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Today, June 15, is last day of school in Prince William County

The last day of school for the 2016–17 school year is Thursday, June 15, with the standard early dismissal plans. Elementary and middle school students will be dismissed on a half-day schedule. High school dismissal is set for 10 a.m.

Fauquier schools change spring break week and makeup days for 2018

The week of spring break is changed to March 26-30, 2018, one week earlier than originally designated. The change aligns the FCPS spring break with that of the majority of surrounding school divisions and allows for employees to be off on Good Friday,

June 16 workshop for siblings of kids with special needs

Sibshops are lively, action-packed events that celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. At the workshop which takes place on Friday, June 16, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m., brothers and sisters, age 8–12 years old, can talk about the challenges and joys of having a sibling who has a disability.

Enrollment for optional student accident insurance starts July 1

Student accident insurance is not only for those without health insurance. Optional student accident insurance is a secondary level of coverage for those students who are already covered under a parent or guardian’s primary insurance plan.

King second grade teacher Rebecca Kronthal nominated for Region IV Teacher of the Year

King Elementary second-grade teacher Rebecca Kronthal, 2016-17 PWCS Teacher of the Year, is the School Division’s nominee for the Virginia Region IV Teacher of the Year. The Virginia Department of Education will select the 2018 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year from among the teachers selected as regional teachers of the year.

Governor signs laws at Forest Park High School on bullying and suicide prevention

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed two bills at Forest Park High School June 6. The laws that become effective July 1 are designed to change the environment at Virginia schools, enhance professional development for school counselors, and save lives.

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.

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