Month: December 2019


Thirty-four of Charles County’s 36 public schools rated on the 2019 Maryland Report Card received 3, 4 or 5 stars, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). MSDE released its new accountability report card today, providing information on every county and school in the state. The report card measures the success of schools and identifies areas for improvement. Data included is from the 2018-19 school year.  “The Maryland Report Card is one of multiple data sources we use to guide ongoing improvement and academic success. We use the data to help our students prepare Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for volunteers interested in helping with VEX Robotics events. Dates and events include a Dec. 14 robotics scrimmage, the Feb. 1 middle school competition and the Feb. 15 high school competition. All events are set to take place at Theodore G. Davis Middle School in Waldorf. As part of the VEX Robotics program students design and build a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts are incorporated into the program. Students learn lifelong skills such as teamwork and leadership. Tournaments are held at Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 10 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 stream. The following agenda is tentative and subject to change. Executive session – 12 p.m. Call to order Read more…


Students at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center are holding a coat drive until January. Organized by members of the center’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and SkillsUSA, the coats collected for men, women and children will be donated to St. Mary Church, Newport. New and gently worn coats can be dropped off at Stethem between 7:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Visitors must show identification to enter the school and can leave the coats with office staff. Stethem houses a giving closet to help those in need year around. During the holidays, Read more…


The annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) It’s Academic tournament is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 at St. Charles High School. Teams from the seven high schools will compete in rounds and answer questions in a quiz-style format. Topics range from history, literature, science, math and mythology to sports and current events.            The tournament will air live on the CCPS website at ccboe.com, starting at 6 p.m. The first-place team from Wednesday’s event will compete against St. Albans and Stone Bridge high schools in a match set to air April 4 on NBC4. The second-place team earns a spot to Read more…

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