Education

Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/19/2017 to 6/23/2017

During the week of June 19, to June 23, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding  Juvenile Apprehensions for the Month of May 2017. No further information is available at this time. 5/26/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Second Degree Assault at Esperanza Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by...
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Charles County Public Schools Announces Principal, Vice Principal Changes

Charles County Public Schools Announces Principal, Vice Principal Changes

Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced principal and vice principal changes today, as well as administrative appointments. Sabrina Robinson-Taylor has been named principal of Billingsley Elementary School, and begins full-time in the position effective January 2018. Robinson-Taylor will remain at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School until the end of December. Nicholas Adam, a vice principal at...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/12/2017 to 6/16/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/12/2017 to 6/16/2017

During the week of June 12, to June 16, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces 34th Annual National Night Out celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out. “You don’t have to have a lot of money, if any, to organize a National Night Out celebration in...
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Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

Spartan Class of 2017 Sets the Tone for Graduations

“Being a Spartan is setting the bar – showing that we are capable of anything we put our minds to.” This message from senior class president Eryn Locks set the stage for the St. Charles High School Class of 2017 graduation, the first of seven Charles County Public Schools high school graduations. A sea...
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Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Thomas Stone Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

Find your purpose. Take the small roles in life. Leave an imprint on the world. These messages, and more, were shared by students in the Thomas Stone High School Class of 2017 during their graduation ceremony held this morning. For the 296 graduating seniors, today marks the first day of the rest of their...
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Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

Warrior Pride on Full Display from La Plata Class of 2017 at Graduation Ceremony

La Plata High School celebrated its Warrior Class of 2017 in a graduation ceremony held this afternoon at the Charles County Convocation Center. For the 251 La Plata seniors, today was the day most have looked forward to for several years. “We’ve wished, willed, and prayed that this day would come, counting down the...
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North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

North Point Seniors Celebrate Successes at Graduation

Rounding out the first full day of high school graduations for Charles County Public Schools was the North Point High School Class of 2017. The senior class donned the floor of their soon-to-be alma mater in the Convocation Center tonight, ready to start the next chapter in life. Honored in a ceremony tonight were...
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McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

McDonough Students Celebrate Graduation

It is the smallest graduating class of 2017 in the county, but Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduating June 3 were strong in pride. The class stood united, all clad in purple gowns this year. The theme of connection ran deep during McDonough’s graduation at the Charles County Public Schools Convocation Center in...
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Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

Westlake Honors the Past, Celebrates the Future at Graduation

The Class of 2017 of Westlake High School capped off graduation season in Charles County on June 3. Honoring 271 seniors, the school celebrated the past and present, while looking toward the future. “Change is not easy for anyone, but the only way to grow is through change,” Chrystal Benson, principal of Thomas Stone...
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St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

St. Mary’s College receives River Champion Award

On Sunday, June 4, on behalf of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, President Tuajuanda C. Jordan was given the River Champion Award by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association during its annual “A River Affair” celebration. The celebration took place on the State House lawn overlooking the St. Mary’s River. This is the seventh...
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CAMP D.A.R.E. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, June 9.

CAMP D.A.R.E. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, June 9.

Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Through...
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29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

29 students participate in 2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, graduated 29 students with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Friday, June 2, in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The commencement address was delivered by Elias Vlanton, a retired Prince George’s County teacher and freelance journalist. In 2009 Vlanton was awarded...
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Charles County Class of 2017 Receives Nearly $79 Million in Scholarships

Charles County Class of 2017 Receives Nearly $79 Million in Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools will honor 1,965 seniors June 1-3 during graduation ceremonies for seven high schools in the Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2017 were offered nearly $79 million in scholarship offers, which is an increase of almost $13 million from last school year. Valedictorians and...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/5/2017 to 6/9/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 6/5/2017 to 6/9/2017

During the week of June 5, to June 9, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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St. Mary’s County Public High School Commencement Ceremonies to be Live Streamed

St. Mary’s County Public High School Commencement Ceremonies to be Live Streamed

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) is pleased to announce that the Class of 2017 commencement ceremonies will be available for online viewing via live streaming through our school system website at http://www.smcps.org/graduation and on Channel 96. At the conclusion of each ceremony, SMCPS will post a video to the SMCPS YouTube Channel. The...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/29/2017 to 6/2/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/29/2017 to 6/2/2017

During the week of May 29, to June 2, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/22/2017 to 5/26/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/22/2017 to 5/26/2017

During the week of May 22, to May 26, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 49,200 Maryland students will receive scholarships totaling $82,764,420 through the Maryland Higher Education Commission. These scholarships represent the 2017-18 initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need-based student financial aid program. “Access to higher education is more important now than ever...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

During the week of May 15, to May 19, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

In observance of Memorial Day, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 30. In addition, starting May 26 and continuing every Friday in July except for July 7, all CSM campuses will observe early closing for...
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