Education

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

On Monday, October 02, 2017, Detective R. Williams, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, received information from an anonymous tip that Christopher Daniel Lee, 52, of Salemburg, North Carolina, was a registered Sex Offender in the Stale of North Carolina. The tip further stated that Lee had been seen at a High School band...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

During the week of October 16, to October 20, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County

Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding Juvenile Arrests. No further information is available at this time.
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IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

IRS Reminder for Parents, Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits

With school now in session, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students about tax benefits that can help with the expense of higher education. Two college tax credits apply to students enrolled in an eligible college, university or vocational school. Eligible students include the taxpayer, their spouse and dependents. American Opportunity Tax Credit...
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St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

In an effort to educate citizens about the dangers of opioid use and abuse, St. Mary’s County Government is partnering with other county and community organizations to distribute a specially produced video public service announcement. The one-minute video features Sheriff Tim Cameron, State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, and Health Officer Dr. Meena Brewster emphasizing the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/25/2017 to 9/29/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/25/2017 to 9/29/2017

During the week of September 25, to September 29, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the success of the school breakfast program next month by offering students free meals to start their school day. Beginning Oct. 2 and ending Oct. 27, all CCPS students will get a jump-start to the day with a free healthy breakfast. Items will include milk, cereal, juice...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, is hosting a free community opioid workshop and resource fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This fair is to help educate our local community and help provide resources to those...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/18/2017 to 9/22/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/18/2017 to 9/22/2017

During the week of September 18, to September 22, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Learn About Paying for College at CCPS Financial Aid Nights

Learn About Paying for College at CCPS Financial Aid Nights

Charles County Public Schools is hosting financial aid nights at its seven high schools next month to provide students and parents with strategies and tips on paying for college. Staff from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will present on the college fund search as well as share tips and other helpful resources about...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Ranked Fifth Best Public Liberal Arts College in U.S. News & World Report

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Ranked Fifth Best Public Liberal Arts College in U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked as the nation’s fifth best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Colleges” released online today. St. Mary’s College also ranks 96 on the national liberal arts colleges list, public and private, 107 in best value schools,...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/11/2017 to 9/15/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/11/2017 to 9/15/2017

During the week of September 11, to September 15, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Police NOT Investigating Sexual Assault Reported at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Police NOT Investigating Sexual Assault Reported at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

  A sexual assault was reported to a St. Mary’s College of Maryland staff member on September 3, 2017. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred in a campus residence on September 3, 2017. It is believed that the offender and the victim DO NOT KNOW each other. The suspect is described as...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations

St. Mary’s County’s 2017-2018 school year officially begins Tuesday, September 5. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office urges residents to make themselves aware of school zones and speed limits throughout St. Mary’s County before the first day of school. The...
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Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Since 2015, Sheriff Tim Cameron and Superintendent Scott Smith have made collaboration on safety issues a top priority. They host a myriad of Opioid Awareness events for students and their parents, train and increase partnerships between school resources officers and administration, and continue to work on their safety plans in the event of a...
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Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled at St. Mary’s County Health Department

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled at St. Mary’s County Health Department

The St. Mary’s County Health Department has scheduled a back-to-school vaccination clinic for children ages birth through 18 years old. The clinic will be held Tuesday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the health department located at 21580 Peabody Street in Leonardtown. Parents should contact their primary health care provider with...
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Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

Look Up! Look OUT! It’s Back-To-School Time!

As families across Maryland prepare for the start of the school year, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) joined AAA, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Prince George’s County Police at Ridgecrest Elementary School to remind drivers and pedestrians that...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/28/2017 to 9/1/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/28/2017 to 9/1/2017

During the week of August 28, to September 1, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Eight Charles County Students Receive $1000 Toward College Tuition

Eight Charles County Students Receive $1000 Toward College Tuition

For over seventeen years, the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) has offered arts scholarships to one qualifying graduating senior from each Charles County public high school. These individual $1,000 scholarships will help students continue their visual, performing or literary arts college education. The scholarship recipients are Charles County residents and have each earned a...
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‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

Students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) are learning how plants grow and how they provide us with both food and beautiful flowers. In a joint effort between the center’s before- and after-care students and all three preschool classrooms, students planted seeds and seedlings in...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/21/2017 to 8/25/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/21/2017 to 8/25/2017

During the week of August 14, to August 18, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Back-to-School Community Fiesta Draws Large Crowd

Back-to-School Community Fiesta Draws Large Crowd

A special thank you to all the sponsors, community partners, businesses, non-profit organizations, partnering agencies, and Mattawoman Middle School for your participation and assistance in making this event successful. More photos from the event can be seen HERE.
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Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Anthropology Julia King, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Chesapeake Conservancy, and the state-recognized Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, have been awarded a $240,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to trace the history and development of the Rappahannock Indians in early...
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Charles County Public Schools Launching Text Message Notifications this School Year

Charles County Public Schools Launching Text Message Notifications this School Year

New this school year for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) parents and staff are text message notifications. CCPS has a new notification system called School Messenger, which is used to send systemwide and school emails, phone calls and text message updates. Text message recipients must opt-in to receive text alerts. The text alert feature...
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Charles County Public Schools Unpaid Meal Charge Guidelines, Procedures

Charles County Public Schools Unpaid Meal Charge Guidelines, Procedures

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has procedures that guide how the school system handles unpaid meal accounts. Superintendent’s Rule 3842 outlines how the school system handles negative meal account balances. The Rule applies only to students who pay full or reduced prices for meals. The guidelines do not apply to children who receive free...
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