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…

VBCPS earns honorable mention for green cleaning

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) earned an honorable mention from American School & University magazine’s Green Cleaning Award issue. According to the magazine’s website, the awards were created in conjunction with the Green Cleaning Network and Healthy Schools Campaign in order to recognize educational institutions for their healthy and sustainable approaches to cleaning to Read More…

Distribution center’s ‘Yard Sale’ is a big hit

This was not your typical neighborhood yard sale. The Office of Distribution Services and the Department of Teaching and Learning combined forces to give schools access to mass amounts of inventory and supplies in the school division’s distribution center. Distribution services staff set up more than 50 pallets and several tables of instructional materials. Teachers, assistant Read More…