Month: March 2021


The Board of Education at its March 9 meeting recognized two annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) resolutions. The resolutions highlight Month of the Young Child and National Student Leadership Week. The Board votes annually to accept resolutions. CCPS celebrates Month of the Young Child annually in April. The national theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners. Month of the Young Child theme emphasizes that all children, regardless of their background, should be prepared and ready to learn when they start school. Board of Education Member Elizabeth Brown read the resolution on behalf of the Board. CCPS recognizes National Student Leadership Read more…


Phase 2 school bus routes for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students returning to in-person instruction on Monday, March 22, will be updated in ParentVue later today. This includes bus numbers, bus stop information as well as estimated pick-up and drop-off times for students. Transportation routes have only been established and assigned to Phase 2 students whose parents requested bus transportation for their child to and from school. Parents can locate this information in ParentVue, under the Student Information menu. When using ParentVue through a desktop computer or laptop, parents can scroll down to the bottom of the Student Information Read more…


Student actors at some of Charles County’s high schools are performing this spring in virtual/outdoor theatre productions. La Plata High School is offering several productions. Student actors will present a virtual one-act show, “The Radio Play Disaster,” starting March 26. The production will be available on demand for 24 hours through the Broadway on Demand platform. Interested viewers can contact Jennifer Joyner, La Plata theatre director, at jjoyner@ccboe.com for more information. Next month, La Plata will host an outdoor play, “Fahrenheit 451,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30 at the school. Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, seating will be Read more…


Registration for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) kindergarten begins Monday, March 29. Maryland law requires students entering kindergarten to be five years old by Sept. 1 in the school year in which the child is registered. To register a child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021. All registrations must be completed through the CCPS online registration system. At the time of registration, parents will need to know what elementary school their child is zoned to attend. School zones are based on a child’s physical home address. Read more…


The application window for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) 2021-2022 school year prekindergarten program opens Monday, March 29. Students must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, to be eligible for prekindergarten. Admission is based on criteria and guidelines set by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Admission to the prekindergarten program is not guaranteed. To complete the prekindergarten application, parents will need to know what elementary school their child is zoned to attend. School zones are based on a child’s physical home address. CCPS has a school locator program on its website. Parents can Read more…


Five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were recently named 2021 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars program recognizes students for high academic achievement, humanitarian qualities and community service. Honored this year as new Carson Scholars are Keith Battle, fifth grade, William A. Diggs Elementary School; Grant Cooper, fifth grade, Dr. James Craik Elementary School; Liliana Gordon, junior, North Point High School; Makenna Harrington, fourth grade, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; and Aurora Larkin, fifth grade, Billingsley Elementary School. As Carson Scholars, these students receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Carson Scholars are eligible for annual renewal of the scholarship as Read more…


The Board of Education at its March 9 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning. The recognition ceremony was held in a virtual format and featured pre-recorded introductions and recognitions from school principals. Honored were Bethany Berkowitz, Jennifer Malone, Janet Ryan, Carolyn Scott and Monica Strobel. Berkowitz is a career and technology education (CTE) business and computer teacher at Maurice J. McDonough High School. She has been Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students at its March 9 meeting. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Safety guidelines changed student and staff recognitions at Board meetings this school year to a virtual format. The recognition ceremony featured pre-recorded introductions and recognitions from school principals. Honored by the Board March 9 were Logan Boswell, Iris Golden, Tobi Ojo, Madison Owens and Ioana-Iris Pangratie. Boswell is a fifth-grade student at Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its Early Learning Launch virtual event on March 27. The event features two virtual workshops about school readiness skills. The workshops are ideal for parents of children who will start prekindergarten or kindergarten in August. Children must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, to be eligible for the prekindergarten application process. Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment. The first workshop, Countdown to Kindergarten, is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on March 27. This workshop is ideal for parents Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has set dates for high school Class of 2021 graduation events. High schools are in the process of coordinating graduation activities, but CCPS awaits further guidance from state and local officials about large, in-person events. The following schedule is set for June. Monday, June 7: Henry E. Lackey and Maurice J. McDonough high schools Wednesday, June 9: Thomas Stone and Westlake high schools Thursday, June 10: La Plata and St. Charles high schools Friday, June 11: North Point High School The CCPS Office of School Administration is working with high school principals to plan graduation Read more…

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