VBCPS - Ahead of the Curve
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yolanda Jones-Howell
Date: 10/30/13 Phone: 757.263.1202
News Release No. 020 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: yolanda.jones-howell@vbschools.com

Beach Girls Rock! series of seminars for
female students to start this year

Strong, empowered girls become strong, successful women. That's the thought behind a new series of workshops designed for eighth- and ninth-grade students. Beginning Nov. 16, the school division will kick off a new Beach Girls Rock! program organized by the Office of Equity Affairs. Each of the four workshops will focus on specific career strands and related courses and curriculum. Students will hear a keynote speaker before attending break-out sessions where they will take part in activities and discussions to help them develop emotionally as well as academically. Students are encouraged to attend at least one seminar at a high school close to, or within their school attendance zone. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Beach Girls Rock! seminar dates, locations and themes include:




Nov. 16

Bayside High

Health-Related Fields

Feb. 15

Kempsville High

Law, International Affairs, Politics

March 1

Ocean Lakes High

Math, Science, STEM 

May 31

Cox High


Interested students can register for the seminars at their school's guidance office. Parents interested in their daughter attending the seminars may contact their child's guidance counselor to register her for the event.

In addition to student sessions, each seminar will also offer a workshop for parents. Facilitators will present information and lead discussions that ask parents how they offer academic and emotional support to their eighth- and ninth-grade daughters.


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