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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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New CSM Summer Scholars Program Offers College Study to High School Juniors/Seniors

New CSM Summer Scholars Program Offers College Study  to High School Juniors/Seniors

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites rising juniors and seniors in area high schools to get a taste of college this summer. The new CSM Summer Scholars Program allows forward-thinking high school students to earn college credit while taking an in-depth look at an area of interest. Academies in robotics, cybersecurity and American...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017

During the week of March 27, to March 31, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

More than 75 students of four Charles County middle schools headed to Naval Air Warfare Center — Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) — better known as Pax River — earlier this month to take part in National Week at the Labs activities. Organized by Pax River’s Educational Outreach Office, the program was launched in 2016 as...
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Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Billingsley Elementary School is the name of the next Charles County Public elementary school, planned to open at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The new school brings the total number of elementary schools in Charles County to 22 and will be built off Billingsley Road in White Plains. With a vote of...
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Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

A robotics team from Berry Elementary School, the STEMtastic Jaguars, will represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) next month at the 2017 VEX Worlds – VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division competition. The team is one of only four Maryland elementary school teams that qualified to compete in the event, planned for April 23-25...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the rising heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis across the state of Maryland March 1. As reported in January 2017, Maryland is experiencing a rise in deaths from the use of potent and cheap synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is 80 times more...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/20/2017 to 3/24/2017

During the week of March 20, to March 24, 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 Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

As the cost of college has skyrocketed, students and parents could soon get relief on expensive textbooks under the Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017 that would provide funding to develop free open source learning materials. “The state is moving rapidly towards free textbooks online,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Jim Rosapepe, D-Prince George’s,...
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Charles County Public Schools Opening Two-Hours Late Wednesday, March 15

Charles County Public Schools Opening Two-Hours Late Wednesday, March 15

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools are opening two-hours late Wednesday, March 15, 2017. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. The morning prekindergarten program is canceled. Visit the CCPS website, ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

During the week of March 13, to March 17, 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 Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Graduates of Criminal Justice Academy Honored at Lunch

Graduates of Criminal Justice Academy Honored at Lunch

Just days before making the biggest job transition of their lives, the graduates of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy took a break for lunch. This session at the academy, Session 43, has 13 students who will work for local police department and fire agencies. On Wednesday, March 1, just two days before their...
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“Otterly” Outrageous Fun at OtterMania

“Otterly” Outrageous Fun at OtterMania

Celebrate everyone’s favorite museum mammal during OtterMania at the Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy “otterly” outrageous activities, face painting and meet the otters: Chumley, Chessie Grace and the newest addition, Calvert. Museum admission applies; FREE for CMM members. $2 donation requested for face painting. Perfect...
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CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

He is a non-traditional student. At 65, Benjamin Brown of Randle Cliff in Calvert County is more than a generation older than the average 25-year-old College of Southern Maryland (CSM) undergraduate. And while some of his fellow students have just recently finished high school and may still be living with their parents, Brown arrived...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” with Girl Scout Troop #6756

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” with Girl Scout Troop #6756

Local Girl Scout Troop #6756 hosted a “Read Across America” event at Mother Catherine Academy last Thursday, March 2, 2017, to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. As part of the festivities, the troop invited Corporal Angela Delozier to read books to impressionable youth. “I chose to read ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’ by...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/6/2017 to 3/10/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/6/2017 to 3/10/2017

During the week of March 6, to March 10, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activates the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The governor, along...
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Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement from Freedom Rider

Students Learn About Civil Rights Movement from Freedom Rider

Rev. Reginald Green talked about riots, mobs and being arrested. He was a Freedom Rider and shared his firsthand experiences from more than 50 years ago with Theodore G. Davis Middle School students. Davis social studies teacher Duania Darby invited Green to Davis on Feb. 24 after her seventh graders completed a unit for...
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La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

La Plata It’s Academic team to compete in semifinals this weekend

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team advances to a semifinals playoff match, set for this Saturday, March 4, as winners of a regional competition recently held at NBC4 studios in Washington, D.C. The team of Captain Justin Cortez, Michael Gill and James Hume earned a total of 580 points in a match...
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VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

Fourteen teams from Charles County Public middle and high schools competed in the 2017 Southern Maryland VEX League Robotics Championship held Feb. 4 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata campus. The competition is split into two challenges — one for middle schoolers and one for high school teams. The VEX League...
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CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

When College of Southern Maryland Associate Professor Krista Keyes heard Sunil Yapa present at a conference in 2016, she knew the author would be the perfect addition to CSM’s Connections Literary Reading Series. The annual series highlights artists who exemplify the purpose of Connections – to bring art and literature to life for the...
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