Custodians build their leadership capacity

Gary Robinson, custodian at First Colonial High School, gravitated to the area in the room designated for the people discussing why “collaboration” is a trait that most resonates with them. “It’s about making sure that we all work together as a team to ensure that the building is safe and clean,” he said. “Just like Read More…

ICYMI: Summer 2016 highlights

The dismissal of students June 17 didn’t mean all school division activity stopped for the summer. Celebrations, workshops, recognitions and learning for students and staff continued throughout the weeks and months that followed. In case you missed it, here are some highlights from summer 2016 with links to more coverage. CELEBRATIONS Commencement week for the Class of 2016 concluded Saturday, June 18, Read More…

Tallwood and Kempsville high schools earn Energy Star certification

Tallwood and Kempsville high schools recently earned Energy Star Certification from the Environmental Protection Agency, bringing the school division’s total certifications to 30 buildings compared to only six buildings six years ago. These two new certifications also give Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) the largest inventory of Energy Star facilities in Hampton Roads, helping Read More…

VBCPS named ‘District of Distinction’ by District Administration

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) earned the title of “District of Distinction” by District Administration magazine. The school division was awarded the honor in regards to its work in sustainability and creating 21st century learning environments for students. “This is an incredible honor,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of VBCPS. “This school division has Read More…