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BooHoo Breakfast at Centerville Elementary

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King of the ‘Roadeo’

For the students coming and going to Kellam High and Creeds Elementary every day, Tom Pittman has always been a stellar bus driver. Now, he has the hardware to prove it. Pittman won the 2012 Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation (VAPT) Bus Roadeo competition held over the summer at Northside Middle School in Roanoke, Va.…
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Princess Anne Middle School’s Cathy Peterson named Curry School award winner

Congratulations to Princess Anne Middle School’s Gifted Resource Specialist, Cathy Peterson, who was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Middle School Teacher Award from the Curry School of Education Foundation. Peterson has been with with Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 26 years. In 2008, she was also named the Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted for Region…
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“Powering Up” at Birdneck Elementary

Mighty Morphin Power Principals! Tell your friends! Follow us!  
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NBC Learn gives teachers ultimate archive access

Want Brian Williams anchoring the news right from your classroom? Now, he’s all yours. VBCPS has purchased a subscription to NBC Learn, an online news archive collection created by NBC News and featuring more than 12,000 digitized video clips – some of which date back to the 1920s. VBCPS staff, parents and students have complete…
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Teacher workload relief

At the request of Dr. Merrill, the Strategic Planning Implementation Steering Committee spent the spring months reviewing all the initiatives planned for the 2012-2013 school year in order to see if any could be eliminated, combined or put on hold in order to alleviate the workload for faculty and staff. “It is our intent to…
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New teacher evaluation system

Beginning this school year, teachers will undergo a new evaluation system. This system, which was built from the combined efforts and input from an array of faculty and staff, will allow for more teacher/principal interaction, accountability for student performance and opportunities for professional and creative development. “We collaborated directly with teachers, principals and several departments…
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Health care credit information

You have the opportunity to earn an annual $500 health care premium credit to be applied to your health care costs. All you have to do is complete a health screening by Oct. 31, 2012. The screenings are free, and include testing for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, a BMI analysis as well as questions regarding…
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Bring Your Own Device is a go

This year, students’ backpacks will go from carrying binders, pens and pencils to iPads, laptops and cellphones. The School Board approved the Bring Your Own Device initiative this past June, which will allow students to bring in their own electronic devices, such as a tablet or smartphone, to the classroom to be used as part…
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Update your AlertNow contact info

It’s that time of year again – the beginning of the school year. Should there be a need to notify you about any school closing, delay, or cancellation during the 2012-2013 school year, you will be contacted via the AlertNow rapid notification system. This is why it’s important that we have your most current contact…
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May/June 2012

See the May/June 2012 edition of Kaleidoscope. Feature stories from this issue include: Superintendent’s Spotlight Award winners named! Free Shred-It Event and Backpack Drive at Princess Anne High School. 2013 VBCPS Citywide Teacher of the Year. A Celebration for Our 2012 Assistants of the Year! Dr. James G. Merrill named Virginia Superintendent of the Year.…
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Bravo to VBCPS staff earning new academic achievements

Congratulations to VBCPS staff who have earned new licenses, degrees and certifications this year: – Ocean Lakes High School Mathematics Teacher Dorothy “Dee” Baker and Technical and Career Education teacher Dorothy “Dot” Neal are part of the 2012 class of newly recognized National Board Certified Teachers. – Salem Middle School’s 7th Grade English Teacher Reid…
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