Education

New Array Provides Learning Tool for North Point Students

New Array Provides Learning Tool for North Point Students

Students at North Point High School can now learn about solar energy through experience with a new photovoltaic (PV) array system installed outside the electrical construction classroom at the Waldorf school. Donated by the Washington, D.C. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), the nine-panel PV array was installed by Crofton, Maryland-based T & B...
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School Closing: Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School

School Closing: Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School in Charles County is closed Monday, December 5, 2011, for students and staff. The school is closing as a result of an accident on school grounds that left the school without power. SMECO is working to restore power and repair the damage, and we anticipate opening on time on Tuesday,...
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Calvert County History DVD to Premiere at Calvert Library

Calvert County History DVD to Premiere at Calvert Library

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Calvert Library Prince Frederick will be hosting “Changing Landscapes in Southern Maryland,” the first in a four-part series of local history events. The evening will begin with a presentation on the book Changing Landscapes in Southern Maryland, produced and edited by the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association.   The first...
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Calvert Teachers, School System Reach Contract Agreement

Calvert Teachers, School System Reach Contract Agreement

The Calvert County Board of Education and the Calvert Education Association (CEA), the association that represents Calvert’s teachers, are pleased to announce that on Thursday, December 1, 2011, the two negotiating teams reached a tentative agreement on the remaining articles in the teacher employment contract.  While the current contract remains in effect through June...
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Board of Ed Redistricting Effort

Board of Ed Redistricting Effort

Based on the capacity of and enrollment at the elementary schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, appointed a redistricting committee as outlined in policy JCAA to review options and provide a recommendation on relieving the overcrowding at Evergreen Elementary School by utilizing the available capacity at Town Creek Elementary School. The committee...
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Why are Country Stores Abandoned?

The Calvert Marine Museum PEM Talks: Lost Landmark Series will feature Laura Trieschmann discussing the role of country stores in rural life on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.  FREE to the public in the museum auditorium. One of the key community establishments, along with the church and school, the general store provided the...
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A Banner Season in Sports for Calvert Athletics

Congratulations to athletic teams at Calvert County middle and high schools for outstanding performances this fall.   Two high school teams – Huntingtown Girls Soccer and Huntingtown Unified Tennis – are state champions, four teams are State Semi-Finalists, eight teams earned Regional Championship titles, and six teams earned Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) Championship titles. ...
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Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Former Greenpeace Leader Tours CSM

Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore, former leader of Greenpeace, met with College of Southern Maryland students, administrators and faculty Nov. 15 to learn about the college’s partnership with Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG). CSM’s Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) associate’s degree program provides scholarships and internship opportunities at CENG as...
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December FUN at CMM

December FUN at CMM

December is packed full of activities for visitors of all  ages at the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com  for a complete schedule. The Museum Store is open daily with gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Remember that members enjoy 10% off in the store everyday and 20% off on the...
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Thomas Stone Cadets Place 1st in Drill Competition

Thomas Stone Cadets Place 1st in Drill Competition

Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Thomas Stone High School competed in the eighth annual General Colin Powell Drill Competition on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Theodore Roosevelt High School.  Stone was the overall champion, placing first out of 15 schools. The cadets participated in eight out of 10 events. Teams were...
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Three Students Sign National Letter of Intent

Three Students Sign National Letter of Intent

Three student athletes from Thomas Stone High School recently signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) for college sports. Thomas Stone High School seniors, from left, Ella Callahan, Alexis Albert and Emily (Gracie) Herbert, sign college National Letters of Intent Alexis Albert signed a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I softball scholarship with Liberty...
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Schools to Use Collection Agency for Student’s Bad Checks

Schools to Use Collection Agency for Student’s Bad Checks

The Charles County Public Schools food services department is changing the way it handles checks written to student meal accounts, and delivered to the school by the parent or student. The change only involves returned checks, and does not affect payments made on MealpayPlus, the secure, Internet-based system parents can use to deposit money...
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Students Encouraged to Apply for SMECO Scholarships

Students Encouraged to Apply for SMECO Scholarships

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customers. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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It’s All About the Children – A Conversation with Marie Andrews

It’s All About the Children – A Conversation with Marie Andrews

Each Week Southern Maryland News Net holds a conversation with people of interest and who contribute to the community. What follows is our conversation with Marie Andrews, 84, of Calvert County who has been instrumental in the effort to enrich and improve the lives of Calvert children and young adults. SMNN: Ms. Andrews how...
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CSM Closes for Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 23-27

The College of Southern Maryland will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will resume its normal schedule Monday, Nov. 28. Access to online services, including registration, is available at www.csmd.edu through my.CSMD services.
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Accolades for St. Mary’s Ryken Students

Accolades for St. Mary’s Ryken Students

From the left (back row): Alex Wyvill, Michael Booz and Nathan Luke; From the left (front row): Amanda Rankin, Aryton Starks and Jennifer Pietsch St. Mary’s Ryken High School is proud to announce that three students in the Class of 2012 have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program and one...
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Schools Prepare for Elementary, Middle School Redistricting

Schools Prepare for Elementary, Middle School Redistricting

Elementary and middle school boundaries for three Waldorf schools will change next year as Charles County Public Schools prepares to balance enrollments. Superintendent James E. Richmond informed the Board of Education on Nov. 8 that a review of enrollments shows that Theodore G. Davis Middle School, William A. Diggs Elementary School and Mary B....
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LHS Sponsors Test Drive Fundraiser

LHS Sponsors Test Drive Fundraiser

To All, The LHS Band is sponsoring a “Drive One 4 UR School” fundraiser on Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 5pm.  Come out and test drive a new Ford vehicle with NO obligation to purchase.  The band will earn a minimum of $20 for every car that is test driven up to $5,000. ...
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A Doggone Fun Day at School!

A Doggone Fun Day at School!

Mrs. Fry’s and Mrs. Miller’s  Pre-K classes at Kings Christian Academy recently hosted a couple of special visitors during their “What I want to be when I grow up” day. Lola Hoeg, a 7 year old Golden Doodle, and the Chesapeake Pet Resort & Day Spa mascot, Lucy, delighted the room full of excited...
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Schools Celebrate American Education Week

At Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School, teachers were decked out in their college gear this week, showcasing the importance of higher education. A colorful map is stretched across a bulletin board, identifying the locations of all the colleges the school’s staff attended, which demonstrates the range of colleges available. This week, as a...
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Local School Choir to Perform at Kennedy Center

Local School Choir to Perform at Kennedy Center

The McDonough High School Madrigal Lords and Ladies choir has been selected to perform with the Washington Chorus for “A Candlelight Christmas” at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Dec. 20 and Dec. 22. The concerts feature Yuletide classics, sing-a-longs and a glorious candlelight processional. The Madrigal Lords and Ladies Chamber Choir will perform...
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Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

Four Charles County public high school seniors were recently selected to participate in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page program. The students who will serve as student pages for the 2012 legislative session are: Natalie Griffin of North Point High School; Richard Lawrence Greenfield III of Thomas Stone High School; and Markus Jussi...
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More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum Part 2

More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum Part 2

More Than Meets the Eye at Calvert Marine Museum – A Conversation with Doug Alves, Part 2 The following is another article in Southern Maryland News Net’s Monday morning conversation series. This week we conclude our conversation with the Calvert Marine Museum Director,  C. Douglass Alves, Jr. SMNN: Visitors routinely see the facilities as...
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Calvert County Science Fair Expanded

Calvert County Public Schools is expanding its traditional Science Fair to include an exposition of student projects in the areas of science and engineering. Yovonda Kolo, Supervisor of Science and STEM, is excited about the change.  “The Science and Engineering EXPO is one forum to display scientific and engineering practices that students have applied...
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McDonough Golf Team Wins State Title

McDonough Golf Team Wins State Title

The Maurice J. McDonough High School Rams golf team recently earned the 2011 Maryland State Championship Title in the 2A and 1A divisions through the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA). The McDonough team won the title with a score of 648 against Marriotts Ridge High School, which received a score of 651,...
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