March 23, 2018
Employee of the Week:
County to Hold Public Input
Sessions on 2018-2019 Budget:
I would like to thank all of those who have attended and spoken at the previous input sessions.
2018 SVRTC Awards
Congratulations to the following Gretna High School FBLA students for their awards at Longwood University on March 15, 2018:
Gretna High School FBLA Chapter, 1st place, Largest Chapter in the Longwood Region. Winners are eligible for State Conference in Reston, VA on April 13-14. Sponsors are Ellen Moorefield and James Meadows.
Union Hall Presents "Flakes!":On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the first and second grade students at Union Hall Elementary School performed a Winter themed program under the direction of Mrs. Alyssa Reeves as part of PTO night. The program, entitled "Flakes!," introduced us to a group of snowflakes that start as beautiful white flakes and turn into snirt, a combination of dirt and snow. As the program continues, the snowflakes start to question whether or not they are really all that different. They begin to feel that they are nothing special, nothing new, and easy to ignore. However, the snowflakes learn that no matter how alike they may appear, they are still special in their own way. The audience learns a valuable lesson that not a single person is the same and that we are all as "special as a snowflake!" Both Mrs. Reeves and the students did a wonderful job and left the audience chilly!
The All-County Art Show to be held at Reid Street Gallery on March 21-29:
Please take time to visit the All-County Art Show being held at the Reid Street Gallery, Chatham, Virginia, on March 21-29, 2018. Student artwork from the County schools will be on display.
EXCITE is a week-long professional development program placing 25 teachers in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell (NC) County business settings in order to connect the classroom to the workplace. The program will accept 25 teachers. Participating teachers will receive a $600 stipend for successfully completing the program.
Week June 25 – 29 OR July 9 - 13
Monday 9:00AM – 4:00PM Business 1
Tuesday 9:00AM – 4:00PM Business 1
Wednesday 9:00AM – 4:00PM Business 2
Thursday 9:00AM – 4:00PM Business 2
Friday 8:30AM – 12PM Debrief at IALR
Teachers must meet the following criteria:
Be a middle or high school teacher (6th – 12th) in Danville, Pittsylvania, or Caswell (NC) County. Priority is given to public middle school teachers.
Be able to provide their own transportation.
Teachers must also attend a one-hour orientation on June 12th or June 22nd.
Apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EXCITE2018
Application Deadline: April 23, 2018, Program Contact: Dr. Julie Brown, Phone: 434-766-6711
The New College Institute (in cooperation with James Madison University) is sponsoring a Cyber Defense Competition. The competition is open to teams of three current high school students accompanied by a faculty coach. The goal of the competition is to present students with a challenging and realistic experience managing and defending computer systems that are under attack. No prior experience is required of participants.
During the competition, each team will receive an identically configured network of systems that represent the IT infrastructure of a small company. During the competition, teams will be asked to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical IT assets. From time to time during the competition, teams will also be asked to complete tasks that management views as beneficial to the company. In addition to the team’s responsibility for managing the company’s IT resources and completing business tasks, the team is also expected to improve the company’s security posture and defend it against cyber attacks. Failure to complete business tasks
costs the company money as do security breaches, which may result in the failure or degradation of business services or loss/modification of sensitive information. Each team will be scored
throughout the competition on its performance and at the end of the competition the team that has cost its company the least amount of money will be the winner. The competition will be a great opportunity for interested students to have fun and learn about Cyber Defense.
The Cyber Defense Competition is Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at New College Institute. This is a free event. Lunch will be provided for all participants and a $150 stipend will be provided to the public school employee serving as the team coach. If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Ruby Jones, NCI Administrative Services Coordinator, at (276) 403-5605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hybrid Retirement Plan Purchase of Prior Service (PPS) Webinar is coming soon!!
Considering purchasing prior service credit but not sure how it will impact your benefit or even if it is worth purchasing? Attend this Hybrid Plan webinar to learn more about the different types of prior service that can be purchased and credited to your service and how it affects your benefit. The webinar explains how to calculate the cost, the different methods of payment to choose from, and how to initiate the process.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
This webinar will be recorded and posted to the website also.
Character Word of the Month – Fairness
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