COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 165

October 10, 2003

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

International Space Olympics for Students

 

The Virginia Department of Education and Prince William County public schools are pleased to announce the tenth WorldNet: Virginia project, the International Space Olympics in Korolev, Russia. From October 14-26, four Virginia high school students will compete in the Olympics by presenting an oral report of their research projects and participating in selected tests in physics and mathematics. These students will share their experiences with teachers and students in Virginia through the Internet. A brochure that explains how to follow the students competition has been mailed to every school in the commonwealth.

 

Students competing in the International Space Olympics will provide daily logs of their activities. These logs will include pictures and journal entries describing the competition and personal experiences. Other resources housed on this website include background information on the students and their projects and links to related sites.

 

As you will recall, WorldNet: Virginia provides online resources for teachers and students supporting the Standards of Learning. WorldNet: Virginia can be accessed through the Virginia Department of Educations website at: http://www.pen.k12.va.us under Instruction or directly at http://www.pwnet.org.

 

If you have questions, please contact Beverly Thurston (bthursto@pen.k12.va.us), specialist for history and social sciences, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2893.

 

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