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Parkdale News

Foundations of Technology leads to new Foundation of Life

May 3, 2018 1:16pm | Isabella Muehlinghaus, '20

On Tuesday, senior Carla Rivera was gifted a mechanical hand created for her by her own classmates and technology teacher.  Rivera was born with a birth defect that stopped her arm right below the left elbow, but with this new addition comes new opportunities. As […]

Joshua Omoloa elected MASC president; Mr. Adams wins Advisor of the Year

May 3, 2018 1:04pm | Manuel Luis, '18; contributions by Darious Brown, '18

In early April, Parkdale students traveled to Ocean City to attend a Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) conference. In the conference, students from around the state of Maryland attended workshops, speeches and voting sessions for next year’s MASC Executive Board officers. One year ago, […]

Senator Ben Cardin visits Parkdale; talks gun violence in schools

May 3, 2018 12:57pm | Tyrese Fields, '18

On April 13th, Senator Ben Cardin made a visit to Parkdale for the School Violence Summit held in the school library. Students and teachers had the opportunity to raise questions and concerns pertaining to gun violence directly to the senator. The library was filled with […]

Administration cancels promposals in height of prom season

May 3, 2018 12:51pm | Wendy Pheth, '18

On April 14, Parkdale administration announced to the school that “Promposals” were no longer allowed on school grounds during school hours because they caused a disturbance to the school environment. This ban seemingly occurred after one student chose to do his Promposal in the back […]

Parkdale’s Bryce Awono named State Student Member of the Board

April 10, 2018 7:57pm | Lola Fatinikun, '18

After applications, interviews, nominations and elections, Parkdale sophomore Bryce Awono has been named the State Student Member of the Board (SSMOB) of the 2018-2019 school year.   “I chose to run because I saw two sides to the experience of students in Maryland school system,” […]

Prince George’s teachers protest for fair wages and better leadership

April 10, 2018 1:18am | Precious Adetayo-Oguntade, '18

Beginning in mid-March, the Prince George’s County Education Association (PGCEA), or the teachers’ union, encouraged teachers to begin a protest using the “Work to Rule” method,  where teachers would only perform duties that are within their contract and nothing else. To many, this protest was […]

Girl Power Mentoring Program creates truly powerful girls

April 8, 2018 5:26pm | Isabella Muehlinghaus, '20

Not many may know of Parkdale’s marvelous Women Warriors, but they’re still making great strides regardless. The Girl Power Mentoring program was created by Ms. Dana Brown in 2015 as a source to empower young women concerning their wellness and health and personal safety, and […]

PHS students stand up to gun violence in National Walkout Day

April 3, 2018 4:35pm | Neziah Osayi, '20

Video courtesy of Education Week. On March 14, Parkdale students walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence and mass shootings going on in this country. At approximately 9:50 AM, students from classes of all subjects got up from their desks and headed out […]

PHS assembly tackles teen dating abuse

March 1, 2018 2:04pm | Jada Weathers , '20

On February 6, 2018 Parkdale hosted an assembly featuring 93.9 WKSY’s “Little Bacon Bear” to tackle the growing issue of teen dating abuse. According to the Love is respect organization, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in […]

One more snow day means less Spring Break

February 23, 2018 1:48pm | Victor Valdez, '20

Word on the PGCPS streets is that if the county gets more snow days, schools with have to exchange the last days of spring break. Who really wants their vacation being taken away? Obviously no one. The real question is, though, why do schools have […]