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Va. Dept. of Education creates new Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness

New Behavioral Health Office will focus on “Right Help, Right Now” resources for students and help schools address students’ post-pandemic behavioral health challenges, according to Lisa Coons, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction.

BHS & FPHS pilot Microsoft Academy

Battlefield and Forest Park high schools, home to Prince William County’s two Information Technology (IT) Specialty Programs, are among 30 high schools statewide selected to pilot the Microsoft IT Academy Program.

BHS hosted marching band battle

About 20 marching bands from throughout Northern Virginia came to compete at Battlefield High School during high winds to show their stuff. Battlefield sponsored the program, but did not compete. Fauquier’s Kettle Run High School took first place in the Class A division.

Take a look at new math books proposed in Prince William

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Two of the math books being evaluated (courtesy photo)
Prince William County Va. Schools are evaluating new books for mathematics. Until Dec. 21, the public has a chance to review and comment on the proposed textbooks, which cover from kindergarten math to calculus.

Sept. 30 deadline to apply for U.S. service academies

Deadline: Former Secretary of the Navy and now US Senator James Webb will accept service academy applications until Sept. 30

Piney Branch Elementary ready to fly

Prince William County schools welcomed its newest elementary school to the division on Aug. 24, when Piney Branch Elementary School, at 8301 Linton Hall Road in Bristow,
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held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 57th elementary school was opened by its community of students, teachers, special guests and families, who exhibited enthusiasm for the new school with a standing-room only audience. Two students are shown here at the new Piney Branch Elementary school pause with the school’s Cardinal mascot.

School buses will be on the move

Stay Alert: 800 School Buses Will Roll on Sept. 6 in Prince William County.

PWCS welcomes 650 new teachers

Some 650 teachers joined Prince William County Schools’ ranks for the 2011-12 school year. Some just graduated from college, others have taught for years elsewhere and still others have had careers in other professions but are joining the ranks of the teachers in the county.

Back-to-school issue out now

The late-August issues of the Bull Run Observer, Manassas Observer and Old Bridge Observer all offer must-have back-to-school information for parents, students and the community.

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