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Maryland educators, students, allies come together for school funding

March 18, 2019 6:21pm | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20

On March 11th in Annapolis, approximately 8,500 teachers, students, staff and parents all dressed in “Red for Ed,” united as one for the March for Our Schools for school funding. The protesters marched to the State House to show that multiple counties in the state […]

Parkdale reintroduces AVP projects

March 4, 2019 5:22pm | Carlos Reyes Rivera, '19

Starting again during the 2018-2019 school year after suspicions of inflated graduation rates, PGCPS high schools, including Parkdale, reintroduced the AVP projects as a way to help seniors graduate accurately. According to the Maryland State Department of Education, “the bridge plan for academic validation provides […]

Financial literacy class hopes to decrease risk of debt in students

February 21, 2019 5:53pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Around this time of year, Parkdale students are deciding on what classes they might want to take next year. Whether that would be Psychology or Team Sports, students are just looking for a class that best fits what they’re looking for. However students often overlook […]

Panther boys basketball introduces new head coach; starts slow

February 1, 2019 5:44pm | Alvin Chapman, '19

The 2017-18 basketball season for Parkdale High was a rather rough one under previous head Coach, Seth Coffing.  Coach Coffing led his team to a disappointing 2-20 regular season record along with early first round exits by the later 4A South Regional Champion Bladensburg Mustangs. […]

Increasing number of school bomb threats lead to desensitization of students

January 31, 2019 4:38am | Taylor Clark

According to the Prince George’s County Public School Code of Student Conduct Memorandum of Understanding, making a bomb threat can result in a level-three offense, mostly handled by extended suspension, although sometimes the students are charged as adults. In January 2019, Parkdale along with two […]

Old textbooks sell students short

January 18, 2019 5:54pm | Neziah Osayi

Whether a class’ textbook is over 10 years old or the newest edition of the subject’s textbook, many students and teachers question the effectiveness in not only providing the background information needed for students to understand what their instructors are teaching them, but to make […]

Jafar Hussein: The rise of a 4.8 GPA cross country champion

December 6, 2018 4:38am | Neziah Osayi, '20

In middle school, Jafar Hussein wasn’t the best student. He failed math in the eighth grade and was almost kicked out of his honors math class. But currently, in eleventh grade, Jafar has never received anything less than an A in math since starting high […]

Parkdale administration introduces new drop off system; receives mixed reviews

December 4, 2018 5:18pm | Neziah Osayi '20

Since the final months of last school year, Parkdale adopted a new morning drop-off system. This system, which was headed by principal Dr. Graves Henderson and Sgt. Ruff, had resulted in gridlock traffic within the schools parking lot and the surrounding Good Luck Road. Many […]

Parkdale updates policies to increase safety for students

November 2, 2018 9:09pm | Victor Valdez, 20’

Starting in the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Parkdale has undergone several changes for safety issues. Many would call it an improvement, but others may call it a waste of time. According to Dr. Graves-Henderson’s reminders during the morning announcements, safety is Parkdale’s “number […]

Parkdale offers many opportunities at college and career fair

October 31, 2018 4:47pm | By Neziah Osayi ‘20

On October 10th, Parkdale hosted its annual College and Career Fair, giving students a look into different post-graduation options. Sponsored by Council Chair Dannielle Glaros and Board of Education Member Lupi Grady, the fair was open for all students to explore not only state and […]