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Information on HPV Vaccine to be Provided to Parents

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) During May, Prince William County elementary schools will send home a letter from the Virginia Department of Health providing information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and the human papillomavirus vaccine. State law requires this information be provided to parents of rising sixth-grade students. The letter from Dr. Marissa J. Levine, state health commissioner, is written …

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50 Years of Strings in County Schools

Fifty years ago, Prince William County Public Schools added a strings program to its music class offerings and has never looked back. In 1967, three instructors taught nearly 400 fifth graders and covered all 21 elementary schools in the county. The program now exceeds 9,500 students, with some starting as early as fourth grade, and continuing through twelfth grade. The …

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PWCS Students Create Art for Animal Shelter

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Several students from Prince William County Public Schools earned awards in the Help a Horse contest, sponsored by the Prince William County Animal Shelter as part of its annual “Help a Horse” Day event. This year’s theme was “Horse Feathers,” and all artwork included an equine animal. Winners include: • Lauren Kelley, eighth-grade student …

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Child Protection Partnership Awards

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The Child Protection Partnership (CPP) recently recognized Celeste Sharper, school social worker who serves Beville Middle School and Belmont Elementary School, and Debbie Bishop, professional development and program specialist, for the positive impact their work has on children’s lives. They were recognized at the CPP annual luncheon. Sharper was recognized for the work …

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FIRST LEGO League Fun Day

Hundreds of elementary students from Prince William and Manassas schools, along with crowds of spectators, were on hand at the eighth annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Fun Day on Saturday, May 12 at Osbourn Park High School. The event is a combination game challenge, skills-building and training session, and celebration for a successful season of FLL. These young robotics students …

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U.S. News Ranks Osbourn Park High School Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Osbourn Park High School with a silver medal in their 2018 rankings, which are based on the school’s 2015-16 test results, graduation rate, and college readiness. U.S. News & World Report ranks Osbourn Park High as 16th out of 325 Virginia high schools, and 774th out of more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide, …

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School Summer Reading Lists Are Now Online

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) This summer, slow down, relax, and let your imagination take you to places and adventures near and far, without leaving the comfort of home, the beach, or wherever your favorite reading place may be. Reading has the power to do this and more. Find the right books and articles that interest you—they can entertain …

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Unified Sports Programs

Thanks to the Unified Sports program in Prince William County schools, students with intellectual disabilities attending 10 high schools have an opportunity to participate in competitive basketball games and track and field meets. Recently, students from nine PWCS schools participated in a track and field meet at Forest Park High School. Kelly McCann, chair of the Health and Physical Education …

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Senator Kaine Visits Forest Park High School

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Students at Forest Park High School recently had the opportunity to attend a government class taught by Senator Tim Kaine. Sharing his experiences as a mayor, governor and now senator, Kaine taught the students about the legislative process and explained the differences between the executive branch and the legislative branch from a first-hand …

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Find Good Deals at the PWCS Online Auction

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Prince William County Public Schools uses an online site to auction the School Division’s surplus inventory. Computers are a frequent sale item on the auction. The instructions for bidding are available on the auction site at PublicSurplus.com. From the home page, select Virginia in the Select Region box, then select Prince William County Schools as the …

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