Recent News

Parent, Patillo re-elected as Board chairman, vice-chair
Parent, Patillo re-elected as Board chairman, vice-chair
Posted on 01/13/2020
PPS named to the AP District Honor Roll
PPS named to the AP District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/05/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) is one of the only 250 school divisions across both the United States and Canada to be named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll.  READ MORE...
Churchland Middle’s Perry-Campbell wins local doctoral competition
Churchland Middle’s Perry-Campbell wins local doctoral competition
Posted on 12/02/2019
Churchland Middle School Assistant Principal Janeen Perry-Campbell is currently working on her doctorate in education at Old Dominion University (ODU).  READ MORE...
Dr. Bracy
Dr. Bracy to earn CCIA honor for leadership in education
Posted on 11/12/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III has been named an honoree of Church and Community in Action (CCIA) for the organization’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, which will be held Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.   READ MORE...
Calendar Survey
Calendar Survey Available Now
Posted on 11/04/2019
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Churchland Elementary Principal named President of VAESP
Posted on 10/25/2019
Churchland Elementary School Principal Dr. Jamill Jones has been named as the President of the Virginia Association of Elementary Schools Principals (VAESP).   READ MORE...
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Wilson High earns Project Ignition grant, students to attend the National Youth Leadership Council training
Posted on 10/21/2019
Budget department earns ASBO Honor
Posted on 10/11/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools has earned the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for excellence in its budget presentation.   READ MORE...
Portsmouth Public Schools maintains accreditation standing
Posted on 09/30/2019
For the second year in a row, 14 of the 19 Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) testing schools have earned full accreditation, according to data released today by the Virginia Department of Education. In 2015, the division just six of 19 schools were accredited.   READ MORE...
Churchland High School named Naval Honor School
Posted on 09/09/2019
Churchland High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (MCJROTC) program was recently designated as a Naval Honor School based on activity that took place during the 2018-19 school year.  READ MORE...
Football games rescheduled
Posted on 09/04/2019
In preparation for the anticipated weather later this week, high schools have all proactively moved their home football games scheduled for Friday night.   READ MORE...
School Board Meetings
School Board meeting announcement updates
Posted on 08/14/2019
Effective Sept. 1, 2019, School Board meetings/agendas will no longer be published in the Sunday Bridges.  READ MORE...
United Way
PPS donates more than $34,000 to United Way
Posted on 07/18/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools was recently honored with a special plaque honoring the division’s more than $34,000 donation to the United Way of South Hampton Roads.  READ MORE...
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Churchland math teacher named finalist for Presidential Award for instruction
Posted on 07/02/2019
Churchland High School's Aziz Zahraoui has been named a 2019 Virginia state-level finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  READ MORE...
Portsmouth Public Schools earns top financial reporting honor
Posted on 06/24/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the division’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).   READ MORE...
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Frances Johnson named PPS Nurse of the Year
Posted on 05/23/2019
At the last staff meeting for all Portsmouth Public Schools school nurses for the 2018-19 school year, Olive Branch Preschool Nurse Frances Johnson was named the 2019 School Nurse of the Year.   READ MORE...
Portsmouth Public Schools hosting annual Preschool and Kindergarten Registration events
Posted on 05/09/2019
Families with rising preschoolers and kindergartners can attend one of a series upcoming registration events held by Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) to help streamline the process and provide answers to questions about the division’s programs.  READ MORE...
Budget Planning
Important Budget Update: City Council Informally Agrees to Provide an Additional $2.6 Million
Posted on 04/10/2019
The city manager's budget proposal, if adopted, will cut the school system's request by $3.1 million.  READ MORE...
Rachael Lasky is the 2019 PPS Teacher of the Year
Rachael Lasky is the 2019 PPS Teacher of the Year
Posted on 03/28/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools has bestowed its highest teaching honor upon Rachael Lasky, a science teacher at William E. Waters Middle School.  READ MORE...
Good News
Tell us your good news!
Posted on 03/05/2019
PPS families, staff, and students can share positive and inspirational stories with us. Submissions will be reviewed and may be included in our “Good News” feature of our website.  READ MORE...
New online system launched for school and facility rentals
Posted on 01/24/2019
The school division now uses an online system to manage school and building rental requests.  READ MORE...
Dr. Bracy
Questions? Just ask Dr. Bracy!
Posted on 09/05/2018
Our superintendent Dr. Bracy is interested in hearing from you. If you have general questions, ideas, or concerns about the school division, let him know.  READ MORE...
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