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Enjoy a Day of Free STEAM Activities at the HayMaker STEAM Expo

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) If you like to explore, make, build, and play, then mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual HayMaker STEAM Expo on Saturday, Jan. 27. The free event will be held at Battlefield High School from 11:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. (snow date Feb. 3), and will include a day of hands-on activities and …

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Workshop Helps Kids Share and Celebrate Having a Sibling with a Disability

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Sibshops are lively, action-packed events that celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. At the workshop, which takes place on Monday, Jan. 29, from 10:00 a. m.–1:00 p. m., brothers and sisters, age 8–12 years old, can come and talk about the challenges and joys of having a sibling who …

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In Their Own Words: Young Writers Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Prince William County Public School students have been named as winners of the fourth and fifth-grade writing contest in the 2018 celebration of life and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The contest was open to students from Manassas City, Manassas Park City, and Prince William County. The contest, sponsored by the …

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Freedom High School Band Marched in the Governor’s Inaugural Parade

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The Freedom High School “Soul Squad” Marching Eagle Band participated in the Virginia Governor’s Inaugural Parade in Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 13. Only four bands across the commonwealth were selected this year, and Freedom is one of two high school bands selected to participate. Thomas Thorogood, Freedom High School Band director, explained that they …

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Wearable Art Contest -American Disposal and Colgan High School

Provided by American Disposal Services, Inc. School closings often affect more than student learning.  While there is the excitement of a “snow day,” school closing sometimes brings disappointment because a planned activity for students is cancelled. This disappointment was felt by at least 10 students in Colgan High School’s fashion design program last week.  Due to snow, schools were closed …

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Osbourn Park, Patriot Seniors Selected to Attend National Town Meeting on Tomorrow

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Brightney Varghese and Jarrett Lash, seniors at Osbourn Park High School and Patriot High School respectively, were among only 68 students selected nationwide to attend the National Town Meeting on Tomorrow (NTMOT) held last fall in St. Louis. The students were selected through the Youth Salute Program to represent Prince William County. At …

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NOVA to Host Adjunct Recruitment Fair for Career Seekers, Jan. 27

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is looking for dynamic individuals to help prepare students for the future by hosting a NOVA Adjunct Recruitment Fair, Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. at the Brault Building (main level) on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. At this college-wide …

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Civil Rights Activist Recounts Freedom Rides

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) What student doesn’t get excited about a first-person account of an historic event? Theatre students at Colgan High School had the chance to meet with Joan Mulholland, who described her experiences as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Mulholland visited the school to watch a rehearsal for “The …

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“Full STEAM Ahead!”

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Mountain View Elementary leads the way in STEAM education. Gainesville District School Board representative Alyson Satterwhite spotlights this school’s efforts to incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts and math into daily curriculum. The school division’s legislative priorities including teacher salary increases and more nurses in our schools are also discussed by Mrs. Satterwhite in …

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Students Collaborate to Build and Place ‘Little Free Libraries’

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Students in the cabinet-making class at Hylton High School and students in an after-school program at Beville Middle School have been working with the Prince William County Public Schools to build Little Free Libraries for use in or near schools. Little Free Libraries are small cabinets containing free books that are placed in …

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