Charles County Public Schools Press Releases – Charles County Public Schools

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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 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 has released its open house schedule for the 2018-­19 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please call the specific school with questions about open house events. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, open house, Sept. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Berry, open house, Sept. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Dr. Gustavus Brown, open house, Sept. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Dr. James Craik, open house/back-to-school night, Sept. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; William A. Diggs, open house for prekindergarten through Grade 2, Sept. 20, 5 to 6 p.m., Read more…


Charles County Public Schools has released its student orientation schedule for the 2018-19 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions about orientation events should be directed to individual schools. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Berry, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 4 p.m.; Dr. Gustavus Brown, new student orientation, Aug. 30, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; Dr. James Craik, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; William A. Diggs, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 4 p.m.; Gale-Bailey, meet Read more…


Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill, along with other Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff, is hosting a school safety and security Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at St. Charles High School. The Town Hall begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium and is set to end at 8:30 p.m. CCPS staff members will address safety and security issues, recent changes to hiring practices, background checks for volunteers, technology, anonymous reporting and staff training. Following a brief presentation, staff will answer questions, take suggestions and hear comments. The Town Hall will stream live on the school system website, ccboe.com, Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a public work session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 25 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The meeting will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website at ccboe.com and broadcast on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12. The following is a meeting agenda and is subject to change. Call to order – 6 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Public Forum Work Session Policy 3000 series update Goals committee update Adjournment About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 Read more…

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