So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
A group that was formed to bring togetherness amongst African American male students at Westlake High School is reunited for another year of camaraderie and growth. The 2022-2023 school year marks the second year of the Elite Black Men group at Westlake. The group stemmed from the Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys for Maryland (AAEEBB) initiative, an initiative dedicated to developing and implementing strategies to improve the educational experience for Black boys in...
The Board of Education of Charles County elected Michael Lukas as its chairperson and Yonelle Moore Lee as its vice chairperson at the start of the Jan. 10 meeting. The Board votes annually in January to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson. Both Lukas and Moore Lee were elected unanimously by Board members. The chairperson and vice chairperson serve a one-year term. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article...
The Charles County Scholarship Fund application for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school seniors is now open. The Charles County Scholarship Fund is offering more than 60 scholarships this year to CCPS high school seniors. Students can apply for scholarships now through Wednesday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Late submissions are not accepted. 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
Avery Boarman, a second grade student at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, recently placed in the Maryland Judiciary’s 17th annual Conflict Resolution Day bookmark art contest. Maryland’s Judiciary's Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) opens the contest to Maryland students in kindergarten through eighth grade. This year, the contest garnered 3,115 entries from 54 schools. Students who place first, second and third receive cash prizes. Charles County Public Schools only...
Professor of Art Sue Johnson Awarded Individual Artist Fellowship Lee Capristo January 07, 2023 - 2:40 pm January 07, 2023 Professor of Art Sue Johnson has been awarded a prestigious 2023 Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. One of eight artists in the state of Virginia to receive this award, Johnson will use the fellowship support to complete work on her forthcoming artist book, "Burn a Pan Tonight: Still Life with Woman." The project focuses on images of women...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 9, 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 be meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2023, with an executive session beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by an open meeting at 9:00 a.m. The public may also watch the meeting live via www.smcps.org/streaming. For more details, please call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32177.
19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Chuck Steenburgh January 06, 2023 - 11:07 am January 06, 2023 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Annual event returns in person for first time since 2020 The celebration of the legacy of Revered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. returns to an in-person format for the first time since the pandemic at the 19th Annual...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., has recently addressed a few incidents in which either staff or students demonstrated hate/discriminatory speech. As previously noted in her letter to the community in December (linked here), the school system has prioritized its focus on ensuring these types of incidents are both addressed and prevented. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) continues its partnership with the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) in the 2023-24 academic year by offering the Early College Program to high school students. Upcoming information sessions are planned for students and parents interested in learning more about the program and registration 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
Katherine Gantz Named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Chuck Steenburgh January 04, 2023 - 8:05 am January 04, 2023 St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda C. Jordan has appointed Katherine L. Gantz as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, effective January 9, 2023. The leadership position reports directly to the president. “After a thorough and vigorous national search that produced a group of outstanding candidates, Dr. Katie Gantz...
The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. 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. 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
Four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seniors are representing the school system this year in the Maryland General Assembly’s Student Page Program. They are seniors Jordyn Davis, Gabrielle Moore, Madeleine Schmidt and Vernon Stover. 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
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Partners with Cecil College for New Chemistry and Biochemistry Articulation Agreements Shanen Sherrer January 03, 2023 - 11:49 am January 03, 2023 Students from Cecil College now can easily transfer into St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s chemistry and biochemistry majors with the signing of two new articulation agreements. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer led the development of these agreements, which lay out the sequence of courses...
Professors Assist Calvert Marine Museum with Recovery of Fossil Whale Skull Geoffrey Bowers December 24, 2022 - 12:13 pm December 24, 2022 Associate Professor Geoffrey Bowers and Visiting Assistant Professor Victor Perez both assisted the Calvert Marine Museum with the recovery of a ~12 million year old fossil whale skull on Monday, December 19th. The whale skull was found in a concretion on the beach in Calvert County estimated to weigh ~650 lbs. Bowers and Perez worked with many other...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 29, 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 hold an Executive Session on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:00 a.m., followed by a work session on the budget at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room. The public may also watch the meeting live via www.smcps.org/streaming. For more details, please call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32177.
High school students currently in Grades 8-11 can apply to attend the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Virtual Academy program for the 2023-2024 school year. The application window opens 7 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, and closes at 11:59 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24. Late applications will not be accepted. 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 Kaisen's paper featured at 18th annual Product and Service Innovation Conference Joshua Kaisen December 20, 2022 - 5:50 pm December 20, 2022 Visiting assistant professor of economics Joshua Kaisen's paper, “When Believing is a Stretch: Prosocial Goal Communication in Reward-based Crowdfunding," will close out the 18th annual Product and Service Innovation Conference in Park City, Utah hosted by the University of Utah. The talk will be presented by the paper's co-author Daniel...
Almost every month, principals of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) meet at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building to discuss systemwide updates, receive professional learning and network. In December, the principals take part in a community service activity to benefit a family at their respective schools. Each principal (or an assistant principal filling in) put together a care package of food items that could be used by a family for a holiday meal. The nonperishable items were...
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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) physical education (PE) teachers were recently honored by SHAPE Maryland, an organization that promotes and supports health and wellness. The state chapter of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) honored four CCPS PE teachers each received the Simon McNeely Award for outstanding teaching and service in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Honored were Jonel Barnes of Henry E. Lackey High School, Kristin Jones of Mattawoman...
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