Superintendent’s Memo #279-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 12, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 8, 2012

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:

Thursday, November 8, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Senate Room 3
State Capitol
1000 Bank Street
Richmond, VA  23219

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 until November 2, 2012, and can be completed online at

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Maribeth Turner, civics education commission 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 Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.