Thursday, May 23, 2013
An Upper Marlboro doctor discusses how schools prepare to safeguard students with allergies.
Q: I just heard that there are some states that require public schools to have epinephrine injectors not targeted for a specific child available in case of an emergency. Is this safe? - Sydney, Crofton A: This is a perfect topic to discuss as Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, was last week. What you are referring to is called the “stock” epinephrine law, which has been enacted by about 20 states thus far, including Maryland and Virginia. It requires schools to keep epinephrine stocked for use in case of an emergency for children who do not have their own prescription epinephrine injectors at the school. When someone comes into contact with a food allergen, an immune response is triggered and …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
School drama club president recognized for leading diverse drama club at predominantly African-American high school.
Ebony Perry, a senior at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro has been recognized by Princeton University for her work to improve race relations at her school. Perry was awarded the Washington, DC Princeton Prize in Race Relations for her leadership of her school's drama club. According to a press release from the Prince George's County Public School system, the Henry A. Wise Drama Club is one of the most diverse student groups in the predominantly African-American school. “Ebony’s leadership and energizing personality play a huge role in creating that sense of community,” said teacher Michael Dombroski, who recommended Perry for the award, in the PGCPS press release. The $1,000 prize is part of a national awards program …
Monday, May 20, 2013
County cheerleaders received national recognition when they competed in the U.S. Finals Cheerleading and Dance National Competition in Virginia Beach, VA.
Middle and high school-aged cheerleaders from Prince George's County Public Schools were recognized at a national competition. PGCPS cheerleaders competed against other cheerleaders from across the country in different catergories or cheer superiority—including Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV) Advanced, Varsity and JV Intermediate—at the U.S. Finals Cheerleading and Dance National Competition in Virginia Beach, VA. Winning PGCPS cheerleaders include: Walker Mill Middle School placed in the top ten nationally in their category. PGCPS cheerleaders ranked as the following in the U.S.:
The job fair will be held in Upper Marlboro on June 1.
Prince George's County Public Schools are recruiting school bus drivers and will host a job fair on June 1. The position offers a starting salary of $16.68 per hour, but drivers can advance to $30 per hour. Drivers will be provided with commercial drivers license training when hired. According to the county schools: Offered benefits include health insurance, dental, vision and retirement plan(s). A complete history driving record is required for Maryland drivers, and a full history driving record is required for District of Columbia drivers. Those attending the job fair must bring their complete or full history driving record and current DOT card. Eligible candidates may not have more than three previous points in their complete driving …
Friday, May 17, 2013
You can register for any course in the fall semester up until 11:59 p.m. the day before classes begin.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three stations will be closed along the Green Line in Prince George's County the weekend of May 17-19, according to WMATA.
If you were hoping to avoid some of the traffic along Route 1 this weekend, when thousands of University of Maryland students and their families will be on campus for commencement, take note that three Metro stations will be closed along the Green Line. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, College Park metro station will be closed this weekend along with the Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza stations while crews perform track upgrades—"including tie and insulator renewal, interlocking maintenance and work associated with construction of a new test track for 7000-series railcars." The stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and will reopen Monday morning. However, if you must use metro to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The applicants are vying for four open seats on Prince George's County Board of Education, county officials told The Washington Post.
Interest in being on the Prince George's County Board of Education has peaked since County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's legislation passed to expand the school board and appoint the chief of the school district. According to The Washington Post, about 160 people applied for the four open positions on the school board. Baker's education liaison, Christian Rhodes, told the Post that applicants vary from active parents, CEOs, university professors and civic leaders. Read more about the school board applicants on The Washington Post.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Albert Lewis teaches language arts at Walker Mill Middle School.
A language arts teacher at Walker Mill Middle School in Capitol Heights was named Prince George's County Public Schools 2013 "Teacher of the Year" in a ceremony Thursday night in Greenbelt. According to the county's press release on the award, Lewis began teaching in PGCPS schools as a substitute teacher in 2006. After earning his teaching certificate through the school system's Resident Teacher Program, he began teaching language arts at Walker Mill in 2007. “Mr. Lewis brings a wealth of intellect, experience, and expertise to the job,” said Walker Mill Principal Nicole Clifton. “His dedication and passion for the craft and his community is evident in his instruction and other areas, as well.” In addition to teaching, Lewis serves as team…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Prince George's County executive says he's dedicated to finding the 'best new leader' for public schools.
Following last week's announcement that interim Prince George's County Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley would resign early, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is pledging to help find "the best new leader" for the school district. Baker released the following statement: “Over the past school year, the Prince George’s County Public School System has been in transition of leadership. I respect Dr. Crawley and appreciate his work here; we wish him well in his future endeavors. I will work with the Board of Education to ensure a smooth transition and offer my top staff and the rest of County Government to assist in any way possible. I want to ensure the parents, students, teachers and employees of Prince George’s County that I am…
Monday, April 29, 2013
A look at the lunch menu this week in Prince George's County Public Schools.
Hungry for some school lunch this week? There are several options for Prince George's County Public Schools students in the menu attached to this post.