Bethanne Bradshaw

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Feb 16

Parent Perception Survey Available Feb. 19 – Mar. 16

As part of the school division’s assessment of each school’s educational environment, parents of students are being invited to participate in the 2018 Parent Perception Survey. The survey will be conducted starting Monday, February 19 and will continue to be available through Friday, March 19, 2018. Schools will use the information from the survey to …

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Feb 16

Discussions to Start on Teen Depression

… Suffolk Public Schools is bolstering its student mental wellness curriculum and building a stronger safety net for Suffolk teens by engaging parents and caring adults in a new, division-wide initiative. Partnering with The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation, Suffolk Public Schools is starting conversations around a video created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention …

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Feb 16

VIDEO: Congratulations to Superintendent’s Star Award Winners

Congratulations to 15 division employees who have been named winners of the Superintendent’s Star Award for First Semester 2017-18. Watch a video of the recognition reception by clicking here. A recognition reception was held on Tuesday, February 6 at Creekside Elementary School.  Judges consider initiative, school spirit, creativity, commitment, and attitude to recognize those who …

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Feb 16

Creekside Elementary: Runners-Up at the Bee

Congratulations to Creekside Elementary School team, who were the runners-up in the 2018 Grown-Up Spelling Bee, to benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Click on the headline to see how all 13 teams placed and what word tripped them up. The event will raise more than $10,000 for the SEF’s instructional grants, college scholarships, staff development …

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Feb 13

Free Community Workshops from WTCSB …

Teachers, counselors, coaches and others who work with teenagers and young adults might be interested in the free public training opportunities being offered by the Western Tidewater Community Services Board. Times and Locations for Each Workshop Varies, so please contact Anderson Wright Mental Health First Aid: for Youth and Young Adults: MHFA: Youth focuses …

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Feb 09

Board Weighs 2 Options on School Hour Changes

NEW INFORMATION: View the presentation shared at the Feb. 8, 2018 Suffolk School Board meeting, by clicking here.   This is OPTION #2 presented at the Feb. 8th meeting: Tier Schools Bus Arrival Start of School School Dismissal Buses Depart School T1 FGM, JFK, JYMS, KFMS, FCMS SECEP 7:00 7:25 2:00 2:15 T2 LHS, KFHS, …

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Feb 08

Learn More about the Proposed 2018-19 Budget

The Superintendent’s Proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget was presented to the Suffolk School Board on February 8, 2018. Click on the headline to open the most. Learn more at this link:

Feb 02

Revised 2017-18 Calendar

Open this news article for a printable PDF of January 2018 to June 2018 calendar, revised because of make-up time. Click on headline first to get to the calendar.  Click here to open.   

Jan 29

Congratulations …

Suffolk Public Schools is proud of all of its outstanding teachers — from those just starting their classroom careers to veterans who have impacted a generation of students.  Congratulations to the teachers recently selected by their peers to represent their school in the city-wide recognition program for the 2018 Teacher of the Year and Rookie …

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Jan 25

Wellness Challenge #2: Start Smart

SPS Staff, Wellness Challenge #2 registration will end on Friday,  02/09/2018.  Check the Wellness Blog (click) and the attachment included for more details.  Will you be one of the first 200 members to register and complete this challenge? Incentive: SPS Fitness Star T-Shirt  (click here for a sample) (click)              Join the SPS Fitbit Community (click)   Have …

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Jan 16

Now Available Online — SEF Grant Applications for 2018-19

The Suffolk Education Foundation announces that applications are now available for its 2018-19 instructional grant program.  Proposals are due electronically by email no later than Friday, April 20, 2018. This year’s grant application is available online at the SEF’s website. Click here to connect to the online Grant Application.   

Jan 10

Stipend Deadline and Renewal Reminder …

Announcements from the HR Department … Stipend Deadline … The deadline to receive stipends for the second semester is Feb. 15.  Contact Erma Goodman or Beth Simpkins in the Human Resources Department at  925-6758. License Renewal …  Teachers whose licenses expire June 30, 2018 should send renewal paperwork to Erma Goodman or Beth Simpkins in the Human …

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Jan 02

Ready to Quit Smoking?

The free Quit For Life® Program helps people learn to live without tobacco for all kinds of reasons.  It can be hard to quit. That’s why the Quit For Life Program offers tobacco users powerful tools and support every step of the way. The Quit For Life Program includes: Phone coaching. Through a series of …

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Dec 20

POSTED … Rezoning Preliminary Proposals for 2018-19

Click on this headline to open this post. Then the link below to the division web page will be available for you to use:

Nov 14

REWIRED: State of the Schools 2017 Video

Suffolk Public Schools is REWIRED! From setting expectations and adopting innovation to strengthening instruction, we prepare all students to follow their passions and find success. A focus on integrating technology and project-based learning enhances lessons for every learning style. Watch the 2017 State of the Schools video, which made its debut at the annual Superintendent’s …

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Nov 14

Elementary Homework Changes Set for Jan. 2

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 – …

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Oct 16

Wellness Program Kicks Off a New Year

Welcome to the 2018 Suffolk Public Schools Wellness Program. It’s time to get a fresh start on your journey to well-being!  Be on the lookout for incentive challenges to begin soon! Already a Member? Use your login from the previous school year   How to Register (New to Wellness Program) Visit, click Register, and enter: Last …

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Oct 09

Superintendent Encourages Your Support of United Way

Suffolk Public Schools believes it takes the whole community working together to reach our mutual goals.  Our community is what we make it and we have the power to choose to make a positive impact. For the past three years, our school division had the opportunity to directly see the impact that we make when …

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Sep 25

2018-19 Budget Process Underway

Click on the headline to view a visual explanation of the Annual Budget Process.  

Sep 14

Open Enrollment for Health & Dental Insurance – Sept. 18 to Oct. 6

Open enrollment will be held from September 18 to October 6 for your 2018 calendar year coverages.  Suffolk Public Schools has moved to a calendar year plan year for health, dental and supplemental insurances because of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This information was included in the Benefits Guide booklet distributed earlier this year. Each …

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