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News Release

30 PGCPS SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE LACROSSE WORKSHOP AND EQUIPMENT
November 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
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UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) physical education teachers from 30 schools will have a chance to learn the game of lacrosse and teach it as part of the physical education curriculum thanks to a grant from the Prince George's Women's Lacrosse Association (PGWLA).

PGWLA was awarded a PE Workshop Grant for PGCPS teachers from US Lacrosse. The workshops will train teachers to integrate lacrosse into the PE curriculum using content developed by US Lacrosse and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Facilitated by US Lacrosse certified instructors with experience using the curriculum in their own schools, the program is aligned with national standards for physical education.

Participating teachers will learn about lacrosse equipment, rules and safety, skills training, and best practices. In addition, the workshop will provide soft lacrosse sticks, soft lacrosse balls and a copy of the US Lacrosse Physical Education curriculum.

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.