Education

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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CSM Deadline for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, Nov. 30

Students, Recent Alumni Pursue Up To $30,000 in Transfer Aid The College of Southern Maryland has opened the nomination process for students and recent alumni for The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships. Through an initiative, called the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program, the private foundation will award up to $30,000 annually per recipient to help...
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CSM Golf Classic Raises $42,000 for Scholarships

CSM Golf Classic Raises $42,000 for Scholarships

Community members from around Southern Maryland swung into action for a good cause in August—the College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s Platinum Anniversary Golf Classic at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club. “Over the past 20 years, this tournament has become a signature event for the college,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. This year,...
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HVFD Open House Oct. 9

HVFD Open House Oct. 9

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite the public to an Open House to be held at the station on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. The firehouse is located at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. This year’s theme is “Protect Your...
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October Events at Calvert Marine Museum

October Events at Calvert Marine Museum

October is outstanding at the Calvert Marine Museum with  activities, events, and programs all month long. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Saturday, October 1 – J.C. Lore Oyster House Experience Visit the J.C. Lore Oyster House and learn about oyster processing from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., from the dock...
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Shop With a Cop, Back to School was Held in St. Mary’s County

Shop With a Cop, Back to School was Held in St. Mary’s County

Shop with a Cop for back to school was held in St. Mary’s County, MD on 08-20-11. As usual the event is fun and fulfilling for all involved. 25 children and 20 Law Enforcement Officers as well as their families came out to participate in this worthy cause. Shop with a Cop is supported...
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Charles County Students AP, SAT Participation Increases

Charles County students increased participation in Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT assessment participation, according to data released this week by the College Board, which administers AP, SAT and other national programs. Charles County Public Schools average score on AP exams rose slightly to 2.14 from 2.13 in 2010. Nearly 89 percent of all students...
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Nominations Sought for Outstanding Principal Awards‏

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is very pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for outstanding principals as consideration for The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards. The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards seek to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. ...
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Charles County Public School Updated Open House Schedule

Several Charles County public schools rescheduled their open house nights for parents due to recent school closures related to weather and road conditions. The following is a list of updated open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please contact your child’s school for additional information. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, all...
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Board Approves Student Make-up Days, School Calendar Changes

The Board of Education today approved two additional modifications to the student calendar, bringing the number of early make-up days scheduled for students to three. The Board approved a request to have students attend school on Oct. 21 and Nov. 2, both previously scheduled as days off for students. The additional make-up days combine...
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CCSO Officer Receives D.A.R.E. Training Certification

CCSO Officer Receives D.A.R.E. Training Certification

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey is pleased to announce the graduation of PFC. M. DePaulo from D.A.R.E. instructor training held Aug. 22 – Sept. 2 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, MD. PFC. DePaulo was among 20 other officers from across the region to complete the two-week certification course...
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Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Graduation From Camp D.A.R.E. is a Big Deal!

Over 100  St. Mary’s County upcoming 5th and 6th grade students graduated from the week long 4th annual Camp DARE on August 12, 2011 at 3pm, in the auditorium of Leonardtown High School.  Camp DARE is free through the generous donations of local citizens, civic groups, local organizations, Board of Education and the St....
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Evening High School Changes

Due to the hurricane and the missed school days, St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Evening High School classes will begin for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year on Monday, September 19, 2011. The additional registration days for the first semester are September 14 and 15, 2011, 3:45-7:00 p.m., in the Evening High...
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Charles County Schools Opening on Time Tomorrow; Sept. 16 Changed to Full Day

Charles County Schools Opening on Time Tomorrow; Sept. 16 Changed to Full Day

All Charles County public schools will open on time, tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 12. The Board of Education has converted Friday, Sept. 16, to a full day of school for students in order to make up for lost instructional time. Students registered to participate in 4-H activities at the Charles County Fair will receive an excused...
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School Activites Canceled for Saturday, Sept. 10

School Activites Canceled for Saturday, Sept. 10

Due to potential unsafe road conditions and flooding, all Charles County Public Schools activities scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, are canceled. The first day of school for prekindergarten students originally scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 12, has been changed to Monday, Sept. 19.
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Twentieth Annual Southern Maryland College Fair to be Held Sept. 20

St. Mary’s County Public Schools, in collaboration with Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary’s County Memorial Libraries are pleased to host the twentieth annual Southern Maryland College Fair. This cooperative effort will bring to Southern Maryland the largest college fair held in...
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NOTICE: Charles County Afternoon, Evening Activities Canceled

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools afternoon and evening activities are canceled for today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Schools are dismissing students on time; however, flash flooding is causing some road closures. Student bus drop-off times may be delayed. If buses are unable to deliver students to their bus stops,...
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SMCPS Administrative Appointment Announced

SMCPS Administrative Appointment Announced

Superintendent of Schools, Dr.Michael J. Martirano, announces the administrative appointment made by the Board of Education at its meeting of August 31, 2011.  The Board appointed Ms. Audrey Ellis to the position of principal at Piney Point Elementary School. She is replacing Ms. Kathy Woodford who transferred to the position of pupil personnel worker...
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Changes Made to Weekend Varsity Football Schedule

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made changes to scheduled varsity football games occurring this weekend. The following is a schedule of games for Sept. 2-3: * La Plata High School vs. Henry E. Lackey High School, 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at La Plata; * Maurice J. McDonough High School vs. Northern...
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