North Landing Elementary School students teach School Administration Building employees about coding

The music of Harry Potter movies wafted through Room 113 at the School Administration Building as employees wandered into the debut “open house” hosted by the Office of Instructional Technology. At the first station, Coordinator of Instructional Technology Charlie Hinsch was demonstrating how a Potter-themed Kano Wand could be coded to move a digital feather. Read More…

Tamara Seraph’s work of art selected for VBEF 2019 Commemorative Print

During November, the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) invited the public to cast its online vote for the 2019 Commemorative Print. Fourteen works of art, created by Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) employees, were entered and at the VBEF’s annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures (TGIF) Celebration, the winner was announced. Tamara Seraph’s piece, titled Read More…

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…

Munari, Alarcon named 2018 VBCPS Instructional Leaders of the Year

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence named Hermitage Elementary School’s Angie Munari and Corporate Landing Middle School’s Dr. Freddie Alarcon as the 2018 Elementary and Secondary Instructional Leaders of the Year. Announced each year at the division’s Administrators’ Conference, the honor highlights a building principal who is leading the way in Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Sarah Sykes

Landstown Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Sarah Sykes didn’t flinch when her principal, assistant principal and Chief Schools Officer Rashard Wright entered the room. Like most teachers, she is used to administrators and fellow teachers visiting classrooms for learning walks and observations. Sykes did pause, however, when Wright explained they were there to recognize her. A student submitted Read More…