Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Three Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) unified track teams earned first place at the 2019 State Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Invitational held May 14-15 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Teams from La Plata, North Point and Thomas Stone high schools earned first place in their respective divisions of the tournament. The La Plata team earned first place with 124 points in session II, division I of the event. Athletes compete in different sessions and divisions during the tournament based on team size and event. The team from North Point combined with the Stone Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) teams earned top awards at the state event held May 18 at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. The following teams earned awards at the state competition. Elementary level Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, first place, Basswood Bridge C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, first place, Interactive Game Design with Scratch William A. Diggs Elementary School, second place, Wearable Technology Diggs, second place, Interactive Game Design with Scratch Middle-school level General Smallwood Middle School, first place, Wearable Technology Piccowaxen Middle School, first place, Interactive Game Design with Alice Piccowaxen, third Read more…


Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced the appointment of five new principals, three principal transfers, eight vice principal appointments and 15 vice principal transfers for the 2019-20 school year. New principal appointments include: Todd Wonderling from vice principal at Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School to principal at T.C. Martin Elementary School. Melinda Johnson, chief academic officer at Marion P. Thomas Charter School, to principal of J.P. Ryon Elementary School. Gary Lesko from vice principal at Mattawoman Middle School to principal of Eva Turner Elementary School. Erica Williams from vice principal at Milton M. Somers Middle School to principal of Benjamin Stoddert Middle Read more…


Superintendent Kimberly Hill has announced the creation of an advisory board for the Fresh Start Academy. The board, Hill said, will give the community an opportunity to offer input and feedback on the Fresh Start Academy programs, policies and practices.   The Fresh Start Academy Advisory Board will consist of one community member recommended by each of the organizations listed below. All advisory board members must be residents of Charles County who do not currently hold a public office.   Charles County Board of Commissioners Charles County Board of Education Charles County Delegation Charles County Branch of NAACP Center for Children Education Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a 6 p.m. work session on Monday, May 20 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The work session will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com, and broadcast on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12. The following is an agenda and is subject to change. Executive session may be closed to the public as permitted by State Government Article 10-508 (a). Executive session – 5 p.m.   Call to order – 6 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Public Forum Work Session FY 2020 Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeking feedback from parents about the school system and its 36 schools. A confidential Schools Making a Difference, also known as SMAD, survey was launched today to gather parental input about schools. The survey is posted on the CCPS website, ccboe.com, under the What’s New section of the main homepage. The survey is available until June 12 and can also be accessed directly here. A Spanish version is posted under What’s New and can be accessed directly here. Parents can complete the survey on a computer or mobile device. Parents with more than one Read more…


The Board of Education at its May 14 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their contributions to students and the school system. Honored were Julie Glorioso, Melissa Palmer, Corey Specht and Kimberly Stackhouse-Isaac. Glorioso is a special education teacher at Mary B. Neal Elementary School. She has been teaching at Neal for the past 11 school years and has a passion for working with students in need of extra assistance. Recently, Glorioso collaborated with her colleagues to create a smaller classroom for student interventions. She helped to transform the space into a nurturing and safe Read more…


The Board of Education at its May 14 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Danny Beverly Jr., Mariah Carter, Tyrone Hudson Jr. and Terra Newcamp. Beverly is a senior at North Point High School and was honored by the Board in the area of academic achievement. He is enrolled in the electrical construction Career and Technology Education (CTE) program. He has completed certification requirements through the National Center for Construction Education and Research in both the construction core and electrical level I Read more…


Seventeen Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were honored May 14 with Ruth Ann Hall Champion Scholar Awards. The Board of Education and the Education Association of Charles County (EACC) presented the awards to the students at the Board of Education meeting. The awards program is for students at the middle-school level and recognizes honorees for a commitment to academics, classroom improvement and modeling positive behavior. School administrators and teachers nominate students for the awards program. The following students were honored. Deonta Greer, sixth grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; Nicholas Fink-Mellerson, seventh grade, Davis; Jaylen Chisley, eighth grade, Davis; Read more…


Thomas Stone High School junior DeJuan Woods is not only preparing for Advanced Placement (AP) exams and researching colleges, he is preparing to take on a new role next month: Student Member to the Board of Education of Charles County. Woods was selected by a group of his peers to serve as the Student Member to the Board for the 2019-20 school year. He will be sworn in at the Board’s June 11 meeting. Woods said he is excited for the chance to give students a voice. “I look forward to connecting with more students. To give a voice to Read more…

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