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Prince George's County Public Schools Welcome Back Kick-Off!

Prince George's County Public Schools Welcome Back Kick-Off!

 

On Wednesday, August 17th at 9:30 a.m., teachers from Barack Obama Elementary School and Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School will come together to kick-off the start of a new school year with an exciting welcome back celebration. Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School band and cheerleaders will open up the celebration with melodious sounds and chants. 

WHERE:       Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro

 

For more information on this topic, please contact (301) 952-6001 or communications@pgcps.org

Back To School Expo at The Mall at Prince Georges

Back To School Expo at The Mall at Prince Georges

 

Back to School Expo, Saturday, August 13, 10am - 4pm

Prince George's County Seniors Awarded Scholarships

Prince George's County Seniors Awarded Scholarships

 

 

Upper Marlboro, MD:  Sheriff Melvin C. High hosted a reception on  Monday, August 8th,  to present scholarship awards to four Prince George’s County high school graduates from the Class of 2011.  Sheriff High said the scholarship was established to honor county youth for dedication to their education and to community, and to encourage young people to aspire to be the best human beings they can be. Ten finalists were chosen from among the 43 applicants after which a selection committee of four chose the winners.

 

New Principals in Place for Upcoming School Year

New Principals in Place for Upcoming School Year

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has recently approved the appointment of 44 new leaders to ensure that all principals are in place prior to the August 22 start of the 2011-2012 school year.


PGCPS develops its own pool of highly effective leaders by providing targeted professional development opportunities for principals and specialized training for teachers who are aspiring to be leaders. Currently, there is a pool of more than 200 qualified applicants seeking principal positions in Prince George's County.

Principals for Northview Elementary School, Yorktown Elementary School, James Duckworth Special Center, and Oxon Hill Middle School are expected to be named soon.

Prince George’s County Public Schools Agrees to Pay $4.2 Million for Violations

 

This information comes to us from Office of Public Affairs:

 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has obtained an agreement for Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools system to pay $4,222,146 in back wages due 1,044 workers to resolve violations of the H-1B temporary foreign worker program.  Investigators from the department found that PGCPS illegally reduced the wages of the H-1B workers by requiring them to pay fees that the school system was required to pay. 

The H-1B program allows employers to hire foreign professionals in certain specialty occupations to work temporarily in the U.S.  Workers hired under the H-1B program must be paid at least the same wage rates and benefits as those paid to U.S. workers doing the same job in the same area,

Student Test Scores Show Improvement in Prince George's County

 

Prince George’s County has had its share of bad news in recent weeks, but student test scores were a silver lining.

Results of the 2011 Maryland State Assessments were released last week that showed significant improvement in elementary and middle school students over last year in both reading and math.

“The rate of growth in reading and math for Prince George's County has outpaced most other counties across the state which we are very excited about,” said Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.

Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

Summer Food Service Program Ensures Students Don't Go Hungry

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

 Although Maryland is home to three of the richest counties in the nation (Howard, Montgomery and Calvert), 11.1 percent of households in Maryland (or 1 in 9) face a constant struggle against hunger. When schools are closed during the summer months, students who receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year are at risk for not receiving the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow.