Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students can learn more about a NAACP-sponsored program during an upcoming orientation and kick-off event. The NAACP’s Academic, Cultural, Technological, & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is designed to pair teens with professionals in specific areas of interest. The Charles County Branch of the NAACP will hold an ACT-SO orientation and kickoff 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 18, in the gymnasium of New Hope Church of God in Waldorf. Students of color who are U.S. citizens, in Grades 9 to 12 and who are amateurs are eligible to participate in ACT-SO. A community-based enrichment program, Read more…


Nationwide supply chain and transportation issues are affecting the meal distribution of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). Beginning Nov. 15, CCPS is planning to switch to offering cold breakfast options only. The temporary change is a reflection of the nationwide supply chain issue of food products and supplies which includes hot breakfast food items, paper products and other supplies. Menu food items are subject to change due to this supply chain issue as well. “Every food and nutrition service (FNS) staff member and manger are dedicated to providing meals as close to the menu as possible, but circumstances sometimes do Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The Board expects that the meeting will be 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 Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting applications from high school seniors interested in participating in the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page Program. Each year, CCPS selects three high school seniors and one alternate to represent the school system in the program. The program provides interested high school seniors with an opportunity to learn first-hand about government and the legislative process. The 2022 program has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student pages will take part in a modified version of the program using Zoom for virtual participation. Their experience will include working in either the state Senate Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9. 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…


A friendly competition between a men’s group and women’s group at a local church is benefitting Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Rev. Kenneth Stewart of Body of Christ Church in Waldorf, and his wife, First Lady Davita Gaines-Stewart, dropped off more than 100 new hoodie sweatshirts to Theodore G. Davis Middle School on Friday. Linda Stocks, pupil personnel worker (PPW) at Davis, was there to welcome them. It is a familiar sight — the Stewarts donating school supplies, food and clothing for CCPS students. “They just follow me from school to school,” Stocks said. She has known the Read more…


North Point High School students in Meladeh McKinnon’s organic chemistry class recently participated in the Bridging the Watershed — Watershed Watchdogs program. Gina McCullough of the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center collected water from the Piney Branch tributary in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 — the day of the activity. Students used samples from Piney Branch to determine the Water Quality Index which gives them a broader view of the health of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. They looked for dissolved oxygen, pH levels, turbidity, nitrates, dissolved solids and collected other data for analysis.  Bridging the Watershed Read more…


Chloe Wooden, a junior at North Point High School, recently won first place national and state titles in the Educators Rising National Competition. Educators Rising is a national student-led movement that aims to inspire high school and college students to serve their communities by entering the field of education. Wooden created her own children’s literature piece from start to finish and taught a lesson on it. To brainstorm the final product, she would sit and read the story aloud and then her original illustrations came to life on the pages. Wooden comes from generations of educators and found her passion Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high schools are bringing the drama this fall play season, as well as the romance and mystery. Slow down for Henry E. Lackey High School’s staging of “One Stoplight Town” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 through 23. Written by Tracy Wells, “One Stoplight Town” is a story about people from a blink-and-you’d-miss-it town. But if you stopped for just a moment, you might see a young boy and girl fall in love, a cantankerous grocery store owner coping with change, a son returning home while a daughter thinks about leaving, and a handyman taking it all Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted its annual fall chess tournament Oct. 16 at Thomas Stone High School. To accommodate COVID-19 social distancing and safety guidelines, this year’s fall tournament was limited to students in Grades 4-12. CCPS students, as well as those who attend private schools and homeschools, were invited to compete. A total of 50 students competed in four rounds of grade-level division play, and one champion was named per grade level. Champions received a trophy and all other participants received medals. Felix Cummings served as the tournament director. The following students earned the champion award for their Read more…

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