DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL: Students and staff at Theodore G. Davis Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-31. Students will kick off the celebration Monday, Oct. 22, by releasing biodegradable balloons in front of the school. Staff and students will also wear red shirts on Friday, Oct. 26 in support of the campaign, which encourages children to be drug free. Members of the Students Against Destructive Decisions and Students Against Starting Smoking club will help organize the events.
INDIAN HEAD ELEMENTARY: The Indian Head Elementary School choir performed Sept. 21 at a peace pole dedication ceremony held at the Indian Head Senior Center. The peace pole represents unity of people around the world. The choir is under the direction of music teacher Louella Bailey.
BROWN ELEMENTARY: Fourteen students from Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School participated in the annual Just Say No/Students Against Drunk Driving walk-a-thon held Oct. 13 at the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf. Students received pledge donations, which are used to fund Just Say No events and other school-related activities.
MUDD ELEMENTARY: A “Homework Clues: Helpful Hints and Homework How-To’s” workshop was held Oct. 18 for parents and students at Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School. Students created portable homework stations and parents were introduced to homework hints in a presentation given by Cathy Bostwick, Mudd’s school psychologist. The event was organized by Laura Hamby, Mudd’s parent liaison.
NORTH POINT HIGH SCHOOL: Members of the Rural Maryland Council visited North Point High School Oct. 17 as part of a “Health and Community” tour organized by the Rural Maryland Summit. Students in the School of Health, Human and Protective Services and the School of Advanced Technology demonstrated how technology, such as personal digital assistants, laptop computers and electrocardiograph machines, is utilized in classrooms. The Rural Maryland Council is a tri-county organization that works with local and state government agencies and businesses to address the needs of the Southern Maryland community.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Keith Grier, Title IX Coordinator, or Patricia Vaira, Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Keith Hettel, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration 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.