Thursday, May 16, 2013
Use our free announcement service to share the good news about your graduate.
Do you have a friend or family member graduating from high school or college this year? Want to congratulate them and share the good news with your friends and neighbors? Post a free graduation announcement on Woodbridge Patch. To post a free announcement, click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with photos or video will be featured on the home page. Once you have filled in the information about your graduate and added a photo, look …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 report out this week recognizes several Northern Virginia schools.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Woodbirdge High School at No. 1,424 among high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Woodbridge High's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
District to hold ceremonies for high school seniors beginning May 31.
Thursday, April 25
Release, Prince William County Schools: The following graduation dates, times, and locations have been announced for Prince William County Public Schools high school, summer school, practical nursing program, and adult education students. Events scheduled at Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion and the Patriot Center are subject to change. Members of the Prince William County School Board are expected to attend many of these events.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A revised policy would allow gay members but continue to prohibit adult LGBTQ leaders. Should Boy Scouts of America lift its ban for youth? Has the policy affected your family's experience with scouting? Tell us in the comments.
For years, the Boy Scouts of America has struggled with whether to lift its ban on gay scouts and leaders. But it may be an issue the organization will soon put, at least partially, to rest. In response to the flood of feedback the group has recieved since last summer, when it voted to uphold policy banning gay members and LGBTQ leaders, the Boy Scouts of America announced Friday it was proposing an end to the ban for youth scouts. The organization would still ban adults "who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA," according to the draft policy. The issue will come before 1,400 voting BSA members at a June meeting in Texas. The National Capital Area Council, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Lockdown at Woodbridge campus over gun that turned out to be Airsoft weapon, Prince William County Police said.
Police charged a Godwin Middle School student with brandishing a weapon on school property and possession of a firearm or other weapon on school property after one of the suspect's friends was reportedly struck in the leg with an Airsoft pellet on April 11, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said. The Woodbridge male teen was charged that same day. Police initially responded to the middle school on April 11 at 3:56 p.m. for the report of a person brandishing a gun on school property. "Multiple police units responded quickly to the school and secured a perimeter. Once on scene, officers learned that the suspect was a student of the school and was detained in the principal’s office," Perok said. "Officers further …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The extent of the damage to the bus is not known.
A PWCS bus was carrying 10 students this afternoon when it was involved in a collision at the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Occoquan Road, possibly with another vehicle. None of the bus occupants were injured, but the extent of the damage to the bus is unknown. PWCS Community Relations Office Supervisor Irene Cromer could not confirm the cause of the accident. Police responded to the accident. Patch.com will publish more information as it becomes available.
A list of camps in Manassas and Prince William County, as submitted by organizers.
Looking for your camp options this summer? Here is a handful of camps in Manassas and Prince William County, submitted to our local Patch sites. We'll be updating this list as new camps roll in. Are you hosting a camp? Add the details in this form. Prince William County Departments of Park and Recreation is hosting a wide variety of camps for various age groups and interests, including musical theater, chess, cooking, robotics, creative writing, art, and fishing. To learn more and to register, visit the PWC Parks Summer Camp Guide online flipbook.
Friday, March 22, 2013
All-Americans lead 4x400 relay to one second off the state's record.
Some of Prince William County Schools' top athletes at Woodbridge High shined last weekend at the New Blanace Indoor Nationals in New York City. All-Americans Kady Badham, Olivia Coopwood, Jewel Christian, and Farrah Suber placed third in the nation in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:47, according to a release. That time is the second fastest in Virginia history — only a second off the first place. The Woodbridge High School girls also took 8th place in the 4x200 relay. See a complete list of results from the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Other noteable performances: