Project Search Information Night

Information Night Project Search. Thursday, January 17. 800 North Battlefield Blvd. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.The information night for Project Search will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Lifestyle Center. Come learn about the one-year transition program that provides real-life work experience opportunities for students with disabilities. This information session is open to the public. Parents, students, teachers, administrators, hospital staff, and business community members are invited to join us. Members of Chesapeake Public Schools, the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services, The Choice Group, and Project Search interns will be available to answer questions.

Deep Creek Middle School – Solve for Tomorrow State Winner

Samsung Solve for tomorrowDeep Creek Middle School is the Virginia state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition that challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills to find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities.

Out of thousands of schools that entered the contest, the finalists were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning. Deep Creek Middle School will receive $20,000 in technology for its achievement. The school will also receive a Samsung video kit to create and submit a three-minute video showcasing their project development and how it addresses the issue in hopes of advancing to the next phase of the contest and win additional prizes and educational opportunities.

In the months ahead, students will work on a project with community partners to identify and assist students in need of corrective lenses.

Mark Jones – Virginia Economic Educator of the Year

Mark Jones - Virginia Council on Economic EducationCongratulations to Mark Jones from Hickory High School! Mr. Jones was recently recognized as the 2018 Virginia Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year. After 10 years as a banking professional, in 2005 Mr. Jones switched careers and became a teacher with a passion for economics. Among his many accomplishments, he established and taught the first Advanced Placement (AP) Micro and Macroeconomics course in Chesapeake Public Schools and recently chartered the Economics Club at Hickory High School. He was nominated by the Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education.

Nancy Cruz – Literacy Leader Award Winner

Nancy Cruz - CRC Literacy LeaderCongratulations to Nancy Cruz, principal of Butts Road Intermediate School! Cruz has been recognized by the Chesapeake Reading Council as the 2018-2019 Literacy Leader Award Recipient. Cruz has helped make significant strides in closing the literacy gap at her school. She is described by her colleagues as someone with a vision for literacy who provides guidance, resources, and support to achieve that vision. She implemented a very successful school-to-home reading program that encourages parents as partners and provides parents literacy workshops and training so they can confidently assist with literacy goals. Prior to this program, she established a literacy garden at Portlock Primary, a pen pal campaign with celebrities at Southwestern Elementary, and a high-interest novel program at G. W. Carver Intermediate.  She demonstrates a true commitment to literacy in all facets of her life, and the Chesapeake Reading Council is proud to nominate her for the Virginia State Reading Association’s James D. Mullins Award.

Platinum Certified Green Division

Go Green VirginiaChesapeake Public Schools is proud to be recognized again by the Virginia School Board Association as a 2018 Platinum Certified Green School Division. The annual competition is designed to encourage the implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by the local division and broader community.

Football Playoffs


High School Playoff Schedule:

  • Indian River High School vs. Maury High School – November 23, 2018, at Indian River High School – 7:00 p.m.
  • Oscar Smith High School vs. Ocean Lakes High School – November 23, 2018, at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex – 7:00 p.m.


School Psychology Awareness Week

Unlock your potential : Find Your Password. School Psychology Awareness Week.Chesapeake Public Schools celebrates School Psychology Awareness Week from November 12-16. This year’s theme is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” A password is a personal key for unlocking any number of areas of potential in our lives.  School psychologists are particularly skilled at assisting students and staff in unlocking the resources, proactive and preventive skills, and positive connections necessary to unlock one’s full potential to thrive in school and life. Please thank your school psychologists for unlocking the potential in our students and staff!