The Week in Photos: Sept. 11-15

Members of Green Run High School’s NJROTC prepared for an outdoor ceremony to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 11, members of Lynnhaven Middle’s Student Council Association (SCA) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Principal Dr. Mason, Assistant Principal Ms. Kramer and NJHS adviser Mrs. Spagnolo visited Virginia Beach Fire Department Station 8 to show their appreciation for the work of the community’s first responders.


Ron Shaneyfelt, astronomy teacher at Landstown High School, experienced an opportunity of a lifetime when he flew for an hour with the Blue Angels Sept. 12. He was selected to participate in the guest rider program while the Blue Angels were in town for the Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show.

Green Run Elementary preschooler Anna Frazier read a book on the ipad with speech therapist Taylor Giblin.

Glenwood Elementary second-graders tried out their new Chromebooks and Google Classroom during the second week of school.

Hermitage Elementary’s “lunch ladies rock!”

¡Fantástico! Students in Landstown Middle’s Spanish immersion program had the opportunity to converse and collaborate with Tallwood High School Global Studies and World Languages Academy students and visiting students from Spain.

Lynnhaven Elementary teachers, Mrs. Mongin and Ms. Hines, pose with the 2017-2018 SCA officers after the SCA installation ceremony.

Cox High’s first-ever “Falcon Forty” Advisory Block concluded with an event for all students to help spell out COX 2018. Freshmen created the “C;” sophomores were the “O;” juniors were the “X;” and graduating seniors formed the “2018.”

Centerville Elementary fourth-graders got a dry ice “shower” during a Mad Science assembly Sept. 13.

Virginia Beach Middle seventh-grade students Jaysiana Cobb and Gracie Tignor sorted through clothes and school supplies that will be sent to Hamilton Middle School in Houston, Texas to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. VBMS teacher Steven Murden adopted a seventh-grade class in the Title I middle school where all donations will be shipped.

Cox High’s Advanced Placement (AP) Comparative Government teacher Darlyn Janson tasked students with a “tasty” assignment this week in order to help them understand different government structures. AP students were given gummy bears, marshmallows, Legos, toothpicks and other items to create and illustrate six different governments including:  Communism, Fascism, a Theocracy, Democracy, a federal republic and a Constitutional Monarchy.

Magical Mal, Apex Fun Run leader, got slimed by Windsor Woods Elementary third-graders Isabella Kitchen Mills, Carmella Karner, and Logan Snider from Alex Cameron’s class after they got the most pledges overnight toward their Apex Fun Run fundraiser.

Green Run Elementary fourth-grader Zaniyah Polite and special education assistant Amber Edwards share the same September birthday and celebrated at school.

Residents from Westminster Canterbury visited Seatack Elementary An Achieveable Dream Academy Sept. 15 to support the delivery of a ping pong table from PingPong.GIVES, a charitable organization that helps integrate table tennis as a recreational activity at schools, retirement communities and more.

Thoroughgood Elementary students and staff joined the celebration for International Dot Day Sept. 15, a global event inspired by Peter Reynolds’ book “The Dot” that celebrates “the power and potential of millions of people around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites.” Students presented Thoroughgood’s principal Dr. Cheryl Zigrang with artwork comprised of their creative dots.

Kempsville Elementary also celebrated International Dot Day Sept. 15. Joy Drumm’s third-grade class collaborated to make one huge class dot to share all you can do with just one dot.

In a special ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Sept. 15, the Department of Defense presented a $4 million grant to VBCPS to implement the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program in five more VBCPS high schools: Cox, Kempsville, Landstown, Ocean Lakes and Princess Anne. Read more

While in town to perform at the NAS Oceana Air Show, Blue Angels pilots visited Kellam, Kempsville and Ocean Lakes high schools to talk with students about their service and flying the F/18 Hornet aircraft.

Shelton Park Elementary Principal Tara Brewer and Luxford Elementary Principal Danielle Colucci showed no fear as they prepared to join their students at the NAS Oceana STEM Lab Learning Day by skydiving to the ground with the team from Skydive Suffolk. What an entrance!

For the second year in a row, all of the school division’s fifth-graders visited NAS Oceana for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Lab Learning Day. During the field trip Friday, Sept. 15, students visited hands-on learning stations, met STEM and military leaders, and saw a special performance by the Blue Angels. View photos in the slideshow below.


See more photos from the STEM Lab Learning Day on the VBSchools Facebook page.

“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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