Info Night Dec. 2 – Biomedical Sciences Program

November 19, 2014

Parent and Student Information Session

7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2


Current 8th-graders and parents interested in learning more about this program should attend this meeting and classroom tour.

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences program is housed at Lakeland High School. It is open to current 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra 1 zoned to attend any of the three high schools. School bus transportation will be provided.

The Biomedical Sciences program is a good fit for students who have one or more of the following attributes:
• Interest in the way things work in science, technology, or nature
• Interest in exploring career opportunities in medicine, technology, or science
• Motivated by a hands-on, team-oriented, project-based environment

For more information,

  • Douglas Wagoner, Principal at Lakeland High, at 925-5790

The PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) ProgramTM is a sequence of courses, all aligned with appropriate national learning standards, which follows a proven hands-on, real-word problem-solving approach to learning. Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Through activities, like dissecting a heart, students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body—often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solution to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology. Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and development of organizational, critical-thinking, and problem solving skills. Along the way students investigate a variety of careers in biomedical sciences. 

Info Night Dec. 10 — International Baccalaureate

November 20, 2014

Parent/Student Information Session

  • WHO:  Current 8th-graders and their parents from FGMS, JFKMS, JYMS, and KFMS
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6 p.m.
  • King’s Fork High School Auditorium

The IB program is available to all eligible students enrolled in Suffolk Public Schools, regardless of their zoned high school.  Transportation is provided to students throughout the city.

Link here for Info Session flyer.

Learn more:  and also at the national site:

STAR AWARD: Nominate Outstanding SPS Employees for Recognition

November 5, 2014

A new web-based form is now available to make nominations for Star Awards easy as 1-2-3.

Link here for details on the award program.

Link here for the new web form.

Star Award flyer_poster_finalDeadlines for submission are Dec. 15 for recognition at the January 2015 meeting of Suffolk School Board, and March 15 for recognition at the April 2015 meeting.



Need Money for College? Visit Scholarship Hub

September 18, 2014

The school division’s Scholarship Hub is an online, local resource for high school seniors searching for scholarships.

This central site can be searched by criteria, such as career, college major, GPA, and extracurricular activities. You can access Scholarship Hub at

High school guidance counselors will continue to distribute scholarships including those linked to specific colleges, athletic opportunities and other focused awards, not listed on the Hub.

Share Your Scholarship – If your community group has a scholarship suitable for Scholarship Hub, please send information by email to  For more information, call the School Administrative Offices at 925-6752.

Applications Due Jan. 9 – Pathways to Engineering Program

November 19, 2014

Student application packets for current 8th-graders interested in enrolling in Project Lead the Way – Pathway to Engineering are due to middle school guidance counselors by Friday, January 9, 2015.


An information session for students and parents was held Nov. 20.

Suffolk Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability,or age in its programs and activities.

For inquiries, contact Gail Bess at 925-6750.

Project Lead the Way is available to all eligible students enrolled in Suffolk Public Schools. Transportation is provided to students throughout the city.

The national website is