Education

Lackey High School Student Charged with Destruction of Property, Possession of Concealed Deadly Weapon on School Property

Lackey High School Student Charged with Destruction of Property, Possession of Concealed Deadly Weapon on School Property

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 6:40 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 6800 block of Arbor Lane in Bryans Road for the report of a vandalism in which a suspect slashed the tires of a vehicle and threw eggs on the house and car. Through further investigation, officers identified the suspect...
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Charles County Public Schools Teams Compete and Place in State MESA Competition

Charles County Public Schools Teams Compete and Place in State MESA Competition

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teams recently competed in the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) state competition, with four CCPS elementary school clubs taking first place in challenges designed to test engineering know-how, creativity and teamwork. The Statewide MESA Day Showcase and Awards Ceremony was held May 4 at the John Hopkins Applied...
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Charles County Public Schools Expands Pre-Kindergarten for 3-Year-Olds

Charles County Public Schools Expands Pre-Kindergarten for 3-Year-Olds

Starting with the 2024-2025 school year, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will offer additional space in its prekindergarten program for three-year-old students. To be considered for a three-year-old PreK space, a child must be three years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024. The child’s family must also meet income eligibility requirements to apply...
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CSM Commemorates 65th Spring Commencement with 449 Candidates Receiving 367 Degrees, 111 Certificates

CSM Commemorates 65th Spring Commencement with 449 Candidates Receiving 367 Degrees, 111 Certificates

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated its time-honored graduation ceremonies in front of a packed house during its 65th Spring Commencement May 10. The college celebrated 449 candidates for graduation for earning 367 degrees and 111 certificates during three commencement ceremonies marked with laughter, cheers and applause. Of the students being celebrated, 46.3 percent were...
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Charles County Public School Board Seeking Feedback About School Name

Charles County Public School Board Seeking Feedback About School Name

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is composed of 38 schools and four educational learning centers. Historically, CCPS schools, centers and facilities are either named for a person, geographic location or region. Board of Education of Charles County Policy 7230 guides the school naming process. Following the policy, school names must meet specific criteria and...
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Police Investigating Report of Sexual Assault at John Hanson Middle School

Police Investigating Report of Sexual Assault at John Hanson Middle School

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, school administrators and the school resource officer were notified of a sexual assault that occurred yesterday at John Hanson Middle School. A preliminary investigation showed a student lured another student into a bathroom and groped and inappropriately touched the student. The involved student will be charged with 4th-degree sex...
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Calvert County Joins State of Maryland to Become a “Stroke Smart” County

Calvert County Joins State of Maryland to Become a “Stroke Smart” County

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Calvert County is proud to announce it has partnered with the Calvert County Health Department, CalvertHealth, Calvert County Board of Education, and other community partners to become a “Stroke Smart” county. This effort, with the State of Maryland and other jurisdictions, aims to enhance community awareness and response...
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Several Lackey High School Students Involving in Fight Over Vape Device, SRO Investigating

Several Lackey High School Students Involving in Fight Over Vape Device, SRO Investigating

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 9:53 a.m., several students assaulted another student in a school hallway at Henry E. Lackey High School over a vape device. The students were separated, and the situation was de-escalated. One student was treated for minor injuries. The school resource officer has initiated an investigation and the students...
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Historic St. Mary’s City: May 2024 Events

Historic St. Mary’s City: May 2024 Events

May 8.  Little Explorers – From Seed to Sunflower 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. Ages 3 – 5 (with accompanying adult) HSMC Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Md Spring is in full bloom at HSMC! Be prepared to put your hands to the dirt as Little Explorers learn about planting sunflowers...
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Sunderland Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run Raises Over $23,000

Sunderland Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run Raises Over $23,000

The Fun Run was awesome! The students had a great time with the music and running their laps! At this time, we have earned more than $23,000 and still have a bonus week for donations. We look forward to meeting our goal to help redesign the Media Center. From the Boosterthon Team Leaders: Sunderland...
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Send a Note of Thanks to Your Charles County Teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th, 2024

Send a Note of Thanks to Your Charles County Teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th, 2024

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 6 through 10. The week is dedicated to honoring and recognizing educators who play a pivotal role in the lives of children. CCPS is helping parents, guardians, students, colleagues and community members send a note of thanks and gratitude to CCPS teachers who are...
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La Plata High School Senior Earns Perfect Score on ACT

La Plata High School Senior Earns Perfect Score on ACT

About one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT each year earn a perfect score. In 2022 — the last year for which statistics are available — that was 3,376 students out of 1.34 million who earned a composite score of 36. It’s not known how many students have taken the ACT in...
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Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

The Old Jail Museum, a well-known landmark in the heart of Leonardtown and one of the four museums and historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will continue to be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays in addition to regular daily visitation hours. Interested visitors...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – April 30, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – April 30, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The CSMC then presented proclamations in recognition of Hurricane Preparedness Week and Small Business Month. They then presented a commendation for Sue Veith in celebration of her retirement after 30...
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Two St. Charles High School Staff Assaulted During Student Altercation, Police Investigating

Two St. Charles High School Staff Assaulted During Student Altercation, Police Investigating

St. Charles High School Press Release: “I want to share information with you about an incident that happened at St. Charles High School that impacted our school day. “This morning, a group of students engaged in a large physical altercation during a class change. They continued and did not follow initial redirection from staff....
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May 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

May 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Experience the rich maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay at the Solomons Maritime Festival! Be sure to check out Wm. B. Tennison cruises, educational programs, special events, and the first month of openings for Cove Point Lighthouse and Lore Oyster House this season! For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Wednesday, May 1 – Lore...
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Davis Middle School Student Charged After Inappropriately Touching Another Student

Davis Middle School Student Charged After Inappropriately Touching Another Student

On April 16, 2024, the school resource officer at Davis Middle School was made aware of an assault that occurred on April 15 in which a male student inappropriately touched a female student during class. The student will be charged on a Juvenile Offense Report with assault. Anyone with additional information is asked to...
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Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition Announces Website Launch and Celebration

Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition Announces Website Launch and Celebration

The Southern Maryland Equity in History Coalition is excited to announce the launch of its new searchable website celebrating the diverse history of Southern Maryland. This new searchable website will enable our community, students and teachers, and those interested to access this rich and extensive history. This includes access to information on notable individuals,...
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Unveiling History: Karen Stone, St. Mary’s County Museum Division Manager to Author the First-ever Published Book on the Black Diamond Disaster

Unveiling History: Karen Stone, St. Mary’s County Museum Division Manager to Author the First-ever Published Book on the Black Diamond Disaster

St. Mary’s County Government is very proud to announce that our own Karen Stone, Manager of the Museum Division within the Department of Recreation & Parks, will soon be the published author of the first-ever book about the Black Diamond Disaster. This “forgotten” tragedy occurred on the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during...
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Calvert County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025 School Year

Calvert County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025 School Year

Calvert County Public Schools is strongly encouraging all parents to register their child by July 1, 2024. This will support adequate staffing for each school. Your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024, in order to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. Only a parent or legal guardian may...
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Calvert County Students Participate in Local MESA Competition

Calvert County Students Participate in Local MESA Competition

CCPS students showcased their incredible talents and skills at the 2024 Regional MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Day at Huntingtown High School. First place winners will advance to the Statewide MESA Day Showcase and Awards Ceremony that will be held on May 4, 2024, at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Campus in Laurel,...
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Last Day of School for Charles County Students Set for June 10th; Last Day for Teachers is June 11, 2024

Last Day of School for Charles County Students Set for June 10th; Last Day for Teachers is June 11, 2024

The last day of school for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for the 2023-2024 school year is Monday, June 10. The last day of school for teachers is Tuesday, June 11. These dates are final, barring any unforeseen inclement weather as CCPS still has two inclement weather days left for use if needed....
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Police Investigating Student That Brought a Shotgun to Leonardtown High School

Police Investigating Student That Brought a Shotgun to Leonardtown High School

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, a member of the administration from Leonardtown High School received a report that a student may have a weapon in his vehicle. They immediately notified the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, School Resource Officer and the Department of Safety & Security of this report. A search of the student’s...
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Summer Boost and Summer School Set for Charles County Public School Students

Summer Boost and Summer School Set for Charles County Public School Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is preparing for summer with academic programs such as Summer Boost for elementary school students and Summer School for middle and high school students. High school students who have at least one year of high school under their belt who are looking to get ahead for the upcoming school year...
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Health Department Tips and Information to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS/SUID)

Health Department Tips and Information to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS/SUID)

Even though we don’t know the exact cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), we know that some things can increase a baby’s risk for SIDS/SUID and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the risk. Families and caregivers...
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