District Heights Elementary 
    2200 County Road
    District Heights, MD  20747

    Phone: 301-817-0484 : Fax: 301-817-0561

    "Home of the Pandas"

    Marlowe Blount-Rich, Principal

    School Hours: 7:45 a.m. -1:55 p.m. 

    School Uniform: Mandatory   

    Grades: Pre K- Grade 5 

    Mascot: Panda  



    Dr. Charoscar Coleman, Instructional Director

    Dr. Denise Greene, Associate Superintendent

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    • Uniform Policy

      All students must be in compliance with the DHES uniform policy. Navy blue pants, shorts, jumpers and skorts are required. Light blue shirts are required. Black or brown shoes must be worn. No open toe shoes or sandals are permissible. Thank you for your cooperation in advance..

    • Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

      District Heights PBIS Matrix is being Prepared, Respectful individuals with integrity and Determined to Excel (PRIDE). Students receive ClassDojo points for demonstrating their Panda PRIDE during the school day. We celebrate our students each month with incentives. Parents please continue to encourage your students to show their Panda PRIDE at school and at home. 

      PBIS Shout Out:  

      Congratulations to the following classes for having 95% or better attendance for the week of March 5th through March 9th.

      Primary Winner
      Hooks - 97.39%


      Intermediate Winner
      Riddick - 98.46%


      Honorable Mention
      Clea - 95%
      Holland - 95.45%
      Moore - 97.27%
    • Cafeteria Updates

      The cafeteria will be serving breakfast from 7:30 am - 7:45 am daily

    • School Hours

      SCHOOL HOURS :   School begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 1:55 p.m.   Remember, to receive the full benefit of the instructional program at District Heights Elementary School, it is important to be present and on time every day.   Please do not send your children earlier than 7:25 a.m. because they are not supervised.   

    • Student Agenda Books

      STUDENT AGENDA HANDBOOKS :   Students Agenda Handbooks will be required to assist with home-school communication, time management and goal setting. Agenda Books will be distributed during the first week of school.

    • Student Homework

      HOMEWORK :   Homework is assigned nightly.   Parents are requested to help their children, by establishing some homework guidelines and cooperating with the teachers in seeing that the assignments are completed.

    • Student Attendance

        ATTENDANCE :   Your child should be in school on time and in classes every day.   Time lost from instruction can    never be regained simply by doing make-up work.   Illnesses and emergencies are excused absences.   A complete attendance policy is available at www.pgcps.org .   In addition, your child’s teacher will discuss attendance during their grade level back to school night. Students cannot be expected to perform in a satisfactory manner if they are not present for instruction.   It is imperative that students arrive on time daily.   DISTRICT HEIGHTS DOES NOT OFFER CHILDCARE BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL! TEACHERS ARE REQUIRED BY CONTRACT TO RECEIVE PLANNING TIME BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL AND CAN NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENTS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL HOURS.    

    • Student Supplies

      SCHOOL SUPPLIES :   Students should come to school prepared with the necessary supplies every day and ready to learn. Enclosed you will find a detailed supply list so that your child can start the year with all required items.

    • IXL Math Program

      ixl.com EDUCATION OUR MISSION: SOLVING REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS IN EDUCATION We are passionate about creating and supporting the best educational technology possible.  We strive to develop first-of-their-kind products and solutions that no one else would dream to come up with. HELPING TEACHERS TEACH AND STUDENTS LEARN We develop first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults.  People count on us to make learning as effective as it can be, and we are deeply committed to solving the real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the planet. IMPROVING LEARNING ITSELF We look beyond the specific problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the ultimate goal of improving learning itself.  How can we help everyone learn more deeply and more completely? How can we make learning better?

    • 2018 STEM Fair Winners

      2018 STEM FAIR WINNERS Primary Grades First Place Ms Benston Class                         Ms. Harris Class Second Place      Ms. De Guzman Class Third Place   Ms. Buie Class 2nd Grade First Place Ms. Hooks           Kody King, Zyairah Dillard, Alanna Stevens, Maki Brown,   Javae Foreman, Marcia-Anne Schools                Ms. Hooks           Yanni Johnson, Myana McPhaul, Tahari Jackson, Jalonte Pickeral, JaLeil Thomas       Ms. Hooks Dawn Brown, Jacob Sanchez-Rubio, Terrence Curtis, Elijah Johnson, Dominic Johnson Second Place Ms. Hooks Komrah McPherson, Arianna Gaston, Kayden Lombre, Tyree Hamilton, Aniya Jackson, Lamya Edwards Third Place Ms. Brown Zoie Henderson, Brooklyn Smith, Tyrone Heckstall, Jaden Brown, Isis Bowens, Jevonte Jackson 3rd Grade First Place   Kimoni Robinson                        Second Place Alexander Guevara-Bradford Delvin Harrison Destiny Champ Jovan Gardner Third Place Antwan Stewart Irvin Echeverria-Granados 4th Grade First Place Brendan Gordon Dennis-ionut Caldararu                        Second Place Dylan Ingram Third Place Ashley Mejicanos Amber Brawner Kamauri Gray 5th Grade First Place Tiyahna Gramby          Aleeah Smith                         Second Place Iyanna Faucette Third Place Carlissa Knight


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