Education

Schools Announce Science Fair Dates

Schools Announce Science Fair Dates

The annual Charles County Public Schools Science Fair is March 2-3 at La Plata High School. Student participants can drop off their projects on March 2, and judging begins at 9 a.m. on March 3. An awards ceremony will be held March 3 at 5 p.m. Before participating at the county science fair, students...
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Board of Ed Seeks Input to Budget

Board of Ed Seeks Input to Budget

The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County seeks public input in preparation for the development of the 2012-2013 (Fiscal Year 2013) operating budget for St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS). SMCPS employees and community members are invited to participate in this Budget Forum on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m., in the Board...
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Poetry Out Loud County Competition at CalvArt Gallery on Jan. 24

Poetry Out Loud County Competition at CalvArt Gallery on Jan. 24

On January 24, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., winners from the four high schools in Calvert County will compete in the County Level Competition of the Poetry Out Loud Competition at CalvArt Gallery, 110 S. Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick.  Contestants from Calvert High School, Huntingtown High School, Northern High School and Patuxent High...
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“To Live Enslaved” at Sotterley

“To Live Enslaved” at Sotterley

In honor of Black History Month, Sotterley Plantation is pleased to offer the second of four presentations of the 2nd Saturday Series entitled, “To Live Enslaved.” These specialty tours will run on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Slavery was a part of Sotterley’s history from the turn of the 18th...
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8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

The 8th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast was held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Monday, January 16, 2012. Attendees were delighted with performances by the First Missionary Baptist Church, Spring Ridge Middle School, and the College’s Black Student Union Gospel Choir. Speaking at the breakfast was Dr. E....
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Statement from Gov. Martin O’Malley Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Statement from Gov. Martin O’Malley Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 16, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Today, we honor and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “At a time in our nation when many are divided whether by political or social beliefs, we should...
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Two Eagle Scouts Honored

Two Eagle Scouts Honored

Joseph Alexander Foley, Troop 426, was awarded the status of Eagle Scout on December 30th at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor atTrinityUnitedMethodistChurch. His project was for the American Chestnut Land Trust at Scientist Cliffs. He solved an erosion problem, where a pond was running over a foot trail. He redirected the stream and...
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CSM Celebrates 13th Winter Commencement

CSM Celebrates 13th Winter Commencement

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized 511 candidates for degrees and certificates during its 13th Winter Commencement held Jan. 12 at the La Plata Campus. “When you watch our graduates walk across the stage—this is an amazing feat for most of them because most have families, they work, they have a life and...
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CCPS Seeking Nominations for MD Teacher of the Year

CCPS Seeking Nominations for MD Teacher of the Year

Charles County Public Schools is seeking nominations for the school system’s Maryland Teacher of the Year candidate. The nominated teacher must be a classroom, resource or media teacher who spends the majority of his or her time teaching and has a minimum of five years teaching experience. The selected candidate will also be named...
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T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation at the James A. Forrest Career Center in Leonardtown with their venture to build a 2600 square foot Cape Cod style house in Madel Manor. Currently, the house is under roof and ready for rough-in HVAC, plumbing,...
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Scholarship Opportunities Available for County Students

Scholarship Opportunities Available for County Students

The Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offering 40 scholarships to Charles County high school students. Applications for scholarships are available at all county high schools and must be submitted by March 2. Award notification will be announced at each high school’s senior awards ceremony later this spring. Applications are also available on the...
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World-Renowned Gifted Education Talent Search

World-Renowned Gifted Education Talent Search

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will offer above-grade-level testing to interested students from St. Mary’s County elementary schools as part of its Global Talent Search.  Talent Search test scores will be used to reveal or confirm exceptional academic abilities, determine true academic peers, and qualify students...
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Forrest Center to Host Annual Soup Cook-off

Forrest Center to Host Annual Soup Cook-off

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is hosting its annual Soup Cook-off on Monday, February 6, 2012, in the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen. The contest has two age groups, a junior division for students and a senior division for adults.  Cooking begins at 3:00 p.m. and the doors open to the public...
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Statement from Gov. O’Malley on Maryland Schools Being Named #1 in the Nation for Four Straight Years

Statement from Gov. O’Malley on Maryland Schools Being Named #1 in the Nation for Four Straight Years

Governor Martin O’Malley, delivered a keynote address on Jan. 12, 2012 at the Education Week Quality Counts 2012 event, where Maryland’s public schools were once again named the number-one public school system in the nation, now for four years in a row. The Governor released the following statement: “I’d like to thank the students,...
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St. Mary’s College All Clean

St. Mary’s College All Clean

Official Mold Reports Message from the St. Mary’s College of Maryland President: The work to restore Prince George and Caroline residence halls is wrapping up well.  In December, environmental consultants validated the residence halls’ clean bill of health through inspections and air sample testing.  Renovation work to reassemble the buildings is now complete.  During...
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Evergreen ElementaryTeacher Selected as Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Evergreen ElementaryTeacher Selected as Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Ms. Sabra Reagle Szczyglowski, physical education teacher at Evergreen Elementary School, was recently selected as the Eastern District Physical Education Teacher of the Year. This prestigious award, established through the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), is presented to an individual who conducts a quality physical education program as reflected...
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Wise, Cook Re-elected as Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

Wise, Cook Re-elected as Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

The Board of Education of Charles County re-elected Roberta Wise as chairman and Maura Cook as vice chairman at its Jan. 10 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January. Officers serve one-year terms. Board members unanimously re-elected Wise to the chairmanship position that she has held for the past two...
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Ryken Senior Wins 1st Place in St. Mary’s County for UMD Math Competition

Ryken Senior Wins 1st Place in St. Mary’s County for UMD Math Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken senior Steve Kim (left) of Great Mills won first place in St. Mary’s County for the University of Maryland High School Math Competition. SMR sophomore Jane Kwon of Lexington Park finished in the top 10% of all test takers. Solving problems involving permutations of integers and quadratic polynomials, two St. Mary’s...
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Volunteers Wanted for Student Job Shadow Program

Volunteers Wanted for Student Job Shadow Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for volunteers to participate in its job shadow program that pairs students with business leaders to gain on-the-job experience. The experience also provides students with experiences to explore careers and employment prospects. Kick-off for the job shadowing program is on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, and continues through...
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CSM Robotics Team Wins Regional Tournament

CSM Robotics Team Wins Regional Tournament

CSM’s college VEX robotics team, The Talons, from left, Ryan Hutchinson, Stewart Smith, Jimmy O’Brien, Heather Stripling, Willie Hamel, Jonathan Frank and Evan Dahlstrom, show off their winning robots and tournament champion award from their first qualifier competition Nov. 18 at the California University in Pennsylvania. The team’s next competition will be March 2...
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Students’ Art on Display at CalvArt Gallery

Students’ Art on Display at CalvArt Gallery

This year, the Arts Council of Calvert County will continue its sponsorship of month-long art shows in its Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery.  These shows will include the work of many young art students from various schools in Calvert County. During the month of January, the art students of Maria Lendacky of Sunderland...
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CPCS to Host Upcoming Tours/Info Sessions

CPCS to Host Upcoming Tours/Info Sessions

The Chesapeake Public Charter School (CPCS) will conduct two Prospective Student Information Sessions/Tours on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, January 25, 2012, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  The school is located at 20945 Great Mills Road in LexingtonPark. The open application period for the school begins January 2,2012, and closes on January...
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Calvert Chamber Donates Scholarship Funds to CSM

Calvert Chamber Donates Scholarship Funds to CSM

The Chamber of Commerce of Calvert County presented the College of Southern Maryland with $3,202 in support of student scholarships during the Business After Hours hosted at the Prince Frederick Campus on Dec. 8. Front from left are CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Trustee Chair Mary Krug, Chamber Chair and CSM Director of...
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St. Mary’s College Amongst Kiplinger’s Best

St. Mary’s College Amongst Kiplinger’s Best

Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement following Kiplinger’s ranking  of five Maryland institutions among the nation’s “Best Values” in Public Colleges 2012: “I’d like to congratulate the University of Maryland, College Park, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Salisbury University, Towson University, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County for being among Kiplinger’s ‘Best Values’...
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Deputy Superintendent of Schools Suddenly Passes Away

Deputy Superintendent of Schools Suddenly Passes Away

Career educator and Charles County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Ronald G. Cunningham passed away suddenly on Dec. 31, 2011. Cunningham, who was a former teacher, principal and regional administrator, served as Charles County Public Schools associate and deputy superintendent for the past 14 years. “Mr. Cunningham was my colleague and personal friend. He was...
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