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CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

Every winter and spring commencement, nursing students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) line up, dressed in their best, to await their recognition and pinning ceremony that precedes their graduation at CSM’s La Plata Campus. But for one of those students awaiting their turn during the recent winter commencement, she could not stand...
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Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

St. Charles High School junior Drew Carter recently jump-started in to a new position he will take on during his final year of high school: Student Member to the Board of Education. Carter was voted to the position by his student government peers to represent their interests on the Board. He will officially be...
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Hoyer Attends a Demonstration of the College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team

Hoyer Attends a Demonstration of the College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with students on the College of Southern Maryland’s Talons Robotics Team this afternoon and viewed a demonstration of their work. The Talons recently made it to the semi-final round of the VEX-U World Championship competition in Louisville, Kentucky, and received their division’s Innovate Award....
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UPDATE: Suspicious Activity Reported Near Greenview Knolls Elementary School

UPDATE: Suspicious Activity Reported Near Greenview Knolls Elementary School

UPDATE 5/9/2017 @ 7:00 P.M.: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office takes every report seriously. The sheriff’s office is actively investigating a complaint of an individual (no further description) operating an alleged purple van approaching a child in the Greenview Knolls neighborhood located on Military Lane in Great Mills. Last week, an advisory message...
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CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the CSM Foundation will celebrate the many contributions of retiring president, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, at a special evening June 3 at the newly opened Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) at the CSM Regional Hughesville Campus. The Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event is a chance...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/8/2017 to 5/12/2017

During the week of Mat 8, to May 12, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried to be Keynote Speaker at Spring Graduation, May 18

CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried to be Keynote Speaker at Spring Graduation, May 18

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize candidates for degrees and certificates during its 58th Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony May 18 at the La Plata Campus. CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried, who will be retiring at the end of June after 11 years of leading the college, will provide the keynote address. Appointed...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for April 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for April 2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding  Juvenile Apprehensions for the Month of April 2017. No further information is available at this time. 4-03-17 – A 15-year-old male juvenile of Hollywood, MD, was arrested and charged with Disruption of School Activities and a 15-year-old female juvenile of Leonardtown, MD, was arrested...
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CSM Adjunct Faculty Member Wins Excellence Award

CSM Adjunct Faculty Member Wins Excellence Award

When Denise Snee of La Plata steps into one of her 1010T English classes at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), she looks out on her students waiting to learn about grammar, writing structure and literature, and she said she is struck by the variety of their backgrounds. Snee, the winner of this year’s...
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Craik Teacher Honored as Finalist in Post Teacher of the Year Program

Craik Teacher Honored as Finalist in Post Teacher of the Year Program

For some, the goals and dreams they develop as a child are often forgotten as they grow older. As children grow up and encounter change, future dreams often change as well. This is not the case for Dr. James Craik Elementary School third-grade teacher Kelly Lundeen, who knew from an early age that she...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/1/2017 to 5/5/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/1/2017 to 5/5/2017

During the week of Mat 1, to May 5, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Graduation ceremonies for high school seniors in the Charles County Public Schools Class of 2017 are planned for June 1-3 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School in Waldorf. The ceremony for St. Charles High School is Thursday, June 1. Ceremonies for Thomas Stone, La Plata and North Point high schools are...
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Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

At the end of this school year, Wilhelmina Pugh, principal of Malcolm Elementary School, will complete her 37th year working in education and with Charles County Public Schools. From the start of her career, Pugh has worked with the youngest public school learners, focusing her time and talents at the elementary-school level. She leads...
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CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

Fanciful ceramic vases and objects, including a yacht on the water and an eye-catching water bird in the reeds. Thought-provoking photography that offers an artist’s view of the ordinary. Paintings, drawings and prints that require a variety of techniques to create. These are some of the select student artworks being showcased through May 5...
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Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring several summer enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students, as well as students entering their first year of high school in the fall. More than 40 camps are available and start the week of June 19. Most sessions are offered Monday through Friday, in the morning...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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CSM Cyberhawks Take First Place at Statewide Competition

CSM Cyberhawks Take First Place at Statewide Competition

The College of Southern Maryland Cyberhawks won first place honors at the Maryland Community College Cyber Competition held April 7 at the Montgomery Community College Germantown Campus. The Cyberhawks competed against more than 20 teams from 10 different community colleges from across the state at the inaugural event. “This was all due to the...
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No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire. The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

Capt. Scott Starkey, NAS Patuxent River commanding officer, and Dawn Simpson, installation school liaison officer, met with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education April 5 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Starkey spoke at the event, thanking St. Mary’s County public Schools for their commitment to military children during Month of...
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Ancient Relative of The South Asian River Dolphin Found at Calvert Cliffs

Ancient Relative of The South Asian River Dolphin  Found at Calvert Cliffs

A rare dolphin fossil found along Calvert Cliffs in 1997 has been fully identified. A scientific paper documenting this find and authored by Stephen J. Godfrey at the Calvert Marine Museum, Lawrence G. Barnes of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Olivier Lambert at the Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/10/2017 to 4/14/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/10/2017 to 4/14/2017

During the week of April 10 to April 14, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Smith Makes bid for Student Member of the State Board of Education

Smith Makes bid for Student Member of the State Board of Education

Kyle J. Smith’s resume is robust. The leadership experience is a bulleted list of more than 25 offices, positions and memberships under more than 10 headings. Where his resume is thin is under education. It makes sense —Smith is a high school junior. Carrying a 4.563 GPA at North Point High School where he...
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CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

CSM to Host Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum, April 25

Opioid addiction is a growing concern. The Student Association at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Leonardtown Campus wants to educate the community and extend the dialogue about the problem with a Community Heroin/Opioid Forum at 6 p.m. April 25. The forum will include a free screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon.” “Chasing...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/3/2017 to 4/7/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/3/2017 to 4/7/2017

During the week of April 3 to April 7, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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