Spark – coming soon!

Spark

 A Summer Learning Series…

Spark, a new original video series created by Suffolk Public Schools, will soon debut. Intended to ignite curiosity, this new series offers families easy and fun ways to keep their students learning this summer.

These videos spark ideas for summer learning disguised as fun.  From at-home science experiments and reading fun … to computer coding, grocery math, and local family field trips, Spark offers ideas in simple, 90-second tidbits.

Subscribe to the Suffolk Public Schools You Tube Channel or follow Suffolk VA Public Schools on Facebook for weekly Spark videos this summer.

Check out the promotion video for Spark here.

 

 

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July 4th parade and new music rehearsal

The MMW Band will rehearse June 28-30 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.  Please bring a bag lunch or money for lunch.  The Band Concession stand will be open with hot dogs,  chips, soda, and limited snack selections.  Check your email or Charms for more details.

Happy 4th of July!!!

JULY 4 FIREWORKS

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STEM Enrichment Summer Programs Available

Suffolk Public Schools is offering two Career and Technical Education Summer Enrichment Camp sessions this summer for current 5th – 8th graders: Building with STEM Structures and Get a Grip on STEM with Robotics. Both camps will be held at Forest Glen Middle School.

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Building with STEM Structures will be held Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 14, 2016. Camp will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break for (parent provided bag) lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Students will bridge science, technology, engineering, and math by building various types of structures. Through hands-on activities and team work, students will build different structures to learn about forces, materials, equilibrium, design processes, construction, historical perspectives, structural engineering, technological design and geometry. Some structures will be tested for destruction for observation and analysis of tension, compression, and shear. Registration is $100 per student and is limited to 20 students (current 5th-8th graders.)

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Get a Grip on STEM with Robotics will be held Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4, 2016. Camp will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a break for (parent provided bag) lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Students will build a robotic arm (theirs to keep) and bring science, technology, engineering, and math to life. Through hands-on activities and team work, students will create and operate robotic arms to get a grip on hydraulics, simple machines, robotics, team work, physics, engineering, Cartesian coordinate systems and basic programming. Registration is $150 per student and is limited to 16 students (current 5th-8th graders.)icg_t-botiichallengeset

Registration and payment for both camps is due by June 23. For more information, contact Chyrel Lassiter at 925-6750.

Summer STEM Registration Form

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Online Summer School-Edgenuity

Yellow Applications for the Online Summer School Program, Edgenuity, were mailed home with report cards.  The Online Summer School Orientation will be Tuesday, June 28th at 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, June 29th at 9:00 a.m.  You only need to choose one to attend.  Both sessions will be held at John Yeates Middle School in the Library.

Edgenuity Online Summer School lab hours at JYMS will be from June 29th through July 28th, Monday through Thursday only.  The hours the lab will be open are from 9:00 to 12:00.

For any questions regarding the online summer school, please contact Marion Looney-Gill at 757-923-4105 or e-mail marionlooney-gill@spsk12.net.

 

 

 

 

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2016 Summer Assignments

Summer_Assignments_HeaderAP Courses

AP Biology

AP Calculus

AP Chemistry

AP English Language

AP English Literature

AP European History

AP US Government

AP US History

 

English Courses 

English 9-12 Summer Assignment

Honors English 9 Summer Assignment

Honors English 10 Summer Assignment

Honors English 11 Summer Assignment

Honors English 12 Summer Assignment

Honors English 9 & 10 Dialectical Journal Guidelines

Titles on the Summer Reading list for High School English 2016

 

Math Courses

Honors Algebra II Summer Assignment

Honors Geometry Summer Assignment

Math Analysis Summer Assignment

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Best Wishes Mr McLemore from the MMW Band

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“SEEC”ing All Pirates!

Save the date for the Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference, SEEC, featuring Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate.

The Suffolk Excellence in Education Conference includes a keynote workshop presented by Dave Burgess in the morning. The rest of the day will include sessions on Google Apps for Education, student engagement, BYOD resources, Breakout, Collaboratorium, Demo Slam and more. The event will be held at King’s Fork High School on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Collaborate and learn with your colleagues.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided by Panera.
  • Take home swag for participating..
  • Earn STAR and recertification points.
  • Win door prizes.

Registration will begin during pre-service and space is limited! Information and registration will be shared on the SEEC website.

 

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It has been truly “MARVEL”ous this year!

Here are the last few pics from our End of the Year Celebrations.  Thanks to all of my parents for support throughout this year!  To my four rising 6th graders, ConGRADulations, continue to show all you know in your new school! To all my students, I wish you more “WOW” than “WHOA” this summer!  Have a safe and action-packed summer vacation!

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Have a Safe Summer Vacation !!

Congratulations to our newest alumni, Class of 2016!!  The MMW Band will once again participate in the 4th of July parade in Eclipse.  If you are in town on the week of Independence Day holiday please join us in this community celebration.  Your participation will count toward community service hours.  We will have rehearsals June 28-30 from 9 am – noon.  I will also pass out any new music for the upcoming fall band season.  MMW band members should plan to be at the school on Saturday, July 4 @ 9:30 a.m.  The uniform of the day will be the red or black bar code NR shirt, black shorts, and sneakers or comfortable marching shoes.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL OR THE CALENDAR IN CHARMS FOR UPDATES.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK!!

– MR WOODIS

Smiling Suns and Summer Vacation

JULY 4 FIREWORKS

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Have a Safe and Fun Summer!

summer_time-1455175Have a great summer!  Check back in the fall for 2016-2017 Special Events and More!

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Catch Up on Summer Reading with our eBooks!

follettebooksAll Nansemond River High School students have access to our eBooks all summer! Many books on the summer reading list are in our eBook collection.

There are three ways to access our eBooks:

  1. From within Follett Destiny® – search for them just like other books
  2. By going to GoFollett.com and searching for our school
  3. From your tablet or device, using the FREE BryteWave™ K12 Edition app

Follett eBooks give you the ability to take and save notes, highlight, bookmark and more, from school or from home. Use your student ID number and password to access.

To download the FREE BryteWave K-12 Edition app, check with your parent or guardian and then visit the App Store or Android Google Play and download it to your mobile device.

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Announcements 6-17-16

NR-Logo-2_smallFailure to return textbooks or pay the amount due may lead to disciplinary action or legal action, whichever is appropriate. Please help us remove this debt from your record.

Students who purchased parking passes for NEXT school year must return the yellow information card to Coach Young by Friday or your slot will be resold.  Parking slots will be sold the rest of the week before school and on Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. You must show your current VA license and pay $35.

All returning Girls’ Volleyball players need to pick up their summer conditioning packet in room 224 by Friday, June 17 .

Friday’s exam schedule:  Block 6 Exam and Block 7 Exam. VoTech students will not report to the Pruden Center.

ROTC is conducting their final service campaign of the school year, Backpacks for Haiti. They are collecting backpacks with school supplies inside for children in need until school lets out. Items can be dropped off at the ROTC room.

The MMW Band will be having tryouts for dancers, flags and majorettes on July 25-27 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm. See Mr. Woodis for details.

If you are taking AP US History next year, please see Mrs. Collins in room 106 for your summer assignment.

If you are taking AP Government next year, please see Mrs. Silvio in room 113 for your summer assignment.

Any student signed up for DC History next year with Mrs. Parker needs to see her starting Monday, June 13 to pick up the summer reading assignment.

If you are taking Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Math Analysis or AP Calculus next year, the summer assignments are available by room 216 (Mrs. Davis’ room), on the NRHS website or the Suffolk Public Schools’ website.

Any students taking AP Chemistry next year need to see Ms. Oliver for the summer assignment.

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Masters of Math

Congratulations to all of these “Masters of Math” for achieving high scores on their final 4th Nine Weeks test!

 

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Read All Summer Long with E-Books!

Did you know that the NPES media center has over 1800 e-books?  All NPES students have access so follow the directions below to keep reading ALL SUMMER LONG!

 

FOLLETT SHELF E Books

www.gofollett.com

Click: Virginia

Type: Nansemond Parkway

 

Username: your student  number

Password: your computer password

 

Use on your computer, Apple, Android, or Kindle device!

 

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PBA Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ElementarySchoolPBASurvey

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Announcements 6-16-16

NR-Logo-2_smallFailure to return textbooks or pay the amount due may lead to disciplinary action or legal action, whichever is appropriate. Please help us remove this debt from your record.

Students who purchased parking passes for NEXT school year must return the yellow information card to Coach Young by Friday or your slot will be resold.  Parking slots will be sold the rest of the week before school and on Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. You must show your current VA license and pay $35.

All returning Girls’ Volleyball players need to pick up their summer conditioning packet in room 224 by Friday, June 17 .

Friday’s exam schedule:  Block 6 Exam and Block 7 Exam. VoTech students will not report to the Pruden Center.

ROTC is conducting their final service campaign of the school year, Backpacks for Haiti. They are collecting backpacks with school supplies inside for children in need until school lets out. Items can be dropped off at the ROTC room.

The MMW Band will be having tryouts for dancers, flags and majorettes on July 25-27 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm. See Mr. Woodis for details.

If you are taking AP US History next year, please see Mrs. Collins in room 106 for your summer assignment.

If you are taking AP Government next year, please see Mrs. Silvio in room 113 for your summer assignment.

Any student signed up for DC History next year with Mrs. Parker needs to see her starting Monday, June 13 to pick up the summer reading assignment.

If you are taking Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Math Analysis or AP Calculus next year, the summer assignments are available by room 216 (Mrs. Davis’ room), on the NRHS website or the Suffolk Public Schools’ website.

Any students taking AP Chemistry next year need to see Ms. Oliver for the summer assignment.

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Almost….there….

Before you leave for summer break, please be reminded of the following technology items:

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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

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Lessons have many benefits. If you are considering starting private lessons -at any level- here are some places and teachers to try: 

Angelico Violins 312-8961

DnD Music 484-6233  

The Music Staff  483-4900

Recommended  private teachers:

Deborah Ramos-Smiley, DnD Music

Liz Vonderheide,  374-7209

Karey Sitzler  642-2339

Rebecca Weddle,  613-1897   violin/viola

Peter Greydanus 639-2491 cello

Weekly lessons are a great way to advance your skill. You will also improve your technique and learn some new music! :)

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Books for Orchestra

*Grade 6, Beginning “Essential Elements 2000, book 1”

*Grade 7, Intermediate “Essential Elements 2000, book 2”

*Grade 8-12:  Advanced  “Essential Technique 2000, book 3”

These are the recommended local music stores where you may rent or purchase quality instruments, music and supplies for your child:

Angelico Violins, DnD music, or Music and Arts

Also Potters Violins (online in Bethesda, MD) Shar Music, and Southwest Music

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Announcements 6-15-16

NR-Logo-2_smallAll returning Girls’ Volleyball players need to pick up their summer conditioning packet in room 224 by Friday, June 17 .

Coach Maus’s 4th Block class should report to room 201 for the exam.

Tomorrow’s exam schedule:  Block 3 Exam and Block 5 Exam. VoTech students will not report to the Pruden Center.

ROTC is conducting their final service campaign of the school year, Backpacks for Haiti. They are collecting backpacks with school supplies inside for children in need until school lets out. Items can be dropped off at the ROTC room.

The MMW Band will be having tryouts for dancers, flags and majorettes on July 25-27 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm. See Mr. Woodis for details.

Parking passes are on sale this week for all students who wish to drive to school next year. You must show your current VA license and pay $35. See Coach Young before 8:15 am, during lunch or after school.

If you are taking AP US History next year, please see Mrs. Collins in room 106 for your summer assignment.

If you are taking AP Government next year, please see Mrs. Silvio in room 113 for your summer assignment.

Any student signed up for DC History next year with Mrs. Parker needs to see her starting Monday, June 13 to pick up the summer reading assignment.

If you are taking Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Math Analysis or AP Calculus next year, the summer assignments are available by room 216 (Mrs. Davis’ room), on the NRHS website or the Suffolk Public Schools’ website.

Junior girls: If you are interested in being a Peanut Princess representing Nansemond River High School, please see Ms. Reid in Guidance for an application. Completed applications are due by June 15.

Any students taking AP Chemistry next year need to see Ms. Oliver for the summer assignment.

Students taking AP Biology next year must see Mrs. Ficklen in room 220 to pick up their summer assignment.

Summer School registration begins Wednesday, June 1. Checks will be accepted on June 1-3. After this date, you must pay in cash or money order.  For more information, click here:  http://nrhs.spsk12.net/2016-high-school-summer-school-registration/.

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