Week in Photos: Oct. 30-Nov. 4

North Landing Elementary PE teachers, Ken Magee, Michelle Davis and Jackie Lowery show their spirit for Jump Rope for Heart 2017.

Luxford Elementary students celebrated Disability History and Awarness Month by decorating a puzzle piece in a way that represented them. The puzzle pieces created a bulletin board to show that despite our differences, everyone fits together at Luxford.

Students in Ms. Eldridge and Ms. Lepkowski’s math class at Corporate Landing Middle participate in a QuizletLive competition. The students had to collaborate in order for their team to win on the leaderboard.

Red Mill Elementary Assistant Principal Nicole Keros and Principal Michelle Miller congratulate second-grade teacher Melissa Peterson for being selected as Red Mill’s Reading Teacher of the Year.

Creeds Elementary kindergartener Waylon Bernard (left) participates in the ABC Buddies program every morning with his buddy, fifth grader William Gianniny (right). This is a partnership program between the two grade levels to support automatic letter name and sound recognition for kindergarten students.

Creeds Elementary students painted pumpkins to celebrate their reading achievement. Pictured are Augusta Beard (left), Olivia Edenfield, Jacob Jones, reading specialist Anne Horsley, Talon Fulton and Genevieve Cortazzo.

Strawbridge Elementary announced that its Reading Teacher of the Year is Karen Lucka-Beristain, third-grade teacher.

Tallwood Elementary students painted rocks as part of a collaborative project between the art teacher and school counselor. After reading and discussing The Judgmental Flower, students painted two rocks—one to decorate the school’s courtyard as a reminder to celebrate people’s differences and one to take home to either display or hide for someone else to find. All rocks are printed with #TESkindnessrocks.

Jenny Burke’s kindergarten students, Brealynn Bensie, Emmett May and Valerie Miller, searched for shapes in nature at Strawbridge Elementary.

Seatack Elementary staff and students were ready for Halloween!

Providence Elementary loves holidays! Staff members enjoyed Halloween treats throughout the day Oct. 31.

Rosemont Elementary first-graders got into the fall spirit at Hunt Club Farm. Seasonal activities included a visit to the petting farm to feed the animals, a festive hay ride and exploring a pumpkin patch. All students were able to pick and take a pumpkin home.

James Turner and Deyshon Hoggard in Mrs. Forsythe’s kindergarten class at Diamond Springs Elementary made sets of fries using supplies graciously donated by local McDonald’s restaurants. All kindergarten teachers received boxes from McDonald’s to use to teach mathematics to their brilliant students.

Salem Elementary’s Principal Ann Shufflebarger got slimed by Jane Steyne’s fifth-grade class for having the most PTA memberships.

Tallwood Elementary recognized its Reading Teacher of the Year, Elizabeth Rodriquez.

Students celebrated Pirate Day at Tallwood Elementary.

Luxford Elementary’s kindergarten teacher Teresa Smith and her assistant Leah Smith share in some Halloween fun for their students.

Principal Cheryl Zigrang with third-grade teacher Angie Cooper, who was named Thoroughgood Elementary’s Reading Teacher of the Year.

We “moustache” you to make good choices. Thoroughgood Elementary students and staff wore moustaches to reinforce the importance of making good choices.

Lynnhaven Middle staff members dressed up and trick-or-treated around the school building.

The spirit of the season could be felt throughout the halls of Brandon Middle. From crafting pop-up classes to spirit week for the environmental clubs, students expressed themselves through the creation of Halloween crafts and dressing up in support of the environmental club.

Students and staff at Shelton Park Elementary dressed up in costume Oct. 31 for a donation of $1 for United Way. PE assistants Teresa Wooden and Jamie Rushing (left), and cafeteria staff member Elanie Miller (right) joined the fun.

First-graders in Mrs. Dush’s class at Arrowhead Elementary used pumpkins to make observations using their five senses.  Afterward, they used their knowledge of shapes to help decorate their pumpkins.

Malibu Elementary students Kingston Harris, Katie Segal, Marley Harris, Anjalie Delgadillo, Callie Coates, Mariah Hayslett, Jasmine Ulrich and Corbin Ulrich participated in Costumes for a Cause Oct. 31. Students brought in a donation and wore a costume on Halloween to support the SCA’s annual United Way campaign.

Holland Elementary fifth-graders rotated through classrooms to practice measuring circumference, diameter and radius using pumpkins and candy corn. Other students used tangrams to create jack-o’-lantern faces and practice naming different polygons.

Preschool students at Corporate Landing Elementary had a “spooktacular” time on Halloween participating in holiday-themed gross and fine motor activities. Students practiced their broom riding skills and dug for eyeballs in the witch’s pot.

Arrowhead Elementary preschoolers shared in some holiday fun with a parade around the school on Halloween. Twins Shane and London Rhea dressed as an old man and old lady. Nadia Jernigan found a cookbook to go along with her chef costume. Maddox Weddell (Captain Underpants), Peyton Williams (Supergirl) and Ronnie Murray (Darth Vader) also found books in the library to match their characters.

The Arrowhead Elementary SCA sold Boo Pops for 25 cents to raise money for SCA activities this year.  They were a giant hit with the students, selling over 1,100 Boo Pops and raising almost $300! Addison Zawistowski bought Boo Pops from Arrowhead SCA vice president Noah Babcock and SCA Reporter Jaisyk Babcock.

Parkway Elementary’s students and staff had the opportunity to come to school dressed up as their favorite book character and participated in a schoolwide parade.

Brookwood Elementary hosted its second annual Vocabulary Parade on Halloween.

Students and staff at Centerville Elementary dressed like their favorite characters from books and movies for Character Spirit Day.

Christopher Farms Elementary held its annual Egg Drop on Halloween. Fifth-grade students designed a wide variety of vehicles to safely transport their uncooked raw eggs from the school roof to the asphalt below, a distance of approximately 30 feet. Boxes, foam, peanut butter, straws and toothpicks were used as well as many other materials in the making of safe egg delivery systems. Christopher Farms principal, Teri Breaux, climbed to the roof and dropped the eggs to the pavement while all of the fifth- grade classes and many parents watched from below. Science has never been so eggciting! Watch the whole egg dropping event online.

During Halloween week, what could better to use for manipulatives than pumpkin seeds? Hermitage Elementary students sowed the “seeds” of learning by counting pumpkin seeds, forming groups of ten. STEM activities got corny when students had to build a tower in 20 minutes or less using only a select number of toothpicks and candy corn.

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) celebrated 15 years of powerful connections at its Counselor Luncheon and Showcase Oct. 31. In addition to hearing from various speakers, counselors participated in hands-on activities provided by ATC students. Pictured: Stephanie Durkin-Smith, Corporate Landing Middle School intern, and Victoria Lang, Corporate Landing Middle school counselor and ATC Engineering Technology II students Jordan Johnson, Allen Flanagan and Rachael Warren.

As part of the makerspace in the library, Rosemont Forest Elementary students are creating kindness rocks for a garden that will be created by the spring displaying student-made rocks. Fifth-graders Dalena Do and Cameron Hammond were the first to create their rocks.

Three Oaks Elementary second-graders learned how to code using Ozobots.

Birdneck Elementary first-grader Malekai Gonzalez worked out in the therapy space with physical therapist Cara Slevin.

Corporate Landing Elementary was a sea of pink Nov. 1. Students and staff dressed in pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

Adult Learning Center instructors Melinda Saunders and Becky Spruill were presenters at the 2017 VAACE (Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education) Conference held Nov. 1 in Fredericksburg. Their presentation was entitled, “Strategies for Teaching Advanced Conversation in the ELL (English Language Learners) Classroom.”

The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment (VA STAR) program, coordinated through the Office of Community Engagement and the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, distributed more than 100 refurbished computers to VBCPS families in need the first week of November. The surplus computers, donated by U.S. Social Security Administration offices throughout Southeastern Virginia, were refurbished and reimaged by Advanced Technology Center (ATC) students in the cybersecurity systems technology and network administration and cybersecurity classes.

Glenwood Elementary students are working on Passion Projects during Genius Hour where they have an opportunity to research a topic in which they are interested in learning more about. Then, they compile their research in a project and present it to their class.

What lifts you? Corporate Landing Middle art teacher Rachel Jennings created a bulletin board for people to take selfies that will make them appear that they are wearing wings.

Students in Mr. Long’s earth science class at Virginia Beach Middle participated in a breakout game lesson in the library. Students answered questions to unlock clues and combinations. Once all the locks were removed, the breakout box opened and the puzzle was solved.

Linkhorn Park Elementary kicked off their fall fundraiser with FitVB by having a big pep rally Nov. 2. Cox High students on the step team, cheerleading squad and taking the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow class planned and put on the event.

On Nov. 3, Salem Middle celebrated its “Shark of the Quarter” students who were selected based on their demonstrating the characteristics of respect and kindness. The students received a medal and a certificate, and a reception was held in the library in their honor. The Sharks of the Quarter included: Zharia Aguirre, Madison Freeman, Inayah Lendow-Edmonson, Olivia Rainwater, Rodrigo Ceja, Noah Hood, Ahmarri Williams, Dayzshia Collins, Tina Gillman, Megan Cooley, Justin Harris, Freedom Williams and Zion Nock.

Matthew Orebaugh, principal at Windsor Woods Elementary, celebrated with students who scored above 75 percent on Achieve 3000 during the month of October.  The students scored extra recess time to end the week Friday, Nov. 3.

Christopher Farms Elementary first-graders earned the “honor” to slime their administrators because their grade level raised the most money for the United Way. Principal Teri Breaux and Assistant Principal Patti Porter the assistant principal were asked United Way trivia questions, and when they were not able to answer correctly, students poured slime on their heads.

Fresh off a World Series debut, 2009 Cox High alumnus and current Los Angeles Dodger player Chris Taylor returned home and attended the Falcon baseball annual alumni game held at the school’s Tilley Field Saturday, Nov. 4. Pictured: Sarah Spear, Kylie Marx, Chris Taylor, Anna Mason and Leah Crouse.

High school gifted students served on a panel to answer questions at a gifted parent conference hosted by the Office of Gifted Programs Saturday, Nov. 4. The conference also included a variety of breakout sessions focused on the social and emotional needs of gifted students.

At the Teens With a Purpose (TWP) Gala and Move Maker Awards Thursday, Nov. 2, Tallwood High School students Taquan Butler, Taylor Maloney and Stazi Maletz were recognized. Taylor (left) was named a 2017 Move Maker and received an award of $500.

Each year, Regent University hosts a Salute to Teachers event to honor local teachers. Jane Trueblood, Pembroke Elementary’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, was among those honored Saturday, Nov. 4. As an itinerant speech-language pathologist from the Special Education Annex, Trueblood works with students in multiple schools throughout the school division.

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

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