St. Mary's Co. Public Schools News Briefs

Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week

St. Mary's County Public Schools will celebrate Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week during the week of September 14-18, 2015 by including locally-grown products in school lunches. Evergreen Elementary School will also be hosting a visit from Cornelia during the week of September 14-18, 2015.

The Cornelia program (sponsored by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission) includes coloring books, animated videos, live videos, and two life-size mascot characters (Cornelia and Couch Potato), and teaches children about the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle in an effort to combat childhood obesity and enhance the role farms play in healthy eating and exercise.

Maryland Home Grown School Lunch Week aims to bring more Maryland-grown products to school lunch rooms and to help educate students about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet. More information about Maryland's Farm-to-School initiative is available at:

Southern Maryland College Fair

The Southern Maryland College Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department with two sessions. The first session begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 1:00 p.m. The second session begins at 5:00 p.m. and is open until 7:30 p.m. Approximately 130 colleges and universities throughout Maryland and the east coast, from Maine to Florida, as well as the United States military academies will be represented with exhibits and admission officers.

College and university officials will be available to answer any and all questions from students and parents/guardians concerning their schools. Financial aid workshops will be presented on site throughout the evening. All college-bound students, as well as those who might be considering college, are encouraged to attend this event and to bring their parents/guardians. Students and their parents/guardians will have a unique opportunity to talk personally with the visiting college officials to learn what each institution offers, requirements for admission, cost, special programs, and location. Admission is free and information is available from all high school counselors.

The twenty-fourth annual Southern Maryland College Fair is sponsored by St. Mary's County Public Schools, in collaboration with Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary's Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary's County Libraries.

St. Mary's County Public Schools' Ethics Panel Meeting - Cancelled

The St. Mary's County Public Schools' Ethics Panel meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2015 was cancelled. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible. For more information, call 301-475-5511, ext. 32247.

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