Month: February 2018


Sharron Rouse, coordinator of Title I programs for Charles County Public Schools, recently presented at the National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, Feb. 8 to 11. Rouse presented “Best Practices for Collaboration” along with Title I representatives from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Harford County Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools. Their presentation focused on MSDE partnering with state school systems to implement and monitor Title I, Part A under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Part A of Title I gives financial assistance to educational agencies and schools that have a high number or percentage Read more…


The Board of Education presented six resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its Feb. 13 meeting. The Board votes annually to accept resolutions. The following resolutions were presented: Black History Month; Career and Technology Education Month; Fine and Performing Arts Month; Gifted and Talented Education Month; Read Across America (Charles County); and Women’s History Month. The school system highlights Black History Month annually in February. The theme for 2018 is African Americans in Times of War. Schools coordinate activities that infuse African-American history into classroom lessons and events. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting Read more…


The Board of Education at its Feb. 13 meeting honored six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) exemplary employees for their dedication to student success and commitment to teaching and learning. Honored were Julie Colaizzi, Dr. Alan Freeman, Pam Pichola, Connie Sorzano, Nichole Thomas and Tina Thomas. Colaizzi is a learning resource teacher at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. She has been teaching with CCPS for the past 13 years. She started her career at the elementary school level and has been working with middle school students for three years. She recently helped to rearrange computer lab space at Stoddert for online Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annually highlights Job Shadow Day activities throughout the month of February. Today, the Board of Education participated in the program and invited a group of fifth graders to shadow them during the first part of their monthly meeting. Shadowing the Board today, as well as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kimberly Hill, were nine students from Malcolm, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd and William B. Wade elementary schools. Principals chose their students to represent their respective schools and all student shadows were randomly assigned. Participating from Malcolm were Donovan Russell, Brayden George and Madison Chramek. Representing Dr. Read more…


The Board of Education at its Feb. 13 meeting honored six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for outstanding accomplishments in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were D’Kairi Boone, Adrienne Rae Briones, Noah Hyson, Dakota Knott, Nehemiah Strawberry and Kayleigh Stewart. Boone is an eighth grader at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. He was honored before the Board in the area of academic achievement. Boone is an honor roll student and role model for his peers. Boone has received honor roll grades since he was in the third grade. He is also on the Principal’s Honor Roll at Read more…


All Charles County public schools are opening on time today, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.   Bus service will not be available on the following roads:   Pomfret Road Turkey Hill Road Livingston Road between Hawthorne and Pomfret roads Billingsley Road from Livingston Road to Dutton’s Bridge (Maintenance Place)C   Call the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) transportation office at 301-934-7262 with questions about road closures.


Volunteers are needed for Read Across Charles County on March 2. The annual celebration — usually held around the birthday of Dr. Seuss — promotes the love of reading. To take part in the celebration, volunteers can call the principal of the elementary or middle school where they would like to read. The principal will schedule a time for the volunteer’s visit. For more information, call Kim Hudler, lead reading specialist, at 301-934-7361.   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 Public Read more…


A determined mermaid, a showgirl hiding out in a habit and Wednesday Addams in love are among the characters that will tell their stories in spring’s high school plays. Actors and behind-the-scenes crews in Charles County Public Schools’ (CCPS) seven high schools are readying shows that are fanciful, romantic and funny. St. Charles High School opens the season with “Once on this Island,” an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” The play is tinged with a Caribbean flair and tells the story of Ti Moune, a poor girl who rescues and falls for Daniel, a rich boy from Read more…


Seventh- and eighth-grade aces set up earlier this year for middle school volleyball tournaments. Seventh-grade girls played at Henry E. Lackey High School Jan. 30, with seventh-grade boys having a tournament on the same day at La Plata High School. On Feb. 1, eighth-grade girls took to the court at Lackey with eighth-grade boys playing at La Plata. Students try out for a spot on the teams and must be eligible to play based on their first quarter grades and attendance, said Mike Davis, Instructional Resource Teacher at General Smallwood Middle School and coordinator of middle school athletics. Middle school Read more…


Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will open two hours late today, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. There is a code two, which is a two hour delay, for staff who follow the code system.  All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled for today. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. today.  Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656 for the latest information.

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