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NEW Kilby Elementary School in Woodbridge warmly welcomed and dedicated

Elected officials, staff, students, and nearly 300 families joined Prince William County Schools Superintendent Steve Walts to officially rededicate R. Dean Kilby Elementary School in Woodbridge on May 23. The bright, spacious, and colorful building replaces the school that opened on the same site in 1959, some 56 years ago.

Va. Tech designated NSA Center for Academic Excellence in cyber operations

Governor Terry McAuliffe May 24 announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). Virginia Tech joins an exclusive list of 16 other universities in the nation in bearing this designation.

PWC School Board recognizes business partners of the year

Business-School Partnerships of the Year awards spotlight community and business leaders who significantly influence student achievement, enhance the school environment, and encourage creativity and innovation.

Nearly a thousand honor PWCS achievers at May 11 hoopla

The School Board’s annual year-end recognition May 11 of outstanding students and staff in the arts, athletes, academics, and leadership was exciting, fun and funny.

Fire alarm at Washington-Reid annex of Pattie Elementary School May 9

The smell of smoke in a classroom at Washington Reid (K-1) (Pattie ES annex) caused staff to pull the fire alarm at dismissal. Buses were already on campus, so the children were loaded on the buses and sent home without their backpacks (annex only). The alarm was pulled by a staff member who smelled an odor caused by installation of an air conditioning unit on the roof.

Watch Grasslands LIVE webcast, May 17, at 1-2 p.m. in English. 2:30-3 p.m. in Spanish

Grasslands used to cover much of the Western Plains states of the U.S., stretching from Canada to Mexico, but today much of those grasslands no longer exist. Find out why when you tune in to watch on May 17, from 1-2 p.m. EDT, tune in to a webcast by Prince William Network of a live electronic field trip from Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado.

Fun, health & education combine at May 20 Community Expo

The public is invited to attend the PWC Community Expo set for Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pfitzner Stadium Complex in Woodbridge. The EXPO could be cancelled for severe weather or lightning. Check or any PWCS website for event status.

Brief evacuation at Saunders Middle School

This afternoon, May 9, at approximately 3:20 pm, the fire alarm sounded at Saunders Middle School and the building was evacuated. Officiaals determined that welding work was being done in the stairwell leading to the rooftop. The smoke set off the alarm.

Thank-you note campaign to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12

Thank-you notes are available through participating PTA chapters and all Virginia Lottery Customer Service Centers. Digital thank-you notes and more information about the campaign are available at

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