The Board of Education presented four resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff at its April 17 meeting. The Board presents resolutions annually. The following resolutions were presented:
- Administrative Professionals Week;
- Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week;
- National Physical Education and Sport Week; and
- Teacher Appreciation Week.
CCPS highlights Administrative Professionals Week from April 23-27. The recognition emphasizes the supportive role administrative professionals have in the workplace, and the importance of their contributions in maintaining effective office operations. Administrative Professionals Week also highlights the wealth of knowledge, clerical duties, awareness of procedures, competency and public relations skills professionals demonstrate daily. Mary Kathy Bryant, a financial secretary in the Office of Human Resources at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, accepted the resolution presented by Board of Education Member Michael Lukas.
CCPS recognizes Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week May 7-11. Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions of food and nutrition service workers and their supportive role to the school system, students and staff. During the past school year, food and nutrition service staff have served more than 2.4 million lunches and 1.8 million breakfasts to students. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting was Randy Sotomayor, assistant superintendent of fiscal services for CCPS. Board of Education Member Victoria Kelly presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
National Physical Education and Sport Week is recognized annually by CCPS. This year, CCPS recognizes the week of May 1-7 as National Physical Education and Sport Week to highlight the importance of physical education and sports in the development of growing children. National Physical Education and Sport Week also highlights the positive impact physical education has on students, such as improving overall health, increasing mental alertness and contributing to a positive self-image. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were CCPS physical education teachers Elaine Malone of John Hanson Middle School, Jo’nel Barnes of Henry E. Lackey High School and Fawn Tucker of North Point High School. Board of Education Member Mark Crawford presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
CCPS highlights Teacher Appreciation Week annually and recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Day this year on Tuesday, May 8. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-12 and highlights the contributions of teachers in the lives of children, as well as their positive impact within school communities. Teacher Appreciation Week also focuses on essential skills teachers have to support the smooth operation of a classroom, such as encouraging family learning and parental involvement, serving as a positive role model for children and demonstrating a commitment to student success. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were Latisha Burks, English teacher, Westlake High School; Amber Breckenridge, special education teacher, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; and Tamara Dixon, third-grade teacher, Indian Head Elementary School. Board of Education Member Virginia McGraw presented the resolution on behalf of the Board.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,900 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 Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, 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.