Education

My Two Cents: An education fight we can all support

September 3, 2019

By PETER DANIELS — Hyattsville residents have engaged in a vigorous debate recently over the location of a desperately needed new middle school. As students prepare for a new year of learning, I want everybody in our community to be aware of another crucial education debate that will play out [read more]

Next steps for Hyattsville Middle School depends on PGCPS RFP

July 29, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — Excitement is mounting over the possibility of building a new Hyattsville Middle School (HMS), but some confusion over the process still remains.  As reported by the Hyattsville Life & Times in June, the current school is in a state of extreme disrepair — [read more]

Teen Center @ Magruder prepares for summer 2019

May 15, 2019

By MAYA KOEPPEN — As the school year comes to a close, the Teen Center @ Magruder is getting ready for a summer of fun. Camp Staycation is the teen center’s summer evening program, which boasts pool days and on-site events, as well as local trips. Teen center camp hours are Monday through [read more]

Felegy third graders create, execute original opera

May 7, 2019

By LILLIAN REESE — One class of third graders at Edward M. Felegy Elementary School are building an original opera from the ground up. Students are writing the script, composing the music, creating the costumes, building the set and even engineering the lights. Don’t believe it? They want to [read more]

Summer reading program expands, empowers parents and students

April 22, 2019

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN — During its Feb. 28 and March 28 meetings, the Hyattsville Education Advisory Committee (EAC) planned for the third year of its volunteer summer reading program, which will continue offering parent workshops and will also expand to include Hyattsville Elementary School [read more]

Mary Pat Donoghue shares views on Catholic education

April 15, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — Mary Pat Donoghue grew up in Hyattsville and was a student, teacher, vice principal and principal at St. Jerome Academy (SJA). From 2009 to 2016, Donoghue shepherded a failing school on the verge of being shut down to a thriving one, complete with waiting lists and national [read more]
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