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Port Towns ES Students Receive New Shoes


DSW, Soles4Souls and Skechers donated new shoes to more than 1,000 students at Port Towns Elementary School!

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Middle and High School Specialty Program Deadlines


Applications for many specialty programs are due Friday, Nov. 15. The application deadline for Creative and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate and the 3D Scholars programs has been extended to Sunday, Dec. 1. 

Scholar of the Week: Academy of Health Sciences Senior Samanta Popol

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An aspiring doctor, Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College senior Samanta Popol attributes her love of medicine to top notch anatomy and physiology classes at school!

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Allenwood ES Students Get Hands-On at Toolfest

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Allenwood Elementary School students had an interactive introduction to Career and Technical Education (CTE) careers and a chance to interact with trade professionals at Toolfest DC!

Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

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After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consider a gift to the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS on Giving Tuesday! Your support helps fund scholarships for deserving students!

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Eleanor Roosevelt HS Gifted Cherry Blossom Trees

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To commemorate the strong partnership between Eleanor Roosevelt High School and its sister school in Japan, All Nippon Airways donated six Yoshino Cherry Trees, recently planted on school  grounds!

PG13 Season 4 Ep. 4: "Juggling Act"

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In this week's episode of our high school football series, get up close and personal with the Oxon Hill Clippers as they navigate homecoming, a tough opponent on the field, rigorous academics and community service!


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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No School for Students — Thanksgiving Break

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Schools and offices will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 29. Classes resume Monday, Dec. 2. 

2019-2020 Calendar

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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Q1 Grade Appeal Window

Parents/ guardians wishing to appeal a Q1 report card grade must submit the appropriate form and supporting evidence by Tuesday. Nov. 26. 

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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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'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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Monday: 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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Save the Date: FAFSA/ Scholarship Night

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On Dec. 5, don't miss the opportunity to receive help completing the FAFSA application online! Plus, hear from counselors and college reps about scholarships and other financial resources for college.



#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

PGCPS CEO Focuses on Teaching


“I believe in experiences and programs with measurable goals that propel students to their highest levels of excellence.” 

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Maya Angelou Second Graders in the News!


Philimena Owona’s second-grade class at Maya Angelou French Immersion School in Temple Hills, Maryland, is the November Class of KidsPost.


'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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