A Slice of VBCPS

Elementary school project helps to celebrate veterans

New Castle Elementary wanted to celebrate the veterans in its school community. Today, the school boasts a hero wall featuring veterans from every branch of service from World War II to the present. Read.

VBCPS named a 2017 Certified Green School Division

Virginia Beach was one of 30 school divisions in Virginia honored for its divisionwide sustainable practices and for the numerous conservation lessons students participate in via classroom or community activities. Read.

Student Discipline

VBCPS maintains high expectations for student behavior while also creating classrooms that are supportive of all students. See the impact on student discipline in this School Board workshop. Watch.

Help your child see science in action

Give your child a glimpse into the way her eyes work with this after-dark activity: Have her look at her eyes in a bathroom mirror. Turn off the light and ask your child to count to 20. Then turn the light back on and ask her to look at her pupils. Did they change size? Explain that pupils get larger in the dark to let more light into the eye. When the light comes back on, pupils shrink. Read.

“I’m thankful for the environment at this school. I’m thankful that we have the type of environment where students are interested in other students and are interested in what you are doing.” Read.

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow – consider supporting the Virginia Beach Education Foundation.


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