• Submit Your Spotlight

    Submit Your Spotlight

    Want to share your school news on www.pgcps.org? Follow the steps below to submit your school spotlight.


    • Stories must be submitted by a PGCPS staff member.
    • Stories must be original (text written by you).
    • Stories must not contain copyrighted text or images.
    • Children depicted in photos must have a publicity release form on file at the school
    • The PGCPS Communications office reserves the right to edit or choose not to publish a story
    • Stories submitted and approved for publication may not always appear on the front page of PGCPS.org, but may appear on other pages and/or publications.

    Use this checklist to make sure you have included just what we need to highlight your spotlight.

    • Submit a high resolution photo
    • Include names of elected officials in photos
    • Include school name
    • Who participated in the event
    • What was the purpose of the event
    • When was the event
    • Where the event took place

    How to Submit Your Spotlight:

    STEP 1: Make sure you are using Chrome, Firefox or Safari (no Internet Explorer)

    STEP 2: Make sure your photo is downloaded and saved to your desktop, my documents, etc. (you cannot copy and paste the photo from a webpage, gmail, etc.).

    STEP 3:Login here using your PGCPS login and password. After logging in, this page will refresh.

    STEP 3: You should now see a small gray dot under Step 2 below. Roll over the small gray dot. A dropdown menu will appear.

    STEP 4: Select "Submit Spotlight" from the dropdown menu. A pop-up window will appear.

    STEP 5: Type in a title for your story.

    STEP 6:  To upload a photo, click the image icon. A pop-up window will appear. Click "Add Library" button. Type in a title for your image. Click the "Choose File" button to locate your image in your computer. Click the "Add Library" button to add the image to the form.

    STEP 7: Type a 400 character or less summary of your school news in the "Story" text box.

    STEP 8: When you have inserted the title photo and summary, click "Submit" in the top left of the window. This will submit your school spotlight for publication.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please email websupport@pgcps.org or call the Office of Communications at 301-952-6001.