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Washington Post Names Dr. Arvinder Johri as Top Educator
The Washington Post has named Dr. Johri as one of 20 recipients of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. Winning educators were chosen by their school system for exemplifying excellence in teaching, fostering cooperative relationships with their colleagues and community, and contributing in a substantive way to the improvement of education in the Washington area. The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards, formed in 1983, recognize pre-kindergarten-12 teachers who ensure students receive a high-quality education through first-class and creative instruction. Dr. Johri also is the School Division's High School Teacher of the Year. Read more.
Testimonials at National Conference Highlight Success of Nontraditional Education in PWCS
Alyssandra Malinish, graduate of New Directions Alternative Education Center and Pre-Med student at James Madison University, and Lisa E. Bell, Neabsco District School Board member, were the closing keynote speakers at the National Alternative Education Association's 21st Annual Conference on Alternative Education. Read more.
New Directions Nominee for PWCS Teacher of the Year Celebrated
Dr. Arvinder Johri was celebrated for her nomination as the New Directions representative for PWCS Teacher of the Year.  Her emphasis on helping each student reach their potential, meet  high academic standards , and prepare for a successful college career are a few of the highlights shared to an audience of several hundred people during the recognition event at Patriot High School.  School Board Chairman At-Large Johns, Superintendent Walts, and Associate Superintendent Mulgrew presented Dr. Johri with her certificate.  Congratulations!
 
New Directions own Daja Brodie is a Conference Keynote Speaker!
Daja Brodie was a keynote speaker at the PWCS Nontraditional Education Conference.  Deja spoke to an audience of 200 educators from Prince William, Montgomery, Loudoun, and Fauquier counties.  Poised and poignant as a speaker, Daja delivered an address that honored her peers and all the educators that serve them.  Well done!
 
GMU Dream Catcher's Program Makes Dreams a Reality!
New Directions is the only PWCS school that participates in George Mason University's Dream Catcher's Program.  The opportunity provides students with a university mentor to assist in preparation for college.  Welnoir Chilin, a member of our first cohort, took advantage of the opportunity and was accepted to George Mason University!
 
Former New Directions Graduate Hosts Potential JMU Freshmen!
Aly Malinish, New Directions 2012 Graduate and a pre-med major at James Madison University, hosted 28 seniors for a day visit on campus.  The trip included a walking tour, meeting with the Financial Aid Office, and experiencing the student dining hall.  Students were able to ask questions ranging from college rigor, campus life, and balancing a job while attending school.  New Directions students give back to our school community in very powerful ways! 
 
School Spirit!
New Directions Cheer Team provided an awesome backdrop for New Directions 1st Annual Winter Break Basketball Tournament.  Students and staff participated in a morning of spirited competition.  The event exemplified what our students and staff are all about-family!
 
Team Synergy Goes to "The Edge" and Cox Farm
Team Synergy engages students and staff in a range of activities to build relationships, promote diversity of thought, and engage in healthy lifestyle choices.  This fall, our school community participated in activities at Cox Farm and George Mason's "The Edge".  Learning is always more fun when done in a team!
 

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