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Prince George’s County Education Briefs: Ready to Lead Program

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, students from Crossland, DuVal, Northwestern and Parkdale high schools attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Ready to Lead program. They joined other students from across the region for an intensive one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students in grades nine and 10 with the tools and training necessary to prepare for college. Students also participated in a mentoring session, where they heard from local Latino professionals and college students about their journey to success and why completing high school and pursuing a college education are attainable.


Hispanic College Fair

The National Hispanic College Fair for Prince George’s County Public Schools students will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Prince George’s Community College. Latino students in grades 11 and 12 from across the county will participate in the fair. The event is free and will provide students with access to college and university representatives from all over the country. This annual program was held for the first time in Prince George’s County in the fall of 2014 in order to accommodate the large and growing Latino population in the county.


Science Bowl Competition Dates

AIRS: Oct. 12-18 – Deerfield Run vs. Rogers Heights

Oct. 26-Nov. 1 – WINNERS PLAY GAME 3

AIRS: Oct. 19-25 – Mother Jones vs. Ridgecrest

Oct. 26-Nov. 1 – WINNERS PLAY GAME 3

Oct. 20 – Carole Highlands vs. James Harrison

AIRS: NOV. 30-DEC. 6 6 • Calverton vs. Greenbelt

Dec. 14-Jan. 3 – WINNERS PLAY GAME 3

Nov. 10 – Fort Foote vs. Hillcrest Heights

AIRS: Dec. 7-13 – Allenwood vs. Forest Heights

Dec. 14-Jan. 3 – WINNERS PLAY GAME 3

All shows are posted on YouTube, which can be accessed at the schools’ website: www.pgcps.org.

The Science Bowl normally airs on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Channel 38 at the following times:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 1 and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays –10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • For more information, call: 301-386-1619.

Schools Closed Friday, Oct. 16

Maryland State Education Association Convention

Thousands of educators from across the state will convene in Ocean City, Maryland, for two days, Oct. 16-17, for the 2015 MSEA Convention themed 150 Years: Inspiring Learning, Building the Future.

Highlights will include a commercial exhibition that provides exhibitors an opportunity to share education-related services and programs with educators and professional development workshops that will focus on critical issues faced by new, midcareer, and veteran educators.


Credit Union at Crossland High School

Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Maryland, has a credit union on site that’s run by the staff and students. Students, staff and parents can apply for membership to the credit union, which comes under sponsorship of the Transit Employees Federal Credit Union.

The school’s branch is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch.

Percys Felder, student branch director, can be reached at 202-528-7651.


Teaching and Learning Conference

The second annual Teaching and Learning Conference, themed Literacy Across the Content Areas, was held on Friday, Oct. 2 at various school in Prince George’s County.

The conference brought together principals, assistant principals, teachers, teaching staff, counselors, and administrators from several content areas for a day of learning and engaging. Attendees participated in a variety of sessions based on their content area while also gaining valuable insight on how to better prepare students for college and beyond.

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