Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, September 14

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Sometimes we lack the conviction that our success is needed, when in fact our families and communities need us to be uncommonly successful.”— Princess Fils Aime

Happy Friday!

Something happened earlier in September, and I have decided to tell you about it, hoping you will find it interesting. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, September 7

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “We were born to love, and we were born to have courage for it. So be brave, the rest is easy.” — John McCain

Good Friday morning!

Last night, I was reading some research from the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), and I found out that just over five percent of young men and about seven percent of young women high school cross-country runners go on to compete at the collegiate level. You may be wondering why I was curious about that. Continue reading

Ready for International Dot Day 2018?

International Dot DayInternational Dot Day is coming up on September 15th-ish! Join over 10 million in 170 countries celebrating creativity, courage and collaboration!

On September 15, 2009, teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot, a story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities. Each year on International Dot Day (on or around September 15), the inspiration continues as people of all ages rediscover the power and potential of creativity in all they do. Sign up to celebrate International Dot Day and download a free Educator’s Handbook! Get started, get inspired, and get connected »

NEA Foundation Grant Opportunities – Next Deadline: October 15

The NEA FoundationThe National Education Association (NEA) Foundation offers multiple grant opportunities for educators, including Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Three grant deadlines are established annually: February 1, June 1, and October 15. Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Continue reading

Nominate a Librarian for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award – Nominations Due Oct. 1

I Love My Librarian AwardOur nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, improving the lives of the people they serve every day. If a librarian has made an impact on you or your community, now is your chance to honor their contributions.

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize librarians in public, school, college, community college, and university libraries for the difference they’ve made in their communities. Nominations will be open until October 1, 2018. Nominate a school librarian today »

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Fresh Farmacy Workplace Wellness Program – Enrollment Extended to Sept. 6!

Fresh Farmacy
BeWell Albemarle has partnered with Local Food Hub to bring fresh, local produce to County employees. You can eat great food AND support our local farmers! The Fresh Farmacy program requires 25 or more participants for each location (COB McIntire, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, Monticello Fire Rescue, ACPD Crozet Satellite Office).


Enrollment extended to Thursday, September 6! Continue reading

Guided Tour: History of African-Americans at UVA – Sept. 8

Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Register

Learn about the History of African-Americans at UVA on a guided tour with University Guide Service. The tour will cover the University’s complicated racial legacies of slavery and discrimination. Topics include slavery, integration, and a discussion of the modern racial climate at UVA. The tour group will meet at the Lawn (South) side steps of the Rotunda. Please register by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7.

JMU Educational Leadership Program – Next Cohort Starts Sept. 4

JMU Outreach & EngagementInterested in School Administration? The James Madison University (JMU) Educational Leadership Program is starting a new cohort next Tuesday, September 4, at the Governor’s School in Fishersville! The class runs for 12 weeks on Tuesday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. If you have not registered or applied, come to the first class and see what it is all about. It is not too late to start this semester! Continue reading