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St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, will be hosting Monthly Town Hall Meetings during the 2019-2020 school year. These conversational meetings will focus on topics that are important to the school system and community, meetings will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown,...
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Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

School system, county and state officials joined together on October 10, 2019, at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School to officially rededicate the school, which recently underwent a complete renovation and expansion. Dr. Mudd first opened in 1967 with about 45,000 square feet of space, a combined cafeteria and activity area, indoor courtyards...
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UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: Police search has ended. No threat to campus safety. Resume normal activity. 10/10/2019: On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police located a wanted subject in Leonardtown, the subject fled on foot towards the College of Southern Maryland and witnesses reported he may have entered the building. A spokesperson from the...
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CSM Hosting Teacher Education and Open House on Thursday, October 10, 2019

CSM Hosting Teacher Education and Open House on Thursday, October 10, 2019

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites high school and college students interested in a career in education to a Teacher Education Open House Oct. 10 at the college’s Leonardtown Campus. “This is a great opportunity to learn more about local options for teacher education,” said CSM Teacher Education Program Coordinator Professor Beth Settle....
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St. Mary’s County Public Safety Open House Day on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Public Safety Open House Day on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Leonardtown

The public is invited to join the Department of Emergency Services, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police for a Public Safety Open House Day, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each agency will offer fun and educational activities at their facility and have representatives on...
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No Fire at Chopticon High School, Just Smoke After Water Pump Malfunctions

No Fire at Chopticon High School, Just Smoke After Water Pump Malfunctions

  On Thursday, September 26, 2019, at approximately 11:50 a.m., firefighters responded to Chopticon High School in Morganza for the report of smoke in the building. Firefighters from Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded, and after arriving on scene reported a water pump in a boiler room had malfunctioned. Students, teachers, and staff had evacuated...
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Charles County Public Schools Fall Chess Tournament Registration Now Open for Saturday, October 26, 2019

Charles County Public Schools Fall Chess Tournament Registration Now Open for Saturday, October 26, 2019

Registration for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annual fall chess tournament, set for 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at Thomas Stone High School, is now open for students. The tournament is for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. Interested participants must register online at https://ccpsregistration.wufoo.com/forms/ccps-2019-fall-chess-tournament/ by Wednesday, Oct. 23. The registration window closes...
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Jeremy Testa an Invited Lecturer in Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia Series

Jeremy Testa an Invited Lecturer in Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia Series

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Biology Department presents Jeremy Testa to discuss “The Long Road of Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery” as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia series. The talk takes place on Oct. 30 at 4:45 p.m. in Schaefer Hall 106. Testa, visiting the National Public Honors College...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Offering Hide Tanning Workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Offering Hide Tanning Workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019

Registration has opened for a hide tanning workshop scheduled on October 26, 2019. Hunting season is upon us, and Historic St. Mary’s City is offering a workshop to help learn the native art of taking a deer hide and turning it into soft buckskin. This program, designed for beginners, takes the participant through the...
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St. Mary’s College to Host “From Invisibility to Remembrance” Symposium on Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 and 3, 2019

St. Mary’s College to Host “From Invisibility to Remembrance” Symposium on Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 and 3, 2019

The African and African Diaspora Studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its second annual fall symposium, “From Invisibility to Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery at St. Mary’s and Beyond,” on Wednesday, Oct. 2 beginning at 8 p.m. in Cole Cinema, Campus Center, and on Thursday, Oct. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. in...
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We Care Safe Driving Campaign Kicks off at Charles County High Schools

We Care Safe Driving Campaign Kicks off at Charles County High Schools

We Care safe driving campaign kicks off at Charles County high schools We care about you and your safety. Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill, Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and other Charles County Sheriff’s officers shared this message with student drivers as they arrived at Thomas Stone High School. Today marks year 12 for...
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Charles County Public Schools Revises Emergency Response Codes and How They Respond to Certain Incidents

Charles County Public Schools Revises Emergency Response Codes and How They Respond to Certain Incidents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has revised how it responds to certain incidents in schools, making it clearer what students and teachers should do during an emergency. Called a standard response, CCPS will use five actions developed by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation and adopted by the school system this year. Action items...
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CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities for 83 Different Degree Programs Nationwide and Internationally

CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities for 83 Different Degree Programs Nationwide and Internationally

CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities, Including the American Business School in Paris The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues to make it easier, and more affordable, for CSM graduates to continue their academic journey to a four-year institution. CSM graduates who meet certain criteria are now given priority enrollment...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Now Has New Openings for Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Historic St. Mary’s City Now Has New Openings for Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Historic St. Mary’s City announces openings for their newest workshop that will allow guests to color with natural materials. Using natural dyes is an ancient craft, rich in history and traditions, dating back centuries. Join Historic St. Mary’s City for an informative and fun hands-on workshop that will be full of surprises. Participants will...
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No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Park Hall Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle, a St. Mary’s County Public School Bus 583...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will host their fall Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25 2019, from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. The homeschool day themed Food in the Modern World, invites visitors to learn about early Maryland’s custom creations. Hands-on demonstrations and activities centered around the topic may include: corn grinding; a discussion of sailor’s diet...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum...
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St. Mary’s County Public School Announces Health Council Meeting Dates

St. Mary’s County Public School Announces Health Council Meeting Dates

The St. Mary’s County School Health Council will meet from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on the following dates: September 30, 2019 December 5, 2019 February 27, 2020 April 30, 2020 Meetings will be held in the Board of Education Meeting Room at 23160 Moakley Street in Leonardtown. Anyone wishing to propose an agenda...
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Bus 592 Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

Bus 592 Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Monday, September 16, 2019, at approximately 2:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27000 Point Lookout Road and Juniors Court in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find Bus 592 and a van on the shoulder of...
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Commissioners Appoint Members to YMCA Exploratory Committee

Commissioners Appoint Members to YMCA Exploratory Committee

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County appointed the following persons to the YMCA Exploratory Committee: Catherine Askey, Local Business Leader Captain John Brabazon, Patuxent River Naval Air Station Mike Brown, Citizen-at-large Ashleigh Dufresne, St. Mary’s County Public Schools Jenna Guzman , St. Mary’s County Health Department Tyrone Harris, St....
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CSM Launches Center for Leadership Initiative at Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller Jr. Celebration to Help Raise Next Generation of Leaders

CSM Launches Center for Leadership Initiative at Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller Jr. Celebration to Help Raise Next Generation of Leaders

Celebrating a legacy of Maryland leadership and decades of strong support of higher education, the College of Southern Maryland Foundation is launching an initiative to establish the Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. Center for Leadership at CSM. The longest-serving state senate president in the country will be recognized on Sept. 26 at the Running...
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NASA Historians Visiting St. Mary’s College on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NASA Historians Visiting St. Mary’s College on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join NASA Chief Historian William Barry and NASA Preservation Officer Rebecca Klein on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as they describe some of this nationally significant history. In a panel discussion, Barry will share “Some Things You Probably Don’t Know about NASA History,” and Klein will describe managing this amazing history in “Then and Now;...
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Charges Pending After Caller Falsely Reported Active Shooter at Matthew Henson Middle School

Charges Pending After Caller Falsely Reported Active Shooter at Matthew Henson Middle School

On September 10 at 9:56 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call stating that there was an active shooter inside Matthew Henson Middle School. Officers responded and determined that there was no active threat. An investigation revealed that two students, who are both 14 years old, had taken another student’s phone and called in the...
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New CSM Safe App Features Real-Time Notifications, Puts Campus Security in Palm of Students’ Hands

New CSM Safe App Features Real-Time Notifications, Puts Campus Security in Palm of Students’ Hands

New CSM Safe App Features Real-Time Notifications, Puts Campus Security in Palm of Students’ Hands The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Public Safety and Preparedness Department launched a new CSM Safe App over the summer – putting critical, real-time information at users’ fingertips and minimizing response times during both emergency and routine security/safety situations....
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland National Public Honors College Ranked as Nation’s Fifth Best Public Liberal Arts College in United States

St. Mary’s College of Maryland National Public Honors College Ranked as Nation’s Fifth Best Public Liberal Arts College in United States

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, is ranked as the nation’s fifth best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges” released Monday, September, 9, 2019. St. Mary’s College also ranks 92 on the national liberal arts colleges list, public and private (compared to 95...
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