Changes to the 2014-2015 School System Operational Calendars
The Board of Education of St. Mary's County, at their meeting of March 25, 2015, approved changes to the 2014-2015 School System Operational Calendars due to the inclement weather experienced this past winter. St. Mary's County Public Schools closed seven days this year for inclement weather. Five make-up days for inclement weather were already included in the calendar, requiring schools to be open two additional days to meet the state requirement of 180 school days each year.
-- Schools will now be open on Friday, May 1, 2015. It will be a full day of school to make up one of the inclement weather days. Head Start and PreKindergarten students will have school on May 1, 2015.
-- Friday, June 12, 2015 will be a regular day of school with all Head Start, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten through Grade 11 students attending. June 12 will be the last day for Head Start and PreKindergarten.
-- Monday, June 15, 2015 and Tuesday, June 16, 2015 will be early dismissal days with all Kindergarten through Grade 11 students attending. Head Start and PreKindergarten students will not have school on June 15, 2015 and June 16, 2015.
-- Wednesday, June 17, 2015 will be an early dismissal day with all Kindergarten through Grade 11 students attending. Head Start and PreKindergarten students will not have school on June 17, 2015. June 17, 2015 will be the last day of school for all students.
The Chesapeake Public Charter School will now be open on Friday, May 1, 2015 and Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The Chesapeake Public Charter School will continue to have early dismissals on
Friday, June 12, 2015, Monday, June 15, 2015, and Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The last day for students at the Chesapeake Public Charter School will be June 16, 2015.
SMECO Elementary Mathematics Challenge Competition Results
The annual Elementary Mathematics Challenge Competition, co-sponsored by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, for fourth and fifth grade students, was held at Margaret Brent Middle School on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Seventeen elementary schools (16 public schools and 1 non-public school) sent teams of seven fourth grade students and seven fifth grade students to compete. The competition consisted of a team portion and an individual portion. During the team portion, team members collaborated to answer five multiple step mathematics problems. Individual team members then took a test consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. The scores of the top five finishers on the individual tests from each school were combined to make the individual school total. The individual school total was combined with the team score to make the final school team score.
Below are the school team results for the first five places in each grade level:
1st: Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School
2nd: Leonardtown Elementary School
3rd: Oakville Elementary School
4th: Town Creek Elementary School
4th Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School
5th: Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
1st Father Andrew White School
2nd Leonardtown Elementary School
3rd Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
4th Green Holly Elementary School
5th: Oakville Elementary School
Below are the individual results for the top finishers in each grade level:
1st: Ben Dodge, Leonardtown Elementary School
2nd: Teddy Bates, Leonardtown Elementary School
3rd: Shawn Gregory, White Marsh Elementary School
1st: Emily Bolton, Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
2nd: Elizabeth Norris, Father Andrew White School
3rd: Jake Weller, Leonardtown Elementary School