Month: June 2013


The Board of Education's next monthly meeting is Tuesday, June 11, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata. The public portion of the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and recognition begins at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is televised live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and is rebroadcast throughout the week. Schedules for Channel 96 are available on the Charles County Public Schools website at www2.ccboe.com/publicinfo/channel96/schedule.cfm. Executive Session – 12 p.m. Call to order – 1 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance – North Point High School's JROTC Unit Swearing-in of new Read more…


Kimberly Hill, Charles County Public Schools next Superintendent, announced her first administrative appointment on June 3, naming Northern High School Principal Sylvia Lawson, Ph.D., as assistant superintendent of school administration. Additionally, Hill said Keith Hettel, assistant superintendent of human resources, is moving to the position of assistant superintendent for supporting services. Later this month, Hill plans to announce other changes to the administrative team, which she is reorganizing under four assistant superintendents. Assistant superintendent positions include instruction, school administration, supporting services and finance, with different departments placed under the appropriate leadership, Hill said. A number of top-level positions are open Read more…


Charles County Public Schools honored 2,114 seniors on June 3 and June 4 during graduation ceremonies for six high schools. Students in the Class of 2013 were offered more than $57 million in scholarship offers, up almost $5 million from 2012. Valedictorians and salutatorians were announced last week at awards ceremonies. These positions are determined by students' grade point averages and represent the top academic achievers at each school. Henry E. Lackey High School's valedictorian is Paul Warren of White Plains and the salutatorian is Steven Bode of Nanjemoy. Warren plans to attend Stanford University to study computer science and Read more…


Ten Charles County Public Schools teams competed at the global Destination ImagiNation tournament held May 22-25 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The AC/DI team from North Point High School placed among the top five teams at the secondary level in the In the Zone challenge. More than 45 high school teams competed in the In the Zone challenge at the secondary level, and the North Point team received a fifth-place award. Team members are Nick Essing, Noah Gibson, Abby Richman, Armando Rivera, Sean Schultz, Anna Schierlmann and Ashlynn Stanley. Team managers are parents Michael and Cathy Gibson. The DI Like Donuts team Read more…

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