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.
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White Oaks Elementary serves students in the communities of Chimney Hill, Midway Manor, Timberlake, Princess Anne Garden, and Towne Square. Our business/community partners include:
- Cal's Pizza
- Chick-Fil-A at Salem Crossing
- Farm Fresh-S. Independence
- Skinny Dip-Kempsville
- Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union (VBSFCU)-Salem Road branch
- IHOP - Landstown Commons
- Kona Ice
- Kohl's - Landstown Commons
- VFA-11 (The Red Rippers) at Oceana Naval Air Station
- Krispy Kreme
- VBSFCU (Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union)
- Jungle Golf
- Sonic- Holland Road
- Cinema Café in Kempsville
These businesses donate incentives for the White Oaks students for recognitions, including but not limited to, Student of the Month, Honor Roll, Principal's List, "BUG" Bringing-Up Grades Club, etc. VBSFCU hosts coin identification/ money value lessons for our kindergarteners. Farm Fresh showcases student art work quarterly as well as giving our younger students choral performance opportunities. Chick-Fil-A features an annual choral presentation from our 5th graders.
VFA-11 will be participating in the Adopt-A-School program sponsored though Parks & Recreation assisting with monthly grounds keeping as well as participating in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. In addition, the VR56 First class Association at Oceana donates pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, paper, and glue to students in need at White Oaks Elementary at the beginning of each school year.
Students at White Oaks Elementary have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs. The programs include: LAIR Club (Student Leadership/Responsibility Club), Safety Patrol, Student Hosts, PE helpers, the Environmental/Recycling Club, SCA (Student Council Association), Chorus, Spike’s Club (after-school tutoring), Strings, Library Pages, and the Daily Dragon Update Morning Show. Additionally, White Oaks hosts various clubs open to students showing interest including Spanish Club, Talent Show Club, Dragon Dashers, and Girls on The Run.
White Oaks Elementary has been recognized as an Energy Star School.
White Oaks Elementary is a Vanguard school concentrating in the area of instructional technology.
White Oaks' PTA was awarded the President's Award and President's pin from the Virginia Beach PTA and the Membership Increase Award from the VA State PTA.
We are pleased to have you as a part of our school family. At White Oaks Elementary School, we develop caring, competent and confident leaders. We want every student to succeed, and we are committed to working with students to ensure that they learn and grow in a supported and enriching environment.
As an elementary school student, your child will undergo many changes during their years here. There will be new friends, new teachers, new knowledge, and a variety of opportunities.
At White Oaks, our students are at the heart of every decision. Everything we do is about ensuring their experiences here help them to develop in a caring, supportive environment with great teachers and staff at the center of the school. We have high expectations and high aspirations for every one of our students and our vision is that our students aspire to be the best they can be.