Month: May 2019


The Thomas Stone High School Class of 2019 marched with Cougar pride during the start of the school’s graduation ceremony held tonight at the Charles County Convocation Center in Waldorf. A total of 260 students received their diplomas today and took the first step toward their future as high school graduates. The Cougar Class of 2019 was led by valedictorian William Runyon and salutatorian Chloe Cooke. Runyon plans to attend Georgia State University in the fall to study computer science and philosophy. He encouraged his fellow graduates to choose wisely and never give up. “So choose wisely. Push yourself. Never Read more…


Family and friends celebrated 260 graduates of La Plata High School May 31 when the Class of 2019 turned their tassels from right to left. Ready to enter “the real world,” class leaders urged their peers to remember the good times while honoring — but not being locked — in the past. “Now as we embark on the next chapter of our lives, we must find the balance,” said Aashka Patel, the class salutatorian. “The happy memories of our past 13 years will guide us through difficult times.” Sharing in today’s ceremony were Janice Johnson Greenfield and Randy Ferdinand Martin, Read more…


For the 320 members of the St. Charles High School Class of 2019, today marked the first day of the rest of their adult lives. They graduated today in a ceremony in which school pride and respect for each other was on full display. From smiles seen on the faces of graduates, to the pep in the step of some students as they marched in to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, the Spartan Class of 2019 is ready for their future. Class valedictorian is Stephen Duranske, a straight-A student who plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park Read more…


The 392 seniors in the North Point High School Class of 2019 graduated tonight in a ceremony that celebrated the accomplishments, successes and future plans of its graduating class. They started the night as high school seniors and left the Charles County Convocation Center as the first high school graduating class of 2019.   Each graduate was celebrated during the program, from academic award winners and scholars to athletes and students who overcame challenges in order to walk the stage tonight to get their diplomas. Leading the ceremony were class leaders and student government officers who shared a common theme for the night Read more…


The Graduation ceremonies for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Class of 2019 are May 30-31 and June 1 at the Charles County Convocation Center located at North Point High School. The following is a schedule of ceremonies. May 30 North Point High School, 7 p.m. May 31 St. Charles High School, 9 a.m. La Plata High School, 2 p.m. Thomas Stone High School, 7 p.m. June 1 Westlake High School, 9 a.m. Henry E. Lackey High School, 2 p.m. Maurice J. McDonough High School, 7 p.m. All guests attending graduation must have a ticket to attend and should plan Read more…


The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Class of 2019 is ready to take center stage during high school graduation ceremonies set to take place May 30-31 and June 1 at the Charles County Convocation Center. This year’s graduating class features 1,997 students receiving either a diploma or certificate and a record number of scholarship offers totaling nearly $120 million. Class of 2019 valedictorians and salutatorians were announced earlier this week and represent the top academic achievers among graduates at each school. These positions are determined by student grade-point averages. The Class of 2019 earned a total number of $119,857,363 in Read more…


Chances are if you hire a local HVAC, known as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, company to service equipment in your home, you may encounter a Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) graduate. With a specialized HVAC program at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, students get hands-on training and access to certification exams and courses before they graduate. In the past five years, program enrollment has increased with an average of about 10 seniors graduating annually. The program is ideal for students who like to learn by doing and desire to join the workforce immediately upon graduation. Most graduate as Read more…


The day after Asante Ma’at graduates North Point High School on May 30, “When They See Us” debuts on Netflix. The limited series tells the story of who the media dubbed the Central Park 5 — five teens wrongfully convicted for the rape and assault on a female jogger April 19, 1989, in New York City’s Central Park. Ma’at —professionally known as Asante Blackk — portrays Kevin Richardson, who was 14 when he was arrested and charged following a police investigation that at best could be called lacking and at worst be described as criminal. The five spent six to Read more…


Pam Jenkins, the pupil personnel worker at Milton M. Somers Middle School, believes in building relationships with students and their families. “I heard a quote once at a conference, ‘Relationships heal what relationships harm,’” Jenkins said. “A lot of children have had traumatic experiences or relationships with adults or other children that have created some form of harm. The only way you’re going to get them the help they need is to build a relationship. I can’t control the relationships they have with other people, but I can control the relationship they have with me.” Jenkins was named the Maryland Read more…


Three Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) unified track teams earned first place at the 2019 State Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Invitational held May 14-15 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Teams from La Plata, North Point and Thomas Stone high schools earned first place in their respective divisions of the tournament. The La Plata team earned first place with 124 points in session II, division I of the event. Athletes compete in different sessions and divisions during the tournament based on team size and event. The team from North Point combined with the Stone Read more…

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