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]

PHOTOS: Dance showcase brings books and paintings to life

April 9, 2016

BY GABRIELA MARTÍNEZ — High school and middle school students from Prince George’s County showed off their dance skills during the Prince George’s County Schools 19th Annual Dance Showcase on Saturday, March 19. With the help of their dance instructors, the students created  elaborate [read more]

PHOTOS: Local elementary school art show expands

March 4, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — On Wednesday, March 2, all 534 students at Hyattsville Elementary School (HES) from preschool to 5th grade had a piece of art showcased at the school’s art show, according to art teacher Sarah Yazvac. There were many new additions to the art show this year. “We [read more]

DeMatha loses first league game

January 28, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Gonzaga College High School took round one of its regular-season rivalry with DeMatha on Jan. 20 with a 73-70 victory. It was the Purple Eagles’ first win at the LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney ’99 Convocation Center, which opened in 2010. The Stags were ranked sixth in the [read more]

DeMatha guard Markelle Fultz named McDonald’s All-American

January 28, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — You can now count Markelle Fultz among the finest players in DeMatha Catholic High School basketball history. And for a program that former coach Morgan Wootten built into a national powerhouse and present coach Mike Jones has maintained among the nation’s elite, that’s [read more]

Hyattsville resident receives school counselor top honors

January 22, 2016

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The American School Counselor Association said state representatives for the “Counselor of the Year” program were selected because of their school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership and advocacy skills and contributions to student [read more]

City awards 13 educational enrichment grants

December 12, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The City of Hyattsville Education Advisory Committee, which established an Education Enrichment Grant Program earlier this year, announced Dec. 7 it’s first 13 recipients. The maximum award was $500 and the selected grants range from $220 to $500. “The committee was [read more]
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