Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Searching for College Money?

updated 2-18-18… 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 … Continue reading

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Parent Perception Survey Available Feb. 19 – Mar. 16

As part of the school division’s assessment of each school’s educational environment, parents of students are being invited to participate in the 2018 Parent Perception Survey. The survey will be conducted starting Monday, February 19 and will continue to be … Continue reading

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Discussions to Start on Teen Depression

… Suffolk Public Schools is bolstering its student mental wellness curriculum and building a stronger safety net for Suffolk teens by engaging parents and caring adults in a new, division-wide initiative. Partnering with The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation, Suffolk Public … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Congratulations to Superintendent’s Star Award Winners

Congratulations to 15 division employees who have been named winners of the Superintendent’s Star Award for First Semester 2017-18. Watch a video of the recognition reception by clicking here. A recognition reception was held on Tuesday, February 6 at Creekside … Continue reading

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Creekside Elementary: Runners-Up at the Bee

Congratulations to Creekside Elementary School team, who were the runners-up in the 2018 Grown-Up Spelling Bee, to benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Click on the headline to see how all 13 teams placed and what word tripped them up. The … Continue reading

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Free Community Workshops from WTCSB …

Teachers, counselors, coaches and others who work with teenagers and young adults might be interested in the free public training opportunities being offered by the Western Tidewater Community Services Board. Times and Locations for Each Workshop Varies, so please contact … Continue reading

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Congratulations …

The Suffolk School Board has named Wendy VanHosen, Ed.D.,  as principal of John Yeates Middle School.  She will take the helm when Dr. Shawn Green, currently principal at JYMS, starts his work to prepare for the opening of the new … Continue reading

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Board Weighs 2 Options on School Hour Changes

NEW INFORMATION: View the presentation shared at the Feb. 8, 2018 Suffolk School Board meeting, by clicking here.   This is OPTION #2 presented at the Feb. 8th meeting: Tier Schools Bus Arrival Start of School School Dismissal Buses Depart … Continue reading

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Learn More about the Proposed 2018-19 Budget

The Superintendent’s Proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget was presented to the Suffolk School Board on February 8, 2018. Click on the headline to open the most. Learn more at this link:  https://www.spsk12.net/news_articles/learn-more-about-the-proposed-2018-19-budget/

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Revised 2017-18 Calendar … New School Hours Start Feb. 5

Open this news article for a printable PDF of January 2018 to June 2018 calendar, revised because of make-up time. Click on headline first to get to the calendar.  Click here to open. 

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Revised 2017-18 Calendar

Open this news article for a printable PDF of January 2018 to June 2018 calendar, revised because of make-up time. Click on headline first to get to the calendar.  Click here to open.   

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Is Your Teacher on This List?

Suffolk Public Schools is proud of all of its outstanding teachers — from those just starting their classroom careers to veterans who have impacted a generation of students.  Congratulations to the teachers recently selected by their peers to represent their … Continue reading

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Congratulations …

Suffolk Public Schools is proud of all of its outstanding teachers — from those just starting their classroom careers to veterans who have impacted a generation of students.  Congratulations to the teachers recently selected by their peers to represent their … Continue reading

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Open House on Feb. 20 …

Middle & high school students are their parents … Come learn more about opportunities at the College & Career Academy at Pruden.

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Wellness Challenge #2: Start Smart

SPS Staff, Wellness Challenge #2 registration will end on Friday,  02/09/2018.  Check the Wellness Blog (click) and the attachment included for more details.  Will you be one of the first 200 members to register and complete this challenge? Incentive: SPS Fitness Star T-Shirt  (click here for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Superintendent’s Star Award Winners to be Celebrated Feb. 6

Congratulations to 15 division employees who have been named winners of the Superintendent’s Star Award for First Semester 2017-18.  A recognition reception will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at Creekside Elementary School. Judges consider initiative, school spirit, creativity, commitment, … Continue reading

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Are Your Teachers in This Grown-Up Spelling Bee?

Learn what seven schools will have teacher teams … Can you spell F-U-N?  Then join us for the 2nd Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee presented by the Suffolk Education Foundation to benefit Suffolk Public Schools. The Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be … Continue reading

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Is Your Retirement Planning Full of Question Marks? …

Attend a free, no-obligation retirement planning seminar on Jan. 31, Feb. 7 or Feb. 21 to help turn your questions into answers. As you consider the future, you may be wondering: Will I be able to retire comfortably? How can I prevent … Continue reading

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Now Available Online — SEF Grant Applications for 2018-19

The Suffolk Education Foundation announces that applications are now available for its 2018-19 instructional grant program.  Proposals are due electronically by email no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. This year’s grant application is available online at the SEF’s website. … Continue reading

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Stipend Deadline and Renewal Reminder …

Announcements from the HR Department … Stipend Deadline … The deadline to receive stipends for the second semester is Feb. 15.  Contact Erma Goodman or Beth Simpkins in the Human Resources Department at  925-6758. License Renewal …  Teachers whose licenses expire … Continue reading

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