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Shala Darwin is Regional Counselor of the Year

Shala Darwin is Regional Counselor of the Year

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Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Mason and NOVA Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

Mason and NOVA Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

From NVCC:

On April 5 at 8:30 a.m., George Mason University President Alan G. Merten and Northern Virginia Community College President Robert G. Templin Jr. will sign a revised Guaranteed Admission Agreement and recognize the 20th anniversary of the formal partnership between the two institutions.

Over the past 20 years, an estimated 36,000 to 38,000 students have attended NOVA before enrolling at Mason, with approximately 20,000 of these students formally transferring through the articulation agreement program.

Prince William County Schools Commended by Virginia Department of Education

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The Virginia Department of Education has recognized Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) for exceeding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 objectives for limited English proficient students.

In a letter, Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright congratulated the School Division for going beyond the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) based on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments and English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments administered during the 2009–10 school year. The No Child Left Behind Act requires school divisions to meet the AMAOs, which include making progress in learning English, becoming fully proficient in English, and meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets in reading/language arts and mathematics. PWCS provides educational services to students who represent 120 languages and cultures.

Good Luck to Super Spellers Tonight

From Prince William County Public Schools:

everal students in PWCS middle schools are going far beyond their usual homework this week as they study and prepare for the Prince William County Spelling Bee on Friday, March 11 at Godwin Middle School. The event is co-sponsored by the “News & Messenger” and the Bel Air Women’s Club.

Participants and their parents or guardians should arrive at Godwin Middle School by 6 p.m. The doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. Godwin Middle School is located at 14800 Darbydale Avenue, Woodbridge.

Among the participants at the Prince William County Spelling Bee will be:

 

Thomas Strei III

Alternate: Daniel Te

Benton Middle School

 

Jayne Ross

Alternate: Kirsten Strother

Bull Run Middle School

 

Anna Mach

Alternate: Emily Legge

Graham Park Middle School

 

Chathurya Anuga

Alternate: Firas Odeh

Bus Delays Possible in Some Areas Due to Potential Flooding

Bus Delays Possible in Some Areas Due to Potential Flooding

From Prince William County Public Schools:

There is a forecast for heavy rains and flooding tonight through Thursday night. If this forecast is accurate, then there may be flooding in some parts of Prince William County. These high water areas will potentially cause delays in bus operations Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, and possibly Friday morning. If you live in these affected areas, the Office of Transportation Services will make every effort to get to your bus stops as quickly as possible. You should expect that some buses may be late due to rerouting. We will not know the precise areas that might be affected until after any potential flooding occurs.

Below is a list of areas that routinely flood during heavy rain and the corresponding numbers you can call for current bus operations information:

Western Area— McCuin Transportation Center 703.753.6398

Speedy Green Car Wash Hosts School Fundraisers in February

Speedy Green Car Wash Hosts School Fundraisers in February

Speedy Green Car Wash is hosting four fundraisers in February. Twenty percent of car washes will go to the selected fundraiser. When you select a car wash, type in a fundraiser code. Fundraiser codes include: SERVE, 8099, Osbourn High School, 9005, Manassas Park High School, 1234 and Osbourn Park High School, 2222.  

For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology, as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.