Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering additional meal bags at all curbside distribution sites starting Friday, Dec. 11. The extra meals will be handed out on Fridays to ensure children have meals for Saturday and Sunday. The meal bags will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for the weekend, and are free to all children ages 2 to 18. The items in the weekend meal bags will include more frozen and shelf stable items than the meal bags given out during the week. The two additional bags will be available on Dec. 11 and 18, and Tuesday, Dec. Read more…


A family internet center at T.C. Martin Elementary School will open Tuesday, Dec. 1, to aid students in virtual learning. Hours for the Martin internet center are 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Martin location is one of four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) schools to provide indoor internet. Other sites are at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy elementary schools, and Henry E. Lackey High School. Family internet centers provide WiFi to students in need of the resource to complete their schoolwork. Lackey and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy family internet center hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Read more…


John Childers, a La Plata High School social studies teacher, has been named 2019-20 Coach of the Year for baseball by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The NFHS honors a Coach of the Year in the top 10 girls sports and 10 boys sports each year. While the high school baseball season was not played due to safety and health precautions in place to slow the spread COVID-19, Childers credits his team — of coaches, players and their families — for helping him secure the title of Coach of the Year. “I look at it as Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is expanding operating hours at its 17 meal distribution sites starting Monday, Nov. 30. Meal sites will be open for curbside distribution Monday through Friday from 7 to 8 a.m., and from 10:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. Meals remain free to children ages 2 to 18 through the end of the 2020-21 school year in June. There is no meal service, including mobile meals, on days when students are not in school. Meal sites will be closed during the Thanksgiving break from Nov. 25 to 27, and for winter break from Dec. 23 to Jan. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is getting high marks on the Maryland School Breakfast Report Card. Maryland Hunger Solutions, a nonprofit that promotes nutrition outreach, recently released its annual breakfast report card. For school year 2019, CCPS earned an A-, bringing its grade up from a B+ in 2018. The state average on the report card is a C, according to Maryland Hunger Solutions. “The Food and Nutrition Services department knows how important breakfast is to so many of our students, and we work very closely with all of our schools to offer breakfast at convenient times, where students are Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) partners with Special Olympics Maryland to provide the Young Athletes At-Home Program (YAP), introducing children ages 2 to 7 to basic sports skills like running, kicking and throwing. The program is typically offered to children in special populations with and without intellectual disabilities who are in prekindergarten and enrolled in early intervention programs. This year, CCPS is offering the virtual program to all young children and their families who want to improve gross motor movement and skill development. The skills are instrumental to early childhood physical development. The Young Athletes At-Home Program blends sports and Read more…


The Board of Education at its Nov. 10 meeting honored four 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. Honored were Melissa Bridegum of Mary B. Neal Elementary School, Holly Dolan of North Point High School, Margaret Grove of Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School and Amanda Jones of Mattawoman Middle School. Bridegum is a second-grade teacher at Neal where she works particularly well with students who have special needs. She is Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) parents, guardians and caregivers recently attended a virtual Internet Safety Awareness presentation sponsored by the CCPS Department of Student Services.  Joseph Dugan, internet safety specialist with the Maryland State Police and a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, provided information on the dangers children may face on the internet and digital world. He shared recommendations on how families can protect their children and become more involved in their children’s use of technology. Finding the information valuable, parents requested similar presentations tailored for children. Participants viewed “Childhood 2.0” before the webinar, a documentary that interviews parents, children and industry-leading experts in child safety and development. It examines real-life issues facing young people today — Read more…


The 2020 Virtual Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) is Oct. 26 to 30 and is open to all high school students. The campaign’s goal is to provide hands-on assistance in filling out a college application and becoming familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion process. The MCAC ensures that each participating student submits at least one postsecondary application. Each high school college and career advisor is sending seniors a checklist with links and additional resources for filling out applications. The checklist includes search tools, links to college testing information and financial aid information. Throughout the week, the Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annually honors outstanding support services personnel in the areas of maintenance, information technology, secretary, central office support, food service, building services and instructional assistant. 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 2020 include Gary Cook, a building controls system technician in the CCPS maintenance shop; Richard Day, a computer analyst III at North Point High School; Carol Jewell, secretary to the principal at North Point; Annemarie Murphy, secretary to the assistants in school administration at the Starkey Read more…

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