Back to School in Hickory

August 30th, 2017

back to schoolAs​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​winds​ ​down,​ ​parents​ ​have​ ​begun​ ​preparing​ ​their​ ​kids to​ ​head​ ​back​ ​to​ ​school;​ ​every​ ​store​ ​is​ ​stocked​ ​with​ ​pencils,​ ​erasers, calculators​ ​and​ ​myriad​ ​other​ ​supplies​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​a​ ​year​ ​full​ ​of learning.

For​ ​many​ ​families,​ ​this​ ​year​ ​may​ ​be​ ​their​ ​child’s​ ​first​ ​year​ ​at​ ​a​ ​new​ ​school.​ ​Whether​ ​you’ve moved​ ​for​ ​family,​ ​work,​ ​the​ ​military​ ​or​ ​are​ ​just​ ​sending​ ​your​ ​first​ ​little​ ​one​ ​off​ ​to​ ​Kindergarten, you​ ​may​ ​be​ ​wondering​ ​about​ ​the​ ​new​ ​school​ ​district​ ​your​ ​children​ ​will​ ​be​ ​attending.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the fastest​ ​growing​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​Hampton​ ​Roads​ ​is​ ​here​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Hickory​ ​section​ ​of​ ​Chesapeake,​ ​Virginia. With​ ​new​ ​family-friendly​ communities ​being​ ​built​ ​such​ ​as​ ​​Hickory​ ​Landing​ at Edinburgh,​ ​many​ ​newcomers are​ ​faced​ ​with​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​new​ ​school​ ​or​ ​even​ ​a​ ​new​ ​district.

Students​ ​living​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Hickory​ ​Landing at Edinburgh neighborhood will attend Hickory Elementary, Hickory Middle and Hickory High Schools. Surrounding neighborhoods in the Hickory area​ ​of​ ​Chesapeake​ ​will ​attend​ ​either​ ​Hickory​ ​or​ ​Southeastern Elementary​ ​School,​ ​Hickory​ ​Middle​ ​School,​ ​and​ ​Hickory​ ​or​ ​Grassfield​ ​High​ ​School.​ ​School district​ ​maps​ ​and​ ​contact​ ​information​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​on​ ​the​ ​​Chesapeake​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​website​.

chesapeake schools websiteAll of these schools​ ​have​ ​won​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​statewide​ ​education​ ​awards​ ​over​ ​the​ ​years.​ See box below for a list of awards.*

In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​many​ ​state-wide​ ​awards,​ ​the​ ​Chesapeake​ ​Public​ ​School​ ​system​ ​offers​ ​students​ ​a variety​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​opportunities​ ​including​ ​the​ ​​Governor’s​ ​STEM​ ​Academy​​ ​and​ ​the​ ​​Science​ ​& Medicine​ ​Academy​​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Gifted​ ​Education​ ​Program.

And​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​all​ ​even​ ​better,​ ​all​ ​of​ ​these​ ​schools​ ​are​ ​in​ ​close​ ​proximity​ ​to​ ​each​ ​other​ ​-​ ​Hickory Middle​ ​and​ ​High​ ​School​ ​stand​ ​right​ ​next​ ​to​ ​each​ ​other,​ ​with​ ​Hickory​ ​Elementary​ ​and Southeastern​ ​shortly​ ​down​ ​the​ ​road​ ​and​ ​Grassfield​ ​High​ ​just​ ​to​ ​the​ ​west.​ ​So​ ​no​ ​matter​ ​where your​ ​kids​ ​are​ ​going​ ​or​ ​how​ ​many​ ​kids​ ​you​ ​have​ ​in​ ​different​ ​grades,​ ​running​ ​them​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from school​ ​and​ ​special​ ​activities​ ​is​ ​convenient,​ ​especially​ ​from​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​new,​ ​centrally​ ​located housing​ ​communities​,​ ​which​ ​sit​ ​close​ ​to​ ​the​ ​entrance​ ​to​ ​the​ ​168-Bypass,​ ​the​ ​city’s​ ​main​ ​artery.

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​Board​ ​of​ ​Education​ ​Excellence​ ​Award​ 
~ Grassfield​ ​High, 2017 and 2016
~ Hickory​ ​High, 2017 and 2016
~ Southeastern​ ​Elementary, 2016

These​ ​schools​ ​met​ ​all​ ​state​ ​and​ ​federal​ ​accountability​ ​benchmarks​ ​and​ ​made significant​ ​progress​ ​towards​ ​goals​ ​for​ ​increased​ ​student​ ​achievement​ ​and​ ​expanded educational​ ​opportunities​ ​set​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Board.​ ​

Board​ ​of​ ​Education​ ​Distinguished Achievement​ ​Award
~ ​Hickory​ ​Middle​ ​, 2017 & 2016
~ Southeastern​ ​Elementary, 2017

These​ ​schools​ ​met​ ​all​ ​state​ ​and​ ​federal benchmarks​ ​and​ ​made​ ​progress​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​goals​ ​of​ ​the​ ​governor​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Board.​ ​

More information​ ​on​ ​these​ ​awards​ ​and​ ​their​ ​winners​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​on​ ​the​ ​​Virginia​ ​Department​ ​of Education​ ​website​.

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