Education

Forrest Center Students Win at 41st Annual State Skills USA Competition

Forrest Center Students Win at 41st Annual State Skills USA Competition

Students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center recently participated in the 41st Annual SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships which took place in the greater Baltimore area. The contests that Forrest Center students competed in were as varied as the program offerings at the center. At the awards ceremony, forty-two Forrest Center...
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STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

The Flight Academy, located at the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology and Career Center in Leonardtown, Maryland, uses a flight-simulator-based classroom. It combines the thrill of flight, aviation missions, game playing and critical thinking to engage St. Mary’s County students in a learning environment that will foster interest in STEM-related careers. This classroom —...
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Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center’s Fire/Rescue Program is now accepting applicants for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. High School juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll through their respective high school guidance counselors. The program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Fire/Rescue Institute (MFRI), provides the training needed for...
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SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

On April 5, 2014 teams from seven schools in St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) participated in the state tournament for Destination Imagination (DI). This was the sixth year the school system had broad representation at the tournament. Over eighty students, representing Leonardtown Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Chesapeake Public Charter School, Park Hall Elementary,...
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Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Calvert County Mobile Phone Photography. 6 to 9 p.m., May 6-8, College of Southern Maryland, Building A, Room 204, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Photography instructor Guy Stephens, former president of the Calvert County Photographers Club, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones as cameras and how mobile phones are changing...
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CSM Closed for Easter and Memorial Day Observances

CSM Closed for Easter and Memorial Day Observances

The College of Southern Maryland will be closed on Sunday, April 20 in observance of Easter. The college will resume normal operations on Monday, April 21. In observance of Memorial Day, CSM will be closed Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 27. For complete...
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CSM to Host a Night of Engineering

CSM to Host a Night of Engineering

CSM will host a Night of Engineering on April 30, 2014 from 6-7:30pm at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata CSM’s Night of Engineering gives high school students and their parents an opportunity to learn about the College of Southern Maryland’s Mechanical Engineering partnership...
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Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the GET ON Movement hosted a bus trip to the University of Virginia’s 20th Anniversary Spring Game. The group consisted of 24 of St. Mary’s youth athletes of all sports, ranging from 7 to 18 years of age and the Founder of the GET ON Movement, Former UVA Football...
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Apply for National Board Certification

Apply for National Board Certification

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers and specialists who hold a Standard Professional or Advanced Professional Certificate and have a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in Charles County on a Maryland professional certificate are eligible to apply for National Board Certification (NBC). Applicants must submit a candidate packet, which includes a...
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Huntingtown Teen Headed to National Fifrefighter Competition in Missouri

Huntingtown Teen Headed to National Fifrefighter Competition in Missouri

On Saturday April 5, 2014 Huntingtown VFD member, Gabriel Robinson participated in a state-wide firefighting competition in Anne Arundel County. Gabriel has been a junior member of the Huntingtown department for the past year and is currently a student in the Calvert County High School cadet program. Students in this curriculum leave school early every...
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Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

Ruble Named National Junior College Athletic Association Vice President

The College of Southern Maryland Lead Director of Student Life and Athletics Michelle Ruble was elected second vice president for women of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) beginning in August for two years. Ruble is the eighth individual to hold this position since 1975 when the NJCAA became the nation’s first co-ed...
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Carol Eaton Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Carol Eaton Named Agnes Meyer Award Winner

Gale-Bailey Elementary School first-grade teacher Carol Eaton was introduced to teaching when she was an elementary school student. A teacher at her school took a leave of absence and Eaton, who was a fourth grader at the time, was asked to assist the substitute during reading lessons for first graders. She said although she...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Summer Registration is Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Summer Registration is Open

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to announce the registration period for the 2014 Summer Activities is now open. Registration for the summer programs will be open between April 1, 2014 and May 30, 2014. The summer Fine Arts Camps are for students completing grades 3 – 8. The goal of this program...
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Summer School Registration Begins June 25- Charles County

Summer School Registration Begins June 25- Charles County

Registration for the 2014 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Summer School program is June 25-26 at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Summer school begins on Tuesday, July 1, at Westlake High School. Walk-in registration times for Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-26, are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registrations will not be accepted after...
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March Work Hard and Be Nice Award Recipients Announced

March Work Hard and Be Nice Award Recipients Announced

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ (SMCPS) Work Hard and Be Nice Award recognizes distinct and extraordinary accomplishments of school system employees in connection with official employment. Dedicated employees contribute to the success of the school system and our students. Award recipients enhance both the success and the reputation of the school system through their...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs for Public Schools – 4/11/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs for Public Schools – 4/11/14

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents. Assault at Chopticon High School on 3/26/14 Assault at Great Mills High School on 3/27/14 Assault on a school bus Theft at Great Mills High School on 3/27/14 Theft of a computer tablet Theft at Chopticon High School on 3/31/14 Late report of theft of a iPod Drug Activity at...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Junior Honored for Outstanding Community Service

St. Mary’s Ryken Junior Honored for Outstanding Community Service

Samantha Martinson of Brandywine, Md., a junior at St. Mary’s Ryken, has been honored for her exemplary community service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit...
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High Schools on Post’s Top School List for AP Performance

High Schools on Post’s Top School List for AP Performance

Two Charles County Public high schools were among the nation’s top 1,000 schools ranked for Advanced Placement (AP) performance by The Washington Post this week in its annual “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list for 2014, compiled by Post education columnist Jay Mathews. Westlake High School’s ranking is 973 and La Plata High School...
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SMECO Honors Math and Science Teachers in Calvert County

SMECO Honors Math and Science Teachers in Calvert County

SMECO Honors  Outstanding Mathematics Teachers of the Year for Calvert County.  Willanette Thomas-Lohr of Huntingtown Elementary School, Johnson Mathew of Huntingtown High School, and Amanda Garner of Calvert High School. Outstanding Science Teachers of the Year for Calvert County. Gayle Bylan of Sunderland Elementary School, Grace Hanners of Huntingtown High School, and Erin Hitchman...
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St. Mary’s County Countywide Kindergarten Enrollment

St. Mary’s County Countywide Kindergarten Enrollment

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is pleased to announce registration for Kindergarten for school year 2014 – 2015. All schools will hold open registration beginning Tuesday, April 22, 2014 and continuing through the summer. Parents of children who will be five years old by September 1, 2014 should register at the school assigned to...
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Transition from Elementary to Middle to High School Workshop Hosted

Transition from Elementary to Middle to High School Workshop Hosted

The Calvert County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC) and the Calvert County Public Schools Special Education Department will host a “Transition from Elementary to Middle School and Middle to High School” Workshop on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Calvert Middle School from 6:00 – 8:00 pm  for parents and guardians of students with disabilities....
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Free Soccer Clinic for Individuals with Special Needs

Free Soccer Clinic for Individuals with Special Needs

Clinic to be held April 12, 2014 Calvert High School Boys Soccer program and Calvert County Parks and Recreation are partnering for a spring soccer clinic for individuals with special needs. Whether you play Special Olympics soccer or have never kicked a ball before, come out and enjoy some time with members of the...
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CCPS Transfer Requests Resulting from Beach Elementary Redistricting

CCPS Transfer Requests Resulting from Beach Elementary Redistricting

As a result of the redistricting of Beach Elementary School (BES), there may be families that need to apply to transfer their child to another elementary school for the upcoming school year. All new requests that are made because of redistricting must be received and date stamped in the Department of Student Services by April 30, 2014....
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Month of the Young Child Honored at BOCC Meeting

Month of the Young Child Honored at BOCC  Meeting

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed April as Month of the Young Child. The Interagency Council for Families and Children, the Success by 6 initiative of the United Way of Calvert, the Calvert Early Childhood Advisory Council and other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association...
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Bayside History Museum Presents Mama Birds Are So “Tweet!”

Bayside History Museum Presents Mama Birds Are So “Tweet!”

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Bayside History Museum, 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD. All the migratory birds are coming back to Maryland for Springtime! Discover some interesting bird facts and make a cute birdy-themed Mother’s Day gift for your own Mama! Cost is $5 per child and is a...
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