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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/16/2017 to 1/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/16/2017 to 1/20/2017

During the week of January 16 to January 20 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/9/2017 to 1/13/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/9/2017 to 1/13/2017

During the week of January 9 to January 13 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 Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Updated Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open on time. Liberal leave for employees. All...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Will be Closed on Monday, January 9

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Will be Closed on Monday, January 9

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees.
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Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Thanks to The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) members, AVIAN, LLC and RPI Group, Inc., Margaret Brent Middle School’s (MBMS) robotics team has new robotics equipment … and just in time for this year’s VEX IQ challenge. Student participation in the robotics program exploded this year, jumping from two students last season to over 30 participants...
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St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation

St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has conferred accreditation on the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland, located at the La Plata Campus. Accreditation indicates that the center meets MSDE standards of excellence. “Being an accredited center is public recognition that we have voluntarily achieved standards above and...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/2/2017 to 1/6/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/2/2017 to 1/6/2017

During the week of January 2 to January 6 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 Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/26/2016 to 12/30/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/26/2016 to 12/30/2016

During the week of December 26 to December 30, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Berry Rd. at Berry Elementary School Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all year long,...
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Maryland’s Heroin and Opioid Crisis Reaches an All-Time High

Maryland’s Heroin and Opioid Crisis Reaches an All-Time High

Barbara Allen signs her emails with the names of her family members she has lost to addiction. Jim’s mom, Bill’s sister, Amanda’s aunt. Her son, Jim, died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in 2003 after battling substance abuse disorder for 22 years. “What I found really annoyed me and made me angry was...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/19/2016 to 12/23/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/19/2016 to 12/23/2016

During the week of December 19 to December 23, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Berry Rd. at Berry Elementary School Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all year...
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Eileen Bildman Named to CSM Foundation Board of Directors

Eileen Bildman Named to CSM Foundation Board of Directors

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of Eileen Bildman to its board of directors. She has been appointed to serve a five-year term. Bildman, of Hollywood, is the director of development and marketing for Airtec Inc., working on expansion projects at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. At Airtec, she...
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Indian Head Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme Against Howard University

Indian Head Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme Against Howard University

Stacey Walters, 38, of Indian Head, a former accountant at Howard University, was sentenced on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, to a year and a day in prison for a scheme in which she embezzled over $105,000 from her employer, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced. Walters, pled guilty in September 2016, in the U.S....
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Warriors Earn Top Spot at County It’s Academic Competition

Warriors Earn Top Spot at County It’s Academic Competition

La Plata High School’s It’s Academic team earned the top spot in the annual Charles County Public Schools competition held Dec. 7 at Maurice J. McDonough High School. It’s the fourth consecutive year the team from La Plata has taken the first place at the Charles County competition. The La Plata three-member team of...
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College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Stevenson Foote, former coach at St. Mary’s Ryken and Patuxent High School, has been named the new head coach for men’s lacrosse at the College of Southern Maryland. “We are very pleased to have Coach Foote join CSM Athletics as the head coach of our men’s lacrosse team,” said Michelle Ruble, executive director of...
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Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

College of Southern Maryland students in Dr. Mary Beth Klinger’s Principles of Management course last spring formed teams and with a laser-focus, pinpointed Southern Maryland problems and their potential solutions. “The teams competed and what resulted was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience real-world learning with a focus on being entrepreneurial and socially...
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J.C. Parks honored by NOAA as Ocean Guardian School

J.C. Parks honored by NOAA as Ocean Guardian School

The J.C. Parks Elementary School students and staff were honored last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through its Ocean Guardian School program. Parks is the first elementary school in Maryland to be recognized as an Ocean Guardian School for its efforts in conservation, protecting the environment, improving local watersheds and...
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For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

The College of Southern Maryland has received the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation from Victory Media for the third year in a row. Military Friendly schools are top-tier educational institutions that provide the best opportunities for military service members and their spouses. “CSM is proud to once again be recognized for the support and...
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La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

After earning seven first-place awards in seven competitions, the La Plata High School Warrior Marching Band competed at the USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 5, 2016. The ensemble — under the direction of Susan Eckerle and led by drum major Brian Eckerle — earned fourth place in its division...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Program Recognized for Best Practices

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Program Recognized for Best Practices

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics program is highlighted as a role model in the report, “Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers.” The report, published by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) and convened by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), selected the College as one...
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Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

On Tuesday, November 22, and Monday, November 28, 2016, Firefighters responded to Thomas Stone High School, at 3785 Leonardtown Road, in Waldorf for a fire alarm. An investigation revealed the fire alarms at Thomas Stone High School were intentionally activated on two separate occasions. One incident occurred at the end of school on Tuesday, November 22,...
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CSM Foundation Launches $10-Million Campaign on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29

CSM Foundation Launches $10-Million Campaign on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29

As the world focuses on the international online day of generosity known as Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, the College of Southern Maryland Foundation will observe the day by celebrating the philanthropy and giving spirit within Southern Maryland and publicly launching its $10-million “Make An Impact” campaign. “This is an extraordinary time at the...
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Southern Maryland’s First One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Boat is Ready for the Water!

Southern Maryland’s First One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Boat is Ready for the Water!

On Tuesday, November 8, family and friends gathered at the Calvert Marine Museum for the dedication of the Carol Jeanne, Southern Maryland’s first one-of-a-kind hybrid wooden boat. It began as a winter science project nine months ago for several volunteer members of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild (PSCG), and has ended with the completion...
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CSM to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

CSM to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

The College of Southern Maryland will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will resume its normal schedule Monday, Nov. 28. Looking forward, CSM will close at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017, for its winter break. CSM’s January term...
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Charles County Department of Health Expands its Investigation of Tuberculosis Case

Charles County Department of Health Expands its Investigation of Tuberculosis Case

The Charles County Department of Health expanded its initial investigation of a tuberculosis (TB) case involving an individual at La Plata High School after learning the person also frequents the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center after school hours. The school system has identified a small group of people at Stethem who may have had...
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One Person Diagnosed with Tuberculosis at La Plata High School

One Person Diagnosed with Tuberculosis at La Plata High School

The Charles County Department of Health has confirmed that an individual at La Plata High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) disease. The school system is working with the health department to ensure there is no further risk in the school. Tuberculosis is a bacterial illness that responds well to proper medical treatment....
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