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NEW Kilby Elementary School in Woodbridge warmly welcomed and dedicated

Elected officials, staff, students, and nearly 300 families joined Prince William County Schools Superintendent Steve Walts to officially rededicate R. Dean Kilby Elementary School in Woodbridge on May 23. The bright, spacious, and colorful building replaces the school that opened on the same site in 1959, some 56 years ago.

False alarm at Neabsco school

Officials of Prince William County VA Public Schools say a faulty smoke detector alarm caused the evacuation of Neabsco Elementary School in Woodbridge VA earlier this afternoon. All are safe and have returned to school, according to Irene Cromer, spokesman for the school division.

Patriot High’s architect tapped to design county’s 12th high school

Moseley Architects, the firm that won statewide honors in Virginia for its design of Patriot High School and T. Clay Wood Elementary School, both in Nokesville, has been awarded the contract to design and engineer the 12th high school in Prince William County VA.

Patriot High School resumes classes after evacuation

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Front of Patriot High School in Nokesville (Observer file photo)
Fire officials in Nokesville VA have given the okay for Patriot High School to resume class and other activities after the school was evacuated earlier this morning for an unidentified "strong odor." The cause of the smell has since been identified, according to Irene Cromer, supervisor of community relations for Prince William County Schools.

Snow’s in the forecast: Are PWC schools open or closed?

When snow is forecast for our region, Prince William County Schools has a "snow patrol" team of five headed by Ed Bishop, transportation director. They drive the roads in various sections of the county, determining road conditions so they are able to make a recommendation to the superintendent in time for him to make a decision on school closing or delay and have it disseminated to TV and radio stations for broadcast by 5 a.m.

PWC expects to hire 500-600 new teachers for 2012-13 school year

Prince William County, the second largest school division in the state of Virginia, continues to need hundreds of teachers. With the planned opening of a new middle school in Haymarket as well as retirements and the normal anticipated teacher turnover, an employment official with Prince William County schools projects hiring 500 to 600 teachers for fall. In 2011, some 56,000 people applied for teaching positions. Teachers for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) are in high demand.

When to register your child for kindergarten

April 12, the Thursday after Easter, and April 26 are the days that Prince William County VA public schools have designated to parents to register their children for kindergarten

NOVEC kicks off scholarship season

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives invites high school seniors to apply for scholarships

Gift of knowledge—Literacy volunteers teach adults to read

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Volunteer tutor and one of her clients at the Literacy Volunteers Prince William office.
An amazing skill. Knowing how to read may help you get a good job. lets you help the kids with their homework, shop wisely, often can point the path to new opportunities. Literary Volunteers conducts training often for new tutors. In Fiscal Year 2011,some 353 volunteers donated 15,293 hours to teach 608 Prince William County adults how to read. New classes for volunteers start soon in Woodbridge VA.

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