The Board of Education presented four resolutions to students and staff at their Jan. 14 meeting. The resolutions are presented to the Board annually. The following resolutions were presented:
- African-American History Month;
- Career and Technology Education Month;
- Gifted and Talented Education Month; and
- National School Counseling Week.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) celebrates African-American History Month Feb. 1-28. The theme for 2014, “Civil Rights in America,” observes the diversity of the nation, state and county and to respect the rights of all people and their contributions to our country and to encourage good relations not only with schools, but also the community. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were students from Milton M. Somers Middle School’s Emerging Young Leaders group including: Selena Makell, eighth grade; Rukiya Richards, sixth grade; Denae Lancaster, seventh grade; and Eden Williams, eighth grade.
CCPS celebrates Career and Technology Education Month Feb. 1-28. This month highlights the progress and well-being of the citizens of Maryland and focuses on education and training for the “World of Work”. Career and technical educators hold as their primary aim the development of skills, leadership and efficiency consistent with the American work ethic. Accepting the resolution were Kimberly Clements, an interactive media production teacher at the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center, and Stethem Principal Wayne Freeman.
CCPS celebrates Gifted and Talented Education Month Feb. 1-28. This month recognizes the gifted and talented students who are defined by law as students who have outstanding talent and perform, or show the potential of performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to their peers. Zahra Ramakdawala, a second grader at William A. Diggs Elementary School and Aaron Sellow, a third grader at Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School, accepted the resolution.
CCPS celebrates National School Counseling Week Feb. 3-7. This week recognizes the school counselors who are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents. School counselors support not only students, but also parents, teachers and other educators in furthering education, personal and social growth of students. Accepting the resolution were Alicia Jones, supervising school counselor for Charles County Public Schools, and William Marchione and Valerie Benton, school counselors at Piccowaxen Middle School.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.