Education

Calvert County Public Schools Open Registration for Pre-Kindergarten

Calvert County Public Schools Open Registration for Pre-Kindergarten

Calvert County Public Schools is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. The pre-kindergarten program was developed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to meet the needs of low income students who may not have the readiness skills needed to be successful in school. Students are selected based on the criteria...
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2012 Space Camp

2012 Space Camp

St. Mary’s County Public Schools, in collaboration with the Patuxent Partnership, is pleased to open the application period for the 2012 Space Camp Program to be held at Great Mills High School. Camp sessions specifically designed for students entering grades 2-6 offer young scientists the opportunity to practice and improve their problem solving and...
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Chopticon Marching Band to Represent Maryland in 2nd Pearl Harbor Day Celebration

Chopticon Marching Band to Represent Maryland in 2nd Pearl Harbor Day Celebration

Earlier in the year, the Pearl Harbor Parade Committee reviewed countless band performances from every high school in the United States. One high school marching band would be chosen to represent each state in the second Pearl Harbor Day Parade and salute to those who gave their lives on that day that still lives...
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CSM, Excelsior College Partner for Degree Completion

CSM, Excelsior College Partner for Degree Completion

The College of Southern Maryland and Excelsior College of Albany, N.Y., announce a partnership to enable a seamless transfer for CSM students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. CSM students who have earned associate of science degrees in business administration, computer science, engineering technology, nuclear engineering technology and hospitality management are eligible for transfer consideration. Excelsior...
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Superintendent Presents Redistricting Recommendations to Board

Superintendent Presents Redistricting Recommendations to Board

Superintendent James E. Richmond presented his redistricting recommendations today to the Board of Education, which include modifications to two proposals. The school system is in the process of developing new attendance zones for Mary B. Neal Elementary School, William A. Diggs Elementary School and Theodore G. Davis Middle School. Those redistricting efforts also impact...
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North Beach Mayor Helps to Celebrate Dr. Suess Birthday

North Beach Mayor Helps to Celebrate Dr. Suess Birthday

North Beach Mayor Mark Frazer kicked off Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration on March 1 with his entertaining reading of The Cat in the Hat. Over 60 attendees celebrated this annual event with readings, skits, and activities based on Dr. Seuss’s much-loved books.  Regan Cashman, Twin Beach Players Youth Troupe...
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CSM to Close for Spring Break

CSM to Close for Spring Break

In observance of spring break, the College of Southern Maryland will close its campuses and facilities Wednesday, March 14 and remain closed through Sunday, March 18. While administrative offices will be open until 5 p.m. on March 12 and 13, all other areas will operate on a normal schedule, including continuing education courses, the...
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High Schools Plan for Spring Theatre Productions

High Schools Plan for Spring Theatre Productions

Student actors in Charles County’s six public high schools are preparing for spring plays, which begin this month. The following is a list of school plays, ticket and contact information for each high school. Thomas Stone High School will present “Zombie Prom,” on March 22-24, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, and...
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Thomas Stone Varsity Boys Basketball Compete for State Title

Thomas Stone Varsity Boys Basketball Compete for State Title

The Thomas Stone High School varsity boys’ basketball team will compete for the 3A Maryland boys’ basketball state champion title at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. The team will face Patterson High School of Baltimore after defeating Centennial High School with a...
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SMECO Sponsors 23rd Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

SMECO Sponsors 23rd Southern Maryland Computer Bowl

More than 100 young computer experts participated in a contest of knowledge and skill during the 23rd annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl, held on March 3 at North Point High School in Waldorf. Sponsors for the Computer Bowl are Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, theCollegeofSouthern Maryland, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the public school...
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Celebrate Squeak at the Calvert Marine Museum

Celebrate Squeak at the Calvert Marine Museum

Meet Squeak, the infamous CMM river otter, on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum. Squeak was the inspiration for the children’s book “Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale,” written by local author, Jennifer Keats Curtis. Curtis wants to help bring children closer to the animals in their own backyards. During...
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SMCPS Bullying Prevention and Community Awareness Initiative

SMCPS Bullying Prevention and Community Awareness Initiative

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) has joined with St. Mary’s County Commission for Women, the College of Southern Maryland, Kristin Mitchell Foundation, and Walden Sierra Group to provide educational awareness on building positive and healthy relationships in SMCPS high schools. “This has been a wonderful partnership initiated over one year ago that truly...
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CSM Students Ease Tension in Annapolis

CSM Students Ease Tension in Annapolis

Group Provides Free Massages for State Workers on Valentine’s Day For the third year, College of Southern Maryland massage therapy students participated in the American Massage Therapy Association Legislative Awareness Day event in Annapolis on Feb. 14. CSM Massage Therapy Program Coordinator Tara McManaway, M.Div.LMT, third from left, has used this event to provide...
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North Point Boys & Girls Basketball Teams Advance to State Semi-Finals

North Point Boys & Girls Basketball Teams Advance to State Semi-Finals

The North Point High School varsity boys’ basketball team is the 4A regional champion. The Eagles team advances to the state semi-finals and faces Eleanor Roosevelt High School of Prince George’s County at 7 p.m., March 8, at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. Tickets are available for purchase...
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Stone’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to States

Stone’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to States

The Thomas Stone High School varsity boys’ basketball team is the 3A regional champion. The Cougar team advances to the state semi-finals and faces Centennial High School of Howard County at 3 p.m., March 8, at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. Tickets are available for purchase on the...
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County Students to Participate in Winter Chess Tournament

County Students to Participate in Winter Chess Tournament

More than 125 students competed in the Charles County Public Schools annual Winter Chess Tournament held Feb. 25 at Westlake High School. The tournament, sponsored by the school system’s gifted education and instruction departments, is open to any county resident in grades kindergarten through 12. The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each...
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Gala on March 10 to Benefit River Concert Series

Gala on March 10 to Benefit River Concert Series

Lindy Hop your way back in time for dinner, dancing and a silent auction at the 11th Annual Gala for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s River Concert Series on Saturday, March 10 in the J. Frank Raley Great Room of the Campus Center. It’s sure to be a spectacular evening celebrating the ambiance of...
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SMCPS Administrative Appointments Announced

SMCPS Administrative Appointments Announced

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, announces the administrative appointments made by the Board of Education at its meeting of February 29, 2012. The Board appointed Ms. Laurel Dietz to the position of Supervisor of Fine Arts in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development.  Ms. Dietz, who currently serves as General...
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Schools Celebrate National Breakfast Week March 5-9

Schools Celebrate National Breakfast Week March 5-9

To highlight how eating a balanced breakfast at school can help students succeed, St. Mary’s County Public Schools is hosting “School Breakfast – Go for Gold,” the week of March 5-9, 2012. Participating school cafeterias will celebrate school breakfast with special menus and decorations, fun puzzles, and school breakfast-related brainteasers to help students warm...
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CSM’s Alan Hoyt Named Basketball Coach of Year

CSM’s Alan Hoyt Named Basketball Coach of Year

College of Southern Maryland men’s basketball coach Alan Hoyt was named Coach of the Year by the Maryland Junior College (MDJUCO) Athletic Coaches Association, after leading the Hawks to a 10-6 regular season record and fifth-place conference finish. “I am very honored to receive this award. I would not be in this position without...
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SMCM Men’s Basketball Receive 1st Round NCAA D3 Bid

SMCM Men’s Basketball Receive 1st Round NCAA D3 Bid

St. Mary’s College of Maryland receives first round NCAA D3 Men’s Basketball first round bid.  The Island Inn and Suites hosts the Bethany College Bison.  Be sure to be a part of the excitement Thursday, March 1 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland as the Seahawks fight for a seat at the 2012 NCAA Division III...
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Little Explorers at HSMC

Little Explorers at  HSMC

The Little Explorers series at Historic St. Mary’s City will resume for the 2012 season on March 7.  Pre-schoolers and an adult companion are invited to explore various themes inspired by history or the local environment every other Wednesday morning through the spring and fall.   The program is designed specifically for children ages 3-5...
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Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Summer Camp Fair at Calvert Library

Calvert Library Prince Frederick will be hosting the Summer Camp Fair on Monday, March 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The library expects dozens of camps, vacation bible schools and many other fun summer providers to be present at the Fair.  If you are looking for enriching activities for your child this summer, this event is...
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Commissioners to Host Discussion on Education Funding

Commissioners to Host Discussion on Education Funding

As part of its Tuesday, February 28, 2012 meeting agenda, the St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners and members of the St. Mary’s County Delegation will hold an open discussion on education funding. The session will focus on the federal, state and local components of education funding. The session will also include talk about...
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World-renowned Gifted & Talented Search Comes to SMCPS

World-renowned Gifted & Talented Search Comes to SMCPS

On Saturday, March 10, 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, qualify students for...
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