Scholar of the Week Ma'kayla Cayard (PGCPS photo)
Scholar of the Week Ma'kayla Cayard (PGCPS photo)

Scholar of the Week Ma’kayla Cayard, a senior at Largo High School, speaks softly but carries a large stick — a drumstick to be exact.

Accomplished with a 4.167 grade point average, Ma’kayla takes Advanced Placement courses in world history, biology and American government/politics, and is a dual-enrollment student at Prince George’s Community College. Currently serving as a percussionist section leader, she also plays the cymbals and flute.

In addition, Ma’kayla is a member of the National Honor Society and the Class of 2020 Student Council.

Her love for helping and caring for others inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.

She plans to attend North Carolina A&T University and enjoys hanging out with her friends in her spare time.

CEO’s Listening Sessions

Prince George’s County Schools CEO Monica Goldson wants to hear from you and will be available at the following listening sessions.

Attendees can learn about the CEO’s plans for the school year as well as share their ideas, concerns and solutions:

Oct. 17
6:30-8 p.m.
Oxon Hill High School
6701 Leyte Drive
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Oct. 21
6:30-8 p.m.
Laurel High School
8000 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707

Nov. 5
6:30-8 p.m.
Fairmont Heights High School
6501 Columbia Park Road
Landover, MD 20785

School Showcases

PGCPS’ high school program showcase is Wednesday, Oct. 16 and the pre-K-8 showcase is Thursday, Oct. 17. Meet program directors and teachers, watch student demonstrations, take away informational brochures and flyers and learn how and when to apply to programs of interest.

College Application Night

College Application Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Largo High School. The event serves as an opportunity for high school seniors and families to receive guidance applying to college and speak with college and university admissions counselors for possible on-site admittance and waived application fees.

The event is also being expanded to include a college fair where students can speak with more than 35 colleges and university admissions counselors.

The following colleges are providing onsite admissions:

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Trinity Washington University
Morgan State University
Radford University
Lincoln University
Bowie State University

Interested students should bring the following documents:

– Official high school transcripts.
– Official SAT or ACT scores.
– Letters of recommendation.

National Blue Ribbon

Glenarden Woods Elementary has been named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education after receiving the state blue ribbon last year.

The school also recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification through the United States Green Building Council.

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