Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Changes Coming: More Choices on Health Benefit Plans

Click the headline to see the dates of Mandatory meetings for All Employees.  Below the schedule is more information about the Health Benefit Plan changes. If you cannot attend the session scheduled for your school, you must attend another session. … Continue reading

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Teacher Honored as International Leader

Congratulation to Debra Shapiro, a technology education teacher at Forest Glen Middle School, who was recently recognized as an Emerging Leader at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) for her outstanding performance, leadership, and accomplishments in the field … Continue reading

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VRS Offering Two Seminars

Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 6 at Tidewater Community College, Regional Workforce Development Center, located at 7000 College Drive in Suffolk. The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is hosting two sessions for to members and their guests. Link here for a flyer … Continue reading

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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.   William & Mary Courses in Law for High School Students The Center for Legal and … Continue reading

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Free Workshop for Middle School & High School Teachers & Support Staff

On Tuesday, March 21,  another free GEAR UP workshop for students, parents, teachers and support staff on how to prepare students for college and careers, how to engage students to learn, and how the family can support their children’s success … Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Staff-Created Logo …

Voting is now open for the SPS Employee Wellness Logo.  Click on the form link below and vote for the best logo.  Voting will close Friday, March 24 at 12 noon.  Thank you to all of our participants.  We have a … Continue reading

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Community Service — List of Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

Updated 3-14-17 … 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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Nominate Your Colleague for a Superintendent’s Star Award

The next deadline is March 31, 2017 to Nominate a Colleague for a Star Award! A new web-based form is now available to make nominations for Star Awards easy as 1-2-3. Link here for details on the award program. Link … Continue reading

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Employee Wellness — Sugar Smasher Challenge

During the month of March, you are challenged to reduce empty calories.  Click on the headline above to open the post for more details.  Once in the post, click on the photo for a downloadable PDF.  

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Open Nomination for Gifted Eligibility …

Students currently in grades 3-7, who have not been tested for the gifted program in the last 12 months are eligible for nomination. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students may nominate a student for gifted services.  Nomination forms can be accessed … Continue reading

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Workshop

The Parent Resource Center is hosting workshop on Tuesday, March 14 to share resources and support for grandparents raising grandchildren who are students in Suffolk Public Schools.  The event will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 in the Parent … Continue reading

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School Social Work Week …

Take time to thank the school division’s school social workers, who help children, families, and schools thrive!       National School Social Work Week                      (March 5-11,2017) The Virginia Department … Continue reading

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Four Employees Honored for Helping Children with Disabilities

Congratulations to four Suffolk Public Schools employees being honored by the Pilot Club of Suffolk.  The organization recognizes several groups and individuals for their contributions to the community. Anna Zander, a special education teacher at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, has been … Continue reading

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SEF Grown-Up Spelling Bee set for April 29 …

Hot of the press … Information on the 2017 Grown-Up Spelling Bee to benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Be sure to scroll below the 2-page flyer to see photos from last year’s event.     Thanks to all who supported the … Continue reading

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Way to Go!!

Congratulations to the following SPS staff members who have been selected for this year’s Leadership Academy for Potential Principals! Roberta Branch, BTWES … Jennifer Conner, NPES … Tinika Edwards, LHS … Vershawn Eley, KFHS … Marlo Jackson, SAO … Timothy … Continue reading

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It’s Not Rocket Science?

  Teachers interested in a free week this summer at NASA Space Camp should apply now.  Northrup Grumman Foundation is sponsored one (1) teacher and two (2) students from Suffolk Public Schools.   The application deadline is March 17, 2017. Here’s … Continue reading

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It’s Not Rocket Science? But Wait, It Is

Current 6th- and 7th-graders interested in a free week this summer at NASA Space Camp should apply now.  Northrup Grumman Foundation is sponsoring two (2) students from Suffolk Public Schools.  The application deadline is March 17, 2017. Here’s all the information: … Continue reading

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Congratulations …

The Suffolk School Board has appointed Lisa Rath as the Assistant Principal at Pioneer Elementary School, and Tim Kubinak as the Science Instructional Specialist for Suffolk Public Schools.     Rath has served Suffolk Public Schools for 15 years, as elementary school teacher, … Continue reading

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Biometrics Scores Now Posted to Viverae

The Biometrics scores have posted in Viverae.  However, if there is a staff member who completed biometrics and MHA and does not see their scores posted, please email annemccoy@spsk12.net by Friday, February 24th. The staff member will need to provide the building name … Continue reading

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School-Level Teachers of the Year Recognized

Congratulations to the following teachers and rookie teachers who were named as Teachers of the Year for their school.  City-wide winners will be announced in late March or early April. 2016 – 2017 Teacher & Rookie Teachers of the Year … Continue reading

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