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2008-08-24 09:00:31

By PATTI PETERSON By Patti Peterson The Virginian-Pilot While on a field trip to the Chrysler Museum last year, Marti Dart's third- and fourth-graders borrowed a page from Julius Caesar's history. "Veni, Vidi, Vici," Caesar told the Roman senate, following a key victory for the empire. Just like Caesar, the Veritas Christian Academy students came, saw and conquered. That is, after all, what they are being taught to do at the small private school off Oak Grove Road in Chesapeake's...

2008-08-24 09:00:31

By PATTI PETERSON By Patti Peterson The Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake's Gifted and Talented Education is getting an overhaul after the Chesapeake School Board voted in May to close the district's Laboratory for the Academically Gifted located in the Indian River Middle School annex building. This school year, Chesapeake will begin phasing out the need to bus students across town one day per week for higher level instruction. Fifth-graders will be the last to travel, while...

2008-08-24 09:00:21

By PATTI PETERSON By Patti Peterson The Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake Public Schools' Career and Technical Education six- week long summer program wrapped up with camps featuring instruction in geospatial technology and robotics. The half-day camp, which served 562 students in grades three through six, was held at five middle schools . The geospatial technology course, geared toward fifth- and sixth- graders, examined the scientific aspects of the Global Positioning System. Students...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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