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Enroll Your Child for School - August 4, 2015
Please ensure your child is enrolled for school by August 4, 2015. Enrollment by this date will assist in arranging transportation for your child, avoid unnecessary delays, and provide for a more efficient opening of school. Chesapeake Public Schools encourages parent partnerships in education for a successful school year, beginning with your child's first day.

Click here to view requirements and information regarding new student enrollment.

Hickory High School - Group 5A Wells Fargo Cup Champion
Hickory High School - Group 5A Wells Fargo Cup Champion
Congratulations to the Hickory High School Hawks for winning the 2014-2015 Wells Fargo Cup 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 cheerleading and gymnastics. Individual students also won state titles in swimming, wrestling, and outdoor track and field. The Hawks reached the state finals in girls softball and reached the state semifinals in boys baseball, earning a total of 417.5 points in state competitions.

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

Chesapeake Public Schools - A Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite
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Chesapeake Public Schools is committed to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for our employees. The division is excited to announce that they have been recognized as a 2015 Platinum-Level Recipient of the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition Program. Platinum is the highest level of recognition.

VHSL Class 6A Champions - Grassfield High School
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Congratulations to the Grassfield High School girls softball team for winning their first VHSL Class 6A state softball championship! Coached by Leroy Bohn, the girls team rallied against First Colonial High School for a 7-4 win to claim the state title. Well done Grizzlies!

Indian River Middle School - Yearbook Recognition
IRM Yearbook Cover - 2015
Indian River Middle School's 2014-2015 yearbook has been inducted into Walsworth Yearbook's Gallery of Excellence. The Gallery of Excellence is a showcase of the best yearbooks that are published by Walsworth. Yearbooks are selected based on the high quality of their design, coverage, copy, and photography. Congratulations to Melissa Sabo, yearbook sponsor, and her committee for doing such a great job!

VHSL Class 6A Champions - Western Branch High School
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The Western Branch girls track team is celebrating another winning season. The season started off with a first place title in the conference/district outdoor meet for the ninth consecutive time. The team then went on to receive their ninth consecutive outdoor regional title. Their season ended at the VHSL State Championships where the Western Branch Bruins captured their fifth outdoor state title in six years with a score of 152, beating the second place team by 88 points. Congratulations to the Lady Bruins and their head coach Claude Toukene, and assistant coaches Jeff Artis, Rita Hamilton, Cam Cipcic, Mark Anderson, Keith Bailey, Calvin Freeman, and Melissa Wright!

VHSL Class 6A Champions - Grassfield High School
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The Grassfield High School boys track and field team captured their second VHSL Class 6A State Track and Field Title in four years. Coached by Brenna Anderson and Leroy Harper, the boys team scored 84 points and had 6 individual champions on their way to winning the championship. Congratulations to the Grizzlies!

Priority Chevrolet After-Prom Giveaway
Priority Chevrolet After-Prom Giveaway
This year Priority Chevrolet partnered with Chesapeake Public Schools to give away a brand new 2015 Chevy Sonic 5DR LT. Seven qualifying seniors (one from each high school) were chosen at random at the end of their school's after-prom party to attend the grand prize ceremony at Priority Chevy on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Congratulations to Edward Kopicki from Deep Creek High School who was the lucky senior to win the Chevy Sonic!

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.

View School Entrance/Health Forms.

Approved 2015-2016 Administrative Appointments
Bus Drivers and Bus Assistants Needed

Chesapeake Public Schools is currently seeking dependable, conscientious individuals to serve as bus drivers and bus assistants for our school division. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver or a bus assistant, click here to view employment opportunities and complete an application. We provide all training necessary to acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL) and skills necessary for operating a school bus. We look forward to working with you.

New Employment Application System
This summer, Chesapeake Public Schools will be upgrading its online employment application system. Starting July 1, 2015, applicants will be required to create a new account and application to apply for any new jobs. Any applications submitted to the Department of Human Resources prior to July 1, 2015, will remain active only through September 15, 2015. Applicants who wish to be considered after September 15, 2015, will need to reapply online through our new application system beginning July 1, 2015. Should you have any questions regarding Chesapeake Public Schools' application process, call 757-547-0107 or email Ms. Sue Winslow at
Calendar of Events
Chesapeake Public Schools Summer Hours of Operation
June 15-August 14
Monday-Thursday, closed Fridays
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(June 29-July 1, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day)

B.M. Williams Primary School Summer Reading Program
Thursdays, June 25-July 23
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Students and siblings are welcome! BMW students will be able to checkout books. Volunteers will be available for buddy reading. Computer lab will be open for educational websites.
Bookmobile on July 27, August 3, and August 10
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Summer School Graduation
August 11
7:00 p.m.
Oscar Smith High School Auditorium

Wellness Centers
The Wellness Centers at Knells Ridge Square and Washington Shoppes now have EXTENDED hours. Click here for more information.

allergy medications available at the wellness center

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.

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