• Outstanding Bus Driver for month of April John Kip Watson

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National Educational Bosses’ Week – May 20-26, 2018

Thank YouPlease join us in recognizing all of our educational leaders for their commitment to student learning and achievement as well as their dedication to the Chesapeake Public Schools family. Their positive influence and perseverance contributes to the overall success of the school division. We value our educational leaders and thank each one for all they do!

Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month

John Kip WatsonJohn “Kip” Watson was chosen as the Bus Driver of the Month for April 2018. Mr. Watson is a new driver with Chesapeake Public Schools and has been a wonderful addition to the transportation department. He was nominated because of his willingness to help in any way that is needed. Thank you, Mr. Watson, for being an outstanding bus driver! The following drivers were also nominated for the month of April: Angelette Copeland, Christina Finck, Deborah Johnson, Tammy Mizelle, Carla Perry, Marsha Seed, Deidre Thompson, and Tim Todd.

Debbie Gresham – Civics Teacher of the Year

Picture of Debbie GreshamCongratulations to Debbie Gresham, a Western Branch High School social studies teacher.  She has been selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post No. 2894 as the Civics Teacher of the Year from within Chesapeake Public Schools.

All Seven Chesapeake High Schools Nationally Recognized!

Best High Schools U.S. and World Report RankingsU.S. News & World Report has released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018.  Of the 28,813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized.  Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area.  The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold, or bronze medal based on their student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels.  Chesapeake was the only school district in the area to have all of their high schools nationally recognized.

Chesapeake Council PTA 2018 Administrator of the Year

Picture of Sonya BeasleyCongratulations to Mrs. Sonya Beasley, principal of Southwestern Elementary School (SWE), who received the Chesapeake Council Parent Teacher Association (CCPTA) Administrator of the Year award at the CCPTA annual dinner and banquet on May 9, 2018.  Through her leadership with the PTA at SWE and her participation in the CCPTA, Mrs. Beasley demonstrates the CCPTA’s motto, “Growing Forward Together.”

Charlie Stukes Inducted into VHSL’s Hall of Fame

Picture of Charlie StukesCongratulations to Charlie Stukes, former Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) assistant principal and coach, recently named to the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Hall of Fame Class of 2018.  Coach Stukes attended Crestwood High School and was a multi-sports star, earning All-State status in football, basketball, baseball, and track.  While at Maryland State College, he was a three-time All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) defensive back and earned All-American status in baseball batting .492 and .489 in his junior and senior years.  Part of two Baltimore Colts Super Bowl teams, he completed his football career with the Los Angeles Rams.  While at CPS, he was head football coach at Oscar Smith High School before becoming an assistant principal.


May 7-11, 2018 is Teacher Appreciation Week

We believe our teachers are the heart of our school division. There is nothing more powerful than a highly-effective teacher. But don’t take our word for it…we asked our community to submit a Shout-Out to their favorite teachers. Visit The SLATE to read about the difference they make.

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