Dr. Marcus J. Newsome

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  • Everyone can make a positive difference by supporting our mission of developing 21st-century citizens able to effectively collaborate, communicate and innovate. We are counting on our students, teachers, parents, administrators, staff members and community members as we begin to implement Innovate 2022, our new strategic plan.

    We are setting high expectations and creating processes and practices to help every student achieve those high expectations. We are transforming schools to meet the needs of 21st-century learners and to challenge students with rigorous and relevant content that offers innovative experiences and 24-7 access to learning.

    There is no question that our students can accomplish anything if we believe in them and provide engaging and relevant learning opportunities. That is why “I believe” has become our motto. I believe in our students and their families. I believe in our teachers and employees. I believe in Petersburg City Public Schools.

    The children of Petersburg deserve an education that will enable them to successfully compete with students on the other side of the Appomattox River, on the other side of the United States and on the other side of the world.

    We ask that you show that you believe by participating in the transformation of Petersburg City Public Schools.