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Sneek Peek!

Thursday, August 31 we will have two sessions for Sneek Peek. 11:00 am (followed by Lunch break for teachers) and then 1:00 pm.


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September 5th is the First Day of School!



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Gifted Applications

If you are interested in having your child apply for any gifted programs, including Old Donation School, Art, Dance, or MYP (IB), please contact Mrs. Hand via email at  All applications are due on or before February 1, 2018, for Grades 2-5. No late applications will be accepted.

All Grade 1 gifted testing applications are due on or before March 1,, 2018.  Please contact Dana Hand via email at ( if you would like to have your first grader tested for gifted services. No late applications will be accepted. 

Thalia 5th Graders/Rising 6th Graders

Make the transition to middle school easier for you and your rising middle school student.  Meet the administration and faculty of Independence Middle School and learn important information about IMS academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. Date:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Time:   6:00-8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Where:  Students will be assigned as follows:
Last Name                   Counselor                   Group/Location
A-L                               McNair/Edwards                     Group 1/Café
M-Z                             Melendez/Meer                      Group 2/Gym
*Due to space constraints, this event is limited to Rising 6th graders and their parents. Independence Middle School, 1370 Dunstan Lane 648-4600

A Look at Assessment

To accurately measure student mastery of core knowledge and demonstration of 21st century skills, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) uses a variety of assessments including, but not limited to, performance tasks, multiple-choice tests and essays. Many of the assessments students take are required by the state and federal departments of education to measure student progress toward performance benchmarks. Local assessments (locally- and externally-developed) are used to monitor student progress, differentiate instruction, identify students for participation in specific programs and measure students' mastery of 21st century skills.

To help parents better understand the various tests students take, their purpose and why they are important, the school division has developed this informational brochure.

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