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Battlefield High School Realizes Impressive Savings with Paper Reduction Initiative

From Prince William County Public Schools:

In 2007, the Battlefield High School Technology Committee implemented a paper reduction initiative at the school. The goal of "RIPTIP" was to reduce schoolwide paper use by 50 percent by 2012. Recent results indicate that the school has, despite an enrollment-adjusted index, surpassed the 50 percent mark two full years ahead of schedule.

“Our 2007–08 total expense for copier contract and consumable paper was $207,690.88. The figures from last year come in at a total of $93,637.90,” says Keith Reeves, instructional technology resource teacher and chairman of the Technology Committee. “That's a cost reduction of $114,052.98 compared to our baseline, even with 300 more students.”

Miss Virginia 2010 Speaks to Local Elementary School

This morning, Miss Virginia 2010, Caitlin Uze, spoke to Prince William County's Mountain View Elementary School students. She spoke about about saying "no" to alcohol, body image, self image, and bullying. The elementary school gym was filled with first through fifth graders and faculty; Uze gave more intimate presentations to each kindergarden classroom afterwards. 

Miss Virginia displayed a picture on the large screen of her from when she was in elementary school. She explained how she was bullied and teased because of her glasses, braces, and the way she spoke with a lisp. It is not about the outside "package," but rather more important things like how you do in school, was her message. "But the truth is, when other people judge you, they are not defining you, they are defining themselves," said Uze. 

Local Business, AMERICAN SYSTEMS, Reads to Students on National Young Readers Day

The following was sent to us by Seamus Hogg of Sage Communications:

Financial Aid Night Set for December 8 at Gar-Field High School

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The parents/guardians of high school seniors who attend any Prince William County Public School who are planning to enroll in post-secondary education are encouraged to attend a financial aid presentation at Gar-Field High School on December 8 at 7 p.m. Gar-Field High School is located at 14000 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge.

The presentation, “Understanding and Securing Financial Aid,” will be offered by Felice Rollins, director of The College Place in Woodbridge. She can be reached at 703.680.3729.

For additional information, contact Rosemary Bozo, School Counselor, Gar-Field High School, at 703.730.7128.

42 County Schools Named School of Excellence

From Prince William County Public Schools:

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.