So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 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
Phoenix International School of the Arts, also known as PISOTA, is hosting virtual information sessions this month for community members interested in learning more about the new public middle school. PISOTA will be the first public charter school within Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and is scheduled to open in August 2023. PISOTA will open in La Plata as a middle school serving students in Grades 6-8. Students must apply for enrollment consideration for the 2023-2024 school year...
North Point High School students in the cosmetology Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, under the direction of two instructors who are licensed cosmetologists, study to earn a Maryland State Board of Cosmetologist license. The license is one held by professional stylists and others in the cosmetology field allowing them to work in the industry. 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...
The Rotary Club of Charles County is offering three free public speaking workshops for students in Grades 9-12. The first session is on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6-7 p.m. on the Zoom platform. Students who are interested can register here or can email the Rotary Club at LaPlataRotaryClub@gmail.com. Space is limited. 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) high schools are bringing the laughs this fall play season. There’s family drama with feuding and funny sisters at a funeral, an uncle convinced he’s Theodore Roosevelt and the children of infamous villains finding their inner heroes. 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 School Bus Contractors Association (CCSBCA) recently collected over 200 winter coats for the annual Drive Away the Cold coat drive for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in need. Community members could drop off their new winter coats to three Community Bank of the Chesapeake locations from Oct. 1 to 22. On Oct. 22, the coats were collected from the participating drop off locations, boxed and ready to give to CCPS. Charles County Public Schools only posts a...
This afternoon, two Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) school buses were involved in accidents. Both accidents caused traffic delays on major roads and were visible to passersby. 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) and the Board of Education of Charles County would like input on the 2023-2024 calendar. The Board of Education approves the school calendar one year in advance. 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 Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 2:30 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
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted its annual fall chess tournament Oct. 22 at Thomas Stone High School. After COVID-19 precautions kept spectators from observing recent past tournaments in person, parents, families and friends were once again allowed to observe play live. 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
As the former boys’ and girls’ soccer and tennis head coach at Thomas Stone High School, Tom Parker has been a trailblazer of the soccer program at the school and in the county for the past 47 years. He retired recently after being a well-loved coach among students, staff, and the Southern Maryland community. 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 holding a virtual town hall 5:30 p.m., Nov. 7, to discuss the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The town hall allows parents, students and community members to provide feedback on a draft plan created by a board working as an independent unit of the state government. 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) high school students are preparing for the Envirothon, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Envirothon is a problem-solving academic competition that is the culmination of lessons learned during seasonal trainings at the Charles Soil Conservation District. 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 can attend the Maryland Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival held Oct. 13-Nov. 13 in various locations in Maryland with virtual and in-person events. This afternoon, watch the virtual interview with author Dr. Cori Lathan at 4 p.m. as she discusses her new book, "Inventing the Future." 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...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is distributing individual reports this week for students who took i-Ready program assessments earlier this fall. Reports will be sent home with students this week. 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 at its Oct. 11 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals for recognition who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning. 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 Oct. 11 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. 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) special education department is hosting two virtual discussions and one in-person meeting. Tia McKinnon, Ed.D., director of special education, will meet with families of CCPS students with disabilities to talk about what is working in CCPS regarding the specialized services it provides to their students through sessions called Collaboration Through Conversation. Participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences and different perspectives to...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will begin distributing individual reports next week for students who took i-Ready program assessments this fall. Reports will be sent home as early as Monday, Oct. 10. 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) Career and Technical Education (CTE) program application opens 8 a.m. on Oct. 24, and ends at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14, for students who are currently in eighth and 10th grades. The online application opens almost a month earlier this year than it has in past years. 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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