COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 82

April 13, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Dr. Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Annual Health for Success Training Sessions

The Virginia Department of Education has scheduled this summers Health for Success training for July 16-19, 2007. The annual Health for Success training sessions provide technical assistance and professional development to teachers, instructional specialists, administrators, nurses, counselors, social workers, School Health Advisory Board members, community-based educators, certified health education specialists, and others involved in work affecting the health and safety of children and youth.

 

Informative sessions to be offered include:

 

    • Health education
    • Nutrition education
    • Suicide and violence prevention training
    • Chronic disease prevention

         Safe Schools and Safe Students for Elementary

Schools

    • Coordinated School Health Programs
    • Family Life Education
    • Graduate class offered through Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Registration for the training is $50, and includes accommodations (double dormitory room), all meals, and training materials. Registration forms should be submitted to the Virginia Department of Education by June 1, 2007.

 

Health for Success training sessions meet training requirements set by the Board of Education guidelines which state:

 

Those individuals selected by the localities to teach the local Family Life Education program shall participate in the training program sponsored by the Department of Education. The training program shall include training in instructional elements to support the various curriculum components.

Questions may be directed to Caroline Fuller, comprehensive school health specialist, at (804) 225-2431 or Caroline.Fuller@doe.virginia.gov.

 

BKCJr/llb

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf082a.pdf