The Week in Photos: Sept. 18-22


Pembroke Meadows Elementary PTA hosted its annual Fall Pastries with Panthers Monday, Sept. 18. It was a time for parents to see what a typical morning is like for his/her child as well as a chance for students to teach parents “the ropes.”  

There were pastries at North Landing Elementary, too. The NLES hospitality committee greeted staff members with doughnuts to start the week.

Fairfield Elementary specialists were all smiles heading into the third week of school.

Arrowhead Elementary kindergartners Ellie Rudiger, Addison Zawistowski, April Hertz, Io Berneche, Nathan Brazle, Calliope Berneche, Riley Hicks and kindergarten assistant Chris Wray wore red, white, and blue to celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 19.

Adam Swindell, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Lynnhaven Middle, dressed head to toe in patriot attire to bring awareness to Constitution Day.

Student in Juliet Wallace’s eighth-grade civics class at Independence Middle celebrated Constitution Day by creating their own classroom constitutions based on three main ideas: Respect, Responsibility and Safety.

Landstown High students Danielle Gish’s Advanced Placement U.S. History class learned about the U.S. Constitution and the effects it had on our democracy. They are also expressed their love for Landstown with the L’s up sign.

Kempsville Middle social studies teachers Carol Farmer, Matt Brown, and Sarah Johnson celebrated Constitution Day in red, white and blue.

Old Donation School teachers celebrated Constitution Week in red, white, and blue.

Mrs. Shell’s eighth-grade civics class at Larkspur Middle participated in a Breakout EDU activity. Students had to solve puzzles to find the Constitution, which had been stolen and left in locked boxes.

Students in Mr. Clemenz’s third-grade class at Old Donation School (ODS) also worked through a Breakout EDU mystery this week. ODS Instructional Technology Specialist Christina Troxell found a mysterious photo and needed the students help to unwrap the mystery. Students worked with a team to solve a many-faceted problem in order to open several locks in the mathematician’s code.

Tyler Kendris, Salem Elementary first-grader, celebrated his success in the school’s Summer Reading Bingo Challenge by reading to Salem’s therapy dog, Webber.

Kempsville Elementary art teacher Caitlin Mollohan and her students created a hallway mural entitled “BE.” All first- and second-graders created self-portraits after discussing identity and how we are all similar but also unique. Filling the space around the portraits are words selected and designed by third-, fourth- and fifth-graders as positive proclamations about who and how they want to be!

Old Donation School students asked questions of Winter Vincent, a 9-year-old from Australia, who visited the school to discuss the work of Waves4Water. The organization works to provide access to clean water in countries around the world in addition to supporting natural disaster relief efforts.

Glenwood Elementary held its first-ever Pirate Day! Based on Dave Burgess’ book “Teach Like a PIRATE,” students and staff filled their day with fun and engaging pirate-themed activities.

After researching the climate and other characteristics of the planets in our solar system, Holland Elementary students in Allison Barao’s fourth-grade class acted as newscasters reporting from all different planets. They used the green screen app to record themselves reporting “live” with help from Michelle Burton, gifted resource teacher, and Deborah Dunn, Instructional Technology Specialist.

After broadcasting the SCA officer installation on the morning announcements, the 2017-18 Windsor Woods Elementary SCA Officers – Colby Dove, Kyla Peele, Sydnee Ashley, Brielle Davis and Abby Farley – posed for a group photo with their SCA advisers, Marcia Clothier and Pam Pruitt, and principal, Matthew Orebaugh.

Ms. Hall and Ms. Hardy welcomed their Landstown High English 9 students to their red carpet Music Mashup event!

Green Run High’s Innovation Lab students participated in a Google Hangout with arctic explorer Jill Heinerth one day before she went off the grid again on an adventure. Heinerth is an Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. She answered student questions and shared videos, pictures and information about her expeditions exploring icebergs and diving in underwater caves.

Mrs. Bemis’ first-grade class at Kingston Elementary learned about digital citizenship this week. Jack Vokoun knows he should never share his password!

Ocean Lakes High seniors Maria Mayor and Camerin Lockey prepared materials in Michelle McAfee’s room for an AVID information booth at the school’s Back to School Night this week. AVID is a program designed to prepare students for success in high school, college and the workforce.

Corporate Landing Middle eighth-grader Antonio Arellano posed with the handmade “baby egg” carrier he made in Janet Pugh’s teen living class for the start of the childcare unit.

Brookwood Elementary third-grader Gabriel Williams drew a “note man” during music class while enjoying the last calendar day of summer, Sept. 22.

Fabric sculptures by Green Run Collegiate visual arts students are part of the exhibition titled “Art and Mental Health, Through the Eyes of the Artist,” at the Chrysler Museum of Art Sept. 23 through Oct. 15. They created the sculptures after learning more about mental health from the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) and discussing the effects these illnesses have on individuals, families and society.

“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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