Chesapeake Public Schools
Chesapeake Public Schools
2017 Teachers of the YearForty-seven Chesapeake teachers, each representing their individual schools, were recognized at the Teacher of the Year Ceremony on March 16, 2017, at Indian River High School. From the forty-seven teachers, four were selected as the Elementary, Middle, High, and Chesapeake Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to these outstanding teachers!
The 2017 Chesapeake Teacher of the Year, Jahkari Taylor, is a special education teacher at Oscar F. Smith High School and has ten years of teaching experience, all of which have been in Chesapeake.
The 2017 Elementary Teacher of the year, Kristin Garman, is a fourth-grade special education teacher at G.W. Carver Intermediate School and has nine years of teaching experience, all of which have been in Chesapeake.
The 2017 Middle School Teacher of the Year, Jessica Austin, is an Algebra I teacher at Oscar F. Smith Middle School and has fourteen years of experience, nine of which have been in Chesapeake.
The 2017 High School Teacher of the Year, Alicia White, is a high school mathematics teacher at Grassfield High School with ten years of teaching experience, all of which have been in Chesapeake.
View the complete list of the 2017 Teachers of the Year.
John Sammons - Friends of SNA-VA AwardCongratulations to Mr. John Sammons, technology integration specialist at Greenbrier Intermediate School, for receiving the Friends of SNA-VA Award from the Virginia School Nutrition Association. The Friends of SNA-VA Award is given to someone, outside of school nutrition programs, who has done extraordinary work on behalf of school nutrition programs. Mr. Sammons was recognized for his endless support and assistance of the GRI food nutrition program.
Crestwood Intermediate - Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest WinnersCongratulations to Crestwood Intermediate School for their winning submission in the Dannon Foodservice, Fuel UP to Play 60, and National Dairy Council Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest! Cafeteria manager Renee Swank and students Jamie Wynne, Jordan Tesoro, and Amir Elliott created Crestwood's Island Breakfast Bar which was announced as one of the seven grand-prize winners in this nationwide contest. Their recipe features crunchy granola, creamy yogurt, and fresh fruit. In addition to winning $4000 worth of foodservice equipment for their school, their recipe will be featured on the school breakfast menu in the coming months. We are so proud of our budding chefs and wonderful cafeteria manager for their creativity!
Dannon Yogurt Recipe Contest Winners press release (pdf)
Kevin Cole - VIAAA 2017 Outstanding Service AwardCongratulations to Kevin Cole, supervisor of student services, for being selected by the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAA) as a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Service Award. Mr. Cole will be honored for his dedication and hard work on March 31 at the 2017 VIAAA State Conference in Roanoke, VA.
Head Start & Chesapeake Public Schools Preschool InitiativeIf your child will be three (3) years of age, on or before September 30, 2017, he/she may be eligible for Head Start. If your child will be four (4) years of age, on or before September 30, 2017, he/she may be eligible for Head Start or the Chesapeake Public Schools Preschool Initiative (CPI). CPI is a FREE FULL-DAY program designed to give eligible children opportunities to create a firm educational foundation that can be used to achieve academic and social success.
CPI eligibility screenings will begin March 1, 2017. For more information, download a flier below, email Julia.Webb@cpschools.com, or call the CPI Office at (757)547-0153.
Chesapeake Preschool Initiative - English (pdf) or
Chesapeake Preschool Initiative - Spanish (pdf).
March is Music In Our Schools MonthThe National Association for Music Education has declared the month of March as the National Music In Our Schools Month. This is a time to recognize the importance of music in our schools and the impact that a quality music education program can have on students' lives. Chesapeake Public Schools is proud that the school division has a long and rich history of offering high-quality music education programs for our students. Please join us as we recognize Music In Our Schools and celebrate our very talented music teachers and students!
March is Youth Art MonthYouth Art Month is a month of recognizing and promoting art education. It also emphasizes the value of participating in art for all children. This year's theme is "United through ART!" as art is expressive and brings diversity; however, art unites us in many ways as well. It challenges students to think and to be creative. Help us celebrate our extraordinary art teachers and students by visiting the CPS Secondary Art Exhibit currently on display and the upcoming CPS Elementary Art Exhibit at the ODU Tri-Cities Center, Suffolk Campus, beginning March 15. Several schools are also hosting their own exhibits. Please contact the schools for the respective dates.
March is National Nutrition MonthCelebrated every year in March, National Nutrition Month is a time to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing life-long healthy eating and activity habits. This year's theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," which encourages healthy choices by starting small - one forkful at a time. Chesapeake Public Schools will be celebrating National Nutrition Month with a poster contest for primary, intermediate, and elementary-aged students. See this flier for more information about the poster contest (pdf). Winning posters will be displayed at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Chesapeake City Hall. The deadline to enter is March 17, 2017. For helpful nutrition tips and other fun ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month, please visit http://www.nationalnutritionmonth.org
Become a School Bus Driver!Chesapeake Public Schools is currently seeking dependable, conscientious individuals to serve as bus drivers and bus assistants for our school division. We provide all training necessary to acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL) and skills necessary for operating a school bus. Call 757-547-0001.
School bus driver employment flier (pdf). Apply now to become a bus driver.
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Chesapeake Public Schools Elementary Spring Art Exhibit
March 15 - June 1ODU Tri-Cities Higher Education Center, Suffolk, VA
Chesapeake R U Ready? Family Night
Grassfield High School 8th Annual Laps for Lymphoma
April 1Carolyn F. Bernard Stadium
Gates open at 2:00 p.m.
Walk starts at 3:00 p.m. Register by March 24 - $20
Grassfield High School 8th Annual Laps for Lymphoma flyer (pdf)
Hickory High School PTSA Spring Artisan Craft Show
April 19:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow HHS Spring Artisan Craft Show on Facebook.
Hickory High School PTSA Spring Artisan Craft Show flyer (pdf)
Western Branch Middle School Spring 2017 Craft Show
April 19:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Western Branch Middle School Spring Craft Show flier (pdf)
Chesapeake R U Ready 4 Kindergarten 2017 Parent Workshops
April 6 - 27Various dates and locations
Please RSVP to the school you plan to attend.
Parent Workshops flier-English (pdf)
Parent Workshops flier-Spanish (pdf)
- Early Release DayApril 7View the early release schedule for April 7, 2017 (pdf)
- Spring Break
Schools ClosedApril 10-14
- Careers 2017
April 199:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Marriott ChesapeakeOpen to all CTE juniors and seniors. Students will have an opportunity to meet with local employers and learn about career opportunities available in the Hampton Roads area. Transportation is provided. For additional information, students should contact the career counselor at their schools.
Hickory High School
Run to Remember 5K Walk/RunApril 228:00 a.m.
Hickory High School Campus
Entry fee: $20 (early registration); $30 (same day)
Participants who register before April 7 are guaranteed a free t-shirt. Visit hickoryhawks.com to register. All proceeds will support scholarships awarded to Hickory High School seniors.
- Great Bridge High School Cats For A Cause 5K Run
Oak Grove Park
Register by April 14.
Cats For A Cause flier (pdf)
Cats For A Cause registration form (pdf)
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School Administration Building
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- Early Release Day