From: Khalilah LeGrand
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:08 PM
Subject: News Release: Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!
Media Contact: Khalilah LeGrand
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Maury, Norview, and Granby among best high schools in the country!
U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018. Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area. The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold or bronze medal based on student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels. This is the first year that graduation rates factored into the ranking system. Dr. Kipp Rogers, Chief Academic Officer, said, “we are pleased with the progress that NPS is making with respect to student achievement. This is a direct result of our district turnaround effort, #NPSRedesign, and an even truer testament to the exemplary and innovative work of our faculty and staff combined with the academic fortitude of our students.”
The district has benefited from stability in its leadership and a keen focus on leadership, literacy, and rigor, which has yielded significant gains in accreditation over the last two years. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Melinda Boone, was excited, but not surprised to find several of NPS’ high schools on the list, she stated, “The wheels of progress continue to turn, I am beaming with pride that our teachers, students and support staff can revel in this accomplishment. We look forward to all of our high schools being named the best in the country very soon!”
Of 28,813 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 20,548 schools met the established criteria to be ranked. Three Norfolk schools, made this prestigious list in the Silver Award category out of 28,813 public schools. Maury High School ranked #24 in Virginia rankings and #1197 in the national rankings, Norview stands at #38 in Virginia and #2369 nationally and Granby High School is ranked #41 in and #2418 in Virginia and national rankings respectively.
To view the list of schools click here https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools. For more information on the U.S. News & World Report ranking system visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/rankings-faq.
Great news for the Greater Wards Corner Area!! According to the Virginian-Pilot
The city plans to spend up to $8.7 million over five years to help strengthen two neighborhoods.
The Ingleside and the Monticello Village/Oakdale Farms areas will be the target of a pilot program where the city will give them special attention in hopes of improving housing conditions, bringing up property values and increasing homeownership.
The money would go toward programs including down payment assistance, improving rental housing and selling off unused city property to improve the availability of owner-occupied housing.
The funding would impact an estimated 22 houses, mostly through the city’s Renovate Norfolk program, which gives grants to homeowners for improvements such as facade work and structural repairs.
The program would focus first on bolstering blocks where property values are already strong and expand from there.
Norfolk is developing a new vision for the Wards Corner commercial area and wants to include your thoughts and ideas. Please attend the Community Meeting on January 17, 2018 at 6pm at the Workforce Development Center. More info can be found on the website: https://www.norfolk.gov/wardscornerstudy
Paypal link to donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FEC8N9VR4HMR4
Marco’s Pizza opened a new Greater Wards Corner location at 7721 Hampton Boulevard near Terminal Boulevard on Tuesday, October 10th and Starbucks has opened its second Greater Wards Corner location at 7620 Hampton Boulevard at the Little Creek Road intersection.
Marco’s Pizza offers Takeout and Delivery www.marcos.com
Starbucks has a Drive-thru, Indoor and Outdoor seating.
As a result of rain, the Wards Corner Festival has been rescheduled for July 22, 2017 from noon until 5:00pm. The location has changed to the Norfolk Masonic Temple and will be indoors!
City Councilman Martin Thomas, Jr. made the announcement last night at the Wards Corner Civic League meeting that Tidewater Physical Therapy will open a location this fall in the Midtown Shopping Center.
Tidewater Physical Therapy will occupy approximately 2000sq ft in Unit 154 between Cora’s Beauty Connection and Jackson Hewitt in the northeast corner of Wards Corner.
This announcement comes on the heels of Sentara’s recent announcement to expand their footprint at Wards Corner and McDonald Garden Center opening their seasonal market at Wards Corner.
Stay tuned for more retail announcements as Martin Thomas Jr. and Norfolk’s Economic Development Department continue to work on attracting new life and activity to Wards Corner!
Sentara’s footprint at Wards Corner is expanding and a new facade is in the works for their building located at 7401 Granby St.
Sentara Internal Medicine Physicians is currently located at the intersection of Granby St and N Shore Road. They are more than doubling their square footage and will open up a Sentara Physical Therapy location as a part of their expansion.
The lease has been signed and the expansion and facade work are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.
McDonald Garden Center is opening a “McDonald Garden Market” at Wards Corner. These Garden Markets provide quality plants and garden accessories from mid-March through July.
McDonald Garden Center has signed a seasonal lease to open the temporary garden center in the parking lot of the Midtown Shopping Center at the Northeast Corner of Wards Corner.
The Center will begin to mobilize within the next week and will remain until July.
The Midtown Shopping Center is located at the northeast corner of Wards Corner and the Market will be located in the front parking lot.
The following article appeared in the Daily Press:
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a comprehensive stroke center, the health system announced.
“With stroke care, you must have not only the best clinicians and resources, but also the ability to act quickly and organizationally with exceptional efficiency because of the time-critical nature and complexity of a stroke,” said John R. Baker, M.D., medical director of the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Neurovascular Center and the Neuroscience ICU. “This certification from DNV GL validates all the efforts we have put into our stroke care program in order to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”
The certification is based on standards set by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association and shows the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care from diagnosis and education to treatment and rehabilitation, according to a news release.
All Bon Secours’ Virginia hospitals are certified stroke centers with six primary stroke centers, a stroke-ready free-standing emergency department and two comprehensive stroke centers.
Good afternoon all.
It’s sunny and we know you probably want to venture outside.
First, we ask you to stay off the roads. While many are plowed, the roads are icy. Until it warms up, ice will remain in certain spots. For your safety, unless you have to travel, please don’t.
As you know, Norfolk received a lot of snow. In our efforts to clear the snow, plows pushed snow to edges of roadways which in some cases, blocks driveways and neighborhood streets.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you leaving your home or neighborhood. Hopefully with Mother Nature’s help, the warmer temps in the coming days will help melt the piles.
If you need help, Operation Blessing Snow Buddies program has volunteers to help eligible residents. Call 757-274-8650.
As a reminder, the City is unable to plow neighborhood streets. Our plow equipment is large. Most of our neighborhoods streets are narrow and we do not want to damage your car or property.
Don’t forget, if you have a sidewalk in front of your home, it’s up to you to shovel the snow off.
If you have any questions, call Norfolk Care Call Center 757-664-6510. We’re taking calls until 5pm Sunday.
Please ensure that this information reaches the masses. Have a warm evening.
Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) has signed an agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) and Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) to purchase 865 stores and certain assets related to store operations located across the eastern and western United States for $950 million in cash.
Closing of the transaction is expected to take several months after Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid is completed. The deal is also subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission as well as customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
Fred’s Pharmacy will become the third largest pharmacy Chain in the United States.
Starbucks reported today that they expect construction to begin in late Spring and that their new store at the corner of Hampton Blvd and W. Little Creek Road will open in late July of 2017!