Education

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. Last school year, Emily Leedy,...
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La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

The La Plata Police Department will join over 750 other law enforcement agencies nationwide hosting a Faith & Blue Event. LPPD’s event will be held on October 8th at Wills Park from Noon-3:00 p.m. Please come out and join us and several of our faith-based partners. Faith & Blue was inaugurated in 2020 by...
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75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

It’s that time again! Load the family in the car and head over to the 2022 St. Mary’s County Fair for four days of excitement with rides, food, vendors, and so much more! Take in the sounds and sights of livestock readying for judging, the enjoyment of dance troupes, the aroma of carnival food,...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized Constitution Week, International Underground Railroad Month and National Senior Activity Center Month with Proclamations. John Richards, President of the St....
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October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the festivities begin! Come join us in celebrating the Patuxent River during PRAD and help teach future generations of its importance. To commemorate CMM’s 50th Anniversary, we invite you to attend the glamourous Bugeye Ball on October 15th. For information on these events and more visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com  Wednesday through Friday, the month of...
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Firefighters Remind Citizens of Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Firefighters Remind Citizens of Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

By Ridge VFD Lieutenant Scot Best, September 19, 2022. Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from home fuel-powered devices such as fireplaces, home and...
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Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes the Executive Program Class of 2023

Leadership Southern Maryland Welcomes the Executive Program Class of 2023

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 29 Southern Maryland leaders for its 15th Executive Program cycle The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Cpl. Nick DeFelice has been selected to participate in Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program Class of 2023. From...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Threats at Leonardtown High School, Deputies Arrest One Juvenile

UPDATE: Police Investigating Threats at Leonardtown High School, Deputies Arrest One Juvenile

UPDATE: Dear LHS Community, This morning, at about 7:45 a.m., Leonardtown High School administration was made aware of a threat made on social media of a potential shooting to take place in school on Monday. The Office of Safety and Security was notified immediately, and our school resource officer was informed of the incident....
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Stop On Red! Knowing When to Stop for School Buses

Stop On Red! Knowing When to Stop for School Buses

We’ve all been there. We see the school bus slowing down, yellow lights flashing, and we panic. Do I stop? Do I keep going? Am I even supposed to stop from this direction? No matter how long you’ve been driving, chances are you’ve been in a position where you questioned your own knowledge about school...
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Charles County Public Schools Hosts 22nd Annual College Fair on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Charles County Public Schools Hosts 22nd Annual College Fair on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The annual Charles County College Fair is set for Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at North Point High School in Waldorf. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) juniors and seniors attend the fair from 9:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m. as part of a school field trip. At the fair they talk to representatives from colleges and...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 13, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 13, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners presented Proclamations in honor of Forget-Me-Not Month and the 50th Anniversary of King & Kennedy Estates. The Commissioners adopted an Ordinance...
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Charles County Public Schools Office of Community Engagement and Equity Hosting Indian Education Kickoff Event on September 15, 2022

Charles County Public Schools Office of Community Engagement and Equity Hosting Indian Education Kickoff Event on September 15, 2022

The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) office of Community Engagement and Equity will hold an Indian Education back-to-school kickoff event Thursday, Sept. 15, at Thomas Stone High School. Parents of children who are of American Indian and Alaska Native descent can learn more about programs that are funded through the federal Indian Education Program...
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Town of Upper Marlboro Invites Public to Re-Create Historic 1922 Crain Highway Monument Photo on Saturday, October 1, 2022

Town of Upper Marlboro Invites Public to Re-Create Historic 1922 Crain Highway Monument Photo on Saturday, October 1, 2022

You’re Invited! Crain Monument Centennial Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. “We are excited and proud to bring people together to re-create the photo that was taken 100 years ago,” said Upper Marlboro Town Clerk John Hoatson, who is organizing the Oct. 1 festivities. “We hope everyone who attends will feel...
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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held to Launch St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held to Launch St. Mary’s County Health Hub

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 8, 2022, to celebrate the official launch of the St. Mary’s County Health Hub. In 2021, the St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force, in partnership with the Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County (HASMC) announced plans for the St. Mary’s...
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Charles County Public Schools and Charles County Sheriff Team Up for We Care at North Point High School

Charles County Public Schools and Charles County Sheriff Team Up for We Care at North Point High School

Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools Maria Navarro, Ed.D., and Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry greeted teen drivers as they arrived at North Point High School. We Care is a collaboration between Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the sheriff’s office to remind young drivers to be safe on the road. Started more than...
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Effective October 1, 2022, Move Over Law in Maryland Expanded to All Stopped Vehicles Displaying Hazard/Warning Signals

Effective October 1, 2022, Move Over Law in Maryland Expanded to All Stopped Vehicles Displaying Hazard/Warning Signals

Beginning October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland will expand to require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying warning signals – including hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution signals including traffic cones, caution signs, or non-vehicular warning signs....
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Professor Daphne Powell is Selected as First Recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education’

Professor Daphne Powell is Selected as First Recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education’

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Technical Studies Professor Daphne Powell is marking her 20th year as college professor by taking on what she deems “the most extraordinary of her career accomplishments” to date. As the first recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education,’ Powell is embarking on a three-year...
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Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives – Hidden in Plain Sight with Matthew Webster

Sotterley Presents: People and Perspectives – Hidden in Plain Sight with Matthew Webster

On September 29, 1760 the Associates of Dr. Bray in London established a school for the education of enslaved and free Black children in Williamsburg, Virginia. The school was one of the original four, with others located in Providence, New York, and Philadelphia. The school would operate until 1774 when a combination of the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education – September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education – September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

One of the most popular pieces of equipment used by deer hunters is a tree stand. Tree stands can be dangerous if they are used incorrectly or carelessly. Nationally, one in three hunting injuries involves a tree stand. Falls from tree stands can be caused by a variety of factors, including a weakness in...
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Legacy Flight Academy and Southern Maryland Project Management Institute Hosting Aviation and STEM Event at Charles County Airport

Legacy Flight Academy and Southern Maryland Project Management Institute Hosting Aviation and STEM Event at Charles County Airport

Legacy Flight Academy (LFA) and the Southern Maryland Project Management Institute is partnering to host an Eyes Above the Horizon event on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Maryland Airport located at 3900 Livingston Road in Indian Head, MD 20640 The event is set to begin at 8 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. The purpose...
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Museums, Educational Institutions

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $2.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Museums, Educational Institutions

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $2,844,230 in federal funding to support projects at museums, libraries, and educational institutions across Maryland. The funding, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), comes from annual appropriations legislation...
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CSM Foundation Golf Classic Returns for 31st Year, Raises More than $86,000 for Student Success

CSM Foundation Golf Classic Returns for 31st Year, Raises More than $86,000 for Student Success

One hundred and forty golfers teed off in support of the College of Southern Maryland on Thursday, August 11, 2022, raising more than $86,000 for student success and athletic programs. The Golf Classic, which returned to Swan Point Country Club in Issue for the 31st year, has raised more than $1.2 million since its...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team Responds to Mental Health Calls

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team Responds to Mental Health Calls

Almost 46,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2020, while millions more seriously thought about suicide, made a plan or attempted to take their own life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Deputies with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Officers often interact...
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Maryland Senators Announce Over $10 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

Maryland Senators Announce Over $10 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $10,170,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland within the Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed annual funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. The projects encompass a wide array of local and regional priorities,...
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CSM Welcomes Back Hawks, Facilitates Conversations and Makes ‘Connections’ This September

CSM Welcomes Back Hawks, Facilitates Conversations and Makes ‘Connections’ This September

Welcome Back Hawks! Fall Sessions Begin: Aug. 31/Sept. 1. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. All campuses. La Plata Campus: AD Courtyard (Inclement weather location: CC Lobby). Leonardtown Campus: Great Lawn between B & C Buildings (Inclement weather location: C Lobby). Prince Frederick Campus: PFA Entrance Lawn (Inclement weather location: PFA Lobby) Celebrate a return...
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