The Board of Education presented two resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its Oct. 18 meeting. The following resolutions are presented annually:
- American Education Week; and
- American Freedom Week.
CCPS celebrates American Freedom Week Nov. 7-11. During the week, schools give special recognition to those who serve the country and those who gave their lives to preserve America’s freedom and liberty. Special activities take place in all schools to honor and celebrate patriotism. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) program: Deja Cash, junior, North Point High School; Antony Nader, senior, St. Charles High School; Matthew Kenlon, senior, Maurice J. McDonough High School; and Danyell Hankerson, senior, Westlake High School. Board of Education Vice Chairman Michael Lukas presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
The school system celebrates American Education Week Nov. 14-18. American Education Week provides opportunities to celebrate public education and honor those who make a difference to ensure that every child receives a quality education. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Student Board Member and North Point High School senior Da’Juon Washington, John Groat, a carpenter with CCPS and president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) employee union, and Linda McLaughlin, president of the Education Association of Charles County (EACC) teacher’s union. Board member Barbara Palko presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 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 public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.