School division updates regulations regarding employee leave

Following the Department of Human Resources’ review of the school division’s current policies and regulations relating to leave and leave options for employees, several revisions took effect Jan. 1. In an email to all Virginia Beach City Public Schools staff members Dec. 11 to provide summaries of the upcoming changes, Human Resources shared the following explanation Read More…

AHERA Management Plans available

The Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of October 1986, requires all school facilities to have an inspection for asbestos-containing building materials and to have a detailed management plan identifying these materials. The AHERA Management Plans are available in each school’s main office for review by parents, teachers Read More…

December 2017 ‘I Make a Difference’ award winners

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” award during December: Bayside High:  Sam Hamilton, Steve Brown, Lin Johnson Brandon Middle: Susie Metsker, Dan Rhudy Cox High: Susan Sigler, Angie Noe, Karen Cole Creeds Elementary: Sarah Cicatko, Jennifer Walburn, Lori Kirste Diamond Springs Elementary: Valerie Morris, Jie Read More…

John Pienkowski wins national ‘Outstanding New Educator’ award

In September, Brandon Middle School science teacher John Pienkowski learned he had been selected as one of five finalists for the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) 2018 Outstanding New Educator Awards. According to the NAAC, award nominees are in their first three years of teaching, were certified through an alternative route program that is a Read More…

The Week in Photos: Dec. 4-8

Sophomores Isaiah McKinney, Batool Ayaz and Ally Grabarczyk kicked off winter spirit week at Ocean Lakes High by dressing as memes. Advanced Technology Center Cybersecurity Systems Technology students Lillian Davis, Jeffrey Whitson and William Dickerson brought the holiday season to life by decorating their class cyber tree. It was complete with hard drives, processors, cooling Read More…

VBEF awards $150,000 and celebrates 71 grant projects

Welcome to the STEMnasium. Widening the World through Publishing. Fin-tastically Fun Sustainability. Planting the Seeds of Tomorrow: Literacy Garden. Making with Minecraft These are only five of the 71 grant projects recognized by the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) at its annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures (TGIF) Celebration Dec. 6. Thanks to the foundation’s many grant Read More…