Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is testing drinking water at schools, centers and office buildings for the presence of lead. The testing is not the result of any concerns with drinking water in Charles County schools. CCPS is conducting the testing to comply with a new state regulation, which was signed into law in May 2017, and requires all Maryland schools, public and nonpublic, served by public water to test for the presence of lead in all drinking water outlets. The new regulation requires the school system to test or re-test all water outlets used for consumption during a single Read more…


Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and Jason Stoddard, director of school safety and security for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), will present information and answer questions about school safety and security at a Town Hall meeting 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4 at North Point High School in Waldorf. The North Point Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) is sponsoring the countywide school safety and security Town Hall that is open to the public. The meeting is in the school’s staff development room. The meeting is set to end at 8 p.m. CCPS staff will address safety and security issues, and recent updates to Read more…


Kendall Cross, a fourth grader at Dr. James Craik Elementary School, loves to read and learn about math. Earlier this week, Cross was named Top Tiger at Craik, a recognition that honors students for demonstrating personal responsibility and respect. “Top Tiger is an awesome award. Your teacher nominates you for being respectful, responsible and ready to learn,” Cross said. Not only is Cross a role model for her peers at Craik, she is a role model for the community. She recently entered a contest called “Why is Charles County a great place to live?” offered to all Charles County Public Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is hosting a March 25 public Town Hall for teachers and certificated staff. The Town Hall is set for 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. in the staff development room of the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The following is the Town Hall format and is subject to change.  Call to order – 4:15 p.m.  Welcome – Board Chairman Virginia R. McGraw  Purpose – Board Vice Chairman Latina Wilson  Focus – What is working and not working regarding teacher workload  Adjournment – 5:45 p.m. The meeting is Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The meeting will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com, and on Comcast channel 96 and Verizon FiOS channel 12. The following is the meeting agenda and is subject to change: Call to order – 6 p.m. Work session Retreat follow up Adjournment About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Read more…


Fifty Charles County Destination Imagination teams advance to the state competition later this month after placing at the regional event hosted by Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) March 9. At regionals, 91 teams competed to solve one of six problems that challenge students to work together to apply creativity, use critical thinking skills and unique talents. Challenges are divided into three levels – elementary, middle and high school. There is also a non-competitive challenge for Rising Stars teams that include students in kindergarten through second grade. Teams that earn first- through fourth-place awards at regionals advance to the state event Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its History, Industry, Technology and Science Expo (HITS) this Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Charles High School in Waldorf. The Expo is a showcase of student work in the areas of science and history. The event also features hands-on activities and learning opportunities for students in areas such as science, history, career and technology education, engineering and more. Some of the activities attendees can participate in include escape room sessions, crafts, crime solving, making homemade ice cream, computer coding, robotics and archeology. Other presentations include live raptors from Read more…


The Board of Education at its March 13 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees for exemplary accomplishments, and a commitment to students and staff. Honored were Robert Castellano, Donna Fowler, Juliana Herscher, Jacob Terlecki and Rebecca Wheaton. Castellano, known as Chief C., is an instructor at Henry E. Lackey High School with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) program. He began his career with the school system in 2013 and is highly regarded among Lackey cadets. He prides himself on building meaningful relationships with students and is visible in the school, at events and Read more…


The Board of Education presented two resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its March 12 meeting. The Board votes annually to accept resolutions. The following resolutions were presented: Month of the Young Child; and National Student Leadership Week.             CCPS celebrates the Month of the Young Child annually in April. This year’s national theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners, which recognizes early learners, and that all children should enter school well prepared and ready to learn. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were J.P. Ryon Elementary School prekindergarten teacher Jaimee Post, prekindergarten student Christian Read more…


The Board of Education at its March 13 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for exemplary accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Lashauna Barbour, senior, Henry E. Lackey High School; Griffin Birmingham, fifth-grade student, T.C. Martin Elementary School; Amy Costa, fifth-grade student, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Lilibeth Pineda-Mendez, fourth-grade student, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; and Angelica Proctor, eighth-grade student, John Hanson Middle School. Barbour was honored before the Board in the area of academic achievement. She is currently ranked sixth among Lackey seniors in the Class of Read more…

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