COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 29
February 25, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Blue Ridge Institute--"Linking Health Science and Technology to Learning" July 10-14, 2000


 The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Blue Ridge 
Institute - "Linking Health Science and Technology to Learning" will be held July 
10-14, 2000, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. 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 school personnel with a vested 
interest in health and wellness, the opportunity to participate in professional 
development activities that demonstrate how technology and health science enhance 
the implementation of the technology and core Standards of Learning. 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 enclosed registration material provides the information you will need to ensure 
participation by your division. Please make as many copies of the enclosures as 
necessary. If you have questions concerning the Blue Ridge Institute, please contact
Sandra Dofflemyer (804) 225-2898 or, e-mail at sdofflem@mail.vak12ed.edu.

JLD/vdg

Attachments

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
 
NOTE:   A hard copy of this memo and its attachments have been sent to
        the superintendent's office.