Education

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

With thousands of children starting their summer break this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) urges everyone to Look Up, Look Out, stay alert and review the rules of the road. When driving through residential neighborhoods and near places children frequent such as area parks and recreation centers, be...
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St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and other Southern Maryland law enforcement officers were recognized on June 13, 2018 by the St. Mary’s County Board of Education for helping to keep the school environment safe, especially after a trying school year. Following a fatal student shooting in March at Great Mills High School, “There...
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Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced that St. Mary’s County Public Schools will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program. Specifically, the grant will aid the ongoing recovery effort of...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

  On the evening of Friday, June 8th, Prince George’s County Public School Security provided our agency with video of Brooks, a bus aide, on a school bus with students en route to the Foundation School in Largo. Brooks is seen on in-bus surveillance video sitting in a seat next to a 7 year-old...
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Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Members of the St Mary’s County Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and...
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Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools honored 2,071 seniors during high school graduation ceremonies that take place at the Charles County Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2018 have earned a record amount of scholarship offers for a graduating class, with offers totaling nearly $122 million. This is an increase...
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Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Have each other’s back and always remember where you came from. That was a key message shared among the Westlake High School senior class during the graduation ceremony held June 1. The graduating Wolverine Class of 2018 included 312 students, all of whom arrived to the ceremony, ready to begin their futures. This year’s...
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Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

“The future is truly in our hands, so let us make the most of it.” This is the message Henry E. Lackey High School valedictorian David “DJ” Nelson left with his graduating peers on June 1 during their graduation ceremony held at the Charles County Convocation Center. The Charger Class of 2018 includes 214...
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North Point High School Graduation 2018

North Point High School Graduation 2018

Charles County Public Schools kicked off its high school graduation ceremonies May 31 with the Class of 2018 from North Point High School. Graduates walked across the stage, eager to get their diplomas during a ceremony that celebrated the accomplishments, successes and future plans of 448 students. North Point valedictorian Noah Kidwell plans to...
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Maurice J. McDonough High School Receives Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships

Maurice J. McDonough High School Receives Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships

Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduated in a ceremony held June 1 at the Charles County Convocation Center in Waldorf. The ram senior class of 222 graduates earned nearly $9 million in scholarship offers. At McDonough, students know and understand the core meaning of the letters used to spell out the name of...
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La Plata High School Class Graduation 2018

La Plata High School Class Graduation 2018

La Plata High School wrapped up Charles County Public Schools graduation weekend June 2 with a look back at the four years the Class of 2018 has spent together and how they clicked into place. “We quickly learned a trait that I believe is the foundation to success and happiness in our lives to...
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St. Charles High School Class of 2018 Graduates

St. Charles High School Class of 2018 Graduates

Kade Pruitt looked out over the sea of green to the first graduating class that spent all four of its high school years at St. Charles High School. They have come far in the years they spent together. The Spartans of St. Charles weren’t called on to prove themselves on the battleground, but they...
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Thomas Stone Holds 2018 Graduation

Thomas Stone Holds 2018 Graduation

When he was five years old, Semaj Rascoe wanted to be a tiger. His friends said they would grow up to be dentists or lawyers; Rascoe wanted to be a fierce cat, but a teacher dashed his hope. Yet, his wish – in a way – came true. He grew up to be a...
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Threat to “Shoot up Mechanicsville Elementary School” Under Investigation

Threat to “Shoot up Mechanicsville Elementary School” Under Investigation

On Monday, June 4, 2018, at approximately 11:15 a.m. a student reported to a staff member a threat was made to Mechanicsville Elementary School on Saturday June 2, 2018 during a live chat Xbox game. The student reported the offender stated, ”I am going to shoot up Mechanicsville Elementary School.” Once reported, the Board...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $80 Million in Higher Education Scholarships for 2018-2019 Academic Award Year

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has awarded more than $80 million to nearly 38,000 students to attend one of Maryland’s post-secondary institutions. “Working to make higher education affordable and accessible for as many Maryland students as possible is one of our...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/4/2018 to 6/8/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/4/2018 to 6/8/2018

During the week of June 4, to June 8, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Northbound Middleton Road at Westlake High School Southbound Leonardtown Rd at Thomas Stone High School Southbound Piney Church at St. Charles High School Southbound Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/28/2018 to 6/1/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/28/2018 to 6/1/2018

During the week of May 28, to June 1, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Northbound Middleton Road at Westlake High School Southbound Leonardtown Rd at Thomas Stone High School Southbound Piney Church at St. Charles High School Southbound Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School...
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UPDATE: Allegations of Sexual Abuse by North Point High School Teacher Date Back to 2008

UPDATE: Allegations of Sexual Abuse by North Point High School Teacher Date Back to 2008

UPDATE: Ralph Marvin Van Dyke Jr., 59 of La Plata has been indicted on six counts of sex abuse of a minor in custody, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. The indictment summary was filed in Charles County Circuit Court on May 18, 2018. Van Dyke is currently being held without bond at...
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Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged a Waldorf man with sexually abusing a student at a school in Morningside. The suspect is 31-year-old Simeon Smith of the 3000 block of Midlothian Place in Waldorf. Smith is a teacher at Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School. The preliminary investigation reveals Smith...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/21/2018 to 5/25/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/21/2018 to 5/25/2018

During the week of May 21, to May 25, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Eastbound Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Northbound Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Cameras are...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/14/2018 to 5/18/2018

During the week of May 14, to May 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

During the week of May 7, to May 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/30/2018 to 5/4/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/30/2018 to 5/4/2018

During the week of April 30, to May 4, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the...
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