We would like to welcome back our students, parents, and community back to the 2015-2016 school year. We hope you have had a restful summer. We will see you Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
The Google Apps for Education Summit is coming October 17 and 18, 2015, to King’s Fork High School. This two-day, high-intensity event will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning. The division will send 125 staff members, free of charge, to the event through a lottery. The application to the lottery is now open. If you are committed to attending this event, please register below.
Congratulations to Demetrius Stitmon, Varsity Football player! He has been nominated for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week.
Demetrius contributed to the Warriors’ 53-7 season-opening blowout of Menchville High School on Friday evening with a smothering defensive performance. Adjusting well to a shift from linebacker to defensive end, he recorded three of his team’s seven sacks and was in on four tackles for loss.
Vote by 7 p.m. Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to email@example.com. You can also vote at http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/category/sports/.
Welcome to my second grade class blog. I will use this blog to post homework and other important information.
Orientation is Thursday, September 3rd from 9-12. Please feel free to bring supplies in so you don’t have to weigh down those backpacks on the first day of school. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
* Your child has the opportunity to get a text reminder for upcoming quizzes/tests/projects. These codes will be given the first day of class and will be posted in the classroom.
* I will also provide your child with a Google classroom code for online activities and assessments. These codes will be given the first day of class and will be posted in the classroom.
* Honors Geometry students will be given an online code for their weekly assignment due each Friday. These will be recorded into PAC as a graded homework assignment.
* If your child does not have access to a computer, please notify me ASAP in writing so that we can make other arrangements.
* As always please feel free to contact me via email, call or write a note for me and I will respond within 48 hours!
Personnel from the Technology Department will be in the Library at Lakeland on Tuesday, September 22, 7:00a – 4:00p to help staff and students with connecting their personal devices to the school WIFI. Stop by with your personal device if you need assistance.
Welcome to the following staff members who are joining us for the 2015-16 school year!
Henry Brent Dean of Students
Jennifer Rascoe Media Specialist
Bernette Brock Academic Coach
Janice Rockett Special Ed Teacher
Theodosia Jones Special Ed Teacher
Erika Williams 3rd Grade Teacher
Jennifer Downs 4th Grade Teacher
Holly Wallis 4th Grade Teacher
Michelle Cyr 5th Grade Teacher
Beverly Phillips 5th Grade Teacher
Jan Montgomery Paraprofessional
Crystal Wallace Paraprofessional
Help us return items to their owners! Please label all lunchboxes, backpacks, jackets and sweaters on the inside with your student’s first initial and last name.
FBES Orientation for students will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 for Early Childhood SPED classes, Early Start, Kindergarten and First Grade from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Kindergarten parents will report to the cafeteria at 9 a.m. to meet with all kindergarten teachers. All other parents will report to their child’s homeroom class. Parents are encouraged to bring their supplies (labeled with student’s name) to orientation. Call the school at 923-4164 for more information.
KFHS will hold Open House on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30. During this time you may meet your child’s teachers and the new administrative team. You may also purchase gym uniforms, $17 for S – XL, $19 for 2xl and up. Please bring exact change. If your child will be driving this year you may also purchase a parking decal for $35. You will need to provide proof of insurance, vehicle registration and the student’s license. There is a form to be signed by the parent. Schedules will NOT be provided during open house. We hope to see you there!
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Welcome back to another great year of teaching and learning with Suffolk Public Schools.
Convocation will be held Monday, Aug. 31. More details will be provided soon.
Here are the 2015 Pre-Service Schedules:
Elementary – Grades K-5 Classroom & Special Education Teachers
… updated 8-25-15
COMPLETE Pre-Service Schedule for All Categories
... updated 8-25-15 (elementary schedule)
… updated 8-26-15 (art, music, PE, guidance, media specialists schedule)
Also, we need more Cooperating Teacher and Counselor Applicants for the 2015-2016 School Year. Click on the flyer to learn more.
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Congratulations to these additional new administrators approved at the August 20 School Board meeting:
- Director of Transportation – Welcome to Keba Baldwin, who joins Suffolk Public Schools from Currituck County NC Public Schools, where he served as a high school assistant principal, student services director, and interim transportation director during his eight years there. He taught in Durham NC Public Schools for five years, and served as safe schools coordinator in Onslow County FL Public Schools for two years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University and his master’s from NOVA Southeastern University.
- Transportation Supervisor – Welcome to Beverly Young who will be joining the transportation department as a supervisor. She has been with Newport News Public Schools for 20 years — as a bus driver for nine years and a transportation supervisor for 11 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Strayer University.
- Assistant Principal at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary – Welcome to Kristal Taylor, who has been an SPS teacher for 11 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University, her master’s degree from Regent University, and her educational specialist degree from Old Dominion University.
- Assistant Principal at Nansemond Parkway Elementary – Welcome to Jennifer Connor, who has been a teacher with Surry County Public Schools for 12 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree from the College of William & Mary.
- Dean of Students at Creekside Elementary – Welcome to Henry Brent, who has been a public school teacher for 16 years — in Boston MA, and Isle of Wight County, and for the past eight years in Norfolk Public Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University, his master’s from Howard University and his education specialist degree from George Washington University.
- Dean of Students at King’s Fork High – Welcome to Vershawn Eley, who has been a counselor for 10 years in the private sector and in both Virginia and North Carolina public schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University, and his master’s and education specialist degree from Cambridge College.
Congratulations to the following administrative assignments approved at the July 9 School Board Meeting.
Promotions and New Hires
- Dr. Stenette Byrd, principal at King’s Fork High School, was promoted to Director of Secondary Leadership, replacing Douglas Dohey, who was promoted to Chief of Operations, which was vacant due to Kevin Alston’s retirement.
- Dr. Ronald Leigh, principal at Hillpoint Elementary School, was promoted to principal of King’s Fork High School, replacing Dr. Stenette Byrd.
- Catherine Pichon, assistant principal at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School, was promoted to principal at Hillpoint Elementary School, replacing Dr. Ronald Leigh.
- Jessica Avery, assistant principal at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School, was promoted to principal of Elephant’s Fork Elementary School, replacing Andre Skinner, who was named as the Director of the Pruden Center for Industry and Technology.
- Kinsey Bynum, an assistant principal from Northampton City Public Schools, will serve as principal of Turlington Woods School, replacing Pamela Lipscomb, who resigned.
- Earling Hunter, teacher at King’s Fork High School, was promoted to assistant principal at Lakeland High School, replacing Michael Blount, who resigned.
- Antoine London, a teacher in Norfolk Public Schools, will serve as assistant principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School, replacing Roosevelt Brown.
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In addition, the following reassignments will take place:
- Roosevelt Brown, assistant principal at John F. Kennedy School, was reassigned to assistant principal at King’s Fork Middle School, replacing Wendy Gray.
- Wendy Gray, assistant principal at King’s Fork Middle School, was reassigned as assistant principal at John Yeates Middle School, replacing Shawn Green.
- Shawn Green, assistant principal at John Yeates Middle School, was reassigned as assistant principal at King’s Fork High School, replacing Bryan Thrift, who resigned.
- Garrick Rhodes, assistant principal at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School, was reassigned as assistant principal at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School, replacing Jessica Avery.
- LaToya Floyd, assistant principal at King’s Fork High School, was reassigned as assistant principal at Nansemond River High, replacing Kimberly Warholak.
- Kimberly Warholak, assistant principal at Nansemond River High School, was reassigned to King’s Fork High School, replacing Latoya Floyd.
Assistant principals at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary and Nansemond Parkway Elementary School are to be determined.
- Dr. Stenettte Byrd has been a principal in Suffolk Public Schools at King’s Fork High Schools since 2013. He served as principal, assistant principal, and teacher in Isle of Wight County Public Schools and Hampton Public Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University, his master’s from Old Dominion University, and his doctorate degree from the College of William and Mary.
- Dr. Ronald Leigh has been a principal in Suffolk Public Schools since 2000 – Robertson Elementary, Mack Benn, Jr., and Hillpoint Elementary. He had also worked in several North Carolina public school divisions as teacher and assistant principal. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University, his master’s from East Carolina University, and his doctorate degree from Virginia Tech.
- Catherine Pichon has been an assistant principal in Suffolk Public Schools since 2013 – at Mack Benn, Jr. and Hillpoint Elementary — and previously served as an academic coach and teacher, starting in 2008.. She also taught in Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and her master’s from Regent University.
- Jessica Avery has been an assistant principal in Suffolk Public Schools since 2013, and taught at both Nansemond River High and Oakland Elementary, starting in 2004. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University, and her master’s degree and her education specialist degree from Regent University.
- Kinsey Bynum has been an assistant high principal in Northampton County Schools since 2013, and previously was a teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School from 2009-2013. He had also worked in Franklin Public Schools and South Carolina public school divisions. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University and his master’s from Cambridge College.
- Earling Hunter has been a teacher at King’s Fork High School since 2013. He had taught in Norfolk Public Schools and in Alabama. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University and his master’s from Averett University, and his education specialist degree from Liberty University.
- Antoine London has been a teacher and school testing coordinator in Norfolk Public Schools since 2005. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his master’s from Regent University.
It’s that time of year again! Back to school orientation for Hillpoint is just around the corner. We are so excited and ready for a new year full of learning and fun.
Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 9:00-12:00. We welcome you to come and meet your new teacher and explore your new room. Please note that kindergarten orientation will be held in the cafeteria from 9:00-9:30.
All sixth grade students and their parents are invited to come out to learn more about the school, learning expectations, to meet the sixth grade staff, and pick up schedules upon presenting Tdap verification. Fees for gym uniforms, agendas, and locks may be paid during this time. Sixth grade students signed up for Band will have a short meeting with Mr. Charles Hunter, the Band teacher following the transition program. Call the school at 934-6212 for more information.
This just posted from the Google Apps team! Great new features! Read the full post at this link: http://goo.gl/2lxlJY
- Question-driven discussions
- Reuse posts
- Bump posts to top of stream
- Make due dates optional
- Attach a Google Form to a post (next few weeks)
- Calendar integration (next month)
University of Virginia Curry School of Education
Graduate Reading Classes
Registration opens August 3
Classes begin August 25
K-12 Educators discount
**NEW** Virginia Beach M.Ed./RSC Cohort begins Fall 2015
EDIS 7700: Foundations of Reading
Date: Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Dec 1st
Location: New Castle Elementary, Virginia Beach
Limited seats available. Email for information.
Back to school orientation will be held for all students and parents assigned to the Daytime Alternative Program at Turlington Woods School.
Orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for all students and parents.
It is mandatory for all students and parents to attend orientation before starting the program for the 2015-2016 school year.
Parents must contact the school to schedule another appointment if an alternate date and time is needed.