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Honoring Dr. King by Changing the World, One Voice at a Time

Provided by Prince William County Schools Student speakers urged love, tolerance, commitment, and action at the King Day Youth Oratorical Contest on Monday during the community observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. They also spoke of optimism as they reflected on the theme, “What the World Needs Now…” Applause interrupted speaker after speaker. Norman Jones, senior at Stonewall Jackson …

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Meeting Set on “Potomac Shores” Elementary School Naming

Provided by Prince William County Schools The “Potomac Shores” Elementary School Naming Committee will hold a community input session to receive name suggestions for the “Potomac Shores” Elementary School, currently under construction at 2500 River Heritage Blvd, in Dumfries. The session is scheduled for Monday, January 30, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Potomac High School in Dumfries. The …

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Success by CTE–Career Building Starts Here

Provided by Prince William County Schools Step into careers soon after graduation. Check out opportunities below and apply by February 1. The PWCS Career and Technical Education specialty programs offer a chance to learn job skills in fields where there is high demand, including engineering, cyber security, welding, building trades, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Some courses offer dual …

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More Recess in PWC: One mom’s mission to bring more physical activity to public schools

By Ashleigh Balsamo | Photo Provided by Barbara Larrimore According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children need 60 minutes of physical activity per day. On most days, however, students of Prince William County Public Schools aren’t getting nearly enough. For mom of three Barbara Larrimore, this is a huge problem, or as she puts it, “a social injustice.” Her …

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NOVA-Woodbridge & GW to host Academic Pathways to Technology Careers forum Jan. 28

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Discover a myriad of careers available in the information technology industry at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus open forum, Academic Pathways to Technology Careers, on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10:00 a. m. until 2:00 p. m., at 2645 College Drive in Woodbridge. In partnership with The George Washington University (GW), NOVA-Woodbridge will …

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PWC Bar Association Teaches High School Seniors About the Law

Provided by Prince William County Bar Association The Prince William County Bar Association is sponsoring a program in area high schools designed to teach high school seniors about the ways in which legal rights, restrictions and responsibilities change when they turn 18.  The program is called “So You’re 18” and runs November through May each school year.  This is the …

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Dr. King Oratorical Contest—Finalists Selected for January 16th Program

Provided by Prince William County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta The judges have made their selections!  The following students will have the honor of competing in the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge on Monday, January 16. SELECTED SPEAKERS Congratulations to the following students who will speak before the audience on the …

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Board Provides Additional $21 Million for School Capital Projects

Provided by Prince William County The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted Tuesday, Jan. 10, to give more than $21 million to Prince William County Schools to fund capital infrastructure needs. The resolution is part of the Board’s commitment to fund identified needs of the schools. “This vote shows that schools are clearly at the top of our list …

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Senator Dean Heller Introduces Comstock’s INSPIRE Women Act in U.S. Senate

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office United States Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement after recently introducing the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act, S. 42. This legislation is the Senate companion to a bill United States Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) introduced in the United States House of Representatives, H.R. 321, to …

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Why Take a Virtual Class? Here’s Why!

Provided by Prince William County Schools Online registration for the spring 2017 session of Virtual HS @ PWCS runs through January 31. For the spring session schedule, visit the PWCS Virtual High School website. The program offers courses in foreign language, health and physical education, language arts, math, science, and social studies during the spring session, which runs from February 3 …

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