Employee Dispatch for January 7

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January 7



Parkdale High School Students Speak Out on Lowering Voting Age to 16

Parkdale HS

Parkdale High School students Jocelyn Nolasco and Juwan Blocker spoke out on lowering the voting age to 16 for municipal elections at the City of Hyattsville. As a result, the age will be lowered to 16!



The Office of Talent Development is offering two exciting days of professional learning on the Framework for Teaching (FfT).  This month's​ focus ​is ​on Component 3d​, Using Assessment in Instruction​​. ​The training will be offered in two locations: ​

January 14
Oxon Hill Staff Development Center
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(SRN 9274315301​)

January 1​5​
Ernest E. Just Middle School
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.​
(SRN 9274315302)​

Registration is available through Electronic Registrar OnlineParticipants should bring a fully charged laptop

​​For more information, contact Monica Holmes or Eric Stephens at 301-749-4600.


Coming Soon: Discovery Education’s digital content will be available to all teachers and students via a NEW application portal

After the winter break, more information will be shared on how to access your Discovery Education account from this portal.

If your profile with Discovery Education has an email address other than your PGCPS email account, please edit your profile to ensure access to your account. Any account without a PGCPS email address will be removed. Please update your email address by January 9. If you have any questions, please email t3@pgcps.org for assistance.


Change in Travel Reimbursement Per Mile Rate to $0.575 

Administrative Procedure 4133 provides that employees using their cars for official travel will be reimbursed at the rate established by the Federal Government. The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department have revised applicable mileage reimbursement rates from $0.56 to $0.575 effective January 1, 2015. Accordingly, authorized travel in accordance with Administrative Procedure Number 4133 will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.575 cents per mile effective January 1, 2015. 

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Deadline Extended to January 9 - Nominate an Outstanding Educator or Principal Today 

wash post awards

It’s that time of year again where you have the chance to nominate that special principal or educator who exemplifies exceptional leadership and excellence in Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Each year, The Washington Post hopes to encourage excellence in school leadership and recognize those who contribute in a substantive way to the improvement of education.

2015 Distinguished Educational Leadership Award

Learn how to nominate that principal who goes above and beyond in your school and community >>

2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award

Learn how to nominate that exceptional educator >>

Don’t delay – get started today! Click here to read more.


Last Customer Service Training Tomorrow -
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The last systemic customer service training will be held on January 8 in the Multipurpose Room at John Carroll ES.  

Systemic Customer Service Training
SRN: 3852100003
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Systemic Customer Service Training
SRN: 3852100004
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Come Learn and Explore at the Howard B. Owens Science Center 

venus and mars

Planets move around the sun, so it helps to know about orbits to keep track of them. Come learn some basic tips for following planets and find out how the layout of the solar system determines where and when we can or cannot see the planets. This presentation includes practice identifying stars and constellations and a Q&A session. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. 

Howard B. Owens Science Center
9601 Greenbelt Road
Lanham, MD 20706.

$3 for Students/Teachers/Senior Citizens/Military
$5 for Adults
Cash, Money Order, and/or Checks ONLY!



School audit: No improprieties during tenure of former Prince George’s CFO
The Washington Post • January 5

Bowie student connects with musical philanthropist through radio
Gazette • January 5

Md. school systems struggle with immigrant influx
The Star Democrat • January 4

Maryland county adds Spanish immersion programs at three elementary schools
The Washington Post • January 4

Top 10 sports stories of 2014
Gazette • January 1

Prince George’s bill would create tax for school construction
Gazette • December 30

Laurel swimming makes an early splash
Gazette • December 29