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Prince George's County Update

Prince George's County Update




Board of Education FAB/CIP Meeting Rescheduled for December 20


MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.


WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

6th Grader Dies at Prince George's County School

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County elementary school is mourning the death of a sixth-grade student.

The acting principal at J. Frank Dent Elementary in Fort Washington issued a statement Monday, saying the student had died but that the death was not a result of any injury sustained at the school.

The student was not identified.

Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says rescuers were dispatched to the school Monday morning after the student suffered some kind of medical emergency. Medics performed CPR and took the student to a hospital.

Grief counselors were called to the school.

Prince George's County Police Questioned by FBI About Beating of University of Maryland Student

Prince George's County Police Questioned by FBI About Beating of University of Maryland  Student

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)- Prince George's County police officers are being interviewed by FBI agents about a video taped beating of a University of Maryland student.

The video was taken in March and shows three officers beating student John McKenna after a basketball game.

Prince George's County police chief Roberto Hylton says a deputy chief told him Thursday night that FBI agents knocked on the doors of several county officers to interview them.

According to a department spokesman, agents planned to talk to as many as 40 officers Thursday night and Friday morning.

The officers involved in the beati

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.

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.