So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
NiYa Costley, Ph.D., is a long-time Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teacher who strives to help students succeed. Costley has been with CCPS for nearly 25 years as a deaf and hard-of-hearing itinerant instructor. She started with the county in January 2005 after a vacancy for the position opened. While her main office is Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, she travels around to different schools to work with students there. She also teaches an American Sign Language (ASL) class at...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teams competed in the VEX Robotics Southern Maryland VRC Tournament held Jan. 21 at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata. Middle school and high school teams showcased their engineering know-how along with creativity, teamwork and problem-solving skills. 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
Assoc. Professor González Hurtado Co-Edits Journal Lee Capristo January 30, 2024 - 9:45 am January 30, 2024 Argelia González Hurtado, associate professor of Spanish, is co-editor of a dossier for the online academic journal Cuadernos del CILHA of the Interdisciplinary Center for Hispanic America Literature of the National University of Cuyo in Argentina. The dossier, titled "Redescubriendo el paisaje en el cine del siglo XXI: identidades, espacios y reconfiguraciones," comprises an...
Seventh- and eighth-grade students set up earlier this month for middle school volleyball tournaments. 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
Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) educators have recently earned the CCPS Canvas Certified Educator (CCE) program scholarship. The scholarship reflects their professional achievements and supplements the support of a successful implementation of Canvas with CCPS in the Fall of 2024. Canvas is a web-based learning management system used by school systems, educators and students to access content and communicate with each other. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of...
Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black Appointed as Inaugural Director of Student Fellowships and Awards Katherine Gantz January 29, 2024 - 5:56 pm January 29, 2024 Following a rigorous application process led by a search committee comprised of faculty and staff, Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black has been appointed as the College's inaugural director of student fellowships and awards. As outlined in Pillar I of The Rising Tide Strategic Plan, this will be a key leadership position in our efforts...
Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) have recently earned or retained National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The designation is an indicator of effective and accomplished teaching. 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 Scholarship Application Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 10, will help college-bound high school seniors and their parents navigate the application process. 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
Markus Edegran '16 Wins U.S. Olympic Sailing Trials; Leo Boucher '23 to Compete in February Chuck Steenburgh January 26, 2024 - 5:26 pm January 26, 2024 Former SMCM varsity sailor Markus Edegran '16 won the U.S. Olympic Trials in the men's formula kite event that concluded January 13 in Miami, Florida. Edegran held the lead for the majority of the 8-day, 26-race event. The United States has yet to qualify for the men's formula kite in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Edegran will have a chance to...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeking the next Student Member of the Board of Education of Charles County, also known as the SMOB. Current high school sophomores and juniors can apply for a term serving the 2024-2025 school year. Interested students must meet CCPS academic eligibility requirements. 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
Psychology Student and Alum Awarded Research Grants from Psi Chi Angela Draheim January 24, 2024 - 11:56 am January 24, 2024 Psychology and art major Katya Scott ’24 was selected as a recipient of a 2023-24 Fall Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant from Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, for her project entitled “Art Therapy with Ukrainian Refugees.” The $1200 grant will help cover transcription fees for the interviews she plans to conduct as part of her SMP...
As part of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future implementation, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) launched a comprehensive review process for local school systems. All Maryland public school systems, including Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), are in the school review process for the 2023-2024 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
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in Grades 9 through 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. 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 Bailey Joins Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Angela Draheim January 21, 2024 - 7:16 pm January 21, 2024 Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey, along with four colleges from the Council on Undergraduate Research Transformations Project (CUR-TP) presented, “Leading Structural and Cultural Change to Advance Curricular Scaffolding for Equity” at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges and...
Varsity Vocals will host the quarterfinals of the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Feb. 10 at St. Charles High School. 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 met Jan. 9, for its regular meeting. A meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. The January Board meeting took place virtually due to inclement weather. Student and staff recognition, presentation of resolutions, and public forum for the Jan. meeting was postponed. The meeting was streamed live on www.ccboe.com and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in...
Professor Eberly Appointed to Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism Chuck Steenburgh January 19, 2024 - 1:16 pm January 19, 2024 Professor Todd Eberly was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. The Commission was created in 1994 to oversee Maryland's AmeriCorps activities and resources under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, reviewing and approving all funding under...
Due to inclement weather all Charles County public schools will be closed today, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for CCPS staff who follow the code system. Follow the CCPS website at www.ccboe.com for the most up-to-date CCPS news. 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
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Charles County public schools will open two hours late on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff who follow the code system. Staff will continue to monitor the weather. 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) middle and high school musicians are tuning up for the All-County Honors Band concert set for Thursday, Jan. 25. 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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