In Focus

In Focus

  • Fifth grader Georgia Gordon was recently honored at Indian Head Elementary School’s third quarter awards assembly last month. Gordon successfully completed a K-8 Introduction to Computer Science course demonstrating her understanding of basic computer science concepts. The course was offered through, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools. Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill announced a partnership with earlier this year to infuse computer science and coding in math, science and computer classes into schools.
  • North Point High School’s yearbook staff was recently recognized by Herff Jones, an educational recognition and achievement company that prints student yearbooks, for their 2013 yearbook. North Point’s yearbook was selected to be featured in Ideas That Fly, an annual publication that highlights middle school, high school and collegiate yearbooks from across the country. Selected yearbooks represent the best books printed by Herff Jones and feature a fresh approach to theme, design, photography and coverage. Thousands of yearbooks are reviewed but just over 300 were selected to appear in Ideas That Fly.
  • As a reminder, the two-hour early dismissal day originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, is now a full day of school for students. Morning and afternoon prekindergarten students attend; three-year-old program students do not attend May 21. June 13, 16, 17 and 18 are still scheduled as two-hour early dismissals for students. An updated calendar for the 2013-14 school year is available on the system website at

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 35 caring community 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, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students), or Pamela Murphy, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646; (301) 932-6610/870-3814. For special accommodations call (301) 934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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