City-Wide College Night – Monday, Oct. 6

September 18, 2014

A division-wide College Night will be held on Monday, October 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by King’s Fork High School.  This event is for students and parents from Lakeland High, King’s Fork High and Nansemond River High schools.  Representatives from more than 50 universities, colleges and trade schools will be present.  Call the guidance department at each high school for more information.

College & Career Readiness Fair Set for Nov. 1 … Registration Open

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


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.

Students to Perform at Peanut Fest – Oct. 10

October 1, 2014

Suffolk Public Schools will again have a major presence at this year’s Peanut Fest which will be held Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th.  Come out and support the students who will be sharing their talents!

Student musicians will perform on the Family Stage on Friday, October 10th. The performance schedule is as follows:

  • 10:30 a.m.- Forest Glen Middle School – 8th Grade Orchestra
  • 11 a.m. - John Yeates Middle School – Chorus
  • 11:30 a.m. - John Yeates Middle School – Band
  • 12 noon - King’s Fork Middle School – Band and Chorus
  • 12:30 p.m. - Forest Glen Middle School – Band and Chorus
  • 1 p.m. - Nansemond River High School – High Fidelity chorus
  • 1:30 p.m. - King’s Fork Middle School – Orchestra
  • 2 p.m. - King’s Fork High School – Orchestra
  • 2:30 p.m. - John F. Kennedy Middle School – Chorus
  • 3 p.m. - John F. Kennedy Middle School – Band

Student artists will have their original creations on display throughout the four-day festival in the school division’s entrance tent.

Call Bethanne Bradshaw, Public Information Officer, at 925-6752 for more information.

Updated Bus Routes

September 22, 2014

Please click on the School’s Name to access Updated Bus Routes

Changes are highlighted in yellow, teal, pale pink, and blue.


Booker T. Washington Elementary School – updated 9-22

Creekside Elementary School – updated 9-22

Driver Elementary School-AND-Florence Bowser Elementary School – updated 9-22

Elephant’s Fork Elementary School – updated 9-22

Hillpoint Elementary School 

Kilby Shores Elementary School

Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary School

Nansemond Parkway Elementary School

Northern Shores Elementary School

Oakland Elementary School

Pioneer Elementary School – updated 9-22


Forest Glen Middle School 

John F. Kennedy Middle School – updated 9-22

John Yeates Middle School – updated 9-22

King’s Fork Middle School – updated 9-22


King’s Fork High School – updated 9-22

Lakeland High School – updated 9-22

Nansemond River High School – updated 9-22


Turlington Woods


Contact Us   …  

The best way to connect with the Transportation Department is submitting this online form:

Click here:  Report Concerns or Issues Online


Due to limited phone access, transportation staff can also be contacted by email:

Main Office: (757) 925-5572

2014-15 Transportation Forms

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.