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Bennett Little Free Library

Bennett Little Free Library

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) First- and third-grade students at Bennett Elementary School have dedicated their new Bennett Little Free Library. The library, funded by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is installed just outside of the school at the bus loop. Bennett’s librarian, Valerie Klasse, and her media assistant, Barb Damato, were …

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Penn and Porter are Distinguished Purple Star Schools

Purple Star Schools, Penn Elementary, PWCS, Porter Traditional

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Penn Elementary and Porter Traditional Schools have been named Distinguished Purple Star Schools. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Virginia Council) made the award. The designation is awarded to schools based on their commitment to meeting the needs …

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Students Find Professional Passion Through CTE Program

By Ashley Claire Simpson “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” This is advice we’ve all heard and hope to follow. And, perhaps, more of us would be doing what we loved had we started thinking strategically about our passions when we were kids. This is the philosophy of Doug Wright, the supervisor …

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The Planned Davis Ford Road Park

The planned Davis Ford Road Park story begins in 2005. Prince William County Schools submitted a Public Facilities Review application to build a new school on the 58-acre property at 5901 Davis Ford Road, public land owned by the Service Authority. Today, thanks to the long-term efforts of local communities, this property is slated for use as natural area parkland. …

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PWCS Student Vocalists Named Members of the Virginia Honors Choir

PWCS, Virginia Honor Choir

Provided by Prince William County Schools Thirty-six PWCS student vocalists have been selected to be members of the 2018 Virginia Honors Choir. This is one of the highest honors in their high school musical careers. Selection to this prestigious choir is a competitive process that pits our students against the top high school vocal talent in Virginia. With 20 percent …

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PWCS SAT Scores Exceed the National Mean

Prince William County Schools, SAT scores, national mean

  Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The College Board SAT score reports have been released; PWCS SAT scores exceed the national mean. PWCS students’ overall mean score of 1100 is up three points from last year and 51 points higher than the overall score for public school graduates nationwide. “We are pleased to see our student performance in …

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Eight PWCS Teachers Named Gold Star Teachers

W!se Foundation, Gold Star Teachers, Prince William County Schools, PWCS

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Eight PWCS teachers have been named Gold Star Teachers for the 93 percent pass rate their students achieved on the W!se Financial Literacy Certification test last school year. They are among only 556 in the nation to earn this recognition by the W!se Foundation, a national educational non-profit dedicated to programs that develop …

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Henderson Fun Run Supports Literacy and Student Fitness

Henderson Elementary School, Jog-a-Thon, fitness, literacy

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Henderson Elementary School’s Fun Run supports both literacy and student fitness. Young children by nature are energetic, and more so if they are Henderson students who love reading for a great cause. This combination suited the school’s first fundraiser perfectly, said Principal Suzanne Bevans. “Our fabulous Parent-Teacher Cooperative Organization (PTCO) kicked off the year …

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Minnieville Elementary Kindergartners Reap Tasty Benefits of Gardening

Minnieville Elementary School, PWCS, gardening, kindergartners

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Minnieville Elementary kindergartners are sowing seeds to learn plant science and reap the tasty benefits of gardening. The students are growing lettuce, peppers, rainbow chard, and many other vegetables and herbs. Two Girl Scout troops that meet at the school are helping the gardeners. Kindergartners and other classes previously used the school’s indoor …

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Hampton Middle School Volunteers Provide Backpacks to Students

Hampton Middle School, backpacks,

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Volunteers at Hampton Middle School provided backpacks for 250 students at the start of the school year. The students are still smiling about the new backpacks they received during their school’s family backpack giveaway. Eighth-grader Nicholas Casis spoke at the Oct. 3 School Board meeting, along with Principal Jehovani Mitchell, to thank the …

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