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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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Hillian-Sanders named national CLD Teacher of the Year
Updated on 07/14/2021
Brighton Elementary School’s Lenette Hillian-Sanders has been named one of just two national Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) 2021 Teachers of the Year. Hillian-Sanders earned his honor after being named the Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities Teacher of the Year this past spring. 
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Overkamp named a DoD STEM Ambassador
Overkamp named a DoD STEM Ambassador
Updated on 06/30/2021
Heather Overkamp, a science teacher at I.C. Norcom High School, has been named a 2021 Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Ambassador. 
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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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