November 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications

UPPER MARLBORO, MD—Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) physical education teachers from 30 schools across the County will participate in a lacrosse workshop thanks to a grant from the Prince George's Women's Lacrosse Association (PGWLA).

The workshop is geared towards helping the school district integrate lacrosse into its physical education curriculum using content developed by the U.S. Lacrosse and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

PGWLA was awarded a PE Workshop Grant for PGCPS teachers from US Lacrosse. Facilitated by US Lacrosse certified instructors, the workshop 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 schools with soft lacrosse sticks, soft lacrosse balls and a copy of the US Lacrosse Physical Education curriculum.The workshop will take place on Saturday, December 15 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

The 30 participating schools include:

Barack Obama Elementary School
Berwyn Heights Elementary School
Bladensburg High School
Charles Carroll Middle School
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr., High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Gladys N. Spellman Elementary School
Glenn Dale Elementary School
Gwynn Park High School
Imagine Lincoln Public Charter School
Kenmoor Middle School
Kettering Elementary School
Kettering Middle School
Laurel Elementary School
Laurel High School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Northwestern High School
Oxon Hill High School
Patuxent Elementary School
Potomac High School
Robert Gray Elementary School
Samuel Chase Elementary School
Samuel Ogle Middle School
Scotchtown Hills Elementary School
Springhill Lake Elementary School
Thomas Claggett Elementary School
Turning Point Academy Public Charter
Walker Mill Middle School
William Hall Academy
William Paca Elementary School

US Lacrosse was founded on January 1, 1998, as the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse.


Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 129,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.