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International Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 6th, students, Greenbelt Police, council members and others will be walking to school for International Walk to School Day. Both Greenbelt Elementary and Springhill Lake Elementary are participating in this day to promote safer routes to school, healthier kids, as well as environmental awareness. Join in and go car-free tomorrow if you can!

Parents and Youth Conference Encourages Parents to Get Involved

WHO: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association Council

WHAT: Parent and Youth Conference:

Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010 • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Eleanor Roosevelt High School

7601 Hanover Parkway • Greenbelt


In partnership with the Prince George’s County Parents and Teachers Association

(PTA) Council, Prince George’s County Public Schools will sponsor a Parent and Youth

Conference with the theme “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Our Youth.”

The free conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by

representatives from the national PTA, the National Education Association (NEA), the

Prince George’s County will Benefit from $115 Million in Federal Stimulus to Boost Internet Speed

Prince George’s County’s elementary schools and other public buildings will soon have some of the fastest broadband Internet connections in the nation, thanks to a $115 million federal grant awarded to the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Over the next three years, the grant will enable the construction of high-speed fiber optic broadband connections to 115 County facilities, including every public elementary school and many libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. The fiber network will also serve as a platform for private-sector companies to build “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses in areas of the County where residents are currently underserved.

Board of Education to Break Ground for New School

The new Greenbelt Middle School for 6th-8th graders will be the third Leadership in

Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) school in PGCPS.
Scheduled to be completed in 2012, the new middle school will feature classrooms

for science, art, technology, family and consumer science, ESOL, and special education. The school will also have a gymnasium, a cafeteria, and soccer, softball, and baseball playing fields.

A portion of the old school will also be renovated, modernized, and maintained as a
facility for learning and community access.

WHO: Judith F. Davis, Mayor, City of Greenbelt; Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq. Chair, Board of Education; Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Superintendent of Schools; Dr. David Lever, Maryland State Department of Education; Architectural Designers and LEED Representatives

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Greenbelt Middle School

WHEN: Monday, September 27 • 10 a.m.