Help Us Celebrate Military Child Month!

April 2018 is designated as the Month of the Military Child.

April 20th is the official day of the Military Child and all are encouraged to wear something Purple! Help celebrate military children
who play such a major role in our military community.

A Military & Family Life Counselor is available at JYMS on Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday.



New Superintendent 2-Minute Drill

This week the Superintendent discusses rezoning and a selection of programs that our fabulous students can take part of.

8th Grade Transition Information

In the dark on what to expect when your middle schooler turns into a high schooler over the summer?  Have no fear!  Info is here (or at the link below at least)!

In case you missed out on 8th Grade Transition night, or just want to refresh your mind on what was said, click here to view the 8th Grade Middle to High School Transition Presentation.

Spring Book Fair is Here!

Cat Funny Face Book Fair

The Time is NOW!!   

The Spring Book Fair is Here!!

Come on in and get your new books, pencils, pointers, posters and so much more!

Not able to come in person??  Not a problem!  Visit our Book fair online to:

  • Book Fair E-Wallet Logo

    View books AND Book Trailers

  • Buy items to be delivered right to your homeroom

    AND . . . . . . 

  • NEW!!  Add money to your student’s e-wallet so you don’t have to give them money to bring to school!  Click here to view/do all of that and more!

Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill

Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill: Look here for regular updates throughout the year to keep you updated on all that’s happening. Let’s make it a great year!

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Sleepy Hole Borough and Nansemond Borough representatives on the Suffolk School Board are hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, March 5 at Creekside Elementary School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the request of board members David Mitnick and Judith Brooks-Bucks, presentations about rezoning proposals and school schedule changes now before the School Board will be shared.

…For information, email board member Mitnick at and/or board member Brooks-Buck at

School Safety & Security

As a safety & security reminder it is imperative that teachers and staff remain precautionary, vigilant and especially proactive in maintaining the safety & security of all who may occupy our school campuses.

Please ensure that everyone is familiar with and implementing current school safety plans, being attentive to any suspicious comments or actions and most importantly of all, immediately  reporting  anything that may potentially endanger anyone no matter how small they may believe it to be. (small pieces together make a bigger puzzle)

“Hear Something, See Something, Sense Something = Say Something” 

Thank you for educating every child star and helping them to shine; also for your valiant efforts to ensure the safety & security of our school division.

New Two-Minute Drill

Safety comes first. Hear more from Superintendent Dr. Deran R. Whitney.

New Bite Tech Club Masters Robot Challenge

The John Yeates Chrome club was recently highlighted by SPS to show how they prepare for competitions using a plethora of different skills and learning traits.

Gifted Advisory Board Presents: Strategies for Success

The Gifted Advisory Board will be hosting a seminar entitled “Strategies for Success: Dealing with Anxiety, Sensitivities and Social Struggles Among Students” on February 5, 2018, at 6:30 PM in King’s Fork Middle School’s Auditorium.  See the flyer below for more details and contact information .