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Prince George's County News Flash For November 12-19

Prince George's County News Flash For November 12-19

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

Laurel High School JROTC Unit Evaluation
Nov. 15 
• 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Laurel High School • 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel
INFO: 301-497-2050

G. James Gholson Middle School Celebrates School Psychology Awareness Week
Nov. 14-18 • throughout the school day
G. James Gholson Middle School • 900 Nalley Road, Landover 
INFO: 301-883-8390
Students at G. James Gholson Middle School will write “gratitude letters” to show their appreciation during School Psychology Awareness Week.

Prince George's County Public Schools Release New E-Alert Notification System

Prince George's County Public Schools Release New E-Alert Notification System

According to Prince George’s County Public Schools, the county is using a new e-alert system to provide PGCPS staff, parents and community members with more options for updates and information. 

Starting now, users can sign up for emergency alerts, newsletters and information about upcoming events by email or text message. Subscription options may be changed at any time.

To sign up, visit www.pgcps.org and click the PGCPS Alerts Text and Email button. 

For more information, contact senior web specialist Max Pugh at 301-952-6002 or mpugh@pgcps.org.
 

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

 

The following information was sent to us by Jo Deutsch: 

 

Today Eleanor Roosevelt High School students announced that they will be heading to New York City November 12-13thto compete in the annual Quidditch World Cup V.  Quidditch is the sport based on the fictional game coined in the Harry Potter series.  
 

College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program Presents Rushern Baker Lecture

College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program Presents Rushern Baker Lecture

 

The following information was sent to us by Greig Stewart:

College Park Scholars Public Leadership program will welcome Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern Baker, to speak to students on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Tyser Auditorium in Van Munching Hall on the campus of the University of Maryland. CAFÉ, The Cultural Academy of Excellence, will perform after the lecture. Baker’s presentation is the first lecture of the College Park Scholars 2011-2012 Lecture Series

 

Parents Invited to 'Ask MCPS' On October 6th

Parents Invited to 'Ask MCPS' On October 6th

According to Montgomery County Public School's,

Parents are invited to visit with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) central office staff on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in the first "Ask MCPS" event of the 2011-2012 school year.


Bilingual staff will be available for coffee, conversation and to answer parents' questions about programs and services in the school system.

The event will be held at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.  Call 301-279-3100 for more information.


For more information about the "Ask MCPS" event and the Department of Family and Community Partnerships, visit the MCPS website.
 

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

The following information was sent to us by Rockville Public Information Office:

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students remains strong and is higher than the rest of the state, regardless of the formula used to calculate it. 
  The Maryland State Department of Education calculated the graduation rate using two different formulas this year as part of the annual Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report for high schools. The graduation rate was calculated using the “leaver rate,” which has been used for the past decade, and the new “cohort rate,” which is being used for the first time. 
  Under the leaver rate, the graduation rate for the class of 2011 was 90.7 percent, slightly higher than 2010 (90.1 percent) and higher than the state’s 2011 leaver rate (87 percent). 
 

Quince Orchard Marching Cougars To Perform At The White House Ellipse

Quince Orchard Marching Cougars To Perform At The White House Ellipse

 

Field Show USA will take Marching Bands from the traditional football field performance and place them right in the center of our nation's capital. It will take place on October 10, 2011at The White House Ellipse, and will feature marching bands from across the USA. The Marching Cougars of Quince Orchard High School (Gaithersburg, MD), two-time Maryland State Band Champions will compete in this event at 11:15am.

The event will begin with a combined Marching Band performance of "America the Beautiful" and our "National Anthem."  This will be performed in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.