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Independent Hill Library marks 30-year milestone and names pavilion for Joyce Phillips

Joyce Phillips, a former chairman of the Prince William Library Board of Trustees and a retired school teacher, was honored recently when the pavilion at Independent Hill Neighborhood Library in Manassas was named the Joyce Phillips Pavilion during the library's 30th anniversary celebration.

Eighth graders design and build roller coaster at Kings Dominion

Rippon Middle School eighth grade students had the chance to participate in Kings Dominion’s Coaster Mania competition where they designed and built a gravity coaster of their own. The coasters are on display for all park visitors to see.

TODAY’S COLUMN - Keeping children’s playgrounds safe – at every age

According to Safest Playground, More than 200,000 chidren are injured annually, on playgrounds across the U.S. that result in visiting the emergency room. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, camp counselors, and others are reminded to take safety precautions because children are vulnerable to playground-related injuries and fatalities. Tips follow.

Upcoming May sessions at libraries aim to help children get ready for kindergarten

Parents can help children who will enter kindergarten in August 2017 get excited about starting school and foster their successful transition to kindergarten. Take him or her to a Kindergarten Readiness session offered by staff from Prince William County Public Schools during May at Prince William County Public Library locations

Kindergarten registration April 6 & April 20 in Prince William County

Kindergarten registration will be held countywide on Thursday, April 6, and Thursday, April 20. Parents should contact the school their child will attend for specific registration times. Children must turn five years old before September 30, 2017 in order to register for kindergarten.

Nearly 2000 employees of Prince William County Schools recognized for service milestones

Outstanding service and dedication to the Prince William County School Division is being recognized as 1,748 employees receive pins to honor their service. Three employees have served 45 years with PWCS. They are Pamela Chryst, Kilby Elementary; Wandalyn Boley, Stonewall Jackson High; and Nancy Weaver, T. Clay Wood Elementary.

No Foolin’! 10,000 works of student art on display at Colgan High School on April 1

View the creative work of 10,000+ young and aspiring artists at the 2017 Prince William County Schools' Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, at Colgan High School.

February is School Board Member Appreciation Month

Superintendent Steven L. Walts kicked off recognition of School Board Appreciation Month at the Board’s meeting on February 1. “Our School Board members deserve credit for the high quality of education that is provided to the students attending Prince William County Public Schools,” Walts was quoted as saying in a news release. “We could not do our jobs without the help, leadership, and the commitment of our dedicated School Board.”

Apply now for 10th District Young Women Leadership Program this summer

The office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) now is accepting applications for the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program in summer 2017.

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