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Chatham, Virginia 24531  
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Superintendent's Weekly Wrap-Up



Superintendent's Weekly Wrap-Up

School Year 2017-2018


January 19, 2018


Employee of the Week:
Please join me in recognizing Ms. Nancy Wyatt, a Teacher Aide at Mt. Airy Elementary 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/


Longwood University Graduate Program in Library Science Offered at NCI:

With classes set to begin on January 20, there is still a little time left to register for Longwood’s School Librarianship graduate program to be offered on-site at New College Institute.  Courses will be taught by full-time Longwood faculty in hybrid format, meeting one to five Saturdays across the semester with the remainder of work for the course completed online.


All information, including the course schedules, can be found on our website here: http://www.newcollegeinstitute.org/news/details/id/98.  If you need more information, please feel free to call or email at (276) 403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org.


Dan River High School’s Girls’ Basketball Team Participates in Community Service on Martin Luther King Day:
The Girls Basketball team and Interact members participated in MLK Day of Service by creating Valentine Day cards and goody bags for residents in an area nursing home. 

Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest:

Each year, the Virginia Lottery encourages students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.  In its first two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of the Thank a Teacher campaign.


This year, the Lottery is looking for three student artists to have their artwork featured on thousands of thank-you notes distributed across the State as part of the inaugural Thank a Teacher Art Contest.  The contest is open to K-12 students enrolled in one of Virginia’s public schools, and one top-prize winner will be selected from each level: elementary school, middle school and high school.  The three winners will not only get to see their artwork featured on the 2018 thank-you notes, they will also receive a $150 gift card and win $1,000 for their school’s art department.


Submissions will be accepted January 2 – February 2, 2018 .  For more information about the Thank a Teacher Art Contest including official rules, eligibility and entry requirements, visit www.ThankaTeacherVA.com.

Character Word of the Month – Responsibility


  • Family Life

    • Gretna Middle School
      Grade 6-8 January 17-19, 22-26

    • Tunstall Middle School 
      Grade 6-8 January 30 – February 2, 5-8

    • CPR & FA Training, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, ECC/TC, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

    • Public Session to Review Budget Initiatives, Thursday, January 25, 2018, School Board Office, @ 6:00 p.m.

    • Progress Reports Sent Home, Friday, January 26, 2018

    • School Board Work Session, Saturday, January 27, 2018, School Board Office, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

    • All County Band Concert, Saturday, January 27, 2018, Dan River High School, @ 5:00 p.m.

January 22 – 1973
Foreman beats Frazier to win heavyweight title in Jamaica      
January 23 – 1957 Toy company Wham-O produces first Frisbees
January 24 – 1848 Gold discovered at Sutter’s Creek

January 25 – 1924 First Winter Olympics    
January 26 – 1980
U.S. Olympic Committee votes against Moscow games

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