Month: May 2019


Pamela Jones has been teaching adult education classes at the Charles County Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) for the past four and a half years. She works with a variety of students in areas such as math, language arts, science and social studies. Jones’ goal is to see each of her students receive a high school diploma. Jones’ colleagues see her hard work and commitment to LLC students daily. They refer to her as someone who will work tirelessly with a person to achieve their goals, and her students think she is outstanding. Ardene Moses refers to “Ms. Pam” as amazing. Read more…


Middle school boys hit the ground running on May 3 for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) track meet held at Westlake High School. Overall team rankings for the event are as follows. Sixth grade  Milton M. Somers Middle School, first place; Piccowaxen Middle School, second place; and Matthew Henson Middle School, third place Seventh grade Piccowaxen, first place; Theodore G. Davis Middle School, second place; and John Hanson Middle School, third place Eighth grade Somers, first place; Mattawoman Middle School, second place; and Piccowaxen, third place The final results for sixth grade include: 100-meter dash Mickey Green, first place, Read more…


Middle school girls were off to the races May 1 for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) track meet held at Westlake High School. Overall, in first place were the sixth-grade team from Milton M. Somers Middle School, the seventh-grade team from Piccowaxen Middle School and the eighth-grade team from John Hanson Middle School. Placing second overall were the sixth-grade team from Piccowaxen, the seventh-grade team from Theodore G. Davis Middle School and Piccowaxen’s eighth-grade team. In third place were the sixth-grade team from Davis, the seventh-grade team from Somers and the eighth-grade team from Somers. The final results for Read more…


School has always been a place where Kathy Perriello feels comfortable. “I had wonderful experiences at school, wonderful teachers and administrators,” she said. “School was always a good place for me.” Perriello was recently named the 2019 Charles County Principal of the Year and a finalist in the Washington Post’s Principal of the Year program. It’s the latest milestone in a career that started after Perriello graduated from Towson State University with a degree in Spanish and secondary education. After earning a Bachelor of Arts, she received a call from the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) office of human resources Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students recently earned national honors in the Junior American Citizens Contest, sponsored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The organization includes a Junior American Citizens Committee, which supports contests for children that promote patriotic development. The Junior American Citizens Contest is open to students in prekindergarten through Grade 12. Entries range from banners, poems and posters to short stories and stamp designs. The 2018-19 theme was “The 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing – America’s Great Move Forward in Exploration and Technology.” Entries are judged first at the local level, Read more…


The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Maryland Green School program recently named Henry E. Lackey High School as a 2019 Maryland Green School. Lackey completed a two-year application process earlier this year to achieve Green School certification.   To become certified, schools must demonstrate a continuous effort to enhance environmental learning. These efforts include the integration of sustainable best management practices and environmental issues into class activities and instruction, and professional development opportunities for staff. Schools must also demonstrate conservation practices and evidence of existing community partnerships that help enhance environmental learning. Lackey joins several other Charles Read more…


The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Summer school program begins July 9 for students at St. Charles High School. New this year is a required online registration process through ParentVue. The online registration window opens June 3 and closes June 25. In order to register a child for a summer school course, parents must have an active ParentVue account. Enrollment in any summer school course is on a first come, first-served basis. CCPS does not provide transportation for summer school.  Registration information  To register a student for a summer school course, parents must first login to an existing ParentVue account. Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, May 14 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and student and staff recognition starts at 4:15 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12 and is rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. Executive session – 11 a.m.   Call to order – 1 p.m. Read more…


Lunch on Us is a free summer lunch program for children ages 18 and younger who live in Charles County. Lunches are served Monday through Friday at various times and locations from June 24 to Aug. 16. Lunches must be eaten on site, and no lunches are served Thursday, July 4. Visit https://www.ccboe.com/ss/summer-meals/ for more information. Hot lunches will be served at the following locations: Henry E. Lackey High School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Indian Head Elementary School, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (this site is closed July 1-12 for building maintenance) J. P. Ryon Elementary School, 11:30 a.m. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is partnering with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to provide summer camps for students. The camps are run by CCPS School Resource Officers, include lunch and are free for students. Space is limited and registration is required. The following are available camps; space is limited and parents must register for each camp. Parents will be notified if their child is selected for a camp.  CCSO Football Camp The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 2019 Football Camp June 17 and June 18 at North Point High School. The camp runs 8 a.m. to Read more…

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