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April Suratos selected as Teacher of the Year
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Congratulations to Ms. April Suratos, middle school teacher, for being selected as Chesapeake Bay Academy's "Teacher of the Year" by Dr. Jankowski. Each year, Regent University and the School of Education honor local teachers by hosting Salute to Teachers. The area's top public and private school educators were recognized during the 19th annual event held on Friday, November 3 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Ms. Suratos was selected based on
Kindness Rock Project at CBA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Middle school students at CBA are participating in the Kindness Rock Project (link is external), a national art project created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks. Mrs. Margaret Meyers, middle school director, Ms. LaTonya Hughes, PE teacher, and Ms. Heather Morgan, art teacher are leading the project as part of the division's mindfulness curriculum.  Heartfulness is one of the practices of mindfulness and promotes... Read More
Dr. Jankowski appointed to City of VB Strategic Team
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017
CBA is proud to announce that Dr. Jankowski has been named to the City of Virginia Beach Strategic Planning Team focused on the future of education. As part of the city's strategic planning process, ten teams have been established, each aligning with a specific goal of the City Council. Dr. Jankowski will serve on the team charged with ensuring a truly world-class education for all students in Virginia Beach.  Serving as head of school at the only independent, K-12 school in Southeastern... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
CBA is proud to announce a new research partnership with Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Next year two studies, both involving the use of technology to facilitate student choice and classroom engagement, will be carried out in the lower school. The studies have been designed by doctoral candidates in the School of Communication Disorders and Special Education at ODU. CBA Trustees, Dr. Linda Miller-Dunleavy, Senior Lecturer in the Darden School of Education, and Dr... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Back row from left: Tanner Brian Stone, William McLaurin Watson, Jacob Kyle Dudek, Garrett Seth Ferrebee, Robert John Inglesby, Michael Brian Romano, Jr. Front row from left: Kyle Archambeau, Alexander Tallent Burleson, Andrew Richard Bowers, Kieran Tyler Wrightstone   University & College Acceptances Elizabeth State University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Old Dominion University Radford University Regent University Tidewater Community College Virginia Wesleyan College  ... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Academy is proud to have been selected as a 2017-2018 "School of Excellence" by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). As the highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through the professional association, this honor is presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Math anxiety is very real for a lot of students. “I’m bad at math,” is a common refrain heard by Eva Seijo, upper school math teacher at Chesapeake Bay Academy. When math is presented as a conceptual exercise, it’s often difficult to grasp.  But at CBA we teach math differently. Ms. Seijo focuses on providing practical applications with her math students. Using experiential learning opportunities like simulations, sports scenarios, and games, Ms. Seijo turns her classroom into the “real world... Read More
Posted by CBA Family featured on Stars and Stripes on Monday, May 1, 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — When Navy Capt. Cassidy Norman was assigned executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, he and his wife, Michelle, were relieved. His career path was taking them back to Virginia Beach — where they’d lived before and knew to be a good fit for their severely disabled daughter. The Normans were the quintessential military officer family. Cass served in combat and climbed the ranks paying his dues. He and Michelle had learned to balance the demands of... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - On Friday, March 24, 2017, Chesapeake Bay Academy announced Austin Schriks as their new Head of School (for a day).  Mr. Schriks is currently in the 4th grade and was appointed to the position in response to his family being the winning bidders of the live item at this year’s annual auction.  As ruler of the CBA kingdom for the day, Mr. Schriks lead the VAIS welcome performance rehearsal, took care of important business matters, declared an extra recess for his division... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Academy is pleased to announce that philanthropist Jane P. Batten recently donated $150,000 to the Chesapeake Bay Academy $3M TRANSFORMATION Comprehensive Campaign. Her generous gift will be applied towards CBA’s financial aid assistance program. “Mrs. Batten, who is noted throughout the region for her dedication to education-related causes, has clearly stated her concern for our youth and the quality of education they receive”, said Dr. Judy Jankowski, CBA Head of School.  “Her... Read More

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