Education

Charles County Board of Education Holding Virtual Meeting to Discuss Reopening of Schools on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Charles County Board of Education Holding Virtual Meeting to Discuss Reopening of Schools on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Board of Education’s next meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. The meeting will be held virtually using WebEx conferencing. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website,...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and St. Mary’s County Library are excited to announce the launch of new student library cards called St. Mary’s Access to Research & Technology, or S.M.A.R.T cards.  S.M.A.R.T cards will be issued to all students currently enrolled in St. Mary’s County Public Schools. S.M.A.R.T cards are digital St....
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces Reopening Plan for Fall Semester, Set to Begin on August 17, 2020

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces Reopening Plan for Fall Semester, Set to Begin on August 17, 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland released Friday, June 26, plans to reopen and begin the fall 2020 semester with on-campus learning and living using a hybrid mode of instruction designed to meet the needs of students who choose to live on-campus, students who choose to learn remotely, and commuters. Recommendations were developed by...
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Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Hogan and Superintendent Salmon Announce $210 Million in COVID-19 Relief For Remote Learning and Targeted Tutoring

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon today announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for...
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Charles County Town Hall Meetings on Monday, June 29, 2020, for Possibility of Reopening Schools in Fall of 2020

Charles County Town Hall Meetings on Monday, June 29, 2020, for Possibility of Reopening Schools in Fall of 2020

The Board of Education and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) are conducting two town halls Monday, June 29. A town hall for CCPS staff and teachers is set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, and a parent/community town hall is set for 6-7:30 p.m. The town halls are about the reopening of schools in the...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Grab and Go Lunch Weekly Schedule

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Grab and Go Lunch Weekly Schedule

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Judy Center and Food and Nutrition Services is pleased to announce its free summer meals program in partnership with a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.  Meals are for children 18 years and younger free of charge.  Details about the grab and go lunch pick-up and weekly...
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Governor Hogan Appoints Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to CSM Board of Trustees

Governor Hogan Appoints Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to CSM Board of Trustees

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Jose M. Gonzalez of Charles County to serve the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) as trustee, effective July 1, 2020 through 2024. Gonzalez has a distinguished record of public service that includes more than 30 years of experience in weapon systems development and acquisition for the U.S. Department of...
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Charles County Announces Two New Assistant Superintendents

Charles County Announces Two New Assistant Superintendents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has two new assistant superintendents joining the school system’s executive leadership team. Nikial Majors, executive director of human resources for CCPS, was named as an assistant superintendent of human resources. Her appointment is effective July 1. Majors has managed all human resource operations for the school system as an...
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Charles County Public Schools Launches Parent Survey for Fall 2020 School Reopening

Charles County Public Schools Launches Parent Survey for Fall 2020 School Reopening

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is in the early stages of planning for the reopening of school in the fall. Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and the Board of Education want opinions and feedback from parents. A brief survey is available for parent input and includes questions about distance learning, transportation preferences, meals and...
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Charles County Public Schools Offering Summer Learning Activities and Programs for Students

Charles County Public Schools Offering Summer Learning Activities and Programs for Students

The 2019-20 school year may be over for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students, but learning opportunities continue through the summer. Below is a summary of available opportunities for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Some opportunities are free and/or by invitation only from school system staff, while others are open...
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Charles County Public Schools Offering Free Summer Meals for Children Aged 18 and Younger

Charles County Public Schools Offering Free Summer Meals for Children Aged 18 and Younger

The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a free summer meals program for children 18 and younger who live in Charles County. CCPS will continue to serve grab-and-go meals at the 11 meal sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Tuesday, June 30. Meals will continue to be available through Aug. 14;...
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St. Mary’s County School Feeding Programs Scheduled to Start Monday, June 1, 2020

St. Mary’s County School Feeding Programs Scheduled to Start Monday, June 1, 2020

UPDATE 5/30/2020: St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), in partnership with St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services, St. Mary’s County Health Department, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services has engaged the assistance of local food service facilities to ensure continued safe food distribution to families with children. Food will be...
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11 Charles County Meal Distributions Sites to Close on Monday, May 25, 2020, for Memorial Day

11 Charles County Meal Distributions Sites to Close on Monday, May 25, 2020, for Memorial Day

The 11 meal distribution sites will be closed Monday, May 25, as Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) observes Memorial Day. The sites will reopen at 11 a.m. May 26. Meal sites at high schools are closed on the day of the school’s graduation events. Sites will be closed at Henry E. Lackey and Maurice...
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Sotterley Speaker Series 2020 Goes Virtual, Kick-off on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m

Sotterley Speaker Series 2020 Goes Virtual, Kick-off on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m

The Historic Sotterley is proud to kick-off the first event in its 2020 Sotterley Speaker Series when it brings to our community Pulitzer Prize winning author Alan Shaw Taylor as he talks about his latest book: Thomas Jefferson’s Education. Dr. Taylor’s presentation on May 20th will be held virtually since guests will be unable...
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Reginald Black Named 2020 Career Research and Development Student of the Year

Reginald Black Named 2020 Career Research and Development Student of the Year

St. Charles High School graduating senior Reginald Black was named the 2020 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Career Research and Development (CRD) Student of the Year. Black was told the news last week when his CRD program teacher, Carmelia McNeill, surprised him at home. McNeill coordinated the visit in advance with Black’s family and...
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Last Day of the School Year for Charles County Public Schools Set for Thursday, June 11, 2020, Date Currently Pending Approval

Last Day of the School Year for Charles County Public Schools Set for Thursday, June 11, 2020, Date Currently Pending Approval

The last day of school for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for the 2019-20 school year is Thursday, June 11. This is pending approval from the Maryland State Board of Education. The Board of Education of Charles County during its May 12 meeting approved the use of a five-day waiver to the 180-day...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Announces Cancellation of 2020 Project Graduation Events

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Announces Cancellation of 2020 Project Graduation Events

The St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and the State’s Attorney’s Office regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2020 Project Graduation events. This year, the unfortunate realities of the COVID-19 school closures and related safety measures have made it impossible to plan and execute this 36-year-old program. The State’s Attorney’s Office will work...
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Maryland Schools Closed for Rest of 2020, with Governor Hogan Easing Outdoor Activity Restrictions Including Boating, State Parks and Beaches

Maryland Schools Closed for Rest of 2020, with Governor Hogan Easing Outdoor Activity Restrictions Including Boating, State Parks and Beaches

During today’s press conference, Governor Larry Hogan and State Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon have announced Maryland Schools are now closed for the rest of the year. Hogan announced that he will be easing outdoor recreation activities effective at 7:00 a.m., on Thursday, May 7, 2020., which includes the below. Golf, tennis, boating, fishing,...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Says Presence of Asian Giant Hornet “Murder Hornet” in Maryland, is Highly Unlikely

Maryland Department of Agriculture Says Presence of Asian Giant Hornet “Murder Hornet” in Maryland, is Highly Unlikely

The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently announced they have received many calls this week about the Asian giant hornet, referred to in media coverage as the “Murder Hornet.” This insect was found in Washington state in late 2019. The Maryland Department of Agriculture continues to monitor, though it is highly unlikely that the hornet...
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Charles County Board of Education to Hold Live Teleconference Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Charles County Board of Education to Hold Live Teleconference Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, May 12. The Board is observing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will conduct the meeting via teleconference. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream...
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon Announce All School Closures Extended to May 15, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon Announce All School Closures Extended to May 15, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, along with top cabinet officials, including Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a live press conference at 2:30 p.m., Friday Afternoon. Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced today that ALL Maryland School closures have been extended to May 15
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St. Mary’s County Schools Drive Up Lunch Service Schedules, and Sheetz Kidz Meal Bagz Program

St. Mary’s County Schools Drive Up Lunch Service Schedules, and Sheetz Kidz Meal Bagz Program

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will provide a drive-up lunch service Monday-Friday from April 20-24, 2020, at the locations listed below from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. Meals will be offered to all children 18 years and younger free of charge. Parents and children can drive up to these locations and receive meals...
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Governor Hogan Institutes Budget and Hiring Freeze Across State Government, Takes Action to Bolster Unemployment Claims Process

Governor Hogan Institutes Budget and Hiring Freeze Across State Government, Takes Action to Bolster Unemployment Claims Process

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state is instituting a budget and hiring freeze amid estimates that Maryland is facing a projected $2.8 billion shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also announced that he has directed the Maryland Department of Labor to take steps to bolster the state’s unemployment insurance process...
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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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