Thursday, March 20, 2003

Letter from the Director

Dear Educator:

As we approach the mid-way point in the second semester, I wanted to take an opportunity to let you know about several upcoming events and opportunities that may be of interest to you.

As those of you who teach early childhood education know, the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest has been ongoing since January 21. With a March 21 deadline for submissions, you still have time to encourage your students to participate. This contest, now in its ninth year, is an excellent opportunity to inspire creativity in your students in both the language arts and fine arts areas.

For those of you who teach on the high school level, we offer PeachStar Classroom. You may have heard about PeachStar Classroom's physics and chemistry courses in previous issues of Pipeline and from our staff at various conferences across the state. Look for a follow-up article in the April issue that will offer feedback and pictures from participating classrooms around the state as well as information on how you can bring PeachStar Classroom into your school for the next academic year.

With the summer break only a few months away, it is time for those of you who would like to join PeachStar for our Educator In Residence program to begin planning ahead. This year we had made registering easier than ever by creating an easy-to-use online registration form that will be available in April.

The staff of PeachStar, as always, value your feedback about our programming and services.


C. Blaine Carpenter
Director, Education Services