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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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School Board Adopts 2019-20 School Calendar

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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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Haymarket Elementary School’s Travel News Show

PWCS, Haymarket Elementary, travel news show

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Haymarket Elementary students have become travel news show reporters. They are covering everything from the Coastal Plain to the Appalachian Plateau to get the scoop on Virginia’s offerings. Students in Amy Hale’s fourth-grade class were tasked with creating a Virginia Travel News. The recorded program required student reporters to feature the geographical regions …

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School Health Leader to Serve on Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Gina Bellamy PWCS

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Gina Bellamy has been appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam to serve on the board of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. Bellamy is PWCS coordinator of school health services. The Foundation promotes active, nutritious, and tobacco-free living, and addresses obesity in youth through grants for classroom-based prevention programs. Bellamy is president-elect of the …

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International Day of Peace at Chris Yung Elementary

PWCS Chris Yung Elementary Peace Day

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world every Sept. 21. At Chris Yung Elementary, students and staff marked the day with activities to raise awareness of the observance, and to spread the message of peace. “It is important to help students recognize that each person can make a …

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PWCS Achieves 100 Percent Accreditation

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Prince William County Schools (PWCS) have achieved 100 percent accreditation. According to a Sept. 27 report from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), all PWCS schools earned Virginia accreditation based on recent performance measures. The 100 percent success rate compares with a statewide accreditation rate of 92 percent. Last year, 94 percent of …

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Parent Summit

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) PWCS will hold a Parent Summit for parents of high school and eighth grade students at 8:00 a. m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event will be hosted by Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville. Sessions will focus on getting the most out of high school, college planning, financial aid, workforce, …

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All-County Choir Concerts

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) All-County Choir represents the best of the Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) music program. Participants audition for their place in the ensemble. Hundreds of choral students from middle and high schools across the county are honing their skills for the upcoming All-County Chorus events. At the middle school level, choir teachers audition …

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Two PWCS Groundbreakings in October

pwcs groundbreakings october 2018 transportation facility elementary school

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The public is invited to attend two PWCS groundbreakings in October. The first groundbreaking will be on Oct. 9 at 9:30 a. m., to celebrate the start of construction of a western transportation facility adjacent to Jiffy Lube Live. The transportation facility will be located at 5728 Wellington Road, Gainesville. Access to the …

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Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award

pwcs outstanding new teacher of the year

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Two teachers received the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year award for their exceptional performance. Apple Federal Credit Union Foundation, sponsor of the PWCS new teacher orientation program, awarded $500 to each. New teachers walk into their classroom on their first day facing a daunting challenge: keep the attention of students, inspire and encourage …

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