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Staff give VBCPS high marks in annual employee survey

88 percent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) employees agree they are proud to work in division, while an almost equal 87 percent report that the division holds high expectations for all staff. Those were two of a multitude of high marks given by 5,114 VBCPS employees, or half of all staff, who responded…
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Salem High School wrestling coach receives national recognition

Robert Toran will be a 2019 inductee into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Toran’s honor is for a “Lifetime Service to Wrestling,” which spans more than three decades in the Tidewater area, including Booker T. Washington High School, Norview High School and most recently Salem High School. His trophy shelf…
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Berthold named Virginia Lottery ‘Made in Virginia’ award winner

Green Run High School (GRHS) hit it big with the lottery this week, but it had nothing to do with a winning ticket. Green Run Heath and Physical Education Teacher Bridgette Berthold was honored by the Virginia Lottery as she was named a “Made in Virginia” award winner, one of only four in the state.…
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Week in Photos: December 3-7, 2018

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Alanton Elementary School teacher named CodeVA Computer Science Educator of the Year

Fara Faust, instructional technology specialist at Alanton Elementary School, was declared CodeVA’s 2018 Computer Science Educator of the Year at a ceremony in Richmond, Dec. 3, kicking off Computer Science Education Week in Virginia. Faust was given the award by Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane, who called her “one of the most…
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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.…
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Tamara Seraph’s work of art selected for VBEF 2019 Commemorative Print

During November, the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) invited the public to cast its online vote for the 2019 Commemorative Print. Fourteen works of art, created by Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) employees, were entered and at the VBEF’s annual Teacher Grants Improve Futures (TGIF) Celebration, the winner was announced. Tamara Seraph’s piece, titled…
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Week in Photos: November 26-30, 2018

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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:…
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Week in Photos: November 19-23, 2018

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Week in Photos: November 12-16, 2018

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Help select the 2019 VBEF Commemorative Print

The Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) is accepting votes for the 2019 Commemorative Print. Fourteen works of art created by Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) employees, are available for viewing online. The voting process closes at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 25, and the winning print will be announced at the VBEF’s TGIF (Teacher Grants Improve Futures)…
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Week in Photos: November 5-9, 2018

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Beach Bags Program thanks you

The VBCPS Fall Beach Bags food drive was a huge success, bringing in more than $8,000 in donations and six tons of food. The drive was co-hosted by VBCPS, the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, Pembroke Mall and WTKR News 3. A key part of this success was the participation of staff and students and school…
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Week in Photos: October 29-November 2, 2018

Trick or Teach! The Bayside Elementary Staff show their school spirit on Halloween.   While North Landing has their own three-ring circus….   Arrowhead kindergarteners from Ashley Eich’s class made Halloween a learning experience. Students took turns feeling the insides of a pumpkin and describing it:  “Icky, gooey, wet, sticky, gross” were the popular results. …
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New school makeup procedures in place beginning this year

With the 2018-19 school year beginning, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence has announced a new change to how division staff will make up time lost due to inclement weather. At the end of last year, after the division had seven days of missed school due to weather, Spence pulled together…
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Bus drivers get ready to greet students

Bus drivers are in many instances the first VBCPS employees that students will see on the first day of school. To get ready, the division’s 650-plus drivers, assistants, managers and transportation team members gathered Aug. 29 in Kellam High School’s auditorium for their annual Bus Driver In-service. Superintendent Aaron Spence opened the event with words…
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Convocation brings together division’s 700 custodians

They might work across 86 schools and multiple buildings, but by the hugs, smiles and handshakes shared as they arrived for this year’s Custodian Convocation held at Salem High School, it was evident that the division’s 700 custodians have a unique bond. “Our theme for the school year is one mission, one team,” said Director…
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