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The Week in Photos: March 12-16

Participating in Cradles vs. Cranes Day, the first day of a spring sports spirit week at Ocean Lakes High School, were students ​Justin Costello, Lindsay Magnant, Vian Ozic, Haleigh Simonis, Delaney Hinkley, Rei Silva, Esra Mulkey, and Assistant Principal Darcy Parker. Students at Old Donation School acted as participants in a Geologic Response Team analyzing information…
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EdCamp brings together new teachers from across Hampton Roads

New teachers from across Hampton Roads and as far as Spotsylvania County made their way to Virginia Beach on Saturday, March 3 to spend the morning with fellow colleagues and experienced mentors. By noon, they left not only reenergized but with countless practical ideas to leverage classroom practices. “EdCamps are dynamic, participant-driven events that revolve…
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The Week in Photos: March 5-9

Mehki Washington, first-grader at Arrowhead Elementary, showed off his bright smile while working a library activity. Representatives from the Virginia Beach Reading Council visited Creeds Elementary March 5 to surprise Diane Marx with the news that she was named the Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) Reading Teacher of the Year. Marx, a third-grade teacher, was recognized…
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Diane Marx named Virginia Reading Teacher of the Year

In November, representatives from the Virginia Beach Reading Council visited Creeds Elementary to surprise third-grade teacher Diane Marx with the announcement that she was selected as the local council’s Reading Teacher of the Year. On Monday, March 5, another group of special guests visited Creeds to surprise Marx with the news that she was named…
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The Week in Photos: Feb. 26-March 2

  The Indian Lakes Elementary SCA recently led a donation drive to collect socks for Seton Youth Shelters. The school collected a total of 470 pairs of socks and SCA representatives presented the donation to Jennifer Sieracke, from Seton Youth Shelters, at their Feb. 26 SCA meeting. Several students at Pembroke Elementary enjoyed trying out the new therapy…
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February 2018 ‘I Make a Difference’ recipients

Congratulations to the following staff members whose colleagues presented them with the “I Make a Difference” award during February: Adult Learning Center: Kim Bader, Bonnie Flora, Connie McManus Bayside High: Tamara Welch, Christopher Felton, Devan Smith, Barry Fordham Bayside Middle: Beverly Felder, Nancy Goss, Shonnika Norman, Joanne Bland Brandon Middle: Vina Gerber, Sheri Gray, Kelly Bradley,…
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VBCPS staff invited to 2nd annual Joy Fair Feb. 28

Joy Ambassadors and the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation invite all staff members to attend the school division’s Joy Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Operational Smile headquarters at 3641 Faculty Blvd. in Virginia Beach. Similar to last year’s event, attendees are invited to enjoy the fun the entire time…
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The Week in Photos: Feb. 18-23

A group of volunteers from Providence Presbyterian Church visit Fairfield Elementary every Monday to read with students as part of the school’s Reading Cafe program. Teachers choose two to three students to come to the library after eating lunch and to read with a volunteer.Students in Laurie Yates’ landscaping/turf management class at the Technical and Career Education Center are…
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Red Mill Elementary teachers compete in mock Winter Olympics

In honor of the Winter Olympics and to show their school spirit, Red Mill Elementary staff members participated in multiple events Friday, Feb. 23. Students cheered on the eight teams that competed in speed skating, chair slalom, curling and bobsledding. The fourth-grade team of Melissa Murphy, Nicole Martinette, Stacey Brown, Daniel Koach and Katherine Chavarria…
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Students and staff recognized by Daughters of American Revolution

Four local chapters of the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) hosted an Excellence in American History recognition ceremony Feb. 22 to celebrate the accomplishments of 22 Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ students and teachers. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Representatives from the Francis…
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Tweet this week with fellow VBCPS educators about “Mindful” strategies

Join other Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) educators on Twitter this Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. for an hour of rich dialogue about incorporating “Mindfulness” into your work, classroom or life. Akilah Ellison, professional learning specialist with the Office of Professional Growth and Innovation (PGI) will moderate the chat. According to her, mindfulness…
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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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