- Friday, January 26, 2018, originally scheduled as an Early Release Day for all students, will be a regular, full instructional day.
- Monday, January 29, 2018, originally scheduled as a Teacher Workday, will be a regular, full instructional day.
- Tuesday, January 30, 2018, originally scheduled as a Teacher Workday/In-Service Day, will be a regular, full instructional day and mark the first day of exams.
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018, will be a full instructional day as originally scheduled and mark the second day of exams.
- Thursday, February 1, 2018, will remain an instructional day and will mark the third day of exams.
- Friday, February 2, 2018, will be a Teacher Workday/In-Service Day (students will not attend school). This will provide one day between semesters.
- Monday, February 5, 2018, will remain an instructional day and mark the first day of second semester.
It’s time to apply to the Chesapeake Career Center (CCC) for the 2018-2019 school year! Join us at Recruitment Night on January 18, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. to tour our school and learn more about our program offerings! View the CCC Recruitment Flyer (pdf).
Congratulations to Deep Creek Middle School and teachers, Paula Labbe and Jonathan Neel, for being named the Virginia state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).
In November, Deep Creek Middle School was named one of the nation’s 255 state finalists, one of five state finalists in Virginia, and the only middle school in the state. Now named the state winner, Deep Creek Middle School will receive $25K in technology and a technology kit to produce a presentation video. From the presentation videos, Samsung will announce ten national finalists (March 1-25, 2018) to receive $50K in school technology and a trip to the Pitch Event. In early April, ten national finalists will present their prototype to a panel of judges. Samsung will announce three national winners who will each receive a $150K technology grant for their school, plus a Community Choice winner who will receive an additional $15K in technology for their school.
Paula Labbe and Jonathan Neel’s 8th grade students were chosen based on their proposal to use STEAM skills to address the health of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. To tackle this project, students will build a salinity monitor and develop interventions to slow or stop the spread of parasite- infected oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
Congratulations to Matthew Lawrence, Indian River High School Boys Volleyball Coach, for being named the All-Class 5 Region A Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year. Coach Lawrence and the Braves recently captured their first ever Class 5 A South Region championship giving the team their first state birth in school history. They finished their season as Class 5 A state runner-up. Coach Lawrence is very proud of his team, he states, “Coaching is easy when you have a team who is dedicated, has amazing work ethic, sportsmanship, and unity as a team. The boys strive to accomplish their goals and are the reason we have had success this year.” While Coach Lawrence highlights his team, he has played a vital role in shaping his players into well-rounded, student-athletes who exemplify the characteristics he acknowledges above.
Congratulations to Katie Duke, Great Bridge High School field hockey coach, for being named the All-Class 4 Region A Coach of the Year. Coach Duke and the Lady Wildcats recently captured the Class 4A state title, their second consecutive title.
Congratulations to the Great Bridge High School girls field hockey team for collecting their second consecutive state title. Great Bridge finished their season with a 20-2 record. Way to go Lady Wildcats!
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)