Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Lavar Griffin from Oscar Smith High School! Coach Griffin was named the 2018-2019 Southeastern District Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. Griffin led the Oscar Smith Tigers to the state semi-final game this year.

National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week - March 4-8, 2019. Start Your EngineNational School Breakfast Week (NSBW) is an annual national campaign designed to raise awareness of the National School Breakfast Program in school communities across the country. NSBW was launched in 1989 by the federal government as a means for all K-12 students in the United States to have access to nutritious school breakfast. More than 14 million children participate each day!

In Chesapeake, we recognize the importance of school breakfast in fueling the minds of our students and are happy to announce that Western Branch High, Oscar Smith High, Indian River High, and Greenbrier Middle received grants this year from No Kid Hungry Virginia to support Breakfast After the Bell programs. You can read more about the program here.


Fine Arts Month

Chesapeake Public Schools Celebrates Fine Arts Month

Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to celebrate Fine Arts Month in March. The fine arts encourage students to develop invaluable skills, among them creativity, observation, communication, and problem-solving.  Art education promotes the understanding and sharing of culture, enhances awareness and respect of others, and improves perceptual and cognitive skills. We encourage you to support the arts in our schools. See a list of spring drama productions.

Chesapeake Fire Department Service Award

Richard Oss receives Chesapeake Fire Department Service Award.Congratulations to Richard Oss, Occupational Safety/Loss Control Specialist, recently recognized by the Chesapeake Fire Department with the Citizen’s Service Award. His invaluable assistance in forming and strengthening relationships between the schools and first responders has created stronger safety and security practices for Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS). Thank you for helping make safety a top priority for CPS!

Proposed Budget

Superintendent's Proposed Operating, Categorical and Special Funds Budget. 2019-2020. Presented February 11, 2019.The Superintendent’s Proposed Operating, Categorical, and Special Funds Budget was presented to the School Board on February 11, 2019.

View the budget presentation.
Read the full budget proposal.

The public now has an opportunity to provide input at the following meetings:

  • February 25, 2019: Public Hearing/Work Session
  • March 11, 2019: Public Hearing/Work Session – Adoption of School Board FY 19/20 Proposed Budgets

Final Action/Reconciliation and Approval of School Board FY 19/20 Budgets will take place on May 23, 2019.

National Board Certification

Amie Seigle, Chesapeake Public Schools staff development administrator; Margaret Sawyer, Greenbrier Intermediate School teacher; Dalphine Joppy, Chesapeake Public Schools director of staff development

Special recognition goes to our division’s newest National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), Margaret Sawyer from Greenbrier Intermediate School. We would also like to extend congratulations to Ann McGee from Greenbrier Middle School, and Deirdre Purcell from Great Bridge Intermediate School, who recently recertified as NBCTs. These teachers were recognized at the Southeastern Virginia National Board Certified Teachers Regional Network (SEVA) 2019 Recognition Reception held at Virginia Wesleyan University on February 1, 2019.

Congratulations to all of Chesapeake’s NBCTs!

Career and Technical Education Month

Chesapeake Public Schools celebrates CTE Month - Celebrate Today. Own Tomorrow.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month is a celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of CTE.  Through these programs, students prepare for high-wage, high-demand careers found in such areas as health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, and management. Through classroom learning, certification programs, and work-based opportunities outside of the classroom, students experience hands-on learning while making career choices. Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to provide these opportunities and celebrates the many student successes!

Applications are also now being accepted to the Chesapeake Career Center. Learn more about how to apply for the 2019-2020 school year. 

National School Counseling Week

Chesapeake Public Schools celebrates Our School Counselors. Happy National School Counseling Week. February 4-8, 2019 #NSCW19We are celebrating National School Counseling Week from February 4-8, 2019, to focus our attention on the unique contribution of school counselors in our schools. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact our school counselors have in helping our students achieve success. Thank you for all you do for our students.