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.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 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.