Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


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…


The Board of Education is holding its first middle school redistricting meeting on Monday, Oct. 26 to provide information about the process of developing new middle school attendance zones. Staff members will explain the redistricting timeline, committee selection process, how alternatives will be created and provide opportunities for community input. The meeting is virtual through Zoom at 6 p.m. Oct. 26, and broadcast live at ccboe.com and on YouTube. A question/answer period will follow the presentation. The middle school redistricting committee has not yet developed alternatives or proposals. Committee work begins following the Oct. 26 public meeting. The redistricting committee’s Read more…


The Board of Education at its Oct. 13 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 a commitment to teaching and learning. Safety guidelines currently in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have altered the in-person format of Board meetings. Recognitions for October are pre-taped with principals offering recorded remarks that were shown during the livestream of the meeting. Honored were Traci Blakeley, Ronald Douglas II, Alexandra Eichel, Renee Hamilton and Stephanie Lloyd. Read more…


Thomas Stone High School was named a 2019 School of Excellence by the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) through the ACT Center for Equity in Learning.   The ACAC strives to increase the number of first-generation college students and students from low-income families pursuing a college degree and other higher education opportunities. The campaign selects School of Excellence award recipients based on student success, being an exemplary model for a state’s application campaign and timely submission of data, according to information provided by the ACAC. This is the first year for the ACAC School of Excellence awards and will become Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for a few good people to serve on its middle school redistricting committee. The school system will select 11 parents to serve on the committee — two elementary, one high school and eight from the middle schools. Additionally, the Board of Education will select three community members for the committee, which also includes principals, county government planners and CCPS staff. The school system is starting a comprehensive middle school redistricting process that could change attendance zones at each of the county’s eight schools. The redistricting will coincide with the completion of construction, renovations Read more…


The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on professions that often don’t get to center stage. In the wake of closures and lockdowns, governors around the country deemed food service workers, healthcare providers, service industry employees and others “essential employees.” Key workers provide services that focus on health and safety. One of the critical jobs was building cleaning and maintenance — Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has about 265 building service workers who are responsible for making sure schools and facilities are clean, sanitary and ready for reopening. Oct. 2 is nationally known as National Custodial Workers Recognition Day — CCPS Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is adding a free dinner meal and snack to its meal bags that already include a breakfast kit and lunch for all children 2 to 18. The additional meals will be distributed starting Oct. 5 at the school system’s 17 meal sites. Parents picking up meals without their child present will need to show proof of a child’s age — like a student identification badge or copy of a report card. If the child is not or not yet enrolled in CCPS, and is not present during pickup, the parent must show documentation of the Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Charles County Department of Health are collaborating to offer required vaccinations for students at no cost. Maryland law requires students to have up-to-date immunizations, but with some physician’s offices having altered schedules in effect to slow the spread of COVID-19, some students may not have received vaccinations yet. Sites will be set up at four CCPS schools with vaccines offered for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis B, Tdap and MCV4, the meningitis vaccine. Students entering Grade 7 must have record of both a Tdap and meningococcal vaccine on file with Read more…

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