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Coach Anthony reaches 1000

Congratulations also go out tonight to Coach Leo Anthony at First Colonial High School. Currently the golf coach at F-C, Anthony racked up his 1000th win as a coach last week when the Patriots defeated the Salem Sundevils. Anthony has coached golf for 42 years, but it’s not his only sport. He was also a…
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Helping to build the Kempsville team

Staff at Kempsville High School participated in several team building activities during their in-service week this summer. These activities included a “Tower of Cups” game where teams competed to see who could build the tallest tower of paper cups as well as a hula hoop activity where teams had to raise a hula hoop above…
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The Dukes of Pembroke

Five James Madison University alumni are now working at Pembroke Elementary. Third Grade Teacher Ellen Grondin, National Outstanding Principal of the Year Karen O’Meara, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Pam Schneider, Third Grade Teacher Haley Hicks and First Grade Teacher Janelle Nadeau were recently featured in the JMU magazine, Madison. Tell your friends! Follow us!…
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Muddin’ it up at Creeds

On Sept. 8th, four Creeds Elementary School teachers traveled to Frederick, Md. to participate in the Tough Mudder Competition. Kristy Sass (second grade), Bob Bernhard (computer resource specialist), Dave Wiggins (fifth grade) and Janice Clifton (fifth grade) trained together to prepare for the competition. They completed all twenty obstacles successfully along the 10 mile course.…
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EXPLORE assessment helps measure college readiness

A new test will help gauge your students’ level of abilities and enthusiasm for college. Eighth grade students will soon be taking part in the EXPLORE assessment by ACT, an independent, not-for-profit organization best known for their college entrance exam. The EXPLORE assessment is a national, curriculum-based assessment comprised of four timed 30-minute multiple-choice subject…
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The Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy earns $7,000 Toshiba America grant

Thanks to the work of a dedicated teacher and the support of the Toshiba America Foundation, a new generation of engineers, architects and physicists are coming through Landstown High School. Two years ago, students in Landstown’s Technology Academy tested Whitebox Learning, a web-based software program that allows users to test theories as 3D virtual models…
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Practical Nursing Program welcomes your feedback

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) will be stopping by the Virginia Beach School of Practical Nursing program at the Technical and Career Education Center on Wednesday, Oct. 3 for a site visit necessary in continuing the accreditation program. You are welcome to meet the site visitors and share your comments regarding the…
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Congratulations to the 2012-13 Tagged By The Superintendent recipients

May 2013 Bob Bernhard – Creeds Elementary March 2013 Bayside Elementary – Pam Gaut College Park Elementary – Nephteli Angoluan Diamond Springs Elementary – Wendy Rose Kempsville Meadows Elementary- Kim Barnes Kempsville Middle – Melissa Loiacono Linkhorn Park Elementary – Julia Atkins Old Donation Center – Doreen Sheler Plaza Middle – Ingrid Wilson Rosemont Elementary…
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Congratulations to the 2012-13 I Make A Difference Award Winners

June 2013 Fairfield Elementary – Michelle Shipley Landstown Middle – Carole Anthony, Jayme Gruden Larkspur Middle – Billie Rawls, Julie Spurgeon Point O’View Elementary – Liz Griffin, Michelle Young Princess Anne High – Ineiceola “Niecy” Goodwin, Tina Person, Sandra Kofa Red Mill Elementary – Sue Tobin, Kristina Patterson, Kelli Goode, Kimberly Hobbs May 2013 Arrowhead…
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Carroll earns Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators

Robert Carroll, a seventh grade science teacher in the Middle Years Program (MYP) at Plaza Middle School, was awarded the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.  The award comes from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the US EPA. The award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers and local education agencies across the…
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‘Teach at the Beach’ brings new interest

The VBCPS Human Resources Department held its annual “Teach at the Beach”  event on Sept. 13 at the Advanced Technology Center.  More than 50 student teachers were given an overview of the teacher application process, benefits and learned about division’s strategic Plan, “Compass to 2015”.  The annual event has proven to be a successful teacher…
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Extreme ‘Lounge’ Makeover at Tallwood Elementary

Tallwood Elementary School teachers walked in to a new teachers’ lounge this school year. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Board votes in changes for ODC and KLMS

Changes are on the way for students at the division’s two gifted schools. At its Sept. 5 meeting, the School Board voted to increase the student enrollment capacity and modify the admission process for the consolidated Old Donation Center (ODC) and Kemps Landing Magnet school slated to begin in 2016-17. When the new building opens,…
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Partners at Parkway

Parkway Elementary’s Partners in Education help launch the school year. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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First day and first year at Renaissance

Made it through the first day! Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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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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Bennis makes a bundle on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’

When it comes to earning some extra cash, one VBCPS staff member is “game.” Courtney Bennis, a data support specialist at Old Donation Center, took center stage and took home $13,050 during an episode of the popular television game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” “It’s just been a whirlwind of a summer,” Bennis…
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Welcome to Hugh Greene, Virginia Beach’s newest School Board member

Welcome to Hugh Greene, the newest member of the Virginia Beach School Board! Last night, at its Sept. 5 meeting, the School Board voted unanimously to appoint Hugh Greene to fill the vacant at-large School Board seat. The seat was vacated by Dr. Todd C. Davidson, who left the board on July 31 to pastor…
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Bayside gets boost from Junior Enlisted Association

Navy volunteers from the Junior Enlisted Association, part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit 2 at Little Creek Amphibious Base, groomed the Bayside Middle School courtyard to prepare the grounds in time for this year’s Open House on Aug. 30 as well as the first day of school. The group plans to participate…
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18,041 days of service

The final figures are in: almost 25,000 partners and volunteers generously donated over 433,000 hours of service – or more than 18,041 days! – to the school division during the 2011-2012 school year! VBCPS highly values the time, resources and expertise of community stakeholders in promoting student achievement, and the community is actively engaged and…
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