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Volunteer Opportunities Available with Nation's Football Classic

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Nation's Football Classic


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DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input


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Academies at Anacostia to Host 1st Annual College Signing Day Ceremony


 This event comes to us from Dan Cronin:


To celebrate the school’s significant turnaround and the large number of college acceptances for members of the class of 2011 the Academies at Anacostia will host its first annual college signing day ceremony on Friday, May 27, 2011 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.  

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Mayor Gray Announces Launch Of Truancy-Reduction Program


This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright announced the launch of a coordinated, multi-agency effort to reduce truancy among students in the District’s public schools.


Basketball Stars Team Up In Southeast To Promote Teen Vaccinations

Former NBA All-Star Bob Lanier and current Washington Mystics Forward Monique Currie joined forces today at Sousa Middle School in Southeast D.C. to encourage teens to receive vaccinations, as part of the Vaccines For Teens campaign.

The event, sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares in association with the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), featured the basketball stars, as well as other special guest speakers, like John Kach, a Meningococcal Disease Survivor, discussing the importance of teens receiving vaccines for influenza, meningitis, and other life-threatening diseases.

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

 Date:      Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:     7:30am-4pm
Where:  Charles H. Flowers High School

                10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

                Springdale, MD  20774

The 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology is sponsored by the Patriots and Chairman and co-partner Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.   Mr. Baker will also be the keynote speaker at our luncheon activity and will emcee the Patro-Tech Game Show/Social Media Jeopardy. 

Morning Sessions: