2018 – Charles County Public Schools

Year: 2018


In his role as Risk Manager for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), Glenn Belmore is the ultimate multi-tasker. Not only does he oversee water operations, building inspections and pest management programs, Belmore manages loss prevention, disaster response, fire safety and ADA compliance, and liability insurance for CCPS. These responsibilities are just a few that Belmore oversees on a daily basis for CCPS. He demonstrates a strong commitment to the school system and the work he manages for the Office of Safety and Risk Management. For his dedication to school safety and longtime commitment to CCPS, Belmore was honored last week Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting an information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 22 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building for any Board of Education candidate seeking office in the November General Election. During the session, Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and CCPS executive staff will provide candidates with an overview of the school system, as well as answer questions about education-related topics. The session will be held in the staff development room of the Starkey Building and is set to end at 8 p.m. The information session is intended for Board of Education candidates; however, Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching a new registration system this school year for volunteers at schools, centers or other CCPS buildings, activities or events. Registration is required for volunteers and includes a prescreening questionnaire, review of training materials followed by a short quiz, and the completion of a background check through CCPS. Volunteers must register this year and each subsequent school year. The training and background check are valid for one school year. There is no cost to the volunteer for the background check.   Access to the registration system is available on the CCPS website at ccboe.com Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) celebrated summer commencement exercises Aug. 8 at Thomas Stone High School. Thirty-eight members of the Class of 2018 earned their diplomas after finishing course work over the summer. “This accomplishment should not be taken lightly,” Marvin Jones, executive director of schools, said. “Through all of the challenges that you faced and all the opportunities to give up, you didn’t. You pressed on and you persevered. Your diploma is just as important as anyone else’s and perhaps, even more meaningful thanks to the road you traveled to get here.” “It is only the beginning,” he said. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about school bus routes. Call 301-932-6655 to access the hotline. The hotline is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30-31, and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4-5. Parents can access bus route information for the 2018-19 school year after Aug. 17 through the School Locator feature available on the CCPS website, www.ccboe.com. School Locator is designed to allow the public to enter an address and see which three schools – elementary, middle and high – an address is zoned for. It also Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 12 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select the live streaming image posted on the front page to access the meeting. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. Executive session – 11 a.m.  Call to order Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting a summer school graduation ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Thomas Stone High School. A total of 31 students are expected to receive their Maryland High School Diploma during the ceremony. CCPS hosts a summer school graduation ceremony annually for seniors who are enrolled in the program and meet the requirements for their diploma. Visit http://www.ccboe.com/index.php/summer-school for more information on the CCPS summer school program. About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Read more…


The Charles County Department of Health is holding immunization clinics for children who need vaccines required to attend school. Maryland law requires students to have minimum immunization levels to attend school. Required vaccines depend on the age and grade level of the child and include DPT, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B, Hib, Prevnar, Tdap and meningococcal. For the 2018-19 school year, all students in kindergarten, first-, second-, third- and fourth-grades are required to have two doses of the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine. Students in sixth and seventh grades, as well as high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, must Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will receive free breakfast during the coming school year, courtesy in part of funding provided by the Maryland Meals for Achievement program. Schools selected to participate during the 2018-19 school year are: C. Paul Barnhart, Dr. Gustavus Brown, Gale-Bailey, Indian Head, Arthur Middleton, J.C. Parks, J.P. Ryon, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy and Eva Turner elementary schools, John Hanson, General Smallwood and Benjamin Stoddert middle schools, and the F. B. Gwynn Educational Center.    The program is offered through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and provides funds that supplement federal Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will see an increased focus on literacy in the next couple of years thanks to a more than $2.7 million federal grant, one of the highest of its kind awarded in Maryland. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant aims to improve literacy — especially among students who are economically disadvantaged, have disabilities or are English language learners. While the program will benefit students of all abilities, the grant will fund efforts to boost Partnership for Research and Assessment for College and Careers (PARCC) test scores among groups of students whose have lagged behind their Read more…

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