Month: September 2021


The annual Charles County College Fair is set for Monday, Sept. 13, at North Point High School in Waldorf. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) juniors and seniors will attend the fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of a school field trip. During their visit, students can meet with representatives from colleges and universities, including those from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), talk with recruiters who represent the U.S. Armed Forces and learn about opportunities available through vocational and technical schools. No evening session will be held this year as it has in the past. Christian Zimmerman, Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. 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 is open to the public. However, the Board is limiting the number of in-person attendees to the first five arrivals in order to support social distancing in the boardroom. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and must check-in with staff at the main desk. Visitors will be seated in the back of the boardroom. If more Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for nominees for its annual Principal of the Year award. The award honors exemplary leaders for not only their leadership, but for their commitment to providing an exceptional learning environment for students. The principal chosen for the honor will also represent CCPS as the county finalist for The Washington Post Principal of the Year award. Each year, The Post selects an overall award recipient for its Principal of the Year award from among finalists in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Principals can be nominated by staff, students, parents, colleagues or community members, but are not eligible if Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting nominations for The Washington Post and Maryland Teacher of the Year awards programs. Nominated teachers will be considered as honorees in either one or the other awards program, which is a change for CCPS this year. Additionally, all schools and centers must submit one teacher nominee annually. Nomination criteria include a minimum of five complete years of teaching and must be a full-time classroom teacher. Nominees must also commit to maintaining their teaching position with CCPS for the 2022-2023 school year. Criteria also include demonstration by the teacher of the following: Instills in students a Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting an internet safety presentation on Sept. 9. The virtual event will start at 4 p.m. with Joseph Dugan, an internet safety specialist, covering ways parents can keep their children safe on the internet. Dugan, a retired police officer with more than 35 years of experience, is an internet safety specialist with the Maryland State Police. In his last seven years as an officer, Dugan investigated crimes against children and internet crimes against children for the Harford County Child Advocacy Center. The presentation — which usually spans an hour — covers topics such as Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is reopening the application for the high school Virtual Academy program. Students in Grades 9-12 can apply, starting 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 3. The application closes 5 p.m. on Sept. 7. CCPS will accept 175 additional students into the program, and students must meet minimum criteria. Newly accepted Virtual Academy students can expect to start in the program the week of Sept. 13. Application details Click here to access the application in English. (Application is not live until 8 a.m., Sept. 3) The Spanish application is linked here. (Application is not live until 8 a.m., Read more…

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