Charles County Graduation Information and End-of-Year Reminders

May 29, 2014

charles county public schoolsMore than 2,100 Charles County public high school seniors are expected to graduate in ceremonies planned for May 30, and June 2-3. Ceremonies for Henry E. Lackey, La Plata, Maurice J. McDonough, Thomas Stone and Westlake high schools will be held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro on May 30, and June 2 and June 3. North Point High School will host a graduation ceremony in the school’s gymnasium on June 3.

The following is the graduation schedule for Friday, May 30:

• McDonough, 10:30 a.m.; and
• Lackey, 3:30 p.m.
The following is the graduation schedule for Monday, June 2:

• La Plata, 10:30 a.m.; and
• Westlake, 3:30 p.m.
The following is the graduation schedule for Tuesday, June 3:

• Stone, 10:30 a.m.; and
• North Point, 6 p.m.
School schedules during graduation ceremonies are adjusted as follows:

• McDonough is closed for students on Friday, May 30;
• Lackey is closed for students on Friday, May 30;
• La Plata is closed for students on Monday, June 2;
• Westlake is closed for students on Monday, June 2;
• Stone is closed for students on Tuesday, June 3; and
• North Point is closed for students on Tuesday, June 3.
Shuttle bus routes for students who attend North Point will operate as normal on May 30 and June 2.

The schedule for the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center is adjusted for graduation ceremonies. The following is a schedule for Stethem students:

• On Friday, May 30, Stethem is closed for students who access transportation to Stethem from Lackey and McDonough high schools;
• Stethem is open on May 30 for students who access transportation from La Plata, North Point, Westlake and Stone high schools;
• On Monday, June 2, Stethem is closed for students who access transportation to Stethem from La Plata and Westlake high schools;
• Stethem is open on June 2 for students who access transportation from Lackey, McDonough, North Point and Stone high schools;
• On Tuesday, June 3, Stethem is closed for students who access transportation to Stethem from North Point and Stone high schools; and
• Stethem is open on June 3 for students who access transportation from Lackey, La Plata, McDonough and Westlake high schools.
Stethem students whose parents can provide transportation to and from Stethem on the day the high school they access transportation from is closed may attend.

End-of-year calendar reminders

The last day of school for students in the three-year-old program is Thursday, June 12. The last day of school for students in kindergarten through grade 11 is Wednesday, June 18. June 13, 16, 17 and 18 are two-hour early dismissal days for students. The last day of school for teachers is Friday, June 20. Elementary school report cards will be issued to students on June 18. Report cards for middle and high school students will be mailed on Wednesday, June 25.

School times adjusted, set for next school year

Charles County Public Schools has changed start and end times for three schools, as well as the F.B. Gwynn Educational Center, and established hours for St. Charles High School. These changes are for the 2014-15 school year and take effect on Aug. 25, 2014.

The following are the time changes for next school year:
• Berry Elementary School – times change to 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is a 10-minute change.
• Theodore G. Davis Middle School – new times will be 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., which is a 10-minute change.
• F.B. Gwynn Educational Center – new times are 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., which is almost a two-hour change.
• Mattawoman Middle School – new hours are 8:25 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. This is a 55-minute change.
• Hours for St. Charles High School are 7:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.