Author Archives: Bethanne Bradshaw

VRS Offering Two Seminars – Thursday, April 5

Workshops will be held on Thursday, April 5 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. Nearing Retirement Workshop: Planning to retire within … Continue reading

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2018 City-Wide Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Katelyn Leitner-Black, a 5th-grade teacher at Pioneer Elementary School, who has been selected as Suffolk Public Schools’ 2018 City-Wide Teacher of the Year. Congratulations also to William Carter of King’s Fork Middle School, who was named Middle School … Continue reading

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Stipend Deadline and Renewal Reminder …

Announcements from the HR Department … License Renewal …  Teachers whose licenses expire June 30, 2018 may should renewal paperwork to Erma Goodman or Beth Simpkins in the Human Resources Department by May 7, 2018.  Call 925-6758 for details. Retiring? … Anyone who is interested in … Continue reading

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Searching for College Money?

updated 3-19-18… 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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Nominations Due for Superintendent’s Star Awards

Second semester nominations for the Superintendent’s Star Award program are due by April 15, 2018.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to recognize employees who demonstrate commitment, initiative, school spirit, creativity, and a great attitude. Link here for details on the … 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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Community Service Opportunities UPDATE March 15, 2018

Updated March 15, 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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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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Gala Tickets Now on Sale – A Night at the Movies – April 27

Don’t Miss the Event of Year   Last year’s Gala sold-out, so get your tickets now!     Here’s your opportunity to support the music and art programs in Suffolk Public Schools by attending the Suffolk Education   Foundation’s fourth … Continue reading

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School Board Votes on Rezoning & Schedule Changes

The Suffolk School Board decided to rezone for just Florence Bowser and Creekside Elementary schools, and for John Yeates and Col. Fred Cherry Middle schools.  They also left the current high school zones unchanged. The board also selected the following … Continue reading

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Wellness Challenge #3: Power of Three

Power of Three Challenge …  Registration is now open through March 19 …  The first 200 staff members who register and complete this challenge will receive (1) SPS Wellness Logo Personal Size First Aid Kit … Fitbit Activity The Fitbit Group Activity … Continue reading

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Letter from Principal Wagoner

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Free Community Workshops from WTCSB …

Teachers, counselors, coaches and others who work with teenagers and young adults might be interested in the free public training opportunities being offered by the Western Tidewater Community Services Board. Times and Locations for Each Workshop Varies, so please contact … Continue reading

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Learn More about the Proposed 2018-19 Budget

The Superintendent’s Proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget was presented to the Suffolk School Board on February 8, 2018. Click on the headline to open the most. Learn more at this link:  https://www.spsk12.net/news_articles/learn-more-about-the-proposed-2018-19-budget/

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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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Now Available Online — SEF Grant Applications for 2018-19

The Suffolk Education Foundation announces that applications are now available for its 2018-19 instructional grant program.  Proposals are due electronically by email no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. This year’s grant application is available online at the SEF’s website. … Continue reading

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