The Week in Photos: March 26-30

Virginia Beach Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society hosted a community Easter egg at the school. Students from feeder elementary schools came out to collect eggs, decorate cookies and take pictures with the Easter bunny.

Congratulations to fifth-grader Cera Luciani, one of the amazing safety patrols at Fairfield Elementary. Cera received a Certificate of Recognition for doing a great job keeping the school safe.

Kingston Elementary staff and students showed their school spirit by dressing up like the characters from “Dragons Love Tacos” for Book Character Day.

VBCPS held its second annual Little Feet Meet March 27 in partnership with Special Olympics Virginia. Nearly 300 elementary school students participated with more than 100 volunteers from Tallwood High School, the host school. The event provided an opportunity for young students with developmental disabilities to participate in developmentally-appropriate races, throwing events and jumping events with assistance from a general education peer. The goal of Little Feet Meets is to further promote inclusion and acceptance in school communities while encouraging physical fitness. See more photos on the VBSchools Facebook page.

The students, staff and parents of ​North Landing Elementary cheered on the fourth- and fifth-grade girls and boys basketball teams in the annual grade level challenge. Each year, P.E. teacher Ken Magee culminates his basketball training with a fourth-grade vs. fifth-grade game. This year, both the fifth-grade girls and boys won against the noble efforts of the fourth-graders.

Anastazy Maletz, a student in the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School was one of two students in the United States to receive a full scholarship to attend the Japan International Christian University to study Language Education and hopes to become an English teacher in Japan.

Strawbridge Elementary teachers supported SCA Band Day by dressing as their favorite band members.

The Stoughton Norwegian Folk Dance group visited Old Donation School this week to share their skills, talents and culture with our students. The teen group takes a spring break trip each year to visit elementary schools, and this was the first time that they had ventured from Wisconsin to the East Coast. The teens explained what activities they were involved in aside from dancing, shared how to balance their activities, and performed for the ODS elementary students with a variety of piano music and dancing.

Arrowhead Elementary third-graders, Adam Duba and Tyree Chalker, proudly show off the TenMarks badges they earned for reaching their math goals.

Red Mill Elementary School preschool students enjoyed Easter-themed class activities this week including an Easter egg hunt and a variety of fine motor activities facilitated by the some of the division’s occupational therapy staff. The activities focused on color recognition, spatial relationships, motor planning, counting, and language skills.

Students at Old Donation School got to experience ancient China first hand from Mrs. Berz in order to better understand the culture and its contributions. Second-graders got to see weaving, musical instruments and create their own paper, just like the ancient Chinese did.

Glenwood Elementary School second-graders have been working on using multiple methods to solve double-digit addition and subtraction problems with regrouping, including base 10 blocks, number lines, making friendly numbers and traditional regrouping. ​

This week was the Adult Learning Center’s annual Talk-A-Latte. The center’s English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students from different classes got together in the media center to talk about select topics, including housing and finance.

Congratulations to the following Tallwood High School students who received Global Navigator scholarships from the Council on International Education Exchange for summer abroad programs in China, Japan, South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, Morocco, Spain and Chile: Isabelle Mendez, Caroline Vorndran, Frances Lu, Thomas Bilello, Deziree Conklin, Isabella Fernandez, Ivy Zheng, Rachel McGraw and Kori Lea.

White Oaks Elementary students and staff participated in Twin Day this week.

Glenwood Elementary School students and staff had fun dressing in Disney attire to celebrate the SCA’s Disney Day.

Indian Lakes Elementary teachers showed their spirit on Decades Day.

Cox High School students on the boys lacrosse team and girls field hockey team collected donations for a spring break food backpack drive to help feed children at a local elementary school. The two teams collected over a 100 containers of peanut butter and jelly among other food donations.

Kingston Elementary students and staff participated in Jump Rope for Heart to help raise money for the American Heart Association.

Arrowhead Elementary students concluded their Jump Rope for Heart campaign this week, setting a new school record by raising an amazing $8,425.00.​  Top earners, fourth-grader Hunter Heckman and first-grader Gavin Esper, showed off their medals.

Sharing a birthday is twice the fun. ​Salem Elementary students Christopher Connor and Jayden Connor dress as “twinsies.”

 Advanced Technology Center Cisco Network Engineering II students presented their senior projects to industry representatives, Cisco alumni and parents March 29. Students worked for months, while being mentored by Cisco alumni and businesses, to design a gaming network serving five virtual Hampton Roads cities. The Asto Tech team was named champion.

Over 80 Princess Anne High School students participated in the Central Business District Association Internship Day where they were paired up with professionals from one of more than 30 participating businesses. Students are able to actually go into the field of their choice and see what life could be like in their careers.

At Woodstock Elementary, students in Beth Kelly’s class enjoyed Pizzeria Fraction Day.

Glenwood Elementary School first-graders participated in their annual Fairy Tale Ball as a culminating event for their fairy tale unit. Students read fairy tales, dressed as princes and princesses, and danced for the king and queen at their royal ball.

Pembroke Meadows Elementary’s SCA raised money to help pay for Field Day by taping Principal Dr. Spivey and Library Media Specialist Ms. Brown to the wall! Students paid for strips of duct tape and, collectively, students were able to “stick” them the wall.

Hermitage Elementary School students enjoyed Field Day activities under sunny skies just before spring break.

Elijah Williams, fourth-grader at Indian Lakes Elementary, took part in Field Day at his school.

Fifth-grade teachers at New Castle Elementary School wrapped up Reading Month by dressing as the characters from Laura Numeroff’s series of books, including “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

Glenwood Elementary School second-graders worked to complete a digital breakout activity to learn more about Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter as part of their author study.

The Week in Photos features photos of the week’s activities submitted by school media liaisons and those taken by staff in the Department of Media and Communications.

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