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Putting Art into Anti-Drug Messages

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) “Your Future is Key So Stay Drug Free,” is a message a young child can understand, as demonstrated by 300 entries from elementary and middle school students in the first Red Ribbon Week student art contest in PWCS. Winners were recognized by the School Board at its meeting on Nov. 14. Students and …

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Students Working on Speeches for MLK Youth Oratorical Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Students in Prince William County Public Schools are honing their research and public speaking skills to enter the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest. School-level winners will have an opportunity to earn a spot among the six finalists on stage at the King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 15 at Hylton …

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Food, Friendship, and Learning: A Friendship Feast

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) What is Thanksgiving? Leesylvania Elementary School Kindergartners made the connection between Pilgrims in America and the “First Thanksgiving” today. The menu included popcorn, applesauce, carrots, and juice. Each classroom continued the celebration by learning from stories in books and singing songs.  “We have been learning about ‘Past vs. Present,” said Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer Carey. “This allows us to view how things …

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Can a Budget be Reader-Friendly? PWCS Meets the Challenge!

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Most budget documents would not be described as easy reading material. But PWCS has met the challenge of making a school budget readable and understandable, so say examiners for the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International. For the 22nd consecutive year, ASBO has given its Meritorious Budget Award to Prince William County …

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Virginia School Board Association Honors County School Board

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) School Board members devote many hours to serving the children of Prince William County Public Schools and accomplishing all that they need to do as policy makers and funding authority for this School Division. Through their participation in Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Academy events and endorsed professional development activities, School Board members, …

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Holiday Light Shows are Coming to the Hylton Planetarium

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Looking for something festive to do this holiday season? Look no further than the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium’s presentation of “Laser Holidays” at Hylton High School. Enjoy a perfect blend of traditional holiday favorites mixed with some modern-day holiday tunes, all set to laser lights for a holiday experience unlike any other! Planetarium …

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Delta’s Annual Red Carpet Event Unveils Local Talent

Provided by Prince William Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta The members of the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (PWCAC DST), Incorporated will once again roll out the red carpet for local talent.  This annual Red Carpet Showcase will take place at Woodbridge Middle School, 2201 York Drive in Woodbridge on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 12:00 …

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Hylton High School Student Will Provide Student Perspective on School Board

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) For the first time, Prince William County Public School students will have a representative on the School Board, beginning with the Board’s next meeting on Nov. 29. Hylton High School senior Kate Arnold will be a non-voting representative on the Board. Potomac High School’s Magin Sanchez and Zaki Panjsheeri of Patriot High School …

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Two PWCS Schools show their star power at the fall Theatre Festival

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) PWCS drama students performed at the Theatre Festival held in conjunction with the Virginia Theatre Association annual conference Oct. 28-29. Ronald Reagan Middle School students won a silver trophy for their production of “The Monster Journals.” Nya Tefferi earned an Outstanding Student Director Award, Riley Heretick was recognized with the Outstanding Assistant Student …

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Wakefield School Announces New Head of School

Provided by Wakefield School Wakefield School is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Harper as our next Head of School. Based on an extensive and highly competitive six-month search process, we are ecstatic that Ashley will be joining our community and build upon the momentum that David Colón has created as our current Head of School. Ashley’s official start …

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