Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month

Picture of Danielle HopeDanielle Hope is the Chesapeake Public Schools Bus Driver of the Month for May 2018.  Mrs. Hope drives in the Western Branch section of the city.  She has been a consistent, reliable driver since beginning in 2011.  Mrs. Hope’s untiring energy is a key ingredient in the success of this organization and she continually exceeds expectations.  She handles pressure with ease and will voluntarily double up and double back for extra bus routes.  She possesses superior skills and an admirable work ethic.  Mrs. Hope is an invaluable asset to the transportation department.  Thank you, Mrs. Hope, for being an outstanding bus driver!  The following drivers were also nominated for the month of May:  Kimberly Anderson, Doris Elliott, Ronald Jones, Peggy Lester, Stephanie Mariano, Sharon McDonald, Kelly Miles, Sampson Mitchell, Ann Stump, and Aretta Tate.

Great Outdoors Month – June 2018

June Great Outdoors MonthThe weather is warming up and that means summer vacation is right around the corner. Great Outdoors Month 2018 is a great way to experience healthy, active family fun in your great outdoors! Join Chesapeake Public Schools as we celebrate the educational, economic, health, and social benefits of active fun outdoors. More information about Great Outdoors Month and events taking place across America can be found at www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org.

National Educational Bosses’ Week – May 20-26, 2018

Thank YouPlease 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!

Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month

John Kip WatsonJohn “Kip” Watson was chosen as the Bus Driver of the Month for April 2018. Mr. Watson is a new driver with Chesapeake Public Schools and has been a wonderful addition to the transportation department. He was nominated because of his willingness to help in any way that is needed. Thank you, Mr. Watson, for being an outstanding bus driver! The following drivers were also nominated for the month of April: Angelette Copeland, Christina Finck, Deborah Johnson, Tammy Mizelle, Carla Perry, Marsha Seed, Deidre Thompson, and Tim Todd.

All Seven Chesapeake High Schools Nationally Recognized!

Best High Schools U.S. and World Report RankingsU.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.

Charlie Stukes Inducted into VHSL’s Hall of Fame

Picture of Charlie StukesCongratulations 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.