Sat. School Opens at Watkins Mill and Einstein on Oct. 2

September 23, 2004
Two additional George B. Thomas, Sr., Learning Academies-also known as “Saturday Schools”- are opening on October 2.

Albert Einstein and Watkins Mill high schools will join eight other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) high schools in hosting the free Saturday morning programs, which provide enrichment, tutoring, and mentoring for students in Grades 1-12.

Grand opening ceremonies at both Einstein and Watkins Mill will begin with a special session for parents, students, tutors, and guests from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Those attending will receive information about the academic instructional program, training for parents and tutors, and information about the operation of the center. After parents and students are dismissed, center staff will conduct a tutorial training from 10 a.m.-noon.

The George B. Thomas, Sr., Learning Academy, Inc. was established in 1986 by the Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity as an outgrowth of the Saturday School Initiative of Blacks United for Excellence in Education. Saturday Schools are open to all students. In addition to the two new centers, other Saturday School sites are Montgomery Blair, Gaithersburg, John F. Kennedy, Northwest, Paint Branch, Sherwood, Springbrook, and Wheaton high schools.

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