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Education briefs for Nov. 15

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Published on: Wednesday, November 14, 2012


American Education Week celebrations

Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 is American Education Week. This year’s theme is “Great Public Schools: a Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” Schools in the area are hosting activities throughout the week.

Upcoming events

Oxon Hill High School will be hosting an assembly for female students to talk about building self esteem, promoting self confidence and creating positive relationships on Thursday.

Students at Laurel High School will be participating in a juvenile court case on Thursday. Teen volunteers will perform the roles of defense counsel, prosecutor, bailiff, clerk and jurors.

Mattaponi Elementary School will hold its annual talent night, where students will also showcase their reading, social studies, math and science projects, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Naming ceremony of Katherine A. Rodeffer Music Wing

On Nov. 9, the Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts Academy hosted a ceremony for students, staff, parents and community members to celebrate the naming of the Katherine A. Rodeffer Music Wing.

Federal Impact Aid Survey under way

Prince George’s County Public Schools is conducting a Federal Impact Aid Survey for students who are enrolled. It must be filled out and returned by Nov. 27. The purpose of the survey is to provide funding for textbooks, school supplies and various educational programs. The more forms turned in, the more money schools are able to receive.

First Laurel High School College Fair

The interim superintendent Dr. Alvin L. Crawley attended the Laurel High School College Fair on Nov. 8. This was the first college fair that the school has hosted.

16th Annual Powering Up with Technology Conference

On Nov. 10, the 16th Annual Powering Up with Technology Conference was held at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School. The conference emphasizes technology integration in different school subjects.

TeamBuilders Academy to hold completion ceremony

TeamBuilders Academy, an accelerated adult career training program, will hold its completion ceremony on Dec. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Largo Student Center at Prince George’s Community College.

The course is 14 weeks long and participants are prepared to obtain professional credentials and industry specific certifications directly aligned with employment opportunities.

More than 100 graduates to be recognized at pinning

At 6 p.m. Dec. 18, more than 100 graduates will be recognized at the Department of Nursing pinning ceremony because they have completed requirements to become registered nurses. The ceremony will be in the Hallam Theatre.

Irish Ambassador speaks at U-Md.

On Nov. 12, in the Maryland School of Public Policy Atrium at the University of Maryland, the Irish Ambassador to the United States, Michael Collins, spoke about economic recovery.

Master Research Agreement between U-Md. and Lockheed Martin signed

On Nov. 2, University of Maryland Vice President Dr. Patrick O’Shea and Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President signed a Master Research Agreement, which provides agreed master terms and conditions that will govern individual research and development activities, allowing for a streamlined process in collaborative projects.

U-Md. student co-authors with mother a book for kids in military families

University of Maryland junior Jennifer Fink and mother Debbie Fink have written a book called “The Little Champs,” which is for young children of military families. They are working with the support of organizations like the USO to distribute the book for free to military children.

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