Mark your calendar for VBEF special events

Oct. 6, the deadline for teachers to submit Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) Innovative Learning Grant applications, is quickly approaching. Four additional dates to circle on your calendar include those for VBEF events scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year. Dec. 6: The VBEF will recognize all of the 2017-2018 grant recipients at its annual TGIF Read More…

VBEF Innovative Learning Grant applications due Oct. 6

The Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) provides funding to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) teachers and staff to support innovative projects and learning programs not already funded by the school division. The foundation will award $150,000 in grant funding for the 2017-18 school year. The deadline for VBCPS staff members to submit VBEF Innovative Learning Read More…

School division welcomes new instructional staff

“It’s my first year teaching; I’m fresh out of college,” said Micah Pittman, who will be teaching third grade at Luxford Elementary. “My hope this year is to develop my skills, get better every day, learn from people who come before me and help kids change their lives.” Fellow first-year teacher Brian Battin is also Read More…

Schools and offices welcome new administrators

Staff, students and families will see some new faces in schools and central office this school year. The following employees are in new roles this week pursuant to administrative appointments and administrative reassignments effective July 1. Adult Learning Center Randi Riesbeck, director Bayside Elementary School Ashley Godfrey, assistant principal Bayside Middle School Joel Guldenschuh, dean of 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…

Download a good summer book from the division’s Virtual Reference Library

Need a good book to read this summer? Try the school division’s Virtual Reference Library (VRL), maintained by the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation (PGI). The online library houses nearly 500 books specifically of interest to educators, including books from professional organizations such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); National Science Read More…