Engage PGCPS: Don't Miss the Deadline for Specialty Programs!

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Deadline Approaching: Middle and HS Specialty Programs 

Applications for many specialty programs are due next Friday, Nov. 15. The application deadline for Creative and Performing Arts and International Baccalaureate programs has been extended to Sunday, Dec. 1. 

How to Have an A+ Parent-Teacher Conference

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'Tis the season to check in on your child’s academic progress! Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to stay involved and informed of what’s going on in the classroom. Check out these tips on making the most of one-on-one time with teachers!

Charter School Lottery Open


The charter school lottery application is now open for the 2020-21 school year! Apply through Friday, Jan. 31. 

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Emergency Notifications, School Closings and Delays


In case of inclement weather, stay informed of closures or delays via updates on our website, social media platforms, e-mail and text alerts and media reports. Sign up to receive e-alerts.

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'Look Up, Look Out!' for Pedestrian Safety


When traveling to and from school remember to "Look Up and Look Out!" Drivers, watch for students walking to bus stops and school or standing along roads. Pedestrians and bikers should always use crosswalks and remain alert.

PSAT 8/9 Information Sessions for 8th Grade Parents

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Did you know that all eighth-graders will take the PSAT during the week of Dec. 2? Attend an upcoming parent night to learn more about the test. Upcoming sessions include Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Ernest Everett Just Middle School and Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Stephen Decatur Middle School.

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Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, get ready to support the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3)! Your support provides scholarships to deserving students!

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Columbia Park Elementary Introduces Parent Café


Columbia Park Elementary is building relationships through a new Parent Café program. Using culturally responsive techniques, educators collaborate with parents to equip them with skills to help their children succeed academically, socially and emotionally. 

Adapted Physical Education Team Honored

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The PGCPS Adapted Physical Education team was recognized by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for empowering students with disabilities through sports and supporting the Global Sports Mentoring program!


No School for Students — Monday, Nov. 11

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Schools are closed for students on Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences.

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Public Hearing on Boundaries and Grade Structure

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing to share input on recommended boundary and grade structure changes for the 2020-21 school year. 

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TAG Testing for Non-PGCPS Students

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Private and homeschooled students in first through seventh grades may apply to be tested for our Talented and Gifted (TAG) program. The testing application deadline is Friday, Jan. 10. The test date is Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Saturday: Blue Collar STEM Conference


Register for the Maryland STEM Festival's Blue Collar STEM Conference to discover the many STEM careers that students can pursue with CTE training!


'PGCPS Recycles' Poster Contest

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Students can show off their artistic skills and commitment to conservation by entering the PGCPS Recycles Poster Contest! This year's theme is 'Recycle Right!' Posters should educate and encourage others to ‘recycle right’ at school. Entries due by Friday, Nov. 22.

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Blueprint for Maryland's Future Forum

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The Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future will host a community forum on Monday, Nov. 18 at Oxon Hill High School.

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#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

'Built to Learn' Act Announced

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State and County leaders announced a $2.2 billion school construction plan that would support the repair and building of new schools across Maryland.

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Students Present at NASA Innovation Lab

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International High School at Largo twins Jonathan and Nelson Menjivar recently presented their research on holograms at the NASA Innovation Lab!

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PG13 Season 4 Ep. 3: "Building Spartans"


In this week's episode of our high school football series, get up close and personal on and off the gridiron with the Laurel High School Spartans!


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