COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 53
March 12, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Recognition of the Outstanding Achievement by Students, Faculty, and Staff
Kirk T. Schroder, President of the Board of Education, is 
requesting your help to identify students, faculty, staff 
members, or school organizations that have distinguished 
themselves, their school, and their community by 
receiving state, regional, or national awards or honors.   
These may be honors bestowed by academic groups, civic 
organizations, professional societies, or any other 
entity you deem worthy of recognition by the Board of 
Education. 

At each of its upcoming monthly meetings, the board would 
like to honor those whose hard work and dedication have 
been recognized by professional organizations, civic 
groups, academic societies, or other entities.   Mr. 
Schroder, on behalf of the board, will write a letter of 
congratulations, or, if you feel special recognition is 
warranted, the board may invite the recipient(s) to be 
present at a board meeting to receive recognition in 
person.  In this way, the members of the state board can 
acknowledge the many outstanding students and teachers 
who bring honor to our schools and communities.

If, at any point now or in the future, you know of 
students, student organizations, and staff members in 
your division who have received a state, regional, or 
national award, or a special community recognition, 
please let us know.  

For your convenience, we have attached a form that you 
may want to distribute to your staff, asking that they 
assist in identifying such individuals and organizations.  
Margaret Roberts at the Department of Education is our 
contact for this effort.  Please call 804/225-2775 if you 
have any questions.

Thank you for your help with this important undertaking.


PDS/mnr

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


                        NOMINATION FORM: 
                  VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION 
               SPECIAL RECOGITION OF ACHIEVEMENT

Please use this form to nominate the individuals or 
groups at your school that you feel are deserving of 
special recognition by the Virginia Board of Education. 
Please indicate below the names and other pertinent 
information about the students, faculty, staff, or 
organizations that have distinguished themselves and 
their school by receiving state, regional, or national 
awards or honors.  (Use reverse side, if needed.)

Name(s): ______________Student___Teacher___Staff___

         ______________Student___Teacher___Staff___

         ______________Student___Teacher___Staff___

         ______________Student___Teacher___Staff___

         ______________Student___Teacher___Staff___

School:______________________________________________ 

School Division: ____________________________________ 



Name of contact person:______________________________ 

Telephone number of contact person:__________________

Brief description of award or recognition/reasons for
the recognition:

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________


This form is submitted by: 

____________________________Telephone: ____________


Please fax or mail this form to:
Dr. Margaret N. Roberts
Office of Policy and Public Affairs
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA  23218-2120
804/225-2775      FAX: 804/786-5389

THANK YOU!