Congrats to DCMS! Help them and VOTE!

Show your Deep Creek Pride! Visit  and VOTE for Deep Creek Middle School!

Deep Creek Middle School – Named a National Finalist

in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge



Congratulations to Deep Creek Middle School and teachers, Paula Labbe and Christin Conkwright, for being named a National Finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In January, Deep Creek Middle School was named the Virginia state winner, which qualified them for a $20,000 Samsung technology package for their school.  As one of ten National Finalists, the school has increased their prize to a $50,000 Samsung technology package.  As a National Finalist, four of the team members from Deep Creek Middle School will attend a Pitch Event in New York City in April where they will present their project to a panel of judges to compete for the chance to increase their prize to a $100,000 Samsung technology package. In addition, the general public will elect one winner from the ten national finalists who will be eligible to win an additional $10,000 Samsung technology package.

The public is encouraged to visit  and VOTE for Deep Creek Middle School!

Safe Routes to School Parent Survey

The Treakle Elementary School Safe Routes to School Survey will be available from March 18th-31st.

Chesapeake Public Schools, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is proud to continue supporting the Safe Routes to School Grant The purpose of this federally funded grant program is to:

  • provide bicycle safety and pedestrian education.
  • encourage, promote, and provide incentives to schools and communities for making walking and
    biking to school safe, convenient, and natural for students.
  • enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.
  • Make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative,
    thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
  • Facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will
    improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
    As a requirement of the grant, we need to collect parent feedback regarding your children walking
    and biking to school. The survey we will use comes from the National Center for Safe Routes to
    School’s data system. The surveys will only be available March 18th-31st.
  • Treakle Elementary School Survey

With your participation, we will be able to collect data on ways to make biking and walking a safe and healthy choice for our Chesapeake Public School students.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Cyr, CPS Safe Routes to School Coordinator, via
email –

Thank you very much for your time and participation!

Clean and Green Poster Contest

Chesapeake Green and Clean Poster Contest

The Clean and Green Poster Contest registration is up and running! The info on the website is up to date:

The contest is open to all students in Chesapeake public, private or home schools grades K -12. Students or teachers must register online now until Feb 22nd to commit to participating, then they’ll have until March 29th to complete their artwork. The  contest poster(pdf) and rules(pdf) are also updated and available. Prizes will be awarded!

Treakle Showers Kindness

Treakle staff presents donations in front of Shower Bus
Staff members presented members of First Baptist Church, Bute Street (Norfolk) with the donations raised by Treakle students, faculty, and staff.

On Wednesday, November 21st, as students and staff prepared for the season of thanks and giving, they were able to honor one of the reasons for the season.

Fredecia Hawkins - teacher who headed the outreach project
Fredecia Hawkins, teacher at GA Treakle who initiated donation project

Throughout the month of October, celebrated as Kindness Month, students gravitated to making our school-wide community project a success by indeed “Showering Kindness on Our Community.” Students donated toiletries, snacks and weather wear with the sole purpose of giving to the homeless throughout the community. Student participation became infectious and continually inspired others to give.

Treakle staff presents donations 2
(left to right) Mia Wilson – teacher, Shelia Johnson – principal, Fredecia Hawkins – teacher, Joel Robins – assistant principal, Earl Peeples – school security

This year the school chose to give to the shower ministry of First Baptist Church, Bute Street of Norfolk.  Their shower ministry provides a non-traditional method of showers to the homeless community by way of a shower bus! Students were able to tour the bus and were in awe at the sight of two shower and dress areas on a bus for those in need.

Treakle was able to donate 26 prepped snack/toiletry bags along with eight additional large boxes of supplies topped with bows. The five church representatives were overwhelmed with excitement and thanks for the kind gesture shown by the students and staff of Treakle.

PTA board members

multicolored stick figures holding hands

Glenda Roberson- President

Vice President (vacant)

Leah Valentine-Godfrey – Treasurer

Naiyhani Battle – Secretary


 Teacher of the Year (2017-2018)

Mrs. Jacqueline Cooper