processRequest([{"headline":"Make sure you are receiving NNPS phone messages!","blurb":"","description":"If you have accidentally opted out of receiving automated phone messages from Newport News Public Schools, you can re-add your phone number by calling 855-502-7867 from the phone that you opted out with.","body":"

Not receiving phone messages from NNPS or your child's school? We can help!

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If you have accidentally opted out of receiving automated phone messages from Newport News Public Schools, you can re-add your phone number by calling (855)502-7867 from the phone that you opted out with. Once you have done this, your phone number will be added back into the system that evening at 9 p.m.

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Please note: If you have multiple children and opt out of calls for one school, the system automatically removes your number from receiving calls from NNPS and all of its schools.

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Jonathan Hochman, principal of Woodside High School, announced his departure today. Hochman has accepted a position as principal of West Point High School, a school closer to his family home.

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\"It is with mixed feelings that I announce my decision. Newport News Public Schools has been my home for 19 years. I grew up here, went to school here and followed my father into education,\" said Hochman. \"I have truly enjoyed being a part of the NNPS team but this new venture gives me the opportunity to work closer to home, to be more involved with my family.\"

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Hochman has served as principal of Woodside High School since July 2014. He has spent most of his career in Newport News having served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal.

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An interim principal will be named before Hochman's last day on September 28, 2018. The school division will begin the recruitment process for a new principal in the coming weeks.

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Newport News Public Schools welcomed over 260 new teachers this school year. Throughout the summer, new teachers had the opportunity to meet with curriculum specialists in small group settings to learn about the culture and expectations at NNPS at our New Teacher Welcome Centers. The teachers were introduced to instructional technology, curriculum and the NNPS learning environment.

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New teachers began a week before returning teachers, and during that week they were welcomed at their school, received staff development, and received extra time to setup their classrooms. New teachers also received a day of training with Human Resources to learn about benefits, licensure and retirement, as well as the Curriculum Department to learn more about instruction and curriculum in NNPS.

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Before the new school year began, these new educators were celebrated at a New Teacher Welcome Breakfast at Woodside High School. Superintendent George Parker, III, NNPS Teacher of the Year Chief Master Sergeant Chris Rambali, as well as other leaders, administrators and elected officials offered words of wisdom and encouragement during the welcome breakfast.

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Learn more about teaching at NNPS.

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All NNPS staff members were eligible to attend the annual iNNovate Technology Conference this past August 13-14. The summer offering had fun, hands-on sessions that taught skills and strategies used to impact instruction and student achievement. Teachers were shown how to integrate lessons more effectively and inspire students with lessons to meet their interests and abilities.

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Newport News Public Schools has launched a feasibility study to guide the next steps for Huntington Middle School. NNPS has engaged Grimm and Parker Architects to lead the process of gathering input and engaging educators, parents, business and industry partners, alumni and members of the community through a visioning process to identify design features, characteristics and learning components of the new middle school.

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Over the next several weeks, the architectural firm will lead three stakeholder group meetings and several focus groups as part of its collaborative visioning process.

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Grimm and Parker will also conduct a site analysis of the Huntington property, draft an education plan and produce a conceptual design for a new Huntington Middle School by early November 2018.

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The feasibility study comes after a 2016 comprehensive facilities assessment which detailed the need for a new school building, and after months of discussion about the condition of Huntington Middle School and the impact on student learning. In December 2017, the School Board voted on a resolution that authorized and directed the Superintendent to study and analyze the future needs of the Huntington building due to the deteriorating conditions of the 82-year-old school.

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The resolution calls for a recommendation from the Superintendent on or before March 1, 2019 regarding the future use of the Huntington Middle School building and site.

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The School Board and Superintendent have expressed their plan to build a new Huntington Middle School. The Superintendent's draft 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Plan includes $50 million in fiscal year 2020 to fund the cost of building a new Huntington Middle School. The Newport News City Council approved $2.8 million in the city's CIP to fund the cost of the design fees for the new middle school in 2019.

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The results of the feasibility study will be shared with the School Board in November and a joint meeting between the School Board and City Council will be requested in December 2018 to discuss the Capital Improvement Plan.

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Dr. George Parker, Superintendent of Newport News Public Schools, released his Entry Plan today. The objectives in the Entry Plan will assist the Superintendent in establishing an understanding of the traditions, relationships and operations of Newport News Public Schools. Additionally, Dr. Parker's goal is to become acquainted with the community, partners and schools while remaining focused on teaching and learning in classrooms.

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The Entry Plan is intended to chart a path for his first 100 days of\tservice, while providing accountability to the School Board and community.

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The Entry Plan was developed to assess the status of significant areas of the school division's current strategic plan and key leverage points. The plan is organized to evaluate the work of the following strategic supports that drive the school division's strategic plan: quality curriculum, accountability systems, financial resiliency, employee expertise and community connections. The plan will also analyze division readiness in the areas of school and student safety, and equity and opportunities.

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\"The plan will give me the opportunity to look, listen and learn from our community, stakeholders and students during my first months on the job...the information obtained during the entry planning process will ensure that future decisions are supported by a data-driven process,\" said Dr. Parker. \"Together, with the community, we will establish Newport News Public Schools as a premier school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia.\"

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At the conclusion of Dr. Parker's first 100 days, he will develop a Post-Entry Report which will include an assessment of the information obtained during the entry planning process and his recommendations for moving the work of the school division's strategic plan forward.

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The Newport News School Board appointed Dr. Parker as Superintendent in May 2018. He previously served as superintendent of Caroline County Public Schools. He has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent during his 25-year career in education.

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To view the Superintendent's Entry Plan, visit www.nnschools.org/entryplan.

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Deer Park Elementary and Hilton Elementary earned a 2018 Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award for exceeding all state and federal accountability standards, making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanding educational opportunities.

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To earn the Board of Education Excellence Award, elementary schools must be fully accredited, exceed federal accountability standards in reading and mathematics, and have a significant number of students demonstrate advanced proficiency and proficiency on all Standards of Learning tests. Schools also earn bonus points towards the award for the percentage of students passing the third and fifth grade state reading assessments, and student participation in the Governor's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program.

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Deer Park and Hilton are among 133 schools in the state to earn the award for student achievement in 2018. This recognition marks the ninth time that Deer Park has earned recognition in this program; Hilton has earned recognition six times in the statewide program.

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The Governor's Health Sciences Academy at Warwick High School and the ASSIST Student Led Help Desk at the Heritage High School Governor's STEM Academy earned 2017-18 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Creating Excellence Awards. Presented by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Community College System, the awards recognize excellence in CTE exemplary programs, advisory committees, and business and industry partnerships.

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The Advanced Students Supporting Innovative Systematic Technology (ASSIST) Student Led Help Desk received the state award in the CTE Exemplary Program category. The students support the school's help desk by partnering with the computer technology support team to assist with repairs and maintenance, encourage peers to infuse technology into their projects and enrich the technology personality of the school. The program is open to juniors and seniors, and combines classroom learning with on-the-job experiences that relate directly to a student's career goals and interests. ASSIST students have also helped with the school-wide distribution of Chromebooks and created digital citizenship podcasts to promote a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. The program at Heritage served as the pilot for student-led help desks and has been successfully replicated at other schools.

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The business partnership between the Riverside College of Health Careers and the Governor's Health Sciences Academy at Warwick High School earned the top recognition in the Secondary Business and Industry Partnership category. The partnership has provided students with opportunities for in-school and summer medical experiences, mentoring and volunteer opportunities. Staff from the Riverside College of Health Careers serves on the Health Sciences Academy's advisory committee to ensure that faculty and students are kept abreast of the ever-changing industry and the needs of the community. Riverside staff worked collaboratively with Health Sciences Academy teachers to write the curriculum and develop guides and instructional plans for courses. Mentors, guest speakers and field trips are provided to rising ninth-grade students through the summer Medical Explorers program. Clinical education staff from Riverside helped create the clinical labs taught in the Academy, which provide work-based learning experiences for students.

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