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SPS Receives The Bronze Trailblazer Award from the United Way of South Hampton Roads

Suffolk Public Schools received the Bronze Trailblazer Award from the United Way of South Hampton Roads for our fundraising efforts during the 2023-2024 UW Giving campaign. Our school division raised a total of $14,952.71. Thank you to our Employee Campaign Leaders, school liaisons, and all who contributed to our staff and student campaigns this season!

Congratulations! Mr. Whitfield Retires After 70 Years

After 70 years of dedicated service to Suffolk Public Schools, the longest employee with the school division, Mr. Rutherford Ulysses Whitfield, is retiring. We celebrate Mr. Whitfield and thank him for his years of dedicated service to SPS! Watch his highlight on WAVY TV 10 or WTKR 3.

WAVY TV 10 Excellent Educator Highlight: Mrs. Teri Kerns, MBJES

Congratulations to Mrs. Teri Kerns, 4th grade teacher at Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School, for being selected by WAVY TV 10 as an Excellent Educator. Mrs. Kerns is another reason why we say #SPSCreatesAchievers!

The College & Career Academy Culinary Arts Program "Food Truck"

The College and Career Academy (CCAP) Culinary Arts students hosted a Food Truck event to showcase their skills and talents in creating delicious cuisines!

Air Force ROTC Cadets Fly with Civil Air Patrol

Air Force ROTC cadets at Lakeland High School have been afforded a unique opportunity to fly with the Civil Air Patrol, giving them hands-on learning experiences to gain valuable insights into aviation!


We thank our students, families, and community for another year of a successful Champions Together Unified Track & Field event. Thank you to Mr. James Gunther and his team for their fantastic work expanding the Special Olympics in SPS!

Solarbration Ceremony

Dominion Energy and King's Fork High School partnered together for a “Solarbration" ceremony! KFHS now has solar panels that will provide clean energy to the building. A special thank you to Dr. Katelyn Leitner and Mr. John Littlefield for their work on this project.


Qua Cummings, Art Teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School, was highlighted on WTKR in February for inspiring her students. This week, Ms. Cummings received a surprise second visit from the station and was presented with the WTKR Everyday Hero award. Way to go, Ms. Cummings!! 

FBES Purple Star

Florence Bowser Elementary School unveiled its purple star banner.


Congratulations to Mr. Nicholas Wright for being selected as the SPS 2023 - 2024 Rookie Teacher of the Year! Mr. Wright is the CTE Technology Teacher at Nansemond River High School.


With the help of students in the Nansemond River High School Project Lead the Way Engineering program, The Suffolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated donated three "Tiny Libraries" to BTWES, EFES and MBJES to help literacy efforts in SPS.


April is the Month of the Military Child. SPS celebrates Jade Pagan Abreu, a Senior at NRHS named Naval Station Norfolk's 2024 Youth of the Year. Ms. Abreu won the state championship and now represents Virginia in the regional Military Youth of the Year competition.


The Student Council Association (SCA) at Kilby Shores Elementary School is active in giving back to their community. This year, the students sponsored a fundraiser to raise money for the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Education Department.

Drive Safe Hampton Roads

Drive Safe Hampton Roads (DSHR) recognized nineteen local high schools for their participation in the Get It Together Seat Belt Challenge. King’s Fork High School won Silver with a total of 1,525 education points and 78.65% seatbelt usage. Lakeland High School won Bronze with a total of 225 education points and 99.32% seat belt usage.


As Prom season approaches, 13 News Now sheds light on Ms. Candace Credle, Marketing Teacher at NRHS and the NRHS Student DECA Chapter for easing the financial burden for families by providing FREE prom dresses at their 4th Annual "Gowns for Crowns." 


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