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Woodbridge High School Student Wins State Art Contest

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Congratulations to Kevin Martinez, a senior at Woodbridge High School participating in the CFPA Visual Arts Program. As a junior, he entered an acrylic painting depicting patriotism in the "Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest" through the Historical Occoquan Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He placed first at the local level then moved on to take first place in the state level VFW Patriotic Art Contest.

Happy Birthday Mullen Elementary School

Mullen Elementary School will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Fri., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. The school is located at 8000 Rodes Drive, Manassas 20109.

"Health" Magazine Calls Springwoods Elementary One of America's Healthiest Schools

This was sent to us by Prince William County Public Schools:

“Health” magazine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have honored Springwoods Elementary School and four other elementary schools as “America’s Healthiest Schools 2010” as part of the HealthierUS Schools Challenge. The schools are recognized for taking steps to end the trend toward childhood obesity by incorporating ideas that promote good health and nutrition at the school. “Students at Springwoods [Elementary School] are taught to live by the ‘95210’ principle—that’s nine hours of sleep, five servings of fruits and vegetables, no more than two hours of screen time, at least one hour of exercise, and zero sugary drinks per day,” states the magazine’s online article, “An A+ for Health.” 

Submit School Name Suggestions by December 1

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The Prince William County School Board seeks name suggestions for the elementary school currently under construction at 8301 Linton Hall Road in Bristow. Suggestions should be sent to the School Division’s Community Relations Office, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108, or emailed to paynebj@pwcs.edu by December 1, 2010.

Student Enrollment in Prince William Schools Up 3.2 Percent in 2010

The following was sent to us by Prince William County Public Schools:The official September 30 student membership count for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is 79,115 students. From 2009 to 2010, total enrollment grew by 2,460 students, or 3.2 percent. This is compared to growth from 2008 to 2009 of 2,999 students, or 4.1 percent.   Across Virginia, student membership counted in schools on September 30 is the official number reported to the State Department of Education.

Dominion VA Power to Present 7 K-12 Educational Grants

Tomorrow evening, Thursday, October 7, Dominion Virginia Power will present checks to 7 area schools to help strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The event is being hosted at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus school and the students from the school will be providing tours of the irrigation system they built as a result of last year’s grant from Dominion. Using wind and solar power they built, the students hooked rain barrels together to create an irrigation system to complete their learning garden.

The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Center Learning Garden located at 2310 Nordok Place in Alexandria, VA.

Below are the participants: