Month: June 2021


Michael Hoffman, a Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) vice principal, has been named principal at Mt Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. His appointment is effective July 1, 2021. Hoffman is currently a vice principal at Billingsley Elementary School and was set to transfer to J.P. Ryon Elementary School July 1. Hoffman replaces Nancy Seifert, who was appointed principal at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy in 2019. Seifert was reassigned and will serve as a vice principal at J.P. Ryon for the coming school year. Hoffman was named vice principal of Billingsley when the school opened in 2019. Prior to serving the Billingsley community, Hoffman was Read more…


Dr. Maria Navarro, an education consultant and longtime Maryland educator, is the next superintendent of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). The Board of Education today announced the appointment of Navarro, who begins her term July 1. Navarro’s term follows that of Dr. Kimberly Hill, who retires at the end of this month after two terms as superintendent and a 35-year career with CCPS. As the next superintendent of Charles County Public Schools, Navarro brings nearly 25 years of educational and leadership experience to the school system. Navarro said she is excited to lead Charles County Public Schools as the next Read more…


Superintendent Kimberly A. Hill announced today that Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) buildings and offices will be closed on June 18 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Tomorrow is a holiday for all CCPS employees. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free, according to an article from the National Museum of African American History & Culture.  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 Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is planning for the return of in-person learning for all students this fall. The first day of school for students for the 2021-2022 school year is Monday, Aug. 30. CCPS will move forward with a traditional school year for all students. This includes a return to five days of in-person instruction for all students, prekindergarten through Grade 12. Last month, CCPS instructional leaders presented to the Board of Education a return to learning plan for the school system. The plans include a continued focus on providing every student with an electronic learning device, enhanced sanitation Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, to vote on the appointment of Dr. Maria Navarro as the next Superintendent of Schools. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will stream the meeting live on the school system website, ccboe.com, and air on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Fios Channel 12. Prior to the public meeting at 5 p.m., Board members plan to meet in executive session at 4:45 p.m. The Board is meeting at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata.  About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an executive session on Tuesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. 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 education that builds Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an executive session on Thursday, June 10, at noon at the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. 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 education that builds character, equips for leadership Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is providing a parent/guardian support clinic to families this summer. Starting June 21, parents of children enrolled in CCPS can make an appointment for a one-hour consultation to discuss the social, emotional and behavioral needs of their child. Consultations will be virtual with a CCPS school psychologist, school counselor, and/or a pupil personnel worker. In-person meetings will be offered on a limited basis. Appointments will be scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 21 through Aug. 13. To make an appointment, call 301-392-7507 or email Beila Lugo, Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting a virtual summer math boot camp for students entering sixth grade this fall. The boot camp is only for students registered for 6A math for the 2021-2022 school year. The camp will run July 12 through July 23, Monday through Friday, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Students enrolled in the camp will learn about content and skills, and gain knowledge to help them be successful in sixth-grade math.  The registration form is available here. Space is available for 50 students. Parents with questions can call Maureen Cassidy, specialist in mathematics for CCPS, at Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annually honors outstanding support services personnel in the areas of information technology, central office support, instructional assistant, food service, maintenance, secretary and building services. The awards program was established to recognize the roles support personnel have in maintaining the effective and efficient operations of the school system. Honorees for 2021 include Juan Gilmer, a computer analyst at Berry Elementary School and Mattawoman Middle School; Kyle Graves, video production specialist, Annex II; Stephanie Jackson, reading intervention instructional assistant at William A. Diggs Elementary School; Victoria Langley, food and nutrition service manager at J.C. Parks Elementary School; Read more…

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