The Week in Photos: Sept. 5-8

In preparation for their visit to Naval Air Station Oceana’s STEM Lab Learning Day Sept. 15, fifth-graders in Dr. Nikki Smead’s class at Alanton Elementary conducted a scientific investigation creating helicopters.

The Alanton News Network fifth-grade crew was ready for the morning announcements on the first day of school at Alanton Elementary.

Julie Finucan, first-grade teacher at Arrowhead Elementary, celebrated receiving a bag full of school supplies from Kona Ice. She was one of eight teachers selected by the business in an online contest. In addition, she was one of the two grand prize winners and will receive a Kona Ice party for her whole class.

Pre-kindergartners at Birdneck Elementary got help from teachers during their first visit to the school cafeteria for lunch.

Birdneck Elementary Principal R.V. Yoshida welcomed new students in Lisa Baar’s second-grade class.

Centerville Elementary Principal Teresa Ritzel and Assistant Principal Lisa Riley greeted students on the first day of school.

Corporate Landing Elementary staff members Astrid White and Abbey Beslow helped two students to their first day of kindergarten.

Green Run High ninth-graders and teachers participating in the Innovation Lab (iLab) at the school spent part of their first day of school in a learning expedition at the Adventure Park. The field trip was designed to help build relationships and nurture trust and respect.

Volunteers from Assault Craft Unit Four helped greet families at Hermitage Elementary on the first day of school.

Eight staff members at Kempsville Elementary gathered in the courtyard on the first day of school for a photo with their own children who are Kempsville students.

Kempsville Middle students in Alayna Garcia’s class shared their input on classroom expectations.

Xavier Nunnally, head day custodian at Linkhorn Park Elementary, ensured the front-door windows were spotless after a busy morning on the first day of school.

Lynnhaven Elementary students got right to work practicing numbers on the first day of school.

Lynnhaven Middle’s new principal, Kellie Mason, talked with cheerleaders before she welcomed students back to school.

Lynnhaven Middle School students Peyton Bradford and Andrew Gille pose with their band teacher, Rachel Kauffman, at their first performance with the First Colonial High School marching band Sept. 8. The two eighth-graders are participating with the marching band this season to introduce high school marching band to middle school students.

Families were all smiles at New Castle Elementary for the first day of school.

An Old Donation School bus driver displayed a mini marquee to welcome students.

Princess Anne Elementary first-grader Nicholas Jordan was happy to find his bus at dismissal on the first day of school.

Staff members at Princess Anne Middle couldn’t contain their excitement for the first day of school.

Before its meeting Sept. 6, the School Board honored former VBCPS Superintendent Dr. Sheila Magula by hanging her official portrait in the School Board Room. Magula was joined by her husband, Steve, and their grandson.

Military volunteers and school staff members welcomed Seatack Elementary An Achievable Dream Academy students with handshakes on the first day of school.

Seatack Elementary An Achievable Dream Academy students were happy to see their former teacher on the way to their new classrooms on the first day of school.

Shelton Park Elementary students were ready for the start of an amazing new school year in which they will be encouraged to #beyourselfie. 

Strawbridge Elementary families paused for photos on the first day of school.

Thoroughgood Elementary let everyone know: We are ready for you!

Principal Linda Sidone welcomed and reassured students at Three Oaks Elementary on the first day of school.

Volunteers from the USS Mason spent time at White Oaks Elementary to help the fifth-graders tie dye t-shirts that they will wear to the STEM Lab Learning Day at Naval Air Station Oceana Sept. 15.

See more photos from the first week of school in the slideshow below.


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

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