Military Family Resources

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Churchland Elementary Welcomes MILITARY FAMILIES

Find additional information on the Portsmouth Public School's Supporting Military Families resource page, including what you need to do to prepare for your relocation and a connection to the Hampton Roads military family liaison program.
Welcome to Churchland Elementary School
The staff at Churchland Elementary looks forward to supporting your military connected children and family. It is with great pride and appreciation for all military families that we want to welcome you and build a supportive partnership. We have various ways to work together.
Churchland Elementary  has a student transition program which helps students to be happier, resilient, and more confident kids. Change is sometimes challenging, but this program helps kids to have the ability to bounce back from experiences like frequent moving, deployment, navigating a new school, and making friends. Contact Misty Conkel, Family Liaison and military contact at (757) 686-2523.

Throughout the school year we are excited to honor our military connected students at Churchland Elementary School!

School-Based Military Student Point of Contact
Name:  Misty Conkel
Position: Family Liaison
School: Churchland Elementary School
Portsmouth Public Schools Point of Contact
Office of Guidance Services (757)393-8354

Military and Family Life Counselor
 Ms. Felton, LPC, Schedule:  Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday
Phone: (757)274-3122 Available Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00

Parent & Family Resources

Virginia Department of Education - The VDOE provides information to military families for assistance with transitioning children into Virginia Public Schools.  There are also numerous links to support services available to military families.

Virginia School Report Card - The Virginia School Report Card is a collection of data compiled on an annual basis to provide information on school performance.

School Quest - SchoolQuest is an educational resource tool from the Military Child Education Coalition designed for military students, their families and the caring professionals who support them. SchoolQuest is well-suited to anyone who is “questing” information about schools, college and workplace readiness, transition, etc. It’s also a secure storage site for students’ educational, extra-curricular, award, volunteer and work information.

Military One Source - Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Consultants are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Military Child Education Coalition ( - The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to address transition and education issues that face military-connected children.

School Transfer Checklist - Checklist for transferring military students.


Academic & Educational Resources - online resource for accredited colleges and universities.

Military Impacted Schools Association - Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children.

Department of Defense Education (DODEA Schools Worldwide) - Teaching the children of Department of Defense military and civilian families worldwide.

eKnowledge - Free SAT/ACT preparation materials

Military Scholar - College scholarship information for children of activity duty, retired or deceased service members.

Student Aid - Find information on federally funded financial assistance programs —grants, loans and work-study —for education beyond high school.

My Future - A site to aid students in their search for information on careers, colleges and the military.

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