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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.

Gar-Field teen charged with taking knife to school

On January 29, the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Gar-Field High School, located at 14000 Smoketown Rd. in Woodbridge (22192), was notified about a student who was in possession of a weapon on school grounds.

VDOE launches #GoOpenVA open educational resources platform

James Lane, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, has announced the launch of #GoOpenVA, an online platform allowing Virginia educators and schools to access and share teacher-created digital open educational resources.

UVA participating in major Asian gene study to help doctors understand and treat disease

An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history of human migration and ultimately aiming to improve our ability to treat disease, according to a news release from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Bishop Burbidge to visit St. Francis of Assisi School and Paul VI High School this week

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington is celebrating National Catholic Schools Week (January 26 - February 1). Bishop Burbidge will celebrate Mass, visit classrooms and share a meal with faculty at St. Francis of Assisi School in Prince William County and Paul VI High School in Fairfax , the alma mater of a number of PWC residents.

Manassas church to host annual Daniel Bragg youth debate

The Youth Ministry of First Baptist Church in Manassas is hosting a debate preparatory workshop on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 9258 Center Street in Manassas. The actual 2020 Daniel Bragg Youth Great Debate will be held on Sunday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m., also at First Baptist Church.

Celebrate the season with Hylton Planetarium’s “Holiday Lights”

Looking for something different to do this holiday season? Check out the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium’s presentation of “Holiday Lights" on Saturdays, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Hylton High School at 14051 Spriggs Rd. off VA 234.

New UVA Research: new organelle inside our cells helps to prevent cancer

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a strange new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide.

Ten Prince William schools designated Purple Star Schools

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children are recognizing ten Prince William County Schools among 123 schools designated as “Purple Star” schools. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.

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