Education

McDonough Hosts Theatre Camp for Children

The Maurice J. McDonough High School drama club is holding a theatre camp for children ages five to 12 in the fall and spring. The fall camp will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the spring camp will be held March 17. The camp is filled with...
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Students Move to Floating Residence Halls

Students Move to Floating Residence Halls

UPDATE from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Sea Voyager Move-In Information from Joanne Goldwater Tuesday November 1st, 12:46 P.M. We are delighted to tell you that the U.S. Coast Guard has approved our occupancy of the Sea Voyager. We are now ready for students to move on board. We will start moving students at...
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School System Sponsors Scholarship Workshop

Charles County Public Schools is sponsoring “The Scholarship Workshop,” an interactive session hosted by author Marianne Ragins, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at North Point High School. The workshop is designed to help students successfully complete the college scholarship search and application process. Ragins is a one-time recipient of...
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Added School Days for SMCPS

Added School Days for SMCPS

The St. Mary’s County 2011-2012 school system operating calendar has been adjusted due to the inclement weather experienced in August as a result of Hurricane Irene.  The changes are as follows: Schools will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2012, following the winter break.  Monday, January 2, 2012, will be a full day of school...
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St. Mary’s College Students Relocate to Cruise Ship

St. Mary’s College Students Relocate to Cruise Ship

October, 25, 2011 Dear St. Mary’s College Community: I have been deeply troubled by the prospect of so many Prince George and Caroline Hall residents living off campus, in hotels, as far away as Solomons Island. The arrangement, while healthy from the standpoint of mold remediation, is far from ideal academically or in terms...
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CSM STEM Efforts Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton

CSM STEM Efforts Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Ray Wernecke, center, presented College of Southern Maryland Development Director Martina Arnold, far right, with a $2,500 donation for CSM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) efforts. Wernecke is joined by, from left, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin and CSM Vice President of...
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Civista Welcomes Special Guests

Civista Medical Center’s Stroke and Brain injury support group will welcome guests from the University of Maryland Aphasia Research Center and Language Music Cognition Lab. They will present “A Study of Language Recovery Following a Stroke” Find out about their research including a new study that is looking at if musical ability relates to...
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What’s Happening at Annmarie?

What’s Happening at Annmarie?

Upcoming events and classes at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center November Special Events: • The 4th Annual Ornament Show (Nov 22).  A popular Southern Maryland tradition, shoppers can browse through the many trees/ornament displays and purchase ornaments on-site.  The Ornament Show will run from November 22nd to January 1, 2012. Open most days-please see schedule...
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November FUN at Calvert Marine Museum

November FUN at Calvert Marine Museum

Events and programs are happening all month long at the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete schedule.  Thursday, November 3 and 10 – Sea Squirts Shark Secrets! Free drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday, November...
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HESS to Construct New State-of-the-Art High School

HESS to Construct New State-of-the-Art High School

HESS Construction + Engineering Services, a leading builder of educational facilities in the Mid-Atlantic, has been selected by Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) to manage construction of St. Charles High School, a state-of-the-art science and technology school committed to environmental stewardship. Designed to engage students in a technology-rich learning environment, St. Charles High School...
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CSM Offers Free ‘Money Smart’ Workshop, Nov. 12

Tough economic times require sound financial advice, and the College of Southern Maryland is partnering with the local libraries and the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® (SMAR) to present ‘Money Smart’ educational sessions Nov. 12 at the La Plata Campus. The day will include four panels, emphasizing information on real estate and mortgages, personal...
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Board Honors Students for Achievement

Board Honors Students for Achievement

The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for their accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Kayla Nagle, fifth grade, Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Michael Gill, fifth grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Thomas Carlyle Martin,...
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Commissioners Celebrate Opening of County’s New Public Access Television Studio

Commissioners Celebrate Opening of County’s New Public Access Television Studio

The Charles County Commissioners celebrated the grand opening of a new public access television studio that is now open for use by Charles County residents and College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students. The Charles County public access television station will provides residents the training and the tools to create non-commercial television programming that expresses...
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Mold Causes Students to Vacate College Dorms

Mold Causes Students to Vacate College Dorms

According to a post on the St. Mary’s College Web site, St. Mary’s College of Maryland is experiencing mold conditions in two of its residence halls, Prince George and Caroline. The college has made provisions to provide housing for the 191 students on the first and second floors of both buildings. After several tests, and under the advice...
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SMCPS Named Maryland School System of the Year

SMCPS Named Maryland School System of the Year

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) has been named the Maryland School System of the Year by the Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE).  This award recognizes the school system in the state that has instituted, developed, and is continuing a comprehensive character education initiative throughout the school system and its community. This award...
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Long Time Former Athletic Director, Coach Passes Away

Chopticon High School‘s long time former Athletic Director, Rich O’Donnell passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. To all of the Chopticon High School Alumni this is a huge loss. He was an inspiration, a teacher and a mentor to many and his loss will be felt deeply. Condolences and prayers go out to his...
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Board Honors Exemplary Employees

Four exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were honored by the Board of Education on October 11. Honored were Nathan Mouli, Linda Forrest, Lauren Hoza and Joan Matthews. Mouli is a social studies teacher at Maurice J. McDonough High School. He was nominated for being involved at the county level in developing curriculum...
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CMM Hosts Homeschool Open House Oct. 26

CMM Hosts Homeschool Open House Oct. 26

The Calvert Marine Museum is offering a Homeschool Open House on Wednesday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event is open to all homeschoolers and their parents, but is most appropriate for elementary through middle school age children.  Homeschoolers will experience the museum’s three themes: paleontology, the environment, and maritime history....
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Local Students Earning Community Service by Cleaning Cruisers

Local Students Earning Community Service by Cleaning Cruisers

 On Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon, eight, 8th grade students from Father Andrew White donated their time to wash and vacuum fifteen police vehicles at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Father Andrew White School requires 8th graders to complete thirty (30) hours of community service in four different areas...
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Discover New Books, Meet Local Authors at CMM

Discover New Books, Meet Local Authors at CMM

Sunday Conversations is a great opportunity to discover new books and meet local authors who have written about topics of interest in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Ralph Eshelman will present “A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake” on Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the museum lounge. The...
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SoMd Higher Ed to Host Open House

Representatives of over 90 graduate and bachelor programs that are presented at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center by 14 universities will be at the Center’s Open House Thursday, November 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The SMHEC campus is located at 44219 Airport Road, in California. All of the classes for the...
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Largest, Competitive Marching Band Circuit Comes to Chopticon HS

Largest, Competitive Marching Band Circuit Comes to Chopticon HS

Youth Education in the Arts is the parent company of United States Scholastic Band Association. USSBA is sponsoring the Chopticon Marching Band Show on Saturday, Oct. 8. The show is the first USSBA sponsored competition event to be held in Southern Maryland. Saturday’s competition is part of the largest competitive marching band circuit in...
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CSM Breaks Ground on Phase II of Prince Frederick Campus

CSM Breaks Ground on Phase II of Prince Frederick Campus

With shovels in hand, College of Southern Maryland students, faculty, administrators and elected officials put blades to the earth and broke ground for the second building on the Prince Frederick Campus Sept. 27. The event also celebrated the anticipated naming of the nuclear engineering training lab in recognition of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC...
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SoMd Piano Competition Expands its Awards for High School Pianists

Expanded opportunities for high school pianists to be recognized for their talents will be available during the fourth annual Southern Maryland Piano Competition to be held April 28 and 29, 2012 at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus. The high-level juried competition is open to any high school student within the region...
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Child Safety, Wellness Fair Oct. 8

Child Safety, Wellness Fair Oct. 8

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Civista Health will be sponsoring a Child Safety & Wellness Fair at the St. Charles Town Center in Waldorf on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event offers car seat inspections, bicycle & helmet safety checks, K-9 demonstrations, radar speedball pitching, fire truck and...
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