The Week in Photos: Feb. 18-23

A group of volunteers from Providence Presbyterian Church visit Fairfield Elementary every Monday to read with students as part of the school’s Reading Cafe program. Teachers choose two to three students to come to the library after eating lunch and to read with a volunteer.Students in Laurie Yates’ landscaping/turf management class at the Technical and Career Education Center are benefiting from a partnership with the City of Virginia Beach’s landscape management department. During a recent partnership project, an operations coordinator came to talk to the class about her work with the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan and planting trees on school grounds. Students researched tree species and prepared a presentation as to why their species should be chosen above the others for planting.

Suzette Johnson’s catering students from Landstown High visited third- and fourth-grade classes at Rosemont Elementary, who recently read “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” to teach students how to make homemade Willy Wonka hot chocolate, followed by taste testing.Quinn Riley, Gabe Bell and Erik Oelke, fifth-graders in Lauren Gibson and Lyn Green’s classes at Three Oaks Elementary, made a castle for King George out of toothpicks and candy. When in their math switch class, they worked to find the volume, area and perimeter of the castle.

White Oaks Elementary celebrated Book Character Day with lots of Harry Potter fans.

North Landing Elementary Library Media Specialist Marty Asire and a few third-graders show off their handmade shirts celebrating the 100th day of school Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Diamond Springs Elementary kindergartners Carter Hunter, De’Mani Harris, Samiya Susana and Mia Vaughn celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up as centenarians.

White Oaks Elementary student Taylor Smith celebrated the 100th day of school.

Brookwood Elementary students showed their old age on the 100th day of school.Red Mill Elementary kindergartners in Mrs. Young’s class, dressed as 100-year-old students, pose in front of their 100-year-old portraits with their 100-year-old teachers.

Landstown Elementary teachers Karen Hutchings, Amanda Ervin, Samantha Smith, Liz Bazar and Grant Pavlik celebrated the 100th day of school by aging a bit faster than expected.

Shelton Park Elementary preschoolers Kyrah Benjarano, Isis Williams, Haley Toumey and Jacoby Stevens dressed up on the 100th day of school as centenarians.

Second-graders at Three Oaks Elementary, dressed in bathrobes, curlers and mustaches, celebrated the 100th day of school.

Salem Elementary’s Battle of the Books team, The Book Decrypters, won its preliminary round of competition Feb. 20 to advance to the semifinals scheduled for March 6 at the Central Library. Congratulations to team members Bobby Patton, Alejandro Duenas, Tyrese Tan, Aarshi Lamichhane and Jacob Galupe.

Pembroke Elementary hosted a Muffins for Moms event this week. Second-grade student Evangelina Robinson enjoyed showing her love to her mom and younger sister.

Glenwood Elementary’s SCA representatives hosted a pop-up bake sale, selling baked goods to teachers and staff, to raise money for the SCA.

Bayside High School announced its Volunteer of the Year, Bryant Jenkins, this week.

Lynnhaven Middle School’s PTA President, Veronica Byng, was named the school’s Volunteer of the Year and congratulated by Principal Kellie Mason.

Newtown Elementary second-grader SaNyiah Potts explored the Egyptian pyramids through virtual reality.

Brandon Middle’s school counseling department hosted a Career Fair Feb. 21. Approximately 250 students participated, learning about fifteen different career opportunities in fields ranging from emergency room doctor to web developer.

Indian Lakes Elementary fifth-graders Hannah Adams, Emily Reyes, Verity O’Shea, Ricardo McArdle and Brooklynn Clark earned first place in the preliminary round of the Battle of the Books competition Feb. 21.

​To celebrate the 101st day of school, Feb. 21, first-grade teachers and students at Centerville Elementary dressed as the puppies from “101 Dalmatians.”

Schools across the division celebrated ​Digital Learning Day, Thursday, Feb. 22. Lynnhaven Elementary first-grade student McKenzie Nieves used Wixie to write about being a super digital citizen.

First-grade superheroes Caleb Sutton, Hazel Firmino, Demonte Herbert and Aliyah Cooper celebrated Digital Learning Day at Diamond Springs Elementary with their SUPER teacher Kathryn Davis.

In honor of Digital Learning Day, Thoroughgood Elementary fourth-grade teacher Casey Stewart showed that she is a super digital citizen.

Thoroughgood Elememtary second-grade students Audrey Ashe, Alexa Rigotta, and Reagan Fulton showed off their superhero stances as they participated in Thoroughgood’s Be Super Digital Citizen Day.

​In the days leading up to Digital Learning Day, the John B. Dey Elementary news team shared public service announcements on the WJBD morning news show to give tips to students and staff about online safety.

Tallwood High students wrote code to fly drones for Digital Learning Day. Working together in teams, they flew their drones through a challenge course, tweaking code as they went.
Salem Elementary first-graders explored Google’s Interland as part of Digital Learning Day. They learned how to be safe, respectful and responsible digital citizens.

Landstown Middle eighth-grader Phu Nguyen helped decorate the door of his reading class in advance of Read Across America Day, March 2.

​The students in Jessica Lessmann’s third-grade class at Corporate Landing Elementary learned about different kinds of lines, angles and polygons, and programmed Ozobot robots to follow the shapes they created.​Students in Mairin Genova’s fourth-grade class at Old Donation School are learning about oceanography and brought it to life through a problem-based learning activity to create inventions that will help prevent the increased mortality rates in the humpback whale population.

Newtown Elementary students proudly wore their school T-shirts, designed by Delores Simpson, to support the school’s initiative, Building Leaders of Tomorrow.

While learning about Ancient Egyptian life and civilization, second-grade students in Wendy Ambrose’s class at Old Donation School used technology to enhance the lesson and refine coding skills.

Red Mill Elementary staff members participated in their own Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 23, with students cheering on eight teams competing in speed skating, chair slalom, curling and bobsledding. Gold medals were awarded to fifth-grade teachers and kindergarten teachers for their overall success in events. See more photos from the Winter Olympics event on Kaleidoscope.

Rosemont Forest Elementary fifth-graders visited the Technical and Career Education Center Friday for a collaborative project with culinary arts students to demonstrate science objectives – like matter, electricity, planets and weather – through cupcake decorations. The cupcakes depicting weather scenes were the winners in Friday’s competition.

White Oaks Elementary​ ended the week by celebrating Fluorescent Friday.

Brookwood Elementary hosted its first-ever Sweetheart Dance for students Friday, Feb. 23.

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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