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July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Number Date Title
NOVEMBER 2017
026 11/20/17 VBCPS named a 2017 Certified Green School Division
025 11/15/17 VBCPS survey seeks feedback on school facilities long-range plan
024 11/09/17 Football field conditions prompt changes to two regional playoff games
023 11/08/17 Lynnhaven Middle School to house An Achievable Dream Academy middle school program
022 11/07/17 SEAC and VBCPS host Community Resource Fair for individuals with disabilities
021 11/07/17 CAC meeting scheduled for Nov. 13
020 11/06/17 School division seeks input on school facilities
OCTOBER 2017
019 10/13/17 New VBCPS microsite helps families navigate K-12 experience
018 10/11/17 Share your feedback for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school year calendar options
017 10/10/17 Virginia Beach schools awarded Governor's Security and Equipment Grant
016 10/09/17 Special education and gifted education advisory committees host meetings Oct. 16
015 10/05/17 Five more Virginia Beach schools receive state VIP awards
SEPTEMBER 2017
014 09/27/17 VBCPS achieves record graduation and dropout rates; outperforms state
013 09/27/17 Virginia Beach students lead the region and top national scores on SAT
012 09/18/17 VBCPS hosts Navigating the Journey, a PreK-12 resource fair, Oct. 12
011 09/15/17 VBCPS receives $4 million DoD grant for NMSI College Readiness Program
010 09/07/17 Cashwell selected as Top 30 Education Technology Leader by CDE
009 09/06/17 Special education and gifted education advisory committees host meetings Sept. 11
AUGUST 2017
008 08/25/17 Every VBCPS fifth-grader invited to take part in NAS Oceana STEM Lab Learning Day
007 08/08/17 VBCPS and 23 of its schools earn state VIP awards
JULY 2017
006 07/25/17 100 percent of Virginia Beach schools projected to earn full SOL accreditation
005 07/18/17 School division decides to postpone conversations about potential change to school start times
004 07/07/17 Green Run, Kellam and Landstown earn top sportsmanship award
003 07/06/17 Green Run High School earns second-year $50,000 grant from VDOE
002 07/05/17 VBCPS and Summer Food Service Program partner to provide free meals for local children
001 07/03/17 Williams named new head football coach at Green Run High School

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Number Date Title
JUNE 2017
075 06/12/17 VBCPS Class of 2017 offered a record $87.4 million in scholarships
074 06/08/17 Schedule for all Virginia Beach middle schools and Old Donation School to shift by 10 minutes next school year
073 06/06/17 Special education and gifted education advisory committees host meetings June 12
072 06/01/17 Student teams compete in STEM Trifecta June 8
MAY 2017
071 05/17/17 Federal grant information presented to School Board
070 05/16/17 VBCPS announces first phase of full-day kindergarten implementation
069 05/16/17 Kempsville Elementary teacher named Super Teacher by Virginia Lottery
068 05/15/17 All Virginia Beach comprehensive high schools ranked among "America's Most Challenging"
067 05/15/17 VBGradWall now available to celebrate the Class of 2017
066 05/09/17 Dr. Aaron C. Spence honored as Virginiaís Superintendent of the Year
065 05/04/17 Pontifex named 2018 Citywide Teacher of the Year
064 05/04/17 Special education and gifted education advisory committees host meetings May 8
APRIL 2017
063 04/28/17 2017 Model Partnerships and Volunteers of the Year honored at citywide celebration
062 04/26/17 Virginia Beach schools among best in state according to U.S. News & World Report
061 04/18/17 Ten VBCPS high schools earn nationís highest student council award
060 04/17/17 Green Run wins Navy JROTC national championship
059 04/07/17 CAC meeting scheduled April 17
058 04/06/17 VBCPS earns 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award
057 04/05/17 VBCPS hosts Little Feet Meet with Special Olympics Virginia April 18
056 04/04/17 Division adjusts athletic schedule due to Landstown field damage
MARCH 2017
055 03/29/17 'The Art of Being a Military Child' exhibit opens April 1
054 03/27/17 Beach Bags food drive brings in record donations
053 03/24/17 VBCPS kindergarten registration event scheduled for April 25
052 03/23/17 VBCPS named a top-ten district by Center for Digital Education
051 03/17/17 Dr. Aaron Spence named Region II Superintendent of the Year
050 03/07/17 School Board modifies 2017-2018 school calendar
049 03/07/17 School Board approves balanced operating budget and requests additional funds to begin full-day kindergarten program
048 03/07/17 CAC meeting scheduled March 13
047 03/06/17 SEAC meeting scheduled March 13
FEBRUARY 2017
046 02/20/17 Get a glimpse inside the new Old Donation School
045 02/10/17 Landstown High School student named Outstanding STEM Award honoree
044 02/09/17 Virginia Beach students named U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates
043 02/07/17 SEAC meeting scheduled Feb. 13
042 02/06/17 CAC meeting scheduled Feb. 13
JANUARY 2017
041 01/24/17 New digital newsletter offers community a 'slice' of VBCPS
040 01/13/17 Snow makeup days announced for two missed days, third day will be waived for students
039 01/11/17 Anderson elected to serve as School Board chairwoman, Edwards elected vice chairman
038 01/06/17 We Are VBSchools: Great Dreams Need Great Teachers is back again
037 01/04/17 SEAC meeting scheduled Jan. 9
036 01/03/17 CAC meeting scheduled Jan. 9
DECEMBER 2016
035 12/21/16 School Board adopts 2017-18 school calendar
034 12/20/16 VBCPS to hold 10th Annual African American Male Summit Jan. 7, 2017
033 12/06/16 Cox High School Gay-Straight Alliance to host evening event Jan. 30
032 12/01/16 Ocean Lakes High School senior earns perfect ACT score
NOVEMBER 2016
031 11/30/16 Princess Anne Middle and Woodstock Elementary named National PTA Schools of Excellence
030 11/22/16 See two calendar options for the 2017-18 school year and give your feedback
029 11/17/16 More VBCPS students enrolled in AP classes than ever before, AP exam scores rise
028 11/04/16 Beach Girls Rock! empowerment series for the 2016-2017 school year
027 11/03/16 Community Resource Fair supports individuals with disabilities
OCTOBER 2016
026 10/31/16 Cashwell named VSTE 2016 Outstanding Leader of the Year
025 10/25/16 VBEF celebrates 25 years and awards $125,000 in teacher grants
024 10/24/16 October Beach Bags drives bring in largest donations of the year
023 10/21/16 VBCPS awarded School Security Equipment Grant
022 10/19/16 Higher education opportunities featured at College Night Oct. 25
021 10/12/16 High school academic programs featured at citywide information night Oct. 19
020 10/05/16 Dr. Aaron Spence accepts national vice-chairmanship of EdLeader21
019 10/04/16 Varsity football games rescheduled
018 10/03/16 CAC meeting scheduled Oct. 10
SEPTEMBER 2016
017 09/29/16 Makeup plan announced for school days lost due to flooding
016 09/28/16 VBCPS achieves record On-Time Graduation Rate and dropout rate
015 09/27/16 Virginia Beach students lead the region and top national scores on SAT
014 09/26/16 SEAC meeting scheduled Oct. 3
013 09/26/16 VBCPS awarded $1.5 million DoDEA grant for Project G.R.I.T.
012 09/21/16 Parent and staff input will help shape divisionís five-year plan for special education services
011 09/20/16 Landstown High School student wins national trophy design contest
010 09/14/16 Red Mill Elementary receives Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award
009 09/13/16 Linkhorn Park Elementary student to be featured in Times Square for National Down Syndrome Society
008 09/07/16 School Board approves updated grading policy
AUGUST 2016
007 08/30/16 Princess Anne High School's Miles Williams to receive Lifesaver Award from mayor
006 08/18/16 More than 5,000 fifth-graders to take part in NAS Oceana Air Show STEM Lab Day
005 08/10/16 94 percent of Virginia Beach schools projected to make full SOL accreditation
004 08/02/16 Lynnhaven Elementary School awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
JULY 2016
003 07/18/16 Green Run High School awarded Innovation Planning Grant
002 07/05/16 VBCPS hosts Beach Bags food drive July 14
001 07/05/16 School Board extends contract of Superintendent Aaron C. Spence

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Number Date Title
JUNE 2016
081 06/23/16 Princess Anne High School earns 2015-2016 Wells Fargo Academic Cup
080 06/08/16 VBCPS Class of 2016 offered record $76.8 million in scholarships
079 06/08/16 Federal grant information presented to School Board
078 06/07/16 SEAC meeting scheduled June 13
077 06/06/16 CAC meeting scheduled June 13
076 06/02/16 VBCPS partnering with UVA teaching fellowship to develop new teachers
MAY 2016
075 05/26/16 STEM Trifecta features robotics, maker and cybersecurity challenges
074 05/24/16 14 VBCPS schools named to state VIP list
073 05/23/16 Askew named principal of Landstown High School
072 05/09/16 VBGradWall now available to celebrate the Class of 2016
071 05/05/16 Tallwood High School senior is national poetry champion
070 05/03/16 CAC meeting scheduled May 9
069 05/02/16 SEAC meeting scheduled May 9
APRIL 2016
068 04/29/16 Volunteers of the Year and Model Partnerships honored at citywide celebration
067 04/26/16 Virginia Beach teacher named Master Dance Educator of the Year
066 04/25/16 School division named a Green Ribbon Awardee
065 04/20/16 Green Run places second at Navy Junior ROTC Nationals
064 04/11/16 Caldwell earns Human Rights Award from Human Rights Commission
063 04/08/16 Nine VBCPS high schools earned gold from the NASC
062 04/07/16 VBCPS launches new ‘We Are VBSchools’ blog
061 04/05/16 CAC meeting scheduled April 11
060 04/05/16 SEAC meeting scheduled April 11
059 04/04/16 ‘The Art of Being a Military Child’ exhibit opens with reception April 6
058 04/04/16 Free named 2017 Citywide Teacher of the Year
057 04/01/16 VBCPS again named Best Community for Music Education
MARCH 2016
056 03/24/16 2016 - 17 Kindergarten Registration event scheduled for April 19
055 03/16/16 School Board appoints member to CAC for Gifted Education
054 03/15/16 Middle school debate finals to be streamed live on vbschools.com
053 03/14/16 School-city partnership earns state award as Outstanding Mentoring Program
052 03/11/16 VBCPS asking for feedback on preliminary grading recommendations
051 03/10/16 Nicolette Pember, OLHS junior, earns highest possible ACT test score
050 03/07/16 CAC meeting scheduled March 14
FEBRUARY 2016
049 02/23/16 39th Annual DAR American History Awards Ceremony highlights Virginia Beach teachers and students
048 02/22/16 Schools to operate on two-hour delay for students March 1 for presidential primary
047 02/16/16 School Board approves 181-instructional day calendar for VBCPS
046 02/08/16 Jones named new football coach at Ocean Lakes High School
045 02/05/16 School division makes changes to breakfast and lunch services
044 02/02/16 Student Discipline Task Force recommendations published on e-Town Hall for feedback
043 02/02/16 SEAC meeting scheduled Feb. 8
042 02/01/16 Eight VBCPS students named candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars distinction
041 02/01/16 CAC meeting scheduled Feb. 8
JANUARY 2016
040 01/29/16 VBCPS launches Be Social. Be Smart. Be Safe. webpage
039 01/27/16 Fifth annual Virginia Beach Citywide SCA Dodgeball Tournament raising funds for Roc Solid Foundation
038 01/12/16 Middle school academic challenge finals to be shown live
037 01/07/16 CAC meeting scheduled Jan. 11
036 01/06/16 Rosemont Elementary once again earns Title 1 Distinguished School honors
035 01/06/16 Edwards, Anderson re-elected to serve as School Board chairman, vice chairwoman
034 01/05/16 SEAC meeting scheduled Jan. 11
DECEMBER 2015
033 12/23/15 Princess Anne Middle School named a School to Watch
032 12/10/15 Ninth Annual African American Male Summit coming Jan. 9, 2016
031 12/02/15 Give your input on 2016-17 school calendar options
030 12/01/15 Landstown High School named 21st Century Learning Exemplar School
NOVEMBER 2015
029 11/30/15 VBCPS Superintendent talks on national radio program about digital learning
028 11/25/15 Parent Connection workshop Dec. 3 addresses heroin abuse prevention
027 11/23/15 VB Education Foundation’s 10th student house project unveiled Nov. 24
026 11/16/15 Angela Tang-Tan earns perfect ACT test score
025 11/13/15 Help Princess Anne Middle School win a $100,000 grant
024 11/12/15 Beach Girls Rock! back this year
023 11/05/15 School Board appoints members to CAC for Gifted Education
022 11/02/15 CAC meeting scheduled Nov. 9
OCTOBER 2015
021 10/29/15 Student journalists to hold monthly interviews with VBCPS superintendent - Cox High School reporters question cost of office renovations
020 10/26/15 Community event to showcase resources for individuals with disabilities
019 10/23/15 VBCPS holding forum for community input on grading practices - Nationally-recognized grading expert Thomas Guskey to speak to attendees
018 10/21/15 College Information Night scheduled for Oct. 27
017 10/15/15 Academies and advanced academic programs showcased at citywide information night
016 10/08/15 CAC meeting scheduled Oct. 12
015 10/06/15 School Board approves new Entrepreneurship and Business Academy
014 10/06/15 Landstown High School and Governor’s STEM & Technology Academy to pilot solar energy education program
013 10/02/15 VBCPS football games rescheduled
012 10/01/15 Updated Virginia Beach high school football schedule
SEPTEMBER 2015
011 09/30/15 SEAC meeting scheduled
010 09/29/15 Great Neck Middle earns National Blue Ribbon honor
009 09/22/15 School division to host Governor McAuliffe and teachers from across Hampton Roads for education roundtable
008 09/14/15 VBCPS hosts food drive Sept. 17 to support Beach Bags program
007 09/02/15 Virginia Beach City Public Schools launches yearlong teacher appreciation campaign, We Are VBSchools: Great Dreams Need Great Teachers
006 09/02/15 Virginia Beach School Board affirms new core values
005 09/01/15 Sustainability to be featured at Fourth Annual Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo
AUGUST 2015
004 08/25/15 Kellam High School landscape design earns statewide honor
003 08/19/15 School Board appoints members to CAC for Gifted Education
002 08/11/15 Free Tdap immunizations available for rising sixth-graders
JULY 2015
001 07/02/15 Green Run Collegiate earns MYP authorization

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Number Date Title
JUNE 2015
088 06/24/15 Princess Anne High School earns 2014-15 Wells Fargo Academic Cup
087 06/23/15 Michelle Wu wins Microsoft Office Specialist national championship
086 06/17/15 Class of 2015 awarded record $44.8 million in scholarships
085 06/16/15 Virginia Beach School Board sets public hearing for sale of land
084 06/11/15 Celebrating the Class of 2015
083 06/09/15 Virginia Beach School Board appoints new chief of staff
082 06/03/15 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council presents to School Board June 9
081 06/01/15 CAC meeting scheduled
MAY 2015
080 05/28/15 Student-made robots and 3-D printing products featured at STEM Robotics & Maker Challenge
079 05/22/15 11 Virginia Beach schools honored with Virginia Index of Performance awards
078 05/22/15 VBCPS closed Memorial Day, changes schedule back May 26
077 05/21/15 VBCPS to hold local job fair at Tallwood High
076 05/18/15 VBCPS hosts food drive May 28 to support Beach Bags program
075 05/14/15 All VBCPS high schools named to national 'Most Challenging' list
074 05/08/15 VBCPS partners with Startup High to offer summer innovation program
073 05/07/15 New Parent Connection column: Recognizing stroke symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. to save lives
072 05/07/15 School Board appoints new SEAC members
071 05/06/15 CAC meeting scheduled
070 05/04/15 Federal grant application infomation presented to School Board
069 05/01/15 VB Council of PTAs honors VBCPS Citywide Volunteers of the Year
APRIL 2015
068 04/29/15 Bradley Ward named 2016 Citywide Teacher of the Year
067 04/27/15 'The Military Kid Art Exhibition' on display next month
066 04/23/15 VBCPS to honor community partners and volunteers in citywide celebration
065 04/16/15 Kindergarten Registration event scheduled for April 28
064 04/16/15 VBCPS named ‘District of Distinction’ by District Administration
063 04/15/15 Electronic transcripts streamlining college application process in VBCPS high schools
062 04/14/15 VBCPS celebrates 'Purple Up! For Military Kids' day April 15
061 04/14/15 The Power of Mindset workshop scheduled
MARCH 2015
060 03/27/15 Kellam earns CEFPI gold
059 03/23/15 Military child art exhibit at Lynnhaven Mall April 1-30
058 03/18/15 Middle school debate finals to be shown live
057 03/06/15 What goes into deciding whether or not schools should be closed?
056 03/06/15 Green Run Collegiate achieves International Baccalaureate World School status
055 03/03/15 VBCPS announces makeup schedule for Feb. 25-27 closures
054 03/03/15 CAC meeting scheduled
053 03/02/15 Special education transition workshop scheduled March 9
FEBRUARY 2015
052 02/23/15 VBCPS to hold snow makeup day April 3, will waive three remaining days for students
051 02/23/15 Daughters of the American Revolution to honor VBCPS history teachers and students
050 02/06/15 CAC meeting scheduled
049 02/05/15 Technical and Career Education Center to hold open house Feb. 11
048 02/03/15 Superintendent presents FY2015-16 operating budget proposal; proposal must address a $15.1 million shortfall
047 02/02/15 Superintendent to present proposed operating budget for next school year
046 02/02/15 Superintendent's Post-Entry Plan Report to the Community to be shown on VBTV
JANUARY 2015
045 01/28/15 Virginia Beach City Public Schools putting Student Discipline Task Force to work
044 01/27/15 Superintendent releases post-entry plan report
043 01/22/15 2015 VB Education Foundation Commemorative Print available for purchase
042 01/21/15 Virginia Beach students to help raise funds for local children's hospice
041 01/20/15/ Wright named Chief Schools Officer
040 01/13/15 Middle School Academic Challenge finals to be shown live
039 01/09/15 VBCPS student artwork featured in national military organization's 2015 calendar
038 01/06/15 Edwards, Anderson elected as School Board chairman, vice chairwoman
037 01/05/15 Parent Connection columnist offers families stress management tips
DECEMBER 2014
036 12/31/14 Green Run Collegiate open house set for Jan. 8
035 12/19/14 Advanced Technology Center open house set for Jan. 6
034 12/17/14 VBCPS named Premier Member of EnergyStar
033 12/15/14 Eighth Annual African-American Male Summit scheduled Jan. 10
032 12/08/14 VBCPS School Board member named to state workgroup to prevent drug abuse
031 12/04/14 Magula named Virginia Curriculum Leader of the Year
030 12/03/14 VBCPS wins VSBA Green Schools Challenge
029 12/02/14 Ocean Lakes High School named 21st Century Learning Exemplar School by P21
NOVEMBER 2014
028 11/26/14 Ocean Lakes vs. James River football game moved to Kellam High School
027 11/19/14 Kellam High School earns Silver Design Award from VSBA
026 11/14/14 VB Education Foundation awards $98,000 to support innovative teaching and learning
025 11/06/14 Beach Girls Rock! workshop series to kick off next week
024 11/03/14 Parent Connection launches daily 'e-tips' for families
OCTOBER 2014
023 10/28/14 Rosemont Elementary School earns Distinguished School title
022 10/22/14 VBCPS seeking comment on proposed strategic framework
021 10/22/14 Regional event to showcase resources for individuals with disabilities
020 10/21/14 Annual College Information Night set for Oct. 28
019 10/18/14 Wood earns Kuhn-Barnett Award
018 10/15/14 VBCPS Academy and Advanced Academic Programs Night set for Oct. 22
017 10/13/14 VBCPS launches online system to match volunteers with school needs and opportunities
016 10/08/14 AP participation, test scores at an all-time high in VBCPS
SEPTEMBER 2014
015 09/30/14 Hermitage Elementary earns second National Blue Ribbon School recognition
014 09/24/14 VBCPS continues to post strong results on key academic measures
013 09/23/14 Bayside High School inviting all alumni to celebrate school's 50th anniversary
012 09/19/14 VBCPS seeking input on new strategic plan logo
011 09/17/14 Virginia Beach teacher named the 2015 Region 2 Teacher of the Year
010 09/11/14 Free software available for all VBCPS students
009 09/10/14 Ocean Lakes vs. Kellam football game moved to Kellam High School
008 09/04/14 Nine Virginia Beach high schools recognized for sportsmanship, ethics and integrity
AUGUST 2014
007 08/29/14 School division issues "Call to Action" for volunteers
006 08/28/14 Learn about sustainability at the Third Annual Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo
005 08/26/14 Virginia Beach School Board to host welcome reception for Dr. Aaron Spence
004 08/21/14 Extreme School Makeover at Princess Anne High School to take place this weekend
003 08/19/14 JumpStart helps students in need prepare for the new school year
002 08/06/14 Virginia Beach boasts state's first LEED Platinum school building
JULY 2014
001 07/02/14 VBCPS appoints new principals for 2014-2015 school year

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Number Date Title
JUNE 2014
081 06/25/14 Hanzaker named Chief Financial Officer Award winner
080 06/13/14 Class of 2014 awarded record amount in scholarships, topping $42 million
079 06/09/14 Oceans of Success program applauds student achievement
MAY 2014
078 05/23/14 McKenzie Construction Corporation contracted to build new combined gifted school
077 05/20/14 Student robots to 'STEM the Erosion' at sixth annual STEM Robotics Challenge
076 05/13/14 Beach Girls Rock! workshop to focus on 'All the Places You Can Go'
075 05/09/14 Byrd-Butler named principal for Bayside Sixth-Grade Campus
074 05/07/14 Green Run Collegiate has open seats for rising ninth-graders
073 05/06/14 Four VBCPS high schools and local principal take home top student council honors
072 05/05/14 Parent involvement in Virginia Beach schools reaches new high
071 05/02/14 Seven VBCPS seniors named 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars
APRIL 2014
070 04/29/14 Kemps Landing Magnet School earns top honors from Governor
069 04/29/14 Reinen named 2015 Citywide Teacher of the Year
068 04/28/14 VBCPS Citywide Volunteers of the Year Honored by Council of PTAs
067 04/24/14 Federal grant application information presented to School Board
066 04/23/14 Plaza Middle School Wins Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award and $50,000 in Samsung Technology
065 04/22/14 Annual Student Art Show set for Pembroke Mall
064 04/21/14 VBCPS launches new survey for community input
063 04/15/14 'The Power of Belief' is perfect for gift giving
062 04/14/14 CAC meeting scheduled
061 04/14/14 VBCPS kindergarten registration event to be held April 22
060 04/11/14 VBCPS student receives recognition at the White House
059 04/08/14 All VBCPS high schools ranked among nation's most challenging
058 04/02/14 Virginia Beach named a 2014 Best Community for Music Education
057 04/01/14 VBCPS to 'Purple Up! for Military Kids' during Month of the Military Child
056 04/01/14 Help your child get it together: Self-regulation for accomplishment
MARCH 2014
055 03/27/14 Community donations allow program to feed children to continue to grow
054 03/26/14 'The Art of Being a Military Child' exhibit returning to Lynnhaven Mall
053 03/21/14 Beach Girls Rock! workshop to show girls 'Infinite Possibilities' for success
052 03/20/14 Program that provides food for sudents facing empty shelves
051 03/11/14 VBCPS announces snow makeup plans and adjusted SOL schedule
050 03/06/14 Student exhibit highlights Youth Art Month in Virginia Beach City Public Schools
049 03/05/14 School division earns national award for parent engagement program
048 03/05/14 Green Run Collegiate application deadline is March 13
FEBRUARY 2014
047 02/26/14 Great Neck Middle earns LEED gold certification; helps make Virginia third highest LEED rated state in country
046 02/25/14 The 37th Annual Daughters of the American Revolution Awards to highlight history teachers and students
045 02/19/14 Green Run Collegiate to hold online chat session for prospective students, parents
044 02/06/14 VBCPS to hold snow make-up days Feb.15, March 29 and April 26
043 02/06/14 CAC meeting scheduled
042 02/03/14 Green Run Collegiate open house set for Feb. 13
041 02/03/14 Report cards to be distributed Feb. 4
JANUARY 2014
040 01/28/14 Beach Girls Rock! continues in February
039 01/21/14 Mathematics and Science Academy to host research symposium
038 01/17/14 Middle School Academic Challenge finals to be shown live
037 01/15/14 Students across Virginia Beach band together to support city's homeless students
036 01/07/14 Edwards, Brunke re-elected to serve as School Board Chairman and Vice Chairman
035 01/07/14 CAC meeting scheduled
034 01/02/14 Three VBCPS elementary schools earn state honors as Title I Distinguished Schools
DECEMBER 2013
033 12/17/13 School Board appoints Virginia Beach native to lead school division
032 12/16/13 Winter Holiday Student Art Show to brighten Pembroke Mall
031 12/12/13 Join the Advanced Technology Center for a middle and high school open house Dec. 18
030 12/03/13 Parent Connection guest columnist gives advice about 'Parenting on the Same Page'
NOVEMBER 2013
029 11/26/13 VBCPS Gifted Programs hosting The Power of Mindset workshop for student families
028 11/20/13 Bodies in Motion Learning Park earns Design Award
027 11/13/13 VBCPS honored as Arts Partner
026 11/12/13 Parent Connection celebrates National Military Family Month
025 11/12/13 CAC meeting scheduled
024 11/07/13 Seatack Elementary will be home to An Achievable Dream Academy
023 11/06/13 VBCPS named to the fourth Annual AP District Honor Roll
022 11/05/13 Resource fair scheduled for parents of children with disabilities
OCTOBER 2013
021 10/31/13 Register now for the seventh annual African American Male Summit
020 10/30/13 Beach Girls Rock! series of seminars for female students to start this year
019 10/18/13 Annual College Information Night set for Oct. 29
018 10/15/13 VBCPS Academy and Advanced Academic Programs Night set for Oct. 24
017 10/10/13 Ocean Lakes vs. Cox football game moved to new Kellam High School
016 10/10/13 Guest columnist gives insight into sports injuries for young athletes
015 10/09/13 CAC meeting scheduled
014 10/09/13 Williams to be inducted into Virginia High School Hall of Fame
013 10/08/13 VBCPS lowers dropout rate, increases On-Time Graduation rate
012 10/04/13 VBCPS to hold An Achievable Dream community meeting for Seatack residents
011 10/02/13 Kempsville to celebrate esteemed alumna's track career
SEPTEMBER 2013
010 09/20/13 Pembroke Elementary in the running for $5,000
009 09/19/13 Virginia Beach teacher named the 2014 Region 2 Teacher of the Year
008 09/19/13 Corporate Landing Middle School schedules third annual STEM Career Conference
007 09/09/13 Community forums scheduled for superintendent search
006 09/05/13 VBCPS students earn state, national AP Scholar Awards
AUGUST 2013
005 08/30/13 CAC meeting scheduled
004 08/19/13 Jump Start launches beginning of new school year for students
003 08/15/13 School Board seeks community input for superintendent search
002 08/01/13 Sheila S. Magula to serve as interim superintendent for Virginia Beach City Public Schools
JULY 2013
001 07/15/13 VBCPS and local commands earn national partnership award

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

Number Date Title
JUNE 2013
112 06/18/13 Superintendent Dr. James Merrill stepping down as head of school division
111 06/11/13 Virginia Beach Planetarium celebrates reopening
110 06/11/13 VBCPS Class of 2013 awarded $32,660,985 in scholarships
109 06/10/13 VBCPS launches mobile site
108 06/10/13 School division issues "Call to Action" for volunteers
107 06/05/13 Oceans of Success program applauds student acheivement
MAY 2013
106 05/22/13 Green Run Collegiate Head of School named
105 05/17/13 VBCPS set to 'Clean the Beach' with student-made robots
104 05/14/13 Filipino ambassador to visit academy students at Tallwood High School
103 05/14/13 See middle school from the student perspective
102 05/14/13 School division issues "Call to Action" for volunteers
101 05/13/13 Green Run Collegiate sets open lottery to select its first ninth-grade class
100 05/08/13 Three VBCPS seniors earn Gates Millennium scholarships
099 05/08/13 Schools join forces to build library for students
098 05/07/13 Ten VBCPS high schools make Newsweek's 'best' list
097 05/03/13 Dive into water safety with the Parent Connection
096 05/01/13 Green Run Collegiate to hold teacher information sessions
APRIL 2013
095 04/30/13 Gantt named 2014 Citywide Teacher of the Year
094 04/26/13 Summer driver's education course fee to increase
093 04/25/13 Miss America to boost testing students' determination for the SOL exams
092 04/25/13 Citywide Volunteers of the Year honored by school division and Council of PTAs
091 04/24/13 Learn to motivate the bright or gifted child
090 04/22/13 Additional Green Run Collegiate information nights scheduled
089 04/22/13 Brewington named National Administrator's Award winner
088 04/18/13 Green Run Collegiate begins admissions lottery process; information nights scheduled
087 04/17/13 All VBCPS high schools listed among nation's best
086 04/15/13 VBCPS to hold kindergarten registration and orientation April 23
085 04/10/13 Federal grant application information presented at April 9 School Board meeting
084 04/09/13 School Board approves Green Run Collegiate; city's first public charter school to open September 2013
083 04/09/13 "The Art of Being a Military Child" student artwork on exhibit at Lynnhaven Mall
082 04/04/13 ODC/Kemps Landing replacement project information meeting to be held April 11
MARCH 2013
081 03/29/13 CAC meeting scheduled
080 03/28/13 Virginia Board of Education finds that Green Run Collegiate public charter application meets all state criteria
079 03/21/13 Salem High earns national honor for student leadership
078 03/19/13 Green Run Collegiate Information Night scheduled for March 26
077 03/13/13 Kemps Landing Magnet earns Governor's top honor; four other schools earn Board of Education awards
076 03/08/13 CAC meeting scheduled
075 03/06/13 Student art exhibit adds color to Youth Art Month in Virginia Beach City Public Schools
074 03/04/13 Special Education group to hold evening meeting for parents
073 03/01/13 Superintendent presents annual Future Focus address
FEBRUARY 2013
072 02/27/13 36th Annual Daughters of the American Revolution Awards to highlight outstanding VBCPS history teachers and students
071 02/26/13 Bayside High School's Corprew named State Athletic Administrator of the Year
070 02/20/13 National expert to offer important advice for military parents
069 02/19/13 Superintendent to give state of the schools address, Future Focus: For Children's Sake
068 02/07/13 New school programs available on Virginia Beach Television
067 02/06/13 VBCPS proposed operating budget for 2013-14 addresses a $15.9 million shortfall
066 02/05/13 VBCPS students slated for a“Transition to the Future”
065 02/05/13 Ocean Lakes soccer program earns national ranking for academic performance
JANUARY 2013
064 01/31/13 2013 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Climate Survey for Parents
063 01/29/13 Schools and community partner to "Fill a Beach Bag and Feed a Beach Child"
062 01/28/13 VBCPS launches The Core
061 01/25/13 Workshops slated for parents on autism and student transitioning
060 01/22/13 Corrected academy testing dates announced
059 01/18/13 VBCPS named Best School District by U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools
058 01/18/13 Middle School Academic Challenge finals to be shown live
057 01/11/13 CAC meeting scheduled
056 01/09/13 Edwards, Brunke re-elected to serve as School Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman
055 01/09/13 Landstown High administrator named state Assistant Principal of the Year
054 01/04/13 WELNET provides parents a view to child's fitness and health data
DECEMBER 2012
053 12/21/12 SEAC announces bookmark contest winners
052 12/20/12 Hampton Roads Regional Public Schools Education Summit to be held Jan. 4
051 12/20/12 Sixth annual African-American Male Summit slated for January
050 12/19/12 Regional school divisions reach out to Sandy Hook Elementary School
049 12/13/12 School Social Work Services issues call for help for families in need
048 12/13/12 VBCPS earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
047 12/12/12 Virginia Beach School Board to host swearing-in ceremony
046 12/07/12 School Administrator named Virginia Curriculum Leader of the Year
045 12/04/12 School Board approves new high school schedule; adjusts elementary, middle school start and dismissal times
044 12/03/12 Join the Advanced Technology Center for a middle and high school open house Dec. 18
NOVEMBER 2012
043 11/27/12 VB Education Foundation awards grants to support innovative teaching and learning
042 11/27/12 Information sessions scheduled for VBCPS academies and advanced academic programs
041 11/27/12 City of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach City Public Schools agree to new revenue sharing formula
040 11/27/12 Increased teacher salaries top Virginia Beach City Public Schools 2013 Legislative Agenda
039 11/26/12 VBCPS named to the College Board's third Annual AP District Honor Roll
038 11/21/12 Virginia State University to offer tuition-free dual enrollment courses to Virginia Beach City Public School high school students
037 11/21/12 Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center to hold open house
036 11/20/12 Hurricanes and leaves are the focus of latest How in the World
035 11/14/12 Schools and police give free refurbished computers to families in need
034 11/14/12 Public Hearing on proposed high school master schedule set for Nov. 20
033 11/08/12 Virginia Beach School Board hears proposal for new high school schedule
032 11/02/12 Class puts a letter in a bottle... and it comes back
OCTOBER 2012
031 10/31/12 VBCPS to follow pre-posted make-up schedule: Nov. 12 is scheduled as a make-up day
030 10/25/12 Academy students to participate in national debut of Microsoft Windows 8
029 10/24/12 Resource fair scheduled for parents of children with disabilities
028 10/24/12 Virginia Beach Schools earns platinum certification from Virginia School Board Association for green efforts
027 10/23/12 VBCPS Teacher of the Year tribute to air on Virginia Beach Television
026 10/23/12 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Lowers Dropout Rate, Maintains On-Time Graduation Rate
025 10/19/12 CARnival Scheduled to Promote Safe Teen Driving (REVISED)
024 10/18/12 Students Invited to Enter Contest for Disability Awareness
023 10/18/12 Annual College Information Night Slated For November 13
022 10/18/12 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Offer Two Elementary Mathematics Information Sessions (REVISED)
021 10/12/12 “Seeds of Change Industries” presents Pig and Pansy Sale
020 10/10/12 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Academy and Advanced Academic Programs Night Slated for October 24
SEPTEMBER 2012
019 09/27/12 2012 Online Green Animated Student Film Festival Winners Announced
018 09/21/12 Ocean Lakes High and Plaza MIddle School to initiate Rachel's Challenge programs
017 09/19/12 Virginia Beach Schools set second STEM Career Conference
016 09/19/12 William W. Harris named principal at Kempsville High School
015 09/18/12 Virginia Beach City Public Schools cancels all after-school activities and events
014 09/11/12 Learning the ABCs of Sustainability at the Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo
013 09/05/12 School Board Appoints Interim At-Large Representative
AUGUST 2012
012 08/21/12 VBCPS Helps Parents "Make the Most of Middle School"
011 08/16/12 Giving Students a JUMP START to the New School Year!
010 08/16/12 Partners and Volunteers Give Shelton Park a Makeover
009 08/15/12 New ParentOnline System Makes Paying for Children’s Breakfast and Lunches ‘Smooth as Butter’
008 08/14/12 98 Percent of Virginia Beach Schools Projected to Earn Full SOL Accreditation
007 08/09/12 First Annual Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo Comes to Virginia Beach
006 08/06/12 Superintendent James G. Merril Elected to National Board
JULY 2012
005 07/31/12 School Board to appoint interim At-Large representative: How to apply for consideration
004 07/31/12 School Division Issues Call to Action for Military-Connected Families
003 07/23/12 School Board Member Todd C. Davidson To Resign His Post To Take Pastorate In Cleveland
002 07/18/12 School Board Hears Update On Compass To 2015 Strategic Plan At Its Annual Retreat
001 07/17/12 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Receives $2.5 Million Federal DoDEA Grant

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