Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sponsors, donations sought to help put on April art show at Busboys and Poets.
The Pathways Schools, a regional network of therapeutic schools for middle and high schoolers, is looking for local patrons of the arts to help support an upcoming student art show in downtown Hyattsville. “We are really trying to actively solicit donations and contributions," said Dr. Tania DuBeau, director of programs for the Pathways Schools. "Fundraising is critical and every dollar counts, every donation makes a difference.” The second-annual art show, raffle and sale will be held on April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, will help fund the academic, therapeutic and vocational components of The Pathways Schools programs. The Pathways Schools operate six therapeutic educational …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Hyattsville's Catholic schools return to session on muggy morning.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thousands of students descend upon local schools for first day of new school year.
Friday, June 8, 2012
"I feel like a member of my family has passed." - Students, staff and alumni bid farewell to 68-year-old Hyattsville private school.
After 68 years educating children in Hyattsville, the Concordia Lutheran School closed its doors for good yesterday during an emotional church service attended by students and staff from throughout the school's history. School officials and church leaders encouraged the students to use the lessons of their faith as a guide in the days and years ahead. "This is a hurtful day today," said Rev. Lloyd Gaines to the students during a sermon. "It feels like a promise is being broken…but in this world promises are often broken." But despite the close of the school, and the broken promise which that closing represents, Gaines consoled the students by reminding them that, according to their faith, they will never be without God. "I am with you …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
St. Francis International School expands summer programs to dormant Hyattsville campus starting in June.
For the first time in two years, the clatter of children will once again return to the campus at St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church in northern Hyattsville. Located near the intersection of Adelphi Road and University Boulevard, the campus was closed in June 2010 when St. Mark's Elementary School merged with St. Camillus Elementary School to form the St. Francis International School in Silver Spring. According to an announcement from Tobias Harkleroad, principal of St. Francis International School, the Hyattsville campus will host a number of summer enrichment programs starting this June. "As Saint Francis International School continues to grow over the coming years the school administration looks forward to more ways to better …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
All of DeMatha's music ensembles win first place recognition at Virginia Beach Music Festival except for one, which came in second place to another DeMatha music ensemble.
DeMatha Catholic High School's bands and choruses returned triumphant from the Virginia Beach Music Festival, held last weekend. In what has become almost routine for the music program, every single DeMatha ensemble which participated in the competition came away with first place awards in their divisions. The only group which didn't claim first place was Percussion Ensemble II, which came in second in the Percession Ensemble Open Division, losing first place to DeMatha's Advanced Percussion Ensemble. In all, the school was competing against 38 different performing groups split between seven different schools from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Georgia. "The kids have stepped up, and as usual, lived up to the tradition of the …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
After a five-year stint working in Howard County schools, Edgar Batenga returned to the school that was once the rival of his own alma mater.
Edgar Batenga, Northwestern High School’s new principal, met the parents of some of the students he will be overseeing starting later this month. He offered them hope tempered with truth: it’s going to be a challenging year. “My desire is to open up more programs and dance is one of them,” Batenga said during a meeting held Wednesday evening at Nicholas Orem Middle School. “One of my biggest priorities is to get more money from our … delegates. Some academic classes this year will have 30-some students, while some electives likely will have more than 40. “It’s a strain,” he said. “I’m squeezing. I’m squeezing all the resources.” Batenga, a graduate of High Point High School in Beltsville, replaces Jerome Thomas, who left earlier this …