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The Week in Photos: Feb. 12-16

In honor of the Winter II Sports pep rally this week, Lynnhaven Middle’s SCA hosted a spirit week. Brad Nelson, student activities coordinator, and Adam Swindell, sixth-grade teacher, dressed up as Superman and Batman to kick off the week with Superhero vs. Villian Day. ​In celebration of Love Your Library Month, the office staff at Rosemont Forest Elementary…
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Human Resources hosts Meet & Greet March 1

The Department of Human Resources will host a “Meet and Greet” event Thursday, March 1, for eligible voluntary and priority teacher transfers as well as eligible classified employees. Employees planning to attend are asked to register in Frontline by Monday, Feb. 26 and to complete an online transfer application. More information about the event is available in the flyer below…
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The Week in Photos: Feb. 5-9

Old Donation School hosted a spirit week to kick off the start of the second semester Feb. 5. The SCA collaborated to select the themes: Red, White and Blue Day, Olympics Day, Pajama Day, Dynamic Duo Day, and Team Color Day. Trey Sorrell, one of Amanda Brewer’s kindergarteners at Ocean Lakes Elementary, enjoyed fishing for hearts. With this…
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The Week in Photos: Jan. 29-Feb. 2

On Jan. 29, staff and students at Diamond Springs Elementary dressed professionally for a schoolwide assembly to introduce students to the Positive Behavior Interventions and Strategies (PBIS) program, the Young Ladies of Excellence Club, and the Distinguished Young Gentlemen Club. Students learned how to exhibit proper behaviors in the hallway, in class and on the bus.…
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January 2018 ‘I Make a Difference’ award recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” award during January: Bayside High: Mary Joyce Dorsett, Jennifer McLaughlin, Jacqueline Mayo Bayside Middle: Deborah Welker, Constance Williams Bayside Sixth Grade Campus: Rebecca Meyer Brandon Middle: Tan Vo, Jessica Sheldon, Michael Sibelu​ Cox High: Karen Cole, Elizabeth Absher, Ordaz Jeter, Margaret Beckner Centerville Elementary: Gerald…
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The Week in Photos: Jan. 22-27

Providence Elementary students, like second-grader Tony Mata, prepared for the Great Kindness Challenge week Jan. 22-26 by putting their handprints on a “Kindness Matters” banner as their pledge to be kind. Teachers at Brookwood Elementary promoted kindness with smiles and matching T-shirts. To celebrate the first full school week in January, caffeine and cookies were offered…
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VBEF Pearls of Wisdom tickets discounted through Feb. 16

Today B.Y.O.B. stands for “Bring Your Oyster Bib!” Join the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) for the ninth annual Pearls of Wisdom Oyster Roast and Barbecue Saturday, April 14, at 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue from 1-5 p.m. Adult tickets are available for $40 through Feb. 16. Ticket prices increase to $55 Feb. 17. Tickets for…
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Division celebrates employees’ decades of service to VBCPS

Between the two of them, Donnie Parker and Dennis Middleton have 90 years of service to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). They were two of the more than 350 employees honored at the division’s “Celebration of Service,” a dinner hosted by the Department of Human Resources Jan. 25 to recognize staff members with 45,…
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The Week in Photos: Jan. 2-20

Winter weather in early January kept schools closed for seven days; however, it didn’t keep the division’s school media liaisons from sharing photos of classroom activities, spirit weeks, special events and smiles from the days students and staff were together in school. A Glenwood Elementary first-grader wrote about how she was happy to be back…
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Congratulations to VBCPS’ newest National Board Certified Teachers

Congratulations to the school division’s 24 newest National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) as well as those who renewed their certifications. NBCTs received their notifications in December while staff receiving renewals were notified in October. These newest honorees now bring the school division’s total of NBCTs to 144 – the fourth highest in the Commonwealth. This…
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Students share their thoughts on the work of school principals

Principals Appreciation Week is January 22-26. In celebration of the leadership, support and significant difference that principals make in their buildings, we asked second- and fourth-grade students a few questions about the work of principals. Here is what they said. What is the best part about being a principal? “That you’re the director of the…
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Sick leave bank open enrollment Jan. 15-Feb. 15

Following a review of the school division’s regulations and procedures regarding the use of sick leave banks, VBCPS’ administration recommended combining the six sick leave banks into one bank, effective Jan. 1. Membership into the sick leave bank will remain voluntary for benefit-eligible employees, and the Department of Human Resources is offering a special enrollment…
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Three makeup days identified for Winter Storm Grayson school closures

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will use Jan. 29 and Feb. 19 to make up two of the instructional days lost during Winter Storm Grayson. Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence has decided to waive a third snow day for students by using time built in to the 181-day school calendar. Additionally, given the length of time…
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School division updates regulations regarding employee leave

Following the Department of Human Resources’ review of the school division’s current policies and regulations relating to leave and leave options for employees, several revisions took effect Jan. 1. In an email to all Virginia Beach City Public Schools staff members Dec. 11 to provide summaries of the upcoming changes, Human Resources shared the following explanation…
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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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December 2017 ‘I Make a Difference’ award winners

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” award during December: Bayside High:  Sam Hamilton, Steve Brown, Lin Johnson Brandon Middle: Susie Metsker, Dan Rhudy Cox High: Susan Sigler, Angie Noe, Karen Cole Creeds Elementary: Sarah Cicatko, Jennifer Walburn, Lori Kirste Diamond Springs Elementary: Valerie Morris, Jie…
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The Week (and a half) in Photos: Dec. 11-20

Larkpur Middle sixth-grade teachers dressed as M&Ms for Matching Monday, the first day of the school’s spirit week. The Adult Learning Center announced that Karra Shikimachi is the center’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. Seventh-graders at Old Donation School participated in a Top Chef contest at the school, which involved crafting a healthy menu, preparing the food and…
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John Pienkowski wins national ‘Outstanding New Educator’ award

In September, Brandon Middle School science teacher John Pienkowski learned he had been selected as one of five finalists for the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) 2018 Outstanding New Educator Awards. According to the NAAC, award nominees are in their first three years of teaching, were certified through an alternative route program that is a…
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The Week in Photos: Dec. 4-8

Sophomores Isaiah McKinney, Batool Ayaz and Ally Grabarczyk kicked off winter spirit week at Ocean Lakes High by dressing as memes. Advanced Technology Center Cybersecurity Systems Technology students Lillian Davis, Jeffrey Whitson and William Dickerson brought the holiday season to life by decorating their class cyber tree. It was complete with hard drives, processors, cooling…
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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…
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