Month: May 2020


Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill today announced principal and vice principal changes for the 2020-21 school year. All appointments are effective July 1. Robert Griffiths, a vice principal at Westlake High School, has been named principal at Theodore G. Davis Middle School, replacing Kim McClarin who has resigned. Griffiths started with Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in 2004 as a math teacher at Westlake. He taught math at Henry E. Lackey High School before becoming an administrative intern at Westlake. Griffiths was a vice principal at St. Charles High School then moved to the position at Westlake from 2016 to Read more…


St. Charles High School graduating senior Reginald Black was named the 2020 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Career Research and Development (CRD) Student of the Year. Black was told the news last week when his CRD program teacher, Carmelia McNeill, surprised him at home. McNeill coordinated the visit in advance with Black’s family and Kevin Reisinger, a CCPS instructional specialist for career and technical education programs. Black is the first CRD Student of the Year honoree from St. Charles. He was chosen for the honor from among three finalists. The CRD program provides a bridge from school to work, classroom Read more…


The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Food and Nutrition Department will refund meal account balances for high school seniors. This includes monies on both a student’s meal and general food accounts. CCPS staff will provide check refunds to the parent or guardian on file in the student information system. Checks will be processed and mailed to the home address on file with CCPS by the end of June. This also includes any balances on My Payments Plus, the online meal prepayment system used by CCPS. Parents with additional students enrolled in CCPS can request the balance to be transferred to Read more…


May is Mental Health Awareness Month and May 7 is Children’s Mental Health Matters Day. To participate, wear something green to raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health and if posting on social media, use the hashtag #breakthestigma. Each week during the month, students at the elementary, middle and high school levels are able to access grade-level material to support their mental health. Information is available online at https://walkinourshoes.org/what-is-mental-health/ and includes videos and activities. Para el sitio web en español, vaya a https://ponteenmiszapatos.org/. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) school psychologists are available for parents and guardians who have Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is preparing to honor the Class of 2020 during virtual graduations. Graduations for the Class of 2020 will begin at 7 a.m., June 11 and air on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FiOs 12, YouTube and Vimeo. Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced the decision today to change graduation ceremonies from in-person events to virtual in a letter to high school seniors and their parents. “Due to the ongoing public health crisis created by COVID-19, CCPS is planning virtual graduations for the Class of 2020,” Hill said. Each high school will have its own virtual ceremony. “Virtual graduation Read more…


The Board of Education’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, May 12. The Board is observing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will conduct the meeting via teleconference. There is no public access to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building on Radio Station Road in La Plata; however, the meeting will stream live on ccboe.com and air live on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOs Channel 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will rebroadcast the meeting as well as post it on CCPSTV under the Board Meeting tab. Executive session begins at noon, and the public portion of Read more…

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