Youth hoops rebound with new Creeds Athletic Association league

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — Organized basketball for youth from age 4 through fifth grade is back in the southernmost reaches of Virginia Beach. The season opened in January.  The league was organized by the Creeds Athletic Association. In addition to… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach student and their paper airplanes rise to occasion in challenge at Military Aviation Museum

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Fifth-grade students from several Virginia Beach schools competed in a STEM Airplane Challenge at the Military Aviation Museum on Friday, Nov. 18, an event that built upon a partnership between Creeds Elementary School and the nearby… Continue Reading


At Creeds Elementary, students get in step with the times

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — Students returning to Creeds Elementary School found that the stairs have a new look and, perhaps, that their opportunities to learn have multiplied. There are multiplication tables on the stairs.  Casey Conger, the principal at Creeds… Continue Reading


Students learn about gardening, composting and more at Creeds Elementary School in Virginia Beach

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CREEDS — Students at Creeds Elementary School demonstrated a compost tumbler that helps them – and some helpful worms – keep a garden at the rural school. This was the last day of school, and there were high… Continue Reading


Recognized for kindness, a young citizen explains the value of deeds and words

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CREEDS — Suellen Sawyer, 10, lives in Pungo. She is in the fifth grade at Creeds Elementary School, where she is the student council association president.  And she is kind. She won an award for exemplifying that trait this… Continue Reading


New principal for Creeds Elementary School announced

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Casey Conger, assistant principal at Point O’View Elementary School, will be the next principal at Creeds Elementary School. Conger will follow Robin Davenport, who is retiring.  “She is a dynamic leader,” Superintendent Aaron Spence said during a… Continue Reading