School notes

Prince William County school notes

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Summer art program registration announced

Registration for the Prince William County public schools' Summer Art Enrichment Program is open and will continue through May 13. The program will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 5 to 15 at Marsteller Middle School (14000 Sudley Manor Dr., Bristow) and Saunders Middle School (13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas). Students in grades 2 to 8 are eligible to apply. Enrollment is $200 for county residents and $250 for nonresidents. Transportation will be provided at satellite pick-up schools. See the application for specific locations.

This year's theme is "An Artistic Vision for All Ages." The two-week program includes drawing, painting, three-dimensional study and mixed media.

Applications are available from all elementary and middle school art specialists and at Send the application and tuition to the PWCS Office of the Arts, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, Va., 20108. For information, call Debbie Barnard, coordinator for the arts, at 703-791-8105.

Special ed committee to meet March 15

The Prince William County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. March 15 in Room 1101A at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., Manassas. The Annual Special Education Plan and Applications for Federal Funds will be presented. A copy of the plan can be reviewed at the Parent Resource Center, which is also at the Kelly Center. The Parent Resource Center is at 703-791-7438. All School Board and SEAC meetings are open to the public.

Judges are needed for regional science fairs

The Prince William County public schools Science Office needs judges for the middle/senior and junior divisions regional science fairs.

The middle/senior division of the Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair for students in grades 7 to 12 will be March 19 at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd., in Manassas. The junior division for students in grades 5 and 6 will be held on April 9, also at the Kelly Leadership Center.

Anyone interested in judging for either science fair is asked to call the Office of Science at 703-791-7240.

Program offers free GED practice testing

Adults who have not completed high school and are interested in obtaining a General Educational Development certificate can take the official GED practice test at 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. Monday or 9 a.m. March 19. Doors will open 45 minutes before test time.

The test is free and will be administered at the Prince William County Public Schools Adult Learning Center, 14800 Joplin Rd., Manassas, Va., 20112. The test takes approximately four hours to complete.

Results and guidance will be provided upon completion. Participants whose score indicates readiness to pass the GED test will qualify for free testing. Those who qualify will be required to present a valid driver's license, passport, military ID or other government- issued photo ID showing name, address, date of birth and signature in order to register for the test.

- Compiled by Mari-Jane Williams

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