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Volkswagen Group of America awards scholarships to NOVA-Manassas automotive students

Three automotive students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College each received a $1,000 scholarship from Volkswagen Group of America. The scholarships were awarded based on essays the students wrote about how the scholarship would benefit them as well as a recommendation from the automotive faculty.

Prince William County Schools to be closed Feb. 20

On Monday, February 20, all PWCS schools and central offices will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day. The School Age Child Care program will also be closed.

Kilby Elementary in Woodbridge relocates Feb. 17 to new school building next door

On February 17, hundreds of Kilby students and their teachers walked - grade by grade - about 30 yards into their new state-of-art Kilby Elementary School.

Prince William School Board Briefs - from meeting of Feb. 15, 2017

Summary of agenda and nonagenda items mentioned/discussed at the Feb. 15, 2017 school board meeting.

Covington-Harper Elementary School named for former school board members

The new school now under construction in the Potomac Shores community in Dumfries will be named the Covington-Harper Elementary School.

Options for reviewing PWCS homework assignments when not receiving teacher calendar email alerts

Prince William County Schools says it has received reports of parents not receiving email alerts from the teacher calendars to which they have subscribed. The school division says its vendor "is working to correct the issue." In the meantime to make sure parents have the resources they need for accessing a student's homework, these "available options" are provided:

Transition fair March 18 to plan for life after school for students with disabilities

To assist students with disabilities and their families in planning for life after school, the Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park Transition Council will host its annual free Transition Fair on Saturday, March 18, from noon–3:30 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas 20112.

New eight-week session starts March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College. Courses in the eight-week session cover the same material and award the same credits as semester-long classes. Students may enroll online 24 hours a day at

Feb. 27 meeting set to receive name suggestions for new alternative education school

The “Alternative Education” School Naming Committee will hold a community input session to receive name suggestions for the “Alternative Education” School, also known as “Non-Traditional School,” currently under construction at 14550 Aden Road, in Manassas. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Colgan High School in Manassas.

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