VBEF awards $150,000 and celebrates 71 grant projects

Welcome to the STEMnasium. Widening the World through Publishing. Fin-tastically Fun Sustainability. Planting the Seeds of Tomorrow: Literacy Garden. Making with Minecraft These are only five of the 71 grant projects recognized by the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) at its annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures (TGIF) Celebration Dec. 6. Thanks to the foundation’s many grant Read More…

School division welcomes new instructional staff

“It’s my first year teaching; I’m fresh out of college,” said Micah Pittman, who will be teaching third grade at Luxford Elementary. “My hope this year is to develop my skills, get better every day, learn from people who come before me and help kids change their lives.” Fellow first-year teacher Brian Battin is also Read More…

Luxford teachers enjoy staff retreat and Googlepalooza

“I followed the yellow brick road to success!” announced a smiling Luxford Elementary teacher as she entered the school’s library. The “bricks” guiding teachers to their second annual retreat were actually dozens of small orange cones because, as the welcome sign read, “the road to success is always under construction.” Principal Danielle Colucci invited staff Read More…