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No PW Art Society scholarships in 2020

The Prince William Art Society says it will be unable to award the Jewell Pratt Burns Scholarship for 2020 due to the early closing of school.

Job fairs for teens looking for summer jobs

Teens ages 16-18 who are looking for summer jobs with Prince William County VA Schools and other similar employers should attend a job fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at Stonewall Jackson high School in Manassas or Tuesday, March 27 at Freedom High School in Woodbridge.

Tax $$ and PWC schools: What are the options?

How to ensure that Prince William County VA Schools maintain their "World Class" status will be the essence of a March 15 panel discussion hosted by Prince William Committee of 100 at Four Points by Sheraton in Manassas. A distinguished panel of elected officials will be moderated by former VA delegate David Brickley, patron of the legislation that made the PWC school board an elective body.

Think you’d like farming? Learn basic knowledge and skills in hands-on lab

Applications and essays are due this week for the Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program in Virginia This seven-month hands-on, online and in person course backed by the expertise of Virginia Tech and the VA Cooperative Extension Service is designed for people who think they want to farm. Get a down-to-earth picture of what farming involves so you can make an informed decision.

Military Dad in Afghanistan will run on St. Patrick’s Day for Special Olympics here

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Steven Bailey warms up for a run in Afghanistan, to support Special Olympics in our area on Saint Patrick’s Day. (Courtesy photo)
On Saturday, March 17, a Gainesville Middle School 5K Race and 1 mile Fun Run will raise funds to help start a Special Olympics group in western Prince William County VA. Steven Bailey, a mentor to the director for administration at the National Military Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. will be with his family in spirit during the school 's 5K Race and 1 mile Fun Run. “It’s a great opportunity to show support to both the Special Olympics and GVMS,” he said. “Given the time difference, pending weather and any security issues, I hope to run [in Afghanistan] the same day [as the event in Gainesville].”

False alarm at Neabsco school

Officials of Prince William County VA Public Schools say a faulty smoke detector alarm caused the evacuation of Neabsco Elementary School in Woodbridge VA earlier this afternoon. All are safe and have returned to school, according to Irene Cromer, spokesman for the school division.

Patriot High’s architect tapped to design county’s 12th high school

Moseley Architects, the firm that won statewide honors in Virginia for its design of Patriot High School and T. Clay Wood Elementary School, both in Nokesville, has been awarded the contract to design and engineer the 12th high school in Prince William County VA.

Patriot High School resumes classes after evacuation

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Front of Patriot High School in Nokesville (Observer file photo)
Fire officials in Nokesville VA have given the okay for Patriot High School to resume class and other activities after the school was evacuated earlier this morning for an unidentified "strong odor." The cause of the smell has since been identified, according to Irene Cromer, supervisor of community relations for Prince William County Schools.

Snow’s in the forecast: Are PWC schools open or closed?

When snow is forecast for our region, Prince William County Schools has a "snow patrol" team of five headed by Ed Bishop, transportation director. They drive the roads in various sections of the county, determining road conditions so they are able to make a recommendation to the superintendent in time for him to make a decision on school closing or delay and have it disseminated to TV and radio stations for broadcast by 5 a.m.

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