Thursday, May 21

Block 3 – Complete the Old Hose Nose Graph

ALL CLASSES
I will begin accepting math textbooks Tuesday, May 2
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Nine Seniors Earn Community College Associate Degree Before Their High School Graduation

On May 15, three Lakeland High School seniors and six Nansemond River High School seniors graduated from Paul D. Camp Community College with an associate’s degree. Next month, they will walk the stage at SPS commencement exercises to receive their high school diploma.

Since 2010, a total of 12 seniors in Suffolk Public Schools have taken advantage of the community college’s dual-enrollment program, which allows high school students to simultaneously earn both college and high school credits.

“It is wonderful to see these students reach the goals they’ve worked so hard to attain,” PDCCC Dual Enrollment Coordinator Jeanette Pellegrin stated. “It takes extreme time-management skills and dedication to achieve this accomplishment.”

Interim college president Dr. Bill Aiken said, “This program is essential to those students who are focused on completing academic and career goals at a faster pace than the traditional student.”

Students are required to earn 61 college credit hours to be awarded the college’s general studies associate’s degree. At the same time, they must complete the requirements for an advanced studies high school diploma, which is 26 high school credits. While some courses count toward both high school credits and college credits, these dedicated students must also take some college-required courses over the summer, online, or in the evenings. Dual-credit (DC) courses taught at the high schools follow a college curriculum, and include DC Pre-Calculus, DC U.S. History, DC Biology, DC English Composition, DC Government, and DC Psychology. Students pursuing the associate’s degree must also take college-only courses, such as Introduction to Micro-Computers, a Fine Arts course in music or art, Public Speaking, College Survival Skills, and Practical Reasoning.

For dual-credit courses taught at the high school, students pay a reduced tuition cost. For courses taken at the college, students pay full tuition. The result is still saving families the cost of four full years of college. Another advantage is that students’ community college coursework is typically accepted by Virginia universities which can reduce the length of time needed to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Congratulations to the following Suffolk Public Schools’ community college graduates:

  • Lakeland High School … Reagan Colley, 17, will be attending Old Dominion University in the fall to pursue her Ph.D. in Pediatric Audiology. She benefited from the dual enrollment courses because they gave her a head start on college. An honor graduate, she is the daughter of Michelle and Jeffrey Colley of Suffolk.
  • Nansemond River High School … Rachel Hamilton, 18, is ranked in the top 13 percent of a class of 344. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club. She is a member of Fusion Dance Team and the Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Hamilton is involved in numerous community service projects and is the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award (2012-present) for maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA. She will attend Old Dominion University in fall and major in Biology. She then plans to transfer to a dental school before pursuing a specialist degree in Orthodontics.
  • Nansemond River High School … Richard R. Hyman III, 18, is this year’s NRHS valedictorian — No. 1 in a class of 344. He is enrolled in Project Lead the Way: Pathways to Engineering; and member of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Beta Club and FIRST Robotics team. Hyman plans to attend the University of Central Florida to study Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. He aspires to explore outer space with his own inventions, establish an engineering firm, and run for U.S. President. The honor graduate is the son of Estrella and Richard Hyman Jr.
  • Lakeland High School … Lexus Isom, 18, serves as President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Rhoer Club (youth group) and Secretary of the FBLA. Isom is also a member of the Upward Bound Program, as well as an active participant in the community. She will attend George Mason University and major in Health, Fitness and Recreation. She plans to be a physical therapist. An honor graduate, she is the daughter of Sheila Sears of Suffolk.
  • Lakeland High School … Travis Jones, 18, is a member of the National Honor Society and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. He performs volunteer work with the Salvation Army. Jones has been offered scholarships to Averett University, Ferrum College and Bridgewater College. He plans to major in Psychology and Pre-Law at one of these schools and ultimately become a lawyer. The honor graduate is the son of Ronald and Trina Jones of Suffolk.
  • Nansemond River High School … John T. “Tommy” Lowry, 18, is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers with Young Life organization. He will attend George Mason University to major in Computer Engineering. The honor graduate is the son of Keith and Noelle Lowry of Suffolk.
  • Nansemond River High School … Christine Pinell, 18, is involved in Project Lead the Way: Pathways to Engineering at NRHS, athletics and the FIRST Robotics team. She is a member and leader in Girl Scouts, where she was the recipient of the Silver Award. Her service to the community has included the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance, Impact Hampton, Point Harbor Student Ministry and the Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts. Pinell will attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, majoring in Architecture. The honor graduate is the daughter of Cindy and Adam Pinell of Suffolk.
  • Nansemond River High School … Trinity Torres, 18, will graduate from NRHS with an Advanced Diploma and is ranked in the top 10 percent of a class of 344. She is an active member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Student Council, and serves as Vice President of the FBLA. Torres has organized and led numerous initiatives, including River Revolution/B.O.L.D. and Fusion Youth Group. She plans to attend the College of William and Mary to major in International Relations and minor in Global Policy. She then wants to go to law school with the goal of working in International Business Law or Immigration Law. The honor graduate is the daughter of Estella and Angel Torres of Suffolk.
  • Nansemond River High School … Jordan West, 18, will graduate from NRHS with an Advanced Diploma. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club. She was selected to Virginia Girl’s State and to attend University of Virginia’s Society of Women Engineers High School program. West has received numerous academic awards, and has been offered scholarships from University of Alabama School of Engineering and University of South Carolina for full-tuition. She plans to attend the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to pursue a degree in Biological Engineering before applying to medical school. She wants to become a dermatologist. The honor graduate is the daughter of David and Ruth West.
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May 25-29

Homework Log May 25-29 HW May 25-29 Daily-Reading-Review-_22 May 25-29 History HW Daily-Review-291 May 25-29 Science HW Daily-Review-_17

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Homework & Information Thurs 5/21

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

5th block – Remind code: @stoneblk5  No homework.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Work on SOL review packet. State SOL tomorrow.

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Baseball & Softball Postponed 5-21-15

athleticsThe Baseball and Softball games against Heritage scheduled for today have been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015.

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Baseball & Softball Postponed 5-21-15

athleticsThe Baseball and Softball games against Heritage scheduled for today have been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015.

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End of the Year Award Ceremony Schedule

Dates & Times by Grade Level are as follows:

 

Second Grade:  Thursday, June 11th @ 9:30 a.m.

 

Third Grade:   Thursday, June 11th @ 10:30 a.m.

 

Fourth Grade:   Thursday, June 11th @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Fifth Grade:  Friday, June 12th @ 9:30 a.m. 

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Released Test booklet Is Coming Home Today!

Today your child received their 2014 released test booklet back as well as the students summary report that breaks down each math sol objective and how your child performed on each skill. Please use this information to review and practice with your child over the extended weekend coming up as this will be their last opportunity for review before the SOL test on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Please keep in mind that tomorrow (Friday) will be the last day of class time review as we are out through Monday, and Tuesday is Field Day in the morning and yearbook signing in the afternoon. It is very important that your child keeps reviewing their math skills over these next few days before their test.

Additionally, you can find a blank copy of this test from the VDOE website:
From the home page click on: Standards of Learning and Testing on the left hand side
Then click on Released Tests under the Resources heading on the right hand side of the page.
Choose the 2014 Test under Math. There is an online version and a PDF version to choose from. If you choose to do the online version there is an answer sheet that can be printed to accompany it.

Thanks for your help in getting your child prepared for their upcoming SOL test!!

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May 21, 2015

(INp.44) Complete the attached sheet.

Multiplication test tomorrow.

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SOL REMEDIATION STUDY GUIDE AND ONLINE REVIEW

SOL Reading Remediation Study Guide_Practice_2010 Curriculum Framwork

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO ACCESS THE STUDY GUIDE AND WEBSITES TO REVIEW THE SKILLS FOR THE READING 6 SOL.

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Daily Announcements 5/21/15

Wellness Tip of the Day – Make it convenient to eat right.    Don’t make it hard for yourself to eat right.. Buy healthy foods and stock your fridge and room with them to ensure they’re the first things at hand when you get hungry

  • SOLtestToday’s SOL – 6th Block. We will be in Lockdown until the conclusion of this SOL.

 

 

  • FCA – Attention Athletes!! FCA will be having one of our final house meetings this Saturday at the Henderson’s house in Burbage Grant.  Again that is this Saturday at 7 pm at the Henderson’s home.  Come on out! ALL are invited to attend, and refreshments will be provided!  See or Contact Chris Henderson for more details.
  • eXcel Leadership Academy – LEAD Hampton Roads, the region’s largest business leadership organization, is sponsoring the 2015 eXcel Leadership Academy for rising high school juniors and seniors.  The goals of the program are to build students’  leadership skills and expand understanding of the Hampton Roads region and its many opportunities.  The program is designed to enhance the region’s retention rate of our promising youth.  

eXcel Leadership Academy
July 14 – 17, 2015
9 am – 5 pm
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk, Va
Tuition: $250
Financial aid is available

  • Anime – is meeting this Thursday in Ms. Newsome’s room.  Room 103.  Make sure you have your speeches ready for elections.
  • Crime Stoppers – Nansemond River is now selling raffle tickets for a 32′ flat screen TV with DVD player.  The TV is valued over $200.  Tickets are only $5 and all the proceeds will benefit NRHS Crime Stoppers.  The raffle is open to the public.  The last day to purchase tickets will be June 1st and the drawing will take place that same day.  Please see Ms. Renee Parker or Mrs. Duncan for tickets in room 230.  Thank you for your support.
  • NRHS Performing Arts Booster Club-  will be selling pizzas, drinks, and snacks IMMEDIATELY after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays by the Chorus room and cafeteria.  Come support the club and feed your after school hunger!!!
  • SENIORS-  Please bring any financial award letters you receive with your college acceptance letters to the Guidance department so they can keep a tab of how much money NR students earn in scholarship money. The total amount will be announced at the end of the year.  We need to break 3 million dollars in order to beat the 2014 Senior class and continue to be the top Suffolk school in scholarship money!!!!
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Vanishing Egg Shell

vanishing egg

Day 1

Check back soon to see if we can make an egg shell disappear.

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5/21

8-2 Practice, #1 & 2

Graded assignment (tree diagrams and Fundamental Counting Principle)        5/27

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Three Schools Win $500 for High Parent Survey Participation

As part of the school division’s assessment of each school’s educational environment, a parent perception survey was conducted starting April 27-May 10.

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.

The Superintendent will award $500 each to the elementary school, the middle school, and the high school with the highest percentage of parent responses.  The funds are earmarked for principals to expand staff appreciation and family engagement events.

  • Congratulations to paired schools Florence Bowser & Driver Elementary … where 26-percent of  Pre-K through Grade 5 parents responded
  • Congratulations to John Yeates Middle School … where 29 percent of parents participated
  • Congratulations to Nansemond River High School … where 26 percent of parents responded

 

  • The overall division-wide response rate was 22 percent.
  • The overall elementary school response rate was 19 percent.
  • The overall middle school response rate was 25 percent.
  • The overall high school response rate was 23 percent.

 

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Closing Program Schedule

graduateThe Closing Program schedule for the last week of school is as follows:

Monday, June 8th

– Preschool Closing Program at 10:00 a.m.

– Early Start Closing Program at 11:00 a.m.

 

Tuesday, June 9thField Day

Wednesday, June 10th – Kindergarten Closing Program at 10:00 a.m.

- 1st and 2nd Grade Awards Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 11th – 5th Grade Closing Program at 10:00 a.m.

- 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 12thLast Day of School!

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Homework & Information Wed 5/20

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

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Work on SOL review packet. State SOL on Friday.

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FBES Field Day Tuesday, June 9th

Florence Bowser Elementary Field Day is Scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th 

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End of the Year Award Ceremony Schedule

Florence Bowser Elementary School

Awards Ceremony Schedule

Dates & Times  by Grade Level are as follows:

  • Early Start Pre- K  –  Friday, June 5th  @ 10:00 a.m.

  • Kindergarten         –  Monday, June 8th @ 10:00 a.m.

  • First Grade            –  Monday, June 8th @ 2:00 p.m. 

 

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May 20, 2015

(INp.42) Complete the attached sheet on angles.

Sol. 6.9B tomorrow.

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May 19, 2015

(INp.40) Complete the 5 problems given on the board. Be sure to show your 4 steps for all problems dealing with customary units.

Sol. 6.9A tomorrow.

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