Monday, December 3, 2012
No one was injured and the property was recovered, according to police.
Two students from Benjamin Tasker Middle School were charged with robbery and theft under $500 last Friday after allegedly stealing an iPhone 4S from one of their classmates, according to a police report. Bowie Police responded to a call at Benjamin Tasker last Thursday where a suspect reported that after exiting the bus on Wednesday, he was approached by two boys who said they had a weapon and demanded his iPhone 4S. The victim surrendered his phone. The victim told police that when the suspects observed a witness to the robbery, they dropped the phone and fled on foot. The victim identified the suspects as two fellow students at Benjamin Takser. Police took the suspects into custody, charged them and released them to their respective …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Benjamin Tasker and Whitehall Elementary are expecting more than 50 volunteers at their events.
Come Sunday morning, five Bowie schools will look a little cleaner and a little greener, thanks to a collaboration between Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Keep Prince George’s County Green. Benjamin Tasker Middle School, Northview Elementary School, Pointer Ridge Elementary School, Samuel Ogle Middle School and Whitehall Elementary School are five of the 60 PGCPS participating in the countywide Clean Up, Green up initiative, according to a press release. A total of 200 sites including the schools will participate in the event by taking parting in activities like clean-ups, landscaping and tree, bulb and shrub plantings as part of a shared commitment to keep the Prince George’s County beautiful, states the release. …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
What do you remember about the days when John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were on the loose?
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Today, Oct. 2, is the 10-year anniversary of what became known as the DC sniper case—a horrific chapter in local history that began in Montgomery County and riveted the nation. Only one of the attacks was in Prince George's County— outside of Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie. A 13-year-old Iran Brown was shot around 8:09 a.m. as he arrived to school. Brown survived the attack and later testified at the trials. It's hard to describe to those who weren't here what it was like to fear a random bullet during routine trips to the grocery store or gas station, or to drive past playgrounds and parks empty of children, runners and bike riders. The cold calculation of the crime was unthinkable at the time. The perpetrators, John Allen …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Ingrid Johnson comes to the school with more than two decades of experience in education.
With 26 years of experience in education and her training from the New Leaders Aspiring Principals Program, Ingrid Johnson is just the person to take Benjamin Tasker Middle School to the next level. According to their website the New Leaders Aspiring Principals Program “ trains tomorrow’s principals to turn around underperforming schools and the lives of the students who attend them.” About 23 percent of eighth-graders at Benjamin Tasker score less than proficient in reading on the Maryland School Assessment tests; around 48 percent are scoring less than proficient in math. Johnson hopes to use her experiences and education to provide the students at Benjamin Tasker with all the opportunities they need so that they can be prepared for …