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International Walk to School Celebrations October 3-7
Posted on 09/09/2016
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. ...
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International Walk to School Celebrations
Amy James Has Been Teaching for 16 Years
Posted on 09/07/2016
The Simonsdale Elementary teacher has been shaping young minds for 16 years and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon. A Portsmouth Public Schools alum, James told The Pilot how she trains the next generation....
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 Amy James Has Been Teaching for 16 Years
At John Tyler Elementary School, Zara Macaulay excelled in music, math and history.
Posted on 09/02/2016
Zara participated in the All-City Chorus and was on the safety patrol. Her mother, Nicole Macaulay, attributes Zara’s love for education and involvement in school activities to her teachers and Dr. Jamill Jones, Principal of John Tyler Elementary from 2013-2016....
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Three Portsmouth students plan for a busy school year
Posted on 09/01/2016
Dyron James, Kaleb Brown and Zoe Campbell share how this year they are focused on success with The Virginian-Pilot. Dyron is a freshman at Churchland High School, Kaleb is in the 10th grade at Wilson High and Zoe is in 11th grade at I.C. Norcom High School. Each student shares how extracurricular activities offer balance to their studies....
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Medal Worthy Moms
Posted on 08/31/2016
In the August 15th edition of People Magazine, LaShawn Merritt (Woodrow Wilson High grad) and his mom, Brenda Merritt were highlighted. Brenda has worked within Portsmouth Public Schools for the past 25 years. She currently is a library clerk at Woodrow Wilson High School (WWHS)....
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Science Teacher Recognized by News
Posted on 08/30/2016
Mr. Daron Moore is a science teacher at I.C. Norcom High School. Most teachers welcome the summer to spend time with their families. Mr. Moore is not really taking a break with his family, instead he does summer camps with students....
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Back-to-School Convocation
Posted on 08/25/2016
The Annual All-Employee Back-to-School Fall Convocation celebrated the start of the 2016-17 school year! I.C. Norcom High School and Churchland High School cheerleaders welcomed all staff. Port Towne Magic! Pops Orchestra performed for all guests. The keynote speaker was Dr. Kenston J. Griffin, founder and CEO of Dream Builders Communication, Inc. ...
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Back-to-School Convocation
PALS Camp at Douglass Park Elementary
Posted on 08/23/2016
Douglass Park Elementary hosted a Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) Camp this summer. For two weeks, 39 students in Kindergarten through Third Grade participated in the camp to strengthen their reading skills. ...
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Pals Camp at Douglass Park Elementary

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School Bus Tracking App for Parents Coming Soon
School Bus Tracking App for Parents Coming Soon
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