Horizons Hampton Roads

CBA Site - Virginia Beach

A Horizons Summer - Week 1

On Monday, we welcomed our students back to Horizons HR and we haven't slowed down since! Boy.. have we been busy! First and foremost, our students and staff spent some much needed time reconnecting with their HHR family. Our reading specialists, Mrs. Waild and Mrs. Mitchell, have been busy testing the math and reading levels of each student to help us monitor and better target each of their individual academic needs. In addition to beginning our daily math and reading instruction...

  • K-8 all began their daily swim lessons on Tuesday! They love their pool time with Ms. Sam and the Spindlebeak crew
  • All of our students met Ms. Chonise Thomas, our new music teacher. Each grade level visits her twice a week for 30 minutes
  • All grade levels had their first meeting with Mrs. Shannon Coleman who will be teaching 45 minute art classes each week
  • Our 7th graders visited Tidewater Community College
  • 5th and 6th graders watched Hidden Figures and got to hear about NASA from Christine Darden
  • 5th grade began learning to play chess with Champion Chess of Norfolk
  • 8th graders began movie making with WHRO
  • 7th and 8th graders met Ms. Charisse Minerva who will teach them Mindfulness on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • K, 1st, and 2nd graders all took an exciting trip to Slover library
  • Our 7th and 8th graders had a visit from One Hour Cares to learn more about vocational careers

See below for pictures of our exciting week (on electronic version only).

Please Sign up for Remind

Parents and Guardians - Please sign up for Remind. It is an easy and FREE way for you to receive information from HHR all summer long and to stay up to date on what is going on with your student. You will even receive this weekly newsletter electronically. To sign up text @ak84ek to the number 81010 or visit https://www.remind.com/join/ak84ek.

Pick Up / Drop Off Procedures (NEW INFORMATION)

  1. Please drop off your children between 8 and 8:15 am. Any child who is dropped or picked up early will need to be signed out by a parent/guardian.
  2. If you would like to change your child's dismissal route, please send in a note to the teacher.
  3. Third, fourth, and seventh grade students leave the gym promptly at 8:15 am multiple days a week (third/fourth grade on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and seventh on Mondays) in order to make it to swim on time. Any child arriving after that time will miss swimming for the day and will have to remain in the office until their class returns.
  4. Parent pick up begins promptly at 3 pm. In an order to minimize back up, please do not turn into the CBA parking lot until 3 pm.
  5. As a reminder the church parking lot is one-way. Please be sure to follow all traffic signs.

Thank you for your help making our mornings and afternoon efficient and safe for everyone!

239 Bus Updates - Morning Time Change

Beginning Wednesday, July 7th, Bus 239's morning pick up times will permanently change. Thank you for your assistance in timely arrivals.

- Green Run HS - pick up at 7:35 am

- Larkspur Middle - pick up 7:40 am

Sunscreen and Non-Prescription Products

Please keep in mind that per DSS regulations and our Family Handbook, we are not permitted to apply sunscreen, deodorant, or any over the counter skin products to your child unless you provide both the product and a signed consent form (see handbook). You child is also not permitted to carry those products themselves. Please note that you must bring the sunscreen/product directly to a HHR staff member and may not send it in with your student on the bus.

Upcoming Field Trips at HHR - CBA (Week 2)

  • 5th and 6th graders go bowling
  • 8th graders have a visit from Bank of America to learn more about financial literacy


  • K, 1, 2 visit the beach
  • 5th and 6th graders will participate in a rocketry workshop


  • 8th grade will visit ODU/ Opportunity Inc.
  • Kindergarten has a visit from VDOT's safety patrol and dump trucks
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LEAD... It's What We Do! Mr. Arnett's eighth grade leaders read with Mrs. Thompson's kindergarten class.

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Check out Miss Wood's first grade working together to build shelters. After they were built they took them outside to see if their animals (which they made out of UV beads) were well protected by their dwellings! Amazing!

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We love our all-star reading specialist team! They have tested every student this week. P.S. Check out our new Chromebooks! They are almost ready for teacher check out.

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5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders Hidden Figures Field Trip - Movie viewing and information session with former NASA researcher, Christine Darden

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First Chess Practice for Fifth Grade

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3D Printing - Our 6th graders begin to get comfortable with the 3D printing software

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A 7th Grade Visit to TCC

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Ms. Peca's 4th Grade Learning About Virginia Geography

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We love reading... at Slover Library!

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And building reading forts!

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K, 1, 2 loved their visit to Slover

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Lunch Time!

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One Hour Cares Visits to Talk Careers

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Thank you to our partner, Uno Pizzeria and Grill, for our nutritious and delicious meals!

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Swim Time is the Best Time

Happy Fourth of July

Just a friendly reminder that HHR is closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the holiday.
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Horizons Hampton Roads - CBA Site

Please contact Katie Aladj, the HHR-CBA Site Director, with any questions or concerns.

A special thanks to our host school, Chesapeake Bay Academy!