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Superintendent's Weekly Wrap-Up



Superintendent's Weekly Wrap-Up

School Year 2017-2018


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! http://www.pcs.k12.va.us/staff/employee-of-week/

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
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Virginia Students Again Outscore Nation on ACT:
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.

Division News:
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 representatives.

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 Week.

Character Word of the Month - Trustworthiness


  • 9/11 Ceremonies, Monday, September 11, 2017

  • School Board Disciplinary Committee Meeting, Monday, September 11, 2017, @ 6:00 p.m.

  • 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 a.m.

  • VDOE Releases 2017-2018 State Accreditation Ratings, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Ag Days, Wednesday, September 13, and Thursday, September 14, 2017, Geyer Farm

  • Early Learning Symposium, Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, IALR

  • PowerSchool Assessment & Analytics Window Pre-Test, EL & MS ends September 13, 2017

  • National Arts in Education Week, September 10-16, 2017

  • Initial MAP Assessment Testing Window – K-8, Ends September 16, 2017

  • PALS Screening – Grades 1-3, Ends September 17, 2017

  • PALS Screening – Grades PK-K, September 20 –October 15, 2017

Family Life

  • DRHS
    Grade 9 September 15, 18-19
    Grade 10 September 12-14

  • DRMS
    Grades 6-8 September 20-22, 25-29

  • KES Grades 4 & 5 September 5-8, 11


  • 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 Series.

  • September 15, 1961
    Hurricane Carla comes ashore in Texas, the second-most powerful storm ever to make landfall in that state.

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Last update: 09/08/2017 03:02 PM