Category: School

City to Honor School Bus Driver for Her Heroic Act to Help Save 20 Children

[Video Credit: ABCNews] At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council will make a proclamation in honor of Prince George’s County Public School Bus Driver Renita Smith for her great bravery and heroism when the bus she was driving caught fire. Ms. Smith was driving her bus at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016, […]

Monday September 26th, 2016 in Community, School | No Comments »

In Pictures: Back-to-School Backpack Bash Event

Gere are some pictures from yesterday’s Back to School free backpack bash at the College Park Community Center. Thanks to former Maryland Terp Greivis Vasquez for doing this great event.

Sunday August 28th, 2016 in School | No Comments »

College Park Students Win Big in “If I were a Mayor, I would..” Essay Contest

Fourth grade students across the City participated in this year’s Maryland Municipal League’s If I Were Mayor, I Would… essay contest. The City is very proud to announce that it had four MML Outstanding Essayists and six School Outstanding Essayists. The distribution of participation certificates to all participating fourth graders from Hollywood, Paint Branch, Al […]

Wednesday June 8th, 2016 in Announcements, School | No Comments »

CPCUP Presents 2015 Report, Looks forward to New Opportunities in 2016

The College Park City University Partnership (CPCUP) Executive Director Eric Olson came before College Park City Council meeting last week and talked about the what the CPCUP has done in the past year and what it plans to do in 2016. You can see the 2015 report here on CPCUP’s website. The City and the […]

Monday March 28th, 2016 in College Park Academy, CPCUP | No Comments »

Free Lunch for county School Children, Today

As you likely have heard PGCPS is closed again today. Many of the school children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and/or lunch at school and I have been worried about them during this snow emergency. Please help me spread the word that lunch will be provided for free, no questions asked, between 11am and 1pm […]

Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in School | No Comments »

A Tribute to Hollywood Elementary Principal Barbara Caskey

Hollywood Elementary School principal came to City Council meeting last night to attend her retirement reception. It was quite an important night for all of us, especially for residents living in District 1 where the school is located. I first met Barbara several years ago even before I got to City council. I had the opportunity […]

Wednesday May 27th, 2015 in School | No Comments »

City, UMD to Start Elementary School in College Park

At tomorrow’s worksession, the council will discuss City-University Partnership’s proposal to launch a Pre-K to 6 elementary school. The new school will be built off the success of the College Park Academy (CPA) in 2013 – a public charter middle and high school for Prince George’s County students that is one of the most advanced […]

Monday October 6th, 2014 in Education, School | No Comments »

College Park Academy Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

College Park Academy has launched an exciting new Summer Camp. Middle schoolers will have fun in College Park with their peers — and with University of Maryland professors and students. The Summer Camp is located at College Park Academy, 7501 Adelphi Road. There will be field trips some weeks. Summer Camp starts on June 23rd. […]

NCPCA to Discuss College Park Academy’s Move to North College Park Tonight

Today is the second Thursday of the month and thus the day when the North College Park Civic Association will have their monthly meeting. The meeting will mostly dominate the discussion on concerns related to possible future relocation of the College Park Academy to the current Al Huda School site. Please Note: Council member Wojahn […]

Thursday January 9th, 2014 in College Park Academy, NCPCA | No Comments »

School Superintendent Search Narrowed to Three Candidates

After an extensive national search, the Prince George’s County Board of Education has identified three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools. The finalists are: Dr. Eric J. Becoats, superintendent of schools for Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC; Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, interim superintendent of schools for Prince George’s County Public Schools; and […]

Saturday March 9th, 2013 in School | No Comments »

College Park Academy Opens Admission for 2013 Session

The new middle and high school College Park Academy has opened its admission for 2013 classes. The school will be one of the first major examples of the University District Vision which President Loh and the Council have embraced. The idea came from City leaders and the City is the rock on which it is being […]

Saturday January 5th, 2013 in College Park Academy, School | No Comments »

With a New Superintendent, A New School Year Begins Today

Hollywood Elementary school kids in north College Park will join other County students today to begin their first day of school. School students got free backpacks and supplies at a back to school fair this past Saturday, just two days before the start of the new school year. The event also gave parents a chance […]

Monday August 20th, 2012 in Education, School | No Comments »

Hollywood Residents Discuss Sidewalks Near School

Yesterday evening, I attended a a meeting with a group of Hollywood residents at Davis Hall. City received a federal grant that we’d like to spend on building sidewalks leading to Hollywood elementary school. This is the third year we’ll be doing this project. In the past two years, we worked on a number of […]

Thursday February 2nd, 2012 in School | No Comments »

Meeting to Discuss Proposed Charter School

A College Park Academy parent-focused meeting will be held at the College Park City Hall (in the Council Chambers – upstairs) – 4500 Knox Rd., College Park, MD., on Monday, January 9th 2012, from 7:00 to 8: 30 PM. In this initial meeting, the College Park Academy planning committee will present the concept of the […]

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Saturday January 7th, 2012 in Education, School | No Comments »