- Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School counselor Zarina Ameen worked with Higdon staff and area organizations to collect toys, clothes, food and books for Higdon students. NRG Energy Services donated toys, Holy Ghost Church donated clothes, Christ Church, Wayside donated Christmas food baskets and Higdon staff gave books to local students. Through their hard work, volunteers provided for 25 families.
- Students and staff at Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School participated in Socktober, a fundraiser for LIMBS International. LIMBS International is an organization that delivers prosthetics to people in need in developing countries. On Dec. 19, LIMBS International informed staff at Brown that they were able to partner the school’s efforts with other schools to raise enough money to buy a prosthetic leg for an amputee in Liberia.
- Students at Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School are encouraged to spread good cheer through Random Acts of Kindness. Students can thank others for their acts of kindness by filling out a form and dropping it in the Random Act of Kindness box.
- Gale-Bailey Elementary School has been busy since the start of the school year. A chess club meets once a week and Ashley-Anne Brown’s class incorporates a cooking activity every Friday to build life skills and friendships. Jennifer Posey’s third-grade students recently used Bee-Bots to learn about the Chinese number system and teachers participated in a hands-on professional development training using Junior Great Books.
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.
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