COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 114
May 28, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Two Summer "Health for Success in Virginia" Events
  This memo is to announce two summer "Health for Success in
  Virginia" events.  One event, a symposium on young
  adolescents, is targeted for middle school educators, health
  and family life educators--kindergarten through higher
  education, safe and drug-free schools contact persons, staff
  members of community-based organizations, parents, and
  members of school health advisory boards.  The second event,
  a seminar addressing student health and academic
  achievement, is targeted for administrators, school board
  members, and school health advisory board members.  Each
  event will be held in July at Longwood College.  The
  symposium is scheduled for July 7-9, 1999,and the seminar
  will be on July 8, 1999.  

  Symposium on Young Adolescents
  More than 12 co-sponsoring organizations are planning this
  event aimed at strengthening local educational and health
  programs and services to help young adolescents achieve and
  become productive learners in school and community programs. 
  The three-day symposium will provide opportunities for
  individuals to understand links between health and learning
  and barriers that impede educational success.  Interactive
  workshops will focus on research-based strategies for
  addressing a variety of topics, including:

  *Brain function and learning *Sexual harassment/abuse
  *Conflict mediation          *SOL Achievement Factors
  *Health/learning links       *STDs/HIV/teen pregnancy
  *Healthy emotions            *Teaching youth at risk
  *Instructional strategies    *Tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
  *Nutrition and learning      *Understanding cultures

  Seminar for Administrators
  The one-day seminar for key decision makers is a result of
  evaluations from the spring 1999 regional seminars on
  "Health and Learning: Twin Goals of American Education for
  the 21st Century." The upcoming seminar for administrators,
  school board members, and school health advisory board
  members will address "Health, Learning, and Academic
  Achievement:  Synergy for Success in Virginia." 

  Team participation is encouraged at each event, although
  individual participation is welcomed at either.  Detailed
  information about both events is provided on the attached
  event overviews, draft agendas, and registration forms. 
  Please duplicate the memo and attachments as needed and
  share them with others who might be interested.  There is
  limited on-campus housing for each event.  Participants are
  encouraged to register early to ensure an on-site room
  reservation.  

  For additional information on registration, contact Ms.
  Patricia Trent, Office of Conference and Facility
  Scheduling, Longwood College at 804/395-2228.  If there are
  questions about the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program,
  please call Ms. Arlene Cundiff, Office of Compensatory
  Programs, Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) at
  804/225-2871.  Questions about the HIV/STDs and the
  Coordinated School Health Program should be directed to Dr.
  Fran Anthony Meyer, Office of Special Education and Student
  Services, VDOE at 804/225-4543.  

  PDS/shs

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