ONE volunteer is needed on most Fridays between 10:15 am (Note NEW Earlier Time) and 12:45pm at Pace West School. Donna Flory is the coordinator and she can be reached at [email protected].
The address for PACE West is: 14490 John Marshall Hwy, Gainesville, Virginia 20155
Please sign in at the Front Office with a picture ID. (required for all visitors)
Below is a little history about PACE West School and The PROWL Pantry. Thank you for volunteering and have fun!
PACE West School - PACE (Positive Attitude and Commitment to Education) West is a regional special education program providing services to students with serious emotional and behavior problems in grades 1-12. PACE West was opened in September 1994 to provide a second day school program for students with emotional disturbance in Prince William County.
Prowl Pantry: PROWL stands for Prepared, Responsible, Open-Minded and Willing to Learn
Club members sign up for Friday's when school is open. They assist with shopping for prizes from the PROWL Pantry located in the PACE West school's cafeteria to students who have earned points based on favorable behavior and academic performance. Each Friday when school is in session a member from our Gainesville-Haymarket Rotary Club and a member from the Dominion Woman's Club will be there during lunch to service the PROWL Pantry. On occasion members from other local clubs would come out to provide assistance. The Principal and other staff are also on hand to assist. The Principal generally calls out each student's name and tells each how many points they have. They have the option to use their points or bank them for the purchases of more expensive prizes. The Gainesville-Haymarket Rotary club is a proud member of the PACE's Village which is comprised of the local businesses and non-profit organizations to provide support to PACE West school. Linda Terri Aufmuth is our current representative at the PACE Village meetings.