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    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. Our school theme is, "Passport to Discovery, Take a Trip Through Learning at Our World Class Academy!"

    It has always been my philosophy that all children can learn when placed in an environment that is conducive to learning. In order to produce and uphold such an environment, it is essential that we maintain a home/school/community partnership that promotes distinction. I will uphold exceptionally high standards for student achievement, both socially and academically. Personally, I have observed firsthand what students are capable of when they are encouraged to sustain an attitude that fosters high expectations and low excuses.

    The Samuel P. Massie Academy staff is committed to excellence. This school year will be filled with rigorous academic instruction and high levels of student achievement. When you visit our school and classrooms, you will observe teachers aggressively and consistently using a variety of strategies that promote and accelerate high levels of achievement. It will be characterized by small group instruction provided on each ability level, hands on activities, assessments with feedback, use of scaffolding with models and rubrics to transfer information from the concrete to the abstract, technology based home/school communications, and effective classroom management.

    I believe that we have the best school, best staff, best students, and best parents in Prince George’s County Public Schools. This will be reflected in our continual accomplishments this school year. Our focus for the year is to improve student achievement in all areas. You will notice more rigor with College and Career Readiness Standards. We are preparing our students to be “College and Career Ready”!

    This year we would like to welcome our Resident Principal, Ms. Jessica Coley to our team.

    Yours in education,
    Mrs. Michelle H. Pegram


    Thought: Failure does not exist. Everything is a process of learning, and experiences we are entitled to live. If you can learn something positive, you have success!