Education

So much more than robot-building and coding

February 7, 2020

By HEATHER WRIGHT — On Feb. 2, students across the state, including at least two teams from Hyattsville, competed in the First Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament, held at DeMatha Catholic High School. In the most well-known portion of the tournament, autonomous robots — designed, built and [read more]

HMS project planning committee offers timeline for rebuild

December 9, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — On Nov. 20, the kickoff meeting of the Project Planning Committee offered a timeline for building a new Hyattsville Middle School (HMS) and provided more information on the design process. “The plan here is not to try to save this building,” said Deanna Newman, who [read more]

DeMatha supports graduate’s community outreach

November 27, 2019

By CHRIS McMANES — Hundreds of Prince George’s County residents will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks to former DeMatha basketball star Jerami Grant.  His Saturday Nov. 23 “Thanksgiving Grant-ed” event at Peppermill Community Center in Landover, Md., was the third one his [read more]

UPDATE: HMS selected for P3 funding, pending Thursday vote

September 17, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — This is a developing story. Second update on September 19: Dan Broder, the chair of Hyattsville’s Educational Facilities Task Force, announced in a Sept. 19 email to the HOPE email group that the PGCPS Board of Education voted to pass the resolution authorizing the [read more]

P3 funding package for HMS may be announced soon

September 11, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Sept 4. Educational Facilities Task Force (EFTF) meeting, Pamela Boozer-Strother, a member of the Board of Education for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), said that “we should just be weeks” away from the finalization of the PGCPS public-private [read more]
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