List of 15 news stories.

  • Hailey '26 hosts drive for Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

    Hailey G. ’26 is on a mission…to collect items for the Tidewater Friends of Foster Care through a drive. Thanks to the generosity of Collegiate middle school families and her neighborhood, she is well on her way to completing it!
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  • Alvin Irby is a former Kindergarten teacher turned award-winning social entrepreneur, comedian and author who will be speaking to students as the keynote for Norfolk Collegiate's 2021 LEAP Term. He will also present

    Alvin Irby to kick-off 2021 LEAP Term

    Alvin Irby’s TED Talk "How to inspire every child to be a lifelonger reader" has been viewed over 1 million times.

    He’s a published author and founder of Barbershop Books, a literacy program creating child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops while also providing early literacy training to barbers.

    His work connecting reading to male-centered spaces and involving men in boys’ early reading experiences earned him the National Book Foundation’s 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize.

    And on March 1, Irby will be kicking off Norfolk Collegiate’s second annual LEAP Term as keynote speaker to upper school students. Following his work with our students, he will present “An evening with Alvin Irby” at 6 p.m. where he will have parents laughing and engaging with their children in new, inspiring ways.
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  • LEGO Robotics Team Advances to State Competition

    Norfolk Collegiate’s middle school LEGO Robotics Team did it again! The team took first place in robot design and second place in robot performance in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional competition on Jan. 23. Now they advance to the state tournament from Feb. 27-28.

    The team, composed of Donavan B. ’26, Luke H. ’26, Jake H. ’26, Parker H. ’25, Austin H. ’25, Natalie K. ’26 and Bethuel T. ’27 and mentored by Colin M. ’25, coached by Skip Morrow and faculty member Ellen Alt, blew away the judges with their design and project in the virtual competition. 
     
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  • Natalia, Aria advance to regional Poetry Out Loud Competition

    This year’s schoolwide Poetry Out Loud contest saw junior Aria L. ’22 compete against freshman Natalia C. ’24 for the title of school champion and the opportunity to compete in the regional competition in February.
     
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  • Students set to compete in FIRST LEGO League regional tournament

    Middle school students Donavan Baker ’26, Luke Hahne ’26, Jake Householder ’26, Parker Howlett ’25, Austin Hrisko ’25, Natalie Kraus ’26 and Bethuel Terefe ’27 have been hard at work afterschool and during weekends practicing in preparation for tomorrow’s regional FIRST LEGO League tournament. 
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  • Austin '25 read “I am Hermes! Mischief-Making Messenger of the Gods” by Mordicai Gerstein for this year's Robert S. Sergeant Independent Schools Forensics League Tournament Upper Division.. 

    Students place in Forensics Competition

    Fielding a team for this year’s Robert S. Sergeant Independent Schools Forensics League Tournament Upper Division wasn’t easy, but it was worth the practice and dedication. The annual competition with students from Cape Henry Collegiate, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Virginia Beach Friends School, The Williams School and Norfolk Collegiate is held in the winter for students in Grades 7-8 and in the spring for students in Grades 4-6.
     
    As like with many things, COVID-19 changed the look and feel of the competition; however, seven students rose to the challenge, including Austin Hrisko '25 and Evan Wallach '25 who took home wins– Austin taking third place in Boys Storytelling and Evan taking third place in Boys Prose. 
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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2021

  • Hailey '26 hosts drive for Tidewater Friends of Foster Care

    Hailey G. ’26 is on a mission…to collect items for the Tidewater Friends of Foster Care through a drive. Thanks to the generosity of Collegiate middle school families and her neighborhood, she is well on her way to completing it!
    Read More
  • Alvin Irby is a former Kindergarten teacher turned award-winning social entrepreneur, comedian and author who will be speaking to students as the keynote for Norfolk Collegiate's 2021 LEAP Term. He will also present

    Alvin Irby to kick-off 2021 LEAP Term

    Alvin Irby’s TED Talk "How to inspire every child to be a lifelonger reader" has been viewed over 1 million times.

    He’s a published author and founder of Barbershop Books, a literacy program creating child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops while also providing early literacy training to barbers.

    His work connecting reading to male-centered spaces and involving men in boys’ early reading experiences earned him the National Book Foundation’s 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize.

    And on March 1, Irby will be kicking off Norfolk Collegiate’s second annual LEAP Term as keynote speaker to upper school students. Following his work with our students, he will present “An evening with Alvin Irby” at 6 p.m. where he will have parents laughing and engaging with their children in new, inspiring ways.
    Read More
  • LEGO Robotics Team Advances to State Competition

    Norfolk Collegiate’s middle school LEGO Robotics Team did it again! The team took first place in robot design and second place in robot performance in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional competition on Jan. 23. Now they advance to the state tournament from Feb. 27-28.

    The team, composed of Donavan B. ’26, Luke H. ’26, Jake H. ’26, Parker H. ’25, Austin H. ’25, Natalie K. ’26 and Bethuel T. ’27 and mentored by Colin M. ’25, coached by Skip Morrow and faculty member Ellen Alt, blew away the judges with their design and project in the virtual competition. 
     
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  • Natalia, Aria advance to regional Poetry Out Loud Competition

    This year’s schoolwide Poetry Out Loud contest saw junior Aria L. ’22 compete against freshman Natalia C. ’24 for the title of school champion and the opportunity to compete in the regional competition in February.
     
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  • Bethuel '27 took second place in Norfolk Collegiate's middle school spelling bee in January 2021.

    Carmen '25 advances to Virginia Media/WHRO Public Media Spelling Bee

    As with most things in 2020-21, this year’s middle school spelling bee gave our students a chance to show their prowess in the virtual arena. Twenty-two of Norfolk Collegiate’s Grades 6, 7 and 8 students participated in the annual spelling bee this month using the bee’s new online testing platform. Through the online system, virtual and in-person learners were able to participate in the bee as long as they had a web-compatible device. 
     
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  • Students set to compete in FIRST LEGO League regional tournament

    Middle school students Donavan Baker ’26, Luke Hahne ’26, Jake Householder ’26, Parker Howlett ’25, Austin Hrisko ’25, Natalie Kraus ’26 and Bethuel Terefe ’27 have been hard at work afterschool and during weekends practicing in preparation for tomorrow’s regional FIRST LEGO League tournament. 
    Read More
  • Austin '25 read “I am Hermes! Mischief-Making Messenger of the Gods” by Mordicai Gerstein for this year's Robert S. Sergeant Independent Schools Forensics League Tournament Upper Division.. 

    Students place in Forensics Competition

    Fielding a team for this year’s Robert S. Sergeant Independent Schools Forensics League Tournament Upper Division wasn’t easy, but it was worth the practice and dedication. The annual competition with students from Cape Henry Collegiate, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Virginia Beach Friends School, The Williams School and Norfolk Collegiate is held in the winter for students in Grades 7-8 and in the spring for students in Grades 4-6.
     
    As like with many things, COVID-19 changed the look and feel of the competition; however, seven students rose to the challenge, including Austin Hrisko '25 and Evan Wallach '25 who took home wins– Austin taking third place in Boys Storytelling and Evan taking third place in Boys Prose. 
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  • Nora is part of the Norfolk Collegiate’s Run Club, which Coach Luke Reilly started at the beginning of the school year to encourage middle school students to stretch their legs and run 100 miles during physical education classes throughout the year.  Nora is topping the division and just shy of 50 miles!

    Nora '26 first Run Club participant to hit 50 miles

    If you asked Nora ’26 last year how she would feel about being in a running club, she would have laughed.

    This year, the seventh grader would be over the moon!

    Nora is part of the Norfolk Collegiate’s Run Club, which Coach Luke Reilly started at the beginning of the school year to encourage middle school students to stretch their legs and run 100 miles during physical education classes throughout the year.
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