Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

Frequently Asked Budget Questions – Click Here to Read All 24 Responses

1- What happens if City Council only provides $1 million, instead of the $2-million increase requested by the School Board? The School Board’s budget priority is employee salaries.  Considering the $2 million requested is to go directly to employees’ raises, … 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. Sister Cities International Sister Cities International welcomes students ages 14-18 to participate in the 2017 Youth … Continue reading

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Procedures for Transfers

If you would like to be considered for a transfer for the 2017-18 school year, please note the following procedure: An employee seeking a transfer should use the online Applicant Portal to submit applications for vacancies. A request form is no longer used. … Continue reading

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Librarians: The Original Search Engine

The month of April is School Library Month … The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week. Wednesday, April 19 has been designated by Suffolk Public Schools as a day to tell your library media specialist : “Thanks for … Continue reading

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Librarians: The Original Search Engine

The month of April is School Library Month … The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week. Wednesday, April 19 has been designated by Suffolk Public Schools as a day to tell your library media specialist : “Thanks for … Continue reading

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Your Web Vote Needed to Fund Suffolk School Gardens

Healthy Suffolk has submitted a grant through the national Seeds of Change program, which with enough online votes could provide $10,000 or $20,000 to enrich the gardens at several Suffolk Public Schools. Public voting continues through Wednesday, April 19.  The … Continue reading

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Wellness Logo Winner Announced

We have a Wellness Logo Design Contest Winner!  Congratulations to Pamela Workman, an administrative assistant at the School Administrative Offices  Click the headline to see the new logo.

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Superintendent Shares Message with Staff & Families – Friday, March 31

This message was shared with staff and families through School Messenger at 6 p.m. Friday, March 31.  Some phone calls and emails might not have been completed due to the severe weather.   Good afternoon, This is Dr. Deran Whitney, … Continue reading

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Teacher Input Sessions Planned by Superintendent & Admin Team

Message from Superintendent Dr. Deran Whitney:   In regards to budget challenges and concerns expressed in recent weeks, we want to take a moment to reiterate our firm support of every teacher and staff member in this division. Our teachers, … Continue reading

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Details about Teacher Input Sessions

In an effort to learn more about ways to improve teacher workload, division administrators have scheduled division-wide discussion sessions. on April 17, April 18 and April 19. The purpose of these meetings is to give teachers the opportunity to offer … Continue reading

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2017 City-Wide Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Andrae Riddick, a special education teacher at King’s Fork High School, who has been selected as Suffolk Public Schools’ 2017 City-Wide Teacher of the Year.   Congratulations also to Emma Neave of John F. Kennedy Middle School, who was named … Continue reading

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2017 City-Wide Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Andrae Riddick, a special education teacher at King’s Fork High School, who has been selected as Suffolk Public Schools’ 2017 City-Wide Teacher of the Year.   Congratulations also to Emma Neave of John F. Kennedy Middle School, who was named … Continue reading

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Join Your School’s Team Now …

Teams are forming in schools across the division … The March for Babies will be held the morning of Saturday, April 22 in downtown Suffolk. Each school has a March for Babies coordinator.  If you want to help raise money … Continue reading

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April is the Month of the Military Child — Purple Up!

The month of April has been designated by Gov. Terry McAuliffe through proclamation as the Month of the Military Child — a special time to pay tribute to military children for their commitment, patience, courage, and unconditional support of their … Continue reading

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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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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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