Month: November 2018


When elementary school safety patrols put on their safety green belts and sashes, they represent more than themselves, Superintendent Kimberly Hill said during an induction ceremony Nov. 2 at Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School. “You represent student leadership,” Hill said.   “Those of you who have decided to serve, you are a big part of what we need to keep schools safe,” said Jason Stoddard, director of school safety and security. Susie Davis, Jenifer’s technology facilitator and safety patrol coordinator, said the patrols work corroboratively and celebrate each other’s successes. “This group of students has become an integrated Read more…


School administrators, teachers and counselors can now submit student nominations for the Carson Scholars Fund. The Carson Scholars Fund each year recognizes students for academic achievement, humanitarian qualities and community service. Each selected recipient receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Recipients are eligible for an annual renewal as long as they maintain high academic standards and a commitment to their communities. The nomination deadline is Dec. 14. Schools who have not nominated a student for the scholarship program in the past must request an application form from the program. Following the nomination process, application materials are due by Jan. 9 and Read more…


WTOP, a local news radio outlet, is holding a Junior Reporter Contest. Three Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students are among the contestants vying for a WTOP feature and tour of the station’s studio. The winners also receive $500 for themselves and $1,000 for their school. CCPS students in the semifinals are Jai’Varn Hatton, a fourth grader at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Brianna High, a junior at La Plata High School, and Kaitlyn Moyer, a fifth grader at William A. Diggs Elementary School. The contestant categories are divided by grade levels — elementary, middle and high. Voting is open through Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted a two-day Career and Technology Education (CTE) Showcase on Oct. 29-30. Participating in the showcase were more than 2,100 eighth graders who attended during the school day to learn about available high school CTE programs. Attendees learned about CTE opportunities from CCPS students currently enrolled in the programs. Presenters included CTE students from all seven high schools, as well as students who attend the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. The showcase was held at the La Plata campus of the College of Southern Maryland and was split into two sections: a staff presentation portion Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for nominees for its annual Principal of the Year award. The award honors exemplary leaders for not only their leadership, but for their commitment to providing an exceptional learning environment for students. The principal chosen for the honor will also represent CCPS as the county finalist for the Washington Post Principal of the Year award. Each year, the Post selects an overall award recipient for its Principal of the Year award from among finalists in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Principals can be nominated by staff, students, parents, colleagues or community members, but Read more…

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