Bus drivers get ready to greet students

Bus drivers are in many instances the first VBCPS employees that students will see on the first day of school. To get ready, the division’s 650-plus drivers, assistants, managers and transportation team members gathered Aug. 29 in Kellam High School’s auditorium for their annual Bus Driver In-service. Superintendent Aaron Spence opened the event with words Read More…

Independence Middle recognized at VDOE Education Equity Summer Institute

At its Education Equity Summer Institute, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recognized select schools for their achievements in reducing disproportionality in disciplinary action incident rates for students. Independence Middle School was one of seven schools in Virginia recognized for its reduction in levels of disproportionality in out of school suspensions (OSS) for students with Read More…

Parking lot construction underway at Plaza Annex

A new parking lot currently under construction will double the number of parking spaces at the Plaza Annex. The capital project will add 130 spots to the existing 124 parking spaces bringing the total to 254. “Additional parking is something that our customers have requested for several years,” said Tony Arnold, executive director of Facilities Read More…

VBCPS and NAS Oceana earn Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana were presented the Exemplary Individual Project Partnership for the 2018 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award at the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) Annual National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C. Monday, July 23. This national recognition is awarded annually to acknowledge outstanding partnerships Read More…

VBCPS staff and parent earn Virginia Association for the Gifted awards

The Virginia Association for the Gifted offers annual opportunities to award and recognize excellence among teachers, students, administrators and parents. Four individuals representing Virginia Beach City Public Schools earned Virginia Association for the Gifted Awards for the 2017-2018 school year. Congratulations to the following recipients of 2018 Virginia Association of the Gifted Awards: 2018 Leader Read More…

Two VBCPS elementary teachers selected as finalists for 2018 PAEMST

Allison Crisher, fourth-grade teacher at Luxford Elementary School, and Melissa Follin, third-grade teacher at Old Donation School, are two mathematics finalists in Virginia for the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by Congress and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of Read More…

Tech Center’s HVAC program earns HVAC Excellence accreditation

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center is celebrating the news that its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) program has been recommended for accreditation through HVAC Excellence. The center’s HVAC program will be the third high school program in Virginia with HVAC Excellence accreditation. According to David Swanger, director of the Virginia Beach Read More…

School Plant works through full list of summer projects

The Monday after school was out, School Plant’s 166 craftsman descended across the division’s schools to start work on a multitude of remodeling and replacement projects. “We’re painting entire buildings. We’re doing lighting projects. We’re doing pipe lining projects as well as flipping school libraries,” said Eric Woodhouse, director of School Plant Services, the school Read More…