SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 114
May 28, 1999
|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.