Month: March 2018


“Every student deserves to go to school without fearing for his or her safety,” Congressman Steny Hoyer said as he opened a roundtable discussion on Wednesday to discuss school safety with Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Congressman was at St. Charles High School March 28 to conduct two, hour-long roundtables to learn what CCPS students, staff and parents think about school safety and how to make schools safer. Hoyer talked first with students who said they want more school resource officers in their hallways, additional counselors, easy access to mental health care, better preparation during emergency drills and Read more…


Charles County Public Schools administrative offices, and schools and centers are closed March 30 for Good Friday, Monday, April 2 for Easter Monday and Tuesday, April 3 for a spring break day. Schools and offices reopen on Wednesday, April 4. Calendar information is posted on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website at www.ccboe.com. About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership Read more…


One bad night took the life and potential of one student. It took the promise of another and still it will affect others in ways that have yet to be seen.  “You had one bad night,” William R. Greer Jr., associate judge of the Charles County Circuit Court, said during a sentencing hearing. “Unfortunately, that’s all it takes.” Fortunately, it was all a drill for Every 15 Minutes, a national program that raises awareness among young drivers of the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. The sentencing held at the Charles County Courthouse March 26 capped off a day of Read more…


Charles County Public Schools hosted the 2018 History, Industry, Technology and Science (HITS) Expo on March 24 at St. Charles High School, during which students presented History Day entries. First- and second-place category winners advance to the state competition on April 28 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The following students placed at the Charles County History Day competition.  Winners in the Historical Paper are Nathan Londres, first place, seventh grade, Mattawoman Middle School, “The Marshall Plan;” Riley James, second place, seventh grade, Piccowaxen Middle School, “The Pullman Strike;” and Tony Edwards, third place, seventh grade, John Hanson Middle Read more…


More than 300 students from Charles County Public elementary, middle and high schools, as well as county private schools, entered their science or history fair projects for awards as part of the third annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) History, Industry, Science and Technology (HITS) Expo held March 24 at St. Charles High School in Waldorf. The Expo includes the annual Science and History Fair student projects and showcases CCPS programs available for students. These programs include robotics, the system’s Code.org computer science partnership, Project Lead the Way, Career and Technology Education (CTE) offerings and more.  Awards were given in Read more…


For the past few months on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, a group of J.C. Parks Elementary School students has been staying after school to spend quality time with peers from their feeder high school – Henry E. Lackey. This is part of a pilot mentoring program launched this school year through the support of Parks Principal Greg Miller. He said it was a chance for his students and school to benefit from a supportive relationship with a neighboring school. Participants at Parks are selected by their teachers and are students who benefit from the extra resources, Miller said. The program Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a public work session at 6 p.m., Monday, March 26 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 Grading policy review Block scheduling Eligibility Adjournment About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with Read more…


Due to weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will open two hours late tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Staff will continue to monitor road conditions for any additional changes to tomorrow’s schedule. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff that follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled tomorrow. The AlphaBest program at all county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. Parents, staff and students should check in the morning for any additional changes to the school schedule. The school system will make any decision to alter the school schedule further Read more…


Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will be closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. There is a code red for staff who follow the code system.    Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656 for the latest school closing and Charles County Public Schools information.


Due to inclement weather forecasts, all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) afternoon and evening activities for Tuesday, March 20, 2018, are canceled. CCPS transportation staff will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions overnight. A decision about school on Wednesday will be made tomorrow morning by no later than 5 a.m. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656 for the latest up-to-date school closing and CCPS information. 

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