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Week in Photos: February 4-8, 2019

Celebrations of School Counseling Week, Reading Month, kindness and athletic prowess!                                                 Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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VBCPS improves accessibility across the division

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), alongside school divisions, schools and departments of education across the country, is changing how staff create pages and post documents to the division website and other sites online. The change is directed at meeting website accessibility guidelines and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In fact, for…
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HR holds reception for student teachers and guidance interns

Recent and soon-to-be college graduates gathered in the School Administration Building Thursday, Feb. 7, for the spring Student Teacher and Guidance Intern Reception. The event, hosted by the Department of Human Resources, provided an overview of the hiring process, the opportunity to network with division employees and the chance to receive advice from current division…
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Last chance to get your discount for Pearls of Wisdom tickets

The Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) will host its annual fundraiser, the Pearls of Wisdom Oyster Roast and Barbecue, Saturday, April 6, 1-5 p.m. at 24th Street Park at the oceanfront. Discounted adult tickets are available for $40 for one more week. Beginning Feb. 16, the price increases to $55. Tickets for children (ages 6-12)…
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January ‘I Make A Difference’ Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the ‘I Make a Difference’ recognition in January: Adult Learning Center: Elaine Little, Toni Wilkins Arrowhead Elementary School: Kathryn Chandler, David Crouse, Margaret Dush, Lisa Rudiger Bayside High School: Karla Casper-Jennings, Scott Donnell, Michelle Parker, Robin Reese Bayside Middle School: Darryl Christian, Leanne Criscitiello,…
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Schools and centers announce their 2020 Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to the school division’s 2020 Teachers of the Year, selected by their respective schools and centers. Finalists for the citywide award will be chosen from among these honorees, and the 2020 VBCPS Citywide Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Teacher of the Year dinner in May. Adult Learning Center Sharon A.…
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Week in Photos: January 28-February 1, 2019

Yoga class, a new LEGO wall, AAMS, Kindness Week and more celebrations of Reading Month!                                                                     Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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‘Super Bowl of TA training’ brings in hundreds of teacher assistants

“I am doing jumping jacks.” The woman next in line groaned, and the classroom roared in laughter. “I have to remember how to do that,” she laughed. In an effort to learn more about the foundations of morning meetings, a group of about 20 teacher assistants were taking part in various activities that could be…
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Staff invited to give feedback on Compass to 2020

Division staff is invited to participate in one of two surveys to give feedback on the progress of the division’s strategic framework, Compass to 2020. Responses are anonymous. Central office department employees as well as non-instructional school staff (e.g., cafeteria workers, custodians and clerical) will receive an email invitation from Research.net by Jan. 31. Be…
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VBCPS employees honored for decades of service

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) recognized the dedication of teachers and staff during the division’s “Celebration of Service,” a dinner hosted by the Department of Human Resources Thursday, Jan. 24, to honor staff members with 45, 40, 35, 30 and 25 years of service. Jane McClellan and Linda Ditchburn have nearly 90 years of…
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Week in Photos: January 21-25, 2019

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It’s Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week

As so declared by the governor of Virginia, Jan. 20-26 is Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week, an opportunity “to recognize the hard work of Virginia school principals and to recognize the importance of principals in ensuring that every child has access to a quality education.” Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence…
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Mages named 2018 Adapted Physical Educator of the Year

If you explore the Twitter page for Virginia Beach City Public School’s Adapted PE Department (@Beach_APE), you’ll see pictures of all the creative and progressive ways students with disabilities are given the chance to train, compete and experience the joy and pride of athletic participation. One person featured quite prominently is Robert Mages, an adaptive…
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Week in Photos: January 14-18, 2019

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UVA Teaching Fellowship introduces three new teachers to VBCPS

A partnership between Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) has welcomed a trio of teachers to the VBCPS community. Now in its second year, the Curry Teaching Fellowship is meant to prepare and retain high quality educators by allowing potential teachers to bridge…
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Week in Photos: January 7-11, 2019

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The art of being a military child

by Leigh Drake What does it mean to be military child?  This is a question that I pose to my students. Students’ responses vary, including having a parent in the military, moving around a lot, having parents out on deployment, and having strong sense of what it is to be an American.  We live in…
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Week in Photos December 31, 2018-January 4, 2019

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Bayside High School alum and activity coordinator earns national recognition

Lisa Corprew, activity coordinator at Bayside High School, was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Corprew was honored Dec. 18 in San Antonio, Texas, during a banquet at the 49th annual National Athletic Directors Conference. Corprew has quite a history with…
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Asbestos (AHERA) Management Plans Available

The Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of October 1986, requires all school facilities to have an inspection for asbestos-containing building materials and to have a detailed management plan identifying these materials.  The AHERA Management Plans are available in each school’s main office for review by parents, teachers…
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