COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 217

DECEMBER 19, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Request for Sixth-, Seventh-, and Eighth-Grade Classes to Participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) Visual Arts Contest

 

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), the annual giving campaign for state employees, has requested that school divisions provide sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade classes with the opportunity to participate in the CVC Visual Arts Contest. The 2004 contest is sponsored by the Independent Charities of America, the Americas Charities, and the Community Health Charities of Virginia. The CVC plans to showcase the winning artwork statewide in posters, a video, the CVC website, and a directory. Also, the top ten selected entries will be exhibited across the commonwealth. The theme for the campaign is Lend A Helping Hand.

 

Students participation in this contest supports achievement of the History and Social Science and the Visual Arts Standards of Learning. These posters could be created within the instructional day to reflect history and social science standards: USI.1, USII.1, CE.3 and visual arts standards: 6.2, 7.5, or 8.2.

 

The CVC would like to invite each school division to submit entries to the contest. Contest informational packets will be mailed to each school by January 9, 2004. The deadline for submission is February 16, 2004. Please mail or deliver the entries to the Department of Education, Attention: Cheryle C. Gardner, principal specialist, Fine Arts, Office of Middle Instructional Services, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. A first-, second-, and a third-place entry will be selected and each of these students will receive a certificate of recognition, a trophy, and a U.S. Treasury Savings Bond.

 

Thank you for your help with this campaign. If you have questions, please contact Cheryle C. Gardner (cgardner@mail.vak12ed.edu), principal specialist, Fine Arts, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 224-2881 or Janet Brooking (jbrookling@dhrm.state.va.us) with the CVC, Department of Human Resource Management, at (804) 225-2159.

 

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