Recent News

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 first-ever Career and Technical Education Signing Day
Posted on 05/16/2019
Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) will be celebrating students who are entering the workforce following graduation with the division’s first-ever Career and Technical Education Signing Day. The event will take place Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m., at Woodrow Wilson High School.   READ MORE...
Now Hiring
Prospective teachers and bus drivers can take part in new walk-in interviews
Posted on 05/14/2019
Those interested in a career as a teacher or bus driver in Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) can participate in new walk-in interviews to earn a job with the division.   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...
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Norcom teacher named to national science mentoring program
Posted on 04/30/2019
Norcom High School Teacher Heather Overkamp has been named to the Society for Science & the Public’s 2019-2020 Advocate Grant Program. Overkamp was one of just 60 of the professionals across the country selected for the program.  READ MORE...
Karen Roberts - Wilson Teacher Earns National Honor
Wilson High School teacher earns national honor from FCCLA
Posted on 04/29/2019
Wilson High School Career and Technology Teacher Karen Roberts has been named the recipient of the 2019 National Educated Adviser Award from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).  READ MORE...
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Students win regional awards in VSBA art contest
Posted on 04/29/2019
Two PPS students earned awards in the 2019 Virginia School Boards Association Regional Art Contest  READ MORE...
We Love Our Volunteers
PPS Salutes Its Many Volunteers
Posted on 04/12/2019
In PPS, we are blessed with many wonderful volunteers. Read about a few examples here...  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...
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Indoor Track State Champions 2019
Posted on 03/21/2019
Students from I.C. Norcom High and Churchland High brought home state titles in Indoor Track.  READ MORE...
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Minority/Women Business Enterprise
Posted on 03/19/2019
Learn how to position your business for success! 
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...