Friday, May 24, 2013
The mother of Divesh Riza, a refugee from Nepal, was denied a visa to attend his graduation next week.
High school graduations are traditionally a time for family celebration, but for one soon-to-be Parkdale grad, there will be one important person missing from the festivities at the Comcast Center on Friday. Tara Sangroula, the mother of Parkdale High School senior Divesh Riza, was denied a visitor's visa to come to the United States from Nepal to watch her son graduate, Fox 5 reports. Riza is a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which will fully pay his college tuition, according to Fox 5. He is United States legally with is father and sister as refugees, and said he thinks they reason his mother's visa was denied is that the government fears she will not return to Nepal following the graduation. Riza told Fox 5 that this is…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Christine D. Sarbanes Award honors an educator 'who works avidly to promote reading.'
Clinton Smith, a 10th grade English teacher at Parkdale High School, is the winner of the 2013 Christine D. Sarbanes Award, the Maryland Humanities Council announced Friday. Named after the educator, former MHC board member, and late wife of retired U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, the annual award honors a Maryland teacher "who works avidly to promote reading in his or her school." Smith, a New Orleans native and Davidson College graduate, "has been a tour de force since joining the staff [of Parkdale], obtaining over 1200 books for students through book drives, grants, and personal donations," according to the council. Smith's students improved by more than two reading levels last year and are on a similar pace this year, the MHC said in a…
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.
Monday, August 20, 2012
For thousands of area students, Monday was a day of new grades, new books, and new faces.
Armed with backpacks, pencils, and a fresh set of summer memories, over 100,000 Prince George's County students returned to class Monday morning, marking the start of the 2012-13 school year. The opening bell rings at a time of change for county schools, with outgoing superintendent William R. Hite bound for a new job in Philadelphia. Officials announced Friday that Alvin Crawley, a veteran educator from District of Columbia Public Schools, will serve as his interim replacement. But on Monday, the focus was on thousands of personal transitions: new grades, new books, and new faces. At William Wirt Middle, the scene was a mix of excited students, encouraging family members, and a miniature traffic jam of SUVs and yellow buses—sure signs …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Nina Manio was awarded $1,000 to attend Prince George's Community College.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Submitted by the Office of the Sheriff, Prince George's County: Sheriff Melvin C. High awarded scholarships to three 2012 Melvin C. High scholarship recipients and welcomed their friends and families Tuesday at the second annual scholarship awards and reception. The scholarship recipients were all recent Class of 2012 graduates of Prince George’s County high schools. Before presenting the scholarship awards, Sheriff High greeted the parents and friends of each of the recipients, acknowledging the importance of the people who push and encourage young people to do their best. “The three of you were selected from among a number of worthy applicants, but you were chosen for your academic achievement, community service and extracurricular …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Scenes from the Class of 2012's big day.
Hundreds of seniors garbed in green and yellow robes graduated Thursday morning in Parkdale High School’s graduation ceremony. The ceremony, held at University of Maryland’s Comcast Center, was a celebration of the students’ accomplishments, and an appeal to succeed in either higher education or the workforce. Principal Cheryl J. Logan gave the keynote address, highlighting the school’s diverse background. She implored students to “fit no stereotypes,” a quote by former Secretary of State Colin Powell printed on the students’ academic agendas during the school year. “Did you know that as you move to college and the world of work, many people will put you in box because of your background?” Logan said. “They will take one look at your …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Share your memories of your time at Parkdale.
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 Parkdale 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!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The students' tasks included proposal writing, birdhouse construction and installation, and data collection.
Students at Parkdale High School hope to attract bluebirds to school grounds while also developing their academic, social and technological skills. Twelve ninth-graders each constructed and installed their own birdhouses around Parkdale High School, and are currently monitoring their activity and gathering information to log into a national database. Pre-International Baccalaureate ninth-graders are conducting the service project as part of the STEAM Team, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics—several of the skill areas tapped for the project. Their tasks included proposal writing, constructing and decorating the birdhouses, and recording information for the Cornell Lab of Omithology NestWatch. Students …
Friday, October 21, 2011
We want your photos from Parkdale High's homecoming weekend.
Show your school pride. Want the Panthers to be featured on Patch this homecoming weekend? Add you pictures from Parkdale's pep rally, homecoming dance and spirit week to this post by clicking "Submit Your Photos and Videos" below.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The class of 2011 celebrated graduation at the Comcast Center on University of Maryland's campus.
Parkdale High School's seniors graduated Monday in a ceremony at the Comcast Center on University of Maryland's campus. Various elected officials like County Councilman Eric Olson (Dist. 3), Riverdale Park Mayor Vernon Archer, County Executive Rushern Baker, School Board Member Peggy Higgins and Superintendent William Hite all spoke at the class of 2011's graduation, but the stars were the student speakers themselves, like Salutatorian Arielle Efotte and Valedictorian Vanessa Niba, who thanked various teachers, their parents and God for their success. Principal Cheryl Logan told the students she was proud of them and thanked them for making her first year as Parkdale High's principal so wonderful. She praised them for their efforts and …