The Week in Photos: Feb. 5-9

Old Donation School hosted a spirit week to kick off the start of the second semester Feb. 5. The SCA collaborated to select the themes: Red, White and Blue Day, Olympics Day, Pajama Day, Dynamic Duo Day, and Team Color Day.

Trey Sorrell, one of Amanda Brewer’s kindergarteners at Ocean Lakes Elementary, enjoyed fishing for hearts. With this tilt board activity, Trey worked on his balance, coordination and visual skills.

The Technical and Career Education Center’s practical nursing students are currently exploring different types of nursing roles. Part of their training and graduation requirements includes bedside patient care, and students are participating in hands-on clinical rotations in maternity, pediatrics and psychiatric nursing at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital’s Mother Baby Unit. This culminating experience allows students to apply their classroom learning in an authentic hospital setting.

Prekindergartners at Birdneck Elementary painted Valentine’s Day gifts they made in class for relatives.

Rosemont Forest Elementary fifth-grader Brandon Davis worked on a word processing assignment with Lee Ann Armbruster, teacher of vision impaired (TVI). Brandon is able to increase his independence with the assistance of JAWS (Job Access With Speech), a screen reader that allows blind and visually-impaired computer users to access popular computer applications by providing text to speech output or by a refreshable Braille display.

Lynnhaven Middle Students of the Month, sixth-grader Tierre Cooke (left), and seventh-grader Austin ​Kobeielnik (right), earned doughnuts for their social studies classes for the recognition.

Students in Mrs. Pierce’s fifth-grade class at Red Mill Elementary have been studying fractions, specifically adding fractions with unlike denominators. Collaborating with a partner, students completed a team project in Wixie (a web-based program) to demonstrate their understanding of the process. Students used graphics, text, and recorded their voices explaining the process for solving the math problem.

Riley Brooks, Paris Evans, Summer Quirion and Abby Farley, members of the fifth-grade Geocaching Club at Windsor Woods Elementary, participated in a scavenger hunt that required them to find clues to construct a puzzle picture of their school. Travis Estep is the club’s adviser.

In honor of National Signing Day Feb. 7, Princess Anne High recognized seven student athletes’ commitment to play their sport at the collegiate level: Hanna Crist (Cornell, softball), Makayla Dickens (University at Albany, basketball), Bryonna Ferebee (Radford University, basketball), Xaria Wiggins (Mississippi State University basketball), Darryl Jones (University of Maryland, football), Amelio Moran (James Madison University, football), Peyton Washington (Wake Forest University, volleyball). See more photos on the VBSchools Facebook page of high school celebrations to recognize their student athletes.

Storyteller Via Goode visited Arrowhead Elementary Feb. 7 to share stories with preschool and kindergarten classes as part of the school’s Reading Month activities.

Angel Vandegrift, an Advanced Technology Center architectural design student, completed an online course and earned a Roman Architecture Certificate from Yale University. Diana E.E. Kleiner, Dunham Professor of History of Art and Classics at Yale University chose to personally write Angel a letter indicating: “Out of the five years of publishing my course on the program, I rarely saw anyone that was in high school enrolled. As a special gift, I am rewarding you an honor cord from the Department of Art History, for successfully completing our course in Roman Architecture.” Congratulations Angel!

Matthew Hay, Isaiah Poole, Joshua Frezzell and Daniel Alther, Advanced Technology Center advanced software and game development students, earned their certification on the Unity Certified Developer exam this week. This certification exam allows a student to demonstrate knowledge in game design and programming, and it is the first certification for the game industry.

Mrs. Dunkalo’s students from Princess Anne High and King’s Grant Presbyterian Church donated Beach Bags to Lynnhaven Elementary to provide food to students in need.

Lynnhaven Elementary’s “Robotic Readers” Juliana Davenport, Brysen Browning, Kayla McClellan, Gabrielle Arriola and Landen Bagby, did an outstanding job in the Battle of the Books preliminary round Meyera Obendorf Central Library Feb. 7.

Green Run Elementary fifth-graders Kage Capistrano and Christopher Parrilla used cups with strings to learn about sound and sound vibrations during music class.

The very green North Landing Elementary P.E. department, Ken Magee, Michelle Davis and Jackie Lowery, spread their Shamrock spirit to NLES students and are encouraging everyone to sign up for the annual Operation Smile Final Mile.

Cox High theater students, including Tyler Bryan and Jack Davidson, performed their one-act play “First Person Shooter” for the community Feb. 8. The students recently won a Virginia High School League first place award for their performance.

Prekindergartners at Kempsville Meadows Elementary work together to build the tallest tower they can without it falling.

Salem Middle hosted a celebration to recognize their “Shark of the Quarter” students who were selected based on their demonstrating the characteristics of fairness and honesty. Recipients included: Christian Lukert, Ariela DeSantis, Shannyn Toliver, William Thompson, Zavion Mearise, Marlee Riddle, Arienne Engstrom, Sidney Sindt, Caleb Lemma, Wyatt Rogowski and Allison Campbell.

Newtown Elementary students Eryana Sephes, Saniyah Butts and Malia Judd raced Dash robots to get three cards, add them together and get the highest total. They identified the card they wanted, coded Dash to try and land on it, and then accepted the card for where it stopped.

On Friday, Feb. 9, students at Windsor Woods Elementary earned extra recess time with their principal, Matthew Orebaugh, for reaching their goal in Achieve3000.

Game on! Fifth-graders in Ms. Stanley’s class at Cooke Elementary created games to help them practice their knowledge of social studies objectives. Ava Greene said her game was “like Parcheesi and Candyland all rolled into one.” Students were thrilled to not only create their own games but share them with their classmates.

Some former Pembroke Elementary students visited with some of their former teachers and therapists while attending a clinic held at the elementary school in collaboration with Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Corey Bly (left), now a student at Princess Anne High, caught up with his previous physical therapist, Kasey Sabo; Ginavene Martin (right), now a student at Larkspur Middle, visited with her previous teacher Jessica Keesler.

Ocean Lakes High students Lauren Nery and Morgan Bush prepared to celebrate the school’s annual Founders Week, Feb. 12-16, by decorating boards to represent the many clubs and organizations. The weeklong event features assemblies with guest speakers who address the Founders Week theme, “This is Our Story.”

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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