Month: April 2021


The Board of Education of Charles County honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students at its April 20 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. Safety guidelines changed student and staff recognitions at Board meetings this school year to a virtual format. The recognition ceremony featured pre-recorded introductions and recognitions from school principals. Honored by the Board April 20 were Laila Johnson, Lily Oliver, Elysia Young, Darrell Jackson Jr. and Evangeline Gilmer. Johnson was recognized in the Read more…


The Board of Education at its April 20 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals for recognition who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning. The recognition ceremony was held in a virtual format and featured pre-recorded introductions and recognitions from school principals. Honored by the Board were Shannon Chisholm, Katie Cooper, Kimberly Dade, Michelle Schenemann and Shiquita Walker.   Chisholm is a compliance facilitator at St. Charles High School. She was hired at the Read more…


The Board of Education is holding an in-person work session at 6 p.m., Monday, April 26, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. CCPS also will post the meeting on CCPSTV under the Board meeting menu at ccboe.com. Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Speakers must register in advance to participate in public forum. The registration form is available here. Deadline Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students recently competed in the Maryland Destination Imagination (DI) tournament held April 10. A total of 94 students participated on 16 competing CCPS teams from the elementary-, middle- and high-school levels. There is also a non-competitive challenge for Rising Stars teams. Rising Stars teams include students in kindergarten through Grade 2. The tournament is broken down into six problem-solving challenges that require teams to work together to apply creativity, critical-thinking skills and unique talents. Due to the virtual format this year, CCPS did not hold its own regional tournament. Teams submitted virtual demonstrations and Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring free summer enrichment camps for students in kindergarten through Grade 8. The camps are limited to students enrolled in CCPS, including those entering kindergarten this fall. Summer enrichment camps feature learning opportunities for students that support instruction and feature engaging hands-on activities and topics. Enrichment camps set for this summer include a mix of both in-person and virtual opportunities. Camps begin the week of June 28 and run through the week ending July 30. Registration is limited to two camps per CCPS student. If space becomes available, CCPS may open additional registrations for Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) begins Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Monday, April 19. Under Phase 4, more than 5,800 additional students return to their schools for in-person learning. Phase 4 includes students in prekindergarten through Grade 12 and a rotating schedule of two days of in-person instruction each week.  Phase 4 schedule The following is the rotating schedule for Phase 4 students. Any student eligible to return to school under Phase 3 now falls under the Phase 4 schedule if they are returning to school for in-person learning. Parents could opt to return their children to school Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. CCPS also will post the meeting on CCPSTV under the Board meeting menu at ccboe.com. Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Speakers must register in advance to participate in public forum. The registration form Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) begins Phase 4 of its reopening plan on Monday, April 19. To accommodate additional students at schools and centers, CCPS is updating curbside meal distribution site operating hours and ending its mobile meal bus services. Effective April 19, curbside meal sites will operate 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all 16 locations. The final day for the mobile meal bus service is Friday, April 16. Resources used to support the mobile meals bus program, such as transportation and staff, will now support CCPS in its launch of Phase 4 next week. CCPS also experienced a Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its annual Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) event in a virtual format this school year. Teams worked together for the past several months to solve real-world problems in different challenge areas. Students compete and are judged in three levels: elementary, middle and high school. Projects were submitted electronically this year, and judges scored projects remotely. Teams that won first-place awards in their respective challenge areas advance to this year’s virtual Maryland MESA state competition. The following teams placed in this year’s virtual event at the county level. Expanding Structure Elementary School J. P. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) recently honored its Teacher of the Year nominees in a virtual recognition video. The recognition featured nominees for the 2021 Washington Post Teacher of the Year and Charles County Teacher of the Year award programs. The Charles County Teacher of the Year, Dr. James Craik Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Alexis Eaton, was announced during the recognition. The recipient of the Charles County Washington Post finalist recognition will be announced later this month. The video is posted on YouTube here.  Each year, two CCPS teachers are chosen to represent the school system in Teacher of the Read more…

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