Charter school to open in Hyattsville

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — A new public charter school will be opening for 6th and 7th graders this fall. Though it is called the College Park Academy (CPA), its first home will be in Hyattsville. The public charter school was founded by the College Park City-University Partnership, an [read more]

Sixth graders may join Hyattsville Middle School next year

December 10, 2012

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — The opening of Hyattsville’s new elementary school has been delayed until 2014, but some elementary school students may start the next academic year at a new school under a plan that would shift sixth-graders to Hyattsville Middle School. The news came at the [read more]

Postcards from the Past: Dear old Golden Rule days

September 10, 2012

BY PEGGY DEE — As children begin their academic year at Hyattsville Elementary School, we look back at the history of HES. Its first site was at 43rd Avenue and Farragut Street; later it moved to a new building at Gallatin Street and 42nd Place. A growing population led to a second school being [read more]

New principal joins Hyattsville Elementary

July 10, 2012

Principal Julia Burton started at Hyattsville Elementary School in July 2012. Photo courtesy Susie Currie BY SUSIE CURRIE — Anyone heading down Jefferson Street towards Route 1 can see that big changes are in store for Hyattsville Elementary School. By the time school starts next month, a new [read more]

Taking Notes: What’s happening at local schools

June 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — This time next year, builders should be close to finishing a new elementary school at 3120 Nicholson Street, near Nicholas Orem Middle School. Scheduled to open in August 2013, it will serve local students as part of the Prince George’s County Public School system. A PGCPS [read more]

Students shine in area contests

April 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — While much of the country was watching the NCAA basketball championships, Prince George’s County Public School students were vying for titles of their own. Here’s a look at what our local high school and middle schools have been up to this spring. NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL [read more]

Shalom School shut down

April 10, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — Shalom School, a local after-school program well known for its focus on the arts, was suddenly closed down at the end of February. The 16-year-old school, which was housed in the education wing of the First United Methodist Church on Queens Chapel Road at East-West Highway, had [read more]

School loses federal funds, five staff members

March 10, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — Hyattsville Elementary School is facing the loss of five crucial staff after the school’s Title 1 status was removed earlier this year, reducing its budget by $200,000. To receive Title 1 funds, 75 percent of a school’s students must be from families whose income qualifies [read more]
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