The Week in Photos: Feb. 5-9

Old Donation School hosted a spirit week to kick off the start of the second semester Feb. 5. The SCA collaborated to select the themes: Red, White and Blue Day, Olympics Day, Pajama Day, Dynamic Duo Day, and Team Color Day. Trey Sorrell, one of Amanda Brewer’s kindergarteners at Ocean Lakes Elementary, enjoyed fishing for hearts. With this Read More…

Great Dreams Need Great Teachers: Tim Dishaw

Math has always been a struggle for their children, wrote two parents in emails to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign. “To say he hated math class on every level would be a true and accurate statement,” described one parent. All of that has changed this year, according to the parents, thanks to Kempsville Middle School Read More…

Open Enrollment 2018 closes Friday

Open enrollment for 2018 closes this Friday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. Enrollment is mandatory, meaning that all full-time equivalent employees must elect or decline coverage for 2018. This includes coverage for health, dental, legal, identity theft protection, flexible spending for health care and dependent care, and health savings account benefits. To enroll, access the BENEFITFOCUS Read More…

Einsenberger selected as 2018 Global Learning Fellow

Andrea Eisenberger, Renaissance Academy art teacher, has been selected as one of 48 educators nationwide to participate in the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s 2018 Global Learning Fellows program. According to the NEA Foundation’s announcement, the selected educators “hail from schools in 47 states, plus one Department of Defense school abroad, and in rural, suburban and Read More…

2018 Teacher of the Year finalist: Stephanie Wyman

This is the final article in a series of profiles about each finalist for Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ 2018 Citywide Teacher of the Year. The citywide winner will be announced at the Teacher of the Year dinner hosted by the Virginia Beach Education Foundation May 4. For students and colleagues who think Woodstock Elementary School Read More…

The Week in Photos: April 15-21

Bayside Middle School seventh-grader David Riddick and his Japanese teacher, Kumiko Gale, played the Japanese drums in a performance at the International Children’s Festival held in Hampton, Saturday, April 15. Red Mill Elementary School preschool students worked on their gross motor skills with a parachute activity that was related to their study of butterflies and colors. Congratulations Read More…

VBEF grant applications for 2017-18 school year now available

The Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) is accepting grant applications from school division staff for the 2017-18 school year. Staff members are encouraged to apply for VBEF schoolwide and/or innovative learning grants if they have ideas for innovative projects they wish to implement to engage students in hands-on learning activities not already funded by the Read More…