The Board of Education presented two resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its March 21 meeting. The Board votes annually to accept resolutions. The following resolutions were presented:
- Month of the Young Child; and
- National Student Leadership Week.
CCPS celebrates the Month of the Young Child annually in April. This year’s national theme is Celebrating Our Youngest Learners. Month of the Young Child recognizes early learners and that all children should enter school well prepared and ready to learn. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Rachael Ashby, three-year-old program teacher at Indian Head Elementary School, and Presley Ferguson, a three-year-old program student at Indian Head. Board member Victoria Kelly presented the resolution.
CCPS recognizes National Student Leadership Week in 2017 during April 16-22. National Student Leadership Week honors students who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills by participating in academic, community and co-curricular activities. These activities include student government, academic and fine arts clubs, athletics, vocational clubs and other organized events. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were several student liaisons including Student Board Member Da’Juon Washington from North Point High School, Kaitlyn Willett from Henry E. Lackey High School, Sarah Gough from La Plata High School, Donnell Johnson from Maurice J. McDonough High School, Jordyn Best from North Point, Amira Sago from Thomas Stone High School and Zeles Amoah from Westlake High School. Board Vice Chairman Barbara Palko presented the resolution.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 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.