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School Board Reinforces Commitment to Diversity and Equity

Provided by Prince William County Schools The Prince William County School Board voted last night to expand the Division’s anti-discrimination policy to expressly safeguard students and staff members from harassment or discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Board’s 5-3 vote followed a year of debate. Supporters of the change said that the modified policy would ensure …

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Diane Mucci named dean at NOVA-Manassas

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Dr. Diane Mucci has been named dean of the Science and Applied Technologies Division at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Manassas Provost Molly Lynch made the announcement. “I am pleased that Dr. Diane Mucci has accepted the position as dean of the Science and Applied Technologies Division,” Lynch said. “Diane …

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Benton Middle School Creates GET SMART to Introduce Boys to Engineering

Provided by Prince William County Schools “Involve them and they will learn,” goes the saying about teaching students. Drawing on the success of their annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” Benton Middle School debuted an event for boys this year. GET SMART, which stands for Guys Excelling Through Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology, was well received by students …

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Woodbridge High School Scholars Earn AP Capstone Medals

Provided by Prince William County Schools Graduates of the Woodbridge High School Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars specialty program were awarded their AP Capstone Medals following a recent exhibition of their year-long senior research projects. This medal signifies that these students have achieved four or more qualifying scores on AP exams along with successful and qualifying completion of the AP Capstone …

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Vision for excellence hallmark of leadership program for new principals

Provided by Prince William County Schools Prince William County Public Schools ensures that our new principals get the training and mentoring needed to succeed in the job. Monthly seminars, designed and led by Deputy Superintendent Rae E. Darlington and Natalie Bonshire, Supervisor of Leadership Development, provided professional learning opportunities on topics that were timely and applicable to support these educational …

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Bell Times for 2017-18 School Year

Provided by Prince William County Schools Bell times for school year 2017–18 are posted on the PWCS Transportation Services web page. Bell times have been added for Covington-Harper Elementary School opening this fall. Generally, high schools will be in session from 7:30 a. m.–2:10 p. m.; middle schools from about 8:10 a. m.–2:50 p. m.; and elementary schools from approximately …

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Planning! College Fairs Set for September 25 and October 12

Provided by Prince William County Schools All seniors and juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the college fairs scheduled this fall to explore post-graduation options. Representatives from various colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military will attend. The Western Prince William County Regional College Fair will be held at Osbourn Park High School, located at …

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June 16 Workshop for Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Provided by Prince William County Schools 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 Friday, June 16, 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 has …

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Update on Independence Nontraditional School

Provided by Prince William County Schools The first PWCS nontraditional school for students from kindergarten through grade twelve is under construction and on track to see full occupancy in August 2018. The school will provide a full curriculum and range of services and programs, including internships within the career and technical education trades programs. The school, located at the corner …

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Creating a Culture of Discovery, Invention, and Learning at Mountain View Elementary

Provided by Prince William County Schools Mountain View Elementary School Principal Adriane Harrison led a presentation to the School Board at the Board’s meeting on June 7 in a continuing series of “Best Practices” shared with the Board. Connecting, creating, and collaborating describes the philosophy at Mountain View Elementary School. The school’s early venture into STEAM—integrating arts into the science, …

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