New middle school celebrated at groundbreaking ceremony

POTOMAC LOCAL

DUMFRIES — The groundbreaking ceremony for “Potomac Shores” Middle School took place today. Local elected officials joined School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Steve Walts for the ceremony.

DUMFRIES — The groundbreaking ceremony for “Potomac Shores” Middle School took place today. Local elected officials joined School Board members and Superintendent Dr. Steve Walts for the ceremony.

The school, which will be officially named in the coming months, is set to open in the fall of 2021.

The sun peaked out just as the ceremony got underway at the scenic site where construction has begun.

Superintendent Dr. Steve Walts, Deputy Superintendent Keith Imon, Senator Scott A. Surovell, School Board Vice Chairman Justin David Wilk, and Board of County Supervisor Vice Chairman Maureen Caddigan each shared a few words during the ceremony before taking a ceremonial turn of the dirt.

Dignitaries in attendance included School Board Chairman Babur B. Lateef, M.D., Vice Chairman Justin David Wilk (Potomac) and Gainesville School Board member Alyson A. Satterwhite; Senator Scott A. Surovell (36th); Board of County Supervisors Vice Chairman, Maureen S. Caddigan (Potomac) and Supervisor Frank J. Principi (Woodbridge); as well as Gaston Araoz-Riveros and Rachel Reiback from Senator Tim Kaine’s office, Scott Price from Senator Mark Warner’s office, Marlon Dubuisson from Congressman Connolly’s office, and Heather Mitchell from Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart’s office.

“Each new school we open is a milestone and demonstrates how committed Prince William County Public Schools is to Providing A World-Class Education in the best learning and teaching environment possible,” said Dr. Lateef during his speech.

The address for the school will be 17851 Woods View Drive, Dumfries, Virginia. The school is designed by Mosley Architects, and is contracted with V.F. Pavone Construction. Mrs. Michelle Clayborn of the PWCS Construction Office is the project manager.