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Marshall Elementary teachers learn how to “Teach Like a Pirate”

Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess is the latest book study for Marshall Elementary teachers participating in the Teacher as Readers initiative. Marshall Elementary teachers are not only reading the book, but over a two-month period they meet five times to discuss it and determine more effective teaching strategies.

Robert Eichorn is Principal of the Year; Dr. Robert Scott is Teacher of the Year; both surprised

In surprise announcements Feb. 6, Principal Robert Eichorn of New Directions Alternative Center, and Dr. Robert Scott, Advanced Placement Seminar teacher at Osbourn Park High School, learned they had won the county’s top awards for principal and teacher.

County Police identify the victim of Feb. 5 fatality involving school bus at transpo center

The victim in this morning’s fatal crash has been identified as Richard Lee PROFFITT, 62, of Manassas. At this time, charges have not been placed in the incident. The investigation is continuing.

Prince William County Police report on investigation of fatality involving a school bus Feb. 5

On February 5 at 7:31AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the Prince William County Schools McCuin Transportation Center located at 7900 Piney Branch Ln in Bristow (20136) to investigate a crash involving a County school bus. The investigation revealed that a driver of a 2014 Freightliner school bus was backing out of a service area within the center when another employee, who was standing behind the bus, was struck.

Live fire fighting training to be held on Kettle Run Road in Nokesville on Feb. 8

Prince William County's Department of Fire & Rescue (DFR) will be conducting live structural fire training on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 10300 block of Kettle Run Road, a news release stated.

Prince William County school bus driver killed Feb. 5 at McCuin Transportation Center in Bristow

Prince William County Schools issued the following statement this morning, Feb. 5: "We are sad to report that a PWCS bus driver was killed this morning by a bus reportedly backing out of the service bay at McCuin Transportation Center. An investigation is underway. We are withholding the name pending full notification of family members."

Supt. Walts to present PWC school budget Sept. 7; public comments on budget to be taken Sept. 12

Prince William County Public Schools Superintendent Steven L. Walts will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Improvements Program/Budget (CIP/Budget) to the School Board at the Board’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Black history programs Feb. 17, Feb. 24 at Chinn Park and Potomac libraries

Black History Month programs at the libraries will feature a puppet show, stories from black history and black authors and Freedom Quilt squares.

Frederick Douglass has ties to Prince William; learn how on Feb. 10 at Lucasville School

In 1894, Frederick Douglass gave a speech in the area. Those who go to the Lucasville School near the fairgrounds in Manasas on Feb. 10 will have the opportunity to hear that speech and learn more about the life of Douglass.

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