2020

  • Norfolk Collegiate student looks through the microscope during a photosynthesis lab as his virtual classmate watches from home.

    Students see photosynthesis in action

    Seventh grade students hit the lab and saw photosynthesis in action. 

    Their goal was to explore the relationship between cellular respiration and photosynthesis using pH indicator bromothymol blue and the aquatic Elodea plant. 
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  • Social Studies Department hosts Election Forum for Students

    One week ahead of the Nov. 3, 2020, elections, Norfolk Collegiate’s upper school students were invited to participate in an election forum. Students in Grades 9-12 were given the opportunity to attend a moderated discussion lead by social studies teachers James Moskowitz and Aaron Gregory.
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  • Norfolk Collegiate's Assistant Head for Advancement Stacy Nixon was named one of Inside Business’ Top 40 Under 40 professionals for 2020.

    Ms. Nixon Named Top 40 Under 40 Honoree

    Congratulations to Assistant Head for Advancement Stacy Nixon! Ms. Nixon was named one of Inside Business’ Top 40 Under 40 professionals for 2020. We're proud to have Ms. Nixon sharing the value of a Norfolk Collegiate education with our community! 

    This year’s slate of honorees represents 40 professionals of varying occupations in Hampton Roads and “includes professionals who not only exemplify success in their profession,” according to Inside Business’ website, but also “place an emphasis on their community involvement and how they give back or use their talents to advance the region.”

    Ms. Nixon spoke to Inside Business and broke down what motivates her. See her interview here.
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  • David '21 finished first place in the summer Stock Market Game, finishing ahead of his investment by more than $20,000. The game was an option Norfolk Collegiate's Economics students could participate in over the summer.

    Students take No. 1, 6 spot in state Stock Market Game

    Learning how to be savvy with your money is an invaluable skill and thanks to the lessons learned in Mr. Gregory’s Economics class, our students learned firsthand what that can mean for your bottom line.
     
    Each year our Economics students participate in the spring Stock Market Game, a competition with regional and state levels that’s sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Virginia Council for Economic Education (VCEE). Student teams begin the competition with $100,000 in virtual funds to invest in stocks or bonds.
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  • A student works on her eyes only scavenger hunt while visiting the third grade's ecosystems at Norfolk Collegiate.

    Students turn their atrium into ecosystems from around the world

    What started as a science unit that delved into ecosystems turned into a “field trip” that took students around the world. 

    “It was the culminating in-school project for our ecosystems unit,” Third Grade Teacher Michelle McNaughton said. “It turned out better than I ever imagined!”
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  • Congratulations, Colin '25 on becoming the the U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Juniors champion for 2020! The Norfolk Collegiate student has been vying for the distinction since he was 9 years old..

    Colin '25 Earns U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Juniors

    Events in 2020 may look a little different, but that didn’t stop Colin McGlynn ’25 from achieving his goal of becoming the U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Juniors champion.
     
    The eighth grader has been working to earn the honor since he was 9 years old. The competition is annually held at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and participants must qualify at a regional competition before being invited to compete at the national level.
     
     
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  • Pizza, Wine & Music: An Auction Re-imagined

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening of pizza, wine and music in support of Norfolk Collegiate. Our Annual Auction has been re-imagined, making supporting Norfolk Collegiate from anywhere even easier!
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  • Fourth grader shows his virtual classmates an example of what rocks from other planets would look like. Norfolk Collegiate's fourth grade class enjoyed learning about the solar system with retired teacher and NASA expert Ron Shaneyfelt.

    Space exploration comes to life for students

    Fourth grade students traveled through space this morning―all from the comfort and safety of our outdoor stage at the lower school.

    The students are learning about the stars, moon and solar system in class, so having Ron Shaneyfelt, an astronomer and retired teacher who also worked at NASA, was a perfect way to bring the lesson to life since in-person field trips off campus are not possible due to COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Norfolk Collegiate Announces Exciting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Initiative

    In support of Norfolk Collegiate’s mission to offer an inclusive and supportive learning community, the school has launched a new, comprehensive multi-year Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) initiative. The initiative will guide students, faculty, staff and the community to a more thoughtful and productive understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, justice and anti-racism and how this contributes to the organization's significance and success in the 21st century.
     
    Thanks to a $600,000 gift from honorary trustee and Norfolk Collegiate alumnus Ted Mathas '85 and his wife Keryn, the school is able to accelerate and enhance its ongoing efforts to actively commit to an inclusive culture that will create transformative and sustainable change to the school.
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  • Economics Lesson Sees Real-World Outcomes

    Each year, Aaron Gregory’s Economics students participate in the Stock Market Game (SMG), a class-long project through the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE).

    Students first learn the basics of corporate finance, financial assets and investment. They then are divided into teams and use the SMG platform to execute purchases of stocks, mutual funds and bonds. It's a competition with regional, state and national levels.

    Students Jasper Garris ’21, Andrew Hair ’21, Samantha Janovetz ’20 and Spencer King ’20 finished in 30th place out of 344 teams in the region!
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  • Students Honored in Book Review Contest

    Five Oaks received top honors in the Friends of Norfolk Public Library (FNPL) 2020 Book Review Contest. This year, the contest garnered more than 1,724 submissions, 167 of which were from Norfolk Collegiate students, and the judges had their work cut out for them.
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  • Students Honored in Elie Wiesel Competition

    For 12 years, Norfolk Collegiate’s students have participated in the Elie Wiesel Writing and Visual Arts Competition. This year, Collegiate saw several students take special honors in the junior division portion of the competition. 
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