Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
Online Application for Gifted Services
Old Donation School is a centralized, full-time, gifted school for intellectually gifted students in grades 2-8. Admission requires that students meet the criteria for gifted identification in VBCPS. Identified gifted students are referred to the selection committee for review. The curriculum includes all school district learning objectives, the Virginia Standards of Learning, expanding and extending the curriculum specifically to meet the needs of the gifted learner.
The online application for VBCPS students currently enrolled in grades 2-7 will be available beginning Oct. 7, 2016. The non-VBCPS student application for students in grades 2-7 will be available Dec. 15, 2016. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 2017.
For VBCPS and non-VBCPS students in first grade, applications will be available on this webpage beginning Dec. 15, 2016, and are due March 1, 2017.
SOL TestNav8 for Non-VBCPS Devices
Students and parents will be able to access the standard of learning practice tests in TestNav 8 at home on their personal electronic devices. Click here to download and install the TestNav 8 app for your personal computer or mobile device.
Due to inclement weather distribution of progress reports has been delayed. Progress reports will be distributed on Thursday, Oct. 13th.
NAS Oceana Air Show STEM Lab Day
Every fifth-grader enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will have the opportunity to take a one-of-kind field trip to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Friday, Sept. 9. NAS Oceana, in partnership with the school division and several community partners, is hosting a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Lab Day, which will take place as part of the annual Air Show. This event is being provided free of cost for all students. Click here for more information.
Bayside Elementary Supply List
School-city partnership earns state award as Outstanding Mentoring Program
Each year, Virginia Mentoring Partnership (VMP) recognizes the contributions made by mentoring programs and volunteer mentors to the lives of young people in Virginia. This year, VMP has selected Virginia Beach READS as the recipient of its 2016 Outstanding Mentoring Program Award.
The Virginia Beach READS mentoring program is a collaborative partnership between Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), Virginia Beach GrowSmart and the Virginia Beach Office of Volunteer Resources to support the goal of all Virginia Beach students reading proficiently by third grade. The grade-level benchmark is often cited as a predictor of on-time graduation.
Virginia Beach READS recruits and trains adult mentors who volunteer weekly to serve as positive role models for at-risk first-grade students at Bayside, Point O' View and White Oaks elementary schools. Mentors provide yearlong academic support in literacy using reading, language and writing activities developed by instructional specialists in the school division's Department of Teaching and Learning, who also provide training to Virginia Beach READS mentors.
“While the program is designed to support literacy, the mentors' yearlong commitment to our students also helps foster the personal development of these young learners. As they build their reading skills, they gain self-confidence, develop communication skills and become more independent learners,” said VBCPS Superintendent Aaron Spence. “We are grateful for the time these caring adults dedicate weekly in our schools and appreciate Virginia Mentoring Partnership's recognition of their valuable service through this school-city partnership.”