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Glenarden Woods Elementary Awarded National Blue Ribbon


The tradition of academic excellence at Glenarden Woods Elementary continues as the school was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Glenarden Woods received the state blue ribbon last year.

New Three Dimensional Education Program Announced

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Meanwhile, Potomac High School is preparing to launch 3DE — an innovative new model bringing real-world experience into the classroom through a partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington as well as local and national businesses!

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Scholar of the Week: Bowie High School's Natalya Brown

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Meet Bowie High School senior Natalya Brown, an aspiring engineer and future entrepreneur!

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Montpelier Elementary Named 'Healthiest School'


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has named Montpelier Elementary one of "America's Healthiest Schools!"

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Maryland Homegrown Lunch Week!


Did you know Maryland is a national leader in Farm to School initiatives? Homegrown School Lunch Week is an opportunity to celebrate our commitment to supporting local agriculture to offer healthy meal choices for students!

Inside High School Football: PG13


In the season premiere of high school football series PG13, see how the Frederick Douglass Eagles are working to build on a successful past season where they made it to the state finals. 

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Apply: Middle and High School Specialty Programs

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Applications for 2020-21 middle school and high school specialty programs are now open! Get ready for our upcoming specialty program showcases by checking out our FAQs. The high school program showcase is Wednesday, Oct. 16 and elementary and middle school program showcase is Thursday, Oct. 17

Specialty Program FAQ


National Principals Month!


October is National Principals Month — the perfect opportunity to say “thank you” to school leaders for their hard work and dedication.

District 3 Community Meeting on New Schools


Join County Council member Dannielle Glaros, Board of Education Member Joshua Thomas and the PGCPS Capital Programs team on Monday, Oct. 7 at William Wirt Middle School to learn more about new middle schools to be built in Riverdale and Glenridge. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8 p.m.

Inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Gala


Join us for our inaugural Hall of Fame Gala on Friday, Oct. 18! Ticket sales end next Wednesday, Oct. 9. Proceeds will help expand scholarships and programming. 


Board of Education Seeking Members for Ethics Advisory Panel

The Prince George’s County Board of Education is seeking residents to serve a three-year term on its five-member Ethics Advisory Panel. Applicants may not be incumbent Board members, PGCPS employees, elected officials, candidates for elective office or employed by businesses working with PGCPS. Panel members are subject to fingerprinting and a criminal background check before final approval. The Board will issue appointment notifications in November.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Submit a letter of interest along with a resumé or other documentation to Board Executive Director Suzann M. King at Suzann.King@pgcps.org or mail to Prince George’s County Board of Education, 14201 School Lane, Room 121, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

CEO Community Listening Sessions


CEO Dr. Monica Goldson wants to hear from you! Share your ideas, concerns and solutions at sessions to be held on Oct. 17 at Oxon Hill High School, Oct. 21 at Laurel High School and Nov. 5 at Fairmont Heights High School.

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Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families with students who receive school meals through our Free and Reduced-Price Meals program must reapply at the beginning of each school year to remain eligible. Apply now!

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Become a Census Ambassador!

Interested in volunteering to help get the word out about the 2020 Census? Get involved by visiting PGCensus2020.org. For more information, contact Census Volunteer Coordinator Caryne Moses at CTMoses@co.pg.md.us.

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Register for Pre-K at Select Schools


Families can register children for prekindergarten at select program sites with no income restrictions. Prekindergarten is open to children who turned four years old on or before Sunday, Sept. 1.

#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Coming Soon: Homework Assignments Survey


PGCPS has convened a committee to develop a new homework administrative procedure for implementation in the 2020-21 school year. To help guide the process, a survey will be available soon for parents and students to offer input. More information to come!

AP U.S. Government Students Examine Peace Cross Case

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Advanced Placement U.S. Government students at Frederick Douglass High School took on the roles of judges and attorneys while examining the Bladensburg Peace Cross case.

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Middle Schools Slated for Construction

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The Prince George's County Board of Education approved a resolution outlining the construction of six new middle schools. 

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On Air: "A New Blueprint for PGCPS"

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CEO Dr. Monica Goldson outlined her vision for the school system's future on The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU/88.5 FM). To listen to the segment, click on icon to the left.

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