Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month

Ms Hawkins Outstanding Bus Driver for June

We are very proud to present Ms. Bonnie Hawkins, driver of bus 162, as June’s Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month!  There are many excellent drivers that work for Chesapeake Public Schools, but Ms. Hawkins is a driver that rises to the top.  Ms. Hawkins has been with Chesapeake Public Schools since September of 1999.  She has consistently performed her duties in a safe and professional manner, and receives positive comments from the schools, students, and parents she serves.  Ms. Hawkins is always willing to assist with a double-back, double-up, or split run to ensure students arrive to and from school as safely and quickly as possible, always with a positive attitude.  As a result, she is an asset to the department and our dispatch office.  Ms. Hawkins’ firm but friendly attitude makes her a positive asset to the schools and the children she transports.  Thank you, Ms. Hawkins, for being an outstanding bus driver!  The following drivers were also nominated for the month of June: Jodie Skutt and Ruby Warner.  We applaud Ms. Hawkins for being recognized as June’s Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month for Chesapeake Public Schools, and we thank her for a job well done.

System Administrator Day!

image of the world connected by internetYour network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome system administrator (or maybe a whole Information Technology department) keeping you up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud; Happy SysAdmin Day! Join Chesapeake Public Schools in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our IT department on SysAdmin Day! Thank you for keeping us secure and connected throughout the year!

Julia Young – Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Julia YoungWe are pleased to announce that Julia Young has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Mrs. Young previously worked at Deep Creek Elementary School in Chesapeake and currently works at E.W. Chittum Elementary School.

The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.

Mrs. Young will receive a citation signed by President Trump and a $10,000 award from NSF. In addition, she will travel to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony at a later date.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Young on this prestigious honor.

Chesapeake Alert

Chesapeake Public Schools has partnered with the City of Chesapeake to provide emergency alerts about school closings and other critical emergency information impacting the division as a whole through the Chesapeake Alert system. Residents can sign up through the Chesapeake Alert system and designate how they would like to receive their school division notifications, via text message, phone message, or email.  We are excited to offer this service and would like to thank the City for their partnership in this endeavor.

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!