Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Four teachers in Bowie, MD, are among 27 PGCPS teachers recently gaining national board certification.
Prince George's County Public Schools announced that it ranks 3rd in Maryland and 20th in the nation for the number of teachers who have been certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Nearly 330 PGCPS teachers have earned board certification, 27 of them during the 2011-2012 school year, PGCPS said in an announcement Monday. Four teachers in Bowie schools received certification in 2012. They are Tonya Lipford at Tulip Grove Elementary School, Todd Pozen at Whitehall Elementary School, LaJuanta Shack at Northview Elementary School, and Venita Simon at C. Elizabeth Rieg Regional School, according to PGCPS. “National Board Certification is the highest level of professional certification a teacher can receive,” …
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. …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Officials will attend a celebration Wednesday night at the Bowie school that was named a 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon School Award.
Whitehall Elementary will host a "celebration of excellence" Wednesday night to recognize the recent achievements of students and staff. Special guests will include Bonita Coleman-Potter, deputy superintendent, and Verjeana Jacobs, board of education chair, according to a release from Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS). Whitehall Elementary received a 2012 Blue Ribbon School Award from the Maryland State Department of Education in January. The Bowie elementary school was one of six schools in the state to receive this year's award and the only public school in Prince George’s County. Whitehall Elementary will compete this fall for a National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Bowie school was one of six honored by the Maryland State Department of Education.
The hard work of students, teachers and everyone involved with Whitehall Elementary School was recognized this week when the school received a 2012 Blue Ribbon School Award from the Maryland State Department of Education. The Bowie elementary school was one of six schools in the state to receive this year's award and the only public school in Prince George’s County. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes high performing schools along with those that greatly improve on their reading and math state assessments, according to a release from Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS). “No one knows better than I do just how hard our students and teachers work. We are absolutely thrilled to be named a Blue Ribbon School,” said Jerenze …
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A proposal to address the problem of overcrowding in schools leaves more questions than answers.
The students, parents and teachers of Bowie public schools have been put through the wringer in the 2009-10 school year. In June 2008, the Prince George's County Board of Education requested that the school administration conduct a comprehensive review of available space in all county school buildings. The purpose was to address overcrowding and underutilization of school buildings, as well as to expand access to choice programs. Sadly, after all the data was compiled, the public forums held, and the communications between parents and administration conducted, this "comprehensive review" was anything but comprehensive. Phase II of the Boundary Review process consisted of schools in the northern part of the county. The original …