SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 70
May 15, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum Exposition and Administrators' Workshop|
The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with a number of private and public agencies, is pleased to announce the availability of the first Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum Exposition. The Exposition will be held at Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, July 8-10, 1998. The Exposition is designed for all school, college/university, and community personnel involved in various components of comprehensive school health education. This three-day event will provide information about effective research-based curricula, exhibits and workshop presentations on current school health education curricula: Intentional and unintentional injuries (including violence prevention) Tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention Sexual behaviors that lead to STDs/HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancy Dietary habits that lead to disease Physical activity Assessment of curricula Comprehensive school health curricula Parent/community involvement. Additionally, a one-day training seminar specifically designed for school administrators will be held in conjunction with the Exposition on July 9, 1998. The seminar will address the direct links between a child's health, academic achievement, social responsibility, and personal success. The one-day seminar will be held in conjunction with the Exposition on July 9, 1998. Detailed information about each event is enclosed. For conference information, contact Dr. Chrystyna Kosarchyn, conference director at 804/395-2543. If you have questions about the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, please call Arlene Cundiff in the Office of Compensatory Programs at 804/225-2871. Questions about the HIV/STDs and the Comprehensive School Health Program should be directed to Dr. Fran Anthony Meyer at 804/225-4543 in the Office of Special Education and Student Services. PDS/saj Enclosures: A hard copy of this memo and its enclosures will be sent to the superintendent's office.