Congratulations to Kari Miller from the Chesapeake Career Center who was featured in the October issue of Certification Magazine. Miller, who has taught in Chesapeake for 20 years, was profiled for her work teaching Cybersecurity. Her two-year course covers the fundamentals of Cybersecurity, A+ certifications, Network + and advanced Cybersecurity. Click here to read the full article.
Transportation is very proud to announce that Mr. David Lawrence is September’s Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month. Mr. Lawrence was nominated by the staff at Grassfield High School for assisting in numerous ways and his willingness to fill in where needed. Not only does he transport our students, he also offers to assist new drivers. He has been a part of our transportation team since May of 2008. Thank you, Mr. Lawrence, for being an outstanding member of our Chesapeake Public Schools family.
Congratulations to Andrea Machesney from Great Bridge High School who was recently elected to serve as president of the Virginia American Association of Teachers of German (VAATG). Mrs. Machesney has served in several leadership positions distinguishing herself in promoting the German language. She also served as the director of the German Governor’s School for two years.
Due to the school closing on Friday, October 12, 2018, the following adjustment will be made to ensure we will have enough instructional time in our calendar to meet state requirements:
Monday, November 5, 2018, previously a Teacher Workday/In-service day, will be a full instructional day. Click here to view the revised academic calendar.
On October 16, 2018, your student will bring home a Federal Impact Aid Program Survey Card. Federal Impact Aid is a program that provides funding from the federal government to local school districts for students:
• Who are connected to a military family;
• Who live in military or government housing communities; and/or
• Whose families work on federal properties.
Please complete the Federal Impact Aid Program Survey Card. Directions are located on the back of the card. Please sign and date the card and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible. Information provided will be treated confidentially. Thank you for your cooperation with this very important process!
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Join us on October 10, 2018, as we walk and bike to our schools.
Congratulations to Denise Henderlite for being selected to serve on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) eClips Advisory Group.
As a member of the NASA eClips Advisory Group, Ms. Henderlite will be reviewing and providing valuable feedback on the NASA eClips videos and other video resources for classrooms. NASA eClips are free, educational resources for increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) literacy in both formal and informal learning environments, used by educators around the world. Click here to learn more about NASA eClips.
One-fifth of all Americans have disabilities, including almost one million people in Virginia. During October, Disability History and Awareness Month creates greater public awareness and emphasizes the importance of full inclusion in schools and communities for individuals with disabilities.
Join us this month at the first annual Walk and Roll for Disability Awareness. This free, inclusive event is designed for the entire family and a great way to celebrate our differences while supporting those with disabilities. Click here for more information and to register.
In an effort to promote awareness of school bullying, the month of October is designated as Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying can cause school absenteeism, mental and physical stress, poor school performance, and poor self-esteem. Our school board members, superintendent, teachers, and parents play a critical role in creating a climate in Chesapeake where bullying is not tolerated. It has been proven when adults and children stand together, bullying ends.