COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 219

October 29, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

 

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Project Graduation Regional Meetings and Training Sessions

 

The Virginia Department of Education is sponsoring four regional meetings and training sessions for Project Graduation. The target audience for the meetings consists of high school administrators and guidance counselors and 11th grade English teachers.

 

Each regional meeting and training session will accommodate 150 participants. It is recommended that each school send a team of three members consisting of one administrator, one guidance counselor, and one English teacher.

 

Guidance counselors and administrators will spend time discussing graduation requirements, transcript regulations, activities within Project Graduation available to assist students in earning verified credits, and the Early College Scholars program with its various components. The Virginia Career View will provide training and explain the Kuder Preference test for the guidance counselors. This test is an important resource for students and can assist in identifying students who could participate in the Governors Path to Industry Certification option of the Senior Year Plus initiative.

 

The College Board will provide training for English teachers on the new SAT writing test that will be administered in Spring 2005. In addition, the Virginia Online Reading tutorial will be discussed and demonstrated.

 

The dates and locations for the meetings and training sessions are as follows:

 

Newport News Newport News Omni Hotel

November 10

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

 

Fredericksburg - Holiday Inn Select

November 16

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

 

Roanoke - Hotel Roanoke

November 30

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

 

Richmond Sheraton Richmond West Hotel

December 1

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

 

Regional training sessions for Algebra I teachers on the new Algebra I Online Tutorial will be provided at 10 regional sites during the months of November and December. Please make sure that appropriate personnel are provided the opportunity to attend these trainings. A separate memorandum will be posted on October 29, 2004, with registration information.

 

If you need additional information, please contact Maureen B. Hijar (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu), director of secondary instruction, at (804) 225-2894 or Tracy F. Robertson (troberts@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary English specialist, at (804) 371-7585. Information about the Algebra I Online Tutorial is available from Deborah Kiger Bliss (dbliss@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary mathematics specialist, at (804) 786-6418.

 

 

JLD/mbh

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf219a.pdf