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Start planning now! Fauquier announces tentative graduation dates in 2018

For planning purposes for friends and family, Fauquier County Public Schools is announcing a tentative schedule of graduation dates for the Class of 2018.

Prince William County students’ ACT scores highest in five years

PWCS student results on the ACT are trending upward. The newly released 2016-17 scores are the highest in five years for all of the tested areas as well as the composite score.

Latest test results reveal 94 percent of PWC schools are accredited

Student test results in English, math, history, and science earned fully accredited status for 85 of 90 (94 percent) of eligible Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), according to a Sept.13 report from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). All PWCS high schools are fully accredited, and met the high school graduation requirement.

Ten PWC students are National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

Students from Battlefield, Brentsville, Colgan, Forest Park, Osbourn Park and Patriot High School in Prince William County and a PWC student who attends Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax are National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists.

Fifth-graders and parents can discover Middle School Specialty Programs

Learn about the range of opportunities available to PWCS middle school students at two upcoming Middle School Specialty Programs general information sessions Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 at Kelly Leadership Center 7-9 p.m. both evenings.

School attendance law tightened; law says parents/guardians must be notified of any student absence

Prince William County Schools says that "new school reporting and follow-up practices required by the Code of Virginia (Compulsory Attendance Law 22.1-254) make it more important than ever to communicate with schools when students have excused absences."

Get info on service academies Sept. 16 at Quantico Marine Corps Base

US Congressman Rob Wittman, who represents part of Prince William County, invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to Academy Day 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9–11 a.m. at General Alfred A. Gray Marine Corps Research Center, 2040 Broadway Street on Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Wood sculptor creates a chainsaw take on NOVA’s mascot, Ace the Nighthawk

Chainsaw artist Andrew Mallon of AM Sculptures recently carved a realistic likeness of Ace the NOVA Nighthawk at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College as part of the back-to-school events sponsored by Student Life.

New initiative for teachers: Learn skills needed to influence local and Virginia education policies

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a new statewide partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Hope Street Group, to support and equip teachers to engage local and state policymakers in education policy development.

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