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Charles County Public Schools, CSM Partner to Launch Tuition-Free Early College Program for High School Students

Charles County Public Schools, CSM Partner to Launch Tuition-Free Early College Program for High School Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have partnered to offer high school students a tuition-free early start to higher education by piloting a new Early College Program. To launch the joint program, CCPS will offer 150 total spaces to rising high school juniors from Henry E. Lackey, St....
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Charles County School Resource Officers Investigating False Report of Shooting

Charles County School Resource Officers Investigating False Report of Shooting

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 11:47 a.m., a call was placed to 9-1-1 stating there was “a shooting at a school,” but the name of the school was not provided by the caller. School Resource Officers and patrol officers were immediately contacted and were able to quickly determine that a shooting had not...
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College of Southern Maryland Welcomes New Faculty

College of Southern Maryland Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welcomed several new faculty members last fall, all of whom have already made their mark on students and the campuses. Beth Caruso is a new assistant professor of English at CSM’s La Plata Campus. Caruso earned her bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from the University of Georgia, and she...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Appraisers at Annual Appraiser Fair

St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Appraisers at Annual Appraiser Fair

The Department of Recreation and Parks is hosting the annual Appraiser Fair Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island Museum. You may have an attic full of hidden treasures and not even know it! Expert appraisers will be there to determine the value of your prized possessions....
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Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry Establishes Youth Advisory Council

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry Establishes Youth Advisory Council

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Navarro, recently met with members of a newly formed Youth Advisory Council established as part of Sheriff Berry’s initiatives to continue to build relationships with communities while enhancing trust among its members. “I felt it was critical to...
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Proposed CUJO Towers at Webster Field, NAS Pax River, and Its Effect Upon Historic Properties

Proposed CUJO Towers at Webster Field, NAS Pax River, and Its Effect Upon Historic Properties

This notice is required for Section 106 consultation, per the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, for a Department of the Navy (DON) undertaking with the construction of the CUJO program at Webster Field. For compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the federal agency (Navy) must take into account the effect...
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Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives on Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives on Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives continues February 9th with an exciting panel featuring the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC) Education Committee. The panel will discuss the importance, impact, and scope of the Education Committee’s work in our area. This free virtual event is a part of our Common Ground Initiative. Hear about the...
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CSM Enters Partnership with Arizona State University to Make Transfer Process Easier

CSM Enters Partnership with Arizona State University to Make Transfer Process Easier

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who choose to head to Arizona State University (ASU) to complete their degree can now look forward to an easier transfer process thanks to a new alliance that gives them access to ASU’s MyPath2ASU program. MyPath2ASU™ is a set of customized tools that help ensure a seamless transfer experience...
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Charles County Public Schools Launches New Design of Main Website/School Sites

Charles County Public Schools Launches New Design of Main Website/School Sites

The new www.ccboe.com website launched on Tuesday, Jan. 18. School sites, which features a new design to deliver a cohesive look. The launch may result in the site being inaccessible for at least an hour on Tuesday. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) last updated its website design in 2017. The new look was developed...
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Universal Coprolite Day at the Calvert Marine Museum – February 22, 2022

Universal Coprolite Day at the Calvert Marine Museum – February 22, 2022

Remarkably, when feces fossilize, they are known as coprolites. The term coprolite comes from the Greek words kopros (meaning dung) and lithos (meaning stone). To celebrate the importance of coprolites in the fossil record and in the study of prehistoric life, the Department of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is initiating the...
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Governor Hogan Announces Historic Investments in Public Health and Human Services, Record Funding For Local Health Departments

Governor Hogan Announces Historic Investments in Public Health and Human Services, Record Funding For Local Health Departments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his Fiscal Year 2023 budget will include historic investments in public health, including record funding for the state’s local health departments. The budget will also expand support for 50,000 low-income children and 27,000 seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), while providing additional resources for food banks...
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Fourteen Businesses in St. Mary’s County Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks – Two Fail

Fourteen Businesses in St. Mary’s County Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks – Two Fail

On Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted a series of covert compliance checks at local businesses, using an underage individual. The underage individual entered the businesses without identification and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. During this covert compliance check operation, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit visited...
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Maryland Public Television’s Series, Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

Maryland Public Television’s Series, Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its ninth season, will feature farms and locations in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties and Baltimore City during a new episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18. Viewers can watch on MPT-HD and online at mpt.org/livestream. The weekly series...
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Charles County Scholarship Fund Offering More Than 60 Scholarships to High School Seniors

Charles County Scholarship Fund Offering More Than 60 Scholarships to High School Seniors

The Charles County Scholarship Fund is offering more than 60 scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. Interested students can visit the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com, to view available scholarships, eligibility criteria and additional requirements. All applications must be completed and submitted online by Tuesday, March 1. Students need only to...
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C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School — known to some as “the hidden gem on Lancaster Circle” — is a community school where staff and parents work together to ensure students get the most out of their education. “We make the building a really positive environment and a place full of support for all students,”...
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Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of the new year in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The Commissioners recognized two retirees from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Harold Young and Michael Gardiner. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the...
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Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

The Board of Education at its Jan. 11 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored at the meeting were Kevin Mejia-Trochez of J.P....
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Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 13 and January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 20-22 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2021 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.  “Wild...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Threats of Mass Violence at St. Charles High School

Police in Charles County Investigating Threats of Mass Violence at St. Charles High School

On January 9, 2022, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received two calls regarding alleged threats of mass violence at St. Charles High School that would occur sometime this week. A preliminary investigation revealed several students at the school were followed on Instagram by two separate unknown accounts which contained a post of a photo...
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Charles County Public School Students to Return for In-Person Learning Monday, January 10, 2022

Charles County Public School Students to Return for In-Person Learning Monday, January 10, 2022

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 10. CCPS will operate on a normal schedule of in-person learning and continues to work closely with the Charles County Department of Health to monitor COVID-19 data, positive cases and discuss necessary quarantine measures. The following are important CCPS updates...
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Operating Schedule for Charles County Government on Friday, January 7, 2022

Operating Schedule for Charles County Government on Friday, January 7, 2022

During weather events or other emergency events, this web page will be updated to reflect the operating status of Charles County Government Facilities. Click below for the service you are obtaining a status for. Updated: Friday, Jan. 7, at 4:45 a.m.  County snow operations or to report a concern: click here. Charles County Government Building:...
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Calvert County Government Offices to Open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7

Calvert County Government Offices to Open at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7

Calvert County Government offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, due to inclement weather, with liberal leave in effect. Employees must contact their supervisors to request liberal leave. Calvert County Circuit Court will also open to employees at 10:30 a.m. with liberal leave in effect; court proceedings will begin at 11...
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