At various times throughout the year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools is in need of assistance from our community for specific activities. These times of need are referred to as a Call to Action. These Calls to Action target community volunteers with talents matching those needed by any of our 85 schools/centers or at the district level.
When there is a need for community volunteers the specific area of need will be listed below. If you would like to be contacted by email, when a Call to Action is announced, you may subscribe here.
Here is a sample of the types of activities that may be included in a Call to Action:
- Textbook adoption
- Curriculum development
- Advisory group/committee
- Special events
- Office assistance
Current Calls to Action
As the current school year is about to begin, plans are underway to adopt a new Advanced Placement Computer Science Textbook and we need your help. The school division is in search of parents, grandparents and community members to serve on this textbook adoption committee. If you would like to review textbook materials for secondary high school students enrolled in computer science, please contact Tina Mazzacane, Secondary Mathematics Coordinator in the Department of Secondary Teaching and Learning by calling 757.263.1044. Volunteers must be able to pick up materials from the School Administration Building (SAB) located at 2512 George Mason Drive, review the materials between Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and return the evaluations to the SAB.
Thanks to a unique collaborative partnership between the school division, Virginia Beach GrowSmart, the City of Virginia Beach and several other city organizations, first-graders in three Virginia Beach Schools: Bayside, Point O'View and White Oaks Elementary Schools will be matched up with a volunteer tutor from the community. Tutors in the Virginia Beach READS program must commit to meet one to two mornings each week, beginning October 2014 through May 2015, to assist young readers one-on-one to develop and improve their literacy skills. Tutors choose the day (Monday-Thursday) and school. Training will be provided in September (date TBA) and no prior teaching experience is required.
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, please contact Karen Kehoe to learn more by calling 757-385-0144 or email her at [email protected]
Textbook adoption is currently under way for AP Science courses, including AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and AP Physics. The textbook choices are on display for staff and public review at the TCC/Joint-Use-Library, Great Neck Library and the School Administration Building August 15 – September 15, 2014.
Whatever the request, we hope that you will be available to step in and help if you determine that your abilities match our needs. If you have questions about Call to Action, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 757.263.1936 or email [email protected].