Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


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…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is piloting a program this summer for students entering grades 9-12 at the start of the 2018-19 school year to complete the Fit for Life/Health course for original credit. Students would complete the course during the Summer School program held at Thomas Stone High School or the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Space is limited to 300 students. Parents who are interested in signing up their child to complete the course this summer must complete an interest survey. The survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/ycspvqvq. CCPS will use the survey results to randomly select students for Read more…


The Board of Education on June 12 met its new student representative for the coming school year, Westlake High School rising senior Krisha Patel. Patel was sworn in as the Student Member of the Board of Education by Chairman Barbara Palko at the start of the meeting. Patel, who served as one of three junior class marshal’s for Westlake’s Class of 2018, said she was looking forward to her new role. “I look forward to sharing a lot more student input with the Board. I hope to be able to pass on concerns and input from all students and not Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, June 12 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. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at ccboe.com. Select the live streaming image displayed in the center of the home page. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to Read more…


The Board of Education rescheduled its June 6 executive session to discuss personnel. The executive session will now be held at the conclusion of the Board’s June 12 regular monthly meeting. Executive sessions are closed to the public as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Sections 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article. 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 Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for Read more…


Maurice J. McDonough High School seniors graduated in a ceremony held June 1 at the Charles County Convocation Center in Waldorf. The ram senior class of 222 graduates earned nearly $9 million in scholarship offers. At McDonough, students know and understand the core meaning of the letters used to spell out the name of the school mascot, ram. The R stands for respect; the A is for accountability and the M is for motivation. Class salutatorian Charlie Shin shared with his peers an important lesson about the letters RAM and what they should remember about their high school experiences. “Here Read more…


“The future is truly in our hands, so let us make the most of it.” This is the message Henry E. Lackey High School valedictorian David “DJ” Nelson left with his graduating peers today during their graduation ceremony held at the Charles County Convocation Center. The Charger Class of 2018 includes 214 graduates. Collectively, the graduating class earned nearly $13 million in scholarship offers. This year, Lackey’s graduating class is the smallest among Charles County’s seven high schools. Nelson challenged his peers to live life to the fullest. “My challenge to each of you, and to myself, is to do Read more…


Have each other’s back and always remember where you came from. That was a key message shared among the Westlake High School senior class graduation ceremony held this morning. The graduating Wolverine Class of 2018 included 312 students, all of whom arrived today ready to begin their futures. This year’s graduating class from Westlake earned a total of $15,935,587 in scholarship offers, one of the highest amounts a senior class from the school has earned in the past 22 years. “We are leaving a legacy of the first class in Westlake history to earn over 15 million dollars in scholarships. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) kicked off its high school graduation ceremonies May 31 with the Class of 2018 from North Point High School. Graduates walked across the stage, eager to get their diplomas during a ceremony that celebrated the accomplishments, successes and future plans of 448 students. North Point valedictorian Noah Kidwell plans to study biomedical engineering at The Ohio State University. During his speech to his classmates, Kidwell highlighted an important message each student who leaves North Point can resonate with after they graduate. “As we’ve heard for the last four years, the real world starts here. We’ve Read more…


The Board of Education is holding an executive session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building to discuss personnel as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Sections 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article. 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 Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education. The Charles County Read more…

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