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Students Map Cumberland Elementary School
Since 2013, Health and Physical Education majors and members of the Phi Epsilon Kappa (Honor fraternity) have partnered with the Farmville Sherwin Williams store to paint world and US maps at area schools. The groups have completed ten maps at seven schools throughout five area counties. Cumberland Elementary School was the latest recipient of the maps. Painters for the Cumberland maps were Health and Physical Education majors and the project was completed in two afternoons. Dr. Vonnie Colvin is the faculty advisor. To enjoy more photos, click here.
Keeping Little Eagles Warm
PHETE First members coordinated a coat drive for Prince Edward Elementary school students. The Longwood community generously donated 63 new coats (and counting). PHETE First is the professional organization for health and physical education majors. It is an organization designed to support, encourage, and provide professional opportunities and experiences; to promote professional growth and understanding; and to encourage participation in professional activities at the local, state, and national levels.
Social Work Students Connect
On October 30, social work students connected with Prince Edward county high school students as part of their SOWK 430 course, Methods: Practice III Communities and Organizations. Senior social work students contacted Prince Edward high school administrators and teachers to arrange a campus visit for 45 seniors in the College-Bound program. Prior to their visit, the social work team designed a comprehensive program that showcased Longwood University and gave practical information to the high school students. The day was highlighted with a campus tour and lunch in the Dorrill dining hall.
Recognizing Longwood’s New “Pre-Service Teachers”
On October 29th, the College of Education and Human Services hosted a celebration to honor the 93 teacher candidates who were accepted into the Teacher Education program as of January 15 to August 15, 2015. Successful candidates must apply to the program, submit two positive faculty recommendations, have qualifying assessments, an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum grade of C in introductory education courses and English 150. The teacher candidates were given Longwood nametags identifying them as pre-service educators and a commemorative certificate.
Aiming for Fitness
Ten health and physical education teachers participated in the October 24 workshop to be certified to teach archery in schools. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) was led by Karen and Michael Holson from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). This eight-hour training uses a very structured curriculum and over 700 Virginia schools have participated.
The program was organized by Dr. Vonnie Colvin , Coordinator of the Physical & Health Education – Teacher Education Program. This is the second workshop organized this year to assist area schools to receive equipment at no charge. Because of this course completion, five schools will receive approximately $3,400 worth of archery equipment that will enable their NASP-certified teachers to successfully and safely teach archery. Read More