Month: April 2014


Six Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers were recently honored by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) for their accomplishments in the area of mathematics and science teaching. Honored as Outstanding Mathematics Teachers of the Year were Kelly Craft, T.C. Martin Elementary School; Caitlin Sinclair, Piccowaxen Middle School; and Rachel Frisbee, Maurice J. McDonough High School. Honored as Outstanding Science Teachers of the Year were Sharon Hedrick, Mary B. Neal Elementary School; Alexandria Bumb, Milton M. Somers Middle School; and Charles Newcomb, Westlake High School. Craft is a fourth-grade teacher and works with her students on lessons in mathematics, reading, Read more…


Six Charles County Public Schools Destination Imagination (DI) teams advance to the global tournament, scheduled for May 21-24 in Knoxville, Tenn., after winning first, second or third place at the state competition held April 5 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The following teams earned a spot to compete in the global tournament as a first-, second- or third-place winner at the state level: Dig In challenge: Thomas Stone High School, DI Like Donuts team, first place. Members of the team are Stone freshman Rya Nelson, Adam Park, Luke Roberts and Alzandra Williams, and Kaitlyn Vance, an eighth grader Read more…


Three student wrestlers from La Plata High School – senior Anthony Cable, junior Marty Margolis and sophomore Cameron Butler – were named to the Maryland State Wrestling Association’s (MSWA) 2014 All Academic Teams. The teams honor outstanding student wrestlers for their academic performance as well as their performance on the wrestling mat. Two teams – a first team and a second team – were selected for recognition, and additional students were recognized with honorable mention designations. Cable was selected to represent the 170 lb. weight class on the first team and was honored for his high grade-point average and exemplary Read more…


The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, April 1, for excellence in academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Veronica Rodriguez, fifth grade, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Georgia Gordon, fifth grade, Indian Head Elementary School; Grady Klaas, fifth grade, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Tyler Whitsett, eighth grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; and Michael Rowley, senior, Westlake High School. Rodriguez was recognized in the area of career readiness. She has attended Barnhart since prekindergarten and has been on the principal’s honor roll seven out Read more…


The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees during the April 1 Board meeting, including Anne Zabel, Angela McDonald, Darlene Denny, Jennifer Posey and Zohra Cherif. Zabel has been an instructional assistant for prekindergarten at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School since 2000. She started a Spanish club for the school to answer parent questions, help parents fill out paper work and give Spanish speaking parents the support needed to help their children succeed in school. Zabel communicates on a regular basis with Spanish speaking parents by translating information presented by teachers and takes parent phone calls. Read more…


Reines Maliksi, an eighth grader at General Smallwood Middle School, was recently selected by Governor Martin O’Malley’s office to represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) at the Governors Leadership Forum for Women and Girls held March 25. She was one of 30 Maryland middle school students chosen to participate in the event, which provided opportunities for attendees to meet with successful female leaders from various backgrounds and industries. Selected students were chosen for their leadership skills, academic achievements and participation in extracurricular activities. Maliksi maintains a 4.0 grade-point average, is a member of the VEX Robotics team, environmental club, Future Read more…


Charles County Public Schools will open for students and teachers for two days during spring break – Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15. State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lillian Lowery today approved a modified waiver request for three inclement weather days, leaving the school system with two days of instruction time to make up. The state denied the school system’s initial waiver request for five days. Schools will be closed for spring break April 16-21 and reopen on Tuesday, April 22. Administrative offices are closed Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. The school system has used 10 inclement Read more…

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