Education

Calvert County Public Schools Continues Meal Distribution in New Locations

Calvert County Public Schools Continues Meal Distribution in New Locations

In light of the Governor and Maryland State Department of Education’s order extending school closures through April 24, the Calvert County Child Nutrition Program’s Grab ‘n Go meal service will also be extended to help meet the needs of our students. Starting on Tuesday, March 31, however, please note that our Grab ‘n Go...
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As COVID-19 Crisis Escalates in Capital Region, Governor Hogan Issues Stay at Home Order Effective Tonight

As COVID-19 Crisis Escalates in Capital Region, Governor Hogan Issues Stay at Home Order Effective Tonight

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates in the National Capital Region, Governor Larry Hogan today issued a Stay at Home order to protect public health and safety. The order, which takes effect at 8:00 p.m. tonight, states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an...
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Prince George’s County Public Schools Regrets to Announces Head Basketball Coach Terrance Burke has Passed Away due to COVID-19

Prince George’s County Public Schools Regrets to Announces Head Basketball Coach Terrance Burke has Passed Away due to COVID-19

Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools Community, With a heavy heart, I am sad to share the news that Mr. Terrance Burke, Northwestern High School Professional School Counselor and head basketball coach, has died from the coronavirus (COVID-19). I know this news is devastating and shocking to many in the Northwestern High School community...
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Charles County Public Schools Offer Support for School Staff and Families During COVID-19V

Charles County Public Schools Offer Support for School Staff and Families During COVID-19V

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has support resources available for students, parents and staff about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Resources on how to speak with children about COVID-19 are posted on the CCPS website at ccboe.com. The website includes fact sheets from the National Association of School Psychologists, resources for families of English Language Learners...
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UPDATE: CSM Faculty and Staff Move to Teleworking, Classes Remain Online, Campuses to Close March 19

UPDATE: CSM Faculty and Staff Move to Teleworking, Classes Remain Online, Campuses to Close March 19

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that all instruction and college work-functions will operate remotely and access to CSM’s campuses is restricted to pre-approved and authorized personnel, effective Thursday, March 19. CSM will maintain in this operational status through April 3. “In what has been a very short period of time, we have...
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St. Mary’s County Library Expands Access to Digital Materials and Online Resources

St. Mary’s County Library Expands Access to Digital Materials and Online Resources

The St. Mary’s County Library offers an option for all citizens to sign up for a free Library Card through the St. Mary’s County Library website, www.stmalib.org. Simply click on ‘Get a Library Card’ under ‘Library Services’ on the homepage. When you apply online, you will receive a temporary Library Card number that can...
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All Cancelled Charles County Public School Events

All Cancelled Charles County Public School Events

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has canceled several events due to the school closure in effect from March 16 to March 27. The following is a list of canceled events during the closure. Announcements of any make up activities or rescheduled events, as well as any newly canceled events, will be made as determined....
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Drive-up Lunch Service Available for Students Through Summer Meals Program Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Drive-up Lunch Service Available for Students Through Summer Meals Program Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services is offering meals to students through the Summer Meals Program. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of major actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Earlier today, the state reported its first case of community transmission. “This problem continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “For Marylanders, the...
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UPDATE: The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Announces State Basketball Games Now Cancelled

UPDATE: The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Announces State Basketball Games Now Cancelled

UPDATE: The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) announced Thursday afternoon that the boys and girls state basketball tournaments have been postponed. The organization did not announce make up dates. St. Charles High School boys’ basketball team was scheduled to play Atholton High School today at 3 p.m. at the University of Maryland,...
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Charles County Public Schools Cancel All Out of State Field Trips

Charles County Public Schools Cancel All Out of State Field Trips

Starting today, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is canceling all out-of-state field trips. Superintendent Kimberly A. Hill made the decision to cancel out-of-state travel following advice received today from the Maryland State Department of Education, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Health. The school system is not, at this time, canceling any trips...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Cancels Maryland Day Ceremony

Historic St. Mary’s City Cancels Maryland Day Ceremony

Given the public concern about the danger of public gatherings and transmission of COVID-19, with an abundance of caution, Historic St. Mary’s City is canceling this year’s Maryland Day ceremony (originally scheduled at 1 p.m. on March 21) as well the Maryland Dove symposium (scheduled for March 14). To stay up-to-date with the State’s...
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SMECO Sponsors 31st Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

SMECO Sponsors 31st Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) held the 31st annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 7 at North Point High School in Charles County. The event helps students prepare for careers such as software development and cybersecurity. Computer skills are vital for students who plan to become proficient in technical and industrial...
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Due to Coronavirus St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Won’t be Returning to Campus Immediately After Spring Break

Due to Coronavirus St. Mary’s College of Maryland Students Won’t be Returning to Campus Immediately After Spring Break

The following email was sent to students and staff at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and also posted on their website: Dear College Community, As you know, the College has been working closely with the St. Mary’s County Health Department to ensure we can provide our community (students, faculty, and staff) with the most...
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2020 Calvert Egg Drop to be Held on Saturday, April 4th at Patuxent High School in Lusby

2020 Calvert Egg Drop to be Held on Saturday, April 4th at Patuxent High School in Lusby

SouthPoint Church – Lusby Campus has announced the 2020 Calvert Egg Drop. The event is held at Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd, Lusby, MD 20657 on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Calvert Egg Drop is a FREE, Family Event including: 30,000 candy and toy filled Easter eggs raining down from a helicopter! Five...
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Charles County Board of Education Honors Five Charles County Staff Members

Charles County Board of Education Honors Five Charles County Staff Members

The Board of Education at its March 10 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals who demonstrate a commitment to teaching and learning. Honored were Corrin Deavers, Lauren Goldsmith,...
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North Point High School Art Teacher James Ball Named 2020 Charles County Teacher of the Year.

North Point High School Art Teacher James Ball Named 2020 Charles County Teacher of the Year.

North Point High School art teacher James Ball is well known among the school community. As a veteran Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teacher of 26 years, Ball is passionate about art and art education. He is also dedicated to athletics and coaches several sports at North Point. One would not know upon first...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department and Public Schools Release Statement on Coronavirus

St. Mary’s County Health Department and Public Schools Release Statement on Coronavirus

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) understand the concerns many people have over the potential spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to our area. Despite COVID-19 being detected in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that risk to...
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St. Mary’s County School System Reaches Agreement with Associations

St. Mary’s County School System Reaches Agreement with Associations

On February 20, 2020, tentative four-year agreements were reached between the Board of Education’s negotiating team and the Education Association of St. Mary’s County (EASMC) for certificated employees and education support staff. The agreement provides for the following: Annual salary improvement for all bargaining unit employees. Annual step progression on the salary scales for...
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Charles County Public School Hosting HITS Expo on March 7, 2020 at St. Charles High School in Waldorf

Charles County Public School Hosting HITS Expo on March 7, 2020 at St. Charles High School in Waldorf

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its History, Industry, Technology and Science (HITS) Expo Saturday, March 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Charles High School in Waldorf. The Expo is a showcase of student work in history and science, as well as hands-on learning opportunities for students, parents and community members....
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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Winter Chess Tournament Results!

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Winter Chess Tournament Results!

More than 140 students participated in the this past Saturday, Feb. 22 at Henry E. Lackey High School. The tournament is open to interested students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students compete in eight grade-level divisions and trophies are given to...
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Town Hall Meeting Scheduled to Present the 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results for St. Mary’s County

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled to Present the 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department and St. Mary’s County Public Schools will jointly host a Town Hall Meeting to present key findings from the 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for St. Mary’s County, Maryland. This Town Hall Meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to...
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The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture  “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) Fossil Club welcomes guest speaker Sarah Augusta “Gussie” Maccracken for a free lecture entitled, “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects: Fossil Evidence of Insect Herbivory on Plants.” Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the CMM Harms Gallery and learn how some of the smallest creatures...
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St. Mary’s County Public School Press Releases: Friday, February 14, 2020

St. Mary’s County Public School Press Releases: Friday, February 14, 2020

ST. MARY’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ ETHICS PANEL APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, announces the Ethics Panel appointment made by the Board of Education at its meeting on February 12, 2020, as follows: Mr. Roy H. Alvey, Valley, Lee, Maryland. Mr. Alvey is a military veteran who worked for many years...
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Mentoring Program Comes to St. Mary’s County Public Schools in February

Mentoring Program Comes to St. Mary’s County Public Schools in February

In February, St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host The Listen Up Conversation, a series of presentations for high school students. The Listen Up Conversation is the true story of teen drug use, and a pivotal event that nearly ended in death. Tiffany L. Johnson and Dunstan L. Msonthi share the raw and real...
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