New Carrollton School Receives $40K Grant, PGCC Professor Recognized in His Field

Briefs from around Prince George's County.


Patch is on top of the news in the eight municipalities that we cover, but here's some other highlights from around the county:

New Carrollton Middle School Awarded $40 K

Charles Carroll Middle School received a $40,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation on Aug. 9. The money will be used toward the Innovative Learning Schools program, which will promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among its students.

Carroll Middle is one of the four schools in Prince George's County that is participating in the Transforming Education through Digital Learning project. Students receive an iPad and have access to MacBook laptops so teachers can distribute materials virtually and students can create and learn with the newest technology.


PGCC Professor Recognized For Four Decades of Work

Prince George's Community College Professor Rocco Mennella was selected by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers to receive the 2012 President’s Award.

A professor in PGCC's Physical Sciences and Engineering Department, he's taught at the college since 1983.

"It means a great deal to be recognized by such an important group of industry experts," said Mennella. "I hope my enthusiasm and passion for mathematics and science serves as a foundation for my students to make good decisions about their futures in STEM careers," he added.


PGCPS' Back to School Fair this Weekend

Monday, Aug. 20, marks the first day of school for public school children in Prince George's County.

The county will host its annual on Saturday at the . It will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information is availble on the PGCPS' website.


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