Month: August 2015


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, August 11 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 12 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 school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select CCPS TV and then choose the Live Broadcast tab. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. Executive session – 11 a.m. Call to order – 12 Read more…


Thirteen Charles County Public Schools seniors finished their high school coursework requirements and graduated from Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) July 30 during Summer Commencement Exercises at Westlake High School. Representing five high schools, the 13 graduates at the summer school graduation ceremony wore caps and gowns in their respective schools’ colors. Superintendent Kimberly Hill was guest speaker at the graduation and said the 13 graduates traveled a unique road filled with challenges, but never gave up their goal to graduate. “Graduates, all of you have a story to tell about what brought you here. A story about your journey, Read more…


It is just a matter of time before ordinary people can go where few have gone before – to outer space, according to Shana Dale, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration. Dale, the guest speaker at the Space Foundation’s annual Educational Exchange held July 28 at St. Charles High School, said commercial entrepreneurs have entered the space business, providing vessels to deliver people and supplies to the International Space Station. Suborbital tours are the next step, she said. Dale spoke about the dawning of commercial space flight to an audience of students, teachers, school Read more…

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