The impact from the events of this past weekend will continue to be felt well into the future. Many of the comments in the media this week referred to these events as being a teachable moment. I know all of you are thinking deeply about how you will engage students around this topic when they return to the classroom next Wednesday. Continue reading
Often in the immediacy of traumatic events like we experienced over the weekend here in Charlottesville, many of us are struggling to regain a sense of normalcy. It’s not uncommon that the full impact of the event may strike us days or even weeks later. As we heal as a community, it’s important that we pay attention to the signs of stress in order to aid the recovery process.
We are offering two sessions of “Acknowledging Traumatic Events” on Friday, August 18, for employees. Continue reading
For the second consecutive year, VASCD is offering a FREE one-year membership to all new teachers in Virginia. Membership benefits include access to the VASCD newsletter, annual online journal, federal/state policy updates, webinars, twitter chats, and resources just for new teachers. Sign up today »
Last weekend was a rough one for many of our colleagues, so we’re extending the Open Enrollment period until midnight on Sunday the 20th in order to give everyone a few more days to consider your options, review your information in the online system, enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for next year, and make any changes you wish to your current lineup of benefits. Continue reading
Jean Flaherty is entering her seventh year teaching music in Albemarle County, and last year, she started a concert band for Albemarle County school and local government employees. The band rehearses during the school year on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burley Middle School (901 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville). Rehearsals this year begin Tuesday, August 29!
The band is open to people of all ability levels and performance experiences who are interested in making music together. Continue reading