Come join us Monday, February 4 at 6:30 in the Portsmouth High School Library for a discussion about budgetary priorities in the Portsmouth School District. We'll share how the School Board goals inform our budgeting vision, as well as how district initiatives factor in to the process. We'd love to hear your thoughts on priorities for the FY20 budget and beyond. Hope to see you there.
Coffee and Conversation with Steve and George this Thursday at 6:30 PM (12/6) in the Portsmouth Middle School Library.
Topic: Competency-Based Education
What is it all about?
How does it relate to our goals?
Where is Portsmouth in this work?
What are your thoughts?
PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK
OCTOBER 22ND – OCTOBER 26TH
Red Ribbon Week is a week designated to acknowledge, educate and support individuals and families impacted by substance misuse and/or abuse. The observance of Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 after DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was kidnapped, and murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico.
Wednesday, October 10th is International Walk to School Day. To celebrate, three Portsmouth Schools are participating this year with their own Walk to School Day events, including:
City Officials want to remind motorists to be aware that crossing guards will be stationed at positions throughout the City in conjunction with the start of the new school season Monday, August 27, 2018. Crossing guards assist students and parents walking and biking to school. Drivers are urged to use an abundance of caution near school neighborhoods, plan travel routes away from heavy school traffic, and obey posted school speed limits, and crossing guard signals.
In honor of staff appreciation week, we’re posting school-specific electronic bulletin boards where we encourage all the members of our community: students, parents and guardians, administrators and fellow staff members to drop a note of appreciation to any of our dedicated staff members in the Portsmouth School Department.
The links below lead to each bulletin board. They are also posted on our district and school websites. To add a note to any of the pages, simply click the plus (+) sign in the lower right corner of the page.
Congratulations to the Portsmouth and SAU #50 recipients of this years' Clipper Foundation Grants. Thanks to the Clipper Foundation for awarding $30,000 this year to support innovative education practices. Below are descriptions of the projects receiving awards this year.
The Stark Street Bridge will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning on Monday, January 29th. The bridge will be completely replaced and will not be reopen until Columbus Day. Temporary lane closures on the Route 1 Bypass will be permitted during working operations. Additionally, brief complete traffic shut downs will be allowed on the Bypass between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Core Values in Portsmouth Schools
Over the last few weeks we have met with groups of parents, staff, and students to engage in a discussion about how we as a school system celebrate diversity and address any incidents where students, families or staff do not feel welcome in our school community.