On Monday, Nov. 20, the school had plumbing issues that have since been resolved. We will open Tuesday, Nov. 21 under our regular schedule.
The Santa Gift Shop will be open from December 4th-8th. This gives students the opportunity to pick out and buy a few gifts for family members!
Volunteers are still needed! Please look at the flyer to see dates and times help will be needed.
We will be going to the Virginia Air and Space Center on Monday, December 4th. We are sending home permission slips today. Please return them no later than Wednesday, November 22nd. Students will once again need a bagged lunch that day. The trip will take place during regular school hours.
If you did not make conference day, students will be bringing home reports today.
Monday – Practice 9-5
Tuesday – None
Science – Science Tic Tac Toe projects are due tomorrow. Each student will present one of theirs to the class. They will total to a possible 100 points.
Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.
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).
1st block – Remind code: @stoneblk1 If needed, finish the Ch 8 & 9 Questions. Cell Energy Test on Thurs 11/30.
3rd block – Remind code: @stoneblk3 If needed, finish the Ch 8 & 9 Questions. Cell Energy Test on Thurs 11/30.
7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7 If needed, finish the Ch 8 & 9 Questions. Cell Energy Test on Wed 11/29.
Block 1 – Complete Bell Work , INB page 33 and Frog worksheet
Block 2 – Complete Daily Review and worksheet – Study for Two-Step and Multi-Step Equations QUIZ tomorrow
Block 3 – Complete INB pages 47, 52, 55, and 56(2 examples)
-10e + 15 = 95 – 30e Solve and justify (list properties).
Complete IN p. 18 on sequences.
Sequences quiz is tomorrow.
- The Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society is excited about the opportunity to offer high school students community service hours at our headquarters in downtown Suffolk. We feel that this is a unique and educational way in which to acquire the hours needed for graduation. For more information, please see your school counselor.
- Seniors, please remember to pay your dues of $60 to Ms. Manning in the chorus room. On Feb. 1 dues will go up to $70, so pay them now!
- There will be an athletic banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:00 p.m.
- Seniors, please stop by the library to confirm your selection of your senior portrait that will appear in the yearbook. This must be done by Thanksgiving break.
- Seniors, your senior portraits for the yearbook are due by Dec. 8. There has been a change in pricing for the senior ads in the yearbook. This week only a full page ad will be $150, after this week it will go up to $200. Senior ads come in sizes of a full page, half page, quarter page, and 1/8 of a page. See Ms. Sapp for the discounted prices this week and questions about senior portraits.
- Rho Kappa students going to Kilby Shores tomorrow, Nov. 21 should return their signed permission slips as soon as possible.
- Attention faculty & staff: celebrate the holiday season with the senior class by wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater on Friday, Dec. 15.
- Juniors and Seniors, the Jostens representative will be here on November 30 and December 1 to complete your class ring orders during all lunches.
- Marching band members: all band rehearsals for today and the rest of the week have been cancelled. Full band rehearsal will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 28th from 3:25 pm until 7 pm.
- Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin will be offering the Workkeys test Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6pm for the Reading for Information and 7:30pm for Business Writing. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of each test.Students must register and pay online (see Ms. L. Johnson in the testing office if you need more information.You are REQUIRED to have a photo ID in order to enter into the class.Space is very limited; register as soon as possible to ensure a spot.
*You will need to find out from your guidance counselor or testing coordinator which test(s) will need to be taken, if you don’t already know.
- Z Block has been cancelled for the week of November 20, 2017. It will resume on Monday, November 27, 2017
- Class Discussion – We discussed the devices and themes of the following poems:
- “ Ex-Basketball Player” pg 776
- “Those Winter Sundays” pg 256
- “The Gift” pg 254
- “The Fish” pg 796
- “Mending Wall” pg 890
- Poetry Analysis Class work
- Class work assignment: Choose one of the poems:
- Write a single-spaced page (formal voice) in which you explain one theme of the poem. Also, demonstrate (using quotes) how the poet used at least five different poetic devices to create a good poem.
- For example, you might write, “Robert Frost uses a metaphor in the line, ‘Spring is the mischief in me.’” This metaphor shows that people cause trouble in spring.
- Homework – Read “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” on page 880. Write a paragraph of at least five sentences to explain the main theme of the poem. You may describe the refrains, alliteration, and imagery Whitman uses to create the poem and its theme.
- Review Poetry Terms – We reviewed the definitions of the poetry terms, and I gave examples.
- Group Work – Poems
- “Ex-Basketball Player” pg 776 , “Those Winter Sundays” pg 256, “The Gift” pg 254, “The Fish” pg 796, “Mending Wall” pg 890
- In your notes, write down the title and page of each poem, and then write a brief description of the poem (one poem per page). Write one theme for each poem.
- Identify at least four devices the poet used in each poem. For example, John Updike uses personification in the poem “Ex-Basketball Player,” so you should write, Personification – “Their rubber elbows hanging loose and low” (9).
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 11-20-17)
Updated November 20, 2017… Click here for a list of current Volunteer Opportunities for 2017-18
Holiday Opportunities include Christmas Towne at Nauticus and laying wreaths at the veterans cemetary.
- The information contained herein is distributed by Suffolk Public Schools as a public service. The community service opportunities listed here from organizations outside of Suffolk Public Schools are not sponsored, endorsed, or in any way connected to Suffolk Public Schools or the Suffolk City School Board.
Suffolk Public Schools is committed to preparing our students with the skills they will need to adapt to a rapidly changing world. New local and state graduation requirements will be implemented for rising ninth grade students, beginning September 2013 and beyond. The new requirements will contribute to and enhance our students’ ability to accomplish their educational, personal, and career goals.
The community service requirement is designed to promote civic responsibility through active participation in service experiences, to enhance the students’ ability and desire to impact the community, to foster a sense of caring for others, and to develop a habit of volunteer service to those in need as a part of the College and Career Readiness initiative. Students must earn 50 hours of community service before graduation.
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A contest is now underway to look for the class with the most school spirit! The class with the most participation by joining and supporting the school PTA will have a chance to win prizes.
Click here to view the flyer for the Proud to be a Mariner Contest.
You can join the PTA now, online! Click here to sign up and support Kilby Shores.
You can also download and turn in this PTA Membership Form. There are some benefits for joining. Visit the PTA website to read more about these benefits. Most importantly, your membership helps support Kilby Shores and all the students here. Please consider joining today!
During the month of November, all library fines are going towards the purchase of canned food for local food banks.
Congratulations to Gerard Stringer, Varsity Football player! He is a nominee for the Suffolk News-Herald’s Player of the Week.
Gerard had 187 yards rushing and added two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 35-21 regional semifinal win over Indian River High School.
Vote by 7 p.m. Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Varsity Football team for their 2nd round playoff victory over Indian River HS Friday night. They have advanced to the Region finals at Salem High School in Virginia Beach. The game will be played Friday, November 24 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8.00.
The National Honor Society will not hold a formal meeting today, but any member who has not completed the 1st Quarter Service Log needs to see Mrs. Murray before leaving for Thanksgiving break.
Students: If you are interested in the 2018 Summer Residential Academies, don’t forget to sign up online. The deadline is deadline is December 14, 2017.
There will be a softball meeting on Monday, November 20 in the cafeteria after school for all players that either played JV or Varsity last year and/or players that played this fall.
The Science Club will be meeting on Tuesday, November 21 at 3:10 pm in room 219. New members are welcome. You may need a jacket for the outdoor activity. You must have your own transportation home.
FBLA will be hosting a Turkey Bowling event on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21 during all lunch blocks. Bring $1.00 for a chance to bowl a frozen turkey. If you are able to knock all of the pins down, your name will go into a drawing at the end of the day to win a $15.00 gift card. Come out and support the FBLA.
Freshman Parent Information Night will be Monday, November 20 at 6:00 pm in the Library.
Students that were notified that they will be retesting the week of week of November 28 are reminded that they should be taking advantage of after school tutoring.
Yearbooks are on sale! Follow the link on Nansemond River’s home page. Prices are going up soon. Be sure to order your personalized Itag, too. The deadline is fast approaching. Visit Walsworth yearbooks website for details.
Please return your red Federal Aid forms ASAP.
The Science Club will be collecting plastic bags from November 6 through the end of March. Please bring the bags to room 219. Thanks for your past support!
Seniors: Please send us a copy of all college acceptance letters and military enlistment documents. We want to celebrate with you and add you to our “Warrior Wall!”
REMEMBER: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 IS EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:20PM. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. OUR LUNCH TIME WILL BE 10:50-11:10 THAT DAY. THERE IS NO SCHOOL NEITHER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 NOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. ENJOY THIS TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
Reading: We will be reading various stories this week as well as reviewing skills. Our reading benchmark is Tuesday, December 5 in the morning. It covers all of our reading skills this year, including digraphs, short vowels, picture clues, and small passages to read.
Math: We are working on addition and subtraction.
Science: We are working with force and motion. A force is a push or a pull. An object changes its position based on the force used to move it.
Social Studies: We are reading maps and learning map skills. Students need to know that we live in the state of Virginia and Richmond is the capital. We live in the United States with Washington, DC as our capital. Maps are flat and globes are round models of the earth. Symbols are a picture that stands for something else and can be found on a map legend or key. The cardinal directions are north, east, south, and west.
APEX Fun Run will be held on November 30th.
**Pledges Due: 11/30/17 **Donations Due: 12/07/17
OES APEX Flyer 2017 (click)
Reminder: Complete the required MHA and Biometric Screening (or, annual physical screening) by 05/15/2018 to receive your $200 **taxable income** Wellness Award. Talk with your building Wellness Champion for more details.
- Click here: Event Sign-Up Flyer
- Click here: Event Sign-Up – Mobile App
- Click here: Pre-Testing Guidelines for Biometric Screening
- Click here: Biometric Screening Schedule
- Click here to Join the SPS Fitbit Community
Are you ready for Employee Wellness Challenge #1?
Challenge #1 – Gift a Greeting
Read more about Challenge #1 here: Suffolk Public Schools-Gift a Greeting Challenge Flyer
Register: Register and track your progress on connect.viverae.com or the Viverae® mobile app under the Well-being section.
SIGN-UP: 10/30/17- 11/20/17
CHALLENGE STARTS: 11/10/17
CHALLENGE ENDS: 12/8/17
25 WELLNESS POINTS EARNED IF COMPLETED
Daily max challenge points: 2 per day
Incentive: The first 200 members that register and complete the Gift a Greeting Challenge will earn (1) Leave One Hour Early Ticket. Good for any day that does not disrupt the main schedule. Leave must be submitted and date arranged at least 1 week in advance to your building administrator. Not valid during SOL Testing (school level).
Approved Leave Valid the Date Issued Through May 15, 2018
Are you interested in Employee Wellness Challenge Incentives for the 2017-2018 School year? Incentives are connected to challenges that will be released throughout the school year
Read about this here: Incentives List for 2017-2018
See https://wellness.spsk12.net/ or talk with your Wellness Champion for more Details.
Read about your Champion here: SPS WELLNESS CHAMPIONS 2017-2018