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Bennett Little Free Library

Bennett Little Free Library

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) First- and third-grade students at Bennett Elementary School have dedicated their new Bennett Little Free Library. The library, funded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is installed just outside of the school at the bus loop. Bennett’s librarian, Valerie Klasse, and her media assistant, Barb Damato, were …

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Penn and Porter are Distinguished Purple Star Schools

Purple Star Schools, Penn Elementary, PWCS, Porter Traditional

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Penn Elementary and Porter Traditional Schools have been named Distinguished Purple Star Schools. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Virginia Council) made the award. The designation is awarded to schools based on their commitment to meeting the needs …

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PWCS SAT Scores Exceed the National Mean

Prince William County Schools, SAT scores, national mean

  Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The College Board SAT score reports have been released; PWCS SAT scores exceed the national mean. PWCS students’ overall mean score of 1100 is up three points from last year and 51 points higher than the overall score for public school graduates nationwide. “We are pleased to see our student performance in …

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Doughnuts with Engineers

CTE, Osbourn High School, DOughnuts with Engineers,

Provided by Osbourn High School CTE Department On Oct. 25, the Osbourn Career and Technical Education department hosted a Doughnuts with Engineers seminar. Fifteen representatives from various local engineering firms met with over fifty students who have an interest in engineering. The seminar allows engineering firms the opportunity to speak to aspiring students  currently taking engineering courses or have a …

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Game-Themed Classroom

Bristow Run Elementary, board games

Provided by Kristina Schnack Kotlus,  There’s a new game-themed classroom in Bristow! Charlene Manning of Bristow Run Elementary School ensures that her students benefit from a creative and engaging learning environment.  Manning, with help from parent volunteer Stacey Powers, created a board-gamed themed classroom this year complete with CandyLand reading area, Scrabble math games, and Chutes and Ladders. “I looped …

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Colgan Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Colgan High School, hard of hearing, deaf, Prince William County Schools

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Colgan High School sign language interpreters have taken the program for students who are deaf and hard of hearing to great heights, and everyone benefits. The team of interpreters at Colgan collaborated with the school’s teachers and technology and media experts to forge a supportive school community, and increase deaf awareness, access, equality, …

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Coles Elementary Celebrates 50 Years

Coles Elementary School, 50th anniversary, Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) On Friday, Oct. 19, Coles Elementary celebrated its 50th anniversary. The school hosted a “Walk of the Decades” and a ceremony that included both current and past Coles students, families, teachers, principals, and friends. “Our 50th celebration was meaningful as so many of us could reminisce about how special Coles was and is …

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Eight PWCS Teachers Named Gold Star Teachers

W!se Foundation, Gold Star Teachers, Prince William County Schools, PWCS

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Eight PWCS teachers have been named Gold Star Teachers for the 93 percent pass rate their students achieved on the W!se Financial Literacy Certification test last school year. They are among only 556 in the nation to earn this recognition by the W!se Foundation, a national educational non-profit dedicated to programs that develop …

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Alan Menchaca Balances Academics and Fun

Alan Menchaca, National Merit Scholarship finalist

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Alan Menchaca balances academics and fun. A National Merit Scholarship semifinalist is recognized based on a high score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Menchaca has an opportunity to become one of 15,000 finalists, qualifying him for college scholarships. Menchaca, a reserved and exceptionally bright student, credits …

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School Board Adopts 2019-20 School Calendar

PWCS, 2019-2020 calendar, PRince WIlliam County Schools

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) At the School Board meeting on Oct. 17, 2018, the Board adopted the 2019-20 school calendar. The school year begins with a pre-Labor Day opening. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, and the last day of school will be Friday, June 12, 2020. Schools will be closed for …

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