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County Schools Honored in Annual School Food Competition

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) honored Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) with the top award in the annual Food for Thought competition, in the category of Meal Access to Fight Hunger, for districts of similar size. The Office of School Food and Nutrition Services won the award for its contest entry …

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PWCS Students Attend Governor’s School

PWCS students at Governor's School at Radford 2018

Provided by Prince William County Schools The learning hasn’t stopped for 63 Prince William County high school students who are joining other bright young minds from around Virginia for Summer Residential Governor’s Schools. Another 16 students are attending Governor’s Foreign Language Academies, and two were selected for prestigious mentorships. The Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and …

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Event at Featherstone Elementary Highlights Public Works Department

Featherstone Elementary education event by Public Works Division

Featherstone Elementary School students were invited by the Prince William County Department of Public Works to celebrate National Public Works Week, providing students with a unique insight into the work they do in the community. After collaborating with staff at Featherstone, each of the eight service areas in the Public Works Department provided lessons to students. Kindergarten through second-grade students …

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Playground Art Reinforces Learning at Marumsco Hills Elementary

Alpha Kappa Alpha project at Marumso Hills

Provided by Prince William County Schools Enthusiastic volunteers, all members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Omicron Chi Omega Chapter of Woodbridge, wrapped up their 2018 community service project at Marumsco Hills Elementary School in June. Their final evening of work included painting a map of the United States, hopscotch and other games, and the school’s logo on the sidewalk …

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Students Graduate through George Mason University Early Identification Program

PWCS EIP graduates

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) In partnership with George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP), 24 recent Prince William County Schools (PWCS) graduates experienced intensive academic and social support designed to prepare first generation students for college. Five of the students received scholarships to attend George Mason. “PWCS has been in partnership with George Mason University since 1989 …

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Minnieville Elementary School Principal Featured on DisruptED TV

Nathaniel Provencio, minnieville elem school principal

Provided by Prince William County Schools Minnieville Elementary School Principal Nathaniel Provencio was recently interviewed on DisruptED TV, sharing Minnieville’s vision and mission through the “three Cs—commitment, collaboration, and community.” “It’s really important that everyone in your community knows your vision and your mission,” Provencio said. Provencio is a Virginia National Title I Distinguished Principal, recipient of the 2017 Principal of …

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Your Child Can Dream Big, Love Learning? Skies Wide Open Makes it Happen

Provided by Hypnoconsult Publishing As a child, Timothy M. Horn loved to learn. He reports that he’d dig deep and question his parents about everything. They lovingly encouraged him and taught him how to find answers for himself — and to enjoy the process of discovery. These days, with the changes in public school curricula and the explosion of the …

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Community Meeting for New Elementary School

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The Prince William County Public Schools Office of Facilities Services will hold a meeting to share information on a proposed elementary school to be located off Crestwood Drive at Ashton Avenue, at the Rosemont Lewis Park. The elementary school will relieve overcrowding at Ellis and Mullen Elementary Schools, as well as other area …

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Melissa Edmonds, LEGO Education Master Educator

Melissa Edmonds, LEGO Master Educator

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Melissa Edmonds, gifted education resource teacher at Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School, has been selected as one of 110 LEGO Education Master Educators. Members of this first cohort of the U.S. LEGO Education Master Educator program attended the 2018 ISTE Convention held on June 24–28 in Chicago. Edmonds is the only participant from …

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