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Chesapeake Public Schools Job Fair

Job Fair logoChesapeake Public Schools is holding a job fair on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 11 AM to 4 PM. It will be held at the Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Bus Drivers, Bus Assistants, School Nutrition Workers and Custodians are needed. For more information call Chesapeake Public Schools at 757-547-0001

NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge – National Finalist Paula Labbe

NSTA National Science Teachers AssociationCongratulations to Paula Labbe, 8th grade science teacher at Deep Creek Middle School, for being selected as a finalist in the National Science Teacher Association’s Shell Science Lab Challenge. The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities.

Virginia Schools to Watch

Virginia Schools to Watch LogoWestern Branch Middle School has been designated as a 2018 Virginia School to Watch. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition! Congratulations also to Hickory Middle School for being re-designated as a Virginia School to Watch for 2018. Hickory Middle School originally received this distinction in 2015.

Schools to Watch is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. Through the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the Forum’s criteria for high performance. Forum members believe that three things are true of high-performing middle-grades schools:
  • They are academically excellent;  these schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
  • They are developmentally responsive; these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
  • They are socially equitable;  these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
To achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making.

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.

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