Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Key Dates on 2018-19 School Calendar

More instructional hours built into the 2018-19 School Year Calendar means fewer make-up days. An additional 10 minutes will be added to the elementary instructional day next year … and the legislature agreed to allow the mandated 15-minute elementary recess … Continue reading

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New School Hours for 2018-19

Suffolk Public Schools will adjust its school day schedule for the 2018-19 school year as follows: Tier 1 – Middle Schools Start of School: 7:25 a.m. School Dismissal:  2:00 p.m. Early Dismissal:  11:25 a.m. Drop-Off after 7:00 a.m. Tier 2 … Continue reading

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Searching for College Money?

updated 5-17-18… 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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Community Service Opportunities UPDATE May 17, 2018

Updated May 17, 2018 … 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 … Continue reading

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Get Connected …  Introducing the New Mobile App for Suffolk Public Schools

Stay in touch with Suffolk Public Schools by using our brand new mobile app. Download on your mobile device today to receive: Convenience on the Go … One-stop spot to receive emergency notifications, calendar events, school menus, and links to Home … Continue reading

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Scholarships Offered for Sister Cities Youth Leadership Summit

The Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit, to be held August 1-5, 2018, in Colorado. Through a specialized diplomatic simulation (typically sponsored by the US State Department), site visits, speaker sessions, and peer collaboration, the students will learn how different national … Continue reading

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Celebrating School Nurses …

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 is National School Nurse Day! We honor more than 95,000 school nurses in the United States who make a difference in the lives of children every day! The theme this year is School Nurses: Advocates for 21st … Continue reading

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Take Time to Thank a Teacher …

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Suffolk Public Schools is supporting the 2018 “Thank a Teacher” campaign, led by the Virginia PTA and the Virginia Lottery. The campaign encourages students, parents and members of the community to send thank-you notes … Continue reading

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Friday, May 4 is School Lunch Hero Day …

School Lunch Hero Day is a national celebration to recognize and honor the dedicated school nutrition program professionals who prepare healthy and delicious school meals for our students every school day. To recognize their hard work and dedication, Suffolk Public … Continue reading

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Driver Elementary Farewell Celebration – May 8

Celebrating 50 Years of History – 1968 to 2018 – Driver Elementary invites the community, former students and staff to join them Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. for a special closing ceremony. A special cake-cutting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. … Continue reading

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New School Websites to be Launched Over Break

We’re springing into action this Spring Break … even though schools are officially closed. Suffolk Public Schools will be launching a new division website and new websites for each school.   Expected to “go live” on Tuesday, April 3, the web … Continue reading

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Nominations for Superintendent’s Star Award due April 15 …

The next deadline is April 15, 2018 to Nominate a Teacher or Staff Member for a Star Award! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recognize employees who demonstrate commitment, initiative, school spirit, creativity, and a great attitude.   A new … Continue reading

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Summer in Italy? Sister Cities Planning Youth Exchange

… Are you interested in spending two weeks in Italy as part of the 2018 Suffolk Sister Cities’ Summer Youth Exchange? … Are you interesting in hosting an Italian student ambassador here at home? … Are you interested in attending the … Continue reading

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Letter from Principal Wagoner

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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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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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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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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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EFES will Open Tuesday, Nov. 21

On Monday, Nov. 20, the school had plumbing issues that have since been resolved.  We will open Tuesday, Nov. 21 under our regular schedule.

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