Monday, April 22, 2013
After a tornado warning and an evening storm hitting University Park, community residents, volunteers and hundreds of parents and faculty came together on April 20, to participate in the 12th annual Azalea Classic 5K-1K-1 Mile run and walk.
Drawing hundreds of children, parents and community volunteers, the Alazea Classic promoted fitness and healthy living for the University Park community. This year, children attending the University Park Elementary School were encouraged and prepared by faculty to train for the event. Physical education teacher Christy Neff integrated training for the run into the curriculum throughout the year in order to prepare her students for the race. "It's what makes this race unique," said director of the 2013 Azalea Classic Kristi Janzen. “The University Park Azalea Classic is a lot of fun. Smaller kids love to be outside and run around. Older kids and adults either enjoy the competition or just have a great time with their neighbors by getting …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Choir boosters overcome challenges, raise money to make it to South Africa choir festival.
It looks like the Northwestern High School Choir will be going to South Africa after all, according to The Washington Post. Readers may remember Patch's coverage of the choir's fundraising efforts to make it the Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival. At the time, back in February, there was serious doubt as to whether or not the choir could raise the $100,000 necessary to pay for the trip. Since then, the story has gotten some press in a number of media outlets, including within Petula Dvorak's column for The Washington Post. Dvorak's column got the choir national attention, and soon after the post office was practically deluged by donations to help the group. $70,000 in donations, to be exact. It's a whopping haul, especially when you …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
When and where the county's seniors will cross the stage.
It may only be spring break, but graduation is just around the corner for the Class of 2013. Below, find a rundown of graduation times, dates, and locations for every public high school in Prince George's County. Locally, Northwestern High School will hold its graduation on Tuesday, May 28 at 9 a.m.; High Point High School on Thursday, May 30 at 9 a.m.; and Parkdale High School on Friday, May 31 at 1 p.m. All three ceremonies will take place in the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Okay. We get it, Wildcats. You like the Harlem Shake.
The kids at Northwestern really, really like the Harlem Shake meme. If that fact wasn't obvious after students produced not one, but two Harlem Shake videos, there is now a third Harlem Shake video from the Hyattsville high school which scales the meme to massive levels not previously seen locally. Whereas previous Northwestern Harlem Shake videos featured small crowds of students, this one turns up the participation knob to 11, with hundreds of students taking part in the production which was shot in the school auditorium. A school administrator is even seen getting his freak on. (Readers: Who is that bearded dance master at the end?) So congrats, Northwestern High School. I didn't think I would end up writing this much about the Harlem …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A roundup of recent University of Maryland news.
Welcome to UMDigest, a regular summary of news pertaining to the University of Maryland, College Park. (Have something you'd like to see featured here? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.) UMD Will Offer Popular Courses Online The University of Maryland has announced plans to offer four of its most popular classes through Coursera, an online platform used by an increasing number of top-tier U.S. schools. The courses will be available for free, though students who take them online will not receive credit. Read more from the UMD NewsDesk. Women's Basketball to Sport Wild New Footwear If you liked last year's much-ballyhooed football uniforms, you'll love the latest entry to the Terps' wardrobe: black, yellow, red, and white Under Armour sneakers …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Summer Leadership Conference preps county principals for new school year.
Prince George's County principals, administrators and county school officials spent the last four days in a sort of an annual boot-camp designed to give school managers a leg up on the incoming year. Called the Summer Leadership Conference, the four day event helps new and returning principals hit the ground running. This year's conference focused on leadershing in times of change. In training sessions, administrators participated in team-building exercises and development sessions that focused on curriculum, systemic goals, collaborative planning, parent involvement, performance management, special education, multicultural education, and more. During a wrap-up session which reviewed the skills taught to the principals and assistant …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Northwestern.
As the school year comes to an end and graduation is around the corner, it's time to share memories of your time in high school with friends, family and classmates. So share them on Patch! Add your photos from your time at Northwestern High School to this post and have a place to share these memories beyond just the pages of your yearbook. Got a great picture from the homecoming game? What about that special pep rally or school play? We know you have those couple shots from prom. After you upload the photos, tell us who's in them. Congratulations class of 2012!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Twenty Prince George's County students received American Express gift certificates, with four lucky students getting free roundtrip airline tickets, under the Scholar Dollar Family Program to honor academic achievement.
In an effort to embrace student achievement in Prince George's County, the county executive's office and the Prince George's County Public Schools rewarded several students today for their academic excellence through the Scholar Dollar Family Program. The ceremony, which took place at The Mall at Prince George's, awarded several students who earned a 3.0 GPA, made honor roll, or achieved some other significant status with special discounts, incentives and prizes. In addition to American Express gift certificates, four of the 20 students received a grand prize of four round-trip tickets each from Southwest Airlines. The Northwestern High School Jazz Band opened the ceremony with several tunes under the direction of Anthony Townes. Amber …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The top Prince George's County news from the Patchwork on Tuesday, March 1.
Thanks for coming back to our daily PatchCast. Here's what happened in the towns around you since Monday, as seen and heard by our team of Patch reporters.
About five members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. picketed outside Northwestern High School Tuesday morning.
More than 200 people showed up to exercise their First Amendment rights to protest at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville this morning. Five people from Topeka,Kan.—based Westboro Baptist Church, the group known for its anti-homosexual stance and for picketing at the funerals of soldiers, showed up at 9 a.m., waved signs, chanted and sang amended lyrics to songs by Lady Gaga and Ke$ha. “We’re happy to be here … to tell you some truth of God,” said Westboro protester Megan Phelps-Roper. “The definition of loving your neighbor is to warn them … that they are going to hell.” Phelps-Roper, 25, works at her family’s law firm and protests on her days off. “[It is] a big lie that’s told in this nation that God loves everyone,” she said. The …