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VB teachers honored at Governor’s Modeling and Simulation Reception

Kellam High School’s Mark Clemente and Kempsville High School’s Bridget Mariano were honored at the Governor’s Modeling and Simulation Reception held last month in Suffolk, Va. Clemente and Mariano co-authored a chapter in the Flexbook, “CK-12 Modeling and Simulation for High School Teachers: Principles, Problems, and Lesson Plans.” The Flexbook was a collaborative effort between…
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Corporate Landing Middle School teachers rack up project grants

Five teachers are Corporate Landing Middle School have earned grants to use on special projects inside the classroom. Sherry Kelly and Joyce Hinson received a 2013 Building Futures Grant for their “Diversity in the Creek: A Populations Study” project where the students study oyster population and local ecosystems. Rhonda Tuck and Sherry Kelly received a…
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Lynnhaven Middle thinks pink

Staff at Lynnhaven Middle School embraced October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and showed their support with their wardrobes. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Brookwood’s ‘moo-vers’ and shakers

Brookwood Elementary School cafeteria workers dressed up to celebrate National School Lunch Week’s “Got Milk” campaign. Students who bought milk with their lunch were entered into a drawing win a blow up cow like the one pictured.   Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Rockin’ and rollin’ at Three Oaks

Three Oaks Elementary School is officially ready to rock! Sea Shore Realty Broker, Tracy Boswell, heard that the music system at Three Oak’s Elementary needed an upgrade and donated an iPod touch to the school. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Three Oaks Elementary Physical Education Specialist Tom Warren plans to use the iPod to…
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Wacky Wardrobe Wednesday at Fairfield

The cafeteria staff at Fairfield Elementary School show off their school spirit for Fairfield SCA’s Wacky Wardrobe Day. Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Tallwood High brings the FLAVA

Earlier this month, Tallwood High School world languages teachers, Gisele Falls and Shawnda Hinton were presenters at the annual FLAVA (Foreign Language Association of Virginia) Conference in Williamsburg, Va.  Falls’s workshop was based on strategies for keeping students motivated in the World Languages Classroom. Falls taught others how to keep their students engaged and motivated,…
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Plaza Middle School’s Angela German named VBCPS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Angela German, the 2013 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Last night at the Teacher of the Year banquet, German, along with the 85 other respective teachers of the year, was honored at the Wyndham hotel, located on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Superintendent James Merrill spoke at the event, where…
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24th Annual Virginia Beach Reading Council Fall Conference coming soon

Don’t miss the 24th Annual Virginia Beach Reading Council Fall Conference, which will be held Saturday, Nov.3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Larkspur Middle School. The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Allington, professor of education at the University of Tennessee who has performed extensive research on reading/learning disabilities and effective instruction,…
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Furry friends inspire reading at Kempsville Elementary

Several years ago, Kempsville Elementary Teacher Jodi Sisson began volunteering on a regular basis with the SPCA.Through her volunteerism, she met Sharon Coffey and Dana “Paul” Wilson. Together, the three launched KES’s “Listening Ears” program, where each week Coffey and Wilson would bring in rabbits and guinea pigs to Sisson’s, Carolyn Leal’s and Carol Kinsey’s classrooms.…
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McGovern, Kirkpatrick earn “A Day Made Better” awards

Green Run Elementary’s Kathi McGovern and Luxford Elementary’s Michelle Kirkpatrick were both recipients of OfficeMax’s A Day Made Better award. McGovern is a fifth-grade teacher at Green Run, and Kirkpatrick is a third-grade teacher at Luxford. As winners, teh teachers received a box full of $1,000 in supplies and equipment for her classroom, donated by…
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Panda-monium

Lenore Walker, an instructor at the Adult Learning Center, returned from a whirlwind trip to China, where she spent three weeks traveling around the country via an Overseas Adventure Travel tour. The highlight of the trip came in Chengdu, where the group visited a panda sanctuary and Walker was able to hold a one-year-old panda…
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Beach principals converse with Senator Warner on educational policy-making

This summer, some three dozen administrators and members of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) from across the Commonwealth were invited to participate in a unique educational teleconference with United States Senator Mark R. Warner.  They included Virginia Beach principals Jim Miller of Bayside High School, Jim Smith of Kempsville Middle, and Sandi…
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Selling tees at CPES

College Park Elementary School’s staff help the school all day long: instructors by day and salesmen by night.   Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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Cisco Networking Academy Instructor recognized by alumni and partner

John B. Nelson, Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Cisco Networking Academy instructor was recognized and received a plaque for ten years of service from Cisco alumni. This certification is the highest credential one can achieve in Cisco Systems. ABS Technology Architects has hired approximately 25 ATC students/alumni over the past ten years. Congratulations John!    …
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More dolphins for Centerville Elementary

Centerville has got some new fins! Centerville Elementary – whose mascot is a dolphin – received both a new dolphin statue along with a full dolphin costume from Bank of the Commonwealth. The local bank also had a dolphin for a mascot, but that ended after they were bought out by Southern Bank. Janie Berges,…
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Already clearing room on College Park’s new shelves

College Park Elementary School has earned a Special Recognition Award in the 2012 City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission Design Awards Program. According to the city website, the Planning Commission Design Awards “showcase outstanding quality and innovative design solutions in the built environment, which have furthered the design principles of the City’s various design guidelines…
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Updated principal assignments for 2012-2013

Last week’s appointment of William W. Harris to principal of Kempsville High School was the latest in a series of new appointments and assignments for principals across the district. Here is the complete list of the newly appointed principals for the 2012-2013 school year: Krista Barton-Arnold Current position: Principal, Linkhorn Park Elementary School Previous position:…
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Environmentally friendly at Pembroke Elementary

Dr. Linda Hayes, principal of Pembroke Elementary School, and Assistant Principal Karen O’Meara attended a Principals Environmental Leadership Program in Tangier Island. At the event, they learned the basics of environmental education and how to use it to meet curricular objectives in a way that engages students. Both administrators also enjoyed hands-on learning activities on…
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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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