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#PGCPSProud News

Schools Celebrate Men Make a Difference Day

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This week, schools across PGCPS welcomed dads, grandads and special guests into the classroom to celebrate the integral role men play in strong schools and student achievement. 

Take the Homework Survey

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To ensure a well-rounded instructional experience for all students, we're in the process of developing a new homework administrative procedure for implementation next school year. The survey is open to parents, students, teachers, instructional staff and administrators and community childcare providers. Deadline: October 25.

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Students Build Sports Gear for Peers with Disabilities

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At Kenmoor Middle School, students are learning lessons in engineering, math and science while creating inclusive solutions for peers with disabilities.

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CODE-E Robot Offers Lessons on Digital Future

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Students at Vansville Elementary and Charles H. Flowers High School's Academy of Finance had a chance to interact with robot CODE-E, that teaches students about emerging technologies to prepare them for a tech-powered workplace.

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Laurel HS Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

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Laurel High School students recently were inducted into its chapter of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, a national organization recognizing high school juniors and seniors for excellence in social sciences. Laurel was first in the county to open a chapter. 

Reminder: Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

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Apply now for free and reduced-price meals! Completing the form helps determine additional funding for staff and school resources and will prevent a disruption of meal services for your child. 

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Next Week! College Application Night

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College Application Night is an opportunity for high school seniors and families to receive guidance applying to college and speak with college and university admissions counselors for possible on-site admittance and waived application fees. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Largo High School from 6 - 9 p.m. 

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Announcements

New! PGCPS en Español

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We invite Spanish speaking families and community members to connect with our new Facebook page PGCPS en español for important information on events, programs, opportunities and more!


National School Bus Safety Week

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National School Bus Safety Week is a chance to say "thank you" to the nearly 2,000 school bus drivers and attendants who transport children safely to and from school each day. Share your appreciation for a special bus driver or attendant on social media with #PGCPSBSW19!


Community Listening Sessions Continue Next Week

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

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Input Wanted: Boundaries, Grade Structures and Program Locations

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PGCPS seeks community input on possible improvements to school boundaries, grade structures and program locations. Feedback will inform recommendations for improvements to be considered by the Board of Education. 

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Apply for the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program

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High school seniors interested in government, politics, law or community service are invited to apply for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program. The application deadline is Oct. 25.

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4th Annual Family Institute Conference

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Join us Saturday, Nov. 2 at Oxon Hill High School for a day of enrichment and discovering the resources PGCPS has to offer! Childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children ages 4-12. 

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#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Scholar of the Week: Largo HS Senior Ma'kayla Cayard

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Meet Largo High School senior Ma’kayla Cayard, who speaks softly but carries a large stick — a drumstick to be exact!

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Glenarden Woods Awarded National Blue Ribbon, LEED

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Glenarden Woods Elementary was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education after receiving the state blue ribbon last year. Additionally, the school recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification through the United States Green Building Council.

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