Education

Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

The Board of Education of Charles County in a unanimous vote at its February 22, 2021, work session approved an April 19, 2021, Phase 4 start date for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Board voted on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill for CCPS to move forward with its reopening...
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Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. This year, in lieu of its annual Homeschool Day event, CMM is extending programs to last an entire week! During the week of March 15 – 19, students can discover paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique...
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First Responder Urges Motorist to Watch for School Buses as Students Return to School

First Responder Urges Motorist to Watch for School Buses as Students Return to School

As part of its Safe Return to School Plan, St. Mary’s County Public Schools are welcoming back some students on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office advises motorists to be mindful of school buses on the roads and students at bus stops. Students returning to schools this week are...
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St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Academic Program Changes for Fall 2021

St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Academic Program Changes for Fall 2021

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, The National Public Honors College, has been engaged in efforts the last several years to ensure its viability and relevancy as the premier public liberal arts honors college. “The critical and analytical thinking skills and the ability to effectively express oneself — the hallmarks of our teaching — take...
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Governor Hogan Announces Additional $20.7 Million in Education Relief Funding

Governor Hogan Announces Additional $20.7 Million in Education Relief Funding

Governor Larry Hogan today announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and...
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Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Call on Maryland Schools to Reopen for Hybrid in-Person Learning By Monday, March 1, 2021

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Call on Maryland Schools to Reopen for Hybrid in-Person Learning By Monday, March 1, 2021

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon called on all Maryland school systems to return to hybrid instruction—a combination of in-person and virtual learning—no later than Monday, March 1. “Every single Maryland student must have at least the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion,” said...
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St. Mary’s County January 12, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County January 12, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan, President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, provided the State of the College report that included information on the college’s COVID-19 response, an enrollment update and details on upcoming programs....
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Governor Hogan Announces $50.5 Million For School Construction and Economic Development Projects

Governor Hogan Announces $50.5 Million For School Construction and Economic Development Projects

Governor Larry Hogan today announced $50.5 million for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland, including school construction and economic development projects across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. “These shovel-ready projects will help create jobs and lay the foundation for the strongest...
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SMECO Seeks Nominees for Outstanding Teacher Awards

SMECO Seeks Nominees for Outstanding Teacher Awards

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) and the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties are accepting nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards for educators who exemplify excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Winning teachers will receive cash awards of $500 for their personal...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Host Charles F. Bolden on February 10, 2021 – My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate

St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Host Charles F. Bolden on February 10, 2021 – My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate

My Journey to NASA and Becoming a Soft Power Advocate by MG Charles Bolden. On February 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m., to 2:00 p.m., The Patuxent Partnership and the Center for Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will host MG Charles Frank Bolden Jr., NASA administrator of 8 years, retired...
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Charles County Public Schools Expanding Mobile Meal Service, Beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Charles County Public Schools Expanding Mobile Meal Service, Beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is expanding its mobile meal bus service to more locations in Charles County. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6, school buses will deliver meal bags to additional locations convenient for all students and their families. Buses will deliver mobile meals to the sites Monday through Friday. Additional sites will be added...
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Charles County Public Schools 2020-2021 Winter Break Schedule

Charles County Public Schools 2020-2021 Winter Break Schedule

All Charles County public schools, buildings and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 1, for winter break. The closure includes the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. Students and teachers return to virtual learning on Monday, Jan. 4. The following is the indoor pool schedule during...
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Family of Beloved CSM Employee Kevin Phillips Establishes Scholarship in his Memory for Students with Disabilities

Family of Beloved CSM Employee Kevin Phillips Establishes Scholarship in his Memory for Students with Disabilities

A memorial scholarship honoring beloved CSM employee Kevin Phillips has been established by his wife Regina Phillips to financially assist College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students with disabilities. Phillips was a Maintenance Mechanic at CSM at the time of his death, August 10. “Kevin worked hard to make sure that facilities at the college...
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Charles County Board of Education Suspends First Quarter Grading Policy After an Increased Number of Students Failing Classes

Charles County Board of Education Suspends First Quarter Grading Policy After an Increased Number of Students Failing Classes

The Charles County Board of Education at its Dec. 8, 2020, meeting unanimously voted to suspend its grading policy and allow the Superintendent to set a minimum grade of 50 percent for an F for the first quarter of this school year. The suspension of Board policy 5132.2 applies only to student grades for...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Announces Meal Distribution Schedule for December

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Announces Meal Distribution Schedule for December

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services announces the schedule for curbside meal distribution for the month of December. Meals are available for students ages 18 years and younger. During the weeks of December 7 and December 14 – Curbside meals will be distributed at all school sites on Monday,...
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Charles County Public Schools Launch Meal Distribution Survey for Parents

Charles County Public Schools Launch Meal Distribution Survey for Parents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking to expand its free meal distribution to the neighborhoods of our families. This includes free grab-and-go meal delivery by school bus to local neighborhoods. In order to plan the best routes that are most convenient for families, CCPS is asking parents to complete a quick survey linked here....
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Charles County Public Schools Holiday Schedule, Early Dismissal on Monday, December 7, 2020 is Canceled

Charles County Public Schools Holiday Schedule, Early Dismissal on Monday, December 7, 2020 is Canceled

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is closed Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The closure applies to all schools, CCPS buildings and administrative offices. Next week, online learning for students and teachers is Nov. 23-24. Normal hours resume Monday, Nov. 30. The two-hour early dismissal printed in the 2020-2021...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners November 17 Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County Commissioners November 17 Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The meeting started with a joint meeting between the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Metropolitan Commission (MetCom). The Commissioners heard from Department of Public Works & Transportation Department Director John Deatrick...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s Future 20 Start-Up Companies

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s Future 20 Start-Up Companies

In celebration of National Entrepreneur’s Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced Maryland’s Future 20, a list of innovative startups from various industries that have the potential to be the state’s next major business success story. The Maryland Future 20 is part of Innovation Uncovered, an ongoing initiative by the Maryland Department of Commerce to...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Closed for the Season

Historic St. Mary’s City Closed for the Season

On November 10, 2020, Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) closed temporarily after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a state agency, HSMC will follow the orders of Governor Hogan who directed “the Department of Budget and Management to implement a period of mandatory telework...
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College of Southern Maryland Student Life Team Delivers Fifth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event; Distributes 1,140 More Pounds of Food to Students

College of Southern Maryland Student Life Team Delivers Fifth Mobile Hawk Feeder Event; Distributes 1,140 More Pounds of Food to Students

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Life team continued its efforts to help CSM students who are struggling financially and experiencing food insecurities by hosting its fifth drive-thru food distribution event – this time at CSM’s Leonardtown Campus. Approximately 1,140 pounds of food were given to students who expressed a need and pre-registered...
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St. Mary’s County Superintendent of Schools Cancels all in-Person Instruction for this week

St. Mary’s County Superintendent of Schools Cancels all in-Person Instruction for this week

On November 8, 2020, J. Scott Smith, Ed.D., the Superintendent of Schools for St. Mary’s County sent the following letter out to parents of School children. Dear St. Mary’s County Public Schools Staff and Families: I regret to inform you that as a result of community spread of COVID 19 in St. Mary’s County,...
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Charles County Public Schools Youth Donate Supplies to F.B. Gwynn Center

Charles County Public Schools Youth Donate Supplies to F.B. Gwynn Center

Earlier this fall, 7-year-old Martin “MJ” Gusky Jr. came up with an idea to help other kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gusky is homeschooled, but has several friends who attend public school. He wanted to make sure they had supplies to stay healthy while learning. To accomplish this, Gusky launched Project Good Shepherd. Using...
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Charles County Public Schools Meal Service Changes Begin on November 9, 2020

Charles County Public Schools Meal Service Changes Begin on November 9, 2020

In order to accommodate the start of Phase 2 on Nov. 9, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made some changes to its meal distribution service. The following changes are effective Monday, Nov. 9. Meal sites are open for curbside distribution Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the exception of...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department Food and Nutrition Services Announces Changes to Meal Distribution Services

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department Food and Nutrition Services Announces Changes to Meal Distribution Services

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services announces changes in the schedule of curbside meal distribution beginning the month of November. Meals are available for students ages 18 years and younger.  Meals can be picked up from any school site even if your student attends a different school. Week of...
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