Community & Student Events

Photo collage banner featuring students at various events throughout PWCS to include college fairs, transportation fair and career days.


Student Services & Post-Secondary Success

2023-24 Annual Community & Student Event Calendar

This annual planning calendar is provided to students and families and spotlights events led by the College, Career, and Student Support Department and Career and Technical Education Department. We suggest bookmarking this page and checking back periodically to review activities that may be of interest to you.

Event Name Date Type of Event Time Location
VDOT Career Fair October 5, 2023 School Field Trip See your College & Career Counselor PWC Fairground
College Fair (East) October 12, 2023 Family Event 6–8 p.m. Freedom HS
College Fair (West) October 16, 2023 Family Event 6–8 p.m. Battlefield HS
College Application Week October 23-27, 2023 School Events All week All high schools
Apprenticeship Week November 13-17, 2023 School Events All week All high schools
Career Fair (West) December 13, 2023 Family Event 5–7 p.m. Patriot HS
National School Counseling Week February 5-9, 2024 Recognition Activity All high schools
Career Fair (East) March 7, 2024 Family Event 5–7 p.m. Woodbridge HS
24th Annual Transition Fair (Secondary Students) March 16, 2024 Secondary students who receive special education services through PWCS and their families 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Colgan HS
Employment & Summer Job Fair April 8, 2024 Student Event 5–7 p.m. Colgan HS
Decision Day May 1, 2024 School Event All week All high schools
Employment/Military Signing Day May 21, 2024 Career & Technical Education Recognition Event 5–7 p.m. Kelly Leadership Center

2024–25 School Year

College Fair (East) October 9, 2024 Family Event 6–8 p.m. Hylton HS
College Fair (West) October 17, 2024 Family Event 6–8 p.m. Osbourn Park HS

Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA®) Workshops for Families

High School
Hosting Workshop
Date Time Snow Date Contact Partnering School Pre-Registration Required
Battlefield February 21, 2024 6–8 p.m. Laura Kostrzebski
[email protected]
Colgan February 8, 2024 6–8 p.m. Leah Byrd
[email protected]
Forest Park & Hylton Register
Freedom January 29, 2024 5–7 p.m. Angela Jenkins
[email protected]
Gainesville January 16, 2024 5:30–7:30 p.m. February 6, 2024 Taija Harris
[email protected]
Gar-Field February 7, 2024 4–6 p.m. Virginia Clemo
[email protected]
Independence January 18, 2024 5:45–8 p.m. January 24, 2024 Michelle Yasem
[email protected]
Osbourn Park January 18, 2024 6–8 p.m. January 25, 2024 Jacquelyn Harris
[email protected]
Patriot January 31, 2024 5–6 p.m. Courtney Jaeger
[email protected]
Unity Reed January 9, 2024 6–8 p.m. Marcus Lawrence
[email protected]
Woodbridge January 17, 2024
January 25, 2024
9 a.m.–noon Yusef Muhammad
[email protected]

The following high schools are working in partnership with schools hosting the FAFSA workshop. Families are invited to attend the school hosting the workshop as indicated below. Questions regarding your student or the event can be directed to the following college and career counselors:

  • Brentsville High School, Amy Kerns, [email protected] (Workshop held at Patriot High School)
  • Forest Park High School, Geulia Boddie, [email protected] (Workshop held at Colgan High School)
  • Hylton High School, Ruth Rodriguez, [email protected] (Workshop held at Colgan High School)
  • Potomac High School, Shallene Austin, [email protected] (Workshop held at Gar-Field High School)

PWCS Family Engagement Series

The Family Engagement Series provides families with resources to assist and support student success. The series is led by the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance Department and through collaboration with the College, Career, and Student Support Department, a variety of online webinar presentations are given throughout the school year on the following topics:
  • Social Emotional Learning Overview
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Demo and Q&A
  • VA Wizard
  • Naviance
  • Award Letter Overview
  • Junior Action Plan: Post High School Planning Pathways
  • Rising Senior College Application: Common App Overview
  • Paying for College: Early Planning K–8
  • Transition to College
We recommend bookmarking this webpage as events are added periodically during the school year.