Final Call for Spirit Wear!!

The PTA is offering a final Spirit Wear order for the 2017-2018 school year.  Order Form and Payment must be received by this Friday, 12/15/17.  Product delivery is scheduled for January 3rd, 2018. Send Order Form and Payment to your child’s teacher or to the PTA mailbox in the KSES Main Office!

Spirit Wear Flyer

KSES Spirit Wear Order Form

 

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December 13, 2017

Block 1: Complete # 11-20 on subtraction on IN p. 37.

Block 2: Complete Fish WS

Block 3: Complete #11- 20 on IN pp. 36 and 37.

Benchmark is Monday!

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Northern Shores Night at Chick-Fil-A!

Busy getting ready for Christmas and don’t have time to make dinner?

Join us Thursday night for NSES night at Chick-Fil-A!

Harborview Chick-Fil-A

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5:30 p.m-7:30 p.m.

Present the blue flyer given to your child when placing your order for credit to go to our school.

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Dec. 13, 2017

(INp.52) (red)
p.609 Lesson 8-2 #1-15
p.610 Lesson 8-3 #1-15

Be sure you know how to solve every problem on the “Benchmark Study Guide” pp.1-7

Benchmark #2 Test will be given Monday, Dec. 18th

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Wednesday, December 13

Study for 2NW Benchmark tomorrow

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Personalize & Order Your Yearbook Now!

2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale!  Personalized orders are due by February 28, 2018, so make sure you order that now to get your unique yearbook in June!

All yearbook orders must be submitted by May 18, 2018, in order to lock in the low price of $35 (for the yearbook only, personalization is extra) and to make sure you have a pre-ordered yearbook just for you!

After May 18, yearbooks will be sold at a first come, first serve basis when they are sold in June, at a price of $40.

So click here to order your yearbook now! 

If you want to print out an order form, you may do so by clicking here and bringing the money (cash or checks made out to JYMS) to Ms. Moyers or Ms. O’Leary in the Library.

 

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Homework Changes for Elementary Students

Starting Jan. 2, 2018, elementary students will be assigned less homework.

Kindergartners could get up to 10 minutes of homework, while first-graders could get 10 to 20 minutes. From there, the scale goes up 10 minutes per grade level. Second-graders – up to 20 minutes .. Third-graders – up to 30 minutes … Fourth-graders – up to 40 minutes … Fifth-graders – up to 50 minutes.

Read the recommendation accepted by the School Board at its Nov. 9, 2017 meeting.

Suffolk’s former regulation allowed for the largest potential amount of nightly homework for elementary students of any surrounding school division. It permitted teachers to assign up to 30 minutes’ worth of homework for kindergarten students, up to 45 minutes for first-graders, up to 60 minutes for second-graders and up to 90 minutes for third- through fifth-graders.

Parents are encouraged to let their child’s teacher know if homework regularly takes longer than the time listed in the regulation. The school division’s annual parent survey will also ask about the amount of homework their child receives.

The new policy will be implemented beginning Jan. 2.

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Announcements 12-13-17

There will be a Beta Meeting on Thursday, December 14 in the library at 3:10. All new members should attend this meeting. On Friday there will be a teacher breakfast for Beta. The cost is $5.00. All proceeds from this breakfast will go toward a Beta Scholarship in honor of Drew Miller.

Anime Club Christmas Party on Thursday, December 14 after school in room 103. There will be no activity bus so you must have your own ride home.

Progress Reports will be handed out today during 2nd block.

Are you interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons? D & D is a table adventure game where players come together to create a collaborative story. If you are interested, see Ms. Granger in room 104 to pick up a permission slip.

Please don’t forget to bring your Angel Tree gifts to Ms. Simmons (room 118) or Mr. Bartholomew (room 121) by Friday, December 15. There are still some angels left on the tree for those who are interested. FBLA thanks you for your help!

The Teachers vs Students Volleyball game tickets will be on sale from now until Tuesday, December 19 while supplies last. There are a limited number of seats so get your ticket early. See Mrs. Kemp in room 114 or Mr. Bartholomew in room 121 to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $5.00 each. Money helps to support our NRHS FBLA competition fund.

The Prom Committee will meet next Thursday, December 14 after school in room 228.

Warriors:  Effective immediately for numerous reasons:  Students will NOT be allowed to return to the parking lot or their vehicles unless they have a written pass from an administrator. If you have forgotten an item, you must have a pass from an administrator. We thank you, in advance, for your understanding and cooperation.

The Fine Arts Department presents A Winter Holiday Concert series with the Nansemond River HS and John Yeates Middle School Orchestras on Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 pm. On Monday, December 18 at 6:00 pm, the Nansemond River Chorus, Concert Band and Jazz Band.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

Students: If you are interested in the 2018 Summer Residential Academies, don’t forget to sign up online. The deadline is deadline is December 14, 2017.

Yearbooks are on sale! Follow the link on Nansemond River’s home page. Prices are going up soon. Be sure to order your personalized Itag, too. The deadline is fast approaching. Visit Walsworth yearbooks website for details.

 

#WeAreNR

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Rezoning Timeline Updated: Dec. Input Session Added- rezoning will impact Creekside

December 12, 2017

The Suffolk School Board invites public input on the Rezoning Plan options for upcoming school year 2018-19.

City-wide rezoning is being explored as the division opens the new Florence Bowser Elementary School and the new Col. Fred Cherry Middle School.

The timeline for rezoning decisions has been revised:
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – Public Input Session #2
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – Preliminary drafts of options posted on division’s website.
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. — Public Input Session #3
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Formal presentation to School Board
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 – School Board votes on final rezoning plan
Division-Wide Rezoning Criteria for Elementary, Middle & High
  • Establish contiguous attendance zones using established roadways and geographical features to the greatest extent possible
  • Respect established neighborhood boundaries where possible
  • Redistribute student population to more efficiently
    take advantage of available seats in all buildings
  • Reduce mobile unit usage across the division
  • Attempt to create more efficient bus routes
  • Attempt to maintain diversity that closely matches the school division overall
Florence Bowser Elementary Rezoning criteria:
  • Open FBES with @850 students in September 2018
  • Include the current Driver Elementary student population of 596 students and expand the current Driver attendance zone to include 250-275 additional students from Creekside Elementary
  • Maintain attendance zone using established roadways
    and geographical features to the greatest extent possible
  • Respect established neighborhood boundaries where possible
  • Reduce mobile unit usage at schools affected by rezoning
  • Attempt to maintain diversity that closely matches the school division overall
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Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill (December 8)

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Suffolk Public Schools 2-Minute Drill…Keeping You Informed!

Suffolk Public Schools will be creating 2-Minute Drills  every month as a KEY WAY to keep our community updated on events, happenings, and the new/wonderful things our students and staff are doing in our schools. Check back to this slider for past drills and the most recent drills to date. View full post & Click on the dated link(s): 

Sept. 9th 

Sept. 21st  

October 17th  

November 20th

December 8th 

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Dec 11-15

NEW HW

Read pages 336-341 and complete 1-4 on page 341
Read pages 342-346 and complete 1-4 on page 346
Read pages 347-351 and complete 1-3 on page 351
Read pages 353-355 and complete 1-4 on page 355
Define all words 24 total on page 358

HW Due
Monday Dec 18 blocks 1,3,5,7
Tuesday Dec 19 Blocks 2,4

Chapter 10 Vocabulary quiz 
Blocks 1,3,5,7  Thursday Dec 14
Blocks 2,4         Friday Dec 15

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Rezoning Timeline Updated: Dec. Input Session Added

The timeline for rezoning decisions has been revised:
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – Public Input Session #2
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – Preliminary drafts of options posted on division’s website.
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. — Public Input Session #3
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Formal presentation to School Board
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 – School Board votes on final rezoning plan

UPDATE: 
The Suffolk School Board at its Nov. 9, 2017 work session clarified that it has also requested a city-wide rezoning option.  In addition, staff is working on rezoning proposals for the new Florence Bowser Elementary and the new Col. Fred Cherry Middle School to open in September 2018.

At the work session, staff presented the following criteria as they begin to develop options.

Division-Wide Rezoning Criteria  … Elementary, Middle & High

  • Establish contiguous attendance zones using
    established roadways and geographical features to
    the greatest extent possible
  • Respect established neighborhood boundaries where possible
  • Redistribute student population to more efficiently
    take advantage of available seats in all buildings
  • Reduce mobile unit usage across the division
  • Attempt to create more efficient bus routes
  • Attempt to maintain diversity that closely matches the school division overall

Florence Bowser Elementary Rezoning criteria:

  • Open FBES with @850 students in September 2018
  • Include the current Driver Elementary student population of 596 students and expand the current Driver attendance zone to include 250-275 additional students from Creekside Elementary
  • Maintain attendance zone using established roadways
    and geographical features to the greatest extent possible
  • Respect established neighborhood boundaries where possible
  • Reduce mobile unit usage at schools affected by rezoning
  • Attempt to maintain diversity that closely matches the school division overall

Col. Fred Cherry Middle Rezoning Criteria

  • Open CFCMS with @650 students in September 2018
  • Redraw the current JYMS zone to eliminate overcrowding
  • Maintain a contiguous attendance zone using established roadways and geographical features to the greatest extent possible
  • Respect established neighborhood boundaries where possible
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of mobile units at JYMS
  • Attempt to maintain diversity that closely matches the school division overall

 

Suffolk Public Schools will open two new schools in September 2018.  The new Florence Bowser Elementary School, located on Nansemond Parkway, will house 1,000 students.   The new Col. Fred Cherry Middle School, located on Burbage Drive, will house 800 students. Designed to be future-ready, both schools have open areas for flexible, project-based learning activities.

School administrators and staff are currently working through data to develop rezoning options.  The current student population of Driver Elementary School will most likely be moved to the new Florence Bowser Elementary School, as well as some students currently attending the overcrowded Creekside Elementary School.  Driver will close as an elementary school and transform into the Excel Academy at Driver, a personalized learning center designed to accelerate learning and achievement of students who have not met success in a traditional classroom.  Col. Fred Cherry Middle School is expected to alleviate overcrowding at John Yeates Middle School.


Timeline for rezoning decisions:


 Thursday, November 9, 2017

    • 4:30 p.m. – Suffolk School Board Work Session: Rezoning Criteria presented to Board
    • 6:30 p.m. – Public Input Session #1
    • Both sessions will be held in City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 442 W. Washington St.

  • December 2017
    • Rezoning proposals made available to the public on the school division’s website

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    • 6:30 p.m. — Public Input Session #2
    • City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 442 W. Washington St.

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018
    • 7 p.m. — Formal presentation to School Board
    • City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 442 W. Washington St.

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    • 7 p.m. — School Board votes on final rezoning plan
    • City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 442 W. Washington St.

 

 

 

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December 12, 2017

Block 1: Integers quiz tomorrow. Complete WS on IN p. 34. Complete the odd 3’s on the WS on IN p. 36.

Block 2: IN p. 33, 34, and 35 Complete #’s 11-20.

Block 3: Complete WS on IN p. 34. Integers quiz Thursday.

Study for your Benchmark test on Monday!

 

 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chapter 11 – Cold War Quiz on Thursday, 12-14th

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Superintendent’s 2 Minute Drill

Here’s the latest Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill to hear about volunteer news, holiday window painting in the city, as well as high school football!

2-Minute Drill

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Tuesday, December 12

Block 1 – Complete Benchmark Review – Wednesday Bell Ringer

Block 2 – Day 2 Daily Review – Composite Figures worksheet

Block 3 – Complete Benchmark Review – Wednesday Daily Review

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Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill for 12/8/17

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Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill

Check out the latest Superintendent’s 2-Minute Drill to hear about our high school football programs,  art students painting windows, volunteering and more!

2-Minute Drill


 

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December 11/12

  1. Review Prepositional Phrases
  2. Review Sentence Diagrams
  3. Grammar Practice Class work
    1. Double space the sentences below and label the parts of the sentence: s, hv, av, lv, io, do, pa, pn
    2. Create a diagram under each sentence.
      1. The rules of Monopoly sound complicated.
      2. The Redskins and the Chargers played football yesterday.
      3. Some people grow vegetables in their gardens.
      4. Always wash your dishes after dinner.
      5. The large yellow flowers smell nice.
      6. Many people from the southern states enjoy iced tea with their meals.
      7. Two of my brothers were born in Virginia.
      8. The man in the car may have been watching the game on his phone.
      9. There are many flowers in the yard.
      10. Inside the hotel safe, the millionaire kept her cash and jewelry.
    3. Grammar Quiz next class
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