April 23, 2015
DPS Hosts VSBA Spring Forum


Danville Public Schools hosted its first Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Southern Region Spring Network Forum, April 9, 2015, at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.  

School Divisions throughout the Southern Region brought beautiful student artwork selected from the elementary school, middle school and high school level.  The student artwork was judged by two art professors from Averett University, and art student from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

VSBA awards a first, second and third place ribbon to art pieces selected by judges in each grade level.  First place student artwork is displayed for one year on a rotating basis in the offices of the Virginia School Boards Association in Charlottesville, VA, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Richmond, VA.

Schools in attendance included: Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Charlotte County, Halifax County, Lynchburg City, Mecklenburg County, Pittsylvania County, Prince Edward County and Danville City.  Danville Public Schools Board Chairman, Dr. Edward Polhamus, presided.  Our guest speakers included: Ms. Emily Webb, VSBA Government Relations Coordinator, Mr. Juan Wade, VSBA President, Mr. Thomas Bullock, VSBA Regional Chairman, Ms. Gina Patterson, VSBA Executive Director, and Mayor Sherman Saunders of Danville, VA.