Category: Education

Tomorrow in Hollywood! – Farmers Market Grand Opening and Fun Fair

Please make sure to stop by the Hollywood market tomorrow between 9 and 1! We’ll have new vendors like Velincia’s Produce, Waltz Family Farm and DC Dills, and many more. The ribbon cutting will be at 10 am. In the afternoon, the Hollywood Elementary School PTA will be holding the Annual Fun Fair! There will […]

Council Mulls More Scholarships to College Park Students

At today’s Council meeting, the City Council will continue to discuss how to effectively use funds to support education in College Park. In the previous worksession, many of the Council members expressed an interest in using a portion of this year’s additional $80,000 Educational Improvement monies for additional scholarships to this year’s applicants who didn’t […]

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 in Education | No Comments »

School Seeks Community Input about Student Safety

The PGCPS Student Safety Task Force is undertaking a thorough and comprehensive review of policies, processes, and practices that impact the safety of our children enrolled in the Prince George’s County Public Schools. As an independent body, we are examining and assessing current standards of operation related to the protection of school children. In the […]

Thursday April 7th, 2016 in Education | No Comments »

Enhancing Our Local Public Schools

There has been some interesting discussion on how to improve our local public school. I believe this discussion came after the City Council weighed in at the last Council meeting whether to spend an additional $80K to our the schools where our College Park students go. The council did not approve the proposal. If approved, […]

Thursday March 24th, 2016 in Education | 1 Comment »

Council Mulls Spending More in Local Schools

In the past, the Council used to pay a grant fund of $80,000 to College Park Academy (CPA). Because of organizational change, the CPA told us they did not need this grant money and thus, the Council put this $80,000 in a general fund called educational improvement fund in our FY16 budget. At April 28, […]

Monday March 14th, 2016 in Education | No Comments »

College Park Scholarships for UMD Summer Camps

Once again, City has announced a scholarship application for up to $500 for the University of Maryland summer camps. Only City of College Park children pre-K up through high school are eligible to apply. Please see below for details and spread the word. Thank you!

Thursday February 25th, 2016 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

Bill to Strengthen two UMD campuses in College Park and Baltimore

The State has recently introduced a bill recognizing the University of Maryland as a single name and two campuses in College Park and Baltimore. Please see below the message UMCP president Dr. Loh sent out earlier. Dear University of Maryland community: I would like to let you know of a bill just introduced in the […]

Saturday February 20th, 2016 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

Council Plans to Invest More in Local Schools

In the FY 16 budget, Mayor and Council budgeted an $80,000 line item for educational enhancement of neighborhood public schools. There are 10 neighborhood public schools with at least 14 College Park children. They include: Hollywood Elementary Paint Branch Elementary Greenbelt Middle Parkdale High School Berwyn Heights Elementary Cherokee Lane Elementary University Park Elementary Buck […]

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 in Education | No Comments »

Back to School Special

Please meet former Maryland Terrapin, Grevis Vasquez, on Saturday, August 22 (10 am – 2 pm) at Duvall Field for a family-oriented event and Back-to-School give away. Please see below for details.

Thursday August 6th, 2015 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

College Park Academy Success Story

The College Park Academy students are doing a lot better than average students at the Prince George’s County Public Schools, according to Pearson Education. During its first year, College Park Academy’s scores exceeded those of PGCPS on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA). On the reading test, the percentage of 6th- and 7th-grade students scoring proficient […]

Thursday July 2nd, 2015 in College Park academy, Education | 2 Comments »

Barbara Caskey to Retire This Year

After 20+ years as Principal of Hollywood Elementary (40+ years in PGCPS), Barbara Caskey is retiring this year. The City is going to recognize her and celebrate her contribution to the College Park children at the May 26th City Council meeting. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the celebration reception and make comments. […]

City Announces 2015 Summer Camp Scholarship

Like last year, the City pf College Park is providing scholarships to College Park students so that they can attend summer camps at the University of Maryland.The deadline is March 10. The City will be paying upto $500 to each student. Applications are available online at and at Youth and Family Services 4912 Nantucket […]

Thursday February 19th, 2015 in Announcements, Education | No Comments »

UMD President Dr. Loh Appointed as the new Chair of College Park Academy

At a meeting of the CPA board last week, Senator Jim Rosapepe announced his decision to step down as board chair and Dr. Loh was voted the new chair of the CPA board. The meeting was attended by Mayor Fellows and Dr. Segun Eubanks, the chair of the PGCPS board. Senator Rosapepe has been instrumental […]

Wednesday January 21st, 2015 in College Park academy, Education | No Comments »

City to Award Additional Grants to 3 More Local Schools

In November 2014, the City Council approved grant awards to six boundary schools whose Education Grant applications had been recommended by the City’s Education Advisory Committee for approval. An extension for submission was approved for University Park Elementary and Buck Lodge Middle School and Greenbelt Middle was asked to submit additional information. Greenbelt Middle is […]

Saturday January 3rd, 2015 in Education | No Comments »

City to Award 47.5K to Local Schools

Since 2008, the Mayor and Council has provided grant monies to those neighborhood boundary schools that serve College Park students. The purpose of the grants is to support local schools in enriching students’ educational experience. FY 2015 available grant funds total $47,500. Grant amounts available are in two tiers- maximum $7,500 and maximum $2,500. The […]

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