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La Plata High to host quarterfinal Feb. 23 for a cappella groups  SoMdNews.com

Student members of La Plata High School's “Unplugged” a cappella group will be hosting and competing yet again in the mid-Atlantic quarterfinal of the ...



Three SMAC wrestlers earn state championships; La Plata's Blake finishes second straight undefeated season  SoMdNews.com

La Plata senior Alex Blake, La Plata junior Owen Butler and Leonardtown senior Trevor Crowley all won titles at the state wrestling tournament. Blake finished ...



Student loses her appeal over Islam history class  Arkansas Online

As a high school junior, Caleigh Wood refused to complete a history lesson on "The Muslim World" that she said forced her to embrace Islam in conflict with her ...



Spartones second in regional a cappella competition | Spotlight  SoMdNews.com

Student members of St. Charles High School's “Spartones” a cappella group took second place and won the “Best Vocal Percussion” award on Saturday after ...



CSM receives nearly million dollar grant for STEM program  SoMdNews.com

The STEM department at the community college hopes to improve their program with a new grant.



Calvert County Sheriff's Office Welcomes 8 New Deputies | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the graduation of 8 new deputies from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice ...



To Make Schools Safer, Maryland District Adopts Mandatory Student ID Program  NBC4 Washington

Students at LaPlata High School in Maryland will now be required to wear photo ID in a program meant to bolster school safety by monitoring who goes in and ...



Christian student challenged a school history lesson on Islam and lost in court  The Washington Post

As a high school junior, Caleigh Wood refused to complete a history lesson on “The Muslim World” that she said forced her to embrace Islam in conflict with her ...



La Plata volleyball downs Northern to win second straight SMAC title  SoMdNews.com

After being humbled in the opening set of the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship match at Huntingtown High School on Tuesday ...



La Plata High School marching band, JROTC unit wins big at USBands 30th annual showcase in Penn.  SoMdNews.com

Winning second place at the 2018 USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, Pa., was something that the La Plata High School Marching ...



Gordon scores with 6 seconds left as La Plata field hockey edges Lackey in 1A South Region playoffs  SoMdNews.com

Following a scoreless first half between two squads accustomed to playing one another in tight contests, the La Plata High School field hockey team emerged ...



La Plata High School 3rd quarter honor roll  SoMdNews.com

Grade 9. Principal's honors. Liliana Adamo, Linsey Anderson, Corinne Baldus, Audrey Bell, Olivia Boyce, Khaleel Brown, Jenna Burtch, Michelle Candela, ...



Ganter, La Plata wins Charles County golf championship  SoMdNews.com

La Plata golf claimed the Charles County golf tournament with Gavin Ganter shooting the low round.



SMAC girls basketball teams now seeking state titles  SoMdNews.com

While several Southern Maryland Athletic Conference girls basketball teams will get under way this evening, many others looking for their respective region and ...



La Plata volleyball sees season end in five-set loss to Patuxent in 2A South Region playoffs  SoMdNews.com

After dropping two of its first three sets against the visiting La Plata High School volleyball team on Wednesday afternoon, the Patuxent volleyball squad had no ...



CCPS names five finalists for Teacher of the Year awards  SoMdNews.com

Charles County Public Schools held a unique recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to honor a group of special teachers. Honored during the ceremony ...



School board honors exemplary staff for commitment to students  SoMdNews.com

The Charles County Board of Education at its Dec. 11 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools staff members for their dedication and commitment to ...



Citizenship is most important lesson for La Plata JROTC cadets  SoMdNews.com

This is the third story in an ongoing series about the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) companies in Charles County. Previous stories have ...



La Plata field hockey loses to Patuxent in 1A South Region final  SoMdNews.com

In their quest to capture another Class 1A state championship, the senior-laden Patuxent High School field hockey team realized that it would have to overcome ...



Charles County Sheriff's Office Welcomes Four New Correctional Officers | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

Four Charles County Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy Corrections Entrance Level Training Program. Charles ...



La Plata senior Armstrong headed to Hood for field hockey  SoMdNews.com

La Plata High School senior and Grace Lutheran School, La Plata alumnus Hannah Armstrong got the opportunity recently to celebrate her college choice and ...



County teams set records, place in top-five at Class 3A-2A-1A South Region swim championships  SoMdNews.com

LANDOVER — Swimmers from the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference were virtually dominant at the Class 3A-2A-1A South Region Swim Championships ...



Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to District's Lessons on 'the Muslim World'  Education Week

A federal appeals court has rejected a family's First Amendment challenge to a Maryland school district's lessons on the Islamic faith as part of a high school ...



La Plata girls basketball edges Thomas Stone in overtime  SoMdNews.com

Following a rather mundane start to Wednesday afternoon's Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Potomac Division girls basketball game between La Plata ...



La Plata football set for 2018 season with Lennartz as head coach  SoMdNews.com

Although he is heading into his first season as the La Plata High School football coach in what will be his first stint as a head coach at the varsity.



Jones reaches 1000 career points as St. Charles girls basketball tops La Plata  SoMdNews.com

For the second time in the brief history of the St. Charles High School girls basketball program, one of its players has eclipsed the 1000-point barrier in scoring.



Charles County Fair 2018 Queen Nicotina contestants | Spotlight  SoMdNews.com

Ten young women are competing to become the 83rd Queen Nicotina of the Charles County Fair. They are Georgia Bowling, 17, of La Plata High School, ...



La Plata wrestling tops Thomas Stone; Cougars also fall to Calvert  SoMdNews.com

Tuesday's two Southern Maryland Athletic Conference wrestling dual meets at Thomas Stone High School required less than hour to complete as a parade of ...



La Plata boys basketball falls to Leonardtown | News  SoMdNews.com

Throughout the course of a contest in which each team had chances to make pivotal, decisive runs, the Leonardtown High School boys basketball team ...



Bowling honored by Conservancy for Charles County | Spotlight  SoMdNews.com

Charles County native Lloyd Bowling received the 2018 Charles County Heritage Award at the Conservancy for Charles County's recent annual dinner meeting ...



La Plata has three seniors sign to college  SoMdNews.com

Three La Plata High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to attend various colleges next fall and all three will be headed in slightly different ...



La Plata wrestling edged by Leonardtown | News  SoMdNews.com

The Leonardtown Raiders wrestling program has been a force to be reckoned with for the last few years.



La Plata volleyball sets high goals for 2018 season  SoMdNews.com

One year after reaching the Class 2A state championship match only to be upended by Damascus High School from Montgomery County, the La Plata High ...



Court of Appeals rules school system did not violate student's rights  SoMdNews.com

Charles County Public Schools announced Thursday that a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled the school system did not violate a student's First ...



Charles County Fair carries on despite rain threat  Bay Net

Charles' 95th fair was a showcase of agriculture, talent, food and fun.



Lackey, McDonough, Westlake finish in top five at region indoor track and field championships  SoMdNews.com

LANDOVER — Team titles may have eluded those Southern Maryland Athletic Conference squads that competed in Monday afternoon's Class 1A and 2A East ...



Robert Anthony Patterson | Obituaries  SoMdNews.com

Robert (Robbie) Anthony Patterson, 23, passed away October 12, 2018 while on active duty at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was born on Nov. 29, 1994 in ...



La Plata native David Bowling shot down over Vietnam in 1969  SoMdNews.com

Almost half a century after his death, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. David Bowling, a native of La Plata, is still remembered as not just a hero, but as someone who was ...



La Plata golf sweeps season-opening match | News  SoMdNews.com

La Plata golf started the 2018 season by sweeping Chopticon, Huntingtown and Leonardtown in a quad-match.



Southern Maryland has nine of state's top public high schools  Bay Net

Lexington Park, MD - Niche.com, a website that ranks and grades U.S. colleges, K-12 schools, neighborhoods and companies, recently released their 2019 Best ...



Alice Richards Olmsted | Obituaries  SoMdNews.com

Alice Richards Olmsted, 84, of La Plata, died peacefully early on 1 January 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in White Plains on 7 November 1934 ...



Board of Ed honors school support staff | Spotlight  SoMdNews.com

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annually honors outstanding support services personnel in the areas of instructional assistant, secretary, information ...



Calvert volleyball tops La Plata in four sets  SoMdNews.com

On a night when the team held its annual “Dig Pink” outing to highlight breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the cause, the Calvert High School ...



La Plata High team wins state financial literacy competition  SoMdNews.com

A team of students from La Plata High School took first place in the M&T Bank Personal Finance Challenge April 17, a state financial literacy competition, and on ...



CSM welcomed large class of new faculty this fall  SoMdNews.com

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) welcomed new faculty members for the fall semester, further enriching CSM's academic prominence and breadth of ...



Lackey wrestling falls to Sparrows Point in 1A state duals  SoMdNews.com

The outcome of Saturday's Class 1A state wrestling duals semifinal against Sparrows Point at North Point High School proved far more respectful for Lackey ...



JROTC instructors at Md. high school removed following reported student drug use during field trip  FOX 5 DC

A group of Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) students are in hot water after they reportedly got drunk and high on an out-of-state field trip.



Huntingtown, Lackey, La Plata, North Point compete in Warrior duals  SoMdNews.com

The Southern Maryland Athletic Conference wrestling teams from Huntingtown, Lackey, La Plata, and North Point participated in the Warrior Duals held at La ...



Teacher Academy of Maryland students participate in internships  SoMdNews.com

A teacher should start every day *fresh*. “Every day is a new day,” said Michelle Simone, a first-grade teacher at Dr. James Craik Elementary School for more than ...



Newburg Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for the Vehicular Slaying of 21-Year-Old Hughesville Woman | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Daniel Juwan Butler, 23 of Newburg, to 6 years in prison and 5 ...



Lackey girls win third straight state crown, La Plata's Strong's three titles among winners at state track and field championships  SoMdNews.com

Lackey girls track and field claimed their third straight state title at the state championships in Baltimore. Among the many individual winners, La Plata's Alex ...



Archbishop Neale School 1st quarter honor roll | School News  SoMdNews.com

Grade 4. Principal's list: Greyson Barnidge, Leah Buck, Mariah Counts, Mackenzie Desrosiers, John Devine, Page Hamilton, Nicholas Reisinger, Grace Rison, ...



La Plata High School football preview: Heading into season with heavy hearts  So Md News

Things did not go well on the field last fall for the La Plata High School football team and this summer the program was dealt another blow when special teams.



North Point's Davis wins second straight girls state golf title  SoMdNews.com

COLLEGE PARK — Southern Maryland Athletic Conference golfers were not only well represented on Wednesday afternoon in the second day of the Class ...



Board honors school volunteers for making the difference  SoMdNews.com

The inaugural Charles County Public Schools Be the Difference awards to honor volunteers was held June 25 at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in ...



La Plata boys soccer comes up short versus Patuxent  SoMdNews.com

Under the lights Monday night at La Plata High School, Patuxent boys soccer head coach Paul Gray could not wipe the smile off of his face talking about how ...



Driver Charged and Arrested for Crash that Killed Taylor Anne Halbleib | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

On Friday, June 01, 2018, Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team presented the facts of the investigation for the fatal collision that ...



Flowers named new McDonough head girls basketball coach, Way hired as La Plata head boys basketball coach  SoMdNews.com

Stephanie Flowers and Spencer Way III are joining the high school head coaching ranks. Flowers is the new head coach for McDonough girls basketball, while ...



Indictment handed down in fatal December crash | thebaynet.com  Bay Net

La Plata, MD – An early December motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Charles County woman has led to the indictment of a Newburg man. According ...



Berry wins reelection, shake up on the Orphans' Court  SoMdNews.com

Results are in after the primary election in Charles County on Tuesday, with candidates selected for offices of the sheriff, judges and clerk of the circuit court, ...



La Plata tennis takes down McDonough | News  SoMdNews.com

After spending the first 15 years of his life in the warm, humid Philippines, La Plata High School sophomore Kier Nauca was hardly about to complain about the ...



La Plata celebrates with bed races—You make the call!  Bay Net

Bed race final was extremely close as town celebrates resurgence.



La Plata volleyball rallies past Northern | News  SoMdNews.com

La Plata volleyball topped Northern in five sets in a thrilling match that saw the Warriors get outscored.



La Plata senior Strong signs with Arkansas State for track and field, Ruble inks with Delaware State for volleyball  SoMdNews.com

In the days leading up to signing his National Letter of Intent with Arkansas State University, La Plata High School senior Alex Strong admitted that the choice ...



Ernest Andrew Renner | Obituaries | somdnews.com  SoMdNews.com

Ernest Andrew “Ernie” Renner, 73, husband of Elaine Renner, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Versailles, Kentucky. Ernie was born on May 23, ...



Lukas runs for third term on school board  SoMdNews.com

La Plata resident Michael Lukas is hoping for a third term on the school board to promote equity, a reduction in standardized testing and school discipline and ...



St. Mary's College graduate Way takes head varsity basketball job at La Plata  SoMdNews.com

Spencer Way III, a former basketball player at St. Mary's College of Maryland, just accepted a job coaching varsity boys basketball at La Plata High School.



La Plata's Vienneau, Schueller win at 3A-2A-1A state swim championships  So Md News

La Plata High School sophomores Conor Vienneau and Megan Schueller not only earned a spot on the podium Saturday at the Class 3A-2A-1A state swim ...



Lennartz takes over head coaching reins of La Plata football  SoMdNews.com

John Lennartz is the new head football coach at La Plata High School.



Charles Regional Medical Center welcomes its first newborn of 2019  SoMdNews.com

Weighing in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring approximately 18 inches in length, the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center welcomed ...



Md. school's Islam lesson was constitutional, 4th Circuit says  Maryland Daily Record

La Plata High School did not violate a Christian student's rights to freedom of religion and speech by teaching about Islam, federal appeals court rules.



La Plata graduate Daryl Thompson is back with the Blue Crabs for 2018  SoMdNews.com

Coming off of a championship season, Daryl Thompson would love nothing more than to finish the 2018 Atlantic League season as part of another victorious ...



La Plata boys lacrosse nips Huntingtown in five overtimes  SoMdNews.com

After playing through nearly five overtime periods against the Huntingtown Hurricanes, La Plata's Tyler Getgen finally put a shot into the net with just 53.7 ...



Milstead steps down as La Plata head football coach, gets head coaching job at alma mater Delaware State  So Md News

Rod Milstead recently stepped down as La Plata High School's head football coach to take over the head coaching position at Delaware State University, his ...



Two lawsuits filed against Charles County school system, superintendent  So Md News

Two lawsuits have been filed against Charles County Public Schools and Superintendent Kimberly Hill in connection to sexual harassment via texts and sexual ...



La Plata High School kicks off Charles County graduations  Bay Net

Waldorf, MD - The first of six Charles County high school graduations took place Friday, May 29 as 156 La Plata High School Warriors walked across the stage ...



Carlos Bell sentenced to 190 years for child sex abuse  Bay Net

UPDATE. LA PLATA, Md. —Tony Covington, State's Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge ...



La Plata It's Academic Team Wins Regional Competition  Southern Maryland Online

La Plata High School's It's Academic team earned the top spot in the annual Charles County Public Schools competition held Dec. 6 at the school.



HIV-Positive Maryland School Track Coach Sentenced to 105 Years in Prison on Child-Pornography Charges  The Root

A former Maryland middle school aide was sentenced to 105 years in prison on federal child-pornography charges.



Charles Co. students report substitute teacher charged with inappropriate relationship  WTOP

A Waldorf, Maryland, substitute teacher is facing multiple charges of crimes against children after students reported he was having an inappropriate relationship ...



College news | College News | somdnews.com  SoMdNews.com

Craft graduates from The Citadel. Justin Craft of Waldorf graduated from The Citadel during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on ...



FACT CHECK: Maryland School Bans Marine Veteran Over Daughter's Homework  snopes.com

Rumor claims a Marine was banned from the premises of his daughter's school for objecting to a homework assignment about Islam.



Ripken Select baseball event a success for Calvert, Remalia  SoMdNews.com

Two baseball players from Southern Maryland had the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in the Ripken Select one-day event last month.



HIV positive Charles County sex assault suspect faces 119 counts, officials say  FOX 5 DC

A Charles County middle school instructional assistant and track coach who's accused of sexually assaulting several male students while being HIV positive has ...



HIV positive Charles Co. school assistant accused of sexually victimizing 42 kids pleads guilty  FOX 5 DC

A former Charles County school assistant, who officials said is HIV positive, accused of sexually victimizing 42 juveniles has pleaded guilty, according to officials.



Md. parents file suit in federal court against Charles County schools, high school staff  WTOP

A Maryland couple is suing Charles County Schools in federal court after objecting to their daughter's world history lesson involving Islam.



CCPS Honors Teacher of the Year Nominees, Announces Finalists  Southern Maryland Online

Honored during the ceremony were nominees for the 2019 Washington Post Teacher of the Year and Charles County Teacher of the Year award programs.



Maryland school parents were uninformed for months about sex-abuse probe  The Washington Post

Administrators at a Southern Maryland school district waited six months to inform parents at a middle school that one of its employees had been placed on ...



Southern Maryland Christian Academy 1st quarter honor roll  SoMdNews.com

Grade 1. A honors: Giovanni Armstrong, Cayden Atiemo, Genesis Bethea, Adrianna Bledsoe, Tristian Brown, Karlee Bush, Travis Chase, Jeremy Dargin, ...



La Plata wrestling tops North Point on senior night  So Md News

On the night when it honored 11 seniors before and after their matches, the La Plata High School wrestling team got ample, belated support from several ...



La Plata volleyball sweeps Rising Sun, headed to 2A state final  So Md News

COLLEGE PARK — Monday evening at the noisy, cozy confines of the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum, the La Plata High School volleyball had to ...



Lackey boys, girls win SMAC track and field meet titles  SoMdNews.com

The Lackey High School boys and girls track and field teams claimed team titles at the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference championships. Northern took ...



Numerous Principal, Vice Principal Changes in Charles Co. Public Schools  Southern Maryland Online

Superintendent Kimberly Hill announced principal and vice principal changes today, as well as administrative appointments.



Family of alleged Carlos Bell victim threatens lawsuit against Charles County Public Schools  FOX 5 DC

A family of one of the alleged victims in a sex abuse scandal involving a Charles County track coach and teacher's aide has threatened to launch a $1 million ...



Track coach with HIV pleads guilty to sexually assaulting students, made child pornography at home and on school grounds –  Weekly Challenger

By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER. A former Maryland school track coach who has HIV has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing students and filming child ...



Background checks only start of process | Spotlight  So Md News

Process for background checks in Charles County Public Schools and administrative procedures for Charles County Public Schools when an employee is ...



'For the love of music' | Spotlight  SoMdNews.com

Southern Maryland musicians looking to record some of their music could do a lot worse than heading to Mark's Place, a small nondescript house tucked off ...



Army vet, Issue resident runs for school board  So Md News

Latina "Tina" Wilson, a lifelong resident of Issue and Charles County NAACP education chairwoman, is running for the Charles County Board of Education.



HIV positive Charles County sex assault suspect had additional involvement with youth, police say  FOX 5 DC

An HIV positive Charles County man who is accused of sexually assaulting "several male students" had additional involvement with youth, according to ...



La Plata wrestling goes 6-2 at Warrior Duals; Lackey, North Point perform well  So Md News

During a weekend in which a minor, unexpected winter storm proved a mild inconvenience to those wrestlers who competed in the annual Warrior Duals at La ...



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