• Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Code Orange – Schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay. Emergency personnel are not eligible for liberal leave and must report to work on time.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center.
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast. 

    Miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018 – Código naranja – Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal. El personal de emergencia no reune los requisitos para la licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • NO habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes NO deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día ni de Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC) ni de los Programas de Educación Especial.
    • Cualquier programa escolar especial que requiere transporte antes del mediodía NO tendrá transporte, incluyendo el Centro de Ciencia Howard B. Owens.
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno.

Bioinformatics Workshop For High School Teachers


A bioinformatics workshop for high school biology teachers will be held on the campus of University of Maryland at College Park during the summer of 2016 (August 8-16). This intensive 5-day workshop aims at exposing high school teachers to basic concepts and analysis skills in bioinformatics and introducing this fast growing field of biology into high school biology curricula. In addition to lectures on bioinformatics, teachers will take part in hands-on bioinformatic exercises and be involved in the development of a bioinformatic lesson plan appropriate for high school.  

The workshop is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation in conjunction with a research project on the genomics of fruit development  (http://www.clfs.umd.edu/CBMG/faculty/Liu/lab/Rosaceae/index.shtml). Each participant teacher will receive a stipend of $180 per day. In addition, each teacher is encouraged to bring 2 high school students to attend the workshop and work as a team in the development of the lesson plan. 

To apply, please send the following information to zliu@umd.edu by Jan. 15, 2016.

(1) Your resume (include your contact formation).   

(2) A brief reference letter from your school principal. 

(3) A brief paragraph about your background in biological training and why you are interested in attending this workshop. 

 Please send the information in a single email and indicate “Summer Workshop” in your email subject title. Priority will be given to teachers from Prince George’s County Public Schools. 

Science Office Pre-K to 12
Instructional Services & Supply Center
9201 East Hampton Drive
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
Office: 301.808.8254
Fax: 301.808.8253

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