Kids Closet

 Are you…Getting ready for the next season?
Cleaning out those closets?
Do you have clothes that are just piling up?

Creekside Elementary has the solution!

 We are now accepting your gently used clothing items for our upcoming

Kids’ Closet shopping event, (date TBD) where families will be given the opportunity to purchase garments at the extremely low cost of just $1 each! YES! Just $1 each!


Please send in any of the following items to make this

community event one to be proud of.

  • Baby clothing/baby items (bibs, blankets, sheets)
  • Children’s clothing (all sizes)
  • Adult’s clothing (all sizes)
  • ALSO: jackets, belts, shoes, purses, hats, and seasonal wear




Proceeds from Kids’ Closet will go directly to Team Creekside- Relay for Life, American Cancer Society.



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Announcements 2-23-17

Cap & Gown pictures are being taken in the Auditorium today. Seniors must enter through the back stage door so that you don’t interrupt the presentation in the auditorium. Appointments are still available for Friday. Sign up in the main office.

The Science Club will meet on Tuesday, February 28 at 3:10 pm in room 219.

Have you completed your FAFSA? The next big deadline is March 1st for most of the colleges and universities. If you still need to file your FAFSA, stop by Guidance to see Mrs. Foster for more information. Remember: FAFSA is first come, first serve so don’t wait!

Boys’ Basketball players are reminded to turn in practice uniforms and locks to Coach Young.

We are seeing an increase in illegal parking on campus. If you have NOT bought a parking space (and there are none left), you can’t park on campus. We have requested that a tow truck be on campus this week. It will be very costly to get your towed car back!

Any student still interested in being in Grease:  There will be an extra audition on Monday, February 27 after school in the Auditorium. See Dr. Neighbours for more information.

Sophomore Information Night is Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 pm in the Nansemond River High School Auditorium. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this important information session.

The AFJROTC is raising money for a poverty-stricken school in Guatemala. They have bathrooms, but no water to use them with. Teachers and students: please consider donating to this worthy cause. AFJROTC cadets will be accepting donations in the Cafeteria during all lunch shifts starting Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24.  Our goal is $1500.  Please help these people get the water they deserve.

There will be no weight lifting today for off-season football conditioning. Due to the dead period, we will resume on Monday, March 6.

Juniors and Seniors:  Do you want to win 2 free tickets to Prom? The Prom Committee is looking for logo designs for our Wish Upon a Star theme. The design will go on our invitations and favors. Please see Ms. McElroy or Ms. Jones for more information.

SOL Writing tutoring began Monday, February 13.  Tutoring will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through March 6. Tutoring buses will be available.  Official testing dates are March 7 and March 8.

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All-Conference Honors

Congratulations to Keontae Boyette, who was named to the Conference 27 first team for Boys’ Basketball , while Devon Morris and Darius Johnson were Honorable Mentions.

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Feb. 23, 2017

(INp.33) Complete “Practice: Skills” worksheet

(INp.34) Complete “Ordered Pairs” worksheet

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Lakeland Black History Month Choral Concert


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Quiz on Wednesday March 1st.  It covers 6.3 and 6.20.

Test on Tuesday March 7th.  It covers Linear Equations, Integers, and Graphing Inequalities.


BLOCKS 1, 2, and 3-Complete numbers 1 and 2 on page 11 of the blue book.  Don’t forget that page 45/46 is due tomorrow and will be graded on accuracy!

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School-Level Teachers of the Year Recognized

Congratulations to the following teachers and rookie teachers who were named as Teachers of the Year for their school.  City-wide winners will be announced in late March or early April.

2016 – 2017 Teacher & Rookie Teachers of the Year



Schools: Teacher of the Year Rookie Teacher of the Year
BTWES Jennifer Owens Kaylie Chadwick
CES Natalie Street Amanda Giarratano
DES Brittany Brombacher N/A
EFES Brian Van der Linden Michael Parham
HES Brandy Roberts Taylor McBride
KSES Austin Kulp Jodi Gray
MBJES Jeffrey Seneca Caitlyn Curry
NPES Nicole Shimek Jamie Guthrie
NSES Bethany Forbes N/A
OES Mary Griffith N/A
PES Beth Langston N/A
FGMS Brittini Jones Matthews N/A
JFKMS Emma Neave Aneesha Green
JYMS Leslie Bulger Sabrina Hayes
KFMS Monica Vaughan Sarah Stewart
KFHS Andrae Riddick Heather Kneisler
LHS Sarah McDonald Jaleel Nelson
NRHS Jennifer Davis Candace Credle
TWS Glenda Jones Janay Bradford



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ATTENTION — Phone Service Out

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, road construction crews accidentally cut the cable which provides telephone service to Hillpoint Elementary School.  The repair is expected to be made by late morning Thursday, Feb. 23.  This means that phone calls to Hillpoint will not go through.  If you have an emergency or an urgent need to speak with someone at the school in the morning, you can call the School Administrative Offices at 925-6750, or go to the office at Hillpoint.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Summer Literacy Institute – August 7-10

2017 Summer Literacy Institute- August 7-10

This Institute sponsored by William and Mary offers elementary and middle teachers, coaches, librarians, reading specialists, or related professionals an exciting opportunity for learning with literacy experts. This year’s sessions will offer professional development in the areas of writing workshop, interactive reading, word study, reading and writing standards, and beginning coaching intensive. All principals can attend free of charge!  Register today!

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FREE Microcontroller/Programming Workshop April 10-12

Professional Development for Technology Education Teachers – April 10-12

VDOE is offering a Microcontroller/Programming Workshop designed for technology education teachers.  This FREE three-day workshop will focus on coding and programming Hummingbird and Arduino Microcontrollers.  For more details refer to Superintendent’s Memo 042-17.

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VDOE and TTAC Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference – February 23 & 28

VDOE and TTAC Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference – February 23 and 28

This conference offers two free online sessions. The session on February 23 will explore web accessibility and ensuring websites and online learning are accessible to students, teachers, and parents who have disabilities.  On February 28, the webinar will outline results of a recent study of the duties and tasks of AT provision in a K-12 setting and offer resources.  Register today.


Time Event Speaker
Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Web Accessibility Kristine Neuber
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Duties and Tasks of Providing AT in Schools: A Study Fiona Bessey-Bushnell, Susan Mapes
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Homework & Information Wed 2/22

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2  Meiosis & Genetics Test on Tues 2/28.  Genetic Disorders paper and presentation due on Thurs 3/2.  Book check – Bring your textbook or take a picture of the inside front cover.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  Meiosis & Genetics Test on Tues 2/28.  Genetic Disorders paper and presentation due on Thurs 3/2.  Book check – Bring your textbook or take a picture of the inside front cover.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  HW due tomorrow: Watch the Crash Course video titled Heredity.  Take your own notes.  Book check – Bring your textbook or take a picture of the inside front cover.

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February 21/22

  1. Act III dramatic reading
  2. Act III Questions review
  3. Act III Quiz next class
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AP & DC Information Night

spsSuffolk Public Schools will hold a city-wide Advanced Placement (AP) & Dual Enrollment (DC) Information Night on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the King’s Fork High School auditorium.

The discussion will provide details about the district’s AP and dual enrollment courses, enrollment requirements, program benefits of each, and costs for participation. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. The information night is recommended for students currently in grades 8-11.

For more information, please contact Dr. Maria Lawson-Davenport at or (757) 925-6759.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration 2Kindergarten registration dates for the 2017-18 school year have been set for Wednesday, March 8 and Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  The hours for both days will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 11 elementary schools.  These two dates will benefit parents who may need the choice for the sake of convenience.

A brochure with details about what to bring to registration can be found on the SPS website

Call secretary Tomika Eley at 925-6760 for more information.

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Wednesday, February 22

Block 1 – Bell Ringer for Thursday

Block 2 – Daily Review (Day 4) – Rrrribbet Graph – Complete Reflections

Block 3 – Textbook page 414 #25-32 – Bell Ringer for Thursday

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Teen Tech Week March 5th-11th

teen techCome by the LHS Library Media Center during March 5th-11th to enjoy some low-tech fun in honor of National Teen Tech Week.

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Teen Tech Week March 5th-11th

teen techCome by the LHS Library Media Center March 5th-11th to enjoy some low-tech fun in honor of National Teen Tech Week.

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February 22, 2017

Study for integers quiz tomorrow.

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7.2 Puzzle Time

Graded assessment (reflections and dilations)  2/27

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