September 8, 2017
Employee of the Week:
Please join in recognizing Ms. Brenda Craft, Teacher Aide at Gretna Middle
School, on her selection as Employee of the Week for Pittsylvania County
Schools. Please click on the following link to find out what employees do to
make this A Great Place to Learn and Work!
Everyone who remembers his own education
remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the
Virginia Students Again Outscore Nation on
Virginia public school students outpaced students from other states by
substantial margins on this year’s ACT. Virginia students earned a mean
composite score of 23.7 compared with 21.0 for students nationwide on the ACT.
Please join me in remembering this day on Monday, September 11, 2017.
College Night to be Held at IALR on September
12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.:
Sixty-one colleges and universities will participate in College Night at the
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00
p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Please encourage students to attend. To
register go to
www.gotocollegefairs.com and follow these steps 1) Click on the Student
Register Now button, 2) Select Virginia, 3) Select The Institute for Advanced
Learning and Research, Danville, Virginia, and United States, 4) Complete the
registration form, and 5) Print or Save the barcode to present to the college
Averett University Invites Teachers to Opening Football Game:
Dr. Tiffany Franks, President of Averett University, has invited all teachers to
their opening football game this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Frank Campbell Field
on their North Campus. In appreciation of teachers’ hard work, all teachers
receive a free ticket to the game
National Arts in Education Week, September 10-16, 2017:
House Resolution 275 that was passed by Congress in 2010 was written to
bring attention to the importance of arts in education. Research shows that when
instruction provides opportunities for students to experience the fine arts in
deep and meaningful ways and to make curricular connections with English,
mathematics, science, and history and social science, students are more engaged
in the learning process. Please join in recognizing National Arts in Education
Character Word of the Month -
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Ceremonies, Monday, September 11, 2017
School Board Disciplinary Committee Meeting, Monday, September 11, 2017, @
School Board/Legislative Breakfast, STEM Academy, Tuesday, September 12,
2017, @ 9:00 a.m.
School Board Meeting, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Closed @ 6:30 p.m., Open
@ 7:00 p.m.
Principals and Supervisors Meeting, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, @ 9:30
Releases 2017-2018 State Accreditation Ratings, Wednesday, September 13,
Days, Wednesday, September 13, and Thursday, September 14, 2017, Geyer Farm
Learning Symposium, Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00
PowerSchool Assessment & Analytics Window Pre-Test, EL & MS ends September
National Arts in Education Week, September 10-16, 2017
Initial MAP Assessment Testing Window – K-8, Ends September 16, 2017
Screening – Grades 1-3, Ends September 17, 2017
Screening – Grades PK-K, September 20 –October 15, 2017
Grade 9 September 15, 18-19
Grade 10 September 12-14
Grades 6-8 September 20-22, 25-29
Grades 4 & 5 September 5-8, 11
HAPPENED THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:
September 11, 2001
In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S.
passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New
York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner,
headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is
crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the
cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
September 12, 2011
In New York City, the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public.
September 13, 1988
Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the
Western Hemisphere, based on barometric pressure. Hurricane Wilma will break
that record in 2005.
September 14, 1994
Major League Baseball players strike over a salary cap and other proposed
changes, forcing the cancellation of the entire postseason and the World
September 15, 1961
Hurricane Carla comes ashore in Texas, the second-most powerful storm ever
to make landfall in that state.
Please send media requests to:
This may be (1) to request media presence on site to cover an upcoming event or
(2) to request media coverage (without media on site) of an upcoming event or
(3) to report news from a past event. Thank you for identifying the great things
happening in the schools!