Education

Zombies are coming: HES PTA holds Zombie Run fundraiser

September 19, 2016

BY LEIGH MCDONALD — Zombies will be hitting the streets for the Hyattsville Elementary School PTA themed run on Saturday, Oct. 1. The PTA has organized three themed races: a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 5K, a 1 mile Kids’ Challenge and a 1K Family Fun Run. Each race will start and [read more]

PHOTOS: First day of school in Hyattsville

August 23, 2016

Today marked the first day of school in Prince George’s County. Hyattsville Elementary, Felegy Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Hyattsville Middle, Nicholas Orem Middle, and Northwestern High School welcomed back students for the 2016-17 school year. We asked readers to send in photos from [read more]

PHOTOS: School spirit is high at Back-to-School Pep Rally

August 21, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES  — On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Mall at Prince Georges hosted a back-to-school pep rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pep rally kicked off at center court with inspirational words from Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, who encouraged the students to, “be good to yourselves, each [read more]

New principal Teresa Bey meets with packed room at HES  

August 12, 2016

BY LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — Hyattsville Elementary School’s new principal, Teresa Bey, wants us to know she’s not here by accident. Having worked in the Prince George’s County Public School system for the last 12 years as a teacher, a math specialist and most recently, assistant principal at [read more]

All in the family: Yet another National Merit Scholar

August 11, 2016

BY PRECIOUS DORCH-ROBINSON — A Hyattsville family is two for two after their second child was named as a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship. Rachel Teti, a graduate from Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, was one of approximately 16,000 high school students to be selected as a [read more]

From the Editor: Thank you, Principal Reap

June 11, 2016

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Surprises are always fun. On Wednesday, June 8, Principal Walter Reap walked into what he thought was a staff meeting. Instead, he was greeted by members of the City of Hyattsville Police Department, City Administrator Tracey Nicholson, Policy and Community Coordinator for [read more]

My Two Cents: On community building and local public education

May 15, 2016

BY DAN MUTH —Living in Hyattsville has been described as small-town living in the heart of the big city. To some extent this is true. We fraternize with our neighbors, exchange baby clothes, and mingle on the streets, in the café, or at any number of city- and community-sponsored events. It [read more]
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