Education

St. Mary’s County Safety and Security Festival

St. Mary’s County Safety and Security Festival

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Community Alcohol Coalition, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wal-Mart, Maryland Motor Truck Association and the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women participated in this year’s community collaboration supporting safe and orderly schools. The safety campaign was coordinated through...
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Camp D.A.R.E

Camp D.A.R.E

When:             July 9th through July 12th, 2012 Time:              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Where:            Leonardtown High School Who:               All St. Mary’s County 5th/6th grade students Experience the 5th Annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Camp D.A.R.E. Campers will learn skills to assist with good decision making, conflict resolution, appropriate social...
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Docents/Guides Needed for Temporary Lincoln Exhibit at Calvert Library

Docents/Guides Needed for Temporary Lincoln Exhibit at Calvert Library

Are you interested in the Civil War?  Lincoln?  The Constitution?  Calvert Library has a Summer 2012 opportunity for volunteer Docent/Guides to escort and inform visitors through a thought-provoking exhibit at Calvert Library Prince Frederick this July and August 2012. The library will be hosting Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War from July 11-August...
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Congratulations, Ms. Gibson!

Congratulations, Ms. Gibson!

Amy Gibson, English teacher at Huntingtown High School, is one of this year’s recipients of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards.  Allie Bolen, one of Ms. Gibson’s former students, nominated her for this prestigious award.  In her essay, Ms. Bolen writes, “Ms. Gibson taught me a great deal about English in her class,...
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Celebrate April in Calvert County

Celebrate April in Calvert County

April arrives with the promise of warmer days as nature greets spring with an explosion of color. In Calvert County, it brings museum adventures, outdoor celebrations and plenty of family-friendly fun. Through August 31 Home Tweet Home: Art for the Birds Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons 410-326-4640 • www.annmariegarden.org...
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Demolition Crews Find Time Capsule at Calvert High School

Demolition Crews Find Time Capsule at Calvert High School

During the demolition of the old Calvert High/Calvert Middle School, the crew discovered a time capsule in the cornerstone dated 1947 and was apparently placed there sometime in 1948, about the time the school was finished being constructed. Inside the box was a timeline on the struggle to build a new high school for...
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Warriors in Training

Warriors in Training

Getting fit is more fun when exercises are varied and you are joined by likeminded people—or as in the case of Rodrekia Johnson of Nanjemoy—joined by fellow warriors in training for the Warrior Dash to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Johnson, who is studying to be a phlebotomy technician at the College of...
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Thomas Weirich Named 2012 Principal of the Year

Thomas Weirich Named 2012 Principal of the Year

Thomas Weirich, principal at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, makes it a point to be visible in his building at all times. Whether he is talking with a student or with a staff member, he is friendly and approachable. He has an open door policy to foster communication among students and staff, and...
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Calvert County’s Green Expo Set for April 28

Calvert County’s Green Expo Set for April 28

Calvert County’s Green Team will host the fourth annual Green Expo on April 28th from 10am to 5pm at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center on Dowell Road. Calvert’s Go Green initiative is a local effort to promote the responsible use of energy and resources in order to achieve a healthier environment and a...
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Early Childhood Registration Begins April 23

Early Childhood Registration Begins April 23

Registration for prekindergarten and kindergarten students begins Monday, April 23, at all Charles County public elementary schools. To enter prekindergarten for the 2012-13 school year, students must be four years old by September 1. To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year, students must be five years old by September 1. Registration...
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Celebrate Spring at CMM

Celebrate Spring at CMM

Spring is in the air and April is an awesome time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing of events and programs. Monday, April 2 – Monday, April 9 ~ Spring Break FUN Spend Spring Break at the museum with special programming for children of all...
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Summer Fine Arts Camp

Summer Fine Arts Camp

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be sponsoring the Elementary School Summer Fine Arts Camp, June 25 – 28, 2012, for students completing grades 3, 4, and 5; and the Middle School Summer Fine Arts Camp, July 9 – 12, 2012, for students completing grades 6, 7, and 8.  Both camps will be held...
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State Honors County Schools for Academic Achievement, Improvement

State Honors County Schools for Academic Achievement, Improvement

Nine Charles County public schools earned recognition in the 2011 Maryland School Performance Recognition Program, which honors schools for academic and subgroup achievement on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) or the High School Assessment (HSA). Four schools were honored for overall academic achievement. They are Dr. James Craik Elementary School, Milton M. Somers and...
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MACo Fearing Teachers’ Pensions Shifts Will Happen

MACo Fearing Teachers’ Pensions Shifts Will Happen

 On Tuesday during their meeting, the Calvert Board of County Commissioners got an update from MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson and President Ingrid Turner. The teachers’ pension shift is now in the Senate and it looks like there are not enough votes to stop it from being passed down to the counties. Along with...
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Board Honors Employees for Accomplishments

Board Honors Employees for Accomplishments

Five exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were honored by the Board of Education on March 13. Honored were Leroy Pressley, Barbara Woods-Miazza, Nancy Buter, Tamra Nissen and Philip Jones. Pressley is a music teacher at William A. Diggs Elementary School. He was nominated for recognition for starting an elementary school choir, for...
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Available

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Available

The St Mary’s County Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the following CERT training opportunity for the citizens of St. Mary’s County: April 28, and April 29, 2012 (two day class) 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location – Dept. of Public Safety, 23090 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)...
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Washington Gas Funds School Field Trips

Washington Gas Funds School Field Trips

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) was awarded a $5,000.00 grant from Washington Gas for the establishment of a Fossil Fuel Fund. The support will help offset the cost of transportation to bring elementary and middle school students from the Washington metropolitan area that is more than 40 miles from the museum. Local schools have...
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Middle School Student Brings Gun to School

Middle School Student Brings Gun to School

 A student at Mattawoman Middle School in Charles County was charged with possession of a weapon on Monday, March 19. A tip to county school officials just before the start of school lead to the principal and a school resource officer recovering an unloaded gun inside the school. According to Katie O’Malley-Simpson, a spokesman for the...
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April Classes at Annmarie: Sign Up Now!

April Classes at Annmarie: Sign Up Now!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Annmarie Garden) in Solomons, Maryland, offers a variety of classes for all adults and children.  Advance registration is required.  Call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.orgfor detailed information. Adult Classes: Annmarie Garden will present a Watercolor Class, a six class series taught by Mary Blumburg on Thursdays, April 5 through...
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Free Coupon Class Offered to the Community

Free Coupon Class Offered to the Community

Everyone loves a deal and shopping with coupons helps with securing better discounts.  But what if you don’t know how to get started with coupons? Then the “Saving with Coupons” class is just the right ticket. The “Saving with Coupons” class, taught by local coupon celebrity, Kimberly Pepper-Hoctor (aka TheGirlLovesCoupons.com), will be held March...
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Three SMR Students Winners in Rotary Speech Contest

Three SMR Students Winners in Rotary Speech Contest

Juniors Cody Schwenk, Nick Young and Dominic Wilkins from St. Mary’s Ryken swept the top spots in the Rotary Club of Lexington Park’s annual “Four-Way Test” speech contest. The trio presented their speeches at the club’s meeting on March 5. First place winner, Dominic Wilkins of California, Md., spoke about negative political tensions and...
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Goodbye Calvert Junior-Senior High School

Goodbye Calvert Junior-Senior High School

 On Friday, March 16, 2012 we say goodbye to a piece of Calvert County history, Calvert Junior-Senior High School. A demolition company, hired by the Board of County Commissioners, did what their contract told them to do. The school was under construction in 1947 with additions and renovations done in 1960, 1973 and 1974. It opened in...
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SMECO Sponsors Knowledge Quiz for Elementary Schools

SMECO Sponsors Knowledge Quiz for Elementary Schools

SMECO recently hosted an online general knowledge quiz for more than 220 students who participated in the 18th Annual Elementary School Knowledge Bowl. Twenty-eight teams of fourth- and fifth-graders from 18 elementary schools in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties competed in the event. The Elementary School Knowledge Bowl quiz tested the students’ knowledge...
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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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