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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.

48 Fauquier students gearing up to participate in school division spelling bee

Fauquier County Public Schools Division Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Middle School auditorium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. (Snow date is Saturday, Feb. 4, same time, same place.)

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration Jan. 16 at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge

One of the oldest and largest free celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in the Washington metro area will be held at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge on Monday Jan. 16. Six young orators will compete in the 27th annual Dr. King Youth Oratorical Contest, starting at 11 a.m.

PWC School Board special meeting called Jan. 4 to air BOCS’ resolution for new school construction

Prince William School Board Members Shawn Brann (Acting Member, Brentsville District) and Alyson Satterwhite (Gainesville District) said Dec. 30 they have issued a call for a special meeting of the Prince William County School Board (PWCS) on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 to discuss the Board of Supervisors' resolution for new school construction.

Winners of Greater Manassas Christmas Parade on Dec. 3

Here are the winners of the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade on Dec. 3 as listed on the parade's website:

Best Buy grant to PW Public Library System to help local teens use technology to promote books

Prince William Public Library System (PWPLS) has announced that Friends of the Montclair Community Library has been awarded $5,000 from the Best Buy Foundation Community Grant Program for teens who need to apply for the program by Nov. 30 (tomorrow).

300+ to attend regional FIRST LEGO League Tournament Nov. 19 at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge

To see how students get hooked on robots, catch the FIRST LEGO League tournament at Gar-Field High School on Nov. 19. The opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. FLL robots are not maneuvered by a remote control like many other robotic platforms. Instead, the robots are driven by a computer program that these fourth and fifth graders have written themselves.

Sept. 29 education town hall for Coles District at Benton Middle School

Coles District School Board Member William Deutsch will host a Town Hall meeting on education matters at Benton Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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