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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has partnered with the Charles County Department of Health to host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5 and older at area schools. Registration for the below clinics is available at https://charlescountycovid.org/vaccine-registration/. The clinics will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and take place in either the listed school’s gymnasium or cafeteria. CCPS does not require any student or staff member to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Families can register children ages 5 and older for the following clinics. Monday, Nov. 15, 4 to 8 p.m., Matthew Henson Middle School, 3535 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) launched a COVID-19 interactive data dashboard on the school system website today, Friday, Nov. 12, at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/covid-19-dashboard. The dashboard features data on positive COVID-19 cases reported to CCPS from students and staff since the start of the 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30. Data includes cases reported to CCPS with a lab-confirmed positive result and is updated weekly on Fridays. Dashboard users can view data by date and school, center or CCPS building. COVID-19 data is based upon the date the positive case was reported to CCPS. The information only reflects the raw number of Read more…

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The Board of Education of Charles County met Nov. 9, 2021, for its regular meeting. A complete meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at www.ccboe.com and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/videos.  Important meeting updates 2021 Independent Financial Audit Assistant Superintendent of Fiscal Services Karen Acton provided an update on the fiscal year 2021 independent financial audit. William Early Jr., Principal with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, shared with the Board that the results of the audit were favorable for CCPS with no findings. Mr. Early also explained fund balance Read more…

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“Historical” said Mikah Seger, goalkeeper for Henry E. Lackey High School’s boys’ varsity soccer team, when asked to describe this past season. Seger, a senior is invited to play in the 11th annual boy’s All-American soccer game after a phenomenal 2021-2022 senior season. The High School All-American (HSAA) soccer team is a program that selects the 44 top seniors in the nation and five of the nation’s elite coaches from the former fall season. The 11th annual High School All-American game is scheduled to take place on Dec. 11, in Knoxville, Tenn. Many of the players have committed to top Read more…

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The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Department of Student Services will host virtual parent and caregiver workshops on Nov. 16 and 17. All virtual presentations will include an interpreter for Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers. Student Services staff members — school counselors, school psychologists and pupil personnel workers — will continue to share information during the school year that mirrors social emotional learning (SEL) instruction students receive in their classes. During the workshops, parents and caregivers will gain knowledge of SEL information, strategies and coping skills students are taught. Topics for the secondary-level workshops will include depression, healthy relationships, healthy communication, Read more…

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The Board of Education of Charles County at its Nov. 9 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored by the Board on Nov. 9 were Yaretzy Alegria-Hernandez of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Samuel Binsol of William B. Wade Elementary School; Lionel Saravia of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; Peyton Lewis of Matthew Henson Middle School; and Eric Thompson of the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Read more…

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The Board of Education of Charles County at its Nov. 9 meeting honored four 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 for recognition who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning. Honored by the Board at its November meeting were Lea Flynn of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Andrew Shanbarger of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; Alisha Sweatt of William B. Wade Elementary School; and Todd Wogamon of the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Flynn Read more…

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Five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) World Language teachers recently earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is a credential that was first established in 2008 in California and adopted by Maryland in 2016. The recognition is given to students and educators who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages and can be used as a credential for academic and employment purposes. Spanish teachers Joshua Clark of Henry E. Lackey High School, Maureen Stewart of North Point High School, Danyale Ury of North Point, Ana Villela-Villela of Milton M. Somers Middle School and Latin Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students can learn more about a NAACP-sponsored program during an upcoming orientation and kick-off event. The NAACP’s Academic, Cultural, Technological, & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is designed to pair teens with professionals in specific areas of interest. The Charles County Branch of the NAACP will hold an ACT-SO orientation and kickoff 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 18, in the gymnasium of New Hope Church of God in Waldorf. Students of color who are U.S. citizens, in Grades 9 to 12 and who are amateurs are eligible to participate in ACT-SO. A community-based enrichment program, Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seeks community feedback about the use of COVID relief funding. Three rounds of COVID relief funding have been authorized by U.S. Congress and released since the start of the pandemic. The funding is called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, also known as ESSER. CCPS was approved last month by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for $30.8 million in grant funding under the third round of ESSER through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The approval allows MSDE to release two-thirds of the allotted funding to the school system. To receive the Read more…

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