Class of 2021 Update

Sept. 2020

Stay up to date!

Follow your Class of 2021 officers - @hylton2021 on twitter and instagram for more information on upcoming virtual activities like Senior Kahoot Trivia Night on Sept. 25th and Oct. 16th at 8 pm.

Senior Portrait Makeups

We have been in conversation with our official photography studio about makeup portrait sessions. For the sake of efficiency and safety we have agreed that we will employ a wait and see approach before confirming specific dates for any additional makeup sessions. They will happen; when we are able to confirm dates, we will make an announcement.

Cap and Gown & Class ring orders!

Although we are still working with other PWCS schools and EaglerBank arena to set the 2021 Graduation date, its not too early to start getting ready! Class rings and cap & gown packages are available for order through our vendor, Balfour: https://www.balfournova.com/ Our official caps & gowns come in either navy or white; students can choose whichever they prefer - it's up to you and your families! Just be mindful of what you will be expected to wear when choosing which color gown you will wear:


White Gowns

  • all white attire
  • white, beige, cream, nude, or similarly light-colored shoes


Navy Gowns

  • if shirt has visible collar, it should be white, w/ dark-colored tie
  • dark (e.g. black, navy, brown) slacks or dress/skirt if visible below gown
  • black, brown, or similarly dark-colored shoes


Everyone

  • You may wear sandals, but they must be dress sandals
  • We strongly recommend flat/low-heeled shoes
  • No crocs/flip flops!
  • Grads will be permitted to decorate top of mortarboard caps - details and guidelines will be released in the spring

Class of 2021 Senior Rock!

Our senior rock is officially completed! We had an ambitious design, but so many talented CO ‘21 artists were able to help out. Thanks to Ms. Link, our sponsor, and everyone else who helped us accomplish this!
four female students wearing masks standing by 2021 rock
Check your pwcs email to get information on how to sign up for a senior interview with your Counselor. Appointments start Spet. 23 and run through Mid-October.

Applying to college? Plan to attend one of these October financial aid nights

High school seniors and their parents should mark their calendars to attend one of the upcoming virtual Paying for College Workshops offered by The College Place-VA to hear about the important areas of focus for preparing to pay for a college education.

This presentation will provide helpful information for parents and students on the following topics:

  • College costs in VA,
  • Federal and state financial aid,
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form,
  • Scholarships, and
  • Family conversations about college financial planning.
Workshops take place at 6 p.m. To register, choose one of the following workshops dates.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions before the presentation, contact the presenter, Tomika Brown, director of The College Place-VA, at tbrown@ecmc.org.

Reach out to your student reps to have your voices heard!

Caroline Silvera, a senior here at Hylton, is one of the Student Representatives to the School Board for the 2020-21 school year, representing over 90,000 students in Prince William County. "My job is to bring student voice to the School Board and bring School Board matters to the students. This year, I'd love to hear student feedback from you all, so please contact me at silvercf21@pwcs-edu.org. Don't forget to follow my twitter @carolinepwcs for updates!"


Victoria Miranda, another Senior, is our Student Senator to the School Board representing Hylton High School. She wants to make sure that this year students feel represented and comfortable voicing their opinions and concerns about online learning and school in general. You can follow her on Twitter @victoriapwcs or email her at mirandvv21@cdhylton.com


The student senate is made up of the 13 senators from each of the high schools and the three student representatives. The roles of the senator and the representative are distinct and unique. The student reps sit at and present at school board meetings and are non-voting members. The reps also plan senate meetings and organize the senate. They are the main conduit between thousands of students’ voices and the School Board, although students are always welcomed to email the board to speak to them directly. While the student reps present student ideas at board meetings and lead the senate, the student senators have the critical job of collecting student input at each of their schools. The senator position was created so that there would be a more efficient method of gathering input from each of the schools, rather than having one or two reps go to all the schools individually. Visit pwcsstudentsenate.com and @pwcssenate on twitter for more information and updates!