FROM Virginia Department of Education 10/23/16 / Education / State Government /
“We are asking parents and other members of the public to tell us what they think is important when evaluating how well a school is serving students,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples said.
FROM Virginia Department of Transportation 10/23/16 / Health & Safety / State Government / Transportation /
Closures will occur on the ramp from southbound I-95 to Backlilck Road (Exit 167) the nights of Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25. In addition, there will be closures of the ramp from northbound I-95 to Route 1 (Exit 161) the nights of Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 for asphalt patching,
"You'd never buy a new hip at a flea market and you should never buy a medical device like contact lenses at one either," Dr. Ben Casella, Georgia Optometric Association president, was quoted as saying in a press release. "If you're not careful, one night of using knock-off lenses to change your appearance can mean a permanent change in your ability to see for the rest of your life."
FROM Prince William County Schools Reports 10/21/16 / Business / Education / Manassas /
Challenges and opportunities in the state’s second-largest school division will be addressed by Superintendent Steven L. Walts at the annual Superintendent’s Breakfast on October 27 from 8–10 a.m.
FROM Prince William County Schools 10/21/16 / Education / Manassas /
A mathematics professional development day for area teachers will be held Saturday, November 5, from 8 a.m.–1:15 p.m. at Benton Middle School on Hoadly Rd., Manassas.
In anticipation of expected high voter turnout, Prince William County Schools will not hold school on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.
House Democratic Leader, David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville/Albemarle), has proposed a change in state law to address emergencies that prevent citizens attempting to register from doing so in time of emergency.
Students in grades K–12 are invited to create posters illustrating the safe use of the Internet and/or mobile devices for submission in the 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia’s Cyber Security Awareness “Kids Safe Online” Virginia Poster Contest. Submissions are due January 6.
FROM the Governor's Office 10/20/16 / Breaking News / Politics / State Government /
Paul Joseph Purtell, 92, of Manassas, VA, a veteran of World War II, a retired US Marine and a charter member of the Freedom Museum, died on Oct. 16, 2016. The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center St., Manassas, VA on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd,, Manassas, VA Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. Interment at Quantico National Cemetery.
A service will be held at Gainesville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, for Alexander Michael Wales, 16. The Patriot High School student passed peacefully into Heaven on Sept. 23, 2016, at his home in Bristow, VA, after a courageous seven-year battle against X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).
Family and coworkers of Dennis Morley, music teacher at Marumsco Hills Elementary School in Woodbridge, who died Sept. 17, 2016, will hold a "Celebration of Life" in his honor on Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the school. Please bring a picture or special keepsake to display on a Celebration Board for his family and a potluck dish if you would like.
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