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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 14, 2019

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 14, 2019

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Monday, January 14, 2019, with Code 2 for employees. We will continue to watch the weather this evening and and may reevaluate the employee status code by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Thank you and be safe. St. Mary’s...
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Calvert County Public Schools are Closed Monday January 14, 2019

Calvert County Public Schools are Closed Monday January 14, 2019

Calvert County Public Schools will be closed on Monday January 14, 2019. All emergency personnel report as usual. All other personnel do not report to work. Child care is closed. Afternoon and Evening activities are canceled.
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Charles County Public Schools are Closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Charles County Public Schools are Closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Due to inclement weather, all Charles County public schools are closed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. There is a Code 2 for employees who follow the code system. Employees should check later tonight or tomorrow morning for a possible change in the Code status.
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St Mary’s County Public Schools are Closed Monday, January 14, 2019

St Mary’s County Public Schools are Closed Monday, January 14, 2019

All St Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Monday, January 14, 2019, with Code 2 for employees. We will continue to watch the weather this evening and and may reevaluate the employee status code by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Thank you and be safe.
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Scholarship Recipients Thank College of Southern Maryland’s Donors for ‘Transforming Lives, One at A Time’

Scholarship Recipients Thank College of Southern Maryland’s Donors for ‘Transforming Lives, One at A Time’

Various verses of gratitude could be heard over and over again during the 2018 College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Scholarship Reception – the annual event that has scholarship donors meet with their recipients to enjoy lunch and their shared commitment to education. “Today is about recognizing you, our partners … and we honor...
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College of Southern Maryland Provides Support for Students Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

College of Southern Maryland Provides Support for Students Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

The College of Southern Maryland is providing support for its returning students whose family or themselves are being financially impacted by the current federal government shutdown. “We are very concerned for our students who through no fault of their own are being adversely affected because of this government shutdown,” said CSM President Dr. Maureen...
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St. Mary’s College Students Record 750+ Species of Local Flora and Fauna in Citizen Science Effort

St. Mary’s College Students Record 750+ Species of Local Flora and Fauna in Citizen Science Effort

What is sharing our immediate environment?  This simple question has led Coastal Ecology students working with Seabird McKeon, visiting professor of biology, to document more than 750 species of animals, plants, and fungus on campus and in the surrounding area in the fall semester. According to McKeon, “Our ability to understand the ecology of...
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Ila and Vinod Shah Present CSM with $100,000

Ila and Vinod Shah Present CSM with $100,000

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Director Dr. Ila Shah and her husband Dr. Vinod K. Shah continued their generous support of CSM and commitment to student success by giving the college a $100,000 gift to mark Vinod Shah’s recent birthday. The funds will be used to bolster the Southern Maryland Nursing and Health Alliance Scholarship...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or trade school. The deadline...
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UPDATE: Condition of 7-Year-Child Struck After Exiting School Bus in Charles County is Improving

UPDATE: Condition of 7-Year-Child Struck After Exiting School Bus in Charles County is Improving

UPDATE 1/2/2019: Skyla Shirriel, the 7-year-old, T.C. Martin Elementary School first-grader who was hit by a vehicle as she exited her school bus in November, is making terrific progress. She is able to walk with assistance and could read the names of her classmates on a gift she received from them. UPDATE: On Tuesday, November...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Threat That Led to After-School Activities at Great Mills High School Being Cancelled

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Threat That Led to After-School Activities at Great Mills High School Being Cancelled

After-school activities at Great Mills High School are cancelled on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. At approximately 2:59 P.M. an anonymous call was received in the main office at Great Mills High School (GMHS). The caller informed office staff that he was on his way to carry out an act of violence. GMHS administration notified...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $3.5 Billion “Building Opportunity Fund” School Construction Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $3.5 Billion “Building Opportunity Fund” School Construction Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan announced a major initiative to make a historic investment in school construction projects across the state. Called the Building Opportunity Fund, the governor unveiled plans to submit legislation during the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly to provide $1.9 billion in new school construction funding over five years. This proposed new funding...
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Charles County public School Board Honors Exemplary Staff for Commitment to Children

Charles County public School Board Honors Exemplary Staff for Commitment to Children

The Board of Education at its December 11 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their dedication and commitment to teaching and learning, and for making a difference in the lives of students. Honored were Maggie Fitzgerald, a Spanish teacher at Piccowaxen Middle School; Eileen Holden, a third-grade teacher at...
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Deadline for High School Students to Dual Enroll for Spring Semester at College Southern Maryland is December15

Deadline for High School Students to Dual Enroll for Spring Semester at College Southern Maryland is December15

For recent high school graduate Hayley Tanner, 18, of Indian Head, her first fall semester as a full-time freshman at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was a little easier due in part, she said, because of her decision to be dual enrolled at CSM during her last year of high school. Tanner said...
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North Point It’s Academic team wins regional competition

North Point It’s Academic team wins regional competition

North Point High School’s It’s Academic team earned the top spot in the annual Charles County Public Schools competition held Dec. 5 at the school. The three-member team of Captain Adam Cullen, Andrew Fan and Amara Gammon won in the championship round with a score of 310 points against La Plata and St. Charles high schools....
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, December, 10, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, December, 10, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, December 10, 2018. All St. Mary’s County Public Schools are closed for Monday, December 10, 2018, with a Code 2 for employees. Code 2 means that 10 and 11 month employees do not report to work....
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Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

The panorama was reverent and festive as guests at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Annual Veterans Brunch drove one by one under a 20-by-30 American flag draped between the extended ladders of two local firetrucks. It was a fitting community welcome for the college’s veterans arriving to the Prince Frederick Campus to share...
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UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

UPDATE: Great Mills High Will be Dismissing Early Today

Great Mills High School will be dismissing early today at 12:45 and students will take their normal buses home. Great Mills High School has been placed on lockdown. Reported sightings of a possibly armed individual in the area have been made. No one is permitted to enter or leave the facility until law enforcement...
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Board honors exemplary students for achievements

Board honors exemplary students for achievements

The Board of Education at its Oct. 9 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Cassidy Burch, Simon Dean, Julia Taboga and Evann Yake. Burch is a senior at Thomas Stone High School and was honored by...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Expanding its use of School Messenger Texting

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Expanding its use of School Messenger Texting

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will be expanding its use of School Messenger and activating a new communication feature that provides parents and staff with text message notifications. Text message recipients must opt-in to receive text alerts. The text alert feature will be available beginning the week of December 3, 2018. Parents and staff will receive an...
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Charles County Public Schools Piloting Use of Student ID Badges

Charles County Public Schools Piloting Use of Student ID Badges

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is piloting the use of student identification (ID) badges. The pilot program is part of the school system’s increased focus on school safety and security. Pilot schools include J.P. Ryon Elementary School, John Hanson Middle School and La Plata High School. CCPS plans to implement student ID badge use...
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College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

Anticipation is starting to build as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation gears up for #GivingTuesday, the annual international day of online giving that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The 24-hour event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 focuses on the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give to their communities following their...
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Board of Education Honors Four Exemplary Charles County Public School Students for Achievements

Board of Education Honors Four Exemplary Charles County Public School Students for Achievements

The Board of Education at its November 13 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Adebola “Addie” Oluyede, Pamela Rentz, Nathan Schuessler and Donovan Smith. Oluyede is an eighth-grade student at Theodore G. Davis Middle School and...
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Board of Education Honors Five Exemplary Charles County Public School Staff for Commitment to Teaching and Learning

Board of Education Honors Five Exemplary Charles County Public School Staff for Commitment to Teaching and Learning

The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees at its November 13 meeting for their dedication and commitment to teaching and learning, and for making a difference in the lives of students. Honored were Teresa Higgs, a special education teacher at Westlake High School; Toni Kim, a third-grade teacher at...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating Snapchat posts that made threats of violence against two high schools. Police have identified the students they believe are responsible for the posts, and they do not believe the threats are credible. It was determined that both schools were safe to open and operate on a normal...
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