Month: May 2021


Superintendent Kimberly Hill today announced the appointment of three new school principals, six vice principal appointments and six vice principal transfers. Schools affected by principal changes are Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, Piccowaxen Middle School and Maurice J. McDonough High School. The Superintendent did not recommend any principal transfers for the upcoming school year. New principal appointments are: Shannon Finnegan, vice principal at Higdon, will move to the principal position at the school. She is replacing Principal Kathy Morgan who is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Wualanda Thenstead will be principal at Piccowaxen. Ms. Thenstead Read more…


  Seven members of the Class of 1969, or their representatives, will receive their original high school diplomas and the Board of Education will recognize 15 other former students whose distribution of diplomas was disrupted following a civil rights protest at La Plata High School. The Board of Education of Charles County on June 10 will celebrate the members of the Class of 1969 who were instrumental in changing the way La Plata High School selected its Majorettes and Warriorettes. The students were protesting the method of selecting squad members, which they felt was unjust. The students led a sit-in/walk-out Read more…


St. Charles High School seniors were honored today in the first Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) graduation ceremony. Held at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, the ceremony was the first of seven planned for the next week in a new outdoor format. A total of 296 Spartan seniors crossed a stage set up on the stadium field and received their diplomas today. “This past year, as we all know, has been one like no other. Then it hit me, what I need you to hear – that your experience – more so than any other group – truly has been Read more…


The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Class of 2021 will be honored this week during outdoor graduation ceremonies set for May 28 and June 1-3 at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. The Class of 2021 is the first graduating class to participate in outdoor graduation ceremonies at the stadium. In prior years, seniors graduated in ceremonies planned for the Convocation Center at North Point High School. Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, CCPS was excited to offer an outdoor opportunity for graduating seniors this year. The Class of 2021 includes 2,007 graduates who earned a record number of scholarship Read more…


La Plata High School junior Ian Herd has spent the 2020-21 school year advocating for students. As the current Student Member of the Charles County Board of Education, Herd has weighed in on Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) programs and policies for the past year. He is passionate about government and politics, but most importantly ensuring the voices of students are heard. Herd was recently voted by his peers to serve in the role again for the 2021-2022 school year. He is the first CCPS student in almost 20 years to serve in the role for two consecutive years. He Read more…


A St. Charles High School graduate will be heading to Harvard University in the fall, and among her many honors is a National Merit Scholarship. Evangeline Gilmer, who is set to graduate third in her class at St. Charles’s ceremony on Friday, May 28, was named one of 7,500 winners of the $2,500 scholarship. Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. screens about 1.5 million qualifying students. Of those, only about 16,000 students will be named semifinalists based on their PSAT scores and other achievements. Earlier this year, Gilmer said she was honored to be a semifinalist for the scholarship. Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students competed in the Maryland History Day virtual event held earlier this month after placing at the local event. Three students received special awards for their project entries. Lauren Compton, an eighth grader at Piccowaxen Middle School, received the George Washington Leadership Award by Mount Vernon for her project, “The Culper Spy Ring.” Compton advanced to the state virtual event after earning first place in the junior division of the individual website category at the Charles County virtual event. North Point High School juniors Blythe McCammon and Kelsey Njembu received the Michael E. Patten Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an executive session on Friday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. following the St. Charles High School graduation at Regency Furniture Stadium. The Board will meet at the stadium. Executive sessions are closed to the public as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Sections 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article.  About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality Read more…


The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) curbside meal program continues through the end of the 2020-21 school year. The last day for curbside meals at participating school sites is Wednesday, June 16. Wednesday, June 16, is the last day of school for CCPS students. The following are updates to the curbside meals program. The site at St. Charles High School is closed May 28, and June 1-3 to accommodate parking for CCPS high school graduations. All curbside sites are closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. In-school service of breakfast, lunch, and take-home snack and dinner bags will continue through Read more…


  Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) recently partnered with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to participate in a voluntary free weekly COVID-19 screening program for students and staff. This is a pilot program in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide increased testing resources to schools. Participation in the program will help CCPS plan for a full and safe reopening in August for the 2021-2022 school year. Five schools are piloting the program starting Monday, May 24. The pilot schools are: St. Charles High School Henry Read more…

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,656 other subscribers

Archive