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Portsmouth students and staff honored at Portsmouth Sports Club Jamboree
Portsmouth students and staff honored at Portsmouth Sports Club Jamboree
Updated on 05/20/2022
At the 75th anniversary of the Portsmouth Sports Club Jamboree held earlier this month, three Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) students were named recipients of scholarships from the Portsmouth Sports Club Foundation. 
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27 PPS students earn an associate’s degree ahead of graduation
27 PPS students earn an associate’s degree ahead of graduation
Updated on 05/11/2022
Congratulations to the 27 Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) seniors who were honored Monday night at Tidewater Community College’s commencement ceremony. 
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Tara Cuffee named PPS Citywide Teacher of the Year
Tara Cuffee named PPS Citywide Teacher of the Year
Updated on 05/05/2022
Tara Cuffee, a music teacher at Cradock Elementary School, has been named the Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) Citywide 2022 Teacher of the Year. 
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The mission of the Simonsdale Elementary School PBIS staff is to foster a safe and positive school environment and facilitate academic achievement through supportive teacher-student relationships, effective teaching, and recognition of positive behavior.

At Simonsdale Elementary, we believe that:

  • All students have the ability to learn, achieve, and be successful.
  • Students learn best in a safe, caring and structured environment that promotes student learning.
  • A variety of instructional practices incorporated in an integrated curriculum will address the diverse learning styles of our students.
  • Students must maintain good attendance to promote academic excellence.
  • A quality education, continuous improvements, and positive communications, are the shared responsibility of all stakeholders (school staff, parents, and community).
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