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Portsmouth Public Schools Awarded JJ Watt Foundation Grant
Posted on 07/14/2016
The $5,000 grant will assist with the purchase of helmets for the district’s three middle school football programs....
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Portsmouth Public Schools Awarded JJ Watt Foundation Grant
GenCyber Camp
Posted on 07/13/2016
This summer, Portsmouth students are learning about cyber security at Norfolk State University at the GenCyber Camp. Students from across Hampton Roads, grades 6-12 spend ten days learning acquisition, recovery and encryption using digital forensic investigation software....
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GenCyber Camp
Summer Rockets at StarBase
Posted on 06/30/2016
Thursdays are for rockets! Students, teachers and volunteers spent their morning assembling rockets, launch controllers and launch pads. A group of 20 students have been learning Newton's Three Laws of Motion in the StarBase summer camp, free to all students....
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Summer Rockets at StarBase
Students Paint Sea Mural at Portsmouth Main Library
Posted on 06/29/2016
11 art students spent five Saturdays between April-June painting the basement of the Children's Activity Room in the Portsmouth Main Library. ...
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Students Paint Sea Mural at Portsmouth Main Library
Summer Fun Means Summer Camp!
Posted on 06/24/2016
Today is the first Friday since classes ended a week ago and students are enjoying summer activities all over the city of Portsmouth. There are 66 elementary students participating in Summer RAYS, a Parks and Recreation program. Throughout the day, students play games, enjoy activities and learn the importance of teamwork....
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Summer fun means summer camps!
Jazmun Jones will venture to Harvard University for a three-day conference
Posted on 06/21/2016
At the end of this month, Jazmun Jones will venture to Harvard University for a three-day conference dedicated to technology and science learning. More than 2,000 students from across the nation will be a part of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, sponsored by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists....
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Portsmouth City School Board Appoints Student Representative
Posted on 06/16/2016
MyKayla will serve on the Portsmouth City School Board as a student representative for the 2016-2017 school year. In the event MyKayla is unable to attend a meeting, the School Board has appointed an alternate student representative, Teagan Rogers, a rising senior at Woodrow Wilson High School....
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Portsmouth City School Board Appoints Student Representative
Westhaven's Kweku Mensah Wins First Place in NASA Art Contest
Posted on 06/13/2016
Kweku is 10 and is in the fourth grade at Westhaven Elementary. On June, 1 Kweku and his family visited NASA Langley Research Center for a ceremony where he was honored for his artwork. He won first place in his age group and thinks winning, “is pretty lucky and awesome.”...
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Kweku Mensah's Artwork Wins First Place

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Tobacco-free school policy
22nd school division in Virginia to adopt a 100% comprehensive tobacco-free policy
The comprehensive, 100% tobacco-free school policy is one that prohibits any and all tobacco use by students, staff and visitors at any time, including non-school hours, in any bui...
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James Hurst and Victory Elementary Receive  Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants for New Playground Fences
James Hurst and Victory Elementary Receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants for New Playground Fences
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded Victory Elementary School and James Hurst Elementary School each $4,910....
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I. C. Norcom's Future Business Leaders of America Host Fundraiser
I. C. Norcom's Future Business Leaders of America organization will host its second annual Lemon Aid Campaign on Friday, July 15, 2016. ...
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