"Concerned Alumni, Parents and Friends create higher expectations for our students and allows them to embrace positive experiences and educational opportunities, which builds character, goal oriented young adults, and civic-minded contributing members of the community".

-Avis White Thomas,
Co-Founder of The Village Connection

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Dr. Cornell West
Dr. Cornel West, author, Professor of Religion and African American Studies, at Princeton University encouraged our students to continue their education, and to not confuse success with greatness on a visit to Princeton University.

MC Avis Thomas Lester consults with Lt. Broadwater

Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Broadwater

The Potomac High School Honor Guard Present the Colors

Speaker Nathaniel Graham relates to & inspires PHS students

PHS & TVC Staff, with PHS Students after Mr. Graham's presentation


THANK YOU SPONSORS

Diamond: Dr. Nate Bullock, Cheryln Warren-Mohr, Willie Diggs, Junita White

Platinum: Angela White-Narain, Pia Johnson, TC Boone, Jay Jefferson, Elisa Kimble, Melissa Sheow, Vincint Thomas

Gold:
Stephen Boone Williams

POTOMAC NATION
Potomac Nation on facebook

Willie Diggs, PHS, '81
DreamMakersAcademy
Tel: (240)-535-2426
www.DreamMakersBasketball.org

Dr. Nate Bullock, Jr. DDS PHS, '81
Bullock Dental Centers
4316 Saint Barnabas Rd
Marlow Heights, MD 20748
Tel:( 301) 423-3000
and
In Greenbelt at:
8955 Edmonston Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Tel:(301) 441-8686

Jay Jefferson, PHS, '77
Jefferson Marketing and Promotions
*Screen Printing
*Embroidery
*Team Uniforms
MD/DC/VA/NC
jaymjefferson@aol.com
Tel: (301) 979-1178

Vincint Thomas, PHS, '78
Huggys Personal Training Studio
4000 Albemarle St NW Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 244-7735
www.huggyspersonaltraining.com/



Our Community Partnership with
Potomac High School in Oxon Hill Maryland and the University of Maryland Educational Talent Search Program (UMD-ETSP)

    
Above: (left) PHS College Summit Students present MC Mrs. Avis Thomas Lester and
Tuskegee Airman, Lt. William Broadwater, and Above: (right) Nathaniel Graham
appeals to the all PHS male student group.

ABOUT TVC & THE POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI, PARENTS & FRIENDS NETWORK

The Village Connections PHS Alumni, Parent & Friends Network fosters a spirit of loyalty and fraternity among Alumni, Parents of students and friends of Potomac High School. PHS Alumni, Parents & Friends strives to promote success & programs for current PHS students that assist in the maintenance and enhancement of their academic standing.

PHS Alumni, Parents & Friends are dedicated to building a network of PHS alumni and friends throughout the United States so they can help foster a life-long relationship between Potomac High School and its alumni. Their primary goal is to build a community of strong alumni and friend´┐Żs to help mentor, support, and raise funds for scholarships for current Potomac High School Students.

Special Thanks to: PHS Principal Mrs. Robyn Prince, PHS Smaller Learning Communities Program Manager Mrs. Toni Mcfarland, Mr. Corey Ewing, and the staff of PHS for being instrumental in the planning of the activities and events at PHS.

*There are over 25,000 living PHS Alumni. They reside in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

*THE STUDENTS OF POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL NEED ALL PHS ALUMNI IN THE D.C. METRO AREA TO GET INVOLVED!

Link to POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL website below:
http://www.pgcps.org/~potomac/


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thevillageconnection


Email us at: info@theconnectedvillage.org


Or you can mail your donation in the form of a check to:

The Village Connection, Inc.
P.O. Box 1232
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Your contributions are tax-deductible

Avis White Thomas, PHS alumni, class of 1977, and the Executive Director and Founder of The Village Connection expresses her sincere thanks to Federal Government employees and PHS alumni, parents and the community for their support with their contributions through the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) CFC # 69243

 


The University of Maryland Educational Talent Search Program, (UMD-ETSP)

* The UMD-ETSP program is open to all Potomac High School Students

Location: 3103 Turner Hall, UMD Campus, ph: 301-314-7763
Website: http://www.etsp.umd.edu


Director, UMD-ETSP: Andre Nottingham

EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM

EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM (ETSP) is a federal TRIO program grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by the University of Maryland since 1985. We provide free pre-college assistance to disadvantaged students enrolled at 10 target high schools in Prince George's County Public Schools. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students that graduate from high school and continue on to enroll at an institution of higher education. Educational Talent Search counselors assist individuals by providing early awareness counseling, career explorations, tutorial services, exposure to college campuses, peer mentoring, student/parent workshops, SAT/ACT prep, and assistance with financial aid and college applications. In addition, we assist students who have dropped out by encouraging them to re-enter school.

About The Educational Talent Search Program

TRIO-Talent Search is Educational Opportunity for low-income Americans. Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Seniors will demonstrate that they have well developed decision-making skills.

ASSESSMENT METHODS & CRITERIA

At the beginning of the senior year, students will state where they plan to be in one year and then explain steps to get there. 20-30 papers will be randomly selected and these plans will be evaluated using a rubrics/checklist.

WHO IS SERVED

As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families with incomes meeting the current Federal TRIO Programs Annual Low Income Levels, where neither parent graduated from college. More than 2,700 TRIO Programs currently serve nearly 866,000 low-income Americans. Many programs serve students in grades six through 12. Thirty-seven percent of TRIO students are Whites, 35% are African-Americans, 19% are Hispanics, 4% are Native Americans, 4% are Asian-Americans, and 1% are listed as "Other," including multiracial students. Twenty-two thousand students with disabilities and more than 25,000 U.S. veterans are currently enrolled in the TRIO Programs as well.

*Intersted Potomac H. S. students and parents please contact UMD-ETSP Academic Coordinator, Mrs. Dorsha Goodman, at: dodgoodm@umd.edu, or by phone at: 301-314-7764

More Pre-College programs at the UMD

* The UMD-Pre-College programs are open to Maryland High School Students

Location: West Education Annex, UMD Campus, ph: 301-405-6776
Website:http://www.precollege.umd.edu/


Director, UMD Pre-College Program: Georgette Hardy DeJesus
PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

SAT Prep - Intro to the College - College Access and Success

Lift Summer Program - College Tours - Saturday Academy

*Intersted students and parents please contact UMD-Pre-College Program Coordinator, Mrs. Dolly Ellis, at: dellis@umd.edu, or by phone at: 301-405-6776

The UMD Lift Summer Program website:
http://www.precollege.umd.edu/liftsummeracademy.html



Pre-College programs for D.C. & VA Students

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CONSOLIDATION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (DCCES)

Program Directory Website: http://www.dcces.org/Brochure.htm



Our 2010-2011 Schedule of Student Support Activities at PHS: TBA

Tuesday - July 27
Office of Environmental Justice Environmental Protection Agency: Facilitating Intergenerational Engagement Workshop
Location: Fairfax Embassy Row Hotel, Time: 10 am to 5 pm
* RSVP for attendance ASAP to: info@theconnectedvillage.org, or call 1-877-205-6833

SATURDAY - July 31
Forum: KAPLAN SAT/ACT Combo Prep Test, 8:00:00 am to 12:00 pm,
Location: Potomac High School Lecture Hall ...Please email: info@theconnectedvillage.org for registration form, Fee: $15, Students: please bring (2) #2 Pencils and a Calculator. No Cell Phones

WEDNESDAY - October 13
Forum: The Young Speakers Series,for male students,Featuring: Erwin Thomas, and Angela Narain, for female students, Time 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Location: Potomac H. S. The Lecture Hall

WEDNESDAY - October 20
Forum: The Young Speakers Series,for male students,Featuring: TBA, and female students, TBA, Time 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Location: Potomac H. S. The Lecture Hall

SATURDAY - January 8
Forum: TVC Village Scholar Networking Brunch, Time 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
PHS students welcome Location: Email your RSVP for your attendance and directions

THE EXCELLENCE FOR POTOMAC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:"RITES OF PASSAGE" PROGRAM (EPHSRPP) - Date: TBA
Forum: A year-round program of student support activities, seminars, sessions and visits which will help PHS students be better prepared to receive their education Location: Potomac H. S. facilities

 


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Get involved and help support the Excellence for Potomac High School Students: "Rites of Passage" program (EPHSRPP)
-This "Rites of Passage" program is in the planning stages and will help our students be better prepared to be educated!
-All Contributions are Tax Deductable
-Details of the PHS "Rites of Passage" programs and activities TBA

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