Month: October 2015


“Use privacy settings… Share photos judiciously… and Prevent victimization of others” are key messages shared this week by Richard Guerry, founder of the non-profit organization the Institute for Responsible Online and Cell-Phone Communication (IROC2), to more than 1,900 Charles County Public Schools seventh-grade students and community members. As part of National Bullying and Prevention Month activities, North Point and St. Charles high schools hosted Guerry Oct. 7-8, who presented his program to seventh graders who attended during the school day on field trips. Students learned about negative and malicious digital behavior and how they can help themselves and others prevent Read more…


Rain doesn’t slow Thomas Stone High School students down when it comes to volunteering and community service. Stone held their third annual service day on Sept. 30 where students, community members and staff were asked to volunteer and help clean up the outside of their school building. Student volunteers split up between two teams to tackle the cleanup. Five students worked on picking up debris and trash from a forest trail located behind the school softball field. While a second team of five students worked on weeding the perimeter of their orchard fence and the flowerbed surrounding Stone’s entrance sign Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 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 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. Click on the middle of the main page to start the live streaming. The following is a meeting agenda, and is subject to change. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call Read more…


J.C. Parks Elementary School was recently recognized by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as a 2015 Eco-School, a designation only 10 schools received across the United States this year. Parks is the only Maryland school to receive the 2015 honor, which recognizes schools for their commitment to demonstrate sustainability initiatives, monitor energy efficiency practices, waste disposal and other environmental impact areas, and support a commitment to incorporating environmental education in the classroom. Parks has two outdoor classroom locations at the school that students use during their science classes and as part of additional learning opportunities. The areas feature benches, paved Read more…


Due to weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) outdoor activities, including sports games, for Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, are canceled. Indoor activities will take place as scheduled. The following is a list of additional rescheduled high school football games. All games rescheduled for tomorrow and Monday will take place in North Point High School’s stadium. Saturday, Oct. 3 – 1:30 p.m., La Plata High School hosts Thomas Stone High School Saturday, Oct. 3 – 4:30 p.m., Maurice J. McDonough High School hosts Westlake High School Saturday, Oct. 3 – 7:30 p.m., Henry E. Lackey High School hosts Patuxent Read more…


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is releasing results this month from the first round of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams taken by students during the 2014-15 school year. MSDE will release state-level data for high school student exams in English and algebra on Oct. 27, and state-level middle and elementary school student exam results on December 8. Individual reports for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will be distributed to parents in December. Countywide PARCC data for CCPS students will be posted on the school system website on the Fast Facts Read more…


Due to weather conditions, all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) outdoor activities, including sports games, for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, are canceled. Indoor activities will take place as scheduled. Visit the school system website, www.ccboe.com, for the most up-to-date CCPS information.

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