December 4, 2023

COVID Spreads in St. Mary’s Schools

St. Mary’s County’s public middle schools and high schools are reporting some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. Less than 10% of the state’s 1,449 schools have reported outbreaks, and they are of 10 or fewer students. St. Mary’s four public middle schools plus Leonardtown and Great Mills high schools total more than 400 cases.

Students Compete at MATHCOUNTS


Two St. Mary’s County schools, Esperanza Middle School and Chesapeake Charter School, took the top spots at the 22nd annual regional MATHCOUNTS competition on Feb. 6, 2016.

SMECO Holds 21st MATHCOUNTS Competition

SMECO’s 21st annual MATHCOUNTS competition brought more than 130 students from 19 middle chools in SoMD to test their math skills.

Esperanza Teacher Wins VFW Award

Esperanza teacher Mike Sturgess received the VFW Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the NAS Patuxent River VFW Post 2632.

Esperanza Middle Wins First Place at MATHCOUNTS

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More than 150 students from 19 Southern Maryland middle schools tested their mathematics skills at the competition.

Living the Dream

Cmdr. Brown challenged attendees of the annual MLK Jr. service.