At a specially scheduled meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017, the Chesapeake School Board will hold a public hearing to seek input as it moves forward with the selection of a new superintendent. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit public opinion on the desired qualifications residents most want to see in their next superintendent. The hearing will begin at
7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the School Administration Building, 312 Cedar Rd. Persons who wish to address the Board on the Superintendent’s Search may register to speak by calling the Office of the Clerk of the School Board at 547-1047 or register to speak prior to 7 p.m. on December 11.
Every year, FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values (Inspiration, Teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism). Teams of up to ten children, with at least two adult coaches, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FIRST LEGO League Core Values.
Congratulations to these schools for earning awards:
- Deep Creek Central Elementary – Hydro Hornet Warriors Team I Division I Team – Judge’s Award
- Greenbrier Intermediate – Greenbrier Panthers Division I Team – 1st place – Project Research Award
- Hugo Owens Middle – Mindstorm Mustangs Division I Team – 1st place – Robot Design Award
- Hugo Owens Middle – Mustang Bots Division II Team – 1st place – Robot Performance Award and Champion’s Award
- Jolliff Middle – JagBots Division II Team – 1st place – Robot Design Award
- Southwestern Elementary – BruinBots Division I Team – 1st place – Core Values Award
- Western Branch Middle – Bruin Bot Builders I Division I Team – 1st place – Champion’s Award
- Western Branch Middle – Bruin Bot Builders II Division II Team – 1st place – Robot Design Award
Good luck to Greenbrier Intermediate’s Greenbrier Panthers, Hugo Owens Middle’s Mustang Bots, and Western Branch Middle’s Bruin Bot Builders I as they advance to the state tournament at James Madison University on December 2 and 3.
The school division was recognized once again by the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) as a 2017 VSBA Certified Green School Division – Platinum Certification. The VSBA Green Schools Challenge is an annual friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local school division and the broader community. School divisions can become a certified “Green School Division”, and many of these actions can save local school divisions money.
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!
The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation, along with the CPS Wellness Coordinator, will be hosting the division’s inaugural WE Move 5K Run/Walk and Wellness Fair on December 2, 2017. The event will take place at Grassfield High School and is open to employees, their families, students, and the community at large. Student and employee discounts are available. Please register for the WE Move 5K Run/Walk and Wellness Fair at this link.
Learn more about GIS. Participate in the GIS Day scavenger hunt and you may be eligible for a prize! View the scavenger hunt flyer for more details (pdf). View the GIS Day PowerPoint Presentation.
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)