Outstanding Bus Driver of the Month

David Lawrence - Bus Driver of the MonthTransportation 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.

Andrea Machesney – VAATG President

Andrea Machesney - German Teacher from Great Bridge High SchoolCongratulations 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.

Federal Impact Aid Surveys

Dollar SignOn 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

Walk to School DayInternational 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.


Denise Henderlite – NASA eClips Advisory Group

Denise HenderliteCongratulations 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.

Celebrating Disability History and Awareness Month

Disability Icons. 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.

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Stop Bullying. Stand Up. Speak Out.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.

Click here to find additional resources to stop bullying.

Greenbrier Intermediate – A Virginia Naturally School

Virginia Department of Gaming and Inland Fisheries Logo

Congratulations to Greenbrier Intermediate School (GRI) for being named a Virginia Department of Gaming and Inland Fisheries Virginia Naturally School!  This program recognizes the wonderful efforts of many Virginia schools to increase the environmental awareness and stewardship of our youngest citizens. GRI is the only school in Chesapeake to accomplish this goal, achieving the distinction 14 times.