Month: May 2015


Charles County Public Schools is offering sports physicals this summer to student athletes. Physicals will be limited to the first 100 students and are done on a first come, first served basis. The fee is $30 and cash is the only accepted form of payment. Physicals will be hosted at Westlake High School on Saturday, June 27 from 8 to 11 a.m., and on Saturday, July 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Charles High School. The registration form is located on the Charles County Public Schools website under the athletics section at http://www.ccboe.com/departments/athletics/sportsphysicals.php. Forms can also be obtained Read more…


Registration for the 2015 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) summer school program is June 24-25 at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Summer school begins on Tuesday, June 30, at Westlake High School. Courses through the CCPS Summer school program are available for registration for Charles County residents only. Walk-in registration times for Wednesday and Thursday, June 24-25, are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registrations will not be accepted after 6 p.m. on June 25. Registration forms, as well as copies of the summer school rules and procedures, are available at all middle and high school counseling offices. Registration forms Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school graduation ceremonies are May 29 and May 30 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School. All ceremonies will be aired live on the school system website, www.ccboe.com. Ceremonies for La Plata, Thomas Stone and Westlake high schools are May 29; ceremonies for North Point, Maurice J. McDonough and Henry E. Lackey high schools are May 30. All Charles County public high schools, including St. Charles High School, are closed May 29. The Robert D. Stethem Educational Center is also closed May 29. The graduation schedule is as follows: May 29 La Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Human Resources department is starting early to fill the nearly 200 teaching vacancies it anticipates for next school year. “Last year we had about 200 openings and I don’t really expect less this year,” said Human Resources Specialist Sean McDonald. Filling those vacancies, he said, is becoming a challenge. “The school system has seen a drop in the number, 20 to 30 percent, in candidates available in places that traditionally have been fruitful for us,” McDonald said. Hiring is especially difficult in high needs areas, including math, English, science, library media, computer science and special Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) newest indoor pool opens June 6. School and county officials, along with the family of the late Col. Donald M. Wade, dedicated the St. Charles High School pool May 15 during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The county is waiting for final permits and approvals before opening to the public. The Board of Education named the pool area the “Col. Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center” in honor of Wade, a former Board member who is credited with securing funding and approval to build the pool at St. Charles. The pool was removed from the original St. Read more…


Friends and family members filled the North Point High School auditorium on May 15 to see 12 students graduate from the Adult Independence Program (AIP) that provided them with learning and life experiences. This year’s graduates are Sara Akers, Shawn Duker, Joshua Gauvin, Khrystan Green, Marvin Johnson Jr., James Kilinski, Alonte McElhaney, Luther Palmer V, Marlon Tiller, Candice Wedding, Tyler Windsor and Devante Yates. Graduation was an exciting day for the AIP graduates. Some graduates cried; other graduates laughed. Another graduate stopped in the center of the stage and posed for his family to take his picture as he ended Read more…


Charles County Public Schools is seeking feedback about the school system and its 36 schools from the parent community. A confidential survey was launched today to gather parental input about their child’s school. The survey is available on the school system website under the What’s New section of the main homepage. The survey can also be accessed directly at http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/b14ag581d0. Parents with more than one child enrolled in a Charles County public school can complete the survey for each school their child attends. Responses are confidential and will help the school system learn what parents think about the success of Read more…


The Board of Education honored four students on Tuesday, May 12, for excellence in academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Zaria Smith, fifth grade, Mary B. Neal Elementary School; Rebecca White, fifth grade, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School; Jasmine Forbes, eighth grade, Mattawoman Middle School; and Desiree Satchell, senior, North Point High School. Smith was honored by the Board in the area of academic achievement. She is an honor roll student and is well known among her teachers as a hard worker who enjoys helping her Read more…


The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees during the May 12 meeting including Joanne Brown, Julie Colaizzi, Pamela Jones, Connie Mattingly and Debra Van Roon. Brown has worked at the F.B. Gwynn Educational Center for the last 10 years as an occupational therapist and special education teacher. Brown’s leadership in the Infants and Toddlers Program has helped pair teachers and related service providers with families in need of assistance. She conducts professional development and training for Charles County teachers, and works with staff from other counties. Brown recently partnered with Babies R Us to help Read more…


St. Charles High School celebrated its successful first year on May 15, formally dedicating the school and pool. Students and staff promoted the county’s seventh and newest high school during a ceremony that included presentations, project overviews, student performances, a key passing ceremony, a ribbon cutting at the pool and remarks from school and county officials. St. Charles opened in August 2014. St. Charles Principal Richard Conley welcomed visitors with an overview of the 288,283 square-foot school that stacks four academic houses on four floors and contains 80 teaching stations. Conley noted the environmental features built into the school that Read more…

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