Monday, May 20, 2013
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 …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Lunch menu for Prince George's County Public Schools.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Overnight snow causing slushy conditions on roadway.
Faculty, staff and students in Prince George's County's public schools get to sleep in a bit today, courtesy of the overnight winter weather. In an email alert, school officials announced that offices and schools will be operating on a two-hour delay today. Here's the announcement in full: Prince George's Cunty Public Schools will operate under a two hours delay today due to emergency weather conditions. This includes all schools, offices and programs. Please visit our website for updates: www.pgcps.org.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
County school officials kick off deliberations surrounding school boundary and academic program changes. Here's the rundown.
Last night, Prince George's County Public School officials gathered at Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville for the first of three public forums on school administrative changes under consideration. While most of the residents who spoke at last night's forum were interested in news about the new Hyattsville area elementary school–which will be opening a year later than planned–they also listened as county school officials presented a series of proposed changes to school boundaries and grade structures at schools across the county. More Middle Schools Proposed to Add Sixth Grade County school officials proposed expanding the number of middle schools serving sixth graders. This fall, 11 other schools across the county converted to a …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
New school opens; longer school days on tap for middle school students.
The Prince George's County Public School system opened its doors Monday to more than 123,000 students--plus a new school building and an array of new academic programs. PGPCS is the first major DC-area system to open for the new school year. "We are pleased that the school year got off to a smooth start and look forward to a great year,” said Verjeana M. Jacobs, chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education. “Students came to school today ready to learn, thanks to our outstanding faculty, staff and parents. Teachers and principals spent countless hours up until the first bell rang to prepare their classrooms and students. In dealing with all of the moving parts that a new school year brings, parents have been patient and flexible…
Friday, July 20, 2012
The first day of school in Prince George's County is quickly approaching -- find out what you need to do to prepare.
As August approaches, parents, students and schools are gearing up for the first day back to school, which just happens to be almost exactly one month from now. Though it may seem like the summer couldn’t possibly be almost over, on Aug. 20, Prince George’s students will be heading to bus stops with backpacks filled with new notebooks – so it’s time to start preparing for the start of the school year. Parents should register students for school prior to Aug. 11. According to the county, students registered after this date will not have transportation to school, and students who are registered after Aug. 12 will not receive a school schedule until Aug. 26. Once students are registered, they will be able to access they’re schedules online…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Prince George's County Board of Education has promised to include the community as it begins its search for a new superintendent.
The Prince George’s County Board of Education pledges in a letter to the community that it is committed to making sure residents are involved and informed as the search begins for a new superintendent. According to the county, Superintendent William Hite, who resigned a few weeks ago, has decided to forgo his six months of severance pay – around $125,000 – in order to bypass the 120-day notice provision in his contract, making his last day Sept. 30. Hite chose to forgo his severance in exchange for the early release in order to start his new position leading the Philadelphia School District sooner, said Briant Coleman, a spokesperson for Prince George's County Public Schools. Coleman says that although the search for a new superintendent …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Do schools offer enough healthy lunch options?
It’s not every day you hear an 11-year-old pass up pizza and ask for more salad. But, The Gazette reports that’s exactly what Ciara Mulvihill did when she realized Oakland Terrace Elementary School in Silver Spring did not offer many healthy food options. So, Ciara and several classmates brought the issue to their principal, Cheryl Pulliam. Pulliam supported the girls' campaign for healthier foods -- the school recently installed a salad bar in its cafeteria. Several Prince George's County public schools will soon follow suit. According to Joan Shorter, director of the county's department of food and nutrition services, salad bars will be piloted in 10 of the area's schools in the fall. All Prince George's County schools currently offer…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Prince George's students are doing better at math and maintaining reading levels, according to data released yesterday.
Prince George's County school officials highlighted gains in math scores and maintained reading test results on Maryland School Assessment test scores yesterday. But despite the improvements, Prince George's County students in both elementary and middle school scored well below the statewide average for math proficiency. Of Prince George's County students in grades three, four and five, nearly 80 percent passed the test with proficient or advanced math skills. The statewide average for this grade band is almost 88 percent. But older students fared worse on the math test. Only about 63 percent of county students in grades six, seven and eight passed the test with proficient or advanced math skills. The statewide average for this grade …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Inclement weather is in the forecast.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Due to forecasts predicting inclement weather, Prince George's County Public Schools will delay some weekend activities. All extracurricular and athletic activities scheduled for Saturday morning will begin at noon. Activities scheduled for Sunday will proceed as normal. For updates, parents should stay tuned to your local Patch, check the PGCPS website or look for messages from the PGCPS e-Alert system.