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The La Plata High School It’s Academic team earned the title of Charles County competition winner in the annual regional event held Dec. 4. The three-member team of Captain Tanner Wyant, Jenna Burtch and Margaret Stine won with a score of 280 points in the championship round against teams from St. Charles and Westlake high schools. The Westlake team earned second place, followed by St. Charles in third place. The team from La Plata also includes students Samantha Yorio (alternate), Liliana Adamo, Aubrey Alexander, Michelle Ameyaw, William Anderson, Savanna Crooks, Ashton Gordon, Jordan Harris, Connor Keech, Brandon Luton, Madelyn Nicholl, Read more…

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Thirty-four of Charles County’s 36 public schools rated on the 2019 Maryland Report Card received 3, 4 or 5 stars, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). MSDE released its new accountability report card today, providing information on every county and school in the state. The report card measures the success of schools and identifies areas for improvement. Data included is from the 2018-19 school year.  “The Maryland Report Card is one of multiple data sources we use to guide ongoing improvement and academic success. We use the data to help our students prepare Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for volunteers interested in helping with VEX Robotics events. Dates and events include a Dec. 14 robotics scrimmage, the Feb. 1 middle school competition and the Feb. 15 high school competition. All events are set to take place at Theodore G. Davis Middle School in Waldorf. As part of the VEX Robotics program students design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts are incorporated into the program. Students learn lifelong skills such as teamwork and leadership. Tournaments are held at Read more…

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The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 10 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. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and is rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are also streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. Click on the middle of the main page to start the live stream. The following agenda is tentative and subject to change. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call to order Read more…

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Students at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center are holding a coat drive until January. Organized by members of the center’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and SkillsUSA, the coats collected for men, women and children will be donated to St. Mary Church, Newport. New and gently worn coats can be dropped off at Stethem between 7:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Visitors must show identification to enter the school and can leave the coats with office staff. Stethem houses a giving closet to help those in need year around. During the holidays, Read more…

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The annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) It’s Academic tournament is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 at St. Charles High School. Teams from the seven high schools will compete in rounds and answer questions in a quiz-style format. Topics range from history, literature, science, math and mythology to sports and current events.            The tournament will air live on the CCPS website at ccboe.com, starting at 6 p.m. The first-place team from Wednesday’s event will compete against St. Albans and Stone Bridge high schools in a match set to air April 4 on NBC4. The second-place team earns a spot to Read more…

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In January, four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will learn first-hand how bills and laws are passed by Maryland legislators. Seniors Jake Burgess, Jamarr Joshua Johnson, Kathleen Martinez and Natalie Yeager were recently chosen to represent CCPS in the 2020 Maryland Student Page Program. The program is part of the annual legislative session that runs January through April. More than 100 high school students participate, each serving as a representative of their respective school district. Three representatives are picked with a fourth student selected as an alternate. This year, Burgess, Johnson and Martinez will serve as CCPS representatives and Read more…

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The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an executive session phone conference 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 10-508(a) and Section 10-503(c) of the State Government Article to discuss personnel matters.  About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers Read more…

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All Charles County public schools and administrative offices are closed Nov. 27-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools and offices reopen Monday, Dec. 2. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) posts calendar information on the school system website, ccboe.com. Select the About tab and choose Parent Handbook/Calendar 2019-20 to view dates for this school year.    About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership Read more…

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The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an executive session phone conference 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 10-508(a) and Section 10-503(c) of the State Government Article to discuss personnel matters.  About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers Read more…

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