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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

President's Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.

Hours are measured over a 12-month period (May 1-mid-April each year) and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, and gold.

Age Bronze Silver Gold
Kids (5-10) 26 - 49 hours 50 - 74 hours 75+ hours
Teens (11-15) 50 - 74 hours 75 - 99 hours 100+ hours

At Old Donation School, service is at the heart of our Plan for Continuous Improvement. Each year, it is our goal that the percentage of students in grades (2-5) and (6-8) reporting volunteer hours for community service projects will increase by 10 percentage points or more as measured by data collected through the President's Volunteer Service Award program. Ultimately, we encourage all students to participate.

The President's Volunteer Service Awards 2023-24 (PVSA)

Students can now start documenting service hours for next school year. Our recognition cycle runs May 1st to mid-April each year. Students are to submit their "Volunteer Service Log" to the school three times each year by the established dates. The dates for the 2022-23 school year are:

  • November 30, 2023
  • February 29, 2024
  • April 30, 2024 - All forms must be submitted by this date

Volunteer Service Log Sheet

Please use the Volunteer Service Log Sheet to record your hours. You must include:

  • Your name
  • Teacher name if you are in Elementary and Team if you are in Middle School
  • Age group - Kids or Teens
  • The job title - what are you doing for the organization
  • Name of the Benefiting Organization
  • Use the code at the bottom of the sheet for Specific Area of Service
  • Date/s of service
  • Number of hours
  • Add the total number of hours on the page at the bottom.

Logs may be emailed directly to Sara Wade or given to her in the main office. If emailed, please send as a .PDF and not in .JPEG or other picture format.