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Senior Summit at Park Valley Church in Haymarket on April 25

"We need resources to help in planning for living out our best life in our senior years, and the Summit is going to provide us with 60 vendors, professionals, counselors and more to give us the information we need to do exactly that," explained Dave Redabaugh, one of the event's coordinators.

Blacksburg Regional Teacher of Year said to be pioneer for women in career and technical education

“Mrs. Carrier epitomizes the characteristics of the ideal teacher that we all want for our children,” said Bernard Bragen Jr.. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent “Her passion and enthusiasm for teaching and children is reflective in the performance of her students. We are grateful to have her as a member of our faculty. “

Children 17 & younger can get a free ride on OmniRide next Thursday, April 25

In support of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children ages 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 25. Great news! OmniRide Local and Metro Express are already currently free and will be until at least June. Children can ride any OmniRide Express commuter bus for free on this day, which currently costs $9 one way, when accompanied by a paying adult!

UMW extends freshman acceptance date due to federal snafu over financial aid form

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg has extended the enrollment deadline for admitted first-year undergraduate students to June 1, 2024. This allows an additional month for students and families to review financial aid.

Governor’s Flag Order for the 17th Anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff April 16 in memory and respect for the 17th Anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting which took the lives of 32 people.

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.”

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.

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.

Teens ready for Prince William NAACP’s ACT-SO Achievement Program annual competition April 20

Sponsored by the Prince William County NAACP, ACT-SO is a major youth initiative and an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics. Students compete locally and nationally in 33 competitions covering STEM, Humanities, Business, Performing, Visual and Culinary Arts. Volunteers are needed as mentors, judges and fundraising.

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