she did as a member of the school’s Go Green Club. The seagull is made out of bottle caps and Katrina said she wants to “save our world one bottle cap at a time.”

Shelton Park Elementary School students celebrated the last week of school with their “squads.” Check out the superheroes, sugar and spice, and mac and cheese!

Kasey Sabo, Angie Miller and De Vasely, from the division’s Special Education Annex, enjoyed assisting with and participating in Water Day with Red Mill Elementary School preschool students.

Strawbridge Elementary School fifth-graders celebrate moving on to middle school.

Almost every day at Tallwood Elementary School, principal David French would walk into each classroom after the morning announcements and say good morning to students. This week, students and staff surprised French by lining the hallways to greet him for his morning walk. They chanted, “Mr. French! Mr. French! Mr. French!” Students also made cards and signs with messages such as, “Mr. French is Hands Down the Best Principal Ever!” French leaves Tallwood this summer to begin serving as principal of Glenwood Elementary School next school year.

Jack Schmeiser, a student in the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2017-18 by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He will study Hindi in India for the summer.

The Lions of Tallwood High School proudly wore purple for their graduation ceremony Thursday, June 15. See more photos of Tallwood’s Class of 2017 on the VBSchools Facebook page.

The Technical and Career Education Center recognized its 2016-17 Outstanding Artist Craftsmen Award winners during its annual award ceremony.

Three Oaks Elementary School fifth-graders and their teachers celebrated the end of the school year with a bowling party.

Virginia Beach Middle School seventh-graders finished the year with a weeklong interdisciplinary project, creating a Digital Field Guide on Biodiversity. The project concluded with a gallery walk where students shared their work with others.

White Oaks Elementary School fourth-graders visited Jamestown during the last week of the school year.

Great Teachers need Great T-shirts! White Oaks Elementary School fourth-grade teachers wore their best for the last day of school.

Just days before the start of summer break, Windsor Woods Elementary School’s SCA hosted Beach Day June 13. Second graders Piper Harrison and Carelis Bernal, and school psychologist Dr. Suzy Farley joined in the fun.

Third-grade students in Kelsey Borchers’ class at Windsor Woods Elementary School show their appreciation on the last day of school.

On the last day of school, Woodstock Elementary School fifth-grader McKenzie Hill waved as she waited in line with her classmates for the procession into the school’s Rising Star ceremony. The ceremony celebrated students’ completion of fifth grade and advancement to middle school.

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

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