DATE: March 20, 2018
TO: Principals
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Chief Academic Officer/Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT:

Virginia Department of Education Sponsored School Counselor Spring Symposiums


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in partnership with the Virginia School Counselor Association (VSCA), will be hosting eight regional symposiums for division teams.

School counseling division directors or principals can select a five-person team from the division and spend a day learning about Virginia’s new vision to prepare students to be “life ready” through the Profile of a Virginia Graduate.  Information and resources will be shared with participants and teams will analyze school counseling practices and develop an action plan that best meets the needs of their students.

Topics for the Symposium:

Team Composition:

Division teams of five are invited to attend: Teams can include the division school counseling director, an elementary, middle, and high school counselor, and a school-level administrator (principal or assistant principal) or an instructional support specialist (school psychologist, school social worker, or nurse).

Time:

Each symposium will be from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Symposium Locations: Regional training locations are below:

Region 1, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Henrico County Public Schools
Confederate Hills Recreation Center
302 Lee Avenue, Henrico, Virginia 23075 – Region 1 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 2, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, Virginia 23605 – Region 2 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 3, Friday, April 13, 2018

University of Mary Washington, Dahlgren Campus. 
4224 University Drive, King George, Virginia  22485 – Region 3 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 4, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Prince William County Public Schools
Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center
14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, Virginia 20112 – Region 4 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 5, Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rockingham County Public Schools
Massanutten Career and Technical Education Center
325 Pleasant Valley Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801 – Region 5 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 6, Monday, April 30, 2018

Virginia Western Community College
3094 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24015 – Region 6 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 7, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New River Community College
5251 State Rd 373, Dublin, Virginia 24084 – Region 7 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

Region 8, Thursday, May 7, 2018

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
820 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592 – Region 8 Google MapsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website
10:30am – 3:30pm

Registration