Welcome to Great Bridge High School

PTSA Open House

When: Monday, September 17 @ 7pm

Hurricane Florence and the evacuation of Zone A will not affect the GBHS Open House Event! This Open House event provides parents the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers.  Strategically scheduled two weeks into the year (or halfway through the first marking period!), you can learn about the teacher’s expectations, follow up on start of the year procedures, and find out about other opportunities for students both inside and outside of the classroom.

We hope to see you there! 

Great Bridge High School is working towards Purple Star status!

US Armed Forces logos - US ARMY, US MARINE CORPS, US NAVY, US AIR FORCE, US COAST GUARDGreat Bridge High School is proud to support the many military families that move into the division! We are currently navigating the channels towards obtaining Purple Star designation by the Virginia Department of Education. As part of the efforts to best support our military families, we are currently developing a page to add to our website to provide answers to the many questions you may have when choosing a community within Hampton Roads to call home. We hope to publish that page soon – in the meantime, please visit our Chesapeake Public Schools Military Family Resource site.

Important PTSA updates!

Great Bridge High PTSA

Every week, we update our website with information on how you can directly support Great Bridge High School students and faculty! Visit our PTSA page to learn the latest information on:

  • Read our PTSA President’s Welcome Back Letter to learn more about the PTSA at GBHS and how you can get involved!
  • How you can help welcome our teachers back to a new school year at our annual PTSA breakfast. Visit our sign-up genius to donate food and time!
  • Information on this year’s PTA Reflections contest. Student entries are due no later than October 26, 2018!
  • Directions on how you can “un-fundraise” for GBHS! Link your grocery savings cards and other easy ways to support GBHS!

Class of 2019 – Senior Portrait Information

SENIOR PORTRAITSAttention all rising seniors: you should already have received Senior Formal Picture information from Lifetouch through the mail this summer (information was mailed home in early July). This information included a scheduled time to take your picture. If you missed your summer portrait session, no worries, you still have an opportunity to have your formal portrait taken. Senior formal pictures will be taken September 17, from 11:45am to 3:00pm at GBHS for all seniors who missed their summer appointments. In order to be in the yearbook and included in the composite, you MUST TAKE YOUR PICTURE WITH LIFETOUCH. Please note – there is no sitting fee and purchasing portrait packages is optional (please note – there is a $35 fee if you want printed proofs mailed home after this makeup portrait session). We will not accept any drape or tux pictures from outside photographers for the yearbook. Please see Mrs. Cirilli if you have any questions.

Don’t miss out! The deadline for senior portraits to be taken by Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch for the yearbook and senior composite is October 29. Seniors must have their pictures taken by Prestige Portraits in order to be included in the composite. Call 222-0222 to make your appointment!

School Picture Day

Lifetouch Flyer for School picture daySchool Picture Day is Monday, September 24th for freshman, sophomores, and juniors. (Senior formal make-up pictures were taken during summer 2018 and 1 session at GBHS on Sept. 17. If your senior has not had their formal senior portrait – and you would like their picture included in the yearbook/senior composite, please contact Lifetouch ASAP at 222-0222.)

There is no sitting fee for underclassmen school pictures taken with Lifetouch. Purchasing portrait packages is optional and can be done online at mylifetouch.com  Use the Picture Day ID: VA267099Q0

Microsoft Office 365

Chesapeake Public Schools is happy to announce the availability of Office 365 Pro Plus at no charge to all Chesapeake Public School (CPS) students for use on personal computer equipment. 
The licensing allows the installation of the software on up to five compatible PC and/or MAC computers. In addition, a simplified version of the software may be installed on up to five tablet/mobile devices. The license will remain active as long as the division maintains this agreement and as long as you are a CPS student. Once the student withdraws from the division, they are no longer legally licensed to use the software.

Click here for more information and to access the link to install Office 365


College Board’s AP Capstone Program now offered at GBHS!

GBHS is excited to announce its recent approval from the College Board to participate in the AP Capstone™ Program—an innovative diploma program designed to help students develop the skills that matter most for college success: inquiry, research, collaboration, and communication.
Rising juniors and sophomores (and their parents) are encouraged to consider this opportunity! Click here for more information!

Sign up to get Text Messages from GBHS

School Messenger text YES to 67587Chesapeake Public Schools provides a service for parents that enhances communication by delivering important information, such as delayed school openings or emergency closings due to weather, via SMS text messaging. This service is intended to enhance our existing means of communication and will not replace any exiting form of communication.

To participate in the new service you must register your mobile phone number. Registration is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

Access the directions to sign up for Text alerts from GBHS.

Support Wildcat Athletics!

GREAT BRIDGE ATHLETICS - IPTAY STICKER IMAGEThe athletic program at Great Bridge High School has been recognized as one of the best in the Commonwealth for decades. In an effort to maintain high standards and support our athletic program, the IPTAY program was established to provide financial resources to Wildcat athletic programs.

Please read the IPTAY letter from our principal, Mr. Jeff Johnson, which outlines how you can become a supporter today!

Also – back by popular demand – all IPTAY supporters will receive a 4 inch vinyl sticker (see image at right) along with a note of our appreciation. Display this decal on your tumbler, automobile, or anywhere to show your Wildcat Pride!




Online Payment Option Now Available!

Online School PaymentsParents now have access to Chesapeake Public Schools Online School Payments portal. This service is provided to parents to facilitate payment for a variety of school fees, products, and services. The online payment solution is pro