December ‘I Make A Difference’ Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the ‘I Make a Difference’ recognition in December: Arrowhead Elementary School: Kathy Gibson, Melissa McGee, Bev Stemen Bayside Elementary School: Tina Gilchrist, Evelin Skinner Brandon Middle School: Ira Banks, Christopher McElveen, Todd Perdue Green Run Elementary School: Tiffany Deese, Carolyn Poteat, Alexandra Shea, Sue Read More…

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…

October-November 2018 ‘I Make a Difference’ Recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” recognition during October and November: Arrowhead Elementary School: Angela Aspinwall, Karen Crain, Heather Curry, Linda Ellison, Debbie Kerns, Karen Hayes, Connie Szymanski, Brittney West, Michelle Williams Bayside High School: Jaquan Glover, Maureen Loflin, Terry Mejia, Scott Varisco Bayside Middle School: Read More…

Tech Center’s HVAC program earns HVAC Excellence accreditation

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center is celebrating the news that its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) program has been recommended for accreditation through HVAC Excellence. The center’s HVAC program will be the third high school program in Virginia with HVAC Excellence accreditation. According to David Swanger, director of the Virginia Beach Read More…

ILTs learning to become change agents

Supportive. Empowering. Relationship builder. Those were a few of the many words that the 24 instructional leadership teams (ILT) attending the first session of the new Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Leadership Academy shared with each other and then wrote on large sheets of paper when asked to describe mentors who impacted their lives. Read More…

Schools produce fun SOL videos to motivate students

As Standards of Learning (SOL) testing gets underway this week for grades 3-5, schools are cheering on students through pep rallies and fun parody videos. Here are some of the 2018 SOL videos produced by schools: Bayside Elementary School Hermitage Elementary School Pembroke Meadows Elementary School SOL testing for middle and high schools begins May 21. Tell Read More…