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PGCPS Accepting Applications For Private School Students Testing For TAG Program Eligibility

PGCPS Accepting Applications For Private School Students Testing For TAG Program Eligibility

The following information was sent to us by PGCPS Office of Communications: 

 

The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Talented and Gifted Office is currently accepting applications from private school students for Testing for PGCPS Talented and Gifted (TAG) program eligibility. The testing is for students who are county residents and currently in grades 1-7 in private schools.

Laurel High School Teacher Selected as Healthy Schools Program Champion

Laurel High School Teacher Selected as Healthy Schools Program Champion

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

Henrique Vissotto, foreign language teacher at Laurel High School, is among 21 educators nationwide selected as Healthy Schools Program Champions by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Prince George's County News Flash For November 12-19

Prince George's County News Flash For November 12-19

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

Laurel High School JROTC Unit Evaluation
Nov. 15 
• 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Laurel High School • 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel
INFO: 301-497-2050

G. James Gholson Middle School Celebrates School Psychology Awareness Week
Nov. 14-18 • throughout the school day
G. James Gholson Middle School • 900 Nalley Road, Landover 
INFO: 301-883-8390
Students at G. James Gholson Middle School will write “gratitude letters” to show their appreciation during School Psychology Awareness Week.

James Madison MS, Frederick Douglass HS Join Prestigious IB Network

James Madison MS, Frederick Douglass HS Join Prestigious IB Network

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

James Madison Middle School and Frederick Douglass High School are now officially part of the network of campuses that offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme.

An extension of the rigorous IB Diploma program, the Middle Years Programme’s guiding philosophy is to develop an academically-proficient, globally-minded learner. Frederick Douglass and James Madison had been working collaboratively towards becoming IB World Schools since 2008. The schools received notification on Oct. 17 that they were formally authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme, making them the only IB World Schools in Prince George’s County Public Schools.  

Prince George's County Public Schools Release New E-Alert Notification System

Prince George's County Public Schools Release New E-Alert Notification System

According to Prince George’s County Public Schools, the county is using a new e-alert system to provide PGCPS staff, parents and community members with more options for updates and information. 

Starting now, users can sign up for emergency alerts, newsletters and information about upcoming events by email or text message. Subscription options may be changed at any time.

To sign up, visit www.pgcps.org and click the PGCPS Alerts Text and Email button. 

For more information, contact senior web specialist Max Pugh at 301-952-6002 or mpugh@pgcps.org.
 

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

 

The following information was sent to us by Jo Deutsch: 

 

Today Eleanor Roosevelt High School students announced that they will be heading to New York City November 12-13thto compete in the annual Quidditch World Cup V.  Quidditch is the sport based on the fictional game coined in the Harry Potter series.  
 

College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program Presents Rushern Baker Lecture

College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program Presents Rushern Baker Lecture

 

The following information was sent to us by Greig Stewart:

College Park Scholars Public Leadership program will welcome Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern Baker, to speak to students on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Tyser Auditorium in Van Munching Hall on the campus of the University of Maryland. CAFÉ, The Cultural Academy of Excellence, will perform after the lecture. Baker’s presentation is the first lecture of the College Park Scholars 2011-2012 Lecture Series