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August 22, 2015

“Wards Corner Salutes Our Military”

August 14, 2015

The following is a message from the Wards Corner Business Association:

Now is the time to see our progress as,

“Wards Corner SALUTES Our MILITARY”

 Join us to be a part of this awesome event!

Look for the sign announcing this event this on Monday.

                In order to be involved in this exciting event, Members and non-members are encouraged to attend this meeting Tuesday, August 18, @ 8:30 a.m.  Doors open @ 8:00 a.m. and the meeting will adjourn promptly at 9:30 a.m. It will take place at Farm Fresh, 230 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk in the Marine Room on the second floor.

R.S.V.P. WOULD BE APPRECIATED at gwcaba@cox.net or leave message at 587-7975

          Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/wardscornernorfolk, and, please share us with your friends. We are featuring Wards Corner past and present so come back often for updates.

          Thank you for your time and energy. Our long term growth depends on your continued efforts, participation and commitment. Your support will make the Wards Corner Area Business Association stronger and more attractive as a destination $hopping Center.

Mark your calendar for August 18th and engage with your business partners!         

Elyse Kalfus, President

Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association


Dr. Brad Robinson’s School Board update

August 9, 2015

Thanks to Dr. Brad Robinson for providing the following school board update:

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Preliminary State Results Indicate Significant Student Achievement Gains for Norfolk Public Schools

Booker T. Washington High School is Projected to Earn Full State Accreditation Status

Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) administrators project that more schools will earn full state accreditation this year, and that Booker T. Washington High School will earn full accreditation status with double-digit gains in the percentages of students who met or exceeded state benchmarks in math, social studies, and science.

The projection, to be shared with the City of Norfolk School Board during a live-streamed work session on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, is based upon preliminary results of the annual Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. The Virginia Department of Education is scheduled to release official SOL pass rates on August 11, 2015, and to release official accreditation ratings in September 2015. (Click here to see the full presentation.)

Preliminary results indicate that division-wide, Norfolk’s students significantly improved their academic performance. NPS experienced double-digit growth in every core content area, compared to the prior school year.

Nearly 82% of NPS schools demonstrated an increase in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding state benchmarks in English and social studies, according to the preliminary results; nearly 89% of schools increased the percentage of students meeting and exceeding state standards in math; and 68% of schools increased student performance in science.

According to preliminary results, math and social studies were areas of strength division-wide, with 77% of schools meeting the state benchmark in math, and 86% of schools meeting the benchmark in social studies.

“We are proud of our students, teachers, principals, and support team for the growth and improvements demonstrated,” said Michael E Thornton, Ph.D., acting superintendent. “We will continue to strengthen our effort and resolve toward achieving full accreditation for all schools, while focusing on the individual needs and aspirations of our students.”

At the high school level, all schools met or exceeded state benchmarks for English, and four schools exceeded state benchmarks in math, history and science. At the middle school level, students performed better in English, math and social studies compared with the prior year. Preliminary results indicate that five middle schools realized double-digit gains in social studies.

The division projects that a total of four additional schools will earn full accreditation this year: Booker T. Washington High School, Camp Allen Elementary School, Larrymore Elementary School, and Willard Elementary School. Four of five high schools are expected to be fully accredited.

While emphasizing the division’s growth, Dr. Thornton and Chief Academic Officer Kipp D. Rogers, Ph.D., said the preliminary results also clearly indicate the areas of continued challenge for Norfolk Public Schools. The division must focus on ensuring that all schools earn full accreditation, and also that achievement gaps between subgroups of students are closed.


Wards Corner Salutes Our Military

August 5, 2015

Mark your calendars!

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Meadowbrook Fire Station and traffic calming public meeting

August 4, 2015

COMMUNITY INPUT OPPORTUNITY

At this meeting, city staff will:

  • Provide an update on efforts to implement
    neighborhood traffic calming projects.
  • Provide an update on the citywide neighborhood
    speed limit study and next steps.
  • Solicit community input on the exterior of the fire
    station and green space planned for the former
    Meadowbrook School site

Church of the Good Shepherd

Tuesday,August 18th
6:00 p.m.
7400 Hampton Boulevard

For more information, contact Pamela Marino:
pamela.marino@norfolk

757-664-4007

View the flyer here.


WC Business Association meeting on July 21

July 10, 2015

wcbaWards Corner Business Owners & Associates:

Join the Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association.

We meet: Tuesday, July 21, @ 8:30 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. Doors open @ 8:00 a.m. Farm Fresh, 230 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk in the Marine Room on the second floor.

Topic: Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association’s Event:  “Wards Corner SALUTES the MILITARY”.

We will be joined by representatives from the City Managers office, along with representatives who will be working with us from the Military.

A light breakfast will be served.

Please RSVP qwcaba@cox.net or call and leave a message at 587-7975 by July 17.

The continued growth and improvement of our business area is crucial and depends on you and your involvement and the effort you are willing to commit. There is strength in numbers and that is why it is important to have a strong Business Association. Mark your calendar. Come and join our business partners.

Elyse Kalfus, President
Greater Wards Corner Area Business Association


Spirit Halloween to open in the Fall in Midtown Shopping Center

June 28, 2015

spirithalloweenlogoSpirit Halloween, the largest Halloween store in the nation with over 1100 locations, is planning to open a Wards Corner location this Fall.  This seasonal chain has Halloween & fancy dress costumes for all ages, plus accessories & decor.

Spirit Halloween has signed a seasonal lease for the Fall and will be located in the former fitness center at Joan Dalis’ Midtown Shopping Center.


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