Month: March 2019


On Friday, March 1 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted guest readers at schools throughout the county as part of its Read Across America celebration. The annual event highlights the importance of reading. Guest speakers visit elementary school classrooms throughout the day to read fun and exciting books to students. One local organization, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, took the fun of the event further and gave each student at Indian Head Elementary School a book to take home. The books were donated by Forever Free Books, a local nonprofit organization. Don Barnett is a community liaison with Forever Free Read more…


Bunkyo University students visited Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) earlier this year to learn more about the American public education system and teach CCPS students about the Japanese culture. The 30 university students spend a week at a hotel and another with host families around the county. From Feb. 18 to March 1, they attended presentations by CCPS staff, learned about career and technology education (CTE) programs, visited the University of Maryland, College Park and observed classroom instruction at Maurice J. McDonough High School.   The students were welcomed into classrooms at Berry, Dr. James Craik, Malcolm, Mary H. Matula, Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its first Career Fair on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Point High School in Waldorf. Sponsored by the CCPS Office of Career and Technology Education (CTE), the fair will feature representatives from more than 30 local agencies, military branches, potential employers and businesses. The fair is free and open to the public. CCPS encourages high school students to attend and explore opportunities available to them after high school. Representatives on site may conduct hiring interviews; attendees should dress professionally and bring a current resume. Fields of focus Read more…


Due to a power issue, Mary B. Neal Elementary School is closed on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. CCPS staff are on site to address the issue and expect power to be restored later today.


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, March 12 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 streamed live on the school system website at www.ccboe.com. Select the live stream image displayed in the center of the home page. The following is a tentative meeting agenda and is subject to Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is set to meet at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 11 for a planning retreat. The retreat will take place at the Loyola Retreat House located at 9270 Loyola Retreat Road in Faulkner. The Board expects the morning portion of the meeting from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. to be closed to the public as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Sections 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article. The following is a meeting agenda and is subject to change.  Call to Order – 9 a.m. Welcome and Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding interviews for building service worker floaters and food service worker substitutes on March 14 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Building service worker floaters must have the ability to read and write effectively, be physically capable of performing manual labor and have a willingness to work overtime if needed. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. Food service substitutes must have basic skills in reading, record keeping and math. Cooking and food handling, and/or cashier experience is preferred. Candidates need Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding a teacher job fair April 13. The fair — held from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Charles High School — is open to teachers in all subject areas for the 2019-20 school year. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a Maryland Teaching Certificate or a valid out-of-state teaching certificate that meets Maryland State Department of Education certification requirements. Those attending the fair must complete an online application at www.ccboe.com/jobs for the desired instructional position by April 9. Administrators from several schools will conduct interviews at the job fair. To register for Read more…


Charles County Public Schools is changing start and end times for two schools and establishing hours for Billingsley Elementary School, which opens in September. Changes in times are to accommodate the opening of a new school, rezoning and renovations. Times for Eva Turner Elementary School and Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School are being adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. Changes take effect in August 2019. The following are the time changes for the next school year: Eva Turner’s times change to 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which is 15 minutes later than this year. The change is needed due Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring summer enrichment camps for students in kindergarten through Grade 9. Camps begin the week of June 24 and run through the week ending on Aug. 2. More than 40 sessions are available and camps run Monday through Friday. Parents can choose either morning or afternoon sessions and a lunchtime activity period is available. Registration begins Monday, March 4 on the school system website at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/summer-camps-2019. Cost is $90 per camp session and students should be registered by the grade level they will begin at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Morning sessions Read more…

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