Portsmouth, VA – On Saturday, August 22, 2015, the City of Portsmouth will join together with community members to host the inaugural Working In Support of Education (WISE) Back to School Community Day. The event will be held at nTelos Pavilion from 11 am - 5pm. The goal is to provide every school aged child, who attends, with a positive message to encourage academic excellence along with a free backpack and school supplies.
This fun filled day will consist of a variety of games, music and free food. The free food will be available between noon – 1pm; a drum line competition is planned from 1 -4pm and games will be taking place throughout the day.
The Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth School Board, City of Portsmouth, and the Portsmouth Schools Foundation are working together to close the achievement gap by instituting higher standards and ensuring a greater distribution of resources for all schools and students in the City of Portsmouth.