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Welcome to the Office of Student Services
PWCS Gets $1.5 Million to Better Serve Students Whose Families Serve America
 PWCS Gets $1.5 Million to Better Serve Students Whose Families Serve America
 

Students in six Prince William County Public Schools will get extra help coping with special academic, social, and emotional challenges that come with military-related life, thanks to a five-year, $1.5 million Department of Defense Education Activity Grant.    
 
The funding allows for direct student assistance from tutors, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) coaches, and counselors. It provides after-school help, and supports Divisionwide development of specialized program. Equally important, it also provides training for teachers, administrators, counselors and other staff who help families deal with military-related sacrifices, from deployment of a loved one to frequent relocation.     
 
“These students may move between vastly different schools and expectations during their education, or have to cope with the absence of a parent,” said PWCS Superintendent Steven Walts. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to give extra support to those whose families sacrifice so much for all of us.”
 
Special emphasis on STEM allows students to develop knowledge and skills vital to success in college and careers. “This will give them a competitive edge anywhere in the world their families may be sent,” said Supervisor of Elementary Counseling, Dr. Deborah Ransom, who wrote the successful PWCS grant application.
 
Grant funding will flow primarily to Ashland, Henderson and Old Bridge Elementary, Porter Traditional, Potomac Middle, and Forest Park High Schools, each with military-related enrollments of 10-40 percent. Additional benefits will ultimately improve programs and practices across PWCS.
 
More than 5% of PWCS students are a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces or of a civilian employee of the Department of Defense who works on Federal property.
2015 Office of Student Services Symposium
Coming Soon!
Emotional Intelligence:
Think, Act, and Speak Kindness to
Achieve Success for All Students!

Prince William County Public Schools
2015 Office of Student  Services Symposium

In partnership with the
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety


August 21, 2015 ~ Forest Park High School

 
 
Fitness and Fun for Families at Health Fair

 
Prince William Community works together for the health and well-being of students. 

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"Preparing All Students to Achieve Success"

Carolyn Custard, Director

Teesha Peak, Executive Secretary
703.791.7262


The programs and services provided by the Office of Student Services (OSS) are within seven major areas: school counseling; school social work; school health services; student assistance programs; attendance services; positive youth development, and student support services. In addition, considerable emphasis is placed on infusing the 40 Developmental Assets® framework in all K-12 schools. The Early Identification Program (EIP) and GEAR UP programs are coordinated through this office to provide first generation college students with post-secondary educational opportunities. Prevention and intervention programs and strategies are available to build assets in students; thus enabling them to resist involvement in bullying, violence, substance abuse, cultural bias, truancy, and other harmful behaviors.
 
School-based and Central Office staff work together to provide the guidance, support, and professional development needed for the implementation of these programs and services in the schools. In addition, staff members work collaboratively with community partners to obtain the resources needed for students and their families.
 


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To honor and thank our military families for their strength and sacrifices, the Office of Student Services wore purple on April 15, 2015 to support Purple Up Day 2015. Operation Military Kids (OMK) chose purple because purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.
 
 
 
 


 
 


 

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