|Looking for Submissions! |
The next VAIS Vision,
Spring 2018 Issue, will focus on arts education. Vision is the
bi-annual, digital publication addressing issues of professional
interest to VAIS PK-12 educators. The deadline for article submissions is April 5.
|2018 Student Festival of the Arts! |
Registration is now open
for the VAIS Student Festival of the Arts on Thursday, April 12 at
Fredericksburg Academy! Students in grades 8-12 will come together to
celebrate the arts and learn from each other, as well as from talented
faculty. Participation IS limited, so sign up soon!
|ATLIS Annual Conference - April 15-18 - Crystal City! |
The Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS) will hold
its annual gathering of IT and Edtech independent school leaders on
April 15-18, 2018, in Crystal City. The conference theme is
"Lead with Why." This convergence of independent school technology
professionals is the only national conference focused solely on the independent
school technology community. VAIS members get a discount on registration! Please contact Kim Failon at email@example.com for more information.
|Business Officers Boot Camp in the Works! |
|The Business Officers Planning Committee chaired by Beth Chase at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is planning a fabulous pre-conference Boot Camp for beginning business officers, those who want a refresher, and even newer heads of schools. Specific details coming soon! For more information|
|Virginia General Assembly has Begun! |
The Virginia General Assembly convened Wednesday, January 10 and is in session now! And, Virginia now has a new Governor. For more information about the legislature, bills and other events, read. If you have any questions about legislation, contact Laura Godwin in the VAIS Office.
|Bomb Cyclone Hits Virginia! |
|Call it "monster" or "bombogenesis," a massive winter storm kicking off 2018 has packed a wallop! For schools, educators and friends dealing with the bone-chilling temps, snow, and hurricane-like winds, be safe!|
|Free Event - 2018 VA Diversity Career Fair! |
Mark your calendar for January 27, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at St. Christopher's School, Richmond for the VA Independent Schools Diversity Career Fair! This is a FREE event for faculty and administrative candidates interested in employment in Virginia's independent schools. For more information and to register, go HERE.
|2017 Sally K. Boese Distinguished Service Award Winner Named! |
The Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) honored Irene Carney, Head of Sabot at Stony Point , with its 2017 Sally K. Boese Distinguished Service Award on Monday, November 6, 2017 at its Leading Learning Conference at the Hilton Richmond Hotel. The annual award is given in honor of Dr. Sally K. Boese, who served as the Executive Director of the Association for 24 years. For more about the award winner...
|Everyone Can Code |
Bringing you the Apple Learning Series! Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach
to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code.
You'll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons
for beginning coders. And, you'll explore curriculum materials for
middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your
school.There are two program offerings - one in Ashland and one in Reston. Make your plans for Ashland or for Reston!
|Mark Your Calendars & Register Today! |
|"Engaging learning environments are naturally joyful places," according to Dean Shareski, author of Embracing a Culture of Joy. Join your fellow educators for the 2017 Leading Learning Conference - an annual event - on Monday, November 6 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump to hear Dean and a whole host of speakers explore the idea of joy and curiosity in the context of learning! For more information and to register.|
|2017 VAIS New Teacher Institute - It's a Wrap |
|VAIS concluded the thirty-third year of the New Teacher Institute on Wednesday, July 26. What an enthusiastic, inquisitive and incredible group of new teachers - 29 total! Led by NTI Director, Beth Miller of St. Anne's-Belfield School, and Jason Kastrounis of Norfolk Academy, NTI Assistant Director, the program offered a wealth of resources and connections even beyond the three days. Special thanks to Beth, Jason, and all the teachers who made the program a success!|