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…

VBEF Educator’s Golf Challenge held June 29

The Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) will host its 17th annual Educator’s Golf Challenge Thursday, June 29, at Heron Ridge Golf Club. All Virginia Beach City Public Schools employees are invited to participate! Teams of four can register for $75 per player, which includes greens fee and cart, range balls, refreshments, lunch and prizes. The Read More…