Prince George’s County Public Schools’ recent annual Principal for a Day event drew more than 100 partners to schools throughout the county.

Board of Education Vice Chair Carolyn M. Boston visited a Capitol Heights Elementary School classroom as she shadowed Principal Nina Lattimore for the Nov. 14 event.

Community Town Hall

The public is invited to attend the semi-annual PGCPS District 7 Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at William Beanes Elementary School in Suitland.

The event is hosted each year by K. Alexander Wallace, District 7 board member, for the students, families, educators and communities of the district to discuss matters before the Board of Education and PGCPS.

Issues and concerns include inequitable school funding, new school construction, and updates on Board of Education initiatives such as Community Schools and the PGCPS Family Institute.

For more information, email kalexander.wallace@pgcps.org.

Choir Releases ‘Celebration of Music’

The Largo High School Choir has released its new 15-track album, “Rejoice! A Celebration of Music,” now on sale.

The choir is directed by Brandon Felder, chair of the Largo Performing Arts Department.

The album can be purchased from Felder at Largo High School, as well as online at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Proceeds from the album sales will be go towards the Largo Music Department and the choir’s New Robes Attire project.

The choir will be in concert with neighboring schools on Dec. 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

State Football Champs

Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School’s football team won its fourth consecutive state football championship Friday, defeating Quince Orchard High 38-20.

Led by head coach DaLawn Parrish, the Upper Marlboro school went 14-0 for the season.

Education Conference

The Male Educator Network in conjunction with the Men of PGCPS will host the “Redefining Manhood in Education” conference on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Oxon Hill High School.

Topics of discussion will include student/teacher relations and informal mentoring of male students.

Interested parties do not have to be a PGCPS employee to attend. For more information, go to www.pgcps.org.

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