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Making Math Relevant: Hanover math teacher chosen 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year

“Mrs. Yamamoto challenges every one of her students to not just learn the rigorous math concepts in her classroom, but she also makes the math relevant and applies every lesson to real life,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons. She strived to make math come alive for students and share how it applies to real-life situations. She was also determined to show students that math is not scary and help them believe that they are “math people.”

Improper storage of oily rags cause of house fire in Dale City, says PWC Fire Marshal

Three adults and a child were displaced due to a early morning fire Thursday, April 11, 2024 on Princedale Drive in Dale City.

Community meeting tonight in Manassas on proposed Sports & Events Center

Prince William County is seeking comments from community members about the proposed Indoor Sports & Events Center tonight, April 10, at the Ben Lomond Pat White Center (The Barn )just off Sudley Manor Drive at 10501 Copeland Drive, in Manassas. Meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free motorcycle safety course April 20 at NVCC-Manassas, approved by Va. State Police

Warmer weather traditionally leads to an increase of motorists of all kinds on Virginia roads, especially motorcycles. With that increased traffic comes the increased likelihood of motorcycle and vehicle interactions. Virginia State Police is once again offering its “Ride 2 Save Lives” motorcycle self-assessment courses across the Commonwealth in hopes of making those interactions as safe as possible.

Newport News middle school teacher Chanda Woods is Region 2 Teacher of the Year

Chanda Woods, an integrated language arts teacher at Newport News Public Schools’ Crittenden Middle School, has been named the 2025 Virginia Regional Teacher of the Year (Region 2) by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Woods has been a teacher and a mentor for 26 years.

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of 50+ events at Virginia State Parks

From educational programs to hands-on conservation efforts, the parks invite visitors of all ages to join in honoring our planet and taking action for a sustainable future. There will be something for everyone this Earth Day at Virginia State Parks. To learn more, go to virginiastateparks.gov/earthday.

York River State Park reopens boat ramp with floating dock and sidewalk

The project also included replacing all dock structures and dredging the area. The docks are made of composite materials and provide ADA accessibility to visitors.

Some IRS TAxpayer Assistance Centers open April 13

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will open its Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) in Hampton, Richmond, and Roanoke on Saturday, April 13, for face-to-face help.

Va. Cooperative Extension to teach how to start native plants from seed

If you're interested in knowing how to start native plants from seed, join Virginia Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. VCE will host long time Master Gardener Pat Lust for a ZOOM talk on the steps necessary for growing your native plant garden from seed.

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