Cavs for a Cure

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On May 19th, the LHS Relay for Life team joined together in memory of Sgt. Curtis.  Also pictured is Mrs. Laurie Curtis.

 

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May 24, 2017

Sol. 6.9B Quiz is tomorrow.

Test Friday on Sol’s 6.9   6.14   6.15

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Congratulations to Superintendent’s Star Award Winners for 2nd Semester

Congratulations to 25 division employees who have been named winners of the Superintendent’s Star Award for Second Semester 2016-17.  A recognition reception was held on Tuesday, May 23 at Creekside Elementary School.

Judges consider initiative, school spirit, creativity, commitment, and attitude to recognize those who are making a real difference in the lives of students.

Division-Wide Instructional Staff Award: 
Beth Langston
Fourth-Grade Teacher at Pioneer Elementary School

Division-Wide Support Staff Award:

Anita Reid
Teacher Assistant at Elephant’s Fork Elementary School

 

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Beth Langston was nominated by parent Amber Vann, who called her a “gem to her students, a gem to her peers,” and a gem for Suffolk Public Schools.  She praised Langston’s energy, deep caring, and positive attitude when reaching students, boosting staff morale, and volunteering to improve family engagement.  In the nomination, Vann wrote how she notices “the little things the teacher does to make learning fun and rewarding. Not everyone takes the time to find crafts, incentives, and interactive ideas to make learning fun.” This extra effort often provides the hook to grab the attention of struggling students and to boost their confidence, leading to better grades, she said.  Langston was also applauded for heading the Community School Garden project, teaching her class about agriculture. The hands-on experience of planting, watering, measuring plants, note taking and understanding the importance of how food grows is providing students a wonderful cause-and-effect lesson. She is also Pioneer’s STEM 360 grant leader, working with the Virginia Air & Space Museum which provides classroom experiments in science and engineering, as well as a free field trip to the museum. Vann added: “Ms. Langston works very hard with children who need additional help and support through tutoring, but never shows frustration or attitude, and most certainly does not give up on them .You can tell she takes teaching very seriously and wants the best for all of her students.”

 

Anita Reid was nominated by fifth-grade teacher Natalie Karakla, who praised Reid’s positive attitude and work ethic.  Working with fifth-graders during reading lessons, Reid “comes in every day with a smile on her face and an uplifting demeanor.  She looks at kids as people and is always willing to put their feelings and needs before anything else.” Karakla recalled how even on dreary, rainy days greeting students as they get off buses in the morning, Ms. Reid demonstrates compassion.  Karakla said one day: “I could hear her greeting the students and laughing with them. The next thing I knew she was walking down the sidewalk holding her umbrella over a student so he and his breakfast wouldn’t get wet.  It is evident she enjoys her time with the kids, helping them, guiding them, teaching them, and most importantly providing comfort for them knowing they can rely on her.”

 

Support nominees smAdditional Support Staff Honorees

  • Nicole Barrett – Transportation Department bus driver
  • Vera Blakeney – Lakeland High School paraprofessional
  • Christine Bradshaw – Transportation Department bus driver
  • Erika Darden – Nansemond River High School paraprofessional
  • Reginald Darden – Transportation Department bus driver
  • Maurice Fofana – King’s Fork High School part-time coach
  • Bernadette Fraser – Northern Shores Elementary School paraprofessional
  • Mary Neville – Kilby Shores Elementary School head custodian
  • Lillian Willie – Booker T. Washington Elementary School long-term substitute teacher

 

Instructional nominees smAdditional Instructional Staff Honorees

  • Amy Blyth – Nansemond River High School teacher
  • Lynne Copeland – John Yeates Middle School teacher
  • Alice Cherrix – Creekside Elementary School teacher
  • Lori Cratsley – Forest Glen Middle School teacher
  • Laurie Curtis – John Yeates Middle School teacher
  • Lauren Ertekin – Lakeland High School teacher
  • Keshia Jones – John Yeates Middle School teacher
  • Michelle Mabrey – SPS nursing supervisor
  • Lisa Rath – Pioneer Elementary School assistant principal
  • Scott Reed – Lakeland High School teacher
  • Natalie Rotzler – Forest Glen Middle School teacher
  • Venus Usanga – Elephant’s Fork Elementary School teacher
  • Douglas Wagoner – Lakeland High School principal

 

The Superintendent’s Star Award program will continue in 2017-18. First semester nominations are due by December 15.  Second semester nominations are due by March 31.

Link here for details on the award program.

Link here for the NOMINATION FORM.

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Announcements 5-24-17

Congratulations to the Boys’ Soccer team for their 3-2 win over Menchville last night in the Conference 10 Tournament Semifinal. This win earned the team a Regional playoff berth next week. Both Boys’ and Girls’ soccer teams will play tonight for the Conference 10 Tournament championships at Gloucester. Good luck!

Seniors are reminded to turn in all textbooks to their teachers before June 2. Library books and tablets are also due.

Any students wishing to have early dismissal on Friday, May 26 may start turning their notes in to the Front Office. Reminder: if you are in a testing site, you will not be able to leave until testing is finished.

Seniors t-shirts will be passed out Tuesday and Wednesday during all lunch shifts.

The next meeting of the National Honor Society will be held on Monday, June 5 for the purpose of nominating candidates for the officer election. All new inductees and current members should plan to attend. The election will be held on Monday, June 12.

We are once again seeing an increase in illegal parking on campus. if you have not purchased a parking space from Coach Young, you can NOT park on campus!

Seniors: you can NOT give your parking spot to another students unless you see Coach Young first. Underclassmen must see Coach Young if you are using a senior spot or you risked getting towed.  Underclassmen can buy a Senior parking spot for $5 by seeing Coach Young before 8:15 in the morning or after school.

Juniors can buy a parking spot for next year starting May 30 before 8:15 a.m., after school or during ODD day lunch periods. Sophomores can buy a spot starting June 5. You must have a valid current license and show it to Coach Young when buying your spot. Cost is $30.

SOL Testing began on Thursday, May 18. We will be testing by class block. After testing, students will report to class to review for the next day’s SOL test.  Please understand that although we will be on a modified schedule, instruction will continue as normal. All students are expected to be in school during SOL testing even if they are not taking an SOL test. Students will be responsible for any work missed.

Seniors should be in school through May 24 (the last day of exemption notification.) If seniors are not exempt from exams, they should be in school until senior exams are completed.

Seniors, Summer Grads and Term Grads: We are quickly approaching the end of your school year. Graduation, walking across the stage and receiving your diploma will be here soon. With that in mind, please be very cautious when making decisions to participate in any “activity” that would disrupt any portion of the school day. Participation in those activities could jeopardize your graduation participation and good standing in the school.

Sideline and Competition Cheerleading Interest Meetings for 2017 Cheer Season will be held on Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Schools are closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. Celebrate those who gave their lives serving our country!

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200 by June 1 …

By June 1, staff will need 200 points from a combination of MHA completion, biometrics completion, and other activities that add up to 200 points as a grand total.
The Missing Points Google Doc was sent to Viverae to help in the point posting process.  We are working closely with Viverae and hope to have all qualifying points posted soon.  Please keep checking your Viverae account for more.
***New Hires Qualify for the $200 incentive if they were hired on or before May 1, 2017 and completed the 200 points requirement, including MHA and Biometrics.
 
Thank you,
SPS Employee Wellness
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Homework & Information Tues 5/23

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

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  Biology SOL test tomorrow.

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End of the Year Award Assemblies Schedule

June 13 (Tuesday)

1st Grade-1:30 p.m.

June 14 (Wednesday)

5th Grade-10:00 a.m.

2nd Grade-1:30 p.m.

Early Start-9:30 a.m. (Cafeteria)

Mrs. Oliphant-9:30 a.m. (Classroom)

June 15 (Thursday)

4th Grade-10:00 a.m.

3rd Grade-1:30 p.m.

June 16 (Friday)

Kindergarten-9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Goetsch-10:30 a.m. (Classroom)

Mrs. Parada-10:30 a.m. (Classroom)

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Field Day-Tuesday, May 30

Field Day is coming to Northern Shores! This year, classes will be wearing various colors to participate during the competitions.

Please click “View Full Post” to see the link HERE for more information.

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Family STEM Night-May 25th

Discover a night full of fun science, engineering, and hands on activities for the whole family!

Including BREAKOUT ROOM, our version of the ESCAPE ROOM!

6:00-7:30 p.m.

For more information, click HERE

 

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Outdoor Track Conference 10 Championships!

Congratulations to the Girls’ Outdoor Track team, Conference 10 Champions and to our Girls’ and Boys’ Individual Champions!

Girls’ Individual Champions:
Kori Carter – 100m Dash, 300m Hurdles
Syaira Richardson – 200m Dash
Skylar Parks – 400m Dash
Olivia Ladenhoff – 3200m Run
Jasmine Watson – 100m Hurdles, Long Jump
4x100m Relay Team
4x400m Relay Team

Boys’ Individual Champions:
Jevon Waller – 100m Dash, 200m Dash
Jacari Sain – 800m Run
Daiqwuan Faircloth – 100m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles
4x100m Relay Team
4x800m Relay Team

 

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Girls’ Soccer All-Conference 10 Honors

Congratulations to the following Girls’ Soccer players for their All-Conference 10 Honors:

Player of the Year:  Daijah Norris
Coach of the Year: Coach Baca
1st Team: Daijah Norris, Sarah Rhiel, Armonie Frazier, Haley Russell
2nd Team: Indiah Hunter, Saleena Lynch, Kamarie Jewett, Kylie Stout, Savannah Miller

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Announcements 5-23-17

A big congratulations goes out to a few members of the Girls’ Tennis team. The Lady Warriors battled through a very long day that ended with an All-Nansemond River Singles final and All-Nansemond River Doubles final. Seniors Erin Bonney and Zion McCoy will face each other in the Singles final. Then Erin and Zion will face Hannah Ramey and Lauren Ramey in the Doubles final. The action will take place at Nansemond River directly after school on Thursday. Come out and support your Lady Warriors Tennis team!

Seniors t-shirts will be passed out Tuesday and Wednesday during all lunch shifts.

The next meeting of the National Honor Society will be held on Monday, June 5 for the purpose of nominating candidates for the officer election. All new inductees and current members should plan to attend. The election will be held on Monday, June 12.

We are once again seeing an increase in illegal parking on campus. if you have not purchased a parking space from Coach Young, you can NOT park on campus!

Seniors: you can NOT give your parking spot to another students unless you see Coach Young first. Underclassmen must see Coach Young if you are using a senior spot or you risked getting towed.  Underclassmen can buy a Senior parking spot for $5 by seeing Coach Young before 8:15 in the morning or after school.

Juniors can buy a parking spot for next year starting May 30 before 8:15 a.m., after school or during ODD day lunch periods. Sophomores can buy a spot starting June 5. You must have a valid current license and show it to Coach Young when buying your spot. Cost is $30.

SOL Testing began on Thursday, May 18. We will be testing by class block. After testing, students will report to class to review for the next day’s SOL test.  Please understand that although we will be on a modified schedule, instruction will continue as normal. All students are expected to be in school during SOL testing even if they are not taking an SOL test. Students will be responsible for any work missed.

Seniors should be in school through May 24 (the last day of exemption notification.) If seniors are not exempt from exams, they should be in school until senior exams are completed.

Seniors, Summer Grads and Term Grads: We are quickly approaching the end of your school year. Graduation, walking across the stage and receiving your diploma will be here soon. With that in mind, please be very cautious when making decisions to participate in any “activity” that would disrupt any portion of the school day. Participation in those activities could jeopardize your graduation participation and good standing in the school.

The Ladies of Distinction closing reception will be held Tuesday, May 23 at King’s Fork Middle School at 6:30 pm. Please stop by Mrs. Credle’s room, room 230, for an information sheet for your parents.

Sideline and Competition Cheerleading Interest Meetings for 2017 Cheer Season will be held on the following days: Tuesday, May 23 – 6:00 pm and Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm.  You will only need to pick one meeting to attend.

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Thank you!

FB_IMG_1495480692270Thank you to Hampton Roads Clean and Green for the $500 mini Grant we are received earlier this month. The books have come in and Oakland students will enjoy them!

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Homework for the week of May 22nd-26-2017

Mon-Thursday- AR Reading with summaries

Mon- Thursday-Study US1.9d

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by

  1. d) describing the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Frederick Douglass in events leading to and during the war.

Friday  history Daily Review #1 due

Friday-AR Summaries

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Homework & Information Mon 5/22

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

3rd block – Remind code: @stoneblk3  Biology SOL test tomorrow.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  HW: SOL Review pp 28, 29, 30.  Biology SOL test on Wed 5/24.  Bring your Biology review workbook to class on tomorrow.

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Homework for this week….

Friday, 5/26/17 (Happy Memorial Day weekend!)

Math: SOL State Test is on Thursday, June 1st. Keep working on all study guides. Study guides need to be completed by May 31st.

Science: Science Fair projects due June 9th!

Thursday, 5/25/17

Math: SOL State Test is on June 1st. Work on the next two pages from your math study guides.

Science: Science Fair projects due June 9th!

Wednesday, 5/24/17

Math: SOL State Test is on June 1st. Work on the next two pages from your math study guides.

Science: Science Fair projects due June 9th!

Tuesday, 5/23/17

Science: Study….study….study!!! Science SOL State test is tomorrow.

Monday, 5/22/17

Science: State test will be administered on Wednesday! Study all 4th and 5th grade standards.

*Science Fair projects are due June 9th*

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Week of 5/22 – 26

State Science Test will be Wednesday. It will include all curriculum from Science Review packets 1-4. They contain all units taught in 4th and 5th grade. 

Monday – Complete Weather sort

Tuesday – Grid #10, Study all 4-9 weeks packets

State Math Test will be next Thursday, June 1st.

Monday – Review WS

Tuesday – No HW. Review for Science Test

Wednesday – Review WS

Thursday – Review WS

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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