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Healthy Kids micro grant for Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville Middle School is one of seven public schools in Northern Virginia to receive a Healthy Kids grant from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Grants up to $2,000 for the 2020-21 school year were awarded to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and physical activity or healthy nutrition.

Va. Cooperative Extension offers gardening advice remotely via Zoom starting April 23

Are you thinking about starting a garden but are unsure where to start? Virginia Cooperative Extension says it can help remotely.

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.

Sen. Warners’s Academy Day canceled; get info via video

US Senator Mark Warner’s Academy Day 2020 has been canceled. Those interested in attending a Service Academy should sign up to receive a video with the information.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

Va. Superintendent of Public Instruction gives flexibility to Class of 2020 and others

James Lane, Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, is using his authority under Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 51 to ensure that high school seniors who were on track to earn a diploma later this spring are able to graduate, despite school shutdowns for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year as a means of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

NOVA closes Manassas campus after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Northern Virginia Community College closed its Manassas Campus, effective 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, until further notice following the determination that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had no contact with students.

Walts announces PW schools closings and more due to COVID-19

Recognizing any changes to school operations have significant impacts on students, I am announcing a number of actions only after serious and considerable deliberation with stakeholders across the County. Our goal is to continue to provide instruction in a safe and effective manner. At this time there is no known direct case of COVID-19 within any PWCS school. The following are changes I have directed today:

New nonprofit, Orange Ya Glad?, highlights positive endeavors of people in the community

Orange Ya Glad's goal is to "spread some positivity and be a bright spot in people's lives. We want to share stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to help one another."

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