Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Nominate a Colleague for the Superintendent’s Star Award

The next deadline is December 15, 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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Biomedical Sciences Program Info Night

A parent and student information session about Project Lead the Way – Biomedical Sciences program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15 at Lakeland High School.  Applications will be distributed during the session, and will also be available in … Continue reading

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Engineering Program Info Night

A parent and student information session about Project Lead the Way – Pathways to Engineering program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16 at Nansemond River High School.  Applications will be distributed during the session, and will also be … Continue reading

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Governor’s School for Arts Night

The Governor’s School for the Arts Information Night will be held for Suffolk Public Schools students and parents on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at King’s Fork Middle School.  The Governor’s School for the Arts is a program for … Continue reading

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VRS Offering Two Seminars

Workshops will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Tidewater Community College, Regional Workforce Development Center, 7000 College Drive, Suffolk VA  23435. The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is hosting two sessions for to members and their guests. Link here for a flyer with the … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Employee Wellness Challenge #1?

SPS Employees, Are you ready for Employee Wellness Challenge #1? Challenge #1 – Gift a Greeting  Read more about Challenge #1 here: Suffolk Public Schools-Gift a Greeting Challenge Flyer Register: Register and track your progress on connect.viverae.com or the Viverae® mobile app under the Well-being … Continue reading

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Searching for College Money?

Scholarship Hub is a new, local resource for high school seniors to locate scholarships.  This central site can be High school guidance counselors will continue to distribute scholarships including those linked to specific colleges, athletic opportunities and other focused awards, … Continue reading

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Community Service Opportunities UPDATE 10-23-17

Updated October 23, 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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Rezoning Timeline for New Schools Announced

Suffolk Public Schools will open two new schools in September 2018.  The new Florence Bowser Elementary School, located on Nansemond Parkway, will house 1,000 students.   The new Col. Fred Cherry Middle School, located on Burbage Drive, will house 800 students. … Continue reading

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Apply for Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in foreign language, visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering. Each … Continue reading

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Wellness Program Kicks Off a New Year

Welcome to the 2018 Suffolk Public Schools Wellness Program. It’s time to get a fresh start on your journey to well-being!  Be on the lookout for incentive challenges to begin soon! Already a Member? Use your login from the previous … Continue reading

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College & Career Readiness Fair – Saturday, Nov. 18

Have you registered yet?  Open to all Middle School and High School students and their parents. WHAT:        College & Career Readiness Fair WHO:          Students in Grades 7-12, and Parents WHEN:        Saturday, … 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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