• 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
  • Problem Solving



    While at Problem Solving students will participate as a team to overcome physical obstacles that represent environmental issues and concepts. Each obstacle requires group effort and problem solving skills to be completed, and helps promote team building and communication. Group discussion concentrating on cooperation and communication skills will follow each activity.

    Most groups can expect to accomplish between 2-4 activities in 1 1/4 hours depending on the obstacles and the group. You are the facilitator. It is your job to help make sure the students stay on task and do not get hurt. You may need to help them identify why they are having difficulty.  Use the time after each activity to discuss it. This is where much of the learning and understanding of how and why things did or did not work takes place. Discuss the specific situations that arise relative to your group.  (What worked and what did not?  What would you do differently and why?) 

    Problem Solving Booklet