Monday, May 20, 2013
Baseball's Iron Man delivered the commencement address Sunday at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Drawing on his experience with talent, attitude, and success in professional baseball, hall of famer Cal Ripken, Jr. delivered the University of Maryland commencement address Sunday at the Comcast Center in College Park. The "Iron Man"—best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles—spoke to some 7,000 members of the class of 2013 along with their family, friends, and professors. Recalling his transformation from a headstrong rookie to American League MVP, Ripken urged each student to "thoroughly examine your attitude, to make it positive, and to go forth and make your mark on this world." Ripken, who was raised in Aberdeen, played shortstop and third base for Orioles from 1981 to 2001. He is one of …
The job fair will be held in Upper Marlboro on June 1.
Prince George's County Public Schools are recruiting school bus drivers and will host a job fair on June 1. The position offers a starting salary of $16.68 per hour, but drivers can advance to $30 per hour. Drivers will be provided with commercial drivers license training when hired. According to the county schools: Offered benefits include health insurance, dental, vision and retirement plan(s). A complete history driving record is required for Maryland drivers, and a full history driving record is required for District of Columbia drivers. Those attending the job fair must bring their complete or full history driving record and current DOT card. Eligible candidates may not have more than three previous points in their complete driving …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the Bowie State class of 2013 why education is important.
In a speech celebrating the history of Bowie State University and the struggles of African Americans forced to fight for their education, First Lady Michelle Obama told the class of 2013 on Friday that it was time to "feel hungry" again. “For generations, in many parts of this country it was illegal for black people to get an education,” Obama said, telling tales of students who were threatened, teachers who were beaten and schools that were burned when African American first sought education. “But despite the risks, students flocked to these schools in droves,” she said, speaking to a crowd of thousands at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center in College Park. Bowie State—Maryland’s oldest historically black university—was founded…
Friday, May 17, 2013
You can register for any course in the fall semester up until 11:59 p.m. the day before classes begin.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three stations will be closed along the Green Line in Prince George's County the weekend of May 17-19, according to WMATA.
If you were hoping to avoid some of the traffic along Route 1 this weekend, when thousands of University of Maryland students and their families will be on campus for commencement, take note that three Metro stations will be closed along the Green Line. According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, College Park metro station will be closed this weekend along with the Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza stations while crews perform track upgrades—"including tie and insulator renewal, interlocking maintenance and work associated with construction of a new test track for 7000-series railcars." The stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and will reopen Monday morning. However, if you must use metro to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The applicants are vying for four open seats on Prince George's County Board of Education, county officials told The Washington Post.
Interest in being on the Prince George's County Board of Education has peaked since County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's legislation passed to expand the school board and appoint the chief of the school district. According to The Washington Post, about 160 people applied for the four open positions on the school board. Baker's education liaison, Christian Rhodes, told the Post that applicants vary from active parents, CEOs, university professors and civic leaders. Read more about the school board applicants on The Washington Post.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
According to Prince George's County Public Schools, the student has a 4.1 GPA.
Margo Jeanty, a Northwestern High School senior, was highlighted this week as Prince George's County Public Schools "Scholar of the Week." Although her 4.1 GPA may have a lot to do with why Jeanty was chosen, it may also be due to her vast amount of extracurriculars—band, soccer, softball, Mentors Care, Book Club, University of Maryland Astronomy Program for High School Students, Leadership Cares, National Honor Society, Math Honors Society— and her love of helping others. She mentors and tutors others and finds great satisfaction in doing so. Jeanty was accepted into UMBC and the Honors College Program and University of Maryland.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Prince George's County executive says he's dedicated to finding the 'best new leader' for public schools.
Following last week's announcement that interim Prince George's County Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley would resign early, County Executive Rushern L. Baker III is pledging to help find "the best new leader" for the school district. Baker released the following statement: “Over the past school year, the Prince George’s County Public School System has been in transition of leadership. I respect Dr. Crawley and appreciate his work here; we wish him well in his future endeavors. I will work with the Board of Education to ensure a smooth transition and offer my top staff and the rest of County Government to assist in any way possible. I want to ensure the parents, students, teachers and employees of Prince George’s County that I am…
Monday, April 29, 2013
A look at the lunch menu this week in Prince George's County Public Schools.
Hungry for some school lunch this week? There are several options for Prince George's County Public Schools students in the menu attached to this post.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Keep up to date on Prince George's County Board of Education.
Follow along with the agenda, posted alongside this article. Detailed agendas can be found here.