The Week in Photos: Jan. 22-27

Providence Elementary students, like second-grader Tony Mata, prepared for the Great Kindness Challenge week Jan. 22-26 by putting their handprints on a “Kindness Matters” banner as their pledge to be kind.

Teachers at Brookwood Elementary promoted kindness with smiles and matching T-shirts.

To celebrate the first full school week in January, caffeine and cookies were offered to all North Landing Elementary staff by Principal Jill Barger and Assistant Principal Denise Fockler.

Stop, Drop and Compute: Ms. Murphy and her students at Newtown Elementary found a comfortable spot to estimate and calculate, getting back into the groove after all the snow days.

Fairfield Elementary recognized Heather McGovern as its 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Lynnhaven Elementary second-graders were all smiles for SCA Pajama Day Jan. 22.

Old Donation School sixth-grader Mack Panko shadowed Dr. Kelly Hedrick Jan. 22 to experience the day with her on the first day of Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week. After helping with student arrival, Panko attended an administrative team meeting, visited classrooms and helped with coaching. According to Panko, Dr. Hedrick’s job is “really cool.”

To support their studies of weather, Old Donation School second-graders went outside for hands-on experience collecting and analyzing data thanks to the snowfall and precipitation. In addition, they got expert knowledge from an expert in the field, WAVY-TV meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler.

Princess Anne Middle crowned the winner of its annual Spelling Bee, seventh-grader Michael Volkov. Congratulations!

Kempsville High, in partnership with Rock Church, held its first annual “Live the Dream” event for English Language Learners (ELL) Jan. 23. The goal of the event was to share programs and resources available to middle and high school ELL students and their parents. Dinner was catered by Kempsville’s hospitality catering class, Spanish teachers and bilingual students served as translators, and students from the school clubs were present to promote their organizations.

Hillary Weston, a volunteer from the SPCA, visited Ms. Eagins’ first-grade class at Lynnhaven Elementary to discuss animal care with the students.

College Park Elementary’s staff volleyball team won its first game of the season against Landstown Elementary’s team Jan. 22. The two teams gathered for a post-game photo: Karen Hutchings, Liz Bazar, Michelle Lawrence-Bailey, Kelly Holland, Gabe Brewer, Jenine Land, Anna Panter, Shari Williams, Jeff Hofmann, Emily Wynne, Yolanda Roberts, Anne Flavin and Jamie Daub.

Three Oaks Elementary’s volleyball team is also ready for the season: Linda Sidone, Nicole Caudell, Tiffany Sanchez, Ashely Perez, Tamyra Johnson, Bobby Howell and Marty McDonald.

Glenwood Elementary fourth-graders in Mrs. Ambrose’s class learned about watersheds and the environment in a hands-on activity.

Myles Henderson, meteorologist from WTKR News Channel 3, visited Parkway Elementary to talk to second-grade students about the weather. He joined Lisa Marler’s class for a group photo following his presentation.

The Virginia Beach City-wide SCA sponsored a dodgeball tournament to benefit Connect with a Wish VB, and the team from Bayside High was crowned the champion, including: Tyrik Brown, Nate Dillard, Brianah Wilson, Blake Stevens, Tyler Slater and Austin Hampton.

Shelton Park Elementary hosted a Curriculum Connection Night focused on family fitness, Jan. 23. Students and their families participated in various physical activities together. Sisters Ava and Viktoria Kriewaldt (left) attended and Robert Pellek (right) tried floor hockey.

Salem Elementary hosted its Ninth Annual Bark for Books Literacy Night Jan. 23. Students had the opportunity to read to therapy dogs Webber and Emmy as well as participate in a book swap with hot cocoa and cookies, parent workshops on Achieve 3000 and word games. In addition to learning more about service dogs, all students received a “paw-to-graphed” book from Salem’s therapy dog Webber.

Green Run High Innovation Lab students and staff made comfort bags at PiN Ministries to deliver to people in need. The nonprofit organization provides food, clothing, shelter and medical care for homeless or impoverished people.

Myrion Campbell visited Lynnhaven Elementary to share his book “The Adventures of Melvin Walker: Melvin Learns How to Swim.” He spoke with students about sportsmanship, bullying, facing adversity and perseverance.

The reigning Miss Virginia, Cecili Webber, visited North Landing Elementary and spoke to fourth-graders about leadership and making good choices.

Diamond Springs Elementary first-graders enjoyed using puppets to learn about animal characteristics during an art lesson with a special guest from the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

Ms. Gordon, from the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, talked with Virginia Beach Middle seventh-graders about World War I propaganda posters before students began a project to design their own posters.

Thoroughgood Elememtary art teacher Emily Shubert found all the doppelgängers of the school’s specialists in famous pieces of art and shared them on a school bulletin board.

Pete Reuss and Kimball Payne, from The Noblemen, visited Birdneck Elementary Jan. 25 to recognize prekindergarten student Amelia Hardy for her recent act of kindness. They surprised her with a new bike during a presentation at the school. Read more

​The Old Donation School Operation Smile Club raised money by hosting a Dodgeball Tournament after school Jan. 25. Elementary and middle school students participated, along with some staff members. The winning team was the American Thunder Monkeys.

The Department of Human Resources hosted a citywide dinner Jan. 25 to recognize more than 350 employees with 45, 40, 35, 30, 25 and 20 years of service to VBCPS. See a complete list of recipients and view more photos from the event.

White Oaks Elementary fifth-graders Jaylen Holloway and Christian Thompson were among the students who enjoyed a visit from Miss Virginia, Cecili Weber, this week.

On Friday, Jan. 26, the Medical Systems Administration students from the Technical and Career Education Center visited Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. The students rotated through three stations: standardized patient care, CPR/AED, and laparoscopic/intubation. During the rotational stations, students learned CPR, introduction to surgical tools used for laparoscopic surgery, basics for advanced cardiovascular life support, ultrasound science and information about the standardized patient.

As part of the Great Kindness Challenge, Arrowhead Elementary students participated in activities all week to promote being kind to others. Volunteer Kristine Kello (left) assisted Brittney West, school counselor, with distributing rewards to students who completed their kindness checklist, including second-graders Camryn Early and Sadie Holl.

Staff and students at Brookwood Elementary participated in Mustache Day in celebration of kindness week.

Landstown Elementary first-graders Briar Bailey and Tarrence Majette enjoyed books they received at the PTA’s book swap. The Landstown community donated over 1,300 books for the event.

Ocean Lakes High Principal ​Dr. Claire LeBlanc and Jennifer Leary, media specialist, tested the newly purchased chairs bought as part of a five-year media center renovation.

Arrowhead Elementary’s SCA sponsored an “I Dream of Kindness” pajama day Friday, Jan. 26. Kindergartners Amanda Bassett, Gideon Dauer, Payton Boorsma and Elijah Brock participated and got comfortable with a good book.

Windsor Woods Elementary first-graders Philip Gutleben and Abigail Deeley dressed as the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood for the school’s Book Character Day.

Glenwood Elementary students and staff dressed as their favorite book characters to celebrate Book Character Day Jan. 26.

Centerville Elementary teachers and staff dressed as their favorite book characters to celebrate Reading Month. Jan Dolan, Diane Arcidino, Lisa Thomas, Janie Berges, Lisa Riley and Kaci Tellefsen dressed like characters from “Arthur and Friends.”

Indian Lakes Elementary staff members dressed up as their favorite storybook characters to celebrate Reading Month.

Princess Anne Elementary students celebrated their principal, Ivy Wroton, by chanting “Best Principal Ever!” and handing him cards as he walked down the school hallway at the end of Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week.

Tallwood High School students recognized their principal, James Avila, during Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week.

Three Oaks Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders recently competed in the Eighth Annual National Geographic Geography Bee. Lauren Rakov won first place and Llyod Bolick was the runner-up.

Students at Windsor Woods Elementary donated $1.00 to charity for a chance to spray silly string on their principal, Matt Orebaugh.

Students and parents attended the second Beach Girls Rock! workshop hosted Saturday, Jan. 27 by First Colonial High and the Office of Opportunity and Achievement with the theme “Strong Mind, Strong Body.” View more photos on the VBSchools Facebook page.

The Week in Photos features photos submitted by school media liaisons and by staff in the Department of Media and Communications.

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