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Buck Lodge MS student Kelly Han is the winner of the Prince George's County Spelling Bee. She will represent Prince George's at the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Harbor from May 30 to June 1. This year's Spelling Bee featured 21 spellers, 11 of whom were PGCPS students. After nine rounds, Kelly's winning word was "gesundheit."
Congratulations to Alyssa
Cunningham for winning the “If I Was a Mayor” writing contest. The Mayor of
College Park sponsored the contest.
Hills Elementary School philanthropists were the
featured guests on Radio One’s new show “Life with the Princess”. The show was
also co-hosted by PGCPS student Miracle Omar. Students promoted their mission
of raising $1,000
for the Children’s National Foundation as part of their Destination Imagination
service learning challenge.
Forest Heights Elementary School hosted a parent reading workshop that focused on effective reading strategies and the importance of reading across all content areas. Teachers modeled reading strategies in break-out sessions. Storytellers from the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and an astronomer from the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt read to students and their families as well. The night ended with everyone enjoying s'mores and a book give-away!
Ridgecrest Elementary School students celebrated Black History Month by sharing their projects and artwork on significant events and prominent African Americans.
To celebrate Read Across America Day, Beacon Heights Elementary School students read books to each other and participated in a parade showing off their storybook costumes. Governor Larry Hogan also stopped by and encouraged students to read books daily.
Paint Branch Elementary School celebrated Black History Month with a Black History Wax Museum. Students researched and developed a script and dressed as African Americans who have made lasting impacts on American History.
Congratulations to the Debate Team at Kettering Middle School who won first place in the novice division and sixth place in the overall competition.
Earlier this month, Panorama Elementary School celebrated Green Day. The school is working towards being a greener, cleaner, healthier, and safer learning institution. Students practice the 4R's (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, & Replace) and are taught how to be environmentally conscious and become agents of change for environmental stewardship. A special thank you to MOM's Organic Market for donating recycling bins to the school.
Stephen Decatur Middle School made their debut in the Washington Urban Debate League's largest tournament. The tournament was hosted at Capital City PCS with more than 80 teams from 27 schools. Students participated in a format of debate called "policy debate" that encourages substantive, research focused speeches and in depth knowledge of the topic as well as a persuasive presentation. Stephen Decatur was very successful in the competition for the first time competing.
The Robotics Team from Magnolia Elementary School recently competed in a Lego League Competition at St. Johns Catholic Middle School in Westminster, Md. The students received the "Best Dressed" Award. They also placed first in "Core Values."
to the staff and students of James H. Harrison Elementary School for winning
$1000 in the 5th Annual BGE “Wires Down” Video Challenge, a program
designed by BGE to promote awareness of electrical safety. BGE’s
Community Programs Director, Michael Davenport, presented the check to the schoolsTechnology
and Arts Integration Specialist, Jeremy Powel, who directed and produced the video. Visit http://bgevideochallenge.com/ to view the award winning video;
Joey Price, alumnus of Charles H. Flowers High School, lands among first-ever SHRM ‘30 Under 30’ cohort. Click to read the article.
Paint Branch Elementary School celebrated the Chinese New Year with a bang! Students performed and showcased their talents using Chinese musical instruments for parents.
The Hillcrest Heights ES Science Bowl Team won their first and second round in the competition on January 10. Led by science teacher Mrs. Rabara, the students were enthusiastic and excited about earning their position in the semifinals. They will compete against Forest Heights ES on February 28. Go Hawks!
French Immersion Schools Maya Angelou and Dora Kennedy in Prince George’s County are the first schools in the state to receive the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ LabelFrancÉducation Award. The recognition is given to schools who offer enhanced instruction and meet the standards for quality bilingual education as part of their curriculum.
Nearly 400 Concord Elementary School students wrote farewell letters to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama. The students poured their
hearts and souls into expressing how much they appreciate them for their service and how much they will be missed once they leave the White House.
Seat Pleasant ES fourth-grade students had an opportunity to paint a winter scene with a Trevino Paint instructor. Teachers guided students painting through a math, art, history and civics lesson while they created a geometrical 'mathterpieces'. These paintings and other items will be auctioned off on January 10 to raise money for Prince George's County Homeless House.
Mattaponi ES PTO partnered with Prince George's County District 5 Police Station to collect toys for children who are less fortunate. The Toy Drive was a HUGE success and the students learned a great lesson about caring and sharing with others!
Frederick Douglass High School Guidance Department gave the gift of happy feet this holiday season with a "Sock it to the Eagles" Sock Drive. Staff and students collected 544 pairs of socks. All socks were donated to the Prince George's County Public School Homeless Office.
The First Annual Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by Board Member Curtis Valentine and the #FatherhoodForum was a huge success!
Congratulations Phyllis E. Williams Chess Club students Noah Millhouse, Cydnee Morgan and Alexah
Mitchell. These students earned 2nd place, in their division, at the Chess
Wizards D.C. Chess Tournament. Noah Millhouse also earned a fourth place trophy in the overall competition. The competition was held at American
Congratulations to the 300 plus students from Charles Herbert Flowers High School who earned a 4.0 or higher GPA. Those students were invited to attend a Principal's luncheon at Famous Dave's.
Mom's Organic Market donated thirty-five 14-gallon recycling bins to Port Towns Elementary School through their environmental protection and restoration initiatives. The school also received $250 in store credit from Community Forklift through the Community Building Blocks (CBB) grant program.
Hillcrest Heights Elementary School parents, students, teachers, and administrators participated in a food drive that led to a Happy Thanksgiving for many families in the community. The event was a great success!
Ardmore Elementary School’s “Thanksgiving Basket of Bounty” is the school's annual tradition. The program provides eligible low-income families with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Donated items include cans of butternut squash, cranberry sauce, green beans, gravy, cream of mushroom soup, dressing, cake mix, pasta, beverages, pumpkin pie, and more. Several chosen families will also receive a whole turkey. Teachers and students decorated the boxes and baskets with heart...
On Thursday, Nov 17, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Marlton Elementary School had the opportunity to hear from college students from Prince George's Community College who shared their educational journey and experiences. They also talked about what it takes to get into college and what degrees students could earn.
The Seat Pleasant Elementary School first quarter honor roll assembly was a huge success. Here are the Principal's Award recipients. They earned straight A's!!!! Dr. Richardson and all the staff at "The Seat" are so proud of them!
America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Ridgecrest Elementary School hosted Math Night where students and their families played math related games. This year's theme was "Minute to Win It". Winners from each station received prizes.
Ridgecrest Elementary School celebrated American Education Week with a special breakfast for their outstanding teachers and staff.
Gaywood Elementary Schools Student Association hosted Kids Helping Kids Food Drive. This student led initiative brings students together to plan activities on how they can help fight huger. Students donated more than 2,000 non-perishable items that will create 15 food baskets to help students at the school.
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