Month: December 2020


The Board of Education of Charles County honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students at its Dec. 8 meeting. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. School closures announced earlier this year caused CCPS to postpone in-person student and staff recognitions. Health and safety guidelines changed student and staff recognitions at Board meetings to a virtual format. The recognition ceremony featured pre-recorded introductions and recognitions from school principals. Honored this month were Payton Jones, Makayla Russell, Tamia Smith Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering additional meal bags at all curbside distribution sites starting Friday, Dec. 11. The extra meals will be handed out on Fridays to ensure children have meals for Saturday and Sunday. The meal bags will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for the weekend, and are free to all children ages 2 to 18. The items in the weekend meal bags will include more frozen and shelf stable items than the meal bags given out during the week. The two additional bags will be available on Dec. 11 and 18, and Tuesday, Dec. Read more…


Maurice J. McDonough High School is hosting a virtual play next month. The drama department will stream “Game of Tiaras (one-act): Stay-At-Home Edition” by Don Zolidis. The show is set to stream virtually on Jan. 8-9. Interested viewers will be able to access the link online next week at http://mhsdrama303.booktix.com. Check the website for link updates. The drama department is also collecting community donations on its website to support production costs. Questions can be directed to Jana Heyl, McDonough drama director, at jheyl@ccboe.com. Henry E. Lackey and La Plata high schools are hosting virtual events this month. Click here for Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking to expand its free meal distribution to the neighborhoods of our families. This includes free grab-and-go meal delivery by school bus to local neighborhoods. In order to plan the best routes that are most convenient for families, CCPS is asking parents to complete a quick survey linked here. A Spanish survey is available here. The survey is also posted at ccboe.com under the What’s New area. The responses will help us plan for convenient routes so we can reach the larger Charles County community. Deadline to complete the survey is 3 p.m., Dec. Read more…


The It’s Academic team from North Point High School earned the top spot in the virtual event held Dec. 2. The team of captain James “Jimmy” Olmsted, Kelsey Njembu and Yusra Umer scored 300 points to earn first place. Coming in second place was the team from La Plata High School with 260 points, and Maurice J. McDonough High School’s team with 250 points in third place. This year’s virtual It’s Academic event was a first for competing Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. Due to COVID-19, teams competed virtually and answered questions in a quiz-style format. As the county Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. To maintain social distancing and safety guidelines, the Board will meet virtually for this meeting. The meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com and air on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Fios Channel 12. CCPS will rebroadcast the meeting as well as post it on CCPSTV under the Board meeting tab at ccboe.com. There is no live public forum. Questions and comments can be emailed to boardmail@ccboe.com by 6 p.m., Dec. 7. Submissions are provided to Board members. The following is a tentative Read more…


Two Charles County Public high schools – Henry E. Lackey and La Plata – are hosting virtual play events this month. Henry E. Lackey High School’s virtual play is set to debut at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. The play will be available for 24 hours, but those interested in watching must email Austin Gore at rgore@ccboe.com for the virtual link. Lackey students will present “HelpDesk: A Stay at Home Play” by Don Zolidis. The play is produced through a special agreement with Playscripts. Anyone interested in providing a donation to the Lackey drama department can send it by Read more…

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