The Week in Photos: Nov. 6-10

SCA officers from Indian Lakes Elementary attended the annual Elementary School Leadership Workshop at Virginia Beach Middle School Saturday, Nov 4. Pictured from left to right are: Paige Shultz, Christal Harris, Jacob Shinn, Christyn Harris, Emma Lewis and Chloe Hoffman

North Landing Elementary first-grade teacher Amy Siverd was surprised in her classroom Monday, Nov. 6 with recognition from the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Read more.

Mary North’s first-grade class at Windsor Woods Elementary wore mustaches for “Mustache Monday.” For a $1.00 donation to the United Way campaign, the students were given a chance to purchase a ticket to vote for the male staff member they would like to see have their beard shaved off. As a reward for donating to United Way, they were able to participate in “Mustache Monday.”

Students and teachers at Strawbridge Elementary participated in the Sharky Fun Run Monday, Nov. 6. (Left) Jen Rohr, Collin Rohr and Ashlynn Rohr dressed up for the run while Ryan Wall (right) ran her heart out.

At Corporate Landing Middle Nov. 6, science teacher Brian Miller and the school’s Rube Goldberg club celebrated another successful competition in which they set in motion their handmade complex machines to pour a bowl of cereal. This is the seventh year that the club has built machines to accomplish the national Rube Goldberg task.

​Thoroughgood Elementary fifth-graders Madison Tomlin, Lucas Letada, Maddie Busch, Will Murphy, and Easlin Burley worked together to create a Rube Goldberg contraption that demonstrated force, motion and position.

Master Beekeeper Frank Walker of the Tidewater Beekeepers Association showed Landstown Elementary’s Beekeepers-in-Training some bees from Landstown’s newly acquired beehive. The students are tasked with educating the community about bees.

Bayside Middle recently honored the first cadre of Innovation Inside the Box recipients. These staff members were recognized for having an Innovator’s Mindset that empowers learning at Bayside Middle. Pictured (left to right) are: Michael Simmons, Nicole Sheffield, Sue Schneider, Jacob Griffon, Katie Knapp, Christine Bullard and Robin Lynn.

Thoroughgood Elementary teachers dressed in costume to participate in a Papa John’s Pizza delivery night this week. They visited the homes of students and families who ordered pizzas in the school fundraiser.

Cox High held a ceremony for its six student athletes signing letters of intent on the NCAA’s National Letter of Intent Signing Day to play their chosen sport at a college or university. Student-athletes who signed NCAA Letters of Intent include: Dan Bannon (University of Notre Dame, swimming); Leah Crouse (Duke University, field hockey); Tara Larusso (University of Pennsylvania, swimming); Leah Smith (Towson University, gymnastics); Ewan Temple (Washington College, lacrosse).

First Colonial High also held a NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony for the following student-athletes(from top, left to right): Drew Moore (King University, baseball); Graham Firoved (Radford University, baseball); Ryann Sumner (Davis and Elkins, lacrosse); Roxey Day (Appalachian State University, field hockey); Brooke Gasser (Columbia University, field hockey); Delaney Versprille (Ohio State University, field hockey); Celia Greco (Florida Southern, beach volleyball); Kimi Jones (William and Mary, field hockey); Caroline Inderlied (East Carolina University, lacrosse); Griffin James (University of Alabama, gymnastics); Riley Taylor (Old Dominion University, field hockey).

Bayside Middle hosted a Literacy/Numeracy Family Night Nov. 8. The event offered parents and students literacy and math digital resources and tips while featuring exhibits from community partners.

Thorouhgood Elemetary’s School Counselor Michelle Jenkins (right) got into the spirit for Operation Christmas Child. Students collected materials to be packed and sent to children around the world in need. Tanner Clark (left) packed a box for Operation Christmas Child.

Becca Gunkel, a 10th grade student at Renaissance Academy, enjoyed taking turns walking up to the whiteboard to participate in the classroom’s morning group activities, including “checking in” to show her attendance in class that day.

Kempsville Meadows Elementary kindergarten students Timothy Hyvarinen and Isaac Lee showed how they thought like engineers to build a gate so their pumpkin would not roll away.

​Glenwood Elementary kindergarteners participated in their first Math Congress using the 5C’s of transformational learning strategies: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and citizenship.

​Arrowhead Elementary’s Girls on the Run Club members Laila Morris, Alex Jones, Carli Melton, Celine O’Connor and Savannah Bish enjoyed teambuilding activities to promote their theme of cooperation and helping others.

Students at Indian Lakes Elementary participated in the worldwide STACK UP! event Nov. 9 to beat the Guinness World Record in sport stacking. Last year, 622,809 stackers participated to break the previous year’s STACK UP! record of 618,394.

Kempsville High wrestling coach Sean Early visited Arrowhead Elementary as part of a collaborative activity with P.E. teacher David Staub to present a wrestling demonstration and information session for students in grades 1-5 during their P.E. classes. Coach Early attended Arrowhead as a student and is a graduate of Kempsville High.

The school division celebrated R.E.D. Day (Remember Everyone Deployed) Thursday, Nov. 9. Staff members wore the color red to honor military active duty personnel and veterans and the family who support them. At Ocean Lakes High, teachers Carol Seacrist, Tammy Morse, Don Kroeller, Karen Sawyer, Jessica Scheible and Heather Felch recognized R.E.D. Day.

​Occupational therapists and physical therapists from the Special Education Annex showed their support for their students’ military families by wearing red for R.E.D. Day.

​Fairfield Elementary staff members supported R.E.D. Day to support military personnel and families.

Department of Teaching and Learning staff members wore read for R.E.D. Day.

Advisory lead teachers at Landstown High School showed their appreciation for our military on R.E.D. Day.

First Colonial High NJROTC Naval Science instructor Captain Tim Richardt (left) was recognized by the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. Read more.

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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