Bowie High School Cadet Ashton Burton was one of 21 nationwide participants to complete the Flight Academy program and receive his private pilot's license. (Courtesy of PGCPS)
Bowie High School Cadet Ashton Burton was one of 21 nationwide participants to complete the Flight Academy program and receive his private pilot's license. (Courtesy of PGCPS)

Bowie High School Cadet Ashton Burton has completed an intensive eight-week “Flight Academy” program at Delaware State University to become a FAA Certified Private Pilot.

Burton was one of 21 participants from across the country to complete the program and receive his private pilot’s license.

With plans to become a naval aviator, Burton entered the program with no flying experience and earned 35 hours of classroom aviation academics, more than 45 hours of flight training and 17 hours of solo flights to receive his license.

‘Ready to Reconnect’ Tidbits

PGCPS officials were excited to welcome students back to school on Wednesday, Sept. 8!

“Before and After School Extended Learning” programs are now Vendor Managed Childcare Programs (VMCCP).

The school system is also pleased to announce that two additional vendors – “Champions” and “Sanbridge Early Learning Center”– have been selected to provide school-age child care for selected sites.

In addition, “AlphaBEST Education” program services will be expanded to more schools. Parents should contact the vendor representatives to demonstrate interest in using the vendor’s services.

More specific instructions regarding enrollment will be distributed once the site capacities are determined by Maryland State Department of Education – Office of Child Care.

However, keep in mind that an expression of interest to enroll does not guarantee enrollment.

Math Tutoring Grades 9 – 12

Math tutors will assist students with independent assignments in Algebra 1 & 2, Foundations for College Algebra, Geometry, Applications in Algebra, Quantitative Modeling, Probability & Statistics, Maryland College and Career Readiness Mathematics (MCCR), Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.

They will also teach students mathematical concepts, processes, and computations within these courses.

Tutoring will be provided from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Text a Tutor: (301) 200-1827

Email a Tutor: PGHStutors@carnegielearning.com

‘Homework Support Suite’

Student Population: Grades K-12

The Homework Support Suite is available for students whether learning from home or on the go. Interested students can access live tutoring in English and Spanish, practice tests for college entrance, databases, and research tools.

For more information, please see the PGCMLS Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 13 should not submit any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, email address, etc.) to any website, per federal COPPA requirements.

Temporary Library Closings

The Hillcrest Heights Branch Library remains closed for construction and will reopen this fall. The book drop is closed during this time as well. Please contact “Ask a Librarian” at (240) 455-5451 with any questions.

The temporary Hyattsville Branch Library also remains closed in preparation for relocation to the new branch building.

Stay tuned for an announcement about its grand re-opening in the coming months.

Fall Virtual Learning Program Tidbits (Grades K-6)

Limited seats are available for students who want to continue virtual learning.

The program will be discontinued once the vaccine is available for students in these grade levels.

The program also adheres to regular elementary and middle school schedules and students may be assigned to virtual teachers not from their school.

Families will have the opportunity to return for in-person instruction at the end of the first semester in January.

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