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FREE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR  MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATORS FROM AMLE
AMLE Online Winter Web Camp
Professional Learning designed for specifically educators in the middle grades is available through January 11 through Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). Topics include:
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Technology 4 Learning
  • School Climate & Safety
  • Leadership & School Culture
The Winter Web Camp is free to AMLE members. Not an AMLE member? Join at no cost  as an associate member today and gain access to the Web Camp. Visit amle.org for  more information. 

VMSA HONORS ELEVEN
NEW SCHOOLS TO WATCH

Eleven Virginia middle grades schools were recognized at the VMSA Conference October 21 as newly-designated Schools to Watch. Representatives of these schools received their certificate and shared their expertise at the STW Roundtable sessions. Several current STW schools were also  recognized as redesignations. 


VMSA salutes these newly-designated STW schools: Andrew Lewis MS (Salem), Elkton MS (Rockingham Co),  Glenvar MS (Roanoke Co), Goochland MS (Goochland Co), Simpson MS (Loudoun Co), Midlothian MS (Chesterfield Co), Montevideo  MS (Rockingham Co), Princess Anne MS (Virginia Beach), Tomahawk  Creek MS (Chesterfield Co), West Point MS (West Point), William Byrd MS (Roanoke Co).

 
2016 VMSA Master in the Middle Awards
Peggy Recker, teacher at Warrenton MS (Fauquier Co), was recognized as the 2016 VMSA Master in the Middle Teacher of the Year at the annual conference at JMU.
Congratulations to Dr. David Ellena, principal of Tomahawk Creek MS (Chesterfield Co), who is the 2016 VMSA Master in the Middle Educator of the Year.

To nominate a colleague for the 2017 awards, please visit VMSA.org for more information. 
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2016 ANNUAL VMSA CONFERENCE
Over 200 teachers, principals, counselors, librarians, district leaders, and college students gathered at James Madison University on October 21 for  the annual VMSA One-Day Conference. Keynote speaker Sharon Faber inspired, taught, and entertained throughout the day. Educators from across Virginia attended sessions presented by their colleagues on wide-ranging topics centered on teaching and working with young adolescents in the middle grades.

Conference  attendees benefited from learning from each other; an experience enhanced by the number of school districts represented from all parts of Virginia. Educators came from as far away as Virginia Beach and Chesapeake in the east, Halifax  and Henry Counties in the south, Fairfax and Frederick Counties in the north, and Wise County in far southwest. Everyone left with something: ideas to take  back to schools and even great giveaways from the prize table.

VMSA President Barbara Nichols presented Sandy Dutemple with a special recognition for her  many years of service as director of the Schools to Watch program in Virginia.

Thank you to all of our presenters  and conference organizers for  a successful day or learning and fun!

 
Sharon Faber inspired and entertained VMSA Conference participants
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