Month: January 2022


Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) buildings will be closed for activities on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. 


The new www.ccboe.com website is set to launch on Tuesday, Jan. 18. School sites will also feature a new design to deliver a cohesive look. The launch may result in the site being inaccessible for at least an hour on Tuesday. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) last updated its website design in 2017. The new look was developed with input from Finalsite, a company that has designed websites for more than 8,000 schools around the world. The new design is modern, ADA compliant, faster and easier to navigate. CCPS staff has moved all content from previous school sites to the new Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County met Jan. 11, 2022, for its regular meeting. A meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at www.ccboe.com and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/videos. The following are important meeting updates. The Board of Education held its annual election for chairperson and vice chairperson. Board Member Michael Lukas was elected as chairperson and Board Member Latina Wilson was elected vice chairperson. The terms are effective for one year. The Board votes on its chairperson and vice chairperson annually in January. Click Read more…


C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School — known to some as “the hidden gem on Lancaster Circle” — is a community school where staff and parents work together to ensure students get the most out of their education. “We make the building a really positive environment and a place full of support for all students,” Principal Brian King, Ed.D., said. “We pride ourselves on building relationships between the adults who work here and building great relationships with our students and with their parents and guardians. We try to create a culture with everybody being on the same team to provide our Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County today elected Michael Lukas as its chairperson and Latina L. Wilson as its vice chairperson at the start of the Jan. 11 meeting. The Board votes annually in January to elect a chairman and vice chairman. Both the chairperson and vice chairperson serve a one-year term. The current Board was elected to office in November 2018. Lukas was first elected to the Board in 2010 and has served three terms. He has held the positions as its chairperson and vice chairperson in the past. Wilson has served one term as chairperson, and two Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County at its Jan. 11 meeting honored four 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. Honored by the Board at its January meeting were Jordan Combs of William A. Diggs Elementary School; Joyce Dorsey of Thomas Stone High School; Michelle Garcia of J.P. Ryon Elementary School; and Valerie Morris of General Smallwood Middle School. Combs, a special education teacher at Diggs for Read more…


The Board of Education at its Jan. 11 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. 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. Honored at the meeting were Kevin Mejia-Trochez of J.P. Ryon Elementary School; Jurniah Young of William A. Diggs Elementary School; Madelyn Sopher of General Smallwood Middle School; and Synai Ferrell of Thomas Stone High School. Mejia-Trochez is a fifth-grade student at Ryon and was recognized for his academic achievement. He has attended Ryon since the Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school dedicated to the second marking period: Nov. 12 (changed to school closure day and added at the end of the school year); and Jan. 3, 4 and 7 due to inclement weather. The start of the third marking period moves to Thursday, Jan. 27. Friday, Jan. Read more…


The Charles County Scholarship Fund is offering more than 60 scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. Interested students can visit the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, ccboe.com, to view available scholarships, eligibility criteria and additional requirements. All applications must be completed and submitted online by Tuesday, March 1. Students need only to submit one application and late submissions are not accepted. The application is posted here. Application requirements include a resume, personal statement that details academic and career goals, two letters of recommendation, a high school transcript and copy of the first semester senior year report card. The Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 10. CCPS will operate on a normal schedule of in-person learning and continues to work closely with the Charles County Department of Health to monitor COVID-19 data, positive cases and discuss necessary quarantine measures. The following are important CCPS updates as students return back to school next week. CCPS quarantine processes remain the same Any time a decision is made to quarantine a classroom, grade-level or school, CCPS will communicate directly with the affected parents and staff of the school community. Systemwide decisions that affect all Read more…

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