• Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30 a.m.

    Martes, el 22 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.

    National Elementary Honor Society

    Barack Obama Elementary Chapter



    National Elementary Honor Society is one of the most prestigious honors that can be awarded to an elementary student. Barack Obama Elementary is proud to have a National Elementary Honor Society chapter in our school for students in grades 4 and 5. Our chapter practices five goals: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. The National Elementary Honor Society strives to recognize the total student: One who excels in all of these areas. The standards for possible selection are based on the following criteria:


    A GPA of 3.5 and above is required in all classes/subjects for three consecutive semesters—fourth semester from previous school year, first and second semesters of the current school year.



    Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character
    All must be demonstrated through activities, volunteering, and teacher evaluations.


    Membership into NEHS is more than just an honor. It incurs a responsibility and an obligation to demonstrate the outstanding qualities that NEHS embodies. Each member will be required to complete community service hours. Individual members have the responsibility to choose an individual service project that they wish to fulfill as part of their hours. As an NEHS chapter we will have the opportunity to complete community service hours as a group. 

    2016-17 National Elementary Honor Society Meeting Dates

    All current members of the Barack Obama Elementary Honor Society Chapter are required to attend meetings to remain in good standing. We realize our Honor Society members are active in other school and community activities. Therefore to remain in good standing, members are required to attend 90% of the meeting dates listed below.

    Meetings will be held on Mondays from 2:00 – 3:30.




    September 26

    October 10

    October 24

    November 14

    November 28

    December 12

    January 16

    January 23

    February 13

    February 27

    March 13

    April 10

    April 24

    May 8

    May 22

    June TBA




    I pledge to uphold

    The high purposes of the National Elementary Honor Society

    to which I have been selected;

    I will be true to the principles for which it stands;

    And will maintain and encourage

    High standards of scholarship, responsibility, service, and