Education

Officials wowed by students’ creativity at PGCPS art exhibit

April 2, 2019

By LILLY REESE — The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) North County Student Art Exhibit, featuring 800 pieces of student artwork from 120 schools, opened on March 28 and county administrators and University of Maryland program directors could only say one thing — “wow!” For [read more]

Literacy Lab proposes partnership with Hyattsville schools

March 20, 2019

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN — Reading success took top priority at the Hyattsville Education Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, as members heard from The Literacy Lab, an educational nonprofit which may partner with Hyattsville elementary schools to help students gain stronger reading [read more]

PHOTOS: University Park Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss

March 12, 2019

On March 1, University Park Elementary School held its annual Dr. Seuss breakfast celebration. The annual event celebrates the life of beloved children’s author, Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, and highlights March as Read Across America Month. The day began with a student sing-a-long [read more]

HMS supply wish list gets community support

February 18, 2019

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN —Teachers at Hyattsville Middle School (HMS) started their spring classes with school supply donations made possible by HMS administration, the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) and the local community. Buying classroom supplies is a common and even chronic struggle [read more]

New funding strategy may expedite HES, HMS projects

January 9, 2019

By BEN SIMASEK — As Hyattsville’s population continues to grow and its schools age, local officials and advocates are coordinating closely with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to ensure that the area’s education facilities meet the needs of young students. By the 2021 school [read more]

PHOTOS: Shop with a Cop 2018

December 19, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The weather outside may have been frightful, but the scene Saturday inside Target and Mall at Prince George’s was delightful. Police officers from local law enforcement agencies took local children shopping for Christmas gifts during the Hyattsville City Police [read more]

St. Jerome Institute announces its new home in D.C.

December 6, 2018

By HEATHER WRIGHT — St. Jerome Institute (SJI), a new classical liberal arts high school, has kept its promise to be in or near Hyattsville. The school will open fall 2019 in D.C., at 1800 Perry Street NE, according to an emailed announcement from Headmaster Peter Crawford. The school will [read more]

School murals in Hyattsville energize students, the community

October 22, 2018

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN — Parents, local artists and supportive faculty deserve credit for the new indoor and outdoor murals that energize the Hyattsville Elementary and Middle schools. The murals at both schools appeared around the same time this summer but are products of different projects. [read more]

PHOTOS: Third Hyattsville Zombie Run is another success

October 19, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Hundreds of runners dressed as zombies, witches, skeletons — and even tacos — walked, ran and stumbled through Hyattsville (zombies aren’t very graceful) to raise money for local schools over the weekend. The Third Annual Hyattsville Zombie Run took place in [read more]
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