Searching for College Money?

updated 2-18-18…
Scholarship Hub is a local resource for high school seniors to locate scholarships.

High school guidance counselors will continue to distribute scholarships including those linked to specific colleges, athletic opportunities and other focused awards, not listed on the Hub.


Read the latest Scholarship Hub entries.
(PDF updated 2-18-18)


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Geometry Videos for the Week of February 19th thru 26th

Circle Chords

Secants in Circles

Circle Chords, Tangents, and Secants

No Videos for February 23rd and 26th due to Review for Circle Test.  If you need videos for the Circle Unit, look at the videos from the Weeks of 2/5 to 2/12; 2/13 to 2/16; 2/19 to 2/26.

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Geometry Work for 2/23 and 2/26

  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Notes: Secants #2
  3. Circle Review for Geometry Circle Test (+21pts)
  4. Worksheet “Secants #2”
  5. Geometry Test on Circles (Next Class)
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Geometry Work for 2/21 and 2/22

  1. Problem of the Day/Return Quiz
  2. Notes: Chords #2 plus Secants #1
  3. Exit Slip: Secants (+8pts)
  4. Worksheet “Secants #1”
  5. Geometry Test on Circles (In Two Classes)
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Geometry Work for 2/19 and 2/20

  1. Problem of the Day
  2. Quiz: Area of Sector and Arc Length in Circles
  3. Tangent Line Review Problem (+3pts)
  4. Notes: Chords
  5. Exit Slip: Chords (+5pts)
  6. Worksheet “Chords”
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Friday, February 16

All classes – Review graphing and congruence

Have a Great Weekend!

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There has been a change of plan. Report cards will be distributed Monday, February 19th instead of Friday, February 16th.
The Big Blast Party will be Monday, February 19th. Permission slips must be signed in order for your child to attend. Only students that sold at least 5 items for the fall fundraiser will attend.
The Student Recognition Assembly will be Tuesday, February 20th, at 9:50.
Family Reading Night will be Thursday, February 22nd, from 6:30-7:30.
Please continue to review February’s study guide for skills being taught.

Thank you,
C. Boone

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Fri 2/16

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4   If needed, finish (1) Mitosis/Meiosis concept map.  (2) Textbook p327 Analyzing Data and p329 #1a, 3ab, 5.  (3) Meiosis ws.  (4) Workbook pp171-173.

6th block – Remind code: @stoneblk6   If needed, finish the following:  (1) Meiosis Questions.  (2) Mitosis/Meiosis Concept Map.  (3) p327 Analyzing Data and p329 #5.  (4) Write a five sentence paragraph comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis.  (5) Define the new vocab listed on pp308, 313, 319, and zygote.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7   If needed, finish the following:  (1) Meiosis Questions.  (2) Mitosis/Meiosis Concept Map.  (3) p327 Analyzing Data and p329 #5.  (4) Write a five sentence paragraph comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis.  (5) Define the new vocab listed on pp308, 313, 319, and zygote.

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Parent Perception Survey Available Feb. 19 – Mar. 16

  • As part of the school division’s assessment of each school’s educational environment, parents of students are being invited to participate in the 2018 Parent Perception Survey.
  • The survey will be conducted starting Monday, February 19 and will continue to be available through Friday, March 19, 2018.
  • Schools will use the information from the survey to help identify areas for improvement. This survey provides an excellent opportunity for parents to provide feedback about Suffolk Public Schools and to express perceptions about the learning environment at their child’s school.
  • On Monday, February 19, the official survey invitation will be emailed to parents and will include a school-specific web link to take parents directly to an online survey for each child’s school.
  • The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
  • Responses will remain anonymous and be combined with responses of other families at the school.
  • If preferred, parents can pick up a paper copy of the survey at their child’s school.
  • Click here for the 2017 Survey Report presentation made to the Suffolk School Board 8-17-17
  • Contact Bethanne Bradshaw, Public Information Officer, at (757) 925-6752 or by email at for more information.
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Winter Sports Banquet

There will be a winter athletic banquet on Monday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeland auditorium. 

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February 19

This week is our last week in the theme “Construction Zone”. We will learn about how children can plan and build together to get a job done. We will read stories about how building things requires planning and working together. The letter of the week is Rr. Please continue to review all the other letters and letter sounds taught this year (S,T,P,O,Y.B,U,F,X, W,Z,M,A). We have already learned half of the alphabet!

Home Activities:
*Looking for Rr – look for Rrs on food packaging such as cereal boxes and labels on cans. You can also look for Rrs on signs around your neighborhood. Encourage your child to tell you whether the letter is a capital R or a lowercase r.
*Reading together – Last week we listened to the story “The Three Little Pigs” in class. You can read other versions of this story with your child. Talk about how the stories are alike and different.
*Practice your child’s personal information.
*Have your child practice writing his/her first and last name using a capital letter at the beginning and lowercase letters in the rest of his/her name.
*Practice counting objects and recognizing numbers 0 – 10.
*Practice sorting objects by color, size and shape.
*When reading, have your child point to a picture, a letter, a word, and a sentence.

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HW and Weekly Info.

We did not get to our Word Study Quiz today- it WILL be on Monday 2/19/18

HW for next week: workbook pages 192-201.

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Announcements – February 16, 2018

  • In honor of Black History month, we recognize Lincoln University. It was the first institution of higher learning founded for African Americans. It paved the way for 104 other historically black colleges and universities that have produced alums such as Thurgood Marshall, Spike Lee and Oprah Winfrey. 
  • ASVAB testing will take place Wednesday, Feb.  21 at LHS. Sign ups will take place in the library. Today is the last day to sign up! Only students in grades 10-12 are allowed to test. 
  • AP students are reminded that the AP request for financial assistance is due to Ms. L. Johnson in the testing office by today, Feb. 16. 
  • Today, Feb. 16 is the deadline for the SAT/ACT workshops hosted here at Lakeland Hhigh School. $5 must be paid at time of registration. 
  • Attention teachers, we now have high school summer school SOL academy applications available in the main office. If interested, please stop by the main office. The deadline to submit application is March 9. 
  • Spring sports begin on Monday, Feb. 19. You must have a physical to participate. 
  • There will be a winter athletic banquet on Monday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeland auditorium. 
  • Anyone interested in playing softball, please sign up with Mr. Wood in room 127. 
  • FFA members are reminded to turn in their reservation forms for Monday’s function before leaving school today. 
  • The Fellowship of Christian students will meet next week on Tuesday, February 20th from 6pm until 7:30pm in room 125.  Remember, you must provide your own transportation to and from the meeting.  Also remember that everybody is invited to join us!  If you have any questions, please see Mr. E. Jones in room 125.  Hope to see you on Tuesday! 
  • There will be boys’ tennis conditioning today, Feb. 16 on the tennis courts till 5:00 p.m. make sure you have a ride home. Questions talk to Coach Jay in room 209.
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100th Day-Monday, February 19th

Monday will be our 100th day of learning! Come dressed as “100 years old” and take a chance at winning the prize for “Best Old Man” or “Best Old Woman”.


Please note that Monday will be a full day. See you then!

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Discussions to Start on Teen Depression

… Suffolk Public Schools is bolstering its student mental wellness curriculum and building a stronger safety net for Suffolk teens by engaging parents and caring adults in a new, division-wide initiative.

Partnering with The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation, Suffolk Public Schools is starting conversations around a video created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to educate staff, teens and the community about teen depression.  These discussions are the first phase of an initiative the school division is undertaking to enhance support for students’ behavioral and mental well-being.

“More than Sad: Teen Depression” is a video designed to help students recognize the signs of depression in themselves or others, to challenge the stigma surrounding depression, and to learn how to ask for help.  All Suffolk 10th-graders will see the “More than Sad” video, following a companion video and adult discussion shown to high school teachers and support staff, and then to parents and the community.  Adults will learn about warning signs, what to say, and how to guide teens to help.  During the evening presentations, parents will preview what their students will be seeing.


Schedule of Parent & Community Presentations:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 — King’s Fork High School at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1 – Nansemond River High School at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14 – Lakeland High School at 6:30 p.m.

NOTE:  This parent/community presentation is an adult discussion covering the information students will receive in their classroom. It is not intended for young audiences as sensitive
is discussed. 


Anyone who works with teens such as coaches, community sports directors, youth pastors, activity directors, and scout leaders is invited and encouraged to attend any of the parent and community discussions.  


“More than Sad: Teen Depression” train


ing is being offered in all three Suffolk high schools beginning with all high school teachers and support staff at King’s Fork High School during the week of Feb. 19, followed by Nansemond River and Lakeland high schools in March.


All high school sophomores will view the video in their Health & PE class.  A trained mental health facilitator along with school guidance counselors will then lead a discussion about depression.


For more information, please contact Cheri Hinshelwood, communications specialist, at (757) 925-6752.


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VIDEO: Congratulations to Superintendent’s Star Award Winners

Congratulations to 15 division employees who have been named winners of the Superintendent’s Star Award for First Semester 2017-18.

Watch a video of the recognition reception by clicking here.

A recognition reception was held on Tuesday, February 6 at Creekside Elementary School.  Judges consider initiative, school spirit, creativity, commitment, and attitude to recognize those who are making a real difference in the lives of students.  A total of 15 staff members — out of 69 nominees — were selected as top honorees for the Star Award recognition.

Division-Wide Instructional Staff Award: 
Andre Paquette

Band Teacher at John Yeates Middle School

Division-Wide Support Staff Award:
Donna Purkey
Tutor for English Language Learners at Northern Shores Elementary School

Andre Paquette was nominated by parent Samantha Linneman, who said he “provides the perfect blend of structure, support, and discipline that kids in a music program need while instilling the work ethic required to be successful.”   Paquette was applauded for his willingness to work with individual students beyond school hours as they prepare for district band auditions and school concerts.  His nominator said he “teaches all the subjects rolled into one” … teaching math when student musicians figure out rhythm patterns and count out beats per measure… teaching foreign language by providing translations for musical terms shared by the composer, like “fortissimo” to direct them to play very loud … and teaching history so students will understand the times and setting of specific compositions.  Paquette “gives kids the gift of music,” Linneman explained.  When many band students pick up an instrument for the first time in sixth grade, it’s quite an undertaking for them to decipher visual notations from sheet music to finger movements on an instrument to actually creating pleasantly audible sounds.  Linnemann said resource teachers whose subjects do not focus on SOL scores often don’t get recognized for their contributions to students.  Paquette “has significantly impacted my daughter by encouraging and supporting her development” as a musician, a student, and a young person.

Donna Purkey was nominated by guidance counselor Maria Eiring, who praised Purkey’s leadership and dedication to students at Northern Shores Elementary.   She tutors English Language Learners, and helps Spanish-speaking families make the transition to Suffolk Public Schools.  A military wife and mother of two, Purkey has published a children’s book called Miss You to Pieces: A Deployment Story & Project Idea for Kids.  She is the volunteer adviser for the military’s program “Anchored 4 Life,” which promotes resilience in military connected children and families.  Her own family has managed various deployments.  She has a sixth-grader and a fifth-grader.  On a broader scale, Purkey is a key factor in the success of two after-school programs for Northern Shores students — Girls on the Run and Hero Boys,  Eiring added: “I am blessed to work with her … She is loved and well-received by our staff, students and families.  Donna Purkey is a gem!”

Additional Support Staff Honorees

  • Ella Mae Anderson, a paraprofessional at King’s Fork High School
  • Larry Chapman, a bus driver for John Yeates Middle School
  • Barbara Miskin, a bus driver for Creekside Elementary
  • Stephen Shapiro, a master tradesworker for Suffolk Public Schools


Additional Instructional Staff Honorees

  • Melanie Burnor, a teacher at Northern Shores Elementary
  • Allison Greene, a media specialist at Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Jessica Johnson, a teacher at Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Erik Johnson, a teacher at Creekside Elementary
  • Karen Jones, a guidance counselor at Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Austin Kulp, a teacher at Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Karen Lawson, a teacher at Oakland Elementary
  • Leah Moulton, a teacher at Kilby Shores Elementary
  • Valerie Smith, a teacher at King’s Fork Middle School
Second semester nominations for the Superintendent’s Star Award program are due by March 31.

Link here for details on the award program.

Link here for the NOMINATION FORM.

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Creekside Elementary: Runners-Up at the Bee

Congratulations to Creekside Elementary School team, who were the runners-up in the 2018 Grown-Up Spelling Bee, to benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Click on the headline to see how all 13 teams placed and what word tripped them up.
The event will raise more than $10,000 for the SEF’s instructional grants, college scholarships, staff development programs, and more.
Here’s how all the teams did:
Place Team Elimination Word
13th JYMS – BEE Charged dirndl
12th KFMS – BEEspoke Spellers phreatic
11th Superintendent – Super Bees scherzo
10th Suffolk Public Library – Yellow (Book) Jackets buoyancy
9th BayPort Credit Union hemorrhage
8th EFES – CrossWords glockenspiel
7th KSES – Kilbee’s Wordbusters ichthyology
6th LHS – Snap, Crackle & About to Pop bourgeois
5th RRMM Architects – Bill Spellicheck quintessence
4th Suffolk Business Women – Magic Spellers diphtheria
3rd BTWES – Buzzing Through Words pachydermatous
2nd CES – BEE Gr8tr G8rs lackadaisical
1st Suffolk News Herald – Typographical Airers  Winning Word: lackadaisical


Streptococcus … Vicissitude … Lackadaisical …

Most people aren’t going to know what those words mean, but the winning team at the Suffolk Education Foundation’s Grown Up Spelling Bee sure knew how to spell them.

Read more here in this Suffolk News-Herald article.

Additional photos of outstanding teams will be posted here later.

Un-bee-lievable win at the spelling bee

 Streptococcus … Vicissitude … Lackadaisical.

Most people aren’t going to know what those words mean, but the winning team at the Suffolk Education Foundation’s Grown Up Spelling Bee sure knew how to spell them.

As luck would “hive” it, The Typographical Airers, The Suffolk News-Herald’s team and the Queen Bee sponsor, buzzed back to their office with the trophy this year after tying for third in last year’s spelling bee.

The team, Tracy Agnew, Alex Perry and Jen Jaqua, didn’t use a single lifeline they purchased to get through the competition. Agnew did take the team under her wings, and was a big help on their road to victory.

“I didn’t know that Tracy had so much room on her shoulders for us,” reporter Alex Perry said.

“I’m glad the Queen Bee sponsor won fair and square,” Suffolk Education Foundation spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said after the competition.

Despite having lifelines ready to go, the News-Herald’s team got through every round without having to use them. They may not have used any, but they did get stung by Kilbee’s Wordbusters, the team representing Kilby Shores Elementary School.

Like most normal people, Kilby Shores got stuck on “lugubrious.” The word didn’t faze the Airers as they moved on through to the next round.

The stage was full of fierce competitors clad in creative costumes, and some of them even stuck with the bee theme. BeeCharged, representing John Yeates Middle School, was crowned best costume. The team won with their bee-striped shirts and antennae.

Other costumes included the Wordbusters in white jumpsuits and pencil guns, The Typographical Airers’ Scrabble tiles, alligators and Rice Krispies characters.

Even Superintendent Deran Whitney and his assistant superintendents, Suzanne Rice and LaToya Harrison, came ready to wow the crowd in costume, dressed in capes and superhero T-shirts. The team’s ultimate “bee-mise” was the word “scherzo” — a playful composition in a symphony or sonata.

Buoyancy, hemorrhage and idiosyncrasy stung the competition and caused competitors to take a seat in the crowd.

This was the second year the foundation put on the spelling bee, and the crowd was even bigger this time.

“I thought it went really well. I was pleased with 13 teams and a good mix of school and community support. Everyone had a lot of fun,” Bradshaw said.

With the success of the spelling bee, the Education Foundation will start holding it annually and hopes to have a bigger crowd, Bradshaw said.

Not only did school members and community members have fun in costume, but a board member from the foundation ran around the competition in a bee suit.

“I think the kids liked having the costume,” Bradshaw said. “Costumed characters never reveal themselves, but they were a really good sport to wear that thing.”


Community and corporate teams included:

  • Suffolk News-Herald, the event’s Queen Bee sponsor
  • RRMM Architects
  • BayPort Credit Union,
  • Suffolk Business Women
  • City of Suffolk Library

Schools teams included:

  • Superintendent’s Super Bees
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary
  • Creekside Elementary
  • Elephant’s Fork Elementary
  • Kilby Shores Elementary
  • King’s Fork Middle
  • John Yeates Middle
  • Lakeland High

The 1st Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee teams raised close to $10,000.




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2nd Grade Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Parade

We’d like to give a HUGE shout out to the second grade teachers and students who put on a successful Chinese New Year parade this morning!


(Cantonese: Wishing you great happiness and prosperity during the New Year)

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Announcements 2-16-18

Today at 3:45 pm, the VHSL Competition Team will have a free open performance of their selection for Regionals this weekend. Please feel free to stop by and enjoy a show.

Good luck to our theatre team this weekend as they compete in Regionals!

Senior Cap & Gown pictures are Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23. Sign up in the Main Office.

Governor’s School students will NOT be reporting to GSA on Monday, February 19. They are to report Block 5, attend lunch with their scheduled Block 5 class and return back to class after lunch. During Block 7, GSA students should report to Ms. Burch’s study hall in room 100.

AP Testing will take place in May! This is a reminder that AP request for financial assistance forms are due to Mrs. Lascano in Guidance by Friday, February 16. Turn in your form if you are requesting a fee waiver for free/reduced lunch. Access Foundation fee assistance or Suffolk Education Foundation financial assistance.

Attention E-Sports Club members: we will have a meeting on Tuesday, February 20 in room 114 from 3:15 – 4:45 pm. Prior to the meeting, if you are planning to bring your console, it is important for you to contact Mrs. Kemp before Tuesday. If you have any further questions, please see Mrs. Kemp in room 114.

There will be an additional brief mandatory meeting with Coach Cole on Friday, February 16 at 3:15 pm in the teacher dining room for any girls interested in trying out for Girls’ Tennis.  Please attend this meeting if you plan to try out for the tennis team next week.

There will be a Prom Committee meeting in room 228 Tuesday, February 20 at 3:15 pm. Please have your ride scheduled for 3:45 pm.

Come join us for our first Relay for Life Club meeting on Monday, February 19 at 3:15 pm in Mr. Lawson’s room 129. We will plan fundraising events within the school to prepare for the big event held in May at Arrowhead Stadium.

JV and Varsity Boys’ Soccer try-outs will start on Monday, February 19 at 3:30 pm on the practice field. Sport Physicals are required to try-out and must be on file with Ms. Brett or be brought to try-outs.

Can you sing, dance, read poetry, or act? We are conducting a talent search for the African American History program. Please see Mr. Woodis or Ms. Beverly for more information.

Girls’ Soccer tryouts will be February 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm. You must have a VHSL physical on file to try out.

Yearbooks are selling quickly. If you want your name on your yearbook, Itag order need to be placed by February 25.

The College and Career Academy at Pruden will have an Open House on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Attention Seniors: If you have not completed your FAFSA, the February 19th deadline is quickly approaching. Please see Mrs. Foster Monday or Tuesday or send her an email  to to set up an appointment.

AFJROTC will begin raising money for the H2O project.  All students and staff, as well as outside organizations, are asked to donate. The money will be used to build bathrooms and hand washing stations for an elementary school in Kenya. Donations will be taken until February 28.


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William and Mary Camp Launch 2018

Camp Launch

Born out of a desire to help gifted students from all socioeconomic levels, Camp Launchprovides eligible seventh- and eighth-grade students with enrichment and academic opportunities. The children are recruited from school districts around Virginia. They participate in a two-week residential program with courses in STEM, writing, and personal development.

Camp Launch has four goals:

Camp Launch at William & Mary
Camp Launch at William & Mary
  • to deliver advanced instruction in academic content, such as STEM, writing, academic self-efficacy, and personal development;
  • to provide enrichment opportunitiesin a wide variety of content areas;
  • to encourage the development of peer support networks; and
  • to develop in campers a future orientation that includes a college education, along with preparation that will help them take advantage of enabling opportunities to achieve that goal
  • Please contact your child’s  school for more information. 
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