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PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program
PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program
Updated on 08/10/2021
The Portsmouth Public Schools Department of Human Resources has unveiled a new way to bring high-quality candidates into the PPS workforce by providing new and current employees a chance to take home some extra money. 
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PPS once again brings Excellence in Financial Reporting award
PPS once again brings Excellence in Financial Reporting award
Updated on 08/09/2021
The Portsmouth Public Schools Department of Budget and Finance has once again earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. 
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PPS earns state Excellence in Workforce Readiness award
PPS earns state Excellence in Workforce Readiness award
Updated on 07/21/2021
The Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) was named an Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award Winner by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) at the annual VSBA Conference on Education. 
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W. E. Waters Middle School strives to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students to prepare them for success. The school, parents, and community work in partnership to develop academic excellence, social responsibility and personal integrity in our students.

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Our Vision at W. E. Waters Middle School is one where the teaching practices reflect high standards, responsibility and data-driven instruction to better respond to the needs of the students. Our learning environment fosters relationships, relevance, and rigor which promotes growth and success for every student.

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