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Nine New Principals to Lead Area Catholic Schools This Fall

 

When the doors open for the new school year, nine Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Washington will be led by new principals. Catholic elementary schools in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties open on Tuesday, August 23; schools in Charles County on Monday, August 29 and schools in Washington, DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties on Tuesday, August 30.

 

First Superintendent's Book Club set for November

First Superintendent's Book Club set for November

This information comes to us from the Montgomery County Public Information Office:

Back To School Expo at The Mall at Prince Georges

Back To School Expo at The Mall at Prince Georges

 

Back to School Expo, Saturday, August 13, 10am - 4pm

Catholic School Principal Has Pink Mohawk

 

How many school principal's do you know that have a pink Mohawk? We know of at least one.

We went to St. Peter’s School in Waldorf, Md. Thursday, June 9th to see Principal, J.R. West, shave his hair into a Mohawk and dye it pink for a lost bet before the kids summer vacation.

At the beginning of this school year, Mr. West challenged his students to read 4,000 books instead of the 2,300 they had read the previous year. He promised if they did this, he would shave his hair into a Mohawk and paint it pink.

 

“In January they were only around 1900 books and I thought I was in the clear but in the spring they kicked it up a gear. They read 4,300 books, averaging 30 books per child, which is great. They read a total of 68 million words this year, and I now have a pink Mohawk,” Principal J.R. West said with a smile on his face.

 

Public Schools Initiate High School Athletics Fee

 Public Schools Initiate High School Athletics Fee

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) has initiated a new annual athletics activity fee for students who are selected as members of an Interscholastic Athletic Team, in response to substantial revenue cuts for the 2011-2012 school year. The one-time fee of $50 will be collected prior to the beginning of each sports season, and will cover the student's participation in high school athletics for the entire year–even if they transfer to another PGCPS school or are selected to participate on multiple athletic teams.

Prince George's County Community College Goes Mobile

Prince George's County Community College Goes Mobile

Students, employees, alumni and the Prince George's County community can now find information at their fingertips. 

Prince George’s Community College located in Largo, Maryland, introduced a new fully integrated mobile application powered by MOX.

The application puts the higher education experience and technology in the palm of the user's hand. It provides easy access to important information about the college including a directory of contact information for key offices, an interactive Google map and a news and events feed.

MOX is currently available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android users. Visit the App Store, BlackBerry App World, or Android Market to download MOX. Choose Prince George’s Community College from the list of colleges and universities.

Visit these websites to access the application:

 

Summer Reading Program for Babies, Kids & Teens

Summer Reading Program for Babies, Kids & Teens

Children and teens are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program at Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) which will run from June 18 through August 13.MCPL will kick off Summer Reading for children at the Aspen Hill Library on Saturday, June 18th at 11 a.m.   

Registration is online only through the library’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library beginning June 15.   Participants can sign up for the program and log the books they read using any computer in the library or at home or school, or using any mobile device. 

 

This year’s Summer Reading Program is offered programs on three levels: