Education

Police Recover Loaded Handgun from 13-Year-Old William Wirt Middle School Student

Police Recover Loaded Handgun from 13-Year-Old William Wirt Middle School Student

The Prince George’s County Police Department is actively investigating a 13-year-old student at William Wirt Middle School in the unincorporated section of Hyattsville for bringing a loaded gun onto school property. At approximately 11:40 am, a student alerted School Security that the 13-year-old was in possession of the gun while on school property. School...
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Chesapeake Life Center Brings Back It’s Weekend Summer Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Chesapeake Life Center Brings Back It’s Weekend Summer Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Chesapeake Life Center is excited to announce that it is bringing back Camp Nabi, its summer overnight camp program for grieving children and teens. The weekend-long camp is for children ages 6 to 18 and will be held Aug. 4 to 6. Chesapeake Life Center Director Brian Berger said the camp program will be...
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Charles County Students Compete and Place in VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown

Charles County Students Compete and Place in VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown

The Eagles — a VEX Robotics team from North Point High School — was named a tournament champion at the Jan. 21 VEX Robotics Southern Maryland Showdown competition. Lucky Duckies, a community team made up of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in the Southern Maryland Robotics Club, shares the title of tournament champions...
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Charles County Students Can Register for 2023 Winter Chess Tournament, Deadline is Feb 22, 2023

Charles County Students Can Register for 2023 Winter Chess Tournament, Deadline is Feb 22, 2023

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its annual winter chess tournament in person at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Henry E. Lackey High School. The tournament is open to chess players in Grades kindergarten-12 with spectators allowed to view the event. Players must register in advance to participate. The registration form...
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CSM Nursing Students Revel in Accomplishments, Prove Hard Work Pays Off

CSM Nursing Students Revel in Accomplishments, Prove Hard Work Pays Off

“YOUR DREAM MAY HAVE SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE, BUT YOU MET AND EXCEEDED THE STANDARDS” Fifty-seven new nurses received their nursing pins during a Nursing Recognition Ceremony Jan. 12 as part of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 2023 Winter Commencement. The graduates chose the Nelson Mandela quote “it always seems impossible until it is done”...
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Charles County Police Investigating Possible Overdose After 14-Year-Old Middle School Student Eats Edibles

Charles County Police Investigating Possible Overdose After 14-Year-Old Middle School Student Eats Edibles

On February 1, 2023, at 12:34 p.m., Charles County Emergency Medical Services responded to a home in Waldorf for the report of an overdose. Responders discovered a 14-year-old complaining of feeling ill after eating edibles that may have contained THC while at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. A subsequent investigation revealed the student, along with...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Round-up – January 31, 2023

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Round-up – January 31, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Associate County Attorney Danielle Mitchell provided a legislative update for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session. Updates included that a draft for LR1963 has been forwarded to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for review; the Revenue Authority proposal and the bill to add a citizen member to the Tri-County Council for Southern...
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Explore the Stories of African Americans in St. Mary’s County at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center for Black History Month

Explore the Stories of African Americans in St. Mary’s County at the U.S. Colored Troops Interpretive Center for Black History Month

The public is encouraged to head to the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) Interpretive Center in Lexington Park to explore the profound and significant contributions of African Americans in St. Mary’s County in honor of Black History Month. Interpretive Center exhibits will be open and free to the public on Wednesdays (Feb 1, 8, 15...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 31, 2023

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 31, 2023

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) held their regular business meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, beginning with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation for Transit Equity Day. St. Mary’s County Government is currently hiring drivers for the St. Mary’s Transit System...
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Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

Police Recover Replica Firearm from John Hanson Middle School Student

On January 31, 2023, a student at John Hanson Middle School notified school administrators that another juvenile student was possibly in possession of a gun at school. Administrators located the student and recovered a replica firearm from his backpack, which turned out to be a BB gun. A school resource officer is investigating and...
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Two PEO Air Anti-Submarine Warfare and Assault and Special Mission Programs Recognized at NAWCAD Award Ceremony

Two PEO Air Anti-Submarine Warfare and Assault and Special Mission Programs Recognized at NAWCAD Award Ceremony

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md..: Two Program Executive Office (PEO) Air Anti-submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission (A) programs were recognized during a Jan. 25 Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s Awards ceremony. “The competition was fierce but you went above and beyond in delivering the capability, availability, and affordability...
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CSM Celebrates Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

CSM Celebrates Graduates Pursuing Health Care Careers

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Jan. 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Seventy-three students completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Nutrition Coaches, Personal Trainers and Paramedics. “What I...
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Charles County Board of Education Member Coulby Resigns, Application Process for Vacancy Begins

Charles County Board of Education Member Coulby Resigns, Application Process for Vacancy Begins

The Board of Education of Charles County today announced the resignation of Board Member Cindy Coulby. In sharing her resignation with the Board, Coulby cited personal reasons behind her decision to vacate her seat on the Board representing Charles County District 1. “While I am not able to continue serving on the Board, I...
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Calvert Public Safety Reminds Multi-line Telephone System Users to Ensure Phones Allow Direct Access to 911

Calvert Public Safety Reminds Multi-line Telephone System Users to Ensure Phones Allow Direct Access to 911

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Communications Division, reminds residents and business owners to ensure that their multi-line telephone systems provide direct access to 911, without requiring an individual to dial any other numbers first, as required by state and federal law. Multi-line telephone systems are typically found in office buildings, campuses,...
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Thirteen New Police Officers in Southern Maryland Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 51

Thirteen New Police Officers in Southern Maryland Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 51

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce six new officers will join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office after their graduation from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) Police Entrance Level Training Program. The officers were among a total of 16 candidates – one with Calvert County and six with St....
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Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC (WMS) and the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) announce free legal services to support expungement of certain criminal records at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Free legal help will be provided by  Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC to...
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Police Investigating Altercation at Lackey High School , One Transported to Hospital

Police Investigating Altercation at Lackey High School , One Transported to Hospital

On January 25 at 10:50 a.m., two students, who are siblings, entered a bathroom at Henry E. Lackey High School to fight another student. The school resource officer was made aware of the fight and he and a school staff member responded. At that point, the students were already engaged in a physical altercation....
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 24, 2023

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 24, 2023

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) hosted a joint meeting with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. After the joint meeting, the Commissioners held their regular business meeting, beginning with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation...
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February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the fun begin! Coprolites, skipjack tours, programs for kids and more museum fun will keep the winter blues away. Stay for a night of great music with a performance by Ash and Eric as a part of our Maritime Performance Series. For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Thursdays, Feb. 2 & 9 –...
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Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Burglarized and Damaged Ridge Elementary School Building

Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Burglarized and Damaged Ridge Elementary School Building

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the two pictured individuals in a burglary investigation, including malicious destruction of property. On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 p.m., the two suspects broke into a classroom trailer at Ridge Elementary School, caused damage inside of the classroom, stole a fire extinguisher...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken Students Compete in Regional Science Bowl Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken students competed in the regional Science Bowl competition in mid January at Montgomery College. The SMR Team finished strong with a win in the final game and only lost game three by two points. Congrats to team members Jack Delucco, Maggie Hutchinson, Niko Kyritsopoulos, Ryder Morlong and Clara Pham. The U.S....
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Turner’s Cheseldine earns citation from the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Maryland

Turner’s Cheseldine earns citation from the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Maryland

Students in Kelly Hare’s fourth grade class at Eva Turner Elementary School were recently on a mission to outmaneuver the Grinch’s helpers and steal back fitness equipment, returning it to Whoville. Four teams of Whos of Whoville stood at one end of Turner’s gymnasium with boxes of fitness equipment at the other end. It...
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Charles County Board Of Education Hosting Meeting Today, Jan.23, for Proposed 2024 Budget

Charles County Board Of Education Hosting Meeting Today, Jan.23, for Proposed 2024 Budget

The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a 6 p.m. work session on Monday, Jan. 23, in the boardroom at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the CCPS...
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Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement following House passage of the 2023 Fiscal Year Omnibus legislation, announcing over $16,125,150 in Community Project Funding for Fifth District priorities. This total is in addition to the more than $13,000,000 that Congressman Hoyer secured for projects in the Fifth District in the FY22 Omnibus....
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Hoyer Receives Briefing at Calvert Health on New Health Care Technology

Hoyer Receives Briefing at Calvert Health on New Health Care Technology

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement after receiving a briefing on the Da Vinci Robot technology at Calvert Health, which Congressman Hoyer helped secure $950,000 for in the FY 2023 Omnibus legislation: “It was great to hear from the talented doctors and leadership at Calvert Health and learn more about the...
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