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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/19/2016 to 12/23/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/19/2016 to 12/23/2016

During the week of December 19 to December 23, 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 Berry Rd. at Berry Elementary School Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all year...
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Eileen Bildman Named to CSM Foundation Board of Directors

Eileen Bildman Named to CSM Foundation Board of Directors

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of Eileen Bildman to its board of directors. She has been appointed to serve a five-year term. Bildman, of Hollywood, is the director of development and marketing for Airtec Inc., working on expansion projects at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. At Airtec, she...
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Indian Head Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme Against Howard University

Indian Head Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme Against Howard University

Stacey Walters, 38, of Indian Head, a former accountant at Howard University, was sentenced on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, to a year and a day in prison for a scheme in which she embezzled over $105,000 from her employer, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced. Walters, pled guilty in September 2016, in the U.S....
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Warriors Earn Top Spot at County It’s Academic Competition

Warriors Earn Top Spot at County It’s Academic Competition

La Plata High School’s It’s Academic team earned the top spot in the annual Charles County Public Schools competition held Dec. 7 at Maurice J. McDonough High School. It’s the fourth consecutive year the team from La Plata has taken the first place at the Charles County competition. The La Plata three-member team of...
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College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Stevenson Foote, former coach at St. Mary’s Ryken and Patuxent High School, has been named the new head coach for men’s lacrosse at the College of Southern Maryland. “We are very pleased to have Coach Foote join CSM Athletics as the head coach of our men’s lacrosse team,” said Michelle Ruble, executive director of...
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Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

College of Southern Maryland students in Dr. Mary Beth Klinger’s Principles of Management course last spring formed teams and with a laser-focus, pinpointed Southern Maryland problems and their potential solutions. “The teams competed and what resulted was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience real-world learning with a focus on being entrepreneurial and socially...
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J.C. Parks honored by NOAA as Ocean Guardian School

J.C. Parks honored by NOAA as Ocean Guardian School

The J.C. Parks Elementary School students and staff were honored last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through its Ocean Guardian School program. Parks is the first elementary school in Maryland to be recognized as an Ocean Guardian School for its efforts in conservation, protecting the environment, improving local watersheds and...
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For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

The College of Southern Maryland has received the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation from Victory Media for the third year in a row. Military Friendly schools are top-tier educational institutions that provide the best opportunities for military service members and their spouses. “CSM is proud to once again be recognized for the support and...
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La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

After earning seven first-place awards in seven competitions, the La Plata High School Warrior Marching Band competed at the USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 5, 2016. The ensemble — under the direction of Susan Eckerle and led by drum major Brian Eckerle — earned fourth place in its division...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Program Recognized for Best Practices

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Program Recognized for Best Practices

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics program is highlighted as a role model in the report, “Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers.” The report, published by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) and convened by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), selected the College as one...
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Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

On Tuesday, November 22, and Monday, November 28, 2016, Firefighters responded to Thomas Stone High School, at 3785 Leonardtown Road, in Waldorf for a fire alarm. An investigation revealed the fire alarms at Thomas Stone High School were intentionally activated on two separate occasions. One incident occurred at the end of school on Tuesday, November 22,...
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CSM Foundation Launches $10-Million Campaign on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29

CSM Foundation Launches $10-Million Campaign on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29

As the world focuses on the international online day of generosity known as Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, the College of Southern Maryland Foundation will observe the day by celebrating the philanthropy and giving spirit within Southern Maryland and publicly launching its $10-million “Make An Impact” campaign. “This is an extraordinary time at the...
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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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