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Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

The panorama was reverent and festive as guests at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Annual Veterans Brunch drove one by one under a 20-by-30 American flag draped between the extended ladders of two local firetrucks. It was a fitting community welcome for the college’s veterans arriving to the Prince Frederick Campus to share...
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UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

Great Mills High School will be dismissing early today at 12:45 and students will take their normal buses home. Great Mills High School has been placed on lockdown. Reported sightings of a possibly armed individual in the area have been made. No one is permitted to enter or leave the facility until law enforcement...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Expanding its use of School Messenger Texting

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Expanding its use of School Messenger Texting

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will be expanding its use of School Messenger and activating a new communication feature that provides parents and staff with text message notifications. Text message recipients must opt-in to receive text alerts. The text alert feature will be available beginning the week of December 3, 2018. Parents and staff will receive an...
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UPDATE: 7-Year-Child Struck After Exiting School Bus in Charles County

UPDATE: 7-Year-Child Struck After Exiting School Bus in Charles County

UPDATE: On Tuesday, November 27 at 3:45 p.m., a Charles County Public School bus was stopped in the northbound lane of Oliver Shop Road near Trotter Road in Bryantown, discharging a 7-year-old female student. According to witnesses, the bus had activated its flashing red lights and flashing stop sign. The girl safely crossed in front...
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Charles County Public Schools Piloting Use of Student ID Badges

Charles County Public Schools Piloting Use of Student ID Badges

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is piloting the use of student identification (ID) badges. The pilot program is part of the school system’s increased focus on school safety and security. Pilot schools include J.P. Ryon Elementary School, John Hanson Middle School and La Plata High School. CCPS plans to implement student ID badge use...
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College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

Anticipation is starting to build as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation gears up for #GivingTuesday, the annual international day of online giving that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The 24-hour event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 focuses on the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give to their communities following their...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating Snapchat posts that made threats of violence against two high schools. Police have identified the students they believe are responsible for the posts, and they do not believe the threats are credible. It was determined that both schools were safe to open and operate on a normal...
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New Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund Provides Students with Financial Support

New Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund Provides Students with Financial Support

St. Mary’s College of Maryland announces the new Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund. Envisioned and championed by AMEWAS, this scholarship fund is the result of a collaboration among six local government contracting companies and aims to ensure some of Southern Maryland’s brightest students can afford college. Through investments from consortium...
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Admission Criteria for North Point CTE Programs Changed for Coming School Year

Admission Criteria for North Point CTE Programs Changed for Coming School Year

Students interested in applying for one of 17 career and technology education (CTE) programs at North Point High School will complete a shorter application process this year. In prior years, eighth graders were required to participate in a face-to-face interview with CTE staff and submit letters of recommendation by teachers. These steps have been...
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Charles County Public Schools Held its Annual Fall Chess Tournament

Charles County Public Schools Held its Annual Fall Chess Tournament

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its annual fall chess tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Thomas Stone High School. A total of 125 students participated in the event, which is open to any student in kindergarten through Grade 12. The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students...
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College of Southern Maryland Foundation Announces Newest Director, Randall Williams

College of Southern Maryland Foundation Announces Newest Director, Randall Williams

Randall Williams, of Hollywood, president of Meinhardt Properties in White Plains, has joined the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation’s Board of Directors. “The CSM Foundation welcomes Randall and his wealth of experience in project and fiscal management,” said CSM Foundation Executive Director Michelle Goodwin. “He understands the mission and the value of community...
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Free Parent Workshop Conscious Discipline “From Choas to Calm”

Free Parent Workshop Conscious Discipline “From Choas to Calm”

Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, and other parents, grandparents, and childcare providers of young children are invited to a FREE parent workshop on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library. Childcare will be available and light refreshments for children will be provided. This workshop focuses on Social-Emotional Learning and is part of the research...
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St. Mary’s County Teachers to Receive Free Admission to County-Operated Museums

St. Mary’s County Teachers to Receive Free Admission to County-Operated Museums

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer teachers from any educational institution free admission into St. Clement’s Island Museum or the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park when presenting a valid teacher ID at admission. While taking advantage of this opportunity to visit and learn more about these museums and historic sites,...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school facilities. The governor made the announcement at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) with student leaders, education officials, law enforcement leaders and others in attendance. “Incidents of targeted...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/8/2018 to 10/12/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/8/2018 to 10/12/2018

During the week of October 8, to October 12, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Sheriff, Superintendent Remind Student Drivers to be Safe

Sheriff, Superintendent Remind Student Drivers to be Safe

Park your phone. Buckle up. Slow down. Be safe. Those were the messages Superintendent Kimberly Hill, Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office shared with Maurice J. McDonough High School student drivers this morning during the kickoff of the 11th annual We Care campaign. McDonough student drivers were greeted Sept....
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Conley, School Staff Recognized for Supporting Colleague During Deployment

Conley, School Staff Recognized for Supporting  Colleague During Deployment

Capt. Mary Dempsey is a soldier in the Army Reserve who is deployed as a logistics officer in Kuwait. Prior to her March 2018 deployment, Dempsey was an integral part of the physical education department teaching staff at St. Charles High School. She describes the news of her deployment as a whirlwind of events,...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/1/2018 to 10/5/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/1/2018 to 10/5/2018

During the week of October 1, to October 5 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Charles County’s Emergency Services Donates Six Public Safety Radios to Schools

Charles County’s Emergency Services Donates Six Public Safety Radios to Schools

Administrative teams of six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) recently received public safety radios to directly communicate with first responders if a life-threatening emergency arises at a school. The digital portable radios — Motorola XTS 5000 models — directly connect schools with Charles County’s Department of Emergency Services, prompting a faster response by first responders, said Jason Stoddard,...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/24/2018 to 9/28/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/24/2018 to 9/28/2018

During the week of September 24, to September 28 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Rd. at James Craik Elementary School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary Piney Church Rd. at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/17/2018 to 9/21/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/17/2018 to 9/21/2018

During the week of September 10, to September 14 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Rd. at James Craik Elementary School Berry Rd. at Berry Elementary School Piney Church Rd. at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/10/2018 to 9/14/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/10/2018 to 9/14/2018

During the week of September 10, to September 14 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Berry Rd. at Berry Elementary Oliver Shop Rd. at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Have a Deputy at Every Public School on first Day of School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Have a Deputy at Every Public School on first Day of School

Sheriff Tim Cameron will have a deputy at every public school in St. Mary’s County for the first day of school and will continue a high-visibility presence for the rest of the school year. As more than 18,000 public school students return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Be Prepared to Stop for School Buses

Be Prepared to Stop for School Buses

Schools Superintendent Scott Smith and Sheriff Tim Cameron remind drivers in St. Mary’s County that school buses are returning to local roads. Drivers need to be prepared to stop for buses that are picking up or dropping off children. More than 18,000 students return to St. Mary’s County public schools for the first day...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/19/2018 to 8/25/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/19/2018 to 8/25/2018

During the week of August 19, to August 25, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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