Month: March 2013


More than 270 students competed in the 2013 Charles County History Day competition held March 23 at Maurice J. McDonough High School. First- and second-place category winners advance to the state competition on April 27 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The following students placed at the Charles County History Day competition. Winners in the Individual Documentary, junior division, are Dean Fronck, seventh grade, first place, Matthew Henson Middle School, A Computer for the Common People; Garrett Cooksey, seventh grade, second place, Piccowaxen Middle School, Nikola Tesla: The Greatest Inventor Nobody Knows; and Sean Leydon, eighth grade, third place, Read more…


Untitled Document The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, April 9, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and student and staff recognition starts at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week. The meeting is also streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools Web site. Visit http://www2.ccboe.com/boe/live/ to watch the meeting. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call to order – 1 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, Read more…


The last day of the 2012-13 school year for Charles County Public Schools students is Friday, June 14. Two-hour early dismissal days are June 12, 13 and 14. The last day of school for students in the Three's Program is Tuesday, June 11. The last day of school for teachers is Monday, June 17. Charles County Public Schools used all four of the inclement weather days built into the school calendar. Information printed in the 2012-13 Parent Handbook/Calendar is up-to-date. The school system closed schools four times for inclement weather. Those days were Oct. 29; Oct. 30; Jan. 24 and Read more…


William Marchione, a school counselor at Piccowaxen Middle School, was recently selected as the Maryland Middle School Counselor of the Year by the Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA). The award recognizes school counselors for outstanding achievement and service to students and for providing leadership in the development of existing and future counseling services. Piccowaxen Principal Kenneth Schroeck nominated Marchione for his passion and dedication to student success, for implementing several positive school-based initiatives for students, and for serving as a role model and leader for students and staff members. Schroeck said Marchione's work ethic and commitment to children are exceptional. Read more…


Nine Charles County Public Schools teams placed in the elementary Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) competition held March 26 at North Point High School. Student teams competed in competitions that test their abilities in mathematics, engineering and science. J.C. Parks Elementary School was chosen as the overall elementary school winner. Awards were given for first-, second-, and third-place teams and one overall elementary school winner was chosen. The school that earns the most points throughout the competition is chosen as the overall winner and advances to the state competition. Parks will participate in the state event on May 9 Read more…


Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools are opening two-hours late today, Monday, March 25, 2013. There is a code two for staff who follow the code system. Visit www.ccboe.com for updated school closing information.

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