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Outstanding Bus Driver Award

Smiling bus driver Stephanie SmithStephanie Smith has been chosen as our Bus Driver of the Month for January 2018.

Ms. Smith drives in the Oscar Smith area and has been with Chesapeake Public Schools for seven years. She goes above and beyond to ensure that all of her students arrive at school safely and on time every day. She is a huge asset to our school system, and we are thankful for her dedication to our students. Thank you, Ms. Smith, for being an outstanding bus driver!

The following drivers were also nominated for the month of January:
Toni Maness, Patricia McCoy,
Rhonda Woodard, Paul Palumbo,
Sarah Lawrence, Shelia George,
Dorothy Hawkins, Hazel Kathy Dent,
and Deborah Kanada.

Virginia Student Councils Achievement Awards

Va Student Concils Association - VSCAThe following schools’ Student Council Associations (SCA) have been awarded the Virginia Student Councils Achievement Award for the 2017-2018 school year: Grassfield High School, Hickory High School, Hugo A. Owens Middle School, Oscar Smith High School and Western Branch Middle School. Only 24 student councils in the Commonwealth of Virginia are recognized with this prestigious award each year. They will be recognized at the VSCA State Convention on March 18, 2018. These SCA groups are to be commended for their dedication to student council and their community.

High School Only – Additional Five Minutes Added to School Day

clock on jeans swatchAs a result of the loss of instructional time due to inclement weather, the length of our high school day will be extended by five minutes for each day of the second semester. The time will be spread over all four blocks. This will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018. Because high school courses are required to have 140 clock hours of “seat time” in order to earn a credit for each course, the additional minutes for high school students had to be added so that we would be sure to have one full day of banked time for second semester. The banked days originally included in the calendar for second semester were all used as make up time for the snow in January. At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, these five minutes will be removed from the instructional day. View the School Calendar.

African American History Month

Tuskegee Airmen of World War II in uniformBlack History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the role of African Americans in U.S. history. The 2018 theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” commemorates the centennial of the end of the First World War in 1918, and explores the complex meanings and implications of this international struggle and its aftermath. Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to honor African American History Month.

School Board Appreciation Month

Thank you!The month of February marks the annual observance of School Board Appreciation Month–a good time to salute the work of the school board members and celebrate public education. Please take time to tell your locally elected board members that you appreciate what they do for students in Chesapeake and for speaking out for public education.

Become a School Bus Driver!

front view of school busChesapeake 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)

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