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St. Mary's Co. Public Schools News Briefs

Board of Education Elects Officers

During its meeting of Wednesday, December 14, the Board of Education of St. Mary's County re-elected Dr. Salvatore L. Raspa as chairman and Mrs. Marilyn A. Crosby as vice chairman. Dr. Raspa's school board term expires December 2014 and Mrs. Crosby's school board term expires December 2012.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule Change/Redistricting Public Hearing

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Board of Education of St. Mary's County meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, included in this meeting will be a Public Hearing on the proposed Redistricting efforts. This meeting will take place in the Board of Education Meeting Room of the Central Administration Building, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown.

Adult Education Program - English Language Orientation

St. Mary's County Public Schools Adult Education Program will hold its next orientation for English Language classes for adults on January 4, 2012, at the Jarboe Headstart Center at 9:00 a.m. and on January 5, 2012, at Great Mills High School at 5:00 p.m. The classes are open to all adults, ages 16 and over, who are not enrolled in high school. No advance registration is required. Students will begin classes the following week.

For more information, contact the Adult Education Office at 301-475-0213.

SMCPS to Host STEM Expo

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) EXPO will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center. The STEM EXPO is an opportunity for parents, students, community members, and anyone else interested in the St. Mary's County Public Schools' STEM Academy, to ask questions and talk with current STEM students and teachers. Student work samples and exhibits will be on display during the EXPO.

Next year's STEM Academy will include students in grades 4 - 12. For more information on the STEM Academy, visit or contact Ms. Tracey Heibel, Supervisor of Instruction for Science/STEM, at 301-475-5511, ext. 134.

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