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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.

From the womb to the classroom…How children learn

Here is the good news. Parents, regardless of their income, background, or educational level have the innate skills to establish a level of readiness for school. If you have taught your child how to walk and talk, you can provide the support he or she needs for high performance in the classroom.

Manassas man wins honorable mention in Va. Tech 2014 Steger Poetry contest

Marcus Williams of Manassas, a senior economics major, received honorable mention for his poem "Freedom Can Only Be Felt While Staring at an Airport Departure Board," in the Va. Tech 2014 Steger Poetry contest.

Prince William middle schools to play Battle of the Brains on May 9

Four Prince William County middle schools offering the IB Middle School Years Programme (Beville, Fred Lynn, Godwin, Stonewall) will be facing off in the third annual Battle of the Brains May 9.

Proposed boundaries revised for 12th PWC high school, based on comment from public

The administrative recommendation on the boundary for the 12th high school in Prince William County VA has changed as a result of the public meetings held last week and feedback via email, telephone calls and conversations, according to a news release.

Important weather update from Prince William County Schools at 4:07 p.m. April 30

Although many roads in the Nokesvile & Gainesville-Haymarket area have water problems, the meeting on the proposed boundaries for the 12th high school will be held as scheduled tonight, April 30, at Brentsville District High School.

Fauquier’s Ritchie Elementary honored by state as high-achieving school

Ritchie is one of 136 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia to earn the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award in the 2014 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.

Rep. Gerry Connolly to recognize 11th Congressional District Art winners May 3

This year’s 11th CD Congressional Arts Competition, An Artistic Discovery sponsored by Congressman Gerry Connolly, is the largest in the district’s history with 184 high school students submitting 238 entries.

15 PWC schools on Virginia index of school performance awards

Fifteen Prince William County public schools have been honored as part of a Virginia incentive program to recognize schools and school divisions for advanced learning and achievement during the 2012-13 school year.

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