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University of Phoenix Maryland Campus Names New Campus Director

University of Phoenix Maryland Campus Names New Campus Director

 

University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private university and leader in providing educational opportunities for today’s working learner, today announced the appointment of Josh Chumley as campus director for the University’s Maryland campus. Chumley will oversee all campus operations including academic affairs, enrollment, finance and student and alumni services for the University’s four Maryland locations. 

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

Local Team Heads to New York City for Quidditch World Cup

 

The following information was sent to us by Jo Deutsch: 

 

Today Eleanor Roosevelt High School students announced that they will be heading to New York City November 12-13thto compete in the annual Quidditch World Cup V.  Quidditch is the sport based on the fictional game coined in the Harry Potter series.  
 

PGCPS To Host Public Forums On School Boundaries

PGCPS To Host Public Forums On School Boundaries

 

According to Prince George’s County Public Schools:

 

The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Office of Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries will host three public forums to provide an opportunity for students, parents and community members to share ideas on improving school boundaries. Public input will be used to develop recommendations that will be presented to the Board of Education.

Topics include addressing boundary concerns at Kingsford, Highland Park, Yorktown, and Baden elementary schools; discussing the possibility of shifting sixth grade into middle schools; adjusting boundaries for specialty programs; and ensuring that all students in a neighborhood attend the same schools.

 

Parents Invited to 'Ask MCPS' On October 6th

Parents Invited to 'Ask MCPS' On October 6th

According to Montgomery County Public School's,

Parents are invited to visit with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) central office staff on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in the first "Ask MCPS" event of the 2011-2012 school year.


Bilingual staff will be available for coffee, conversation and to answer parents' questions about programs and services in the school system.

The event will be held at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.  Call 301-279-3100 for more information.


For more information about the "Ask MCPS" event and the Department of Family and Community Partnerships, visit the MCPS website.
 

Prince George's County Public Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Prince George's County Public Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

 

To recognize International Walk to School Day, schools nationwide including Greenbelt Elementary and Hollywood Elementary students and staff will ditch their cars and put on their walking shoes Wednesday, October 5th to emphasize the importance of physical activity. 

The purpose of the event is to create create safer routes for walking and bicycling, improve pedestrian safety and traffic issues, and build connections among families, schools, and the community.

For more information, visit the event website at www.walktoschool.org.

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

Montgomery County Public Schools' Graduation Rate Outperforms State

The following information was sent to us by Rockville Public Information Office:

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students remains strong and is higher than the rest of the state, regardless of the formula used to calculate it. 
  The Maryland State Department of Education calculated the graduation rate using two different formulas this year as part of the annual Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report for high schools. The graduation rate was calculated using the “leaver rate,” which has been used for the past decade, and the new “cohort rate,” which is being used for the first time. 
  Under the leaver rate, the graduation rate for the class of 2011 was 90.7 percent, slightly higher than 2010 (90.1 percent) and higher than the state’s 2011 leaver rate (87 percent). 
 

Student-Run Capital One Bank Branch Celebrates Grand Opening

Student-Run Capital One Bank Branch Celebrates Grand Opening

 

The following information was sent to us by Quon Wilson and Jamie Glick: 

 

State and local officials will join Capital One Bank and Prince George’s County Public Schools on October 3, 2011 to welcome the inaugural class of student bankers at Parkdale High School in Riverdale.