• Media Advisory: District Heights Elementary to Receive Library Makeover

    May 9, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – District Heights Elementary School will celebrate the grand opening of its new library on Thursday.

    The Heart of America Foundation led the effort to completely transform the space into an inviting, engaging place for learning through a grant from Keller Williams Preferred Partners and The Learn Foundation.

    Over 300 new books will be donated through the grant with another 100 from Prince George’s County Public Schools. Each student will receive two books.

    Approximately 80 Keller Williams Preferred Partners volunteers will work together on Thursday, as part of their annual RED Day community service initiative, to complete the library renovation. Volunteers will paint, build shelves for new books, perform literacy-based activities with students and beautify the entire space. The new media center will feature new mobile shelves, artwork, a reading corner, tables, fresh paint, parent resources and state-of-the-art technology.

    WHAT: District Heights Library Makeover and Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

    WHEN: Thursday, May 11
    Open House: Noon
    Ceremony: 12:15 p.m.

    WHERE: District Heights Elementary School
    2200 County Road
    District Heights, MD 20747

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.