Communications and Public Relations
Telling the PGCPS Story & Informing Our Community
The Communications and Public Relations Office partners with schools and Prince George County Public Schools departments to share information about district programs and initiatives with internal and external stakeholders while also helping guide medium and long-term communications goals for the division. The department also serves as a point of contact for local media.
To contact our department, please see the listing of Communications and Public Relations staff on our page, or call 804-733-2700.
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Archived District News
Visit Prince George County Public Schools' News Feed News releases shared prior to Prince George County Public Schools' web hosting transition remain available below.
These documents are provided for archival and reference purposes only. For the most timely news and information from PGCPS, please visit the district's news feed.
March 2021 Media Releases
March 18, 2021 - Four Prince George County Public Schools - L.L. Beazley Elementary, South Elementary, William A. Walton Elementary, and Prince George High School - were the recipients of a donation of 48 gallons of hand sanitizer from national workplace uniform and safety supplies provider Cintas Corporation.
February 2021 Media Releases
Feb. 22, 2021 - Prince George County Public Schools will join 132 other school divisions throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month during February. Schools and communities will recognize over 800 elected and appointed school board members across Virginia for the dedicated service to public education during the month-long celebration.
Feb. 18, 2021 - The Virginia Department of Education has recognized Prince George High School counselor Anna Payne and the school's Counseling Department as part of the VDOE's first-ever Kindness Week across the Commonwealth.
Feb. 9, 2021 - Prince George County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Pennycuff shares a message regarding scheduling concerns at Prince George High School.
January 2021 Media Releases
No Media Releases Distributed
December 2020 Media Releases
Dec. 18, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools continues its preparations for the resumption of athletic competition as Athletic Director Bruce Carroll and his team of coaches work together to develop safe environments for student-athletes and support staff during the upcoming winter sports season.
Dec. 18, 2020 - Students and staff at J.E.J. Moore Middle School came together to help make Christmas memorable for area seniors as COVID-19 restrictions mean some face the prospect of not having visitors or gifts during the holiday season.
November 2020 Media Releases
Nov. 20, 2020 - David Dockan, Choir Director at J.E.J. Moore Middle School was recently featured in the Summer 2020 edition of The Orff Echo, a quarterly academic journal that focuses on music concepts.
Nov. 20, 2020 - Prince George High School Journalism/Yearbook/Broadcast Advisor and educator Chris Waugaman has been named the recipient of the National Scholastic Press Association Pioneer Award, the organization’s highest honor, in recognition of Waugaman’s decades-long commitment to mentoring the next generation of journalists.
Nov. 3, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools has become one of the first school divisions in the commonwealth to outfit nearly its entire fleet of school buses with state-of-the-art air filtration systems that can remove contaminants from the air protecting students and drivers.
Nov. 2, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Scott Girolmo as Prince George High School's new health and physical education teacher and head football coach beginning July 1, 2021.
Nov. 2, 2020 - Prince George County’s Public Schools’ Free Meals Program will continue through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year following action by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that extended a number of flexibilities to program operators, allowing them to continue serving free meals to children well into next year.
October 2020 Media Releases
Oct. 30, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools, in partnership with the James River Junior Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, were able to bring the fun of trick-or-treating safely to hundreds of the county’s elementary-aged students during a special Storybook Character Drive-Thru Parade event at Prince George High School Thursday evening.
Oct. 26, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is expected to receive $1 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the state following Governor Ralph Northam's announcement of funding disbursements aimed at helping K-12 public schools in Virginia.
Oct. 22, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools’ David A. Harrison and William A. Walton Elementary Schools have been selected to receive the 2020 Virginia Purple Star Designation from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity of Military Children in recognition of both schools' commitment to serving students and families connected to the military.
Oct. 8, 2020 - Newly released data from the Virginia Department of Education has revealed Prince George County Public Schools’ on-time graduation rate rose to 93 percent in 2020, with more than nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade during the 2016-2017 school year earning a diploma and graduating from high school within four years.
September 2020 Media Releases
Sept. 15, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is proud to announce N.B. Clements Junior High School Algebra 1 teacher Ms. Jenny Powers was named the recipient of the 2020 Drs. Singh and Bhuller Tri-Cities Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from The John Randolph Foundation, which recognizes outstanding educators in the community and motivates them to enhance their teaching skills.
Sept. 11, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is due to receive approximately $1.5 million in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding from the Prince George County Board of Supervisors to help support a wide range of the school division’s current needs, including technological and health-related spending.
Sept. 8, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools safely opened the 2020-2021 school year Tuesday as students returned to class both virtually and in-person at the district’s nine schools with measures in place aimed at protecting the health of students and staff.
Sept. 4, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools’ Summer Meals Program will continue through the end of the calendar year following action by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) late last month that extended several flexibilities to program operators, allowing them to continue serving free meals to children into the fall months.
August 2020 Media Releases
August 28, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is delighted to announce the selection of Mr. Bruce Carroll as the school division’s new Athletic Director.
August 20, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools has been recognized by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) with the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2020-2021 budget year.
August 13, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools’ Department of Food and Nutrition Services announced its policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs.
August 6, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Thackston ‘Thad’ Sebera as Principal of N.B. Clements Junior High School for the 2020-2021 School Year.
August 6, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is happy to welcome Ms. Kae Partin as the school district’s new Co-Director of Student Services.
July 2020 Media Releases
July 14, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is happy to announce the selection of Ms. Amanda Craft as Walton Elementary School’s new Assistant Principal for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
July 14, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is pleased to announce Mrs. Kelly Jones has been selected as North Elementary School’s new Assistant Principal for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
July 14, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is happy to announce the selection of Mrs. Raymonda Rhoades as Assistant Principal of North Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year.
July 8, 2020 - The Gatorade Company announced Prince George High School student-athlete Javonte’ Harding was selected as its 2019-20 Gatorade Virginia Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year, becoming the second student-athlete from Prince George High School to receive the honor.
July 6, 2020 - Monday, Prince George County Public Schools welcomed students safely back to class for the first time since March 13 following Governor Ralph Northam’s closure of school buildings in Virginia in response to COVID-19 as Prince George County Public Schools held the first day of its Elementary Summer Academy.
June 2020 Media Releases
June 23, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is happy to announce L.L. Beazley Elementary and South Elementary have received the 2020 Board of Education Highest Achievement Award in recognition of each schools' high level of student success during the 2019-2020 school year.
June 17, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools will be closed Monday, June 22 in honor of Juneteenth following the recent announcement by Governor Ralph Northam of his intention to mark Juneteenth as a permanent paid state holiday beginning with state employees receiving a day off this Friday, June 19.
June 17, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is pleased to announce Mr. Dustin Menhart will be joining the school division as its new Assistant Superintendent of Support Services.
June 17, 2020 - Prince George County Public Schools is pleased to announce Mr. Michael Campbell has been selected as the school division’s new Coordinator of Communications and Public Relations.