CCPS School News Briefs

CCPS School News Briefs

  • The kindergarten classes at Gale-Bailey Elementary School visited Middleton Farm on Monday, Oct. 23. Students learned about farm animals, how pumpkins grow, participated in a trip around the corn maze and enjoyed a hayride. At the end of the visit, each student was able to pick out a pumpkin from the patch.  
  • Orange was on display in full force at Berry Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 25 as students and staff celebrated Unity Day. Unity Day encourages students to wear orange to prevent and end bullying. “Students need to be able to build positive relationships with their peers,” Principal Sandra Taylor said. “This is our school’s way of supporting positive student relationships.” Students in all grade levels participated and created a colorful statement to demonstrate their commitment to bullying prevention.
  • Gale-Bailey Elementary School hosted a fall “Mane Event” on Friday, Oct. 27 to celebrate the season. Students participated in a costume contest, heard spooky stories, visited a haunted hallway and received candy from staff and parents.
  • Students and staff at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School celebrated their favorite book characters by dressing up as them on Friday, Oct. 27. Barnhart Principal Benjamin Kohlhorst dressed up as an astronaut and led a parade of students around the building to celebrate the end of the school day. Popular book titles among staff included Disney classics such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” and “101 Dalmatians.” Barnhart kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Swank dressed as Snow White, while the Barnhart third-grade team dressed as Dalmatians and Cruella de Vil.
  • Students and staff at Berry Elementary School held a character parade on Monday, Oct. 30 in which both dressed up and paraded around the school in the costumes of their favorite book characters. This is the second year Berry hosted the event, and more students and staff participated this school year. Highlights included the kindergarten staff dressing as crayons, and several students wore outfits from a new Disney hit, “Descendants.” 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 

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