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Belmont Elementary’s 50th Anniversary

It’s not every day that a school celebrates 50 years, and Belmont Elementary had a party planned for everyone in attendance. Combining their School of Excellence celebration with their 50th Anniversary Celebration, it was a program full of acknowledgement and recognition. Special guests at the event included State Secretary of Education Atif Qarni; State Senator Scott Surovell; Interim School Board …

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Zoree Jones Wins Essay Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Junior Achievement of Greater Washington has announced that Zoree Jones, a sophomore at Patriot High School, earned first place and was awarded a $10,000 scholarship in the 2017 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. Over 1,100 students across the region submitted essays this year. The essays were judged based on the following criteria: creativity and …

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Pattie Elementary School Wins Virginia Recycle Contest

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Fans of the morning television broadcast were visible through the window, signs held high. Cameras panned the crowd, then focused on the news anchors for a major announcement. Everyone, it seemed, had a stake in what was to come: Pattie Elementary School was to be recognized for being the state winner in the …

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Forest Park High School Suicide Awareness Walk

Students in Shannon Geraghty’s Advanced Placement Government class at Forest Park High School coordinated a Suicide Awareness Walk to raise awareness about mental health issues in the hopes of preventing suicide. “This involved hours of work inviting guests, organizing supplies, making hundreds of posters, going around the community asking for people to commit to coming to the walk, garnering press …

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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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