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PGCPS News: Superintendent Search Continues, Free SAT Day

All the school news you may have missed through Oct. 19.

Patch offers a quick roundup of some of the news highlights from Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS).

Superintendent Search Process Update
The Board of Education will be hosting a series of community meetings in the coming weeks to share news about the search process and gather community input. The meetings are at the following times and locations:

Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Whitehall Elementary School Cafeteria
3901 Woodhaven Ln., Bowie

Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Oxon Hill Middle School Cafeteria
9570 Fort Foote Rd., Fort Washington

Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kettering Middle School Cafeteria
65 Herrington Dr., Upper Marlboro

Free SAT Day a Success
On Oct. 17, more than 6,800 PGCPS seniors at 25 high schools took the SAT exam for free as part of the school system’s participation in SAT School Day. Juniors will have their chance to take the exam for free this spring when PGCPS hosts a second SAT School Day.

PGCPS Participates in Jumpstart
PGCPS Head Start, pre-K and kindergarten students joined Jumpstart’s Read for the Record and help set the record for largest shared reading experience. State, county and city officials all participated in the event by reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” by David Soman and Jacky Davis to students on Oct. 4. PGCPS’s Jumpstart event was among the 250 across the nation.

Interim Superintendent Narrates Orchestra Performance
Interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley narrated a National Symphony Orchestra performance to PGCPS and Fairfax County students during the Young People’s Concert on Oct. 17. The program, intended to introduce children to classical music in a fun environment, celebrated real and fictional heroes. Crawly narrated a piece of the performance entitled “Copeland A Lincoln’s Portrait.”

The above information was gathered from PGCPS press releases.

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