Education

Southern Maryland’s First One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Boat is Ready for the Water!

Southern Maryland’s First One-of-a-Kind Hybrid Boat is Ready for the Water!

On Tuesday, November 8, family and friends gathered at the Calvert Marine Museum for the dedication of the Carol Jeanne, Southern Maryland’s first one-of-a-kind hybrid wooden boat. It began as a winter science project nine months ago for several volunteer members of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild (PSCG), and has ended with the completion...
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CSM to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

CSM to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

The College of Southern Maryland will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will resume its normal schedule Monday, Nov. 28. Looking forward, CSM will close at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017, for its winter break. CSM’s January term...
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Charles County Department of Health Expands its Investigation of Tuberculosis Case

Charles County Department of Health Expands its Investigation of Tuberculosis Case

The Charles County Department of Health expanded its initial investigation of a tuberculosis (TB) case involving an individual at La Plata High School after learning the person also frequents the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center after school hours. The school system has identified a small group of people at Stethem who may have had...
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One Person Diagnosed with Tuberculosis at La Plata High School

One Person Diagnosed with Tuberculosis at La Plata High School

The Charles County Department of Health has confirmed that an individual at La Plata High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) disease. The school system is working with the health department to ensure there is no further risk in the school. Tuberculosis is a bacterial illness that responds well to proper medical treatment....
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/14/2016 to 11/18/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/14/2016 to 11/18/2016

During the week of November 14 to November 18, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all year...
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Gale-Bailey Elementary School Fourth-Graders Participate in Skype Lesson About Geography

Gale-Bailey Elementary School Fourth-Graders Participate in Skype Lesson About Geography

“Does your county touch another state?” The question was asked by one of Michael Kennedy’s students during a digital exchange Skype lesson. Fourth-grade students at Gale-Bailey Elementary School learned about the geography of another county in Maryland as a part of their social studies curriculum. Kennedy’s and Sara Capra’s students first studied facts about...
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Celebrating the Sights, Sounds, Culture of Cuba at CSM

Celebrating the Sights, Sounds, Culture of Cuba at CSM

Events Nov. 15 and 16 will introduce students and visitors at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata and Prince Frederick campuses to the sights, sounds and culture of the Caribbean island of Cuba. CSM’s Global Initiatives Committee, in conjunction with the Student Activities Committee and the Diversity Department, will sponsor “Celebrating Cuba,” an...
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SkillsUSA Chapter Sponsoring Bulldog Coffee Fundraiser

SkillsUSA Chapter Sponsoring Bulldog Coffee Fundraiser

The SkillsUSA chapter at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, MD is fundraising with School Spirit Coffee, who have provided the school with their own private label coffee. As a supplement to their Bulldog Coffee brochure sales, the chapter is also participating in the company’s online sales program. You...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/7/2016 to 11/11/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/7/2016 to 11/11/2016

During the week of November 7 to November 11, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Hwy. at Smallwood Middle School Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Poplar Hill Rd. at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all year...
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Lackey Senior to Play in Under Armour All-America Football Game

Lackey Senior to Play in Under Armour All-America Football Game

As a young man who grew up loving and playing football, Nov. 1 was no ordinary day for Henry E. Lackey High School senior Nathan Proctor, Jr. Surrounded by his family, friends and fellow Lackey varsity football teammates, Proctor was officially recognized by Under Armour as one of only 90 student athletes nationwide selected...
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Deputy, Corporal Angela Delozier, Recognized for her Positive Influence on youth in St. Mary’s County

Deputy, Corporal Angela Delozier, Recognized for her Positive Influence on youth in St. Mary’s County

On Friday, October 28, 2016, Cpl. Angela Delozier, a St. Mary’s County’s Sheriff’s Office deputy, briefly traded in her uniform for a flight suit. Just prior to the air show at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, she boarded a Navy SNJ2 prop plane for a high-flying ride-along with the Geico Skytypers. The thrill ride...
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Charles County Public Schools Helps Seniors Plan for Their Future

Charles County Public Schools Helps Seniors Plan for Their Future

The Charles County Public Schools Class of 2017 is in the homestretch of their educational career as high school students. Soon, the more than 1,900 seniors will face the future they have spent 13 years planning. Those plans may include entering the workforce to start a career or continue at a job they may...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/31/2016 to 11/4/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/31/2016 to 11/4/2016

During the week of October 31 to November 4, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all year...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Bomb Threat at Spring Ridge Middle School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Bomb Threat at Spring Ridge Middle School

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Safety and Security was notified of a bomb threat made via telephone stating, “You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, but there is a bomb in the school”. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office School...
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Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

Free Community Heroin/Opioid Forum to be Held

The citizens of St. Mary’s County have not been immune from the impact of opioid addiction, and this affliction has left our youth vulnerable. In order to help educate the community about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse, as well as the tragic consequences of addiction, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...
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Newly Dedicated Anne Arundel Hall Reinforces Connection between St. Mary’s College and Historic St. Mary’s City

Newly Dedicated Anne Arundel Hall Reinforces Connection between St. Mary’s College and Historic St. Mary’s City

St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City held a dedication ceremony today for the new Anne Arundel Hall located at 47407 Old State House Road. Construction of the $34 million project began in July 2014 and the new Anne Arundel Hall opened for classes on August 29, 2016. “Anne Arundel Hall...
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Flu Vaccine Offered at Charles County Schools

Flu Vaccine Offered at Charles County Schools

The Charles County Department of Health is offering the flu vaccine to staff at all schools. The nasal application of the vaccine, FluMist, is not available this flu season. In an effort to meet the needs of students in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), the health department plans to substitute three school-based clinics this...
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Charles County High schools plan fall productions

Charles County High schools plan fall productions

A popular Shakespeare classic with a twist, love stories, a little alien plant fun and more top the list of fall high school productions happening at the seven Charles County Public high schools this month and in November. First up is the fall musical at St. Charles High School on Oct. 28-30. The Spartan...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the graduation of three school resource officers from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Instructor training recently held at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville. PFC Ronald Walls, Cpl. Kimberly Selkirk, and PFC Dave Snyder were among 20 officers from across...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/10/2016 to 10/14/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/10/2016 to 10/14/2016

During the week of October 3 to October 7, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Indian Head Hwy at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Look Up! Look Out! Use Caution on Walk to School Day

Look Up! Look Out! Use Caution on Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day is here, and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds everyone to Look Up, Look Out and Stay Alert when walking to school and driving through school zones – especially when there will be so many more children walking. Schools across the State are participating in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Posts Attributed to “Creepy Clowns”

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Posts Attributed to “Creepy Clowns”

There have been several reported incidents of social media postings attributed to the “Creepy Clowns” and generalized threats directed at public schools in Maryland. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary’s County Public Schools are maintaining constant communication with each other and other law enforcement and safety entities. To date there have...
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Pax Museum Debuts New Mascot “Oscar Falco”

Pax Museum Debuts New Mascot “Oscar Falco”

A six foot tall osprey has been spotted in Southern Maryland, and it’s even wearing a flight suit. This past weekend, attendees at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner got a sneak peak of Oscar Falco, the new museum mascot. Oscar Falco, named after it’s area namesake, the Osprey Falcon,...
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Charles County Public Schools Addresses “Clown Sightings” in St. Charles

Charles County Public Schools Addresses “Clown Sightings” in St. Charles

The following letter was sent to parents of students attending Mary Matula Elementary School, Milton M Somers Middle School and St. Charles High School. Dear Parents/Guardians: During the past several weeks, local and national news stories have reported “clown sightings” in communities. Around 5 a.m. this morning, a former Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) student took...
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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan has issued two statewide proclamations announcing the month of October as Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Maryland. Maryland is home to more than 3,600 manufacturing companies and 1,200 private-sector cybersecurity companies, in addition to world-class facilities including the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the National Cybersecurity Center...
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