Charles County celebrates American Freedom Week

Charles County celebrates American Freedom Week


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate American Freedom Week Nov. 4-8. During this week, CCPS gives special recognition to those who serve our country and those who gave their lives to preserve America’s liberty. Special activities will be held in all schools to honor and celebrate patriotism.

There are a number of days throughout the year that commemorate America’s history and honor the men and women who give of themselves to serve and maintain the freedoms Americans enjoy. CCPS celebrates American Freedom Week to recognize these men and women collectively.

The Board of Education recently passed a resolution recognizing the importance of promoting and educating students about the significance of American history, the people who have bravely served our country and the symbols of our country’s freedom. The resolution encourages students, teachers, parents, staff, Board members and other members of the community participate in the school system’s joint activities. 

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Members of the La Plata High School NJROTC program accept the American Freedom Week resolution during the October Board meeting. Pictured above from left, Cadet Brandon Lee, junior, Cadet Henry Giroux, senior, Gunnery Sergeant Clive Bailey, and Board Member Pamela Pederson.

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.

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