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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
If the team is victorious in Tuesday's semifinal match, they will go on to compete in the final game.
The University Park Elementary School Science Bowl team has made it to this year’s Science Bowl semifinals and will face off against Cora Rice Tuesday for a spot in the final game of the season. Science Bowl the televised, award-winning quiz show Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). More than 7,500 local children have appeared on Science Bowl in either its elementary or middle school competition since the programs inception in 1986, according to a PGCPS statement. Tuesday’s competition will be televised, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Comcast channel 96 and Verizon channel 38. The winner of the final game will earn the title of 2012-2013 Elementary School Science Bowl Champion.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Parents have long worried about their children getting the nutrition they need. While many schools try their best to provide healthy options for students, some parents would rather take the brown bag option.
It’s no secret that eating right can make all the difference in the academic performance of a child, but parents often wonder if schools can provide the nutritional food kids need. Kiersten Johnson said that she makes sure to give her daughter, Grace Johnson-Scroggins, 6, who attends the Barrie School, healthy and organic food free of pesticides, and that public schools might not meet her standards. “I know what public school lunches are like,” Johnson said. “What you put in is what you get out. So you put good healthy food in without pesticides or anything else that’s used in agriculture then you get good nutrition and good performance out. I only give her organic food because we know what the state of farming in this country is and it’s …