So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 18, 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, July 20, 2022, 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.
The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland Earns National Awards Gretchen Phillips July 18, 2022 - 10:29 am July 18, 2022 The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland has earned two national awards in 2022. The immersive art experience, constructed on St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s campus, honors the story of resilience, persistence, and creative problem-solving that defined the lives of the enslaved individuals that lived in St. Mary’s City between 1750...
Assistant Professor Lorena Torres-Martínez and colleagues published in Molecular Ecology Lorena Torres-… July 13, 2022 - 12:49 pm July 13, 2022 Assistant Professor of Biology Lorena Torres-Martínez and colleagues recently had their research work titled "Microbial mediation of salinity stress response varies by plant genotype and provenance over time" accepted for publication in the journal Molecular Ecology (https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16603). Torres-Martínez and collaborators used...
I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer and spending time with your children and families. While there are still several weeks left of summer break – six weeks to be exact – students can still access CCPS learning programs from home to keep up to date with their skills. Please consider using these tools to provide some hours per week for students to practice their math and reading skills. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read...
Institutional Advancement Wins Gold in CASE Awards for Sacred Journey: Re-making Our World Anew Gretchen Phillips July 12, 2022 - 3:27 pm July 12, 2022 For its work on the single-day special event “The Sacred Journey: Re-Making Our World Anew,” St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Office of Institutional Advancement won a 2022 Circle of Excellence gold award from the international Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This is the second time in two years Institutional...
Parents and guardians who need assistance in registering their child to attend Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) can get in-person help at select schools. 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
Following an announcement made earlier this summer by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the Lunch on Us program is pivoting to a curbside meal distribution model. The free meal program is an attempt to ensure all children ages 2 to 18 are receiving meals over the summer. 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, July 8, 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. Jill Mills will transfer from Principal at Leonardtown High School to Acting Director II of Assessment and Accountability in the Department of Assessment and Accountability...
Assistant Professor Sherrer Takes on a Leadership Role at the 2022 COPLAC Summer Institute Shanen Sherrer July 04, 2022 - 10:16 am July 04, 2022 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer participated in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Summer Institute June 9-11, 2022 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. This year’s summer institute focused on women faculty in STEM and Sherrer made notable contributions to it. Her most important contribution was...
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
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