• Media Advisory: PGCPS to Celebrate 2017 Men Make a Difference Day

    October 6, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    On Monday, October 9, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will kick off Men Make a Difference Day at 9:30 a.m. at Capitol Heights Elementary School, located at 601 Suffolk Avenue, Capitol Heights, Maryland.

    Men Make a Difference Day acknowledges the vital role fathers and male role models play in the academic achievement of children and offers an opportunity for them to participate in school activities and events throughout the day. 

    Community leaders, parents and staff at Capitol Heights Elementary will host a day of workshops for male students in second through fifth grades while highlighting impactful men of the DMV, including late NBC4 news anchor Jim Vance, Dr. Elmer Huerta, Kevin Durant and more. Washington Redskins Operations Officer Lorenzo Thomas will attend as a featured panelist.

    Accokeek Academy, High Bridge Elementary School in Bowie, Indian Queen Elementary School in Fort Washington and Glassmanor Elementary School in Oxon Hill will also host events for Men Make a Difference Day.

    WHATMen Make a Difference Day: "Recognizing the Great Men of the DMV"

    WHENMonday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Capitol Heights Elementary School

    601 Suffolk Avenue

    Capitol Heights, MD 20743

    CONTACT: Principal, Nina Lattimore, 301-817-0494 or nina.lattimore@pgcps.org


    Additional Men Make a Difference Day School Events and Contacts

    Accokeek Academy: Clinton Mosley - clinton.mosley@pgcps.org

    High Bridge Elementary School: William J. Kelly - william.kelly@pgcps.org

    Indian Queen Elementary School: Aundrea McCall - aundrea.mccall@pgcps.org

    Glassmanor Elementary School: Matilde Monzon - matilde.monzon@pgcps.org

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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.