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2017 gradation ceremony dates for Prince William County Schools

The following graduation dates, times, and locations have been announced for Prince William County Public Schools high school, summer school, practical nursing program, and adult education students. Events scheduled at Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion and the Patriot Center are subject to change.

Prince William School Board Briefs - from meeting of Feb. 15, 2017

Summary of agenda and nonagenda items mentioned/discussed at the Feb. 15, 2017 school board meeting.

Covington-Harper Elementary School named for former school board members

The new school now under construction in the Potomac Shores community in Dumfries will be named the Covington-Harper Elementary School.

Options for reviewing PWCS homework assignments when not receiving teacher calendar email alerts

Prince William County Schools says it has received reports of parents not receiving email alerts from the teacher calendars to which they have subscribed. The school division says its vendor "is working to correct the issue." In the meantime to make sure parents have the resources they need for accessing a student's homework, these "available options" are provided:

Transition fair March 18 to plan for life after school for students with disabilities

To assist students with disabilities and their families in planning for life after school, the Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park Transition Council will host its annual free Transition Fair on Saturday, March 18, from noon–3:30 p.m. at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas 20112.

New eight-week session starts March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College

Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College. Courses in the eight-week session cover the same material and award the same credits as semester-long classes. Students may enroll online 24 hours a day at

Feb. 27 meeting set to receive name suggestions for new alternative education school

The “Alternative Education” School Naming Committee will hold a community input session to receive name suggestions for the “Alternative Education” School, also known as “Non-Traditional School,” currently under construction at 14550 Aden Road, in Manassas. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Colgan High School in Manassas.

PWC Schools annual food show March 9 at new location with two seatings

On March 9 there's an opportunity to weigh in on new entrées, side dishes, and other food products and recipes children may be offered for breakfast and lunch at Prince William County Schools in the 2017-18 school year.

PW Chamber’s economic development series continues Feb. 16 with “Exploring Innovation”

Four dynamic speakers will take to the podium on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. when the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will present the second event in its Economic Development Series: Exploring Innovation.

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