• 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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Senior Spotlight: Potomac HS Student Ashantie Pernell

Senior Spotlight: Potomac HS Student Ashantie Pernell

PGCPS senior Ashantie Pernell is a firm believer that making small steps can have a big impact— and that’s exactly what she has done as a top student at Potomac High School.

As a dual-enrolled student at Potomac, Ashantie takes college classes at Prince George’s Community College while also maintaining a 4.2 GPA in courses including Advanced Placement English/Language Arts, World History and Biology.

Outside of the classroom, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Art Society (she loves painting, drawing and sculpting) and Service Learning Club.

Ashantie is also a leader of the Green Team where she is involved in implementing earth-friendly features around school and helping start a recycling program. It is in this area where she plans to focus and expand her impact, studying architecture, environmental studies and sociology at Clemson University in South Carolina — her dream school and one where she has already been accepted.

“I’m a very hands on person and I want to improve the world with a career that incorporates renewable and sustainable features into building,” Ashantie said. “I chose Clemson because of the architecture program. I love where we live, but want to explore more.”