Superintendent’s Memo #301-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 28, 2011

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 14, 2011

I am pleased to announce that the Commission on Civics Education is hosting a one-day Civics Summit for division personnel and teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government.

The objectives of the summit are to:

The date and location for the summit are as follows:

Monday, November 14, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Richmond, Virginia First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA  23220

The Civics Summit will accommodate 150 participants.  School divisions are invited to send teachers and/or division personnel.  The Civics Summit will provide parking, lunch, and material for participants.  Registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Hobie Lehman, commission on civics education clerk, Office of the Clerk of the Senate, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 698-7450; or Beverly Thurston, coordinator for history and social sciences, Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.