Chesapeake Public Schools

Chesapeake Public Schools Chesapeake Public Schools serves over 40,000 students in 45 schools and 2 centers in Chesapeake, VA. Social Media Terms of Use: https://tinyurl.com/3rvk6zfs

In observance of Juneteenth, our schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, June 19, 2024. To learn more about the his...
06/18/2024

In observance of Juneteenth, our schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, June 19, 2024.

To learn more about the history and significance of the day, visit: http://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth

One of the many benefits of teaching in our district is the opportunity to apply for Instructional Innovations Grants! T...
06/18/2024

One of the many benefits of teaching in our district is the opportunity to apply for Instructional Innovations Grants! Thanks to the support of the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation, teachers can get up to $3,000 for initiatives that support students in their schools. At the end of this year, they awarded over $52,000 in grants for projects ranging from new instruments, interactive dental tools, build-your-own drone kits, and much more! πŸŽ·πŸ’»πŸ¦·

See all of our grant winners here: https://cpsef.com/teachers-corner/grant-winners/

Beginning this week, our district will operate on a 4-day week. Schools and administrative offices will have extended ho...
06/17/2024

Beginning this week, our district will operate on a 4-day week. Schools and administrative offices will have extended hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be closed on Fridays. ⏰

All schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth and Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of Independence Day.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.cpschools.com/article/1631178

Go, Grizzlies! β€πŸŽ“ You did it! Go out and do great things! 🐻Don’t forget to see all slideshows, programs, and full photo ...
06/14/2024

Go, Grizzlies! β€πŸŽ“ You did it! Go out and do great things! 🐻

Don’t forget to see all slideshows, programs, and full photo albums at www.cpschools.com/graduation

πŸŽ“β€πŸ’™ The Grassfield High School Grizzlies are our final   graduates to take the stage at the Chartway Arena. You made it,...
06/14/2024

πŸŽ“β€πŸ’™ The Grassfield High School Grizzlies are our final graduates to take the stage at the Chartway Arena. You made it, Grizzlies, and we can't wait to see what you accomplish next! 🐻 Go Grizzlies!

πŸŽ‰Join us in recognizing a few Class of 2024 Grizzly scholars and leaders. πŸ‘‡

πŸŽ“ Mahek Rajpal - Valedictorian
Future Plans: University of Virginia

πŸŽ“ Carson Cunningham - Salutatorian
Future Plans: Virginia Tech

πŸŽ“ Zachary Wagner - Senior Class President
Future Plans: Princeton University (Army ROTC Program)

πŸŽ“ Spencer Cocuzzo - SCA President
Future Plans: Old Dominion University

πŸ¦… The   Hickory High School Hawks have left the nest! Congratulations, graduates! πŸŽ‰   πŸŽ“πŸ“· See more of the Hawks soar at c...
06/14/2024

πŸ¦… The Hickory High School Hawks have left the nest! Congratulations, graduates! πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ“πŸ“· See more of the Hawks soar at cpschools.com/graduation.

πŸ¦… It's almost time to see our Hickory High School Hawks   soar at their graduation ceremony at 12:45 p.m.! πŸŽ₯ If you can'...
06/14/2024

πŸ¦… It's almost time to see our Hickory High School Hawks soar at their graduation ceremony at 12:45 p.m.! πŸŽ₯ If you can't make it to the Chartway Arena at Old Dominion University, make sure to tune in to our YouTube Channel to view the ceremony.

πŸŽ‰πŸ‘‡ Be a part of our celebration for some of our outstanding Class of 2024 Hawks!🌟

πŸŽ“ Lauryn Kenney - Valedictorian & Class President
Future Plans: University of Virginia (majoring in engineering)

πŸŽ“ Daisy Hansen - Salutatorian
Future Plans: U.S. Coast Guard Academy (majoring in engineering)

πŸŽ“ Hudson King - SCA President
Future Plans: University of Virginia (majoring in biochemistry on a pre-med track)

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“Congrats, Braves  ! We are so proud of you. RISE is what you did!πŸ“Έ Visit our website soon to view even more special mo...
06/14/2024

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“Congrats, Braves ! We are so proud of you. RISE is what you did!

πŸ“Έ Visit our website soon to view even more special moments from the ceremony.

The Indian River Braves are taking the stage first today! πŸ’™πŸŽ“  We are so proud to celebrate and recognize some of their i...
06/14/2024

The Indian River Braves are taking the stage first today! πŸ’™πŸŽ“

We are so proud to celebrate and recognize some of their incredible leaders and scholars! See a full list of their graduates in their ceremony program and view additional resources by visiting: cpschools.com/graduation. πŸŽ‰ Way to go, Braves!

πŸŽ“ Khera Lombos - Valedictorian
Future Plans: Old Dominion University (major in chemistry)

πŸŽ“ Joshua Kirby - Salutatorian
Future Plans: Tidewater Community College (accelerated degree program)

πŸŽ“ Alissa Chapman - Senior Class President
Future Plans: University of Virginia (Walentas Scholar)

πŸŽ“ Aurea McIntosh - SCA President
Future Plans: University of Virginia (Posse Scholar - major in systems engineering)

🐯 The Tigers took the stage tonight! Congrats to the Oscar Smith High School  ! πŸŽ‰A full πŸ“· gallery will be available on o...
06/14/2024

🐯 The Tigers took the stage tonight! Congrats to the Oscar Smith High School ! πŸŽ‰

A full πŸ“· gallery will be available on our website soon. πŸŽ“

Congratulations, Deep Creek HS Hornets  ! πŸ‘ You are our newest alumni! Once a Hornet, always a Hornet! 🐝 We are so excit...
06/13/2024

Congratulations, Deep Creek HS Hornets ! πŸ‘ You are our newest alumni! Once a Hornet, always a Hornet! 🐝 We are so excited for you! πŸ’œπŸ€

πŸ“Έ See more moments on our website soon: cpschools.com/graduation

πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸŽ“ Calling all Tigers! 🐯 We hope to hear you roar this evening for our Oscar F. Smith High School   graduates at the Ch...
06/13/2024

πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸŽ“ Calling all Tigers! 🐯 We hope to hear you roar this evening for our Oscar F. Smith High School graduates at the Chartway Arena at 7:30 p.m.! πŸŽ‰ Be sure to visit cpschools.com/graduation for our graduation resources! πŸ“–πŸ“ΈπŸ’»πŸŽ₯

🌟 Let's take a moment to recognize some incredible Class of 2024 Tigers! πŸ‘‡

πŸŽ“ Jennifer Zhao - Valedictorian
Future Plans: Swarthmore College

πŸŽ“ Emma McGowan - Salutatorian
Future Plans: University of Virginia (Echols Scholar)

πŸŽ“ Sydni Mason - Senior Class President
Future Plans: Virginia Tech (Honors College)

πŸŽ“ Aaron Tso - SCA President
Future Plans: Virginia Tech

πŸ’œπŸ€πŸŽ“ We are β€œbuzzing” with excitement to see our Deep Creek HS Hornets   graduate today at 4:00 p.m.! πŸŽ‰ Make sure to visi...
06/13/2024

πŸ’œπŸ€πŸŽ“ We are β€œbuzzing” with excitement to see our Deep Creek HS Hornets graduate today at 4:00 p.m.! πŸŽ‰ Make sure to visit cpschools.com/graduation for our graduation resources!

πŸ‘‡ Help us recognize and celebrate some of our Class of 2024 Hornets!!

πŸŽ“ Caroline Swanton - Valedictorian
Future Plans: Carnegie Mellon University

πŸŽ“ Tivona Dodamgoda - Co-Salutatorian
Future Plans: University of Virginia

πŸŽ“ Kendall Tanner - Co-Salutatorian
Future Plans: Longwood University (Comier’s Honors College)

πŸŽ“ Kiera Whiteman - SCA President
Future Plans: Hollins University

πŸŽ“ Liam Hayes - Class President
Future Plans: University of Richmond

It's the  ! Congratulations to these adorable kindergartners from Southwestern Elementary on finishing a great first yea...
06/13/2024

It's the ! Congratulations to these adorable kindergartners from Southwestern Elementary on finishing a great first year of school! πŸ“š

Share your last day photos with us in the comments below, and we hope you have a happy and safe summer! πŸ˜Žβ›±

🐻 The Western Branch High School Bruins have left the den! We are so incredibly proud of you! πŸŽ‰     πŸ‘‰A full πŸ“· gallery wi...
06/13/2024

🐻 The Western Branch High School Bruins have left the den! We are so incredibly proud of you! πŸŽ‰

πŸ‘‰A full πŸ“· gallery will be available on our website soon. πŸŽ“

πŸŽ“πŸ’›πŸ’š Our first graduates to earn their diplomas are the Wildcats! 😺 Congratulations Great Bridge High School  !  πŸ“Έ See mo...
06/12/2024

πŸŽ“πŸ’›πŸ’š Our first graduates to earn their diplomas are the Wildcats! 😺 Congratulations Great Bridge High School !

πŸ“Έ See more smiles on our website: cpschools.com/graduation

πŸŽ“ πŸŽ‰ We are so excited to celebrate and recognize all of our   Western Branch High School Bruins at the Chartway Arena on...
06/12/2024

πŸŽ“ πŸŽ‰ We are so excited to celebrate and recognize all of our Western Branch High School Bruins at the Chartway Arena on the Old Dominion University campus this evening at 7:30 p.m.! 🐻 πŸ‘‰ Visit https://cpschools.com/graduation for more graduation ceremony resources! πŸŽ₯ πŸ“Έ πŸ“– πŸ’»

πŸ‘‡ Celebrate with us as we honor some of our Class of 2024 Bruins!

πŸŽ“ Amalia Lewis - Valedictorian
Future Plans: William & Mary

πŸŽ“ Morgan Mowery - Salutatorian
Future Plans: University of Virginia

πŸŽ“ Benjamin Ricks - SCA President
Future Plans: Old Dominion University & electricians apprenticeship

πŸŽ“ Molly Simpson - Class President
Future Plans: University of Virginia (Walentas and Echols Scholar)

πŸ˜ΊπŸ’šπŸ’› We can’t wait to celebrate our Great Bridge Wildcats as they walk across the stage tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12, 202...
06/11/2024

πŸ˜ΊπŸ’šπŸ’› We can’t wait to celebrate our Great Bridge Wildcats as they walk across the stage tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chartway Arena for their graduation ceremony! Visit https://www.cpschools.com/graduation for our graduation ceremony resources.πŸŽ“

πŸ‘‡ Let’s take a look at some of our Class of 2024 Wildcats!

πŸŽ“ Lydia Williams - Valedictorian
Future Plans: Longwood University (Cormier Honors College)

πŸŽ“ Mallory Kim - Salutatorian
Future Plans: Virginia Tech Honors College, majoring in Food Science and Technology

πŸŽ“ Erin Fitzgerald - SCA President
Future Plans: James Madison University

πŸŽ“ Elton β€œTrey” Ferrell III - Class President
Future Plans: Old Dominion University for Political Science

Three of our students were recently honored by C-SPAN for their entries in the 2024 StudentCam Documentary Contest! πŸŽ₯ Th...
06/11/2024

Three of our students were recently honored by C-SPAN for their entries in the 2024 StudentCam Documentary Contest! πŸŽ₯ The 20th anniversary of the contest asked students to address the theme: β€œLooking Forward while Considering the Past."

Mr. Craig McAndrew, Director of Education Relations for C-SPAN and Eric Wagner for Cox Communications joined us to celebrate these outstanding filmmakers. 🎬 Each student also received a letter of commendation from Senator Mark Warner. πŸŽ‰

Learn more and watch their winning entries here: https://www.studentcam.org/winners24.htm

Anderson Chan
12th Grade, Honorable Mention
Pandora's Box: Regulating Generative AI
Grassfield High School 🐻

Gabe Laney & Dayana Lynch
10th Grade, Honorable Mention
Below the Curve
Oscar F. Smith High School 🐯

πŸŽ“ ALUMNI ROLL CALL: It's graduation week! As we prepare to welcome our newest alumni from the Class of 2024, drop your s...
06/10/2024

πŸŽ“ ALUMNI ROLL CALL: It's graduation week! As we prepare to welcome our newest alumni from the Class of 2024, drop your school and graduation year below! πŸ‘‡

06/10/2024

Introducing The Pharoah Phifteen! 1️⃣5️⃣ Chesapeake high school students will be selected to connect and hang with Jay Pharoah this summer! Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors will get a chance to be creative, be mentored by a pro, and engage in discussions to envision artistic futures! Eligible students and their parents received an email invitation to apply. βœ‰ The deadline is Monday, June 17, 2024.

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his uncanny celebrity impressions he performed during his six seasons as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live. He is also a hometown hero and graduate of Indian River High School (which made his popular SNL recurring character, Principal Daniel Frye, such a local favorite!)

We cannot believe how fast this school year has gone! Our last day of school is Thursday, June 13, 2024! You can downloa...
06/07/2024

We cannot believe how fast this school year has gone! Our last day of school is Thursday, June 13, 2024! You can download and print these Last Day of School grade-level signs at: https://cpschools.com/lastdaycpsva .

Be sure to share your last day smiles and share your photos using !πŸ“·πŸŒžπŸŽ‰

Congratulations to all of our   seniors who were recently awarded scholarships by the Chesapeake Sports Club. 🏈⚽🎾 Since ...
06/07/2024

Congratulations to all of our seniors who were recently awarded scholarships by the Chesapeake Sports Club. 🏈⚽🎾 Since 2021, the club has awarded 161 scholarships to Chesapeake athletes totaling over $277,000.

Thank you to our student-athletes for representing your schools both in the classroom and on the athletic fields! πŸŽ“

Congratulations, Class of 2024! πŸŽ‰  Join us next week as we honor graduates from all seven of our high schools at Chartwa...
06/06/2024

Congratulations, Class of 2024! πŸŽ‰

Join us next week as we honor graduates from all seven of our high schools at Chartway Arena, Old Dominion University, from June 12-14, 2024. With the support of our district partners, WHRO Public Media, all of our seven graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed on our district YouTube channel and WHRO Livestream. Visit https://www.cpschools.com/graduation for graduation ceremony details, including digital resources, photo galleries, and more!

πŸŽ“ Great Bridge High School – June 12 (4:00 p.m.)
πŸŽ“ Western Branch High School – June 12 (7:30 p.m.)
πŸŽ“ Deep Creek High School – June 13 (4:00 p.m.)
πŸŽ“ Oscar F. Smith School – June 13 (7:30 p.m.)
πŸŽ“ Indian River School – June 14 (9:30 a.m.)
πŸŽ“ Hickory High School – June 14 (12:45 p.m.)
πŸŽ“ Grassfield High School – June 14 (4:30 p.m.)

We'd love to hear your feedback about school breakfast and lunch options! πŸ•πŸ₯—πŸ₯£School Nutrition Services is conducting a m...
06/06/2024

We'd love to hear your feedback about school breakfast and lunch options! πŸ•πŸ₯—πŸ₯£

School Nutrition Services is conducting a meal survey for all students (K-12).

Click here to participate: https://forms.gle/nCg2tJGMz1TnSzS28

06/05/2024

The Family Welcome and Support Center at Oscar Smith Middle School is available to all English Learner families. Special thanks to Ana Medina for sharing more about the center and the resources available. As a member of the Family and Community Engagement team, Mrs. Medina’s goal is to advocate for English Language Learners and multilingual families and connect them with the resources necessary in order to succeed.

Learn more about how to connect with our FACE team here: https://www.cpschools.com/page/family-and-community-engagement

🌟 Earlier this week, we celebrated our School Nutrition Services team at their annual end-of-year awards ceremony and ba...
06/05/2024

🌟 Earlier this week, we celebrated our School Nutrition Services team at their annual end-of-year awards ceremony and banquet at Indian River High School.🍽 πŸŽ‰ It was an incredible evening, and an opportunity to honor the outstanding team members who have gone above and beyond to nourish our students and support our school communities. 🍎

Awards and recognitions presented included The Food Safety Recognition Award, The Above and Beyond Award, Years of Service, and more! A huge congratulations to all our award winners. Your hard work and commitment make a significant difference every day. Here's to another year of success and service excellence! πŸ†

Last night, graduating seniors from Deep Creek HS's Science and Medicine Academy were honored and recognized at their ac...
06/05/2024

Last night, graduating seniors from Deep Creek HS's Science and Medicine Academy were honored and recognized at their academy graduation! πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸ

Over 50 seniors walked the stage, received their medals and certificates, and got to enjoy a reception with their friends, classmates and families. We are so proud of our Science and Medicine Academy graduates and we are excited to see what the future holds for you!

After 31 years of service to the Deep Creek HS Hornets, teacher, coach, and long-time athletic director Mr. T. Benjamin ...
06/04/2024

After 31 years of service to the Deep Creek HS Hornets, teacher, coach, and long-time athletic director Mr. T. Benjamin "Benny" Polk was celebrated last night with the dedication of the school gymnasium in his honor! πŸ’œ

Under his watch, the Hornets have secured numerous regional and state titles, and student-athletes have gone on to secure college scholarships and play professionally in their respective sports. πŸ€πŸˆβšΎ Congratulations, Mr. Polk!

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations, Tracy Jernigan from Hickory Elementary School! Tracy is a second-grade teacher for the Hawks and a   ...
12/05/2023

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations, Tracy Jernigan from Hickory Elementary School! Tracy is a second-grade teacher for the Hawks and a Finalist!πŸ¦…

As a previous Teacher of the Year at Woodstock Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Tracy believes that β€œestablishing a classroom community is a vital part of achieving student success.” She strives to create an environment where expectations are high and student success is achieved through hard work and perseverance. Her favorite quote to remind students is, "You can do hard things!" πŸ’ͺ Tracy states she β€œnever set out to be a teacher…. teaching found me!” ❀ She feels that teaching is the most rewarding profession and loves to inspire and foster a love of learning in children. Tracy is also the Hawks CARES Advisor, Co-Chair of the Community Relations Committee, and a Student Activities Committee Member.

Fun facts:
βœ” She spends her weekends playing on a coe-ed softball team with her husband and brother. πŸ₯Ž
βœ” She loves to camp, fish, and explore new places. She hopes to visit national parks in all 50 states! πŸ•
βœ” She likes to take risks and has been on a hot air balloon and even skydived! πŸͺ‚

✨Congratulations, Tracy!

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312 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA
23322

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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+17575470153

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