Education

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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Hospital Celebrates Centennial with School Contests

St. Mary’s Hospital  turns 100 years old in 2012 and one way the hospital will observe the past is by looking at the future—future generations, that is. To help get county school children involved with the hospital and in health care, St. Mary’s is sponsoring an art contest for all St. Mary’s County fourth...
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Camp-In Overnight at the Calvert Marine Museum

Camp-In Overnight at the Calvert Marine Museum

Stay overnight with the sting rays and otters Bubbles and Squeak, and experience the museum in a whole new way! This is an ideal adventure for church groups, scout troops, community organizations, and families. Watch the moon rise behind the Drum Point Lighthouse, go on a treasure hunt in the museum at night, eat...
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Birthday Party Sleepovers at the Calvert Marine Museum

Birthday Party Sleepovers at the Calvert Marine Museum

Want to give your child that ultimate birthday party? Sign up for a Birthday Overnight, and choose one of the Camp-In themes for children 7 – 12 years old at the Calvert Marine Museum. Fun-filled sleepovers includes an indoor overnight experience, nocturnal tour of the museum, special themed craft activity or game, movie, a...
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From Trash to Sea Glass Treasure

From Trash to Sea Glass Treasure

Back by popular demand, Richard LaMotte, recognized sea glass expert and author of “Pure Sea Glass,” returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m.  Bring your own sea glass for identification and learn everything you ever wanted to know about these treasures. Jewelry artists will be on hand with...
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High School Hall of Famer Jerry Franks New Head Football Coach for St. Mary’s Ryken

High School Hall of Famer Jerry Franks New Head Football Coach for St. Mary’s Ryken

St. Mary’s Ryken (SMR) is proud to announce the hiring of Jerry Franks as head varsity football coach. Considered by some to be a local legend, Franks comes to SMR from Huntingtown High School (Calvert County) where he has been head football coach since the school opened in 2004. “I am excited to be...
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Calvert Library to Host FREE Guitar Workshop

Calvert Library to Host FREE Guitar Workshop

Calvert Library continues to offer great opportunities for lifelong learning.  The library is teaming up with Garrett Music Academy to offer a guitar workshop called “Beyond the Major Scale:  Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced Guitar Players” on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 3:00-4:30pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick. Registration is free and can be accomplished online at...
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NHS Photography Exhibit on Display at CMM

NHS Photography Exhibit on Display at CMM

The Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to be hosting a photography exhibit by local art students from Northern High School. Under the guidance of art instructor, Laura Rozengota, and visiting artist, Bob Tinari, the Advanced Photography and AP Studio Art students were able to get a new perspective by visiting the grounds of the...
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Gift Boxes Filled with Spirit of Southern Maryland Head to Troops

Gift Boxes Filled with Spirit of Southern Maryland Head to Troops

College of Southern Maryland student Brandon Hewitt, of Mechanicsville, places greetings from Southern Maryland into boxes for delivery to local military members serving abroad. CSM Adjunct Faculty Barbara Link organized a service learning project for her English classes which grew into an effort involving 36 of her students, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s county...
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Marrick Homes Recognized for Support of Trades Programs

Marrick Homes Recognized for Support of Trades Programs

The College of Southern Maryland recognized Marrick Homes for support of the college’s trades programs by naming the CSM Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) carpentry lab in the company’s honor. “We can’t tell you enough what your donations have meant to our students and the college. It’s not just the tuition—it’s someone...
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School Redistricting Update

School Redistricting Update

Based on the capacity of and enrollment at the elementary schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, appointed a redistricting committee as outlined in policy JCAA to review options and provide a recommendation on relieving the overcrowding at Evergreen Elementary School by utilizing the available capacity at Town Creek Elementary School. The committee...
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Sotterley Announces Something New for 2012!

Sotterley Announces Something New for 2012!

Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce the beginning of something new in 2012 – the 2nd Saturday Series. The first four months of the year, the public will have the opportunity to experience four distinct aspects of this plantation’s past, present, and plans for the future. “Backstairs/Upstairs” Saturday, January 14, 2012 |  1:00 p.m....
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Celebrating the New Year at CMM

Celebrating the New Year at CMM

Start the year off with a bang and visit the Calvert Marine Museum all month long! Programs are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing. Friday, January 6 – First FREE Friday The museum is open and free to the public from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with...
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Cruise Ship, Temporary Home to SMCM Students, Heads Back to Sea

Cruise Ship, Temporary Home to SMCM Students, Heads Back to Sea

St. Mary’s College of Maryland staff wave farewell Sunday to the Sea Voyager, which housed 240 SMCM students for almost two months. (Photo by Lee Capristo) Large cables were slipped off pilings at the Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) pier Sunday, Dec. 18, and with that the cruise ship, the Sea Voyager, was headed...
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A Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent SMCPS

A Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent SMCPS

A Conversation with … Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent SMCPS Each week, if possible, Southern Maryland News Net holds a discussion with a Southern Maryland notable. This week’s conversation is with St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Michael J. Martirano. The following discussion is Part One of that conversation. Part Two will be...
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La Plata’s It’s Academic Team Wins at County Competition

La Plata High School’s It’s Academic team will participate in the regional televised competition as the first-place winner in the annual Charles County Public Schools competition, held Dec. 7 at Maurice J. McDonough High School. The three-member team of Captain Alexander Smith, William “Bao” Dinh and Matthew Kamin scored 330 points in the championship...
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Former CCPS Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft Scheme

Former CCPS Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft Scheme

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Rhayda Barnes-Thomas, age 41, of Accokeek, Maryland, on Dec. 16 to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for theft involving a federal government program, in connection with a scheme to use federal funds received by her school employer to buy technology items for herself,...
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PEM Talks Continue in 2012

PEM Talks Continue in 2012

Enjoy PEM Talks at the Calvert Marine Museum with thoughtful discourse on Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History, the three themes covered by the museum’s exhibits. The 2011-2012 PEM Talks focus on Lost Landmarks, the ‘bones’ of the past that lie hidden all around us. Learn to look with new eyes at the places...
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Humane Society, CLC Serve Up Treats All Around

Humane Society, CLC Serve Up Treats All Around

Stacy Cage, director of humane education at the Charles County Humane Society, and students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center gather for a photo with “Deuce,” a dog new to the Humane Society and looking for her permanent home. The St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland has...
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Police vs Pirates in Flag Football

Police vs Pirates in Flag Football

 On Thursday December 15, 2011 the 8th grade Flag Football All-Stars from Esperanza Middle School laced up their cleats and went head to head with members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office in a fierce back and forth battle. The Pirates took the early lead on the first possession on an acrobatic catch...
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