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The 2016 summer reading list for Charles County Public high school students is posted at www.ccboe.com, under the academics section of the website. The following books are listed by the author’s last name and the title of the book. Students are required to complete summer reading to prepare them for the upcoming school year. La Plata High School: Grade 9 honors: Knowles, “A Separate Peace” Grade 10 honors: Achebe, “Things Fall Apart” Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” Grade 11 honors: Twain, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Dumas, “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America” Grade 12 honors: Camus, Read more…

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Four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were recently named 2015 Carson Scholars, a national distinction that recognizes academic achievement and humanitarian qualities as well as provides a $1,000 college scholarship. Selected are Eileen Browning, fifth grade, Dr. James Craik Elementary School; Tananda Haulley, fifth grade, Malcolm Elementary School; Madelyn Mudd, seventh grade, Piccowaxen Middle School; and Hunter Stempin, junior, Maurice J. McDonough High School. They are among 526 students selected from nationwide schools for the Carson Scholars Fund this year. Eighteen previous Carson Scholars received a scholarship renewal this year. They are: Carla Arquero, sophomore, North Point High School; Read more…

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The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Jan. 13 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Andi Bailey, fifth grade, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Kallyn Gold, fifth grade, William B. Wade Elementary School; Manita Opoku, fifth grade, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; Terrence Griffin, eighth grade, Matthew Henson Middle School; and Dejane Vera, junior, Westlake High School. Bailey was honored by the Board in the area of academic achievement. She has received several principal’s honor roll awards and scored at the advanced level on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools is launching a new entry system at all schools, centers and buildings this school year that changes how visitors, students and staff enter the facility. The system is intercom and video-based and is being programmed to match the bell schedules at each individual school. Most schools will begin use of the system when schools open on Monday, Aug. 25. Based on the school bell schedule, doors will be locked automatically when the first period bell rings. Outside visitors will then be required to use the intercom system to speak to the main office staff. An intercom Read more…

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More than 250 students competed in the 2014 Charles County History Day competition held March 22 at Westlake High School. First- and second-place category winners advance to the state competition on May 3 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The following students placed at the Charles County History Day competition. Winners in the Historical Paper, junior division, are Craig Storm, first place, sixth grade, Mattawoman Middle School, True Democracy in Action: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens in Classical Athens; Madison Furman, second place, sixth grade, General Smallwood Middle School, Rights of the Unborn Child; and Matthew Jozwik, third Read more…

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Due to inclement weather, all Charles County Public Schools are opening two-hours late today, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. There is a code one, which is a one-hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, or call the Charles County Public Schools 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656 for the most up-to-date school closing information.

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Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. There is a code red for staff who follow the code system. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, or call the 24-hour information line, 301-934-7410/301-932-6656, for the latest school closing information.

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Due to inclement weather, all Charles County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, or call the Charles County Public Schools 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656 for the latest school closing information.

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Charles County Public Schools recently launched a new website. The new site is still located at www.ccboe.com, but features an updated look with better menu options and an easy-to-use navigation bar located at the top of the home page. The new site also features popular web links under the Quick Links section located on the right-hand side of the home page, and a rotating slideshow of pictures featuring Charles County Public Schools students, staff and events. Also featured on the home page are three items of interest for parents, students, staff and the community that include Charles County Public Schools Read more…

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