Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Congratulations to Superintendent’s Star Award Winners for 2nd Semester

Congratulations to 25 division employees who have been named winners of the Superintendent’s Star Award for Second Semester 2016-17.  A recognition reception was held on Tuesday, May 23 at Creekside Elementary School. Judges consider initiative, school spirit, creativity, commitment, and attitude … Continue reading

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200 by June 1 …

By June 1, staff will need 200 points from a combination of MHA completion, biometrics completion, and other activities that add up to 200 points as a grand total. The Missing Points Google Doc was sent to Viverae to help in … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Budget Questions – plus 5-18-17 update

5-18-17 Update:  Open the post, then click here for School Board vote information.   Additional questions about the budget can sent using this CONTACT US form. 2- Why are health care costs rising so much that it will eliminate my proposed … Continue reading

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Community Service — List of Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

Updated 5-15-17 … Click here for a list of current Volunteer Opportunities for 2016-17. 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, … Continue reading

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VRS Offering Two Seminars

Workshops will be held on Thursday, May 18 at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth Campus. The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is hosting two sessions for to members and their guests. Link here for a flyer with the information below. Building Retirement Security Workshop Do … Continue reading

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MAY 9 UPDATE: Watch Here for Updated Info on 2017 Summer Learning Opportunities

Information will be updated here regularly to inform students about Summer Learning Opportunities for the Summer of 2017.  Many deadlines are just weeks away.   UPDATED May 9, 2017: Old Dominion University / Cybersecurity & Computer Programming Summer Camp Rising … Continue reading

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2017 City-Wide Teachers of the Year Celebrated

Click on the headline to get connected … View the 2017 Teachers of the Year video, highlighting the top city-wide winners.  Suffolk classrooms are staffed by amazing teachers. Students remember their favorite teachers’ names, even years later because they were … Continue reading

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The Doctor Will See You Now…On Your Computer, Smart Phone or Tablet

LiveHealth Online gives you quick, easy access to a doctor 24/7! Starting the week of May 1st, Anthem members will get a series of campaign communications from Anthem about LiveHealth Online.  Members who sign up for LiveHealth Online during the campaign get … Continue reading

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New Information on Health Benefit Plans

Click on the headline to find links to additional information about the new health benefit options. Frequently Asked Questions about Health Benefit Options Healthkeepers 80-20 HMO Plan Healthkeepers 90-10 HMO Plan KeyCare PPO Plan Lumenos High Deductible Health Plan with … Continue reading

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Tuition Free Course … Interest Letter Due Monday, May 1

If you are interested in working toward your provisional teacher licence in special education, take advantage of this offer for a tuition-free prerequisite course being offered online by Radford University. For more information, click the this link (TUITION FREE). Your … Continue reading

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Making a difference … In the classroom … In the cafeteria … In the clinic.

Take time to thank our teachers, teacher assistants, food service workers, and school nurses.  These employees are the focus of national recognition weeks coming up in May. Suffolk Public Schools celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week from May 1 to May 5, … Continue reading

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Procedures for Transfers

If you would like to be considered for a transfer for the 2017-18 school year, please note the following procedure: An employee seeking a transfer should use the online Applicant Portal to submit applications for vacancies. A request form is no longer used. … Continue reading

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Librarians: The Original Search Engine

The month of April is School Library Month … The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week. Wednesday, April 19 has been designated by Suffolk Public Schools as a day to tell your library media specialist : “Thanks for … Continue reading

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Librarians: The Original Search Engine

The month of April is School Library Month … The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week. Wednesday, April 19 has been designated by Suffolk Public Schools as a day to tell your library media specialist : “Thanks for … Continue reading

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Your Web Vote Needed to Fund Suffolk School Gardens

Healthy Suffolk has submitted a grant through the national Seeds of Change program, which with enough online votes could provide $10,000 or $20,000 to enrich the gardens at several Suffolk Public Schools. Public voting continues through Wednesday, April 19.  The … Continue reading

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Wellness Logo Winner Announced

We have a Wellness Logo Design Contest Winner!  Congratulations to Pamela Workman, an administrative assistant at the School Administrative Offices  Click the headline to see the new logo.

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Superintendent Shares Message with Staff & Families – Friday, March 31

This message was shared with staff and families through School Messenger at 6 p.m. Friday, March 31.  Some phone calls and emails might not have been completed due to the severe weather.   Good afternoon, This is Dr. Deran Whitney, … Continue reading

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Teacher Input Sessions Planned by Superintendent & Admin Team

Message from Superintendent Dr. Deran Whitney:   In regards to budget challenges and concerns expressed in recent weeks, we want to take a moment to reiterate our firm support of every teacher and staff member in this division. Our teachers, … Continue reading

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Details about Teacher Input Sessions

In an effort to learn more about ways to improve teacher workload, division administrators have scheduled division-wide discussion sessions. on April 17, April 18 and April 19. The purpose of these meetings is to give teachers the opportunity to offer … Continue reading

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2017 City-Wide Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Andrae Riddick, a special education teacher at King’s Fork High School, who has been selected as Suffolk Public Schools’ 2017 City-Wide Teacher of the Year.   Congratulations also to Emma Neave of John F. Kennedy Middle School, who was named … Continue reading

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