VBCPS hosts first-ever Joy Fair

“Today they were writing full sentences!” exclaimed extended-day kindergarten teacher Amanda Tatum when she stopped by the “Tell me Something Good” station at the school division’s first-ever Joy Fair, held Feb. 22 at College Park Elementary School. After participating in a disk drop game, this Point O’View Elementary School teacher was enthusiastically sharing with staff Read More…

Salem Elementary celebrates Presidents’ Day

Salem Elementary School staff members received presidential treatment Monday, Feb. 20 on the school makeup day for inclement weather. Principal Ann Shufflebarger and assistant principal Heather Quinn showered the staff with an assortment or red, white and blue treats to recognize Presidents’ Day and thank staff members for all they do. In addition, staff members Read More…

Reading together at Salem Elementary

There is an outbreak of reading at Salem Elementary School to celebrate Reading Month. Salem is one of many schools participating in the One Book, One School movement to promote literacy and celebrate the fun of reading. All staff members and students are reading “The Chocolate Touch” by Patrick Catling to promote reading and to follow Read More…

Staff collaboration gets students hooked on fishing

Several health and physical education teachers got “Hooked on Angling Education” in the summer professional learning program (PLP) class offered by the school division in collaboration with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Outdoor Education program. When Tallwood teacher Lori Morris planned to introduce the skill of reeling to students in her adaptive PE class, Read More…

Friendly staff competition makes spirits bright at Red Mill

Red Mill Elementary School staff members have shown their holiday spirit by participating in several festive staff competitions the week before winter break. Winners were crowned for Best Holiday Sweater, Best Holiday Hair, Best Holiday Socks and Best Group-coordinated Holiday Outfit. Do you want to build a snowman? Special education assistant Laura Nuckols built one Read More…