College & Career Readiness Fair Set for Nov. 1 … Workshop Schedule Announced

September 18, 2014

WHAT:        College & Career Readiness Fair

WHO:          Students in Grades 7-12, and Parents

WHEN:        Saturday, November 1

WHERE:      King’s Fork Middle School

- 8 a.m.  Registration               
- 8:30 a.m. Opening Session
- 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. – Workshops


Click here for the program with workshop descriptions and schedule of events.

  • Preferred Registration due October 24.  

  • Reservations accepted through Oct. 31.

  • Walk-In participation allowed.


Link here to REGISTER NOW.

Click here for a flyer.


College Info Booths:
Old Dominion University … Hampton University … Christopher Newport University … Tidewater Community College … ITT Technical Institute … Virginia Commonwealth University … Regent University … College of William and Mary … Norfolk State University … University of Virginia … Paul D. Camp Community College … Chowan University … Riverside School of Health Sciences … Virginia Wesleyan College


Workshop sessions:                                      

Preparing for High School

  • Specialty Programs  (International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way engineering, Governor’s School for the Arts, the Pruden Center for Industry & Technology)
  • Making the Transition to High School

 Planning for College

  • PSAT, SAT, ACT College Aptitude Tests
  • Advanced Studies Options: AP, Dual Credit, Honors
  • Preparing Your Pocketbook & Your Child for College

 Transitioning to the Workforce

  • Career Opportunities & Apprenticeships in Hampton Roads
  • Job Search Skills

These topics are only categories of workshops to be offered.

Suffolk Parent University – Saturday, Nov. 15

October 29, 2014

Mark your calendars now!

Suffolk Parent University Returns for November Session

Raising self-confident, healthy, and motivated children is not an easy job for most parents and caregivers.  If you are looking for advice on how to help your children, please take advantage of the fall session of Suffolk Parent University, sponsored by Suffolk Public Schools and Suffolk’s Early Childhood Development Commission.

This free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at King’s Fork Middle School. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the opening speaker at 8:45 a.m.

Three Ways to Register:
  1. Call (757) 934-6202
  2. Online at
  3. Complete a form on the paper flyers available at all Suffolk Public Schools or you can download it here: REGISTRATION

Participants can select three workshop sessions, and visit resource tables from community organizations who support local families and children.  Presenters are experts in their fields, including speakers from the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, The Planning Council, Family Systems II, Advocating for Kids, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, The Children’s Center, the Suffolk Library, the Suffolk Early Childhood Development Commission, and Suffolk Public Schools.

Workshop topics include:

  • Top 10 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew
  • Stop Arguing with Your Kids: Positive Discipline
  • Kindergarten Readiness: Planning for Success
  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
  • Jump Up & Grow: Healthy Family Meals and Activities for You and Your Kids
  • Keep Your Kids Safe Online
  • Let’s Knock Out that Bullying
  • Choosing High Quality Childcare
  • Ages and Stages: What to Expect as Your Child Grows
  • Advocating for Your Special Needs Child
  • Teaching Your Kids to Save Money
  • Suffolk Library and Using Mobile Devices
  • Discovering At-Home Fun in Math & Science
  • Reading in the Kitchen: Recipes, Shopping & Cooking
  • Fantastic Family Fun with Read-Alouds
  • Engaging Kids in Reading Activities in Just 10 Minutes a Day
  • Reading Comprehension: The Key to Unlocking Understanding
  • Effective Reading Strategies for Early Readers


Absentee Calls for K-8 Students to Go Out Earlier, Starting Nov. 3, as Safety Precaution

October 13, 2014

As a safety precaution, the automated attendance calls sent when your child is absent from school will now be sent earlier in the day.  Starting Monday, November 3, attendance calls for elementary and middle school students will be pushed out at 10:45 a.m.

Parents are encouraged to review the telephone number that School Messenger currently uses for attendance calls.  The first phone number in the student information system is the default setting for receiving attendance calls.  Because that number might be a home number, parents might want to change the School Messenger setting to a daytime cell phone number.
For technical assistance, please email Bethanne Bradshaw at


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.