Month: January 2014


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently announced the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA) program for 2014. The annual award recognizes parents and guardians whose contributions have led to improvements in Maryland public schools. The award was created by MSDE to highlight the positive impact parents have on public schools and to encourage parental involvement. MSDE is now accepting applications for award nominees. Nominees should be parents or guardians who have demonstrated a significant and positive impact on public education within their communities. In order to be eligible for the award, nominees must be the parent/legal guardian of Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 14, 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 student and staff recognition starts 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. Board meetings are also streamed live on the school system website www.ccboe.com. Select CCPS TV and then choose the Live Broadcast tab. The following is a tentative meeting agenda. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call to Read more…


The College Board named 257 Charles County Public Schools students as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars earlier this school year in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Program exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers high school students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams. The program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Each award-winning student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any Read more…


Due to inclement weather forecasts, all Charles County Public Schools after school and evening activities for today, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, are canceled. Cold weather reminder According to the National Weather Service (NWS), temperatures in the area will drop to the single digits later this evening and into tomorrow morning. The NWS has also issued a wind chill advisory for Charles County until tomorrow evening. Exposure to severe weather conditions such as these can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of frostbite can include a tingling sensation, white or grayish-yellow Read more…


Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools activities for today, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, are canceled. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff. Visit www.ccboe.com for the most up-to-date inclement weather closing information and school system news.

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