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Should Standards of Quality be changed? Va. Education Board wants written comments by Aug. 28

Standards of Quality outline the foundational instructional programs and support services all schools in Virginia must provide.

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.

Indian dancers performed at Glenkirk

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Courtesy photo. More than 300 people attended the Nadanalaalya Dance School’s third annual performance at Glenkirk Elementary School, featuring classical and traditional Indian costumes and choreography. The event was coordinated by Beverly Byer, Glenkirk Elementary teacher, and directed by Vasunthra Saravanapavan, dance school founder and teacher.

Patriot PTSA gets in step

The Patriot High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is making a pioneering effort. PTSA committees started forming last spring and met through the summer to be ready in time for the Nokesville’s school opening in September 2011.

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