Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding a Town Hall and work session at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 in the boardroom at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Town Hall and work session will be televised live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website at ccboe.com and broadcast on Comcast Channel 96/Verizon FiOS Channel 12. The following is an agenda and is subject to change. Call to order – 6 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Town Hall/Work Session Overview of grading policy – 6 to 6:10 p.m. Town Hall on grading policy – 6:10 to Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its first Career and Technology Education (CTE) Career and Technology Student Exploration Showcase Oct. 29-30 at the College of Southern Maryland. The showcase is for current CCPS eighth graders; students attend during the day as part of a field trip. The showcase will introduce students to CTE programs available at all CCPS high schools. Current CTE majors are set to participate and talk with students about their program, scholarships available and future career opportunities. Students from all Charles County middle schools will visit between Oct. 29 and 30 as part of a scheduled Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs are supported by a Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). Each of the 30 CTE programs offered to CCPS students has a PAC, a group of community members with expertise in the content area. PAC members meet regularly with CCPS staff to review curriculum, program standards and course content to ensure instruction is meeting demands of industry needs. The overall goal of CTE PAC groups is to ensure students who complete at CTE program graduate ready for post-secondary education and employment. CCPS staff is currently seeking community members with experience and/or Read more…


Due to weather conditions and flooded roads in the area, all Charles County public schools will open two-hours late today, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The AlphaBest program at all county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. and the morning prekindergarten program is canceled for today. Call the Charles County Public Schools 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410 or 301-932-6656 for the latest school system updates.  


The Board of Education honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees at its Oct. 9 meeting for their dedication and commitment to teaching and learning, and for making a difference in the lives of students. Honored were Elizabeth Adams, a language arts teacher at General Smallwood Middle School; Sarah Kilikewich, a Reading Recovery teacher at J.P. Ryon Elementary School; Gwendolyn Todd, a high school resource teacher at Thomas Stone High School; and Natalie Wagner, a fifth-grade teacher at William A. Diggs Elementary School. Adams has been teaching with CCPS for the past 18 years, all of which she has Read more…


The Board of Education at its Oct. 9 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Cassidy Burch, Simon Dean, Julia Taboga and Evann Yake. Burch is a senior at Thomas Stone High School and was honored by the Board in the area of academic achievement. She is an honor-roll student and ranks among the top 10 in her class. She is dually enrolled at the College of Southern Maryland and maintains a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 4.3. When she graduates in June, Read more…


The Board of Education presented two resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and Education Association of Charles County (EACC) representatives at its Oct. 9 meeting. The following resolutions are presented annually: American Freedom Week; and American Education Week. CCPS celebrates American Freedom Week Nov. 11-17. During American Freedom Week, schools give special recognition to those who serve the country and those who gave their lives to preserve America’s freedom. Special activities take place in schools to honor and celebrate patriotism. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) Read more…


A rabbit-chasing girl, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle and an ambitious group of young adults yearning for the spotlight round out some of the fall high school productions happening soon at Charles County’s seven public high schools. First in the fall production season are shows from Henry E. Lackey and La Plata high schools. Student actors at Lackey will present “12 Angry Jurors” the weekend of Nov. 1-3, with a show time of 6:30 p.m. for all three dates. The show sets stage in a courtroom where a group of jurors is set to decide the fate Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are streamed live on the school system website at ccboe.com. Select the live streaming image posted on the front page to access the meeting. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to change. Executive session – 12 p.m.    Call to Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is asking the Board of Education to consider a grading change that would standardize the scale middle and high school teachers use to determine an “F” grade. Under consideration is the CCPS grading committee’s recommendation that the Board consider a 10-point scale, 50 to 59 percent, as the universal scale for an “F” at secondary schools. The Board wants feedback on the grading proposal. CCPS has developed a survey for use in gathering community input. The survey is posted at https://tinyurl.com/y9wm5p68. Responses are anonymous and the survey is open until Oct. 15. The Board will Read more…

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