Banner for -   |  Contact Us  |  ADA Site Map
Top Picks
:Address Lookup
:Adult & Continuing Education
:Accelerated Reading Lists
:Athletic / Sport Schedules
:Bus Routes
:City of Chesapeake
:College & Career Pathways
:Contact Us
:CPS Online Courses
:Elementary Curriculum Obj. K-5
:Emergency Information
:Employee Intranet
:General Information
:Internet Safety
:Job Opportunities
:Lunch Menus
:School Calendar
:School Supply Lists
:Substitute Teaching Information
:Summer School 2015
Chesapeake Public Schools FOCUS newsletters

Enterovirus D68 Information

Chesapeake Public Schools 

Educational Foundation

Chesapeake Reading Council Logo

Outlook Webmail

Destiny Library Search

Chesapeake Public Schools CPS Heartbeats - Wellness Website

Surplus Properties For Sale
View the School Board's Proposed Capital Improvement Plan 2015-2025

Recycling Education Website
Visit the Planetarium
Visit the Custodial Grapevine
Visit the CCPTA

Division News

Chesapeake Recognizes the 2015 Teachers of the Year

Forty-seven Chesapeake teachers, each representing their individual schools, were recognized as "Exemplary 21st Century Educators" at the Teacher of the Year Ceremony on March 19, 2015, at Indian River High School. From the forty-seven teachers, four were selected as the Elementary, Middle, High, and Chesapeake Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to these outstanding teachers!
Click here to view the complete list. [PDF] 

Overall Teacher of the Year

Recognized as the Chesapeake Teacher of the Year, Maureen Webber is a sixth- and seventh-grade math teacher at Crestwood Middle School. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Old Dominion University. Mrs. Webber has twenty-one years of teaching experience, twenty of which have been in Chesapeake.

Elementary Teacher of the Year
Selected as Elementary Teacher of the Year, Trish Momtsios is a second-grade special education LEAD teacher at Hickory Elementary School. She received her bachelor's degree from Longwood University and her master's degree from Old Dominion University. Mrs. Momtsios has twenty-two years of teaching experience, eight of which have been in Chesapeake.
 Middle School Teacher of the Year
The Middle School Teacher of the Year is Carrie Perez, a middle school librarian at Western Branch Middle School, who received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Old Dominion University. Mrs. Perez has twenty-one years of teaching experience, thirteen of which have been in Chesapeake
Secondary Teacher of the Year
The High School Teacher of the Year is Elizabeth Dalton, an English teacher at Hickory High School. She received her bachelor's degree from James Madison University and her master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mrs. Dalton has twenty years of teaching experience, all of which have been in Chesapeake.

Western Branch High School - Yearbook Recognition
Western Branch High School Yearbook
The Western Branch High School Yearbook has been recognized for yearbook excellence and featured in the 2015 Jostens Look Book. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks from around the country. The Bruin Yearbook was one of only 476 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 entered for consideration. The 2015 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 344-page 2015 Look Book. The Bruin was created by a staff of Western Branch High School students under the direction of Jennifer Settar, Western Branch High School's yearbook adviser.

DOLLAR$ and $EN$E - March Publication
Dollar$ and $en$e
Dollar$ and $en$e is a publication produced while the budget for the 2015-2016 school year (FY 2016) is proposed, discussed, and approved. It contains the latest budget news and important dates and clarifies budget misconceptions in order to help the CPS community better understand the budget and the budget process.

Celebrating the Arts in March
March is Music in Our Schools Month and Youth Art Month
March is Music in Our Schools Month and Youth Art Month. The arts provide students with enrichment that may drive their personal and academic success. Music may improve math achievement and proficiency, as well as reading and cognitive development. The visual arts may improve content and organization, interpretation of text, and reasoning and reading skills. It is not just art or music, but a bridge to other content classes. Please join Chesapeake Public Schools in celebrating our music and art programs throughout the month of March.

Congratulations to Peggy Ratliff - Oscar Smith High School
Peggy Ratliff
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in conjunction with the Lab School of Washington, invited selected educators, administrators, and cultural partners to apply to attend "The Power of Art 2015: This is your Brain on Arts" conference. The purpose of the conference is to consider how arts education practices for students with learning differences can be applied to benefit all students across all subject areas. Peggy Ratliff was one of forty participants selected in the United States to attend this conference. Congratulations to Peggy Ratliff, a visual arts educator at Oscar Smith High School.

Reading and Language Arts K-5 Textbook Adoption
The Chesapeake Public Schools Reading and Language Arts Department is seeking parental/community input for the citywide adoption of the new K-5 reading and language arts textbooks. Citizens are invited to examine the proposed textbooks and provide feedback. Textbooks are on display at all elementary schools, as well as the Central Library, Indian River Library, Russell Memorial Library, South Norfolk Library, and the Parent Resource Center. Parent/community review forms will be available at each site for citizens to comment on the materials. Additionally, the review form is also available at this link.

Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project "Unlocking the Future"
Chesapeake Planetarium sketch
YouTube Presentation: Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project "Unlocking the Future"

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.

Click here to view the Chesapeake Planetarium case study brochure.

Click here to learn how to donate to this project.

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

Mechatronics Dual Enrollment Program

Tidewater Community College and Chesapeake Public Schools have partnered on a dual enrollment program in mechatronics to help launch high school students into in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing. These systems are typically composed of traditional mechanical and electrical components, but are referred to as "smart" devices or systems because of the incorporation of sensors, actuators, robotics, instrumentation, process control and automation. The program is best suited for students with an interest in electronics who enjoy working with their hands to build electrical, mechanical and robotic systems. Enrolled students will be on a special career pathway that includes taking selected classes in their high schools for the first two years, working toward a standard high school diploma, and a recognized industry credential in electronics. After graduating from high school, students can continue their education at TCC and earn the Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics in just one year. Click here to view the video.
Calendar of Events

Grassfield High School Laps for Lymphoma
March 28
School Board Meeting
March 30
6:00 p.m.
School Administration Building
View the agenda.

Chesapeake R U Ready 4 Kindergarten Parent Workshops
April (Various Dates and Locations)

Western Branch Theatre Department Presents:
A Night of One Acts
April 1
7:00 p.m.
Western Branch High School Auditorium
Tickets are $8.00.

Gifted Education Advisory Committee Meeting
April 2
6:30 p.m.
Greenbrier Middle School Media Classroom
Open to the public.

Make-Up Day
April 3
Full instructional day for all students

Indian River Middle School PTSA
Spring Craft Show
April 25
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contact Holli Floyd at for more information.
Click here to view the vendor registration form.

5th Annual Patricia D. Gadson Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament
May 4
12:00 p.m.
Greenbrier Country Club
Click here to view the flier.

Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation's 10th Annual Golf Tournament
June 16
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Cahoon Plantation
Click here to view the flier.

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

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.

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

Broadcasting Media
WFOS Radio [listen]
program listing

WCPS TV Station [watch]
TV Program Schedule
Keeping the Focus
Last modified: Thu March 26 2015 02:23:40 PM