- Student cadets from La Plata, Maurice J. McDonough and Thomas Stone high schools participated in the "Wreaths across America" event to honor veterans for their service. The event demonstrated the students' outstanding character and holiday spirit, and the cadets helped unload trucks of wreaths as well as placed them on grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. A total of 140,000 wreaths were placed at Arlington during the event.
- Artwork created by 12 Charles County Public Schools students was recently selected for a display featured at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The artwork consists of 12 pieces from student artists at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and will be on display in MSDE's Board room until Feb. 6. The artwork was selected from a group of entries from several schools across the county. The artists include: Jasmine Ammar, Alexandra Byrd, Kayleigh Clingan, Madison Herman, Kylie Mindick and Tyler Price, La Plata High School; Sydney Ball, Mary B. Neal Elementary School; Bridget Michener, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Alonte Dunn, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Amara Gammon, Theodore G. Davis Middle School; Andrew Kret, Piccowaxen Middle School; and Paige Upright, Milton M. Somers Middle School.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 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 Keith Hettel, 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.