• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Próximamente se enviará una carta de la Dra. Monica Goldson, directora ejecutiva, con más información.

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Une lettre de la Directrice exécutive, Dr Monica Goldson, suivra avec plus d'informations.

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    Good News About Wellness in Our Schools

    March 2020

    Prince George's County Public Schools students participate in a General Session at the Legislative Action Conference for the School Nutrition Association in Washington, DC held on March 8, 2020
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    They were a hit with the audience of child nutrition professionals and industry leaders. They shared their school meals experiences with the audience recommending more variety, more time to eat, international food, service with a smile, and praised chicken wings. 
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    January 2020

    Healthier US Schools Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom Award Ceremony
    January 24, 2020
    Food and Nutrition Services hosted an Award Ceremony for the 13 schools who earned the Healthier US Schools Challenge Smarter Lunchroom Award. Schools received their plaque and banners. They are the only schools in Maryland to be recognized with this title. Congratulations on a job well done! 
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    Through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 31 schools are participating in RISE (Resilience in School Environment) in an effort to support students and staff by creating a safe and supportive learning environment that prioritizes staff well-being. The focus of the program is to:  

    • Increase staff job satisfaction;
    • Strengthen student and staff mental health supports;
    • Improve relationships within the school community; and,
    • Boost student and staff social emotional learning.

    Schools in the program receive professional development opportunities that are focused on what the school believes it needs. The RISE program is a multi-year program and the 2019-2020 school year is the first year of the program. The schools in the program are as follows: 

    • Beacon Heights ES
    • Benjamin Stoddert MS
    • Bladensburg ES
    • Capitol Heights ES
    • Carole Highlands ES
    • Cooper Lane ES
    • Cora Rice ES
    • Deerfield Run ES
    • Dodge Park ES
    • DuVal HS
    • Eleanor Roosevelt HS
    • Frances Fuchs Early Childcare Center
    • Gladys Noon Spellman ES
    • Highland Park ES
    • High Point HS
    • James E. Duckworth Regional
    • James H. Harrison ES
    • James Ryder Randall ES
    • Judge S. Woods ES
    • Langley Park McCormick ES
    • Largo High School
    • Melwood ES
    • Mount Rainier ES
    • Nicholas Orem MS
    • Parkdale HS
    • Suitland ES
    • Templeton ES
    • Thomas Johnson MS
    • Thomas Pullen Creative Arts Academy
    • Walker Mill MS
    • William Wirt MS

    Recently, WTOP wrote about the program and you can see their article here: 

    https://wtop.com/education/2019/12/new-mental-health-program-aims-to-help-students-in-prince-georges-county/ 

     

    July 2019
    13 Schools & Board

    Thirteen schools were recognized by the Board of Education at the June 6, BOE meeting because of their recognition by the Department of Agriculture for their Healthier U.S. School Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom award. The schools are as follows:

    Arrowhead ES - Silver Award and $1,000
    Carmody Hills ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Cool Spring ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Flintstone ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Francis Scott Key ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Edward M. Felegy ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Glassmanor ES - Silver Award and $1,000
    Patuxent ES - Silver Award and $1,000
    Robert R. Gray ES - Silver Award and $1,000
    Samuel P. Massie ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Scotchtown Hill ES - Silver Award and $1,000
    Templeton ES - Bronze Award and $500
    Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy - Silver Award and $1,000

    These schools were commended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the exemplary steps, leadership, and team work employed to make changes to their schools’ nutrition environment; improve the quality of the food served; provide students with more nutritious, healthy choices; and, enhance their physical activity program.

     

    June 2019 

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    April 2019

    La Clinica Wellness

    A wonderful picture of a professional group of Pupil Personnel Workers (PPWs) from Prince George’s County Public Schools and trainers from La Clinical del Pueblo, while attending a two day training on Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools on April 24 and 25 at the Oxon Hill Staff Development Center (OHSDC), Maryland.