Month: April 2017


Eight Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teams placed in the elementary Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) competition held Friday, March 31 at North Point High School. Student teams compete in competitions that test their abilities in mathematics, engineering and science. Dr. James Craik Elementary School was chosen as the overall elementary school winner. This is the fourth consecutive year that Craik has earned the overall school award. Awards are given for first-, second- and third-place teams in each challenge and one overall elementary school winner is chosen. The school that earns the most points throughout the competition is chosen Read more…


Kyle J. Smith’s resume is robust. The leadership experience is a bulleted list of more than 25 offices, positions and memberships under more than 10 headings. Where his resume is thin is under education. It makes sense —Smith is a high school junior. Carrying a 4.563 GPA at North Point High School where he is in the engineering Science, Technology and Industry (STI) program, Smith is in the prime position to run for student member of the Maryland State Board of Education. “If there is someone I envision in that position, it’s him,” Wilbur Leonard, North Point’s Student Government Association Read more…


There were at least four Abraham Lincolns, just as many Harriet Tubmans. The gymnasium lights bounced off the mirrored aviator lenses of FBI Special Agent Johnnie Mae Gibson, Frederick Douglass’s (cotton ball) beard and mane of hair needed a slight adjustment and although there were a couple of Wilma Rudolphs, they didn’t race each other. William B. Wade Elementary School second graders participated in a wax museum Wednesday, March 29 to tell “their” life stories to visitors. “It’s really a hands-on approach to research and writing,” teacher Heather McClain said. Third- and fourth-grade students remember their projects, she said, and Read more…

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