Meals: Working to feed local students while schools remain closed due to the coronavirus

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — On Friday, March 20, public school employees stood outside Birdneck Elementary School. Throughout the morning, families drove up to the front of the school near where Birdneck Road and General Booth Boulevard meet to… Continue Reading


Column: For high school seniors graduating during a pandemic

BY BETSY MORRIS BACK BAY — For our graduating seniors: This is a unique time in history in which the entire world is connected by uncertainty and worry. We are all adjusting to an altered lifestyle, and it feels like we… Continue Reading


Letter: The kids are home from school so we should have a talk

Dear Editor: I hope you might please share with your readers a few things kids could do with their father during the school hiatus in Virginia Beach amid public health concerns about spreading the coronavirus. I’ve been noodling on all… Continue Reading


Us: Dr. Amber Rach of Virginia Beach Schools Community Engagement

BY AMBER RACH As the director of the Office of Community Engagement for Virginia Beach City Public Schools, I get to witness firsthand the transformative impact partners and volunteers make in the lives of our students. We are fortunate here… Continue Reading


Us: Dr. D. Alex Bergren, principal of Princess Anne Middle School

What can we do in the New Year to help build inclusive communities amid a time of polarization? BY D. ALEX BERGREN Perhaps this is the kind of thing one would expect to hear from an educator, but the path… Continue Reading


Budget: Virginia Beach proposal would raise taxes for all day kindergarten, restore agricultural reserve money

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen on Tuesday, March 28, unveiled a spending plan that would raise real estate taxes to help establish full-day kindergarten throughout the city while redirecting money from a previous property… Continue Reading


Creating lifelong learners at Red Mill Elementary

BY VENI FIELDS RED MILL — Dr. Michelle Miller is the new principal of Red Mill Elementary School, leaving her position as assistant principal at Alanton Elementary to take the position.  Miller has replaced Dr. Steven Scarcelli, who retired.   Miller has… Continue Reading


Leader at rural Beach school retires, but his work continues

BY JANET YARBROUGH MEYER CREEDS — With a quick smile that makes his eyes twinkle, it is obvious Robin Davenport loves the job he will soon leave behind.  Davenport, 63, has served as principal at Creeds Elementary School for 19 years,… Continue Reading