The Board of Education presented two resolutions to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff at its March 12 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, which recognizes early learners, and that all children should enter school well prepared and ready to learn. Accepting the resolution at the Board meeting were J.P. Ryon Elementary School prekindergarten teacher Jaimee Post, prekindergarten student Christian Burrell, kindergarten teacher Jennifer Hume, kindergarten student Brianna Chetry and Mackenzie Claasen, a toddler playgroup participant. Board Member David Hancock presented the resolution.
CCPS recognizes National Student Leadership Week in 2019 as April 21-27. 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 Krisha Patel from Westlake High School; Christine Walker from Henry E. Lackey High School; Hannah Piazza from La Plata High School; Alexis Lepe from North Point High School; France Tomgambo-Kaye from Thomas Stone High School; and Brianna Wilson from Westlake High School. Board Member Michael Lukas presented the resolution.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 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 Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial 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.