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Chesapeake City School Board Notice of Public Hearing – December 11

calendar - dec. 11 @ 7pmAt 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.

FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament Winners

First Lego League LogoEvery 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.

Chesapeake Public Schools – A VSBA Certified Green School Division

Go Green Virginia - Plant intertwined with light bulbThe 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.

James D. Mullins Leadership Award

Principal Regina Ratcliff accepting James D. Mullins Leadership AwardRegina Ratcliff, principal of Portlock Primary, is the recipient of the James D. Mullins Leadership Award which recognizes administrators who show exceptional support of literacy and reading. Mrs. Ratcliff embraces the theme of the Chesapeake Reading Council and believes that giving her students the gift of reading will open up a world of possibilities for them. She has been essential in regaining full accreditation at both Portlock Primary and G. W. Carver Intermediate. Her knowledge and support of literacy has led to both student and teacher success.

Steven Vutsinas – VASTA Outstanding Director of the Year Award

Grassfield High School orchestra teacher, Steven VutsinasCongratulations to Steven Vutsinas, Grassfield High School orchestra teacher, for being selected as the Outstanding Director of the Year from the Virginia String Teachers Association. Mr. Vutsinas will be recognized this November at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Hot Springs, VA.

November – Military Family Appreciation Month

silhouette of family against backgrop of american flagEach year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members. Please join Chesapeake Public Schools in saying thank you to our military families and their loved ones who serve our country.

Greenbrier Intermediate School – 2016-2017 Virginia Naturally School

Greenbrier Intermediate school buildingCongratulations to Greenbrier Intermediate School for being selected for the thirteenth year as a Virginia Naturally School by the Commonwealth’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The goal of the school recognition program is to recognize the efforts undertaken by Virginia schools that increase the environmental awareness and stewardship of its students.

Transportation Rising Stars – Herbert Byrd

Herbert ByrdCoordinator of Transportation, Herbert Byrd, was nationally recognized in the October 2017 School Transportation News magazine for his outstanding work with Chesapeake Public Schools. One hundred and twenty-seven student transporters from across North America were acknowledged for being the 2017 up-and-coming transportation professionals whose leadership is setting the industry pace for years to come.

Become a School Bus Driver!

front view of school busChesapeake 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)

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