Category: Press Releases


Three Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) physical education (PE) teachers were recently honored by SHAPE Maryland, an organization that promotes and supports health and wellness. The state chapter of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) named Michelle Ignaszewski of the F.B. Gwynn Educational Center as Maryland’s Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Brittany Aley of Benjamin Stoddert Middle School and Diana Gyuras of Billingsley Elementary School each received the Simon McNeely Award given to those for outstanding teaching and service in health, physical education, recreation or dance. SHAPE Maryland recently held a convention in Ocean City that Read more…

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The Board of Education at its Dec. 10 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to student success and support of the school system. Honored by the Board were Cynthia Asimenios, Linda Breitinger, Charles Ford, Catherine Graff and Scott Shuttleworth. Asimenios is a special education instructional assistant at Indian Head Elementary School. She has worked at Indian Head for the past 13 years and is well known among her colleagues as a valuable team member. She goes above and beyond to support both students and staff. This year, Asimenios is overseeing the sensory room Read more…

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The Board of Education of Charles County honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students during its Dec. 10 meeting. Each month, the Board honors students chosen by their school principals who demonstrate academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness. Honored by the Board were Suki Aumavae, Genesis Rodriguez Batalla, Quinten Echard, Emmaline Ogungbesan and Genesis Zelaya Villalobos. Aumavae is an eighth-grade student at Theodore G. Davis Middle School and was recognized by the Board for accomplishments in the area of personal responsibility. She is a straight A student and is well known among her peers as a role model. Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) holds toddler playgroups for children who are 18 months to 4 years old and live in Charles County. The playgroups engage young children in hands-on play, story time and activities designed to prepare them to enter school. The playgroups are held at Walter J. Mitchell, J.P. Ryon, Arthur Middleton and Indian Head elementary schools. The following is a list of times and dates for each location: Mitchell — playgroups are held Tuesdays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 7, 14 and 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and March 3, 10, 17, 24 Read more…

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The La Plata High School It’s Academic team earned the title of Charles County competition winner in the annual regional event held Dec. 4. The three-member team of Captain Tanner Wyant, Jenna Burtch and Margaret Stine won with a score of 280 points in the championship round against teams from St. Charles and Westlake high schools. The Westlake team earned second place, followed by St. Charles in third place. The team from La Plata also includes students Samantha Yorio (alternate), Liliana Adamo, Aubrey Alexander, Michelle Ameyaw, William Anderson, Savanna Crooks, Ashton Gordon, Jordan Harris, Connor Keech, Brandon Luton, Madelyn Nicholl, Read more…

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Thirty-four of Charles County’s 36 public schools rated on the 2019 Maryland Report Card received 3, 4 or 5 stars, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). MSDE released its new accountability report card today, providing information on every county and school in the state. The report card measures the success of schools and identifies areas for improvement. Data included is from the 2018-19 school year.  “The Maryland Report Card is one of multiple data sources we use to guide ongoing improvement and academic success. We use the data to help our students prepare Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for volunteers interested in helping with VEX Robotics events. Dates and events include a Dec. 14 robotics scrimmage, the Feb. 1 middle school competition and the Feb. 15 high school competition. All events are set to take place at Theodore G. Davis Middle School in Waldorf. As part of the VEX Robotics program students design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts are incorporated into the program. Students learn lifelong skills such as teamwork and leadership. Tournaments are held at Read more…

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The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 10 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 is rebroadcast throughout the week. Board meetings are also streamed live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. Click on the middle of the main page to start the live stream. The following agenda is tentative and subject to change. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call to order Read more…

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Students at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center are holding a coat drive until January. Organized by members of the center’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and SkillsUSA, the coats collected for men, women and children will be donated to St. Mary Church, Newport. New and gently worn coats can be dropped off at Stethem between 7:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Visitors must show identification to enter the school and can leave the coats with office staff. Stethem houses a giving closet to help those in need year around. During the holidays, Read more…

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The annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) It’s Academic tournament is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 at St. Charles High School. Teams from the seven high schools will compete in rounds and answer questions in a quiz-style format. Topics range from history, literature, science, math and mythology to sports and current events.            The tournament will air live on the CCPS website at ccboe.com, starting at 6 p.m. The first-place team from Wednesday’s event will compete against St. Albans and Stone Bridge high schools in a match set to air April 4 on NBC4. The second-place team earns a spot to Read more…

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