National Space Design Competition

This Competition is accepting registration from teams of students across the country to solve orbit determination, satellite component planning, and launch vehicle selection scenarios presented in a series of online rounds. These are real-world space design challenges. All training, mentoring, and software needed for success are provided. Each team requires an adult leader (typically a teacher) and 2-6 students. A fee of $200 is waived for Title I schools and JROTC teams. Deadline to register is October 17.

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VDOE Growth Assessments Presentation

VDOE Presentations for Teachers
Recorded presentations for teachers are available on the Growth Assessments page on the VDOE website. The recordings currently posted on this webpage describe a method for using Standards of Learning assessment data to inform instruction, assist in using the Student Detail by Question data extract file, and provide an overview of the Grades 3-8 Reading and Mathematics Growth Assessments for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond. Check them out today!

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VDOE Science Teacher Webinars

These Webinars are opportunities for Virginia science educators to hear directly from the VDOE Science Team and will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. starting September 21. The topic of the September Teacher Webinar is Safety and the Science and Engineering Practices. Future topics include Supporting English Learners in Science (October), Using the Common Rubric with Science Performance Assessments (November), and Developing Science Literacy (January). Consider registering for any or all of the VDOE Science Teacher Webinars today!

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Experience Works 2022—Trailblazing Together Resources

A live virtual professional development opportunity for High-Quality Work-Based Learning stakeholders, “Experience Works—Trailblazing Together for High-Quality Work-Based Learning,” was conducted virtually on June 22-23, 2022. Work-Based Learning coordinators, Career and Technical Education teachers, administrators, school counselors, career coaches, and business and industry leaders attended this informative event. If you missed it, view the recorded sessions and exhibitor videos, which could be a valuable resources. For more information, visit the High-Quality Work-Based Learning webpage.  

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SVWP Write to Learn Conference

The 8th Annual Write-to-Learn Conference will be held on September 17 on the campus of Shenandoah University from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Keynote will feature Social Emotional Learning and Literacy with Deidre Farmbry, a CASEL Senior District Advisor, career educator, and board member of the National Writing Project. Breakout sessions will be led by SVWP Teacher Consultants. Find out more information or register today!

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VCMS Fall Conference

The Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision will host its Fall Conference October 13-14, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Richmond-Midlothian. Kevin Dykema, NCTM’s President-Elect, will serve as the featured speaker. Dykema is the co-author of Productive Math Struggle: A 6-Point Action Plan For Fostering Perseverance.  To register and view the full agenda for the Conference, please visit the VCMS website.     

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CHOICE Program

Virginia Ed Strategies is currently seeking high school math, science, computer science, and CTE teachers to join CHOICE, an exciting program that empowers teachers, provides them with $1500 per year to self-select professional learning aligned to their goals, and feel support from an online community of peers and resources statewide. There is no cost to teachers or schools to participate, and teachers have autonomy relative to engagement in program activities to fit their unique needs. Complete an interest form and learn more today.

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Webinar: Fine Arts Career Awareness and Workplace Readiness Resources

On September 28 from 3:30-4:15 p.m, the VDOE Fine Arts Coordinator will share numerous resources and strategies for incorporating career awareness and workplace readiness into curricula for dance, music, theatre, and visual arts education. A certificate of participation will be issued to those who attend the live session and complete the exit survey and reflection. The session will be recorded. Register to attend.      

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VDOE Fall 2022 Cohort Journey into Teaching Academy

This is a yearlong professional development initiative for teachers completing their second year of teaching at the end of the 2021-2022 school year and entering their third year of teaching during the 2022-2023 SY as a provisionally licensed special education teacher. The Academy provides teacher support beyond mentorship in an effort to enhance the retention, as well as the overall performance of provisionally licensed special education teachers. Completed applications and recommendations are due to the VDOE by September 23. See Superintendent’s Memo 163-22 for details.

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Canvas’s Training Services Portal Weekly Sessions

Educators can participate in training sessions each week via Canvas’s Training Services Portal. To find any of the sessions listed below, first make sure you are logged into your Canvas account. This video can show how to use the TSP. The upcoming hour-long sessions are appropriate for Division and School Leaders, Statewide LMS Admin, K-12 Instructors, and Support:
-9/8 at 10:30 a.m.: Set Up for Graded Content
-9/9 at noon: Course Design Considerations
-9/12 at 9 a.m.: Assessment Tools for Admins 
-9/13 at 3:30 p.m.: Canvas for Performanced-Based Teaching
-9/14 at 2 p.m. (Registration required for this VV offering only):Building Better PD: School & Division Leaders 

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Constitution Day is September 17

In recognition of Constitution Day on September 17, 2022 resources and materials are available from the U.S. Department of Education for school divisions to consider when developing an instructional program for their students. Congress passed legislation that requires the implementation of an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution, on a date designated by statute officially as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. 

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U.S. Department of Education 9/11 Materials for Teachers

As the anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaches, some informational resources that may be useful in planning educational activities in remembrance of September 11. Resources that may be useful are listed on the U.S. Department of Education’s 9/11 Materials for Teachers.  School divisions may consider these as they determine what kind of instructional programs are appropriate for their students. 

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Webinar Series: Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science

The full-time literacy faculty from the Virginia Tech School of Education are hosting webinars to support teachers moving reading sciences into practice  on Tuesdays in Sept.-Nov. at 5 p.m. Register for the September 20 webinar, A Place for Enrichment: Building on the Promise of Place-Based Learning with Talented Readers and Writers in Rural Schools- Rachelle Kuehl or learn more from VT about the webinars and costs. Contact Dr. Heidi Anne Mesmer with questions

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Register for the YMCA Today – Earn 5,000 Points!

YMCA Programming is Open to Any SPS Employee interested in an excellent In Person workout with Certified Trainers, Potential Equipment Checkout, and Social Interaction, and Online Session options in a Recorded Format. Programming Begins September 21, 2021.

Face to Face:
M/W and Tu/Th In Person Options 4:30PM -5:30 PM
Virtual: Recorded Options Released Each Week to Registered Staff

YMCA Registration

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Jet Dental

Jet Dental is coming to Suffolk Schools August 29, 30, 31, 2022 for interested Suffolk Schools Employees.  It will be housed at Florence Bowser Elementary School.

  • Bring Dental Insurance Card to Your Appointment
  • There is no cost for basic cleaning/dental exam/x-rays with SPS Anthem High or Low Dental Plans.  Appointments are on time and last 1 hour.
  • Co-Pay may apply for additional or more detailed dental work and/or insurance plans outside of SPS Anthem Dental High or Low Plans.
  • Jet Dental will review any applicable costs before performing treatment, and Jet Dental can offer flexible payment options as needed. 

Book Your Appointment
Have questions? Call Jet Dental at 801-430-9262. Or email hello@jetdental.com

**If you participated in February 2022 in the Jet Dental Program, you can participate again.  This August date represents your 6th month (bi-annual) appointment.

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Mammo Van

The Chesapeake Regional Mobile Mammography Van will be here August 29, 30, 31, 2022.  Registration is now open

August 29th ~ John F. Kennedy Middle School
August 30th ~ King’s Fork High School
August 31st ~ Lakeland High School

Make your appointment today. 

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Eat, Fit, Go!

We now have access to a new program called Eat Fit Go!

Losing steam in the meal ideas department? Switch it up with Eat Fit Go. They deliver healthy, ready-to-eat meals straight to your home or office. These flavor-packed dishes are crafted by culinary experts and registered dieticians and made only with premium ingredients. Check out the colorful and flavorful menu today!

As a Virgin Pulse member, you’ll get 10% off your orders.  Log in to Pulse today to join.

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

We will have a wonderful year of Reading, Engaging, and Fun activities!

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NRHS SUMMER BAND CAMP 2022

SUMMER BAND CAMP AT THE RIV3R

Summer band camp for the Nansemond River High School Magnificent Marching Warrior Band will begin on Monday, August 1, 2022 for everyone.  To register for Band camp use the following link  https://forms.gle/bkAPPayNh9m11Au4A

Tryouts for ALL AUXILIARIES (DANCER , FLAG, GUARD, AND MAJORETTES) will take place in the band room of NRHS on July 26 through July 28. 

You must have a completed and cleared physical before the tryout date and instrument players must have a completed physical before August 1.********

We look forward to seeing you in band camp.  There are a few changes for camp this year.  Parents must provide transportation for students to get to camp in the mornings.  Band Camp begins from 8 am to 3 pm Monday thru Thursday.  A more detailed schedule will be available by August 1.  Transportation will be provided for students once we dismiss daily at 3 pm.  See the following links for a list of the stops. 

 NRHS SUMMER CAMP ROUTE 2

NRHS2012 SUMMER CAMP ROUTE 1

NRHS SUMMER CAMP RROUTE 3

Our band uses the CHARMS OFFICE system to maintain schedules, forms, communications, payments and most other administrative functions of the band if you are not registered in Charms, please register for camp using the following link>>>>>>>>>https://forms.gle/bkAPPayNh9m11Au4A

 

For more information, you may contact the school at 757-923-4101 or email Mr. Woodis at edwardwoodis@spsk12.net.  

Summer Band Camp Registration 2022

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUryA0Sa6W1AbJ6PdC93GyiFWdqBC5lp6ivKj7RzJvLAUEfA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Have a safe and enjoyable summer! Keep Reading!!

Click on the link for summer reading sites.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fgWCshcxX0OKE0mmhZ94nCiDIzIlQSZ3lWp5GzG2XRI/view

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