Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Proposed parking restrictions aim to make streets safer for high school pedestrians and the motorists who have to negotiate them.
It could soon get a little bit harder to find a parking space near DeMatha Catholic High School during the school day, but city officials say a proposed parking restrictions will make Madison Street and 44th Avenue safer for students. At tonight's City Council meeting, Hyattsville's elected leaders will consider a new set of parking restrictions on some streets around DeMatha. According to a memo from Hyattsville City Police Patrol Services Commander Lt. Mark Roski to the City Council, officials from DeMatha Catholic requested new parking restrictions along 44th Avenue and Madison Street. School officials originally wanted there to be no parking on 44th Avenue between Madison and Oglethorpe streets from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days. …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Bowie's Marcus Canty, who finished fourth in the national singing and performing contest X-Factor, went to Hyattsville Middle School and spent a year at DeMatha High.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The basketball team took home another big win last month.
The DeMatha basketball Stags took home their title in the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic series in San Diego last month. The Hyattsville team won the finale game in the National Division 74-64 over Windward School of Los Angeles. Read more about the Classic here watch the YouTube video from the finale.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Here are the game highlights in photos.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Here's a photo of the DeMatha Catholic High School soccer team running before a game in Hyattsville.
Monday, November 7, 2011
About Bingo, chorus and church.
Happy Monday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. There’s a city council meeting tonight. Check back here a bit later for the details. 2. Check out some of the latest videos from the Hyattsville Middle School CPA Chorus. 3. The WCAC Soccer Championship featuring DeMatha High vs. Gonzaga High is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium in Germantown. 4. Have you checked out First Baptist Church of Hyattsville’s website lately? It’s rockin! 5. Seniors, are you into Bingo? Games are held each Wednesday at the recreation building at Magruder Park. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The five things you need to know today.
1. Last night’s special City Council Meeting covered a number of important topics. The Council decided to give back $89,000 awarded to the city in an energy grant. They discussed renovations to the Arcade building and went over improvements to downtown parking lots. The members also moved forward with a plan to hire a Human Resources coordinator. 2. The Hyattsville’s Farmer’s Market will be open today on Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street at 2 p.m. 3. Read about DeMatha football standout Michael Moore’s 110-mile daily round trip and why he does it in this Washington Post profile. 4. Today’s weather is expected to be sunny with a high of 67, according to the National Weather Service. 5. This date in history – On October 25, 1962 …
Monday, October 17, 2011
A Northeast High School student was injured during an altercation with a DeMatha Catholic High School student Sunday at Brooklyn Park Middle School.
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating the alleged assault of a 17-year-old Northeast High School lacrosse player who was injured during a game Sunday in Brooklyn Park. The players from Northeast were reportedly not participating in a game that was sanctioned or sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. According to a police press release, a 16-year-old DeMatha Catholic High School player cross-checked the Northeast player, hitting him in the "head area," during an altercation between players. About 1:40 p.m. Oct. 16 officers responded to Brooklyn Park Middle School for a reported assault. Once on the scene, they learned that the lacrosse game between Northeast and DeMatha was interrupted by the altercation between players. As…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Amos Mobaidin, a DeMatha grad and now a freshman at Catholic,
learned the game from his father, who grew up in Jordan.
Mohammad Mobaidin grew up in Jordan, moved to the United States when he was 18 and eventually enrolled at the University of Maryland. While living in Amman, Mobaidin played soccer, which is the most popular sport in many countries around the world. “I was on the school team all the way through. I played some [team] handball, but we always stuck with soccer. We played on the street,” said Mobaidin, now a businessman. While living in New Carrollton, he taught the game to his son, Amos, who graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School last spring. “We would kick the ball around in the yard,” said Amos Mobaidin, who later moved to the University Park-Hyattsville area with his family. Amos, who was born in Silver Spring, began playing soccer …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A new solar array at DeMatha Catholic High School could generate as much as one-third of the school’s electricity.
With the installation of solar panels atop its gym building and Convocation Center on Thursday, DeMatha Catholic High School passed a new milestone in Prince George’s County history. It is the first school—private or public—in the county to meet some of its daily electricity needs through solar power. The system is expected to generate 127 kilowatts of electricity. According to Daniel McMahon, DeMatha’s principal, that will be enough to supply as much as 30 to 35 percent of the school’s daily electricity wattage. Affordable Solar Works installed the system over the last two weeks, according to Ed King, DeMatha facilities director. King said that the installment is the final construction step, and that the school is due to receive its …