News Blasts:

March 2012

The Gazette

March 1, 2012
Bowie teacher receives $10K surprise donation for work in Gambia
Landover Hills school aids in overseas missionary effort

The Gazette

New Hope Academy presents ‘Cinderella’


February 2012

The Bowie Patch

Teacher Accepts Shining World Compassion Award
An awards ceremony on Sunday recognized Beverly Berndt of Bowie for her work with Gambian students.
February 23, 2012

The Bowie Patch

Week in Review: Community Hero
Feb. 19

The Bowie Patch

Teacher Receives $10K to Further Outreach Efforts
The work of Beverly Berndt, who lives in Bowie and teaches at New Hope Academy, was widely recognized after a Patch story was picked up by The Huffington Post.
February 16, 2012


October 2011

The Huffington Post

Maryland Teacher Helps 450 Kids In Africa Get Scholarships
October 7, 2011

The Bowie Patch

Local Teacher’s Passion for Service Makes Global Impact
What started as taking a small group of young people to Gambia for service trip has sparked projects across the country working to help those in need.
October 7, 2011

New Hope International High School's international student exchange program. April 27, 2010 Update.

Listen to an interview with Principal Joy Morrow on "How To Help Children Challenge Authority Respectfully" (audio). April 21, 2010.

Our students reach out to Haiti earthquake survivors. Spring, 2010.

Math-A-Thon Event Helps St. Jude Fight Childhood Cancer One Math Problem at a Time, January 13-21, 2009.

Great new opportunity available: hosting an international exchange student attending New Hope Academy!

Newspaper articles about our school:

[bullet] School community prepares to volunteer in the Gambia (again), New Carrollton Gazette, March 19, 2009.

When her plane touched down in the Gambia in 2007, Bowie's Alysia Flynn knew she was in for more than just a volunteer trip when she saw...

[bullet] Young researchers resume study at renovated lab (New Carrollton Gazette)

The new science lab features storage units, refrigerators and fume hoods (designed to catch odors)...

[bullet] Prince George's Sentinel: New Hope Academy (an early article)

A stroll through the corridors of the New Hope Academy shows an unusual school where children are well-behaved...

New Hope Academy students in the news:

New Hope Academy students win Patriots Technology Summit Challenge!

("Wonder of science on display at annual technology summit: Competitions, workshops and exhibitors plug youth into potential careers" - Gazette)

Congratulations to Hashim Muhammad, Francis Marchitelli, and Robert Abendroth for winning at this year's Patriots Technology Summit Challenge on Saturday, April 26th, 2008. These students broke the all-time record, scoring more points during the Jeopardy Game competition at the 11th annual Patriots Science & Technology Youth Summit than anyone has ever scored in past years. Each student received a Laptop!

For the newspaper article, see the Gazette.

[Patriots Technology Summit Challenge]

[Picture]: students win laptops in technology competitions
Pictured here are Hashim Muhammad and Francis Marchitelli, who along with Robert Abendroth won the competition and received laptops. Gabriel Marchitelli, another New Hope Academy student, won a laptop at the Science and Technology conference held in Baltimore earlier in February.

Three county schools compete in the Maryland science bowl (Gazette)

Kenmoor Middle, the two-time defending champion from Landover, was unable to advance to the single elimination rounds in the 2008 Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl....

[Caption in newspaper]: New Hope Academy eighth-graders (from left) Raquel Ellis of Mitchellville, team captain Kaityly Townsend-Gray of Rockville and Crystal Evans of New Carrollton check over their hydrogen fuel car before the race in the Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl held at Ernest Everett Just Middle School on Saturday in Mitchellville.

For the entire article, see the Gazette.

[Picture]: New Hope Academy eighth-graders in the Maryland Regional Middle School Science Bowl.

PG county council, community college and youth commission focus on issues facing young people during community leadership session (P.G. Legislative Branch News)

Session VI "Teen Talk: An Open Forum on Issues Facing Young People"

The Prince George's County Council, in partnership with Prince George's Community College, and the Prince George's Youth Commission, joined educators, parents, students and community leaders for a special session of the Prince George's Community Leadership Institute on Thursday, March 13. Session VI, "Teen Talk: An Open Forum on Issues Facing Young People," was held at 7:00 p.m. at the Community College.

[Picture]: Council Vice-Chair Marilynn Bland (D) - District 9, with Teen Talk Panelists
For the entire release, with larger pictures, click here.

[Picture]: Youth Commissioner Member and New Hope Academy Student Tiana Bias speaks on Young People and Spirituality during her panel presentation
Youth Commissioner Member and New Hope Academy Student Tiana Bias speaks on Young People and Spirituality during her panel presentation.

[bullet] See also: Student spotlights

Other news articles:

[bullet] New Hope Academy forms bonds with schools in Gambia

Pupils at New Hope have been actively involved in both fund-raisers for their "twin" schools and learning about the Gambia.

[bullet] New Carrollton Gazette: Black History Month at New Hope Academy

Dr. Dorothy Height, 87, chairwoman and president emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, speaks Thursday at New Hope Academy in Landover Hills.

[bullet] Metropolitan Times: Maryland public schools far below standards

Only two schools met state standards last year in a program to determine how well students can apply classroom lessons to real-life problems, according to state officials.

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