So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
Shortly before the 2021-22 school year wrapped up, a group of eighth-grade science students at Matthew Henson Middle School, still had an experiment to complete. 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 30, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135 LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County Public Schools has been recently awarded a Judy Center Early Learning Hub Expansion Grant for Lexington Park Elementary School. This expansion grant will provide additional support and education for families with young children residing in the Lexington...
Professor Mertz Leads Virtual BioMolViz Workshops Pamela Mertz June 28, 2022 - 5:29 pm June 28, 2022 Professor of Biochemistry Pamela Mertz helped lead a series of virtual multi-day workshops in May and June for BioMolViz, an NSF-funded project (NSF IUSE #1712268 and RCN-UBE #1920270) that focuses on developing resources to improve the pedagogy of biomolecular visualization. In May, she served as a leader for a two-day virtual workshop that helped participants learn PyMOL, a molecular...
Amira Abujuma, a rising North Point High School senior, was sworn in by Sharon “Sherrie” Hancock, clerk of the circuit court at the June 27 work session as the new Student Member of the Board of Education for the 2022-23 school year. Abujuma’s term is effective July 1. Student Board Members serve one-year terms. 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 at its work session today approved several administrative appointments. The appointments include five new Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) principals, one new acting principal and five new assistant principals. The Board also approved a few administrative moves. 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 24, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135 LEONARDTOWN, MD – Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, announces the following Administrative Transfers: Ms. Amanda Kellam will transfer from Assistant Principal, 11 month, at Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School to Assistant Principal, 11 month, at Park Hall Elementary...
The Board of Education of Charles County on June 14 approved tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year that include an increase for students enrolling outside of Charles County, and for non-Maryland residents. For students residing in Maryland but who live outside of Charles County, the cost for the coming school year is $9,720. This is an 8 percent increase from the current school year. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest...
Vote for the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland as People's Choice Gretchen Phillips June 22, 2022 - 5:14 pm June 22, 2022 We are pleased to announce that the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland has been selected as a top 100 public art project by CODAworx, a global online community that celebrates design projects that feature commissioned artwork. Please visit CODAworx online and vote for the Commemorative as the 2022 People's Choice. The College’s...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students who are enrolled in Summer School or Summer Boost, as well as staff members who are working at the programs, are eligible to participate in free COVID-19 PCR testing. The testing program is voluntary, CCPS does not require any staff or student to participate in COVID testing. 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
A lot of kids like listening to music, Isaiah DeLeonard likes composing it. The rising sophomore at La Plata High School spent nearly six months penning and arranging his first full composition “War March.” Written for a full orchestra, the composition was inspired by one created by Mark Lortz, a composer and music arranger. 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 line from student to teacher to administrator was not a straight one for Tammika Little, a vice principal at Henry E. Lackey High School. But if she were to connect the dots, her career path may have started to take shape while she was a child. 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will be meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, with an executive session beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by an open meeting at 6:00 p.m. The public may also watch the meeting live via www.smcps.org/streaming. For more details, please call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32177.
It was years in the making and will take a while to bloom but the bird and butterfly garden at J.C. Parks Elementary School was officially opened June 13. Situated at the front of the school, the garden was dedicated to Deanna Wheeler, the school’s science teacher who was instrumental in making Parks a forerunner in green-centric programs. 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 is holding a 6 p.m. work session on Monday, June 27, in the boardroom at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the CCPS website at www.ccboe.com. The meeting will also stream to YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 17, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135 LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Judy Center Early Learning Hub and Food and Nutrition Services is pleased to announce its free summer meals program in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Library and a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Meals are for...
C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School has been recognized as one of the top schools in the country for its use of Imagine Learning, a provider of digital curriculum. The school earned the distinction of 2021-2022 Schools of Excellence, Imagine Reading. It is the only Maryland school to be honored it that category. 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) annually honors outstanding support services personnel in the areas of information technology, central office support, instructional assistant, food service, maintenance, secretary and building services. The awards program was established to recognize the roles support personnel have in maintaining the effective and efficient operations of the school system. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – Chopticon High School will be closing early today, June 14, 2022, due to high temperatures. Repairs to the cooling system are underway, but will not be completed until later today. Chopticon HS will follow the early release schedule, dismissing at approximately 12:45 PM.
More than 13,500 people watched nearly 2,100 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students graduate as members of the Class of 2022. Graduations were held outdoors May 31, June 1, 2 and 3 at Regency Furniture Stadium. 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 recently honored 101 employees who have retired during the past school year or who had notified Superintendent Maria Navarro that they plan to retire at the end of this school year. A retirement ceremony was held June 9 at North Point High School with catering by culinary students with the school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the...
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