North Point High School is hosting two open houses for Charles County students interested in applying for science, technology and industry (STI) programs for the 2015-16 school year. The open houses will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, both starting at 6:30 p.m. Parents and students who are residents of Charles County and are interested in applying to one of North Point’s 17 STI programs are encouraged to attend. Call 301-753-1759 for more information.


Several Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students were invited to attend the annual Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Maryland Leadership Seminar at Mount St. Mary’s University earlier this year. The four-day seminar brings together student leaders to interact with distinguished leaders in the business, government and educational arenas to discuss present and future issues. Participating students were Justin Deniston, Westlake High School; Mikayla Foskey, St. Charles High School; Brooke Homan, La Plata High School; Nicholas Leverich, Maurice J. McDonough High School; Joshua Lewis, La Plata; Jasmine Mitchell, North Point High School; Hunter Stempin, McDonough; and Zachary Will, Henry E. Lackey High School. The goal is to provide a forum for HOBY student ambassadors to learn about the democratic process while understanding their leadership potential. Participants are sophomores and are nominated to attend by their principals or advisors. HOBY Maryland is the local, state-level affiliate of Hugh O’Brian Youth International, which is one of the country’s top youth leadership development organizations. Visit www.hoby.org for more information.


The James E. Richmond Science Center is hosting elementary school spirit nights in which members of a specified school community can take advantage of special opportunities. Attendees have access to discounted ticket prices, a double feature movie of their choice (selected by audience), discovery activities, door prizes and more. The following school spirit nights are scheduled and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. They are: Oct. 14-15, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Mary B. Neal Elementary School, Oct. 28 and Oct. 30; William A. Diggs Elementary School, Nov. 12-13; Berry Elementary School, Nov. 3, Nov. 18 and Nov. 20; Arthur Middleton Elementary School, Dec. 9 and Dec. 11; and Berry, Dec. 18. Contact the Science Center at 301-934-7464 or email JERScienceCenter@ccboe.com for more information on special events.

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.