COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 11
March 12, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Blue Ridge School Health Science Institute -- "The CORE and MORE" July 26-30, 1999
The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce
that the Blue Ridge Health Science Institute -- "The Core
and More" will be held July 26-30, 1999.  The goal of the
institute is to assist educators in utilizing technology and
health science to enhance student achievement.

The four-day residential institute will offer health and
physical education teachers; elementary, middle, high school
and special education teachers; instructional specialists;
administrators; food service personnel; school nurses; and
others with a vested interest in health and wellness, the
opportunity to participate in professional development
activities that demonstrate how technology and health
science enhances the implementation of the technology and
core SOL.  In addition, the institute will provide a forum
for educators to build collaborative partnerships to
increase student achievement and enhance employee wellness.  

We hope that your staff will be able to attend this
excellent professional development institute.  The attached
registration material provides the information you will need
to ensure participation by your division.  Please make as
many copies of the attachments as necessary.  If you have
questions concerning the Blue Ridge Health Science
Institute, please contact Sandra Dofflemyer, Health and
Physical Education Specialist, at (804) 225-2898, or e-mail
at sandy@pen.k12.va.us.

PDS/vdg

Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attach-
             ment will be sent to the superintendent's
             office.

c: Elementary/Middle/Secondary Principals
   Health and Physical Education Contact Persons        
   Health and Physical Education Teachers
   School Food Service Directors
   School Health Advisory Boards
   Special Education Directors