Congratulations to OpTHRIVE's Virginia Distinguished Purple Star Schools...
Mary Calcott Elementary School and Tarrallton Elementary School!
Norfolk Public Schools is proud to serve the military families of Naval Station Norfolk, geographically located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area is collectively known as "Hampton Roads" and is commonly referred to as such by the residents of the area. Hampton Roads generally includes the Cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, and is populated by over 1 million people. Naval Station Norfolk is situated in the Sewells Point area of the City of Norfolk, near the site of the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac (CSS Virginia), and is the largest naval complex in the world!
It is no wonder that The City of Norfolk hosts the highest concentration of military-connected students in the country, and Norfolk Public Schools is honoring that mission in accordance with the grant "Operation Thrive: Moving Beyond Resilience." The dedicated, caring staff and leadership at NPS want all children to move beyond resilience when faced with challenges so that students thrive from an academic and a social-emotional standpoint.
Sewells Point ES's Elementary Student to Student Ambassadors (eS2S) with Dr. Karren Bailey, Chief Accountability and Information Officer and Dr. Gail Flanagan, OpThrive Project Director.