Friday, May 24, 2013
The mother of Divesh Riza, a refugee from Nepal, was denied a visa to attend his graduation next week.
High school graduations are traditionally a time for family celebration, but for one soon-to-be Parkdale grad, there will be one important person missing from the festivities at the Comcast Center on Thursday. Tara Sangroula, the mother of Parkdale High School senior Divesh Riza, was denied a visitor's visa to come to the United States from Nepal to watch her son graduate, Fox 5 reports. Riza is a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which will fully pay his college tuition, according to Fox 5. He is United States legally with is father and sister as refugees, and said he thinks they reason his mother's visa was denied is that the government fears she will not return to Nepal following the graduation. Riza told Fox 5 that this …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Christine D. Sarbanes Award honors an educator 'who works avidly to promote reading.'
Clinton Smith, a 10th grade English teacher at Parkdale High School, is the winner of the 2013 Christine D. Sarbanes Award, the Maryland Humanities Council announced Friday. Named after the educator, former MHC board member, and late wife of retired U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, the annual award honors a Maryland teacher "who works avidly to promote reading in his or her school." Smith, a New Orleans native and Davidson College graduate, "has been a tour de force since joining the staff [of Parkdale], obtaining over 1200 books for students through book drives, grants, and personal donations," according to the council. Smith's students improved by more than two reading levels last year and are on a similar pace this year, the MHC said in a…
Monday, August 20, 2012
For thousands of area students, Monday was a day of new grades, new books, and new faces.
Armed with backpacks, pencils, and a fresh set of summer memories, over 100,000 Prince George's County students returned to class Monday morning, marking the start of the 2012-13 school year. The opening bell rings at a time of change for county schools, with outgoing superintendent William R. Hite bound for a new job in Philadelphia. Officials announced Friday that Alvin Crawley, a veteran educator from District of Columbia Public Schools, will serve as his interim replacement. But on Monday, the focus was on thousands of personal transitions: new grades, new books, and new faces. At William Wirt Middle, the scene was a mix of excited students, encouraging family members, and a miniature traffic jam of SUVs and yellow buses—sure signs …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Nina Manio was awarded $1,000 to attend Prince George's Community College.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Submitted by the Office of the Sheriff, Prince George's County: Sheriff Melvin C. High awarded scholarships to three 2012 Melvin C. High scholarship recipients and welcomed their friends and families Tuesday at the second annual scholarship awards and reception. The scholarship recipients were all recent Class of 2012 graduates of Prince George’s County high schools. Before presenting the scholarship awards, Sheriff High greeted the parents and friends of each of the recipients, acknowledging the importance of the people who push and encourage young people to do their best. “The three of you were selected from among a number of worthy applicants, but you were chosen for your academic achievement, community service and extracurricular …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Leon Brown, a 6'6", 310 lb. tackle, is set to join the Crimson Tide in 2013.
Leon Brown, a Riverdale native and graduate of Parkdale High School, has verbally committed to play for the University of Alabama football program starting in fall 2013, al.com reports. The 6'6", 310 lb. tackle is currently entering his second year at Asa College in Brooklyn, NY. He is expected to help the Crimson Tide fill gaps left by the departure of multiple starters after the 2012 season. "I just feel like it's the best place for me to develop all my skills and abilities, and it's the best chance for me to go to the NFL," Brown told BamaOnline.com. Read more at al.com.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Both schools will hold their ceremonies at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Seniors from two area high schools will don their caps and gowns Thursday for graduation ceremonies at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center. In the morning, students, families, and faculty from Parkdale High School will assemble at the arena, where proceedings are set to begin at 9 a.m. Earlier this month, Parkdale honored a long list of seniors with departmental and special awards, including valedictorian Ruth Petite-Homme and salutatorians Nina Roselle and Orozco Manio. Later, at 1:30 p.m., Hyattsville's Northwestern High School will also conduct its graduation ceremony at the arena. Heavy traffic is expected near the Comcast Center before and after both events (as well as for two additional ceremonies taking place on Friday).
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Parkdale.
As the school year comes to an end and graduation is around the corner, it's time to share memories of your time in high school with friends, family and classmates. So share them on Patch! Add your photos from your time at Parkdale High School to this post and have a place to share these memories beyond just the pages of your yearbook. Got a great picture from the homecoming game? What about that special pep rally or school play? We know you have those couple shots from prom. After you upload the photos, tell us who's in them. Congratulations class of 2012!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Prince George's students are preparing for graduation next week, many of whom will receive their diplomas at the Comcast Center.
Prince George’s County Public School seniors will proudly receive their diplomas next week, many of them at the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center off of Paint Branch Drive. Area residents should be aware of the heavy traffic created by the ceremonies from Tuesday to Friday, warns UMd.'s Office of the President. “Traffic will be heaviest at the Campus Drive/Route One, and Paint Branch Drive/Route 193 intersections. Incoming traffic prior to each ceremony, and departing traffic following each ceremony, will be particularly heavy,” in a statement. Parking for the commencements will be in surface lots surrounding Comcast Center. The ceremony schedule for all of PGCPS can be found here. The schedule of ceremonies at the Comcast Center is …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Students received awards last week for scholarly performance, personal integrity, leadership ability, and artistic talent.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Submitted by Rosita Herndon, Senior Award Night Coordinator: On Tuesday, May 15, Parkdale High School held its Senior Awards Night. Those seniors whom demonstrated scholarly performance, personal integrity, leadership ability or artistic talent were honored. These seniors have shown a positive influence on both their peers and faculty and have thus been an inspiration to the Parkdale community. Sergeant Major Cooper, JROTC instructor, led the color guards in the presentation of the colors and the pledge of allegiance to start the program. Our gospel choir conducted by Mrs. Tatum, music teacher, performed “I Give My Life Away.” It was truly a moment to remember. Mr. Keith Sewell, our guest speaker, challenged our students by challenging …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Parkdale High School.
As the school year comes to an end and graduation is around the corner, it's time to share memories of your time in high school with friends, family and classmates. So share them on Patch! Add your photos from your time at Parkdale High School to this post and have a place to share these memories beyond just the pages of your yearbook. Got a great picture from the homecoming game? What about that special pep rally, awards night or school play? We know you have those couple shots from prom. After you upload the photos, tell us who's in them. Congratulations class of 2012!