Administrative Retreat 2015

Photo Album from YMCA Camp Arrowhead activities from Tuesday morning, July 27 …

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2015-16 BTWES School Supply List

BTWES 2015-2016 School Supply List

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Fall Cheerleading Tryouts

cheerFall Cheerleading Tryouts will be Monday, August 3, 2015 from 1:00 – 7:00 pm and Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium.

Athletes must have a physical on file to participate. Please contact Coach Lyons at warriorscheercoach@yahoo.com with any questions.

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Boys’ Volleyball Tryouts

Boys’ Volleyball tryouts will be held Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Gym. All athletes must have a current VHSL physical form on file in order to participate in tryouts.

Contact Coach Napoleon with questions.

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2015-16 Activity Bus Routes

schoolbusActivity buses will start running on Monday, August 3, 2015, and they will make the first pick up one hour and 15 minutes prior to the students needing to arrive at school.

LHS 2015-16 Activity Bus Routes

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Midnight Madness Alumni Football Game

Come on out to Bulldog Stadium for our first Midnight Madness Alumni flag football game, August 7th at 10:00pm.  Admission for spectators is $2.00.  If you are a former member of the KFHS football team and you’d like to see if you’ve still “got it”, we’d love for you to play.  Registration fee – $20.00.  You may pick up a registration form in the KF main office or print it from the link below.  You may register up until 9:00pm on August 7th.  For details contact Coach Jones at 650-2828.

Registration Form

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Kids getting bored? Check out STAR!

Now that the dog days of summer are upon us, kids may be getting bored!

If you are looking for some exciting online learning activities, check out STAR- Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources, where you will find links to activities in Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, P.E., Language and more!

STAR

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Volunteer Connect- Sign up now to VOLUNTEER for the 2015-16 school year

SPS will be using a new volunteer application process for the 2015-2016 year, Volunteer Connect.

Click here for information about Volunteer guidelines and opportunities.

Sign up now to VOLUNTEER for the 2015-2016 school year.

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2015-16 School Supply List

backtoschool3Click here for the 2015-16 school supply list for JFKMS.

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School Supply List for 2015-16

Please “View Full Post” to open the FBE Supply List 

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2015-2016 Orientation Information

Elephant’s Fork Elementary welcomes you to the 2015-2016 school year.  Important orientation information is listed below.

Kindergarten and Early Start Orientation will take place on Thursday, September 3rd from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Kindergarten and Early Start parents and students should report to the student’s assigned classroom.
Orientation for Grades 1 – 5 will also take place on Thursday, September 3rd from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the student’s assigned classroom.  Parents, students, and guests will have the opportunity to tour the facility and briefly speak with their child’s teacher.
Bus information will also be provided during this time.
We look forward to meeting you and working with your child this school year!
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2015-16 School Supply List

Click “View Full Post” for the link to the 2015-16 School Supply List.

2015-2016 SUPPLY LIST

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Kids getting bored? Check out STAR!

Now that the dog days of summer are upon us, kids may be getting bored!

If you are looking for some exciting online learning activities, check out STAR- Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources, where you will find links to activities in Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, P.E., Language and more!

STAR

 

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Project Backpack Donations Sought

Suffolk Public School’s Project Backpack is seeking donations from the community to provide back-to-school backpacks and school supplies for 500 elementary students participating in the new LEAP program.

Learning & Enrichment for Academic Progress – or LEAP – is a full-day summer program for selected K-5 students from 12 elementary schools city-wide and rising kindergarten students without preschool experience.  Based at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School, students focus on academic remediation in the morning, and participate in a wide variety of enrichment opportunities in the afternoon.

Project Backpack was initiated with an unsolicited, but greatly appreciated $847 donation by the Suffolk Women of the Moose, Chapter 1315 and Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 141.

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(Pictured: Rebecca Jenkins of the Women of the Moose presents donation check and donated school      supplies at its July 7, 2015 meeting to Bethanne Bradshaw of Suffolk Public Schools.)

 

Other individuals and organizations interested in supporting Project Backpack can contact Bethanne       Bradshaw, public information & community relations officer, by email at                bethannebradshaw@spsk12.net  or by phone at (757) 925-6752.  The Moose donation will need to be   matched to purchase 500 backpacks, and additional funds will be needed to purchase any school supplies.  The fundraising goal is $2,000 total – which translates to $4 a student.

The LEAP program has expanded the school division’s traditional elementary summer school – changing it from a half-day to a full-day program and adding two additional weeks.  The schedule change has increased attendance, and expects to reduce summer learning loss, improve academic performance, increase wellness awareness, and enhance family engagement.

LEAP started June 22 and will continue through July 30. The expanded summer school is supported by such financial partners as United Way of South Hampton Roads (United for Children), Obici Healthcare Foundation, Early Childhood Development Commission of Suffolk, Birdsong Foundation, and Suffolk Education Foundation.

Health and wellness partners include Hampton Roads Community Health Center (Healthy Smiles), Western Tidewater Community Services Board, and Suffolk YMCA.  Program provider partners include Jefferson Lab, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Suffolk Parks & Recreation, Suffolk Sheriff’s Office, The UP Center, Tiger Martial Arts, and more.  Volunteer and support partners include Suffolk Business Women’s Club, Farmers Bank, Taylor Orthodontics, Old Dominion University’s Student Virginia Education Association, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more information on the LEAP program or Project Backpack, please contact Bethanne Bradshaw, public information & community relations officer, at (757) 925-6752 or by email at bethannebradshaw@spsk12.net

 

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Conditioning

We had a great 1st day of conditioning on Monday.  Looking forward to another great one on Wednesday!  Remember to bring water and your VHSL physical form!  See you on the track!!

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Upcoming Events @ the River

Important Dates at NRHS

August 20 – Freshman Transition program (1:00-4:00)

August 20 – Schedules mailed to Upperclassmen

August 24 – Schedule changes SENIORS ONLY – (8:00-4:00)

August 25 – Schedule changes JUNIORS ONLY – (8:00-4:00)

August 26 – Schedule changes SOPHOMORES/FRESHMEN – (8:00-4:00)

Sept. 2 – Open House – Meet the teachers (1:00-4:00)

Sept. 8 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

Sept. 28 – Senior information night (6:30)

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Project Backpack Donations Sought

Suffolk Public School’s Project Backpack is seeking donations from the community to provide back-to-school backpacks and school supplies for 500 elementary students participating in the new LEAP program.

Learning & Enrichment for Academic Progress – or LEAP – is a full-day summer program for selected K-5 students from 12 elementary schools city-wide and rising kindergarten students without preschool experience.  Based at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School, students focus on academic remediation in the morning, and participate in a wide variety of enrichment opportunities in the afternoon.

Project Backpack was initiated with an unsolicited, but greatly appreciated $847 donation by the Suffolk Women of the Moose, Chapter 1315 and Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 141.

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(Pictured: Rebecca Jenkins of the Women of the Moose presents donation check and donated school      supplies at its July 7, 2015 meeting to Bethanne Bradshaw of Suffolk Public Schools.)

 

Other individuals and organizations interested in supporting Project Backpack can contact Bethanne       Bradshaw, public information & community relations officer, by email at                bethannebradshaw@spsk12.net  or by phone at (757) 925-6752.  The Moose donation will need to be   matched to purchase 500 backpacks, and additional funds will be needed to purchase any school supplies.  The fundraising goal is $2,000 total – which translates to $4 a student.

The LEAP program has expanded the school division’s traditional elementary summer school – changing it from a half-day to a full-day program and adding two additional weeks.  The schedule change has increased attendance, and expects to reduce summer learning loss, improve academic performance, increase wellness awareness, and enhance family engagement.

LEAP started June 22 and will continue through July 30. The expanded summer school is supported by such financial partners as United Way of South Hampton Roads (United for Children), Obici Healthcare Foundation, Early Childhood Development Commission of Suffolk, Birdsong Foundation, and Suffolk Education Foundation.

Health and wellness partners include Hampton Roads Community Health Center (Healthy Smiles), Western Tidewater Community Services Board, and Suffolk YMCA.  Program provider partners include Jefferson Lab, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Suffolk Parks & Recreation, Suffolk Sheriff’s Office, The UP Center, Tiger Martial Arts, and more.  Volunteer and support partners include Suffolk Business Women’s Club, Farmers Bank, Taylor Orthodontics, Old Dominion University’s Student Virginia Education Association, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more information on the LEAP program or Project Backpack, please contact Bethanne Bradshaw, public information & community relations officer, at (757) 925-6752 or by email at bethannebradshaw@spsk12.net

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Coming Soon

Suffolk Public Schools cares about your health and well-being. We believe wellness should be an integral part of our member benefits package, and we are excited to offer the Suffolk Public Schools’ Employee Wellness Program to all personnel.

Suffolk Public Schools has partnered with Viverae®, an innovative wellness program provider, in delivering a fun and engaging experience for each participant through a secure website that offers a variety of health tools, nutrition and physical activity trackers, and educational resources.

Stay tuned for more details about the Suffolk Public Schools’ Employee Wellness Program.

NOTE: All programs are confidential and HIPAA-compliant. Any information shared with the Viverae team will not be disclosed except in accordance with HIPAA laws. Your Protected Health Information (PHI) will not be shared with your employer.

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VDOE Surveying Public on Redesign of School Performance Report Cards

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is surveying parents and other members of the public to find out what information and features should be added to the online performance report cards the department publishes for schools, school divisions and the state.

“The current report cards provide a wealth of data, but the static format limits the usefulness of the information and can be confusing,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples said. “The results of this survey will help the department and the state Board of Education identify additional indicators to provide the public with a fuller understanding of a school’s or division’s performance.”

The 16-item survey may be accessed from the VDOE homepage (www.doe.virginia.gov) or directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolreportcards. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and will remain active until Friday, August 14, 2015. Responses are anonymous.

Information from the survey will be presented later this year to the Board of Education, which was directed by the 2015 General Assembly to unveil redesigned report cards to the public by October 1, 2016.

“School and division performance report cards will continue to provide accountability ratings and detailed state assessment results,” said Diane T. Atkinson, chairman of the Board of Education’s Committee on School and Division Accountability. “But the new report cards will include contextual information to help the public understand the challenges schools face and tools that parents and others can use to zero in on the information that most interests them.”

The 2015 legislation — House Bill 1672, sponsored by Del. Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-Loudoun) and Senate Bill 727, sponsored by Sen. Richard H. Black (R-Loudoun) — directed the board to develop report cards that are “more effective in communicating to parents and the public the status and achievements of the public schools and local school divisions in the Commonwealth.”

The identical bills also repealed 2013 legislation that required the state board to develop and implement an A-F school grading system.

 

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Back to School…

Kilby family….it’s that time of year. The back to school sales have already started!  BackToSchoolBlackboardSignCan’t you just hear the kids groan “Noooooo!” and the parents are practicing the back to school dance!

Before you hit the stores, check out the Updated School Supply List or you can also check it out on the information tab here on the KSES website and print out your supply list.

Don’t forget about the tax free back to school weekend August 7-9. Check out the list of qualifying tax holiday items or visit the  tax holiday site here.

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