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US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

NOVEC kicks off scholarship season

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives invites high school seniors to apply for scholarships

Gift of knowledge—Literacy volunteers teach adults to read

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Volunteer tutor and one of her clients at the Literacy Volunteers Prince William office.
An amazing skill. Knowing how to read may help you get a good job. lets you help the kids with their homework, shop wisely, often can point the path to new opportunities. Literary Volunteers conducts training often for new tutors. In Fiscal Year 2011,some 353 volunteers donated 15,293 hours to teach 608 Prince William County adults how to read. New classes for volunteers start soon in Woodbridge VA.

PWEA sets Jan. 26 town hall meeting

Prince William VA Education Association will discuss bills affecting school employees now under consideration by the Virginia General Assembly.

Middle school librarians’ picks for tweens: Pageturners for a chilly weekend

These Prince William County VA librarians know what tweens like to read for fun and the stories that are enticing them to pick up a book.

Gravely Elementary School celebrates Alma Gravely’s 90th birthday

The school named in honor of her late husband celebrated Alma Gravely’s 90th birthday recently. From left, seated in the row front, Mrs. Gravely’s son, David, and her daughter-in-law, Beverly Clark; Jarcelynn Hart, associate superintendent for the county’s western elementary schools; Don Richardson, then-county school board vice chairman. Back row, from left, Dr. Steven L. Walts, superintendent of Prince William County Schools; Michele Salzano, Gravely Elementary School principal; Cdr. Doug Kunzman, first commanding officer of the U.S.S. Gravely.
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17 Prince William Schools earn state performance awards

In a highly competitive process, the state of Virginia has recognized some elementary schools in Prince William County VA for meeting state and federal benchmarks.

Cedar Point first-graders get passports

First-graders at Cedar Point .
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Elementary School in Bristow take their passports and "visit" other countries. Shown here are Cedar Point's first-grade teachers: Andrea Morgan, Bridget Kiernan, Beth Fredette, Nancy Kulak and Chrissy Johnson

Bristow Run literacy night welcomes characters

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T. Clay Wood Elementary School, which opened in September, held its first literacy night on Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The nightwas considered a success by Principal Andrew Buchheit, shown here with Dr. Seuss’ Grinch and Norman Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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