Based on the preliminary results of our Communication Preferences Survey, we hear your need for more frequent communication from our schools. While our Parent Alert System (PAS) will still be used only for emergency and safety-related messages during the week, you’ll now hear from us for general announcements and other information on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Congratulations to Coach William Sutton from Deep Creek High School! Coach Sutton was named the 2018-2019 Southeastern District and the Region 4A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Sutton led the Deep Creek Hornets to the state semi-final game this year.
David Thaw – Chesapeake Teacher of the Year (Grassfield High School)
Amanda Steadele – High School Teacher of the Year (Western Branch High School)
Meredith Foy – Middle School Teacher of the Year (Indian River Middle School)
Elizabeth Hankin – Elementary School Teacher of the Year (Southwestern Elementary School)
March is Women’s History Month, designated by Presidential proclamation, and honors women’s contributions in American history. This year’s theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” The theme honors “women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.” Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to honor Women’s History Month, and we hope you will take the time to celebrate with our schools.
Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) is proud to celebrate our school social workers! These professionals serve a vital role in supporting our division. They enable CPS to excel in educating all students by promoting conditions for learning in the home, school, and community settings. As part of our education team, school social workers address a wide range of issues including bullying, attendance, truancy, social-emotional challenges, behavioral difficulty, and help create safe and supportive environments for learning.
Congratulations to Coach Lavar Griffin from Oscar Smith High School! Coach Griffin was named the 2018-2019 Southeastern District Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Griffin led the Oscar Smith Tigers to the state semi-final game this year.
Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to celebrate Fine Arts Month in March. The fine arts encourage students to develop invaluable skills, among them creativity, observation, communication, and problem-solving. Art education promotes the understanding and sharing of culture, enhances awareness and respect of others, and improves perceptual and cognitive skills. We encourage you to support the arts in our schools. See a list of spring drama productions.