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New Look for CPS

At the School Board Meeting on May 23, 2019, we unveiled a new look for our division. Our history is rich with academic, athletic, and civic excellence, and in creating a new design, we made it our goal to honor that rich history while looking towards our bright future. We are excited about the new design but also recognize that this change will take time. Learn more about the design and implementation. 

2019/2020 School Calendar Change

After hearing recent community concerns regarding student safety on election days, the School Board considered two revised calendar options. The proposed changes aimed to eliminate student attendance on the upcoming election days (March 3, 2020, and May 5, 2020). After some discussion, the Board approved option B. A revised calendar has been posted.

VHSL Film Festival

VHSL Film FestivalGrassfield High School was recently named an Official Selection in the Documentary Category of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Film Festival. The documentary, “A Foundation of Hope,” tells the story of Laps for Lymphoma. High school filmmakers across the Commonwealth submitted 91 films from 40 schools to the VHSL Film Festival, and Official Selections will be honored with a screening at the festival, which will be held at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s V. Earl Dickinson Building on June 1, 2019.

Nurse of the Year

Katie Curtin - Nurse of the YearMay 6-10, 2019, is National Nurse Appreciation Week! Chesapeake Public Schools is appreciative of the dedicated team of nurses maintaining the health and happiness of our students and staff. Take time this week to thank these professionals for all that they do. Congratulations to Katie Curtin from Camelot Elementary who was recently named our Nurse of the Year.

CCC Named a Top LPN Program

2019 Top Rated LPN & LVN Programs. PracticalNursing.orgThe Nursing Program at the Chesapeake Career Center (CCC) was recently recognized as a 2019 Best Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program in Virginia. The LPN course at CCC received an overall rating of 98.50 from Practical This organization, upon examining first-time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), has ranked the top 20 programs in the state of Virginia. The 18-month program at CCC is open to high school seniors and adults who desire a career assisting doctors and health professionals with the care of patients and families. With successful completion of the program, students may earn a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam. Learn more about the recognition.

Rotary’s Educator of the Year

Al Alexander receives Rotary Educator of the Year Award.Congratulations to Western Branch High School’s Assistant Principal, Al Alexander, who was named the 2019 Chesapeake Rotary Club’s Educator of the Year. Mr. Alexander has over twenty years of experience in mathematics and administration. He holds degrees from Delaware State University and Old Dominion University. Presenting the award is City Council Member, Dr. Ella Ward, and Rotary President, Mr. Doug Davis.

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