Congratulations to Grassfield High School for earning the Virginia High School League’s 2017-2018 Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award! Twenty-Four high schools were selected for this honor, which recognizes member schools that have established policies and procedures that make sportsmanship a priority and an expectation within the school and school community. The selection process includes a self-assessment and a peer review. This marks Grassfield High School’s 9th year earning this honor.
We are very proud to present Ms. Bonnie Hawkins, driver of bus 162, as June’s Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month! There are many excellent drivers that work for Chesapeake Public Schools, but Ms. Hawkins is a driver that rises to the top. Ms. Hawkins has been with Chesapeake Public Schools since September of 1999. She has consistently performed her duties in a safe and professional manner, and receives positive comments from the schools, students, and parents she serves. Ms. Hawkins is always willing to assist with a double-back, double-up, or split run to ensure students arrive to and from school as safely and quickly as possible, always with a positive attitude. As a result, she is an asset to the department and our dispatch office. Ms. Hawkins’ firm but friendly attitude makes her a positive asset to the schools and the children she transports. Thank you, Ms. Hawkins, for being an outstanding bus driver! The following drivers were also nominated for the month of June: Jodie Skutt and Ruby Warner. We applaud Ms. Hawkins for being recognized as June’s Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month for Chesapeake Public Schools, and we thank her for a job well done.
Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Jared A. Cotton, back home! Dr. Cotton is looking forward to meeting our school community as he transitions into his new role. To facilitate this process, seven community Meet and Greet events are being hosted, one at each of our high schools. These events are open to our school division employees and community members and will be held in each school’s auditorium. You are invited to view the Meet and Greet schedule and select the location that works best for you.
You can follow Dr. Cotton’s journey home by visiting his blog, Dr. Cotton’s Clipboard, or on Twitter @cpschoolsva and @drjcotton.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Information Office at 757-547-1033.
Chesapeake Public Schools has partnered with the City of Chesapeake to provide emergency alerts about school closings and other critical emergency information impacting the division as a whole through the Chesapeake Alert system. Residents can sign up through the Chesapeake Alert system and designate how they would like to receive their school division notifications, via text message, phone message, or email. We are excited to offer this service and would like to thank the City for their partnership in this endeavor.