Charles County Public Schools In Focus

Charles County Public Schools In Focus


  • Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School celebrated College Week from Jan. 23-26. Each day featured a different theme ranging from College Professor Day and College Major Day to Mitchell University Day and #WJMProud Day. On #WJMProud Day, students dressed in colors to represent their learning pods, or classrooms divided among grade levels. On College Professor Day, students dressed the part in suits and ties, dresses and skirts. On Mitchell University Day, students and staff wore shirts, hats and school colors to represent where a family member, or teacher, went to college. The goal of College Week was to highlight colleges and universities and expose Mitchell students to aspects of higher education. Featured were daily college trivia questions and prizes for students, as well as college-centered lessons in the classroom. Mitchell’s school counselor, Renee Haskins, provided college facts and topics during the morning announcements. Haskins was also a main organizer of the event and helped to motivate students and staff to participate.
  • New this year at St. Charles High School is the fashion-modeling club called Statement that includes about 40 students. Club members serve in different roles from photographer, lighting assistant and model to make-up artist, deejay and stylist. The club is open to students at all grade levels and performs at school related and community events. Statement has received sponsorships from local businesses such as David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse. Statement will participate in the EPIC community fashion show Feb. 25 at the Waldorf Culture Center located at 109 Post Office Road in Waldorf. The community group EPIC – Empowering Positivity in Our Community – is sponsoring the show and tickets are $10.

About CCPS
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 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 Pamela K. Murphy, 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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