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Covington-Harper Elementary School Starts a Golf Club

Covington Harper Elementary School golf team

Provided by Prince William County Public Schools Soon after being appointed as physical education (PE) teacher at Covington-Harper Elementary School, Douglas Gilbert visited the neighboring Potomac Shores Golf Club to form a community partnership. “The game of golf provides many opportunities to work on core values of life that we encourage our students to practice daily,” Gilbert said. “Golf is …

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Hylton High School Teacher Awarded Full Scholarship to Walden University

Ruth Tenney Walden University scholarship

Provided by Prince William County Public Schools Ruth Tenney, special education teacher at Hylton High School, has been awarded a full scholarship to Walden University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program. Tenney, a 15-year veteran teacher at Hylton, was chosen based on her academic merit, response to essay questions, and her personal statement. A representative from Walden University presented Tenney with …

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Penn Elementary Teacher Earns Science Award

Prince William County Public Schools has named LoriAnn Pawlik, fifth-grade teacher from Penn Elementary School, as the winner of the Excellence in Science Teaching Award. According to Julia Renberg, supervisor of science and family life education, in the nomination, Pawlik was applauded for her passion for science and student learning. “As the STEAM teacher, she engages and inspires students to be explorers, global citizens, and …

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From the Superintendent of Schools

By Steve Walts Congratulations to the nearly 6,000 new graduates of Prince William County Public Schools. We’ve watched you learn and grow into amazing young adults. You have reason to be proud. And our community can take pride in the School Division that gave you the promising start to bright futures. New grads who began their education in PWCS had …

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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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Sen. Mark Warner Praises Forest Park High School, Virginia STAR Program

Provided by Prince William County Schools U.S. Senator Mark Warner had high praise for students and staff at Forest Park High School during a visit to see the work of the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment program, better known as VA STAR. The Senator acknowledged the students’ great work fixing and updating surplus computers that be will soon be given …

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JROTC Is Alive and Well in Prince William

By Kim Howard, CAE Prince William County Public Schools offer Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines at nine high schools. Students can enter the program in the ninth grade to receive the full benefits of the four-year program. There is no military obligation upon graduation. However, students who participate in …

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Keep in Touch with School News

Provided by Prince William County Schools Citizens who want to stay informed about Prince William County School Board and Prince William County Public Schools announcements are invited to sign up for PWCS E-News. This Web-based, online service provides timely and up-to-date information about the activities of the School Division. The Office of Communications Services maintains the service. To register online …

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Annual Dr. King Day Oratorical Celebration January 16

Provided by Prince William County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Contest on Monday, January 16 at 11:00 a. m. at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge. Middle school and high school students from throughout the …

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PWCS Poised to Welcome Over 800 New Teachers

Provided by Prince William County Schools Prince William County Public School officials project that they will hire 875 teachers and counselors this fall. These new educators will participate in a two-day orientation and induction program—a conference on August 18 at Freedom High School and an orientation at their schools on August 19. A third day of professional development will take …

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