Education

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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Charles County Public Schools Launches new Volunteer Registration System, Includes Background Checks and Craining

Charles County Public Schools Launches new Volunteer Registration System, Includes Background Checks and Craining

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching a new registration system this school year for volunteers at schools, centers or other CCPS buildings, activities or events. Registration is required for volunteers and includes a prescreening questionnaire, review of training materials followed by a short quiz, and the completion of a background check through CCPS....
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College of Southern Maryland Announces September 2018 Events

College of Southern Maryland Announces September 2018 Events

Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Closes for Maintenance. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Sept. 4. Leonardtown Campus, Building D, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. During this closure, the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus competition pool will be drained and receive a new plaster coat and the fitness center will receive a new...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

During the week of August 12, to August 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/5/2018 to 8/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/5/2018 to 8/11/2018

During the week of August 5, to August 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

During the week of July 23, to July 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Leonardtown Rd. at Grace Christian Academy Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Rd. at McDonough High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

During the week of July 9, to July 13, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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UPDATE: Student Takes Plea Deal for his Role in Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room in St. Mary’s City

Marquis Xavier Bullett. 18, of Columbia

UPDATE 7/11/2018: Marquis Xavier Bullett. 18, of Columbia, appeared in Circuit Court for Saint Mary’s County on Monday, July 9, 2018. Bullet was one of four students who were involved in the armed robbery of a fellow student at a St. Mary’s College of Maryland dorm room in St. Mary’s City, on February 9, 2018,...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

During the week of July 9, to July 13, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Leonardtown Rd. at Thomas Stone High School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/24/2018 to 6/30/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/24/2018 to 6/30/2018

During the week of June 24, to June 30, 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 Piney Church Rd. at St. Charles High School Marshall Corner Rd. at James Craik Elementary School Cameras are...
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School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

With thousands of children starting their summer break this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) urges everyone to Look Up, Look Out, stay alert and review the rules of the road. When driving through residential neighborhoods and near places children frequent such as area parks and recreation centers, be...
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St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and other Southern Maryland law enforcement officers were recognized on June 13, 2018 by the St. Mary’s County Board of Education for helping to keep the school environment safe, especially after a trying school year. Following a fatal student shooting in March at Great Mills High School, “There...
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