Month: April 2013


Michael Simms, a vice principal at North Point High School, has been named by the Board of Education as acting principal at the school, effective April 15. Simms replaces North Point Principal Kimberly Hill, who was appointed today by the Board of Education as Charles County Public Schools next Superintendent of Schools. Hill's superintendency begins July 1, following that of James E. Richmond who is leaving at the end of the 2012-13 school year after 17 years as Superintendent and 47 years with the school system. As of April 15, Hill will begin working alongside Richmond and school system staff Read more…


Kimberly Hill, principal of North Point High School, will be the next superintendent of Charles County Public Schools. The Board of Education of Charles County at its meeting today agreed to the appointment of Hill and a four-year contract with an annual salary of $200,000. Hill's term as Superintendent begins July 1, and follows that of longtime Superintendent James E. Richmond, who is leaving at the end of the 2012-13 school year after 17 years at the helm and 47 years with Charles County Public Schools. About Kimberly Hill Hill, 50, is a lifelong educator with 27 years experience as Read more…


Today, the Board of Education of Charles County approved the selection of North Point High School Principal Kimberly Hill as the next Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools. Hill's superintendency begins July 1, following that of James E. Richmond who is leaving at the end of the 2012-13 school year after 17 years as Superintendent and 47 years with the school system. Hill, a Port Tobacco resident, has been an educator for 27 years, serving Charles County Public Schools as a teacher, vice principal and principal. She is the 2013 Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year and the Read more…


New textbooks proposed for next school year are on display at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata, and several county schools. Three new textbooks are proposed for use at the middle and high school levels as part of the SpringBoard program. The SpringBoard program is a College Board pre-advanced placement program that consists of a full curriculum in mathematics and English/language arts for middle- and high-school students. The textbooks are published by the College Board and include English Textual Power, Levels 3 and 6, and Mathematics with Meaning Middle School Math 2. The books are needed to Read more…


For some teachers, the desire to shape the learning experiences of children comes later in life, and is often a second career choice. For Westlake High School's Crystal Harney, teaching began as a stepping stone of sorts. After graduating from college with a chemistry degree, she began her career as a laboratory technician. At the same time, Harney was also offered an adjunct teaching opportunity at Rochester College. Her teaching experiences there showed her that using a fresh and enthusiastic approach could allow her to reach all types of learners, especially those who were uninterested in learning about science. As Read more…


At North Point High School, the motto of “Be the Difference” is rooted into the culture and climate. From the hanging posters that display the message in the hallways, to the wristbands worn by teachers and staff, the expectations are clear: all who enter North Point are given the opportunity to believe they can truly be the difference. North Point Principal Kimberly Hill developed the motto and gently reminds staff members daily to never forget why they chose a career in education. Her commitment to the academic and personal success of children is evident. To honor her passion for educating Read more…


The Grim Reaper will visit a Westlake High School classroom every 15 minutes on Thursday, April 11, leaving behind a “living dead” student who silently reminds classmates of the consequences of drinking or texting while driving. The Westlake Student Government Safe Driving Task Force is participating in the National Every 15 Minutes program on April 11 and 12, which includes a mock automobile accident, the removal by the Grim Reaper of 25 preselected students from classrooms and a post-school trial of the “drunk” driver who caused the morning accident. Sponsored and coordinated by the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD), Every Read more…


Redistricting committee members plan to present two possible high school redistricting proposals to the Board of Education, 3 p.m., April 9 during the Board's monthly meeting at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The public may comment on the proposals at one of two public hearings, scheduled for April 22 and April 23. The 16-member redistricting committee developed two rezoning alternatives for each high school in order to develop an attendance zone for St. Charles High School, which opens in August 2014, and to reduce overcrowding at the other county high schools. Superintendent James E. Richmond asked Read more…


Twelve Charles County Public Schools teams placed in the secondary Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) competition held March 28 at North Point High School. Student teams competed in competitions that test their abilities in mathematics, engineering and science. General Smallwood Middle School was chosen as the overall middle school winner and Henry E. Lackey High School was chosen as the overall high school winner. MESA teams from Lackey and Smallwood advance to the state competition on May 7 at John Hopkins University. Additionally, a team from John Hanson Middle School advances to the state event as first-place winners in Read more…

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