__VCTM CONFERENCE__:

March 4-5 at the Stafford Campus of the University of Mary Washington

Theme: Teaching Mathematics in a Changing World

Speaker Proposals: can be submitted online at www.vctm.org by December 11. Proposals using computers are encouraged since there are 5

computer labs available.

Registration: online at www.vctm.org until February 5.

__VCTM REMINDERS__

**VCTM BOARD NOMINATIONS**

Are you interested in serving on the VCTM Board? The positions that will be filled in the March, 2016 election are: math specialist and level representatives for: elementary, middle, secondary, 4-year college. Please contact Ian Shenk for more information at ishenk@hcps4.hanover.k12.va.us

**January 1, 2016: EDWARD A ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP** applications are due.

Full time students who are Virginia residents and attend a four-year Virginia college or university are eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program with a concentration or major in mathematics and plan to teach mathematics in a Virginia school. More information and an application can be found at www.vctm.org

**January 15, 2016 - MATH BEAUTY CONTEST** submissions are due. Prizes are awarded for all levels. The problem for each of the levels and other information about the contest can be found on the website, www.vctm.org. Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2016.

__VDOE__

**Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST):**

**Nominations for Grades K-6 close on April 1, 2016**

** ****PAEMST**** **are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

Please consider nominating a teacher here:

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program

**2016 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committees**

Nominations are now being accepted!

Nominations for the 2016 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committees

**HAPPY HOLIDAYS!**