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College Fair for Prince George's County Students

The Prince George's County community notice comes to us from Sha Von T. McConnell:

From 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on November 18, Prince George's County school students and their parents will be able to receive college and career information through handouts, exhibits, and opportunities to speak with representatives of higher education institutions.

The college fair will be held at Largo High School at 505 Largo Road in Largo.

For more information, call 301-808-8880.

Happy college hunting!

A New Era of Education in Prince George’s County

Photo source: gazette.com

The recent elections, a few weeks ago, marked a changing of the times in Prince George’s County and its educational system.  Edward Burroughs, at just the tender age of 18 years old, became the youngest elected official in the state of Maryland, as he was elected as a member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.  This year marked the first time that voters of this county had the opporunity to vote for school board members.  His victory over his opponent, Steven Morris, proved to be a historic change in a county desperate for improvement in education.

Capital One Bank Invests in Literacy at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary in Prince George’s County

Langley Park McCormick Elementary in Hyattsville will celebrate the grand opening of its new library on Saturday, October 23, 2010.  Through a generous grant from Capital One Bank, the Heart of America Foundation design team will work with Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School’s staff to transform their existing library into a brand new library with age-appropriate reading material for students.  Approximately 50 Capital One Bank volunteers will work over a two-day period to transform the library - from painting, to assembling furniture, to sorting and stocking books.  Over 3,700 books will be provided by Capital One Bank, including 1,000 new books for the library as well as five books for each student to take home to begin building their own home library.

Special guests include: 

12 Marching Bands Showcase Their Talent

Marching bands from Charles Herbert Flowers, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., DuVal,
Friendly, Gwynn Park, High Point, Largo, Laurel, Northwestern, Oxon Hill, Potomac,
and Surrattsville high schools will come together to showcase their talents for the
community during the 2010 Marching Band Showcase.

Each year, the annual Marching Band Showcase provides high school marching
bands the opportunity to perform for each other and the community in a non-competitive setting. Prince George's County high school marching bands that participated in the Band Assessment Festival the previous spring are eligible to participate, and two adjudicators will provide performance feedback to the bands and their directors.

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this fun, family
event. Tickets are $5 per person; elementary school students and younger will be
admitted free with a paying adult.

Parents and Youth Conference Encourages Parents to Get Involved

WHO: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association Council

WHAT: Parent and Youth Conference:

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

7601 Hanover Parkway • Greenbelt


In partnership with the Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association

(PTA) Council, Prince George’s County Public Schools will sponsor a Parent and Youth

Conference with the theme “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth.”

The free conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by

representatives from the national PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), the

Prince George’s County will Benefit from $115 Million in Federal Stimulus to Boost Internet Speed

Prince George’s County’s elementary schools and other public buildings will soon have some of the fastest broadband Internet connections in the nation, thanks to a $115 million federal grant awarded to the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Over the next three years, the grant will enable the construction of high-speed fiber optic broadband connections to 115 County facilities, including every public elementary school and many libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. The fiber network will also serve as a platform for private-sector companies to build “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses in areas of the County where residents are currently underserved.