The Week in Photos May 14-18

Brookwood Elementary’s SOL parade May 14 got everyone pumped up for doing their best on their test. One first-grade class made posters and chanted as the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders passed by.

Matthew Orebaugh, principal at Windsor Woods Elementary, led the Princess Anne High School drumline through the halls of Windsor Woods to begin an SOL pep rally Monday, May 14.​

Kempsville High School is celebrating the accomplishments of Nathan Mack, a sophomore in the Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (EBA), who qualified for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) National Championship in June with two first place finishes in the MOS state-level competition. Another EBA student, Kaylee Douvres, earned a second place award at the state competition.

On May 14, Stephanie Ramos’ first-grade class at Windsor Woods Elementary released the butterflies they had watched transform and grow from their chrysalis. The students were both excited and sad to see the butterflies fly away.​

Bayside High School’s Teacher Assistant of the Year, Rahime Young, pictured with Assistant Principal Kenneth Vaughn, was recognized at an event May 14 hosted by the Virginia Beach Education Association to celebrate teacher assistants selected by each school for recognition.

Each month, Princess Anne Middle School (PAMS) teachers nominate one student per core team to be recognized as the PAMS Students of the Month for their demonstrated good character, leadership or perseverance in the face of challenges. The school recently recognized the following Students of the Month for April: Samuel Brown, Elena Caputi, Bradon Tate, Helen Hahn, Allie Dulaney, Jonathan Rose, Emily Vega, Juilia Hairston, Kendall Austin, Rowan Penree, Sophia Catanese, Kolla Buchanan, Victoria Labott and Kaden Hartman.

For the first day of elementary SOL testing, May 15, North Landing Elementary teachers wrote uplifting messages on the school’s sidewalks for their annual “Chalk the Walk” activity. 

Glenwood Elementary School’s SCA hosted Crazy Sock Day to show support for all students who will be taking their SOL tests.

Rosemont Elementary kindergarten students enjoyed a fun-filled adventure of learning at Norfolk Botanical Garden Tuesday, May 15.  The students learned about the plant life cycle, planted seeds to take home, investigated a giant globe and even saw LanternAsia!

 Corporate Landing Middle staff members Rachel Jennings, Flor Augustine and Karen Franklin dressed up for Disney Day during the school’s Spirit Week.

Lynnhaven Middle eighth-grade Teen Living students sewed and embroidered 48 blankets and presented them to Miss Sheryl, an SPCA representative, and Daisy, one of the SPCA dogs. Miss Sheryl gave a short explanation to the students on what the SPCA does and how students can get involved.

Amanda Easter and Kayla Murden, Salem Elementary safety patrols, held signs and cheered on fourth-grade students as they entered the building today to take their SOL test May 16.

Green Run Elementary second-graders Matthew Clark, Nazalie Soto, Amir Samalya, and Alaysia Morris held up a motivational sign during the annual SOL pep rally.

Virginia Beach Mayor Louis Jones visited Salem Middle May 16 to present Student Activities Coordinator Randy Sparling with the Virginia Beach Safety Council’s Lifesaver Award for Sparling’s lifesaving actions during a recent traffic accident.

Diamond Springs Elementary students Alexandra Powell, Ryan Vaughn and Logan Brucato enjoyed learning about plants and animals during their field trip to Hunt Club Farm May 16.

Glenwood Elementary School first-graders worked to complete a Breakout activity as they reviewed maps and globes.

It’s spring and the North Landing Elementary first-graders performed their musical, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” Music teacher Andrea Pearman led the first-graders in their pursuit of a happy garden with the assistance of “Herb” the gardener, as played by second-grade teacher Susan Hale. Also performing were strings students Rishab Rejith, Aiden Varghese and Vincent Tran. 

Students in the Advanced Technology Center’s Web Design Foundations class visited the Joint Use Library on the TCC campus. They enjoyed running into Superintendent Dr. Spence, part of a Green Run Collegiate art exhibit on display.

Glenwood Elementary School fifth-graders enjoyed exploring the new library learning common’s makerspace area and tech tools.

Newtown Elementary School Principal Heidi Rinehart-Richardson presented Karen Holl, second-grade teacher, with a “Tagged by the Superintendent” recognition.

Eighth-graders Gracie Little, Nora Wright, Lindsey Hale used KEVA planks to create a structure in Corporate Landing Middle School’s library makerspace.

College Park Elementary School students and teachers participated in the Girl on the Run Celebration 5K Sunday, May 20 at Virginia Wesleyan University.

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

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