The Board of Education presented four resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its April 14 meeting. The resolutions are presented to the Board annually. The following resolutions were presented:
- Administrative Professionals Week;
- Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week;
- National Physical Education and Sport Week; and
- Teacher Appreciation Week.
CCPS highlights Administrative Professionals Week from April 19-25. This week focuses on the supportive role administrative professionals have in the workplace, and the importance of their contributions in maintaining efficient and effective office operations. Administrative Professionals Week also highlights the wealth of knowledge, clerical duties, awareness of procedures and public relations skills professionals demonstrate daily. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Katrina Garvey, secretary to the principal at Mary B. Neal Elementary School and Shirlene Ogburn, secretary to the executive director of human resources. Board vice chairman Michael Lukas presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
CCPS recognizes Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week May 4-8. This week celebrates the contributions of food service workers and food service staff, and their supportive role to the school system, students and staff. In the past school year, food service staff have helped CCPS serve more than 2.3 million lunches and 1.4 million breakfasts to students. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Crystal Sopher, supervisor of food service for CCPS, and William Kreuter, supervisor of food service for CCPS. Board member Victoria Kelly presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
National Physical Education and Sport Week is highlighted by CCPS annually in May. This year, CCPS recognizes the week from May 1-7 to highlight the importance of physical education and sports in the development of growing children. National Physical Education and Sport Week also highlights the positive impact physical education has on students, such as improving overall health, increasing mental alertness and contributing to a positive self-image. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Ashley Buchanan, physical education teacher, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School; Brittany Nicolich, health teacher, John Hanson Middle School; and Jamar Nolan, physical education teacher, St. Charles High School. Board member Mark Crawford presented the resolution to the teachers on behalf of the Board.
CCPS highlights Teacher Appreciation Week annually, and recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Day this year on May 5. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-9 and highlights the contributions of teachers in the lives of children, as well as their positive impact within school communities. Teacher Appreciation Week also focuses on essential skills teachers have to support the smooth operation of a classroom, such as encouraging family learning and parental involvement, serving as a positive role model for children, and demonstrating a commitment to student success. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Roberta Bragunier, special education teacher, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School; Tia Holmes, third-grade teacher, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Karen Rowledge, family and consumer science teacher, Maurice J. McDonough High School; and Joanne Shelak, science teacher, Theodore G. Davis Middle School.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.