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WSHS honors former principal Dr. Thomas Gaul and school’s notable theatre program

Woodbridge High School has a long history and thousands of alumni. To honor both, the school created an Alumni and History Wall to represent students, staff, faculty, and programs. Annually, Woodbridge hosts an alumni event to add the newest images to the wall. This year the school honored one of its former principals and the theatre program.

David G. Brickley Youth Environmental Conservation Award goes to Aimen Khan, senior at Freedom High

Aimen Khan is the winner of the David G. Brickley Youth Environmental Conservation Award presented annually by the Dale City Civic Association. Currently, she is conducting research on invasive species, air quality, and energy sources in the Dale City area. She hopes her research will assist in the building of a local green house.

Eight Manassas area schools threatened via Instagram post, police report; more security ordered

The Prince William County Police Department, in conjunction with Manassas City Police and additional law enforcement resources, are actively investigating an anonymous threat that was posted on Instagram and brought to the attention of police on the evening of February 8, according to Sgt. Jonathaan Perok, police department spokesman.

Gail Drake and Hamish Brewer saluted as top PWC educators for 2018

Prince William County Public Schools named Gail Drake as teacher of the year, and Hamish Brewer as principal of the year. Dr. Steve Walts, Superintendent of Schools, surprised the winners with a visit to their schools Feb. 1.

Manassas School Board member-elect Kenneth T. Nixon Jr. resigns

Manassas School Board member-elect Kenneth T. Nixon Jr., elected Nov. 9, 2018, won't take his seat for reasons undisclosed in a Manassas School Board news release. The Board has 45 days to fill the vacancy and is now seeking applications from legally qualified residents interested in the position.

Justin Wilk elected PWC School Board vice chairman

The Prince William County School Board elected Justin David Wilk, Potomac District, to a one-year term as the vice chairman of the board Jan. 2, 2019. He replaces Lillie Jesse, Occoquan District representative, who had been vice chairman for several years. The School Board recently changed its by-laws so the vice chairman serves a one-year term and cannot succeed himself or herself.

2019 Agriculture in the Classroom book helps children discover where food comes from

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom wants children to discover how farmers provide healthy meals for them.That’s why the nonprofit organization selected Right This Very Minute by Lisl H. Detlefsen as its 2019 Book of the Year. The book will be read by volunteers across the state during AITC’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week, March 18-22.

Free Innovation Day workshop for educators Jan. 12 in D.C. area

National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invite Washington, D.C.-area teachers and school district officials to attend an “Innovation Day” professional development workshop focused on inquiry-based learning.

Va. Community College system to be changed so job skills training begins when student starts program

Currently, many community college programs intended to train students with applied skills require them to take general education courses before advancing to essential skills-based courses. To best prepare students with the skills needed for high-demand, well-paying jobs, VCCS will work to redesign career pathways so that skills training begins at the start of each program.

What Neabsco District voters should know about special election for supervisor on April 9

There will be a special election, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors Neabsco District seat. The winner will fill the seat held by former Supervisor John Jenkins, who died on Feb. 6. Democrat Victor S. Angry and Republican Devinder Singh are running to replace Jenkins. The chosen candidate will serve out the remainder of the current term, which ends Dec. 31 of this year.

St. Pawtrick’s Day pet event March 17 at PWC Animal Shelter

Students to be sent info about new PWC school boundaries and plans for 2019-20 school year

Old and new Aden Road bridges over Norfolk Southern Railroad are open for traffic in Nokesville

County police officer involved in vehicle crash near airport in Manassas

Corey Stewart to be on stump for Make America Great Again PAC

MC Dean to invest $25.1 million in Caroline County, VA to incorporate new product line

The next new thing - Your Personal Air Vehicle

Chamber to preset Valor Awards March 19 at Hylton Center

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