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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.  

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.
 

University of Phoenix Maryland Campus Names New Campus Director

University of Phoenix Maryland Campus Names New Campus Director

 

University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private university and leader in providing educational opportunities for today’s working learner, today announced the appointment of Josh Chumley as campus director for the University’s Maryland campus. Chumley will oversee all campus operations including academic affairs, enrollment, finance and student and alumni services for the University’s four Maryland locations. 

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

 

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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.  
 

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, November 8

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, November 8

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