So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 3, 2023 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will hold a retreat on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at The Riverview Restaurant at Wicomico Shores, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. The retreat will begin at 1:00 p.m. No official business will be conducted during this time. For more information, please call 301-475-5511, extension 32177.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for parent and community volunteers to serve on the school system’s District Committee on Assessment. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
With temperatures dipping, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) fifth graders are taking the plunge. The CCPS water safety program is in its fourth decade teaching students the basics of water safety. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) fifth-grade musicians jammed Saturday during an Instant Concert at St. Charles High School. Before taking the stage, band and orchestra students in elementary school learned the music they would perform within hours from CCPS music teachers and high school students who served as mentors. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Garms and Goethel Present Research at Alaska Marine Science Symposium Lee Capristo January 30, 2023 - 10:47 am January 30, 2023 Sophia Garms, environmental studies major in the Class of 2023, presented her research "Investigating the critical thermal maximum of Pacific Arctic Bivalves" at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, from Jan. 23-27, 2023. Garms' research mentor, Marine Biology Visiting Assistant Professor Christina Goethel, also presented her research "Effects...
The Eagles — a VEX Robotics team from North Point High School — was named a tournament champion at the Jan. 21 VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown competition. Lucky Duckies, a community team made up of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in the Southern Maryland Robotics Club, shares the title of tournament champions with North Point. Both teams advance to the Maryland State Robotics Competition March 3 at Dundulk High School. Charles County Public Schools only posts a...
Prof. Wooley, President of Association of Departments of English Gretchen Phillips January 31, 2023 - 2:53 pm January 31, 2023 Christine Wooley, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, recently began a year-long term as president of the Association of Departments of English (ADE) after being named to the position last spring. The ADE supports academic departments focused on studying literature, writing and culture by helping its members successfully lead and manage their...
Professor of History Adriana Brodsky Featured Guest on Podcast Lee Capristo January 30, 2023 - 4:42 pm January 30, 2023 Professor of History Adriana Brodsky was interviewed by “Bridges to Argentina” podcast host Gabriele Dumpys Woolever as one of a six-part series, “Immigrant Stories & Lives.” The series, directed by Benjamin Bryce, discusses the history of immigration to Argentina. Brodsky’s interview, “This is Not Your Gefilte Fish: Couscous, Cookbooks, and the Making of Modern Argentine...
The Board of Education of Charles County today announced the resignation of Board Member Cindy Coulby. In sharing her resignation with the Board, Coulby cited personal reasons behind her decision to vacate her seat on the Board representing Charles County District 1. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Professor Mertz Gives Invited Talk at UT Austin Pamela Mertz January 30, 2023 - 12:08 pm January 30, 2023 Pamela Mertz, professor of chemistry & biochemistry, gave an invited talk at the University of Texas at Austin on January 26, “One Rubric to Rule Them All: The Megalorubric for Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes.” The talk focused on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s development of a rubric where course assignment grades map onto a program level assessment system...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 30, 2023 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, with executive session beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by an open meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland. The public may also watch the meeting live via www.smcps.org/streaming. For...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 30, 2023 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, is seeking applicants to serve on the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Ethics Panel. The Ethics Panel is a five-member body whose primary responsibility is to provide advisory opinions, conduct hearings on ethics complaints, and make recommendations to the Board of Education on matters relating to...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its annual winter chess tournament in person at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Henry E. Lackey High School. The tournament is open to chess players in Grades kindergarten-12 with spectators allowed to view the event. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Students in Grades 9-12 who attend Henry E. Lackey, La Plata, Maurice J. McDonough, Thomas Stone and Westlake high schools can earn high school graduation requirements outside of the regular school day by completing an extended-day course for original credit. Courses are taught using the online APEX learning platform with deadlines set for unit completion. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source...
Charles County Public Schools’ (CCPS) School Meals site, home of breakfast and lunch menus, has a fresh new look. The more user-friendly layout houses all relevant links, nutrition facts and other important details in one place. Find the School Meals website link on the front page of www.ccboe.com in the icons grid or download the MealViewer To Go app in your favorite app store. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the...
For nearly 20 years, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in third grade have been given the gift of words when members of rotary clubs give each their own dictionary. “You will appreciate this gift for the rest of your life,” Kiran Sitkoula, a member of the Rotary Club of La Plata, said to members of Jessica Garcia’s class. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
The Board of Education of Charles County held two meetings this month, a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and a work session meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. Agendas for both meetings are posted to BoardDocs here. All Board meetings are streamed live at www.ccboe.com and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article...
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today released student data for the spring 2022 MCAP assessments in mathematics and English language arts. Students across Maryland completed the MCAP, or Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program, for the first time in 2022 since the launch of the state’s new assessment tool. The MCAP administration was delayed for three years due to the pandemic. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeking input from parents, staff members and students regarding progress on areas outlined in the school system’s strategic plan. Staff developed three stakeholder surveys: one for parents, one for staff and one for students in Grades 4-12. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
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