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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…

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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…

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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…

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The 2018 Charles County Fair Guide cover will feature the artwork of a Maurice J. McDonough High School rising sophomore. Haley Lindsay, a student of Susan Stazetski, submitted a drawing featuring a cow in the foreground, with a midway and Ferris wheel in the background. Along with her work front and center on the guide distributed throughout the county, Lindsay will receive $100 and Stazetski will get $200 to use toward the purchase of classroom supplies. The cover contest finalists from each grade will receive $50. The finalists include: Zachary Strybing, kindergarten, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, student of Read more…

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The Gold Valor Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a JROTC or ROTC cadet, and on June 28, Henry E. Lackey High School graduate Kayla Bowman received one. Bowman, who graduated on June 1, came to the aid of an injured driver following a car accident that injured Bowman, her younger brother and mother in March.  March 13 was shaping up to be an epic one for Bowman. Earlier that day, as a member of Lackey’s elite girls track team, Bowman and her teammates were honored by the Board of Education and the Charles County Commissioners Read more…

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The inaugural Charles County Public Schools Be the Difference awards to honor volunteers was held June 25 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The program was launched this year to recognize the many ways volunteers enhance teaching and learning. The five award categories are elementary school parent volunteer, middle school parent volunteer, high school parent volunteer, Charles County business volunteer and community organization volunteer. “Parent involvement is crucial to student success and having the support of community organizations is truly beneficial to making our schools stronger,” said Board member Victoria Kelly, who was a member of Read more…

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The Board of Education recently honored 101 employees who have retired during the past school year or who had notified Superintendent Kimberly Hill before June 7 that they plan to retire at the end of this school year. Retirees are listed by their name, last position and last location where they served. Sodsri Ansell, food service worker, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; Evelyn Arnold, principal of alternative programs, Robert D. Stethem Educational Center; Robert Babiak, vice principal, North Point High School; Connie Bannister, secretary – 11 month, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Jean Beierle, Spanish teacher, Thomas Stone High School; Jean Read more…

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The Charles County Board of Education on June 12 unanimously adopted a $369.6 million operating budget for fiscal year 2019. The budget represents an overall $17.4 million increase over the current fiscal year. State funding is increasing $11.7 million and the county increase is $6.6 million. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will use most of the spending increase, about $9.6 million, for employee compensation. The increase allows CCPS to create a more competitive salary scale for teachers through implementation of a salary scale conversion, a starting teacher salary boost and a cost-of-living adjustment for administrative and support staff. Funding also Read more…

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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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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…

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