Navigating Hurdles—New Resources Help Military Students and Their Families Reach Goals
PWCS has launched a new initiative to help military-connected students and their families make a smooth transition into the School Division and community. Through a Department of Defense grant, PWCS recently hired Carolyn Juba, a Military Student Transition Consultant from the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). Juba will work initially with families from Ashland, Henderson, and Pattie Elementary Schools to develop a military-connected transition program for the entire School Division. These three schools have more than 15% military dependent student enrollment.
The new military-connected student support Web site serves as a resource for information about PWCS, Prince William County, military resources, and community resources. The Web site can be found at www.pwcs.edu under “How Do I Find” as well as on the “Parents” tab.
Juba is available to assist families with questions and/or issues as they arise in transition, deployment, and relocation. If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Friedline at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carolyn Juba at email@example.com or call the PWCS Military-Connected Academic Support Program at 703.791.7463. Dr. Deborah Ransom, supervisor of Elementary Counseling and Related Services, is the grant project director.