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Centerville’s special sing-a-long

Centerville, home of the dolphins, had a special guest helping to get the staff into the holiday spirit: Santa Dolphin. Santa Dolphin and his Centerville Podsters sang songs with their iPod in the annual singalong.   Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Pembroke plays Santa

Pembroke celebrated the holiday season by helping out members of their own community. Staff members picked names, and bought gifts to give to the Toys for Tots program. More than 40 staff members participated in the giveaway. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Bayside’s best worst outfit

The tacky Christmas sweater has struck again. Staff at Bayside High School got into the the spirit, but it was Marilyn Mayhew who took the crown for the worst ensemble. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Giving at Glenwood

Tis’ the season to be giving at Glenwood Elementary School! The generous staff at Glenwood has gone beyond any expectation to extend holiday blessings for 35 of its families. Collectively the staff has donated and wrapped an excess of 650 presents which were provided for 78 children and their families. Tell your friends! Follow us!…
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Windsor Oaks breaks it down for principal

The Windsor Oaks staff has been secretly practicing a special performance for their principal, Michael Maloney, for the past month. They surprised him today it at their holiday breakfast and service award ceremony. Check out a clip of the performance, by clicking here. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Supporting Sandy Hook

In light of the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School., VBCPS has partnered with its sister divisions in Hampton Roads to unite our efforts to provide comfort to the Newtown, Conn., community. If you feel led to help the Sandy Hook families and community, we would encourage you to donate to the Sandy Hook School…
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Ocean Lakes boasts multiple Coaches of the Year

Congratulations to Ocean Lakes, which had 3 Beach District Coaches of the Year for the fall sports season. Coaches Jack Wheeler and Shari Bishop have been named Beach District Girls Volleyball Co-Coach of the Year and to Coach Chris Scott for being awarded the Beach District Football Coach of the Year. These coaches show their…
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Centerville’s ‘tacky’ holiday breakfast

The holiday spirit abounds at Centerville.  Principal Tom Chowns welcomed staff and retirees to a catered breakfast last week, where there was also a stiff competition in the “Tacky Christmas sweater” contest. Check out some of the best – or worst – dressed: Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Fussell completes elite training program

Ashley Fussell, transportation area supervisor for Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has completed the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation (SNT) Training Program.  Fussell became one of 39 NAPT members in the nation to complete this program. The NAPT Special Needs Transportation training program provides numerous opportunities for transportation personnel serving students…
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Parkway is ready for some football

Parkway Elementary School had “Wacky Sports Shirts” where students and teachers dressed in their favorite sports attire. Football teams emerged as the favorites. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Encourage your students to enroll in Parent Portal

As we head into the halfway point of the second nine weeks, you are undoubtedly getting inundated with requests from students for updates on their grades. VBCPS staff encourages you to use this opportunity to urge students to work with their parents and sign up for access to Parent Portal. Among the many highlights of…
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Caroling with Point O’View

Faculty and staff at Point O’View Elementary School spent a night out this week to treat their local neighborhood and communities with a night of caroling. Check out the pictures below from their night spreading some holiday cheer. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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VDOE shares strategies for reducing math SOL test times

The Virginia Department of Education has released strategies on how math teachers can best prepare students to finish their SOL tests within the allotted testing time period. In response to concerns from school divisions about the amount of time it took some students to complete the new math SOL tests last year, the VDOE surveyed…
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VBCPS earns highest recognition for budget

Virginia Beach City Public Schools has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), which is the highest recognition in governmental budgeting. In order to qualify for the honor, VBCPS had to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting, which include satisfying nationally recognized guidelines for budget presentation. VBCPS’ budget…
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Coston, Tri-Campus featured in Virginia Teacher

The latest edition of Virginia Teacher features Diamond Spring Elementary School Principal Gloria Coston. In the piece, Coston’s history in education is highlighted as well as the personal values that have served her well in administration and in life. The magazine, which is free and available in a hard copy format in your school or…
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Do you know a member of the Compass Keeper Club?

This January, VB Schools will be launching its own honor society to highlight the extraordinary work of the men, women and students of this district. Each week, the division will initiate a member into the Compass Keeper Club, an organization whose sole requirement for membership is to demonstrate outstanding work or service within Virginia Beach…
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VBCPS School Board approves new high school schedule; elementary and middle school schedules to change

Last night, the Virginia Beach School Board approved the redesign of the high school master schedule for the 2013-2014 school year. In the new schedule, high school students will take six to eight classes on an A/B schedule and have a 30 minute daily lunch block. The schedule also will include the addition of a…
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Two of Landstown’s own named to “Ten Who Care” list

Kudos to Landstown High School Assistant Principal Paula Johnson and Science Teacher Jeff Stewart, who were both recently honored for their community commitments as recipients of WAVY-TV’s “Ten Who Care” Award. Johnson was noted for her support of the annual “Angel Tree” project at her church, which has grown ten-fold under her direction, and her…
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VB Schools named to the AP District Honor Roll

Virginia Beach City Public Schools is one of only 12 Virginia school divisions being recognized by the College Board with placement on the third Annual AP District Honor Roll. The division earned the honor for increasing the availability of Advanced Placement (AP) courses while also increasing the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher on…
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VB and VBCPS agree to new revenue sharing formula

The Virginia Beach School Board approved a revenue sharing agreement with the City of Virginia Beach at its Nov. 20 meeting. Under the new agreement, the school system will receive funding from twice the amount of revenue streams from the city, but at a lower percentage. The new agreement will give VBCPS 32.37 percent of…
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