Virginia Beach Education Association

Virginia Beach Education Association Check us out at vbea.org The Virginia Beach Education Association is the local affiliate of the 58,000 member Virginia Education Association, which is the state affiliate of the 3.2 million member National Education Association.

The VBEA Office is located at 445 Kings Grant Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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Happy Father’s Day!
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

It's GRADUATION week!!!!!! Congratulations to all VB GRADS!
06/16/2021

It's GRADUATION week!!!!!! Congratulations to all VB GRADS!

It's GRADUATION week!!!!!! Congratulations to all VB GRADS!

Anyone else create a memory box to store keepsakes from the school year?
06/11/2021

Anyone else create a memory box to store keepsakes from the school year?

Anyone else create a memory box to store keepsakes from the school year?

“Though disability is all around us, many of us do not have experience discussing it.” These 4 tips can help.➡️http://ow...
06/07/2021
How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

“Though disability is all around us, many of us do not have experience discussing it.” These 4 tips can help.

➡️http://ow.ly/OSDO30rK4eZ

Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.

Have a great day!
06/06/2021

Have a great day!

Have a great day!

Via VBPS- We are hiring bus drivers and custodians! Stop by this Saturday to chat with our recruiters. We'll be in the K...
06/03/2021

Via VBPS-

We are hiring bus drivers and custodians! Stop by this Saturday to chat with our recruiters. We'll be in the Kohl’s parking lot near Constitution Drive. Look for the big yellow school bus! 🚌

Via VBPS-

We are hiring bus drivers and custodians! Stop by this Saturday to chat with our recruiters. We'll be in the Kohl’s parking lot near Constitution Drive. Look for the big yellow school bus! 🚌

VBCPS is offering a new Summer Learning Boost program for middle school and high school students at no cost to parents a...
06/02/2021

VBCPS is offering a new Summer Learning Boost program for middle school and high school students at no cost to parents and/or guardians, along with traditional Summer School opportunities. The Summer Learning Boost program is designed to help students build confidence in mathematics or science content and skills as they preview courses they plan to take for the 2021-2022 school year. Each course is comprised of 8-12 lessons which are self-paced to fit your summer schedule. A teacher will monitor the course and be available to meet with students during office hours to answer any questions.
Additional information regarding Summer School and Summer Learning Boost opportunities can be found here: ▶️https://www.vbschools.com/academic_programs/summer_school

VBCPS is offering a new Summer Learning Boost program for middle school and high school students at no cost to parents and/or guardians, along with traditional Summer School opportunities. The Summer Learning Boost program is designed to help students build confidence in mathematics or science content and skills as they preview courses they plan to take for the 2021-2022 school year. Each course is comprised of 8-12 lessons which are self-paced to fit your summer schedule. A teacher will monitor the course and be available to meet with students during office hours to answer any questions.
Additional information regarding Summer School and Summer Learning Boost opportunities can be found here: ▶️https://www.vbschools.com/academic_programs/summer_school

Thank you to all who gave all.
05/31/2021

Thank you to all who gave all.

Thank you to all who gave all.

Meet garden gals Amy, Mary and Heidi. 🌼 They're helping students learn, plant at grow at Kempsville Middle's new garden,...
05/28/2021

Meet garden gals Amy, Mary and Heidi. 🌼 They're helping students learn, plant at grow at Kempsville Middle's new garden, thanks to support from the school community and grants from the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. 🌞💧♻️

Read the full story here: http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/.../growing-in-knowledge.../

Meet garden gals Amy, Mary and Heidi. 🌼 They're helping students learn, plant at grow at Kempsville Middle's new garden, thanks to support from the school community and grants from the Virginia Beach Education Foundation. 🌞💧♻️

Read the full story here: http://www.vbcpsblogs.com/.../growing-in-knowledge.../

Timeline Photos
05/27/2021

Timeline Photos

OPEN LATE this Thursday, May 27. Get your FREE tickets now and enjoy an after-work or after-school evening of art! https://virginiamoca.org/tickets

ViBe Creative District Virginia Beach Arts Visit Virginia Beach #Nourish #AmericanAppetite #OpenCall2021 #VisitVABeach #VirginiaMOCA

Three points of reflection will be installed Wednesday, May 26 through Wednesday, June 2 as part of our May 31remembranc...
05/26/2021

Three points of reflection will be installed Wednesday, May 26 through Wednesday, June 2 as part of our May 31remembrance activities (weather permitting):
💙 OCEANFRONT at 24th Street - A sand sculpture inspired by the Love for VB forget-me-not flower
💙 MOUNT TRASHMORE Park - The Love for VB symbol will be painted on the front façade below the City seal.
💙 MUNICIPAL CENTER- Due to the new City Hall construction and to meet construction site public safety protocols, this installation will be placed behind Building 15 in view of Building 2.
For additional details, visit https://www.loveforvb.com/remembrance/2021-events

Three points of reflection will be installed Wednesday, May 26 through Wednesday, June 2 as part of our May 31remembrance activities (weather permitting):
💙 OCEANFRONT at 24th Street - A sand sculpture inspired by the Love for VB forget-me-not flower
💙 MOUNT TRASHMORE Park - The Love for VB symbol will be painted on the front façade below the City seal.
💙 MUNICIPAL CENTER- Due to the new City Hall construction and to meet construction site public safety protocols, this installation will be placed behind Building 15 in view of Building 2.
For additional details, visit https://www.loveforvb.com/remembrance/2021-events

This weekend marks the second anniversary of one of the darkest of days in Virginia Beach. On Friday, May 28 we are aski...
05/26/2021

This weekend marks the second anniversary of one of the darkest of days in Virginia Beach. On Friday, May 28 we are asking everyone to please wear blue to commemorate the event and honor those we've lost. We are #VBStrong

This weekend marks the second anniversary of one of the darkest of days in Virginia Beach. On Friday, May 28 we are asking everyone to please wear blue to commemorate the event and honor those we've lost. We are #VBStrong

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05/20/2021

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How Teachers Use Voxer to ConnectThis app’s distinctive walkie-talkie feature allows teachers to leave audio messages fo...
05/15/2021
How Teachers Use Voxer to Connect

How Teachers Use Voxer to Connect

This app’s distinctive walkie-talkie feature allows teachers to leave audio messages for one another and engage in lively conversations.
▶️http://ow.ly/wom650ELbt1

This app’s distinctive walkie-talkie feature allows teachers to leave audio messages for one another and engage in lively conversations.

Timeline Photos
05/14/2021

Timeline Photos

The 2021 VB Schools Virtual Partnership Expo is live at https://bit.ly/3eXxlZ0! The webpage starts today and will continue through the end of the 2020/2021school year. Watch videos, visit partner websites and check out the social media platforms of over 50 VB Schools Partners to learn how you can benefit from these partnerships.

Partners are tagged with the following categories to assist you in finding partners that have just what you need to succeed!

Summer Jobs
Internships/Job Shadowing
Summer Camp
Community Service Hours
Virtual Learning
Classroom Volunteers
Fundraising
Incentives
College/Career Preparation

🎉Congratulations to Nurse Gloria Liston
05/13/2021

🎉Congratulations to Nurse Gloria Liston

Today, May 12, is National School Nurse Day! This is a great opportunity to acknowledge and thank school nurses for all ...
05/12/2021

Today, May 12, is National School Nurse Day! This is a great opportunity to acknowledge and thank school nurses for all they do to support the health and learning of adolescents and children across our country, especially all they have done during COVID!

Today, May 12, is National School Nurse Day! This is a great opportunity to acknowledge and thank school nurses for all they do to support the health and learning of adolescents and children across our country, especially all they have done during COVID!

Photos from VBSchools's post
05/12/2021

Photos from VBSchools's post

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” —Unknown
05/09/2021

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” —Unknown

“Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.” —Unknown

A Kempsville High School educator has been named Virginia Beach’s Teacher of the Year, officials announced Tuesday morni...
05/06/2021
Kempsville educator named Virginia Beach’s Teacher of the Year

A Kempsville High School educator has been named Virginia Beach’s Teacher of the Year, officials announced Tuesday morning.

Kimberly Nurse is a graduate of Norfolk State University, where she earned her master’s degree in special education. For 15 years, she worked as a special education teacher at Seatack Elementary School and Landstown High School before coming to Kempsville in 2018. She is a teacher and a coordinator with Advancement Via Individual Determination, a national program meant to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college.
▶️http://ow.ly/9jiU50EGmf3

Kimberly Nurse beat out a pool of 87 other educators to be selected as the 2022 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Citywide Teacher of the Year.

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445 Kings Grant Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
23452

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VBEA Leadership 2015-16 VBEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Trenace Riggs, VEA Board [email protected] Vice President: Kelly Walker, Tallwood HS, Treasurer: Barbara Powell, Hermitage ES Secretary: Dawn Euman, Landstown HS District Directors District A: Jessica Baker, Arrowhead ES District B: Kim Robillard, Salem MS District C: Heather Sipe, Ocean Lakes HS District D: Natalie Lebo, Independence MS District E: Fran Mongin, Lynnhaven ES District F: Kate LaRoue, Tallwood HS District G: Renee Perry, First Colonial HS District H: Cameron Baker, Kellam HS District I: Carl Copon, Kellam HS District J: Charlene Olson, Salem MS District K: Kaitlin Jensen, Pembroke Meadows ES Immediate Past President: Dominic Melito, VEA Vice President, Kellam HS Uniserv Director: Shirley George, [email protected] Office/Communications Manager: Jimmy LaRoue, [email protected]

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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Stop creating fear! These kids need to be in school! If you want to stay home then stay but a million of us want to be in school
The test positivity rate is higher in Chesapeake than Virginia Beach. But the area’s public schools’ system says it has no plans to change instructional plan. https://www.13newsnow.com/mobile/article/news/education/chesapeake-public-schools-has-no-plan-to-take-students-out-of-classrooms-at-this-time/291-45a391c1-002e-461e-af6b-7020ac57ca1e Can you explain this?! We want some answers
This information was sent to the School Superintendent and the School Board on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The content applies as well the the VBEA, which is also responsible for the awful decisions to keep the schools closed. Read this and stop bullying the School Board. Stand up and do your job! Are you teachers or what? Teaching used to be a calling that people lived for, that drove them to pour their lives into others for their betterment. It appears the VBEA would rather it be a job where they can dictate their demands for their benefit rather than the benefit of the students. This sounds harsh but it needs to be said. If you are not called to teach and be in the classroom, then do something else and get out of the way of the teachers and parents who want their kids in school. This is what I sent to the School Superintendent and Board: An article published by CNN online, December 4, 2020 entitled, Even beloved public schools may lose students forever, contained information that our School Superintendent and Board need to consider very carefully. Here are some excerpts: Dennis Goodwin, superintendent of Murphy Elementary School District in Phoenix, Arizona, said, "We just don't know where about 8% of our kids went. We know some went to charters, we know some just moved out of the area -- we don't know if they've moved back to Mexico or where they've gone. But we can't find them and we're not alone with that." Goodwin says his colleagues in the Phoenix area are seeing enrollment drop by 5% to 12%. "Our kids are losing time. They're losing ground," said Goodwin, whose district is one of the poorest in Arizona. "Education is the number one way to overcome poverty," he continued. "When you have the situation like we're in right now, where we don't have those kids in front of our teachers, in front of the staff supporting them, I think you're just going to fall further behind. That's the sad part." As well as the educational loss, Goodwin worries for the social and emotional growth of young children. And, as superintendent, he also has to worry about the financial cost. Fewer children enrolled will mean less funding for his schools. "It just makes things a lot more difficult when you lose students and it hits the bottom line," he said. "The people who do suffer ultimately is the kids. A nd one of our frustrations is that seems to be a topic that's not very much talked about." The loss of funding could lead to larger class sizes and other changes, Goodwin says. Does the Virginia Beach School Board realize that there are students that will never come back to our school system? I know many parents who have opted to home school, others are doing all they can to get their kids into private schools, and still others in the upper grades are opting to get a GED and begin taking college classes that really benefit them instead of spinning their wheels in the “virtual classroom” that doesn’t work! And what of the poorest segment of our city’s population? What about children of single parents who can’t possible work and help school their children? Will these younger kids ever learn to read? Who will help to teach the ins and outs of real positive social habits? These kids will be the next generation filling the roles of welfare and food stamps and will continue to exist below the poverty level. And the Superintendent and School Board are fully responsible! How can you shrug off that kind of destructive outcome in young people’s lives? You can do the right thing and get our kids, K-12 back in school. The next meeting is December 15. You can change your plan and arrange to start school fresh as soon as the Christmas holidays are over. Will you develop some common sense and do what parents and tax payers, who fund the school system, are demanding? Open the Schools!
Hey VBEA I got some info for you!! Call the Chesapeake SUP and ask how he’s keeping the schools open..his number is 547-0153. Also is you would like to know his address so y’all can take a car ride from Kings Grant to 312 Cedar Rd. It’s about a 15 mile drive for you! I will gladly send an Uber or drive you personally
It has almost been a week! Have you guys come up with a plan to get our kids back yet? We are getting sick and tired of this crap! Stop killing our children with isolation and failing grades. FIGURE IT OUT
An article in the Virginian Pilot on December 1st, which argued that elementary age school children should be in school reported the following: Elliot Haspel, author of Crawling Behind: America’s Child Care Crisis and How to Fix It, and others have raised urgent concerns about children’s ability to learn how to read over an iPad or laptop screen. When teachers attempt to teach reading remotely, “you are really kind of tying one leg to the other and trying to run a race,” he said, in part because young children often need small group or individual instruction. Every aspect of remote learning, from signing in to completing assignments, requires basic literacy. That is why so many parents and caretakers have had to sacrifice work or bring their children to day care centers so that the children can get full-time help completing tasks online. Abundant evidence has shown that students who are not reading by third grade have an extremely hard time catching up with their peers who do and are more likely to drop out of high school. Further on the article cited the Las Vegas school superintendent, Jesus Jara, who said he is intent on bringing as many students back as possible, in part because of the catastrophic toll of remote learning on children’s mental health: There have already been 12 student suicides this academic year in the district, Jara said. Can any of us doubt that we are doing disastrous harm to our children of all ages. While I agree that the younger children may face more educational harm with remote learning, it’s also true that those in middle and high school may experience the greater degree of emotional distress. In addition, we are harming those in lower income households at a far greater rate and destroying the hope that their children may one day break free from poverty. Please do the right thing and tell the School Board to open our schools, K-12, as soon as possible!
"The VBEA Board of Directors understands the complexity surrounding the pandemic and support any and all action that keeps students and employees safe. Please let the VBEA know how we may support the division during the health crisis. We appreciate your consideration of our request." You can support the VB community during this health crisis by not lobbying against those parents and health experts who believe that their children would be better served by face-to-face instruction.
While I understand that teachers’ mental health is important and having a support group for them is valuable, your mission goes against the school’s mission which is to put students first. Your group, not union, has no business influencing the school board’s decision to keep students in an ineffective means of “education”. You all are not looking at the bigger picture and the major impact this is having on the students. Rather than selfishly keeping schools closed, work together with the community and the schools to find safe means to get students back in the classroom. Your efforts to keep schools closed are one sided and ignorant. Look at other cities and yourselves “what are they doing?” There is no imaginary germ free line between cities. The group’s intentions are outrageous and disgraceful!