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The EAP benefit is no cost to employees and their dependents, and services are confidential. Services include expert resources in managing stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy lifestyles.  They can also provide additional assistance with:
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  • Financial and legal issues
  • Free interactive online simple will
  • Retiree assistance
  • Moving resources/checklist
  • Reimbursed cab ride 

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All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees should remember that they are subject to the Board of Education’s Ethics Policy, which includes limitations on receiving gifts from students, parents, other employees, and anyone doing business with the school system. Under the Ethics Policy linked here, employees may not solicit for themselves any gift of any value at any time, and may not receive unsolicited gifts worth more than $20 in value. If provided an unsolicited gift above that limit, an employee may avoid any ethics violation by either returning the gift to the donor, or donating the gift to their school or the school system if possible. Click here to read a recent Advisory Opinion issued by the Board of Education Ethics Panel further interpreting the Ethics Policy.


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Employee Referral Incentive Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching an employee referral incentive program (ERIP) to attract skilled educators and support staff to the school system.  Current CCPS employees who refer candidates for employment can receive up to $1,000 if the referred employee is hired by the school system.  Click here to read more about the program or find it under the Benefits & Pay menu.

Clubs and Activities

 

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) is an after school club where students use principles of engineering and design in order to solve project-based challenges. Applications will be distributed in mid to late September. Please visit jhuapl.edu/mesa for more information.

 
Events:  Alice video game
            Basswood Bridge
            Hovercraft
            TBA
Sponsors:  Mr. Palko and Ms. Whitfield
Room: 102
Dates and times to be determined
 

 


 

Chess Club – Looking for a fun, after-school activity? Join the Matthew Henson Middle School chess club. All ability levels are welcome – if you don’t know how to play, we will teach you!

Sponsor:  Mrs. Tonnessen

Email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Room:  Media Center

Time:  3-4pm on Tuesdays

 


 

Yearbook Club- Do you like photography? Do you like going to school events and taking pictures? Do you have an eye for the camera? Then Yearbook club is for you! Help Ms. Clybourn and Mr. Wittig create the design and look for the yearbook while documenting all the awesome Henson activities throughout the school year. 

Sponsor: Ms. Clybourn and Mr. Wittig

Email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Room:  Library

Dates and times to be determined

 


 

The Spelling Bee is by invitation only. Students at each grade level qualify by scoring well on a spelling test. These students are invited to join the club, with the understanding that they must participate in weekly meetings. The club meets once a week during lunch and is coached by a different language arts teacher at each grade level. Students that are in the club participate in a “mock bee” to help determine the team that will represent Matthew Henson Middle School during the county spelling bee.

Sponsor:  TBA

Email address: 

Room:  TBA

Dates and times to be determined

 


 

Women's Chamber Choir This is a group of highly elite women singers who perform top-quality music and prepare for competitions. Audition only, must already be in chorus. 

Sponsor:  Ms. O'Brien

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Room:  Chorus

Dates and times to be determined

  


 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student organization elected by you, the students, to represent the Matthew Henson student body. As such, SGA is committed to understanding the needs of the students and to ensuring their future at Matthew Henson is bright. The SGA is a club, which demonstrates personal responsibility and leadership. We are here to provide outstanding service to our school and community.

Sponsor:  

Meeting Days:  Select Wednesdays (TBA)

The SGA will have meetings after school on the above dates to plan fundraisers and community service projects.
Time:  3:15pm – 4:30 pm
Room:  TBA

Email address: 
Schedule for 2011-2012 below 

 


 

The Drama Club is a group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders who work together to produce theatrical plays during the year. We are always looking for new, talented students to join our ranks. If you are outgoing, fun, energetic, creative and a team player- we want you for the Drama Club! Auditions take place twice a year, once in the Fall and again in January for the Spring. The students work with teacher sponsors on acting skills, theatrical make-up, voice projection, team building, use of lighting and sound equipment and backstage activities. The club produces 2-4 shows per year and sponsors the evening Masquerade Dance in October.


Sponsor:  Mr. Goldberg

Email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Room:  Cafeteria
Dates and times to be determined

 


 

The National Junior Honor Society The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship.  Students who apply for this club must have a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout middle school and show excellent character, leadership, and citizenship.  Students can be inducted into NJHS in the Spring of 7th or 8th grade


Sponsors:  Mrs. Kilby

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Room:  
Dates and times to be determined

 


 

SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions.  It was founded originally as Students Against Drunk Driving and is a teen group like Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  The mission is to help students make good choices when faced with difficult and dangerous decisions.  We meet on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. and discuss many issues such as the hazards of smoking and using illegal drugs and abusing alcohol.  We improve our leadership skills, contribute to the community and have fun while doing all of these activities.
 
Students may join this club by obtaining a permission slip from Mrs. Pitonyak in PC-3 or by obtaining a permission slip in the cafeteria during their lunchtime.

Meeting Days:  1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of Each Month
Time:  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Room:  PC-3
Sponsor: Mrs. Pitonyak 
Email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

The Black Saga Competition is an exciting learning program for students that complement social studies curricula by helping students reflect on the histories of people who settled in this country.  The Black Saga Competition is sponsored by Coppin State University, Maryland Geographic Alliance, and the Maryland State Department of Education.  The Black Saga Competition encourages students to learn about the African American experience, and provides an exciting forum for students to show how much they know about this important part of American history.  We encourage our students to participate in the Black Saga Competition and have the opportunity of winning trophies, and monetary awards.  Nine students are chosen to represent Matthew Henson Middle School.  We represent excellence, personal responsibility, dedication, and teamwork.


Sponsors:  Ms. Owens
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Room:  TBA

Dates and times to be determined

 


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)- This club is for student athletes who want to encourage one another in a growing faith by doing fun activities and serving the school and community through integrity, teamwork, and excellence.

 

Sponsors:  Mrs. Kilby

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Room:  
Dates and times to be determined

 


 

Future Educators Association

What is it?
“Future Educators Association is an international program for middle and high school students interested in exploring careers in education.  The program is similar to the Future Teachers of American, an activity that existed prior to 1969 under the auspices of the NEA.  The FEA program not only helps students explore careers in education, but it also provides service opportunities and offers schools and communities a chance to shape their own future by shaping the future of the education profession.”  per:Http://www.pdkintl.org/fea/

What Local FEA Chapters Do
“For students…FEA helps them to explore teaching as a career option, provides them with a realistic understanding of teaching, and encourages students from diverse backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession.
For teachers…FEA offers them a chance to shape our nation’s future by shaping the future of the education profession.  It also gives teachers opportunities to examine, clarify, and explain their role in students’ lives.  
For schools…FEA is a service opportunity that evaluates the role of teachers and offers new avenues of communication about education and its place in the community.  Per: http://www.pdkintl.org/fea/

How to Apply?
Our chapter has a membership drive during the first few weeks of school.  Students applying for membership can pick up an application in the cafeteria during their lunch shift during the membership drive.  Spaces are limited.  Members must maintain C’s in all their classes and at least “satisfactory” citizenship marks.  
For more information, contact: http://www.pdkintl.org/fea/

Meeting Days:  to be determined
Time:  3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room: 215 
Sponsor:  Mrs. Dunlevy
Email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Athletic Teams - The coach(es) coordinate formation of the team, student/parent communication, practice schedules, and participation during the specific tournament. Our teams include archery, volleyball, basketball, golf, and track and field.

 


 

Destination Imagination (DI) - The sponsor of this activity coordinates meetings, activities, and regional, state, and world competitions typical of a creative problem-solving-oriented group. The gifted and talented resource teacher provides overall coordination for DI. 

 


 

 MathCounts - The sponsor of this activity organizes practices for going to county and regional competitions with the student teams. Practices are usually once a week and there are about four competitions throughout the year.

 


 

Mathlon - The sponsor of this activity organizes practices for going to regional competitions with the student teams. Practices are usually once a week and there is at least one competition throughout the year. 

 


 

Students With A Goal (S.W.A.G.)is a club at Matthew Henson for the 2013-2014 school year. It is our desire to take a small group of young ladies and focus on issues affecting their daily lives.  Girls in the club will learn how to understand cultural differences, values, career readiness, and college preparation. This may include field trips, as well as informal, and formal gatherings.

The club will meet after school from 3:00 -4:00 pm twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. The young ladies will spend their time dedicated to any of the above mentioned topics.
 

 
Spanish Club - The goal of the Spanish club is to explore the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries in greater detail through different activities.

   

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