School Board Meetings
School Board Meetings
Members of the I. C. Norcom High School National Honor Society/Key Club volunteered at Santa’s Workshop sponsored by the Salvation Army, a program that helps provide gifts for families in need during the holiday season. Way to go, Greyhounds!
As you are completing your holiday shopping this year, consider the following information from the PPS M/WBE Advisory Committee.
Come enjoy the Portsmouth Library's 2nd Annual Holiday Sing Along featuring Porte Town Magic on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2pm! This free event will be held at the Downtown Branch located at 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, Va.
Moving a little slow this morning after the long weekend? Put some pep in your step with the Churchland High School Marching Band Drumline directed by Mr. Ronald Nash!
All schools and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Reminder: Wednesday, Nov. 22 will be an asynchronous learning day for all students and a telework day for all staff. All school buildings and offices will be closed.
The PPS Office of School Improvement and Teacher Quality treated their international teachers to an early Thanksgiving breakfast! Thank you for for bringing your diverse perspectives and expertise to PPS!
The City of Portsmouth needs your help to determine the city's internet connectivity for possible grant funding. Visit connectingvirginia.com website to learn more about how you can test your internet strength and support potential funding for the region.
Congratulations to our School Board Chairman Dr. Cardell Patillo, who has just been sworn in as the new President of the Virginia School Boards Association!
Happy Veterans Day to all who served in the U. S. military, stateside and abroad. Thank you for your service!
All schools and administrative offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day.
Reminder: Tuesday, Nov. 7 is a Teacher Workday, so there will be no school for students.
I. C. Norcom High School, Manor High School, Cradock Middle School, Churchland Primary and Churchland Academy have all earned the Purple Star designation by the Virginia Department of Education! Learn more here: https://www.ppsk12.us/news/recent_news/five_more_pps_schools_earn_purple_star_designation
Reminder: All students will have an early dismissal from school tomorrow, Nov. 3. For the early release schedule, please visit ppsk12.us/families/school_hours.
Reminder: The last day for Federal Impact Aid Cards to be returned to your child’s school is tomorrow, Oct. 27!
The PPS Department of Budget and Finance has once again received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)! Read more here: https://www.ppsk12.us/news/recent_news/p_p_s_earns_g_f_o_a_finance_award
The Governor's School for the Arts invites interested families to attend their Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 25! For more information about their programs and offerings, visit www.gsarts.org.
PPS parents and guardians are invited to attend a free computer class hosted by PPS Adult Education and the Office of Federal Programs and Pre-K. To register, please email [email protected] or call Loretha Stills at (757) 393-8392.
The PPS Office of Gifted Education will hold a Gifted and Talented Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Manor High School. Interested families of elementary and middle school students will have an opportunity to meet the division’s Gifted Resource teachers!
PPS Parents - Federal Impact Aid Cards are getting sent home today. Please fill out and return by Friday, Oct. 27.
Don't forget to wear ORANGE tomorrow, Oct. 18 for Unity Day! Tag your photos using and show the world that bullying has no place at PPS!
Looking for a way to give back to the Portsmouth community? Join PPS in it's annual United Way Giving Campaign! Learn more about what the United Way is doing locally and how to donate by visiting ppsk12.uwshr.stratuslive.com.
All PPS students currently in grades 8-11 with an interest in the arts are invited to audition for the 2024-2025 Governor's School for the Arts! To learn more, join the GSA for a virtual informational session tonight, Oct. 17, by registering at gsarts.org/admissions.
Registration is still open for the Attendance Matters Parent Workshop being held Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at The Emily Spong Center. Interested parents and guardians can sign up at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesJkQUSLqm1KqxD7gUyRO05yNqliFPHFvemCQMz8M2ZWcTBg/viewform
This week is School Bus Safety Week! Special thanks to the PPS Transportation Staff for continuing to keep students safe on the road!
There’s still time to purchase tickets for the Portsmouth Schools Foundation State of the Schools being held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 8am at the Edmonds Center! Proceeds will help the Foundation continue to support PPS students. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portsmouth-state-of-the-schools-tickets-625308764347
The Virginia Arts Festival and Rhythm Project invites all interested PPS students in Grades 6-8 to join The Rising-Stars Steel Pan After School Ensemble! Open auditions will be held at Douglass Park Elementary on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfafIqY03Ut97hFz3hgf_nH_dvTLup1-RGYFyyThaMmSCmJVg/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Portsmouth City School Board Special Meeting held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 is available division's YouTube channel here:
School Board Work Session 10.5.23Portsmouth Public Schools
Be sure to wear blue tomorrow in support of Bullying Prevention Month!
Today is National Custodian Appreciation Day! Thanks to all PPS custodians for doing a super job at keeping our schools and facilities safe and sanitary!
The public is invited to attend the Portsmouth Schools Foundation State of the Schools being held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 8am at the Edmonds Center. Proceeds will go towards the Foundation's efforts to support PPS students. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portsmouth-state-of-the-schools-tickets-625308764347?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&from=032c3b5936d811ee87fb16414bce7898
Parents at all PPS Title I schools are invited to tour the PPS Title I Parent Center on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 12pm-2pm at the Emily Spong Center. For more information, please call PPS Parent & Family Engagement Specialist Loretha Stills at (757) 393-8392.
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