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SPARK School Supply Drive

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Provided by Prince William County Schools   SPARK, the education foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, is accepting school supply donations July 23-Aug. 10 at the Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas. The supplies will be delivered to schools for distribution to needy students. Most needed items include backpacks, dry erase markers, scissors, pencil boxes, pocket folders, loose-leaf …

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VA STAR Donation to Family of 10

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Virginia STAR (VA STAR) recently awarded 10 computers to a Prince William County family with 10 children, providing needed tools for successful students. VA STAR is a state-wide student training and refurbishment program administered by SPARK Education Foundation and Prince William County Public Schools. “To me this is such a blessing,” said the …

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“Growing Our Own” Senior Recognition Ceremony

The Fourth Annual “Growing Our Own” Senior Recognition Ceremony, held recently at Forest Park High School, showcased graduates who are heading toward careers in education, honored instructors and advisors, and commended scholarship recipients. More than 150 students from Colgan, Forest Park, Freedom, Gar-Field, Hylton, Osbourn Park, Patriot, Stonewall Jackson, and Woodbridge High Schools, attended, along with their parents. Through the …

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Chamber Education & Innovation Breakfast

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The Prince William Chamber of Commerce held their annual Education & Innovation Breakfast on April 27 at the historic Bristow Manor Golf Club. Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni was the Keynote Speaker; he shared his vision and goals for the coming year. Exhibitors showcased their programs and services that support education. Academic scholarships were awarded to high school seniors who …

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Career Day at Potomac Nationals Game Hits a Home Run

More than 2,000 PWCS middle school students made career day at Pfitzner Stadium lively and loud. Hot dogs! Home runs! The roar of the crowd on a stolen base! There really was a lesson behind all the fun and food. The annual event at Pfitzner Stadium for PWCS middle schoolers was more than a day to enjoy a baseball game. …

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Babur B. Lateef, M.D. Appointed Interim School Board Chairman

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The Prince William County School Board appointed Babur B. Lateef, M.D. as the interim Chairman At-Large for the School Board. The interim appointee will perform all duties of the Chair until the position is filled in a November 2018 special election. The position became available after the resignation of Chairman Ryan Sawyers in …

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The Importance of High-Quality and Accessible Early Childhood Care

by Rebecca Barnes According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, quality, affordable and accessible childcare has a major impact on economic growth.  Childcare is an important resource for our community, given that a majority of households with children have both parents or single parents that work outside the home. Investing in children’s education in the beginning, not only helps …

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Smart Beginnings for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Provided by Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William Nearly one in five (19 percent) of area kindergarteners began school this year already behind, contrasted to the state average of 16 percent or one in six, that start their school careers already at a disadvantage. This challenge is one that needs addressing to support a vibrant local economy. Smart Beginnings Greater Prince …

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Battlefield High School Student-Run Graphics Shop Open for Business

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Affordable graphic services for customers and hands-on job training skills for students — the new Battlefield High School Graphics Shop is benefiting the entire school community. Technical Education and Physics Teacher Michael Spudic proposed the Graphics Shop as a way to combine classroom instruction with a student-run business. “Many schools offer courses that teach students …

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Scholarship Opportunities Through SPARK

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Looking to offer your students scholarship opportunities?  SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools, will award more than ten scholarships to graduating seniors this year. Applications are now available on the SPARK website for the following scholarships:   The Dr. Kelly Scholarship offers $1,000 to three graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue studies to …

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