COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 57
April 17, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Operation Spruce-Up Public Television Broadcast

 
  The students and staff in your division are invited to spend
  a morning with Governor Gilmore. On May 5th, from 10 to 11
  a.m., Governor Jim Gilmore will be joining Virginia's
  classrooms via the state's public television stations as
  part of the statewide environmental campaign, Operation
  Spruce-Up. The Governor's lesson plan will be geared toward
  fourth graders and will explore several conservation
  Standards of Learning such as the interaction between man
  and his environment. The lesson will be illustrated with
  video footage and perhaps even a special guest from the
  wilds of Virginia.

  The broadcast will originate from the classroom studio at
  Varina High School in the Governor's home county. All
  classes statewide are encouraged to tune in. In addition,
  eight fourth grade classes from across the Commonwealth will
  be connected to the Varina site via telephone and will be
  able to ask the Governor questions. This marks the first
  time that a Virginia Governor has participated in a
  statewide, interactive classroom experience.

  More details about this program will be provided in a future
  Superintendent's memo closer to the broadcast date.


  PDS/emt

  Enclosures:  A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures
               will be sent to the superintendent's office