So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for nominees for its annual Principal of the Year award. The award honors exemplary leaders for not only their leadership, but for their commitment to providing an exceptional learning environment for students. The principal chosen for the honor will also represent CCPS as the county finalist for The Washington Post Principal of the Year award. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting nominations for The Washington Post and Maryland Teacher of the Year awards programs. Nominated teachers will be considered as honorees in either one or the other awards program. Additionally, all schools and centers should submit one teacher nominee annually. 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) is hosting a panel discussion 5:30 p.m., Oct. 13, at Thomas Stone High School. The Hispanic Community of Charles County and the DMV — A panel discussion about its history and its future will be moderated by Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D. 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) is helping to prepare students for the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Program by hosting upcoming student and parent/guardian information sessions, one held each month in September, October and December. The topics will cover reading strategies, writing strategies, and speaking and listening strategies. The program is geared toward high school students. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of...
Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. 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 at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School are encouraged to visit the vending machine in office. It doesn’t take change, there’s no card reader. For that matter, it isn’t stocked with chips or sweets. Instead, the machine’s contents are meant to nourish a child’s mind, not serve up empty calories. 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 its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13. A complete meeting agenda is posted on BoardDocs here. 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, refer to the Source Document
The Workgroup to Study the Fiscal and Operational Viability of Public-Private Partnerships for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will meet Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The meeting is open to the public. 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 collaboration meeting between Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Title I specialists and childcare providers is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. 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
There’s fast fashion and there’s yesterday’s news. Students in Thomas Stone High School’s fashion design class embraced both with an assignment to create a garment and accessories using newspaper, ribbon, teamwork and ingenuity. 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
It all started with a jewelry making kit. It seemed like a cute gift for a little girl, one that might keep her busy for a bit. It’s been two years and Cassidy Tyson has not only stayed busy but found a creative outlet that launched a business selling handmade bracelets. 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
Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools Maria Navarro, Ed.D., and Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry greeted teen drivers as they arrived at North Point High School Wednesday morning. We Care is a collaboration between Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the sheriff’s office to remind young drivers to be safe on the road. 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’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Preregistration is required for any speaker who wants to provide comments virtually. Virtual speakers must register by 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Charles County...
Legacy Flight Academy (LFA) and the Southern Maryland Project Management Institute is partnering to host an Eyes Above the Horizon event on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Maryland Airport in Indian Head. The event is set to begin at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the event is to introduce high school students in the Washington D.C., metropolitan area to educational and career opportunities in the field of aviation and STEM. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in...
The annual Charles County College Fair is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at North Point High School in Waldorf. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) juniors and seniors attend the fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of a school field trip. 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 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) office of Community Engagement and Equity will hold an Indian Education back-to-school kickoff event Thursday, Sept. 15, at Thomas Stone High School. Parents of children who are of American Indian and Alaska Native descent can learn more about programs that are funded through the federal Indian Education Program Grant. 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...
Six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students — three seniors, three juniors — will deliver the news this year as anchors for NewsBreak, a bi-weekly show highlighting students, staff and events in the school system. Auditions were held over the summer with the the following students selected to serve as anchors for the 2022-23 school year. Nina Dizon, senior, Westlake High School. Tessah Good, senior, Henry E. Lackey High School. Joshua Pelzer, junior, Westlake. Kameryn...
The Pomonkey High School Alumni Association (PHSAA) honored 100 years of history at its centennial celebration held Aug. 20 at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion. Pomonkey, the first high school in the county for Black students, was founded in 1922. Before then, students who wanted to extend their education beyond grade school would have to attend classes in Washington, D.C., or other cities. The first class to graduate from Pomonkey was the Class of 1924, with the last class graduating...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is partnering with Arts for Learning Maryland to bring arts-integrated learning experiences into the classrooms of elementary and middle school students. The artist-led programs will launch in schools during the 2022-2023 school year. 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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