• Friday, January 18, 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.


    Viernes, el 18 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
  • French students fly to Mars

    French students fly to Mars
    French CLC crew
    French high school exchange students joined American French immersion students from Prince George’s County Public School’s (PGCPS) Central High School in a flight of Expedition Mars at Challenger of Lanham, MD on November 2, 2017. The French students and their American counterparts experienced the voyage of a lifetime, shuttling back and forth between Mars and its moon, Phobos. They narrowly escaped an asteroid collision that blasted out a large crater on Mars. Later, they built a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to explore deep inside the crater, where they positively identified the presence of water. The Mission Commander and Flight Directors report that all the students performed to expectations. They coped well with the challenges, occasional disappointments, and malfunctions.

    Following their mission, the students went next door to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. With this double exposure to STEM activities and STEM careers, PGCPS may just have played host to future members of a Mars colony!
    Submitted by Russ Waugh, Lead Flight Director, Lanham