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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.  

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.  
 

Superintendent to Host Budget Public Hearing

Superintendent to Host Budget Public Hearing

According to Prince George's County Public Schools: 

PGCPS To Host Public Forums On School Boundaries

PGCPS To Host Public Forums On School Boundaries

 

According to Prince George’s County Public Schools:

 

The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Office of Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries will host three public forums to provide an opportunity for students, parents and community members to share ideas on improving school boundaries. Public input will be used to develop recommendations that will be presented to the Board of Education.

Topics include addressing boundary concerns at Kingsford, Highland Park, Yorktown, and Baden elementary schools; discussing the possibility of shifting sixth grade into middle schools; adjusting boundaries for specialty programs; and ensuring that all students in a neighborhood attend the same schools.