Month: May 2021


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an executive session meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, May 24, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. Executive sessions are closed to the public as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Sections 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article.  About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and Read more…


Elements in the plans have evolved for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school graduations on May 28 through June 3 at Regency Furniture Stadium. As of May 20, students will receive five guest tickets to graduation, along with two parking passes. One parking pass is for a space at the stadium, the other is for a spot at neighboring St. Charles High School. Guests are not permitted to park along the street or on the access road between the stadium and the school. This being a school-sponsored event, guests must wear face masks when entering the stadium. Those who Read more…


Interview videos, as well as surveys, for the three Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent of Schools finalists are posted on the school system website at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/superintendent-finalists. Community members are encouraged to watch the interview for each finalist and then complete a survey about the candidate. The Board is interested in hearing from the community about the finalists. Deadline to complete finalist surveys is 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 25. The Board of Education of Charles County narrowed its search to three finalists from 17 applicants for the position. The selected finalist will replace Superintendent Kimberly A. Hill, Ed.D., who will Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is partnering with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to provide summer camp for students. The camps are run by CCPS School Resource Officers, include lunch and are free for students. Space is limited and registration is required. The following are available camps. Space is limited and parents must register for each camp. Parents will be notified if their child is selected for a camp.  Ladies Leadership Soccer Camp The Ladies Leadership Soccer Camp is set for June 22 through June 24 at Laurel Springs Park. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Read more…


The Charles County Board of Education narrowed its superintendent search this week to three finalists. The three candidates are Jeffrey O. Holmes, Ed.D., chief of elementary schools for District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS); Mr. Marvin L. Jones, executive director of schools for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS); and Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., an education consultant working to support school systems to improve learning opportunities. The school system is looking to replace the current superintendent, Dr. Kimberly A. Hill, who announced earlier this year that she would retire in June. The three finalists will participate in individual question-and-answer sessions via Read more…


Henry E. Lackey High School senior Izaiah Hair is counting down to his upcoming high school graduation. He is a member of the Career Research and Development (CRD) program at Lackey, a group of about 20 students who attend school for a half day and work in the afternoon. Hair stood out among his CRD peers and was named a finalist in the countywide CRD Student of the Year awards program. Last week, he was honored with the title of 2021 CRD Student of the Year. Each year, only one student enrolled in the CRD program earns the award. Nominees Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has partnered with the Charles County Department of Health to host vaccine clinics at area high schools for children. Priority registration is for children ages 12 and older. Registration for the below clinics is available on the health department website at https://charlescountyhealth.org/. The clinics will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and take place in either the listed school’s gymnasium or cafeteria. CCPS is partnering with the health department in an effort to vaccinate as many county residents as possible, including children. CCPS does not require any student or staff member to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Read more…


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) students earned top honors at the recent virtual state challenge. Held May 1 online, the Maryland MESA State Competition Virtual Showcase featured students who earned first place at their respective local levels. The following teams earned honors at the state event. Storybook Theme Park Ride challenge J. P. Ryon Elementary School, first place, Minh Nguyen, fifth grade. Expanding Structure challenge Ryon, second place, Justin Bell-Buckner and Mickhi Jordan, fifth grade. Mobile App Challenge Ryon, third place, Averie Foster, Destiny Evans, Jada Walthour, Christopher Mejia-Trochez and Kenadi Phillips, fifth Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is expanding the Virtual Academy program next school year for high school students. The program is virtual and managed by staff at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Students must apply and meet minimum criteria to be accepted. Enrollment is not guaranteed. A video with details about the Virtual Academy program is posted on the school system website here. Application information The application form is linked here. Students currently in Grades 8-11 can apply. Interested students must complete the application by Friday, May 28, to be considered for next school year. Late applications will not Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is partnering with the Charles County Department of Health to survey parents about their interest in the COVID-19 vaccine recently approved for children 12 and older. CCPS is asking parents of children who meet the age criteria to complete an optional interest survey. The survey will help the health department plan for vaccine supplies and distribution clinics. The survey is available by clicking here. Deadline to complete the survey is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 16.  CCPS does not require any staff member or student to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, the Food and Read more…

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