Month: July 2018


The Charles County Department of Health is holding immunization clinics for children who need vaccines required to attend school. Maryland law requires students to have minimum immunization levels to attend school. Required vaccines depend on the age and grade level of the child and include DPT, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B, Hib, Prevnar, Tdap and meningococcal. For the 2018-19 school year, all students in kindergarten, first-, second-, third- and fourth-grades are required to have two doses of the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine. Students in seventh and eighth grades, as well as high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors, must Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will receive free breakfast during the coming school year, courtesy in part of funding provided by the Maryland Meals for Achievement program. Schools selected to participate during the 2018-19 school year are: C. Paul Barnhart, Dr. Gustavus Brown, Gale-Bailey, Indian Head, Arthur Middleton, J.C. Parks, J.P. Ryon, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy and Eva Turner elementary schools, John Hanson, General Smallwood and Benjamin Stoddert middle schools, and the F. B. Gwynn Educational Center.    The program is offered through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and provides funds that supplement federal Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will see an increased focus on literacy in the next couple of years thanks to a more than $2.7 million federal grant, one of the highest of its kind awarded in Maryland. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant aims to improve literacy — especially among students who are economically disadvantaged, have disabilities or are English language learners. While the program will benefit students of all abilities, the grant will fund efforts to boost Partnership for Research and Assessment for College and Careers (PARCC) test scores among groups of students whose have lagged behind their Read more…


Charles County Public Schools has released its open house schedule for the 2018-­19 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please call the specific school with questions about open house events. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, open house, Sept. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Berry, open house, Sept. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Dr. Gustavus Brown, open house, Sept. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Dr. James Craik, open house/back-to-school night, Sept. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; William A. Diggs, open house for prekindergarten through Grade 2, Sept. 20, 5 to 6 p.m., Read more…


Charles County Public Schools has released its student orientation schedule for the 2018-19 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions about orientation events should be directed to individual schools. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Berry, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 4 p.m.; Dr. Gustavus Brown, new student orientation, Aug. 30, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; Dr. James Craik, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; William A. Diggs, meet and greet, Aug. 29, 2 to 4 p.m.; Gale-Bailey, meet Read more…


Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill, along with other Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff, is hosting a school safety and security Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at St. Charles High School. The Town Hall begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium and is set to end at 8:30 p.m. CCPS staff members will address safety and security issues, recent changes to hiring practices, background checks for volunteers, technology, anonymous reporting and staff training. Following a brief presentation, staff will answer questions, take suggestions and hear comments. The Town Hall will stream live on the school system website, ccboe.com, Read more…

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