Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Community Service — List of Volunteer Opportunities UPDATE 10-13-17

Updated October 13, 2017… Click here for a list of current Volunteer Opportunities for 2017-18 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 … Continue reading

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Are Your Students Worth Showing Off?

SPS is recruiting teachers and students who want to demonstrate the cool, hands-on, engaging lessons at this year’s Superintendent’s State of the Schools Learning Fair, set for Tuesday, Nov. 14.  The idea is for students to share with business leaders … Continue reading

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Superintendent Encourages Your Support of United Way

Suffolk Public Schools believes it takes the whole community working together to reach our mutual goals.  Our community is what we make it and we have the power to choose to make a positive impact. For the past three years, … Continue reading

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2018-19 Budget Process Underway

Click on the headline to view a visual explanation of the Annual Budget Process.  

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Open Enrollment for Health & Dental Insurance – Sept. 18 to Oct. 6

Open enrollment will be held from September 18 to October 6 for your 2018 calendar year coverages.  Suffolk Public Schools has moved to a calendar year plan year for health, dental and supplemental insurances because of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Suffolk Public Library – Teen Zone Resources

The library makes it easier for teens to access resources to help with homework, find volunteer hour opportunities at the library, discover college prep resources , and connect with free classes and events. Click here to visit Teen Zone online.   … Continue reading

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2017 Convocation Video … Can You Find Yourself?

Get ready. Get set. GO! Teachers prepare for students with team building and professional development. View the video here for a look inside 2017 Convocation at Suffolk Public Schools!  Thanks for all of your enthusiasm for making this an AWESOME … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Info

from Optima Health’s Employee Assistance Program … Click on headline to open post and see flyer … Click photo for a PDF to print.  

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Watch the First-Day-of-School Photo Show

Visit the division’s Facebook page at SuffolkVAPublicSchools to see five different slideshow videos.  We asked parents to submit first day of school photos of their kids … and we received close to 200 responses!   As of 12 noon Wednesday, Sept. … Continue reading

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What’s New for 2017-18 …

Click headline to read up on steps taken based on teacher feedback last semester. Download as PDF.                

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Back-to-School Central

Find out bus schedules, orientation dates, school supply lists, and more. Click on the headline to open this post.  Then click here for Back-to-School Central information page.   

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Staff Kicks Off New Year with a Cheer … Photos from Convocation

The pep band pumped up the crowd.  Cheerleaders from all three high schools revved up school spirit. Close to 2,000 employees filled the high school gymnasium bleachers. They cheered for their schools’ accomplishments as they gathered to kick-off the new school year. … Continue reading

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Program of Studies (High School Course Offerings)

Program of Studies for 2016-17

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Breakfast Welcomed More than 190 New Teachers

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Tuition Free Course to become Special Ed Teacher … Interest Letter Due August 25

Tuition-Free Prerequisite Course for a Provisional (Special Education) License Offered at Old Dominion University (Tri-Cities Center) – ONLY 10 Slots Available Division-wide Interest Application Due August 25, 2017 To address the critical shortages of teachers in special education, Suffolk Public … Continue reading

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Convocation Set for August 24

This year’s Division-Wide Convocation for Staff on Thursday, August 24 will feature keynote speaker Dave Burgess, a New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a Pirate and co-author of P is for Pirate.   Convocation will begin at 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Foundation Awards $15,000 in Instructional Grants

The Suffolk Education Foundation is proud to announce its financial support of the following classroom instructional programs which will impact more than 2,500 students during the 2017-18 school year.  The Suffolk Education Foundation has funded close to $300,000 in instructional … Continue reading

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