The Week in Photos: Oct. 2-6

Corporate Landing Elementary School staff members celebrated the beginning of Disability History and Awareness Month by wearing deaf awareness shirts to recognize the hearing-impaired students at their school. October is recognized as Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia.

North Landing Elementary School’s cafeteria staff displayed some of the fall harvest vegetables they received to celebrate Virginia’s Farm to School Week. Students were encouraged to try new and healthy foods, and cafeteria staff prepared baked zucchini fries for lunch one day.

Members of Landstown High School’s SCA painted banners to prepare for Homecoming Week Oct. 9-13, which will include a free carnival.

U.S. Army personnel visited Landstown High School Oct. 3 to share information about their branch of the military and to host a chin-up contest during lunch blocks for willing volunteers.

Kingston Elementary School first-graders worked on their observation skills for the school’s Be A Scientist Day. Students rotated through classrooms to become biologists, chemists, geologists and botanists. Mayleigh Hezlter measured a worm to collect data.

Pembroke Meadows Elementary School held a pep rally to get students and staff excited for the school’s APEX Fun Run Oct. 13. The staff running coaches flexed their muscles to show they’re ready to go.

It was a groovy day at North Landing Elementary School for 70s Spirit Day Oct. 3.

Lynnhaven Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade teachers were all smiles before the PTA Open House Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Shelton Park Elementary School fifth-graders Christian Maldonado, Brianna Quiter, Riley Scott, Kailani Santiago and Ethan Seay “broke out” during a Breakout EDU library lesson using Destiny Discover.

Arrowhead Elementary preschoolers in Mrs. Crocker’s and Mrs. Greer’s classes made their own applesauce with help from speech language pathologist Lauren Curtis and occupational therapist Mackenzie Sary. The lesson related to their instructional unit on apples and gave the students the opportunity to work on sequencing, following directions, expressive language and motor skills. Students took turns using an apple slicer (with assistance from teachers), put the ingredients in the blender and mixed them together to create applesauce.

Each month Princess Anne Middle School teachers nominate one student per core to be recognized as Students of the Month for demonstrating positive traits such as: respecting others, showing kindness, setting a good example and being responsible. The following September Students of the Month were recognized with certificates: Sophia Marzitello, Abigail Furco, Carter Ferguson, Meredith O’Laughlin, MacKenzie Murphy, Wyatt May, Zyah Washington, Riccardo Mueller, Jake Martin, Ryan Stiles, Cameron Gray, Isis Romine, Chris Gardner and Daniel Ensley (not pictured).

Girls love science, engineering and math at North Landing Elementary School (NLES)!  During the first meeting of the NLES GEMS (Girls and Math, Engineering and Science) Club were highly-focused learning about chemical reactions. The club meets monthly and the girls will be involved in different activities and will hear from guest speakers.

Second-graders in Wendy Ambrose’s class at Old Donation School worked with Instructional Technology Specialist Christina Troxell to learn coding with the Dash Robot.

Students in Gretchen Curtin’s class at Red Mill Elementary School enjoyed working on their fine motor skills during a collaborative preschool group with Special Education Annex staff.

Pembroke Elementary School fifth-grader Meliq Shadley is well-known at the school for his warm smile and friendly, outgoing nature. He is putting his positive attitude to good use as a new member of the school’s safety patrol and is sharing his happiness and enthusiasm with others on a daily basis.

Mrs. Arnold’s and Mrs. Lomberck’s classes from Pembroke Elementary School went on a field trip to Taylor Farm. Students had a wonderful time visiting with animals, riding on a hayride and picking out pumpkins to bring home.

Centerville Elementary School safety patrols led a fundraiser to support the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief program. They raised $673.86, and Summer Oden, safety patrol captain, presented Eric Majette, from the American Red Cross, with a check when he visited the school Oct. 3.

Tallwood High School seniors spearheaded a fundraiser for American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. Red Cross Executive Director Marissa Nihill (right) visited Tallwood to receive the check and explained how the money would support relief efforts in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Senior class adviser Arianna Hall; students Angelica Virtucio, Eilene Lucero, Adrianna Pemberton, Alayne Barlaan, Samantha Sherman and Aleyna Caras; and assistant principal Cecil Mainor presented the check to Nihill.

The Fairfield Elementary School SCA recently concluded a campaign to collect donations to support hurricane relief efforts by the American Red Cross. Students raised a total of $414, which was donated to the nonprofit organization.

Joey Caruthers (left), Kempsville Middle School health and PE teacher, was awarded a $1,000 Balanced Active Lifestyle Grant from McDonald’s of Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina. Lisa Koelenbeek (center), McDonald’s marketing manager, and Ben Fitzpatrick (right), Newlands Management vice president presented Caruthers with the grant, which will support the school’s exercise science program.

Kempsville Meadows Elementary School teachers Ronnie Ferebee, Nina Chadwick and Harrison Dixon joined students Kenadi Dixon and Tegan Dixon to support Jersey Day for the PTA’s tailgate event.

The Windsor Woods Elementary School’s SCA sponsored Give A Boot to Bullying Day Friday, Oct. 6. Second-graders Lily Taylor, Harper Burgess, Journey Oliver, Abigail Brent and Jaszmin Sheffield participated along with their teacher Katherine Kelly.

Bayside Middle School Japanese teacher Kumiko Gale (right) attended the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) conference in Williamsburg Oct. 5-7. She joined a fellow Japanese teacher, Ms. Koji from Northern Virginia, to take first place in the FLAVA talent show while performing on the Japanese drum, taiko. Gale wore a red coat, called a happi, which she made and in which she stitched “Bayside Middle School” in Japanese.

Teachers from Alanton Elementary School also attended the FLAVA conference and led a presentation and panel discussion about their experiences with the Spanish partial-immersion program at their school. Teachers Kendra Randolph, Lorena Wornom, Izzy Perez and Deidrie Vasta presented and were supported by Jennifer Carson (center), K-12 world languages coordinator for VBCPS.

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

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