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Division News

Chesapeake Awarded the Beazley Foundation Grant for the CPS Science/Planetarium Center Project
sketch of Chesapeake Science/ Plantarium Center
The Trustees of the Beazley Foundation have approved a challenge grant of $125,000 to the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation for technological improvements to the Chesapeake Planetarium. The Foundation is required to raise $250,000 in matching contributions, and once the total of $375,000 is reached, the funds will be used to purchase a new digital star projector system to replace the 1960s equipment presently in the planetarium. The equipment will be utilized in the present planetarium while a new Science Center is designed, funded, and constructed over the next several years then moved to the new location.

Chesapeake Teachers Participate in the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA)
Group photo of teachers at VISTA 2014
These teachers attended the month-long VISTA Institute at the College of William and Mary where they focused on improving science achievement among their students.

Group shot (from left) Lisa Brennan-Webb; Julia Young; Christle de Vera; Laura Martinez-Hicks, assistant principal, Sparrow Road Intermediate; Barbara Fortner, principal, Deep Creek Central; Margaret Atkinson; Nancy Parrish; and Alan McKee. (credit: Rachael Reid)

Chesapeake Teacher Selected for Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching (VCET)
VCET 2014 teacher, Rose Horton
Rose Horton, from Oscar Smith High School, is one of 100 of Virginia's best teachers who was selected to attend one of four VCET innovative summer academies on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax this summer. This professional develoment program for teachers focused on classroom instruction, education policy and leadership. Horton was accepted into the Humanities & Language Arts Academy, held July 6-11. Funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, each of the four academies accepted 25 teachers. The free, six-day residential academies focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), interdisciplinary studies, fine arts, and the humanities and language arts.

High School Graduation DVDs
graduates - silhouettes
The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation is offering for sale DVD copies of each complete graduation ceremony. The cost of each DVD is $25.00. Proceeds from the DVD sales will be used by the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation to directly benefit CPS students and support instructional activities. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery via USPS.

DVD orders may be placed online at this secure website, or download the mail order form here.

New Process for Obtaining Work Permit/Employment Certificates for Students Between 14 and 16
student workers
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry now issues work permits/employment certificates for students who are between 14 and 16 years of age. Permits are no longer issued by the Chesapeake Public School system. To obtain a work permit, please visit the Department of Labor and Industry website at

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

View the Immunization Policy.

View School Entrance/Health Forms.

New Student Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
kids standing in a classroom

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
Peachjar Logo

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.

Approved 2014-2015 Administrative Appointments
Early Retiree Anthem Health Insurance Plans
Click here to learn about Early Retiree Anthem Health Insurance Plans
Budget Update and Health Insurance Recommendation Presentation
Summer Reading List 2014
Calendar of Events
School Board Meeting
August 25
6:00 p.m. (Closed Session at 5:00 p.m.)
School Administration Building
View Agenda.

Indian River Middle School Physical Education Apparel Sales
August 25,26,27,28
Indian River Middle School
Aug. 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Aug. 26, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Aug. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Only cash and checks will be accepted.

Hickory High School First Flight
9th Grade and New Student Orientation
August 26
6:00 p.m.
Please bring your schedule.

College Athletics Information Meeting
August 27
7:00 p.m.
Hickory High School Auditorium
All Chesapeake Public Schools athletes (grades 8-12) who are interested in participating in collegiate athletics are invited to attend this Student-Athlete and College Recruiting Information Meeting.

Greenbrier Middle School Open House
6th grade:
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
7th grade:
Thursday, Aug. 28, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
8th grade:
Thursday, Aug. 28 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Call 757-548-5309 or email if you have questions.

Jolliff Middle School Orientation/Open House
6th grade:
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
7th grade:
Thursday, Aug. 28, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
8th grade:
Thursday, Aug. 28 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Great Bridge High School Freshmen Bridge
Aug. 28
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Get to know your school and your classmates.
Click here to view the flier.

Great Bridge High School Freshmen and New Student Orientation
August 28
6:00 p.m.
All freshmen and students new to Great Bridge High and their parents are invited to attend orientation to meet the staff and gain some familiarity with the school.

Indian River Middle School Open House
August 28
6:00 p.m.

Chesapeake Council PTA
Fall Leadership Training and Vendor Fair
September 6
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Greenbrier Middle School
To register visit or contact your PTA president.

Indian River Middle School PTSA/AVID Fall Craft Show
September 20
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vendor applications now being accepted.
Download the registration form.

PSAT Information
October 15
YMCA After school child care
Licensed after school child care is provided at select Chesapeake Public Schools through a partnership with the YMCA and serves 30 elementary and middle schools. Contact the Greenbrier North YMCA at 757-366-9622 to learn more or to register.

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Click on the BoardDocs icon to view more information regarding School Board meetings and minutes.
Click here for Guest Wireless Access Directions.

Great Bridge 4-Room School House Staff Recommendation
8/26/2013 School Board Meeting -
Click here to view the Staff Recommendation Presentation to the School Board regarding the Future of the Great Bridge 4-Room School House.

Wellness Centers
The Wellness Centers at Knells Ridge Square and Washington Shoppes are open and processing prescriptions.
Click here for more information.

Broadcasting Media
WFOS Radio [listen]
program listing

WCPS TV Station [watch]
TV Program Schedule
Keeping the Focus
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