Please join us in recognizing all of our educational leaders for their commitment to student learning and achievement as well as their dedication to the Chesapeake Public Schools family. Their positive influence and perseverance contributes to the overall success of the school division. We value our educational leaders and thank each one for all they do!
U.S. News & World Report has released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018. Of the 28,813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized. Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area. The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold, or bronze medal based on their student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels. Chesapeake was the only school district in the area to have all of their high schools nationally recognized.
Congratulations to Charlie Stukes, former Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) assistant principal and coach, recently named to the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Coach Stukes attended Crestwood High School and was a multi-sports star, earning All-State status in football, basketball, baseball, and track. While at Maryland State College, he was a three-time All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) defensive back and earned All-American status in baseball batting .492 and .489 in his junior and senior years. Part of two Baltimore Colts Super Bowl teams, he completed his football career with the Los Angeles Rams. While at CPS, he was head football coach at Oscar Smith High School before becoming an assistant principal.
Custodial Appreciation Week will be observed by our school division the week of May 14-18, 2018. Please take this time to recognize the contributions of our custodial staff by honoring the work they do in our schools and administrative buildings. Each staff member is an integral part of our school family, and their hard work is truly appreciated.
Join Chesapeake Public Schools in recognizing our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on May 9, 2018. This year’s theme, “School Nurses: Advocates for 21st Century Student Health,” reinforces the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice in which school nurses lead and promote a culture of health in their communities. It is reflective of the significant roles school nurses play in the health care of their school communities to help make a healthier place for children and families to learn and grow.
May 7-11, 2018 is Teacher Appreciation Week
We believe our teachers are the heart of our school division. There is nothing more powerful than a highly-effective teacher. But don’t take our word for it…we asked our community to submit a Shout-Out to their favorite teachers. Visit The SLATE to read about the difference they make.
Chesapeake Public Schools held its annual Retirement Program at Grassfield High School on May 3, 2018. Please join us as we recognize the dedication and service provided by our honorees. View the 2018 Retiree List
The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country and the world each October. Many communities and schools have held spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build on the energy of National Bike Month. This year all elementary and middle schools will celebrate Bike to School Day on May 9.
School Nutrition Employee Week: May 7-11, 2018 and School Lunch Hero Day – Celebrate Friday, May 4, 2018
Preparing healthy meals, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating food allergies, and offering service with a smile to students daily; school nutrition professionals are true heroes. In turn this positively affects students’ ability to focus and learn better throughout the day. Join Chesapeake Public Schools in celebrating our school nutrition employees during School Nutrition Employee Week, May 7-11, 2018. To kick off School Nutrition Employee Week, on Friday, May 4, 2018, we will celebrate the 6th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. We encourage directors, managers, parents, teachers, students, and school administrators to thank their school nutrition employees for all they do to help our students grow.
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association members in providing life-altering treatment. The 2018 theme is “Communication for All.” Please join Chesapeake Public Schools in recognizing Better Hearing & Speech Month!