Two VBCPS elementary teachers selected as finalists for 2018 PAEMST

Allison Crisher, fourth-grade teacher at Luxford Elementary School, and Melissa Follin, third-grade teacher at Old Donation School, are two mathematics finalists in Virginia for the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by Congress and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of Read More…

McDowell selected as state finalist for national math and science teaching award

Dianna McDowell, an eighth-grade science teacher at Old Donation School, is one of seven teachers selected as Virginia finalists for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program was established by the White House in 1983 and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of Read More…

Old Donation School students become archaeologists for a day

Second graders at Old Donation School recently learned more about the work of archaeologists, culminating in an archaeological dig on school grounds. To prepare for the final activity students researched the role of an archaeologist and received “on the job training” during their classes. Then, students put their new knowledge and experience to work by searching for Native Read More…