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October is Disability History and Awareness Month
October is Disability History and Awareness Month
Chesapeake Public Schools celebrates the individual accomplishments and contributions of persons with disabilities.

CPS-TV Survey
CPS-TV Survey
The Chesapeake Public Schools Office of Program Evaluation is currently evaluating the CPS television station. Tell us what you think about CPS-TV by participating in this survey:

Working in Support of Education (WISE) Announces Blue Star Schools and Gold Star Teachers
Working in Support of Education (WISE) Announces Blue Star Schools and Gold Star Teachers
Working in Support of Education (WISE), an educational non-profit, recently announced the 2013-2014 Blue Star Schools and Gold Star Teachers. The WISE Financial Literacy Certification test is a national standardized test that is administered to students at the end of a course on personal finance. Students passing the test earn the WISE Certified Financially Literate designation, which demonstrates that they are financially capable when they graduate.

To earn the Blue Star recognition, a school must achieve a 75-percent pass rate on the test and have either a majority of students in a particular grade level take the test or have the students who took the test achieve an average score of 80 percent or higher.

To receive the Gold Star Award, a teacher must achieve a 90-percent pass rate in at least one of his/her classes on the WISE Financial Literacy Certification test during the 2013-2014 school year.

Congratulations to Grassfield High, Great Bridge High, Hickory High, Indian River High, Oscar Smith High, and Western Branch High for being recognized as Blue Star Schools!

And congratulations to Amie Beahm, Ashley Gibbs, Laura Beth Meinster, Ashley Phillips, Sharon Smith, Amanda Swanson, David Thaw and Denise Woods, Grassfield High; Allison Auten, Cindy King and Addie Old, Great Bridge High; Cathy Kayser and Joyce Robb-Holmes, Hickory High; Shelley Beeler, Indian River High; Wren Petersen and Al Staggs, Oscar Smith High; and Jeanette Muncie, Lawrence Parker and Tammy Stone, Western Branch High for being recognized as Gold Star Teachers!

Hickory High School Talon Yearbook and Bird's Eye View Literary Magazine Win VHSL Awards
Hickory High School Talon Yearbook and Birds Eye View Literary Magazine Win VHSL Awards
The 2013-2014 Hickory High School Yearbook and the 2013-2014 Hickory High School Literary Magazine were awarded the highest ratings in the VHSL media competition for their yearbook and literary magazine designs. The awards were based on the following categories: concept, coverage, design, writing, and photography. Congratulations to the Talon staff and sponsor, Mrs. Jessica Ruddick, and to the Literary Magazine staff and sponsor, Mrs. Diane Cross!

Oscar Smith High School Tiger Yearbook Wins VHSL Award
Oscar Smith High School Tiger Yearbook wins VHSL Award
The 2013-14 Oscar Smith High School Tiger Yearbook was awarded first place in the entire state of Virginia for Concept Development by the VHSL. This is awarded to the school who is outstanding at developing and implementing a yearbook theme from cover to cover. This was only the second year that the Tigers had entered the VHSL Yearbook Competition. The staff and Ms. LaRossa were given the award at the conference in Richmond on Friday, October 10, 2014. Congratulations, Tigers!

Hickory High School - 2013-14 Wells Fargo Cup Champion Group 5A
Hickory High is the 2013-14 Wells Fargo Cup champion for Group 5A
The Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each classification with the best record in Virginia High School League (VHSL) state competitions.

The Hawks won a state title in baseball and cheerleading and reached the state semifinals in boys and girls soccer. They earned a total of 360 points in state competitions, easily surpassing the runner up who had 342.5 points.

This is Hickory's first Cup title. Congratulations, Hawks!

Employee Flu Shot Clinics
Employee Flu Shots

Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free and Reduced Meal application
MyOnline Free and Reduced meal application entry makes it easy and convenient to apply for meal benefits for all your children. Simply enter the requested information as accurately as possible and all data will be instantly and securely sent to School Nutrition Services for processing. You will receive written notification of the results within 10 days. Click here to apply.

TDAP Immunization Requirements for School Entrance
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TDAP is a requirement for rising 6th graders and all newly enrolled 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders.

View the Immunization Policy.

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New Student Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
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Chesapeake Public Schools Offers MyPaymentsPlus

Chesapeake Public Schools offers MyPaymentsPlus, a state-of-the art online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student's meal account.

Login today to to:
Make payments
Check account balances
Receive notifications when balance is low
Monitor student purchases

Peachjar eflyers
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Chesapeake Public Schools provides the service of electronic flyer (eflyer) dissemination via Peachjar, a free online service for our students and parents to receive announcements from their child's school, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations in the city of Chesapeake, and state supported organizations.

Click on the Peachjar eflyers logo above to learn more about Peachjar or to submit your request.

Early Retiree Anthem Health Insurance Plans
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Budget Update and Health Insurance Recommendation Presentation
Calendar of Events
Grassfield High School Presents "Trunk or Treat"
October 31
6:00 p.m.

Parent Information Night on Gifted Education (K-12)
November 6
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Jolliff Middle School

International Baccalaureate Program, the Governor's STEM Academy, and the Science and Medicine Academy
Information Night
November 13
7:00 p.m.
Grassfield High School
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Great Bridge Primary School Craft Show
November 14
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For more information contact or call 757-547-1135. Space is still available for your craft or business. Download the flier.

November 19
Be on the lookout for the GIS Day Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Miss/Mr. Hickory Scholarship Pageant
November 21
7:00 p.m.
Hickory High School

2015 Foreign Language Academies
The 2015 Governor's Summer Residential Foreign Language Academies will include full-immersion academies in French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion Japanese Academy; and a Latin Academy. Please note that students, current sophomores and juniors, are nominated by the Foreign Language Department in their schools and schools are limited in the number of students they may nominate. Students may not apply directly to the VDOE. Interested home-school students should submit an application to the public high school they are zoned to attend. You may also visit this webpage for more information.

Summer Residential Governor's School
Summer Residential Governor's School provides intensive educational experiences. Applications are now available for the 2015 Summer Residential Governor's School for current sophomores and juniors. For additional information, contact the guidance office at your child's high school. You may also visit this webpage for more information.

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Wellness Centers
The Wellness Centers at Knells Ridge Square and Washington Shoppes are open and processing prescriptions.
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