Month: October 2014


North Point High School is hosting two open houses for Charles County students interested in applying for science, technology and industry (STI) programs for the 2015-16 school year. The open houses will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, both starting at 6:30 p.m. Parents and students who are residents of Charles County and are interested in applying to one of North Point’s 17 STI programs are encouraged to attend. Call 301-753-1759 for more information. Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were invited to attend the annual Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Maryland Leadership Seminar at Mount St. Read more…


The Maryland Council for Social Studies, Inc. (MDCSS) recently named Milton M. Somers Middle School teacher Allen Hopkins as the 2014 Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He was nominated for the award for his exemplary leadership in social studies education and for his passion for teaching history. Nominees are recognized for their work in social studies at the middle- or high-school levels, and exhibit professional qualities while working with students, staff and the community. Hopkins has been teaching social studies at Somers for the past 12 years and credits his recognition to his coworkers and students. “I am Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students can apply for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which honors middle and high school student volunteers. The annual program recognizes students for exemplary acts of volunteer service in their communities. The awards are given to students for serving their communities through volunteer activities, such as helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety or protecting the environment. Students in grades five through 12 are eligible to apply and must have participated in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after Sept. 1, 2013. Students can apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 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. 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. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call to order – 1 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance – Henry E. Lackey High School Superintendent’s update to Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were part of an inaugural event on Tuesday, Sept. 30, that mixed video conferencing technology and chat rooms with politics and history. The event was a Google Hangout with Congressman Steny Hoyer, who represents Charles County as part of Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Students in Advanced Placement (AP) Government classes at La Plata, North Point and Westlake high schools, along with students at two Prince George’s County high schools, participated in a question and answer session with Hoyer on issues such as minimum wage and internet Read more…


The College Board recently highlighted 282 Charles County Public Schools students through its Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards program, which recognizes exceptional achievement on the college level 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 AP Scholar Awards. Each recognized student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent Read more…

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