Pub­lic schools Teacher Job Fair set for next week

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Charles County Pub­lic Schools is hold­ing a job fair for teach­ers next week. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon­day, July 31, teach­ers can come to St. Charles High School in Wal­dorf to in­ter­view for teach­ing po­si­tions.

Job seek­ers should bring copies of their re­sume, and cer­ti­fied teach­ers should bring a copy of their teach­ing cer­tifi­cate. Can­di­dates should dress to im­press, as on-site in­ter­views will be con­ducted.

For a list of job op­por­tu­ni­ties, go to www.ccboe.com/jobs/cur­ren­topen­ings.php?cat­e­gory=In­struc­tional, or call 301-934-7255. St. Charles High School is at 5305 Piney Church Road.

Filer ap­pointed to state EMS ad­vi­sory role

Charles County Ad­min­is­tra­tor Michael D. Malli­noff an­nounced this week the ap­point­ment of John Filer, Charles County chief of EMS, to the Statewide Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil (SEMSAC) as the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Metro Fire Chiefs. Mem­bers are ap­pointed by the EMS Board with the ap­proval of the gover­nor.

SEMSAC is a 31 mem­ber body that ad­vises and as­sists the State Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices (EMS) Board. SEMSAC is re­spon­si­ble for ad­vis­ing the State EMS Board on is­sues re­gard­ing the state EMS plan, fi­nances and co­or­di­na­tion of ef­forts to pro­vide ex­cel­lence in the de­liv­ery of emer­gency med­i­cal care within the State of Mary­land.

The SEMSAC meets monthly in Bal­ti­more. Filer will be­gin his role on Thurs­day, Sept. 7.

Hoyer an­nounces an­nual app chal­lenge

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (DMd., 5th) has an­nounced the launch of the fourth an­nual Con­gres­sional App Chal­lenge for high school stu­dents in Mary­land’s Fifth Con­gres­sional Dis­trict.

Es­tab­lished by the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2013, the Con­gres­sional App Com­pe­ti­tion is a na­tion­wide event that in­vites stu­dents from all con­gres­sional dis­tricts to com­pete, ei­ther in­di­vid­u­ally or in a group of up to four, by cre­at­ing and pre­sent­ing an orig­i­nal soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tion, or “app,” for a mo­bile, tablet or com­puter plat­form of their choice. The con­test, mod­eled off the long-suc­cess­ful Con­gres­sional Art Com­pe­ti­tion, is de­signed to pro­mote in­no­va­tion and en­gage­ment in the STEM ed­u­ca­tion fields.

“I am de­lighted to launch the fourth an­nual App Chal­lenge, an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents in the Fifth Dis­trict to show­case their pro­gram­ming ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” Hoyer said in a re­lease. “The Con­gres­sional App Chal­lenge is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to get hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence test­ing and build­ing apps. With com­puter sci­en­tists in high de­mand in Mary­land and across the coun­try, we must do ev­ery­thing we can to en­cour­age stu­dents to ex­plore the field of com­puter sci­ence, and work to elim­i­nate short­ages of high qual­ity can­di­dates. I look for­ward to see­ing the work pro­duced by stu­dents in the Fifth Dis­trict.”

The Con­gres­sional App Chal­lenge is open to all high school stu­dents who live in or are el­i­gi­ble to at­tend pub­lic schools lo­cated in Mary­land’s Fifth Con­gres­sional Dis­trict. Stu­dents en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion must sub­mit source code along with a YouTube or VIMEO video that ex­plains and demon­strates their app and what they learned through the com­pe­ti­tion process.

The fi­nal dead­line for sub­mis­sions for the 2017 com­pe­ti­tion is Nov. 1. Stu­dents are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter and be­gin work on their pro­jects as soon as pos­si­ble. Stu­dents are also en­cour­aged to chron­i­cle their progress on so­cial me­dia us­ing the hash­tag #CAC17. The win­ning in­di­vid­ual or team will be rec­og­nized at an awards cer­e­mony with Hoyer, fea­tured on Hoyer.House.gov and Con­gres­sion­alAp­pChal­lenge.us, and the win­ning app will be placed on dis­play in the U.S. Capi­tol along­side win­ners from across the coun­try.

More de­tails on reg­is­ter­ing, sub­mit­ting a con­test en­try, the rules of the com­pe­ti­tion, and help­ful pro­gram­ming re­sources can be found at Con­gres­sion­alAp­pChal­lenge.us.

Charles named one of na­tion’s most dig­i­tally ad­vanced

Charles County Ad­min­is­tra­tor Michael D. Malli­noff an­nounced this week that the Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Gov­ern­ment (CDG) and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Coun­ties (NACo) have se­lected Charles County as one of the na­tion’s most dig­i­tally ad­vanced coun­ties in the 150,000-249,999 pop­u­la­tion cat­e­gory, plac­ing third. This is the Depart­ment of Fis­cal and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Ser­vices’ In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Divi­sion’s 15th con­sec­u­tive year as a re­cip­i­ent of this award.

The 2017 an­nual sur­vey rec­og­nizes lead­ing ex­am­ples of coun­ties us­ing tech­nol­ogy to im­prove ser­vices and boost ef­fi­cien­cies. The sur­vey, con­ducted by CDG and its Dig­i­tal Com­mu­ni­ties

pro­gram, in part­ner­ship with NACo, iden­ti­fies best tech­nol­ogy prac­tices among U.S. coun­ties. To be el­i­gi­ble for the award, a county must be a mem­ber of NACo. There are 3,069 NACo county mem­bers.

The Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Gov­ern­ment is a na­tional re­search and ad­vi­sory in­sti­tute fo­cused on tech­nol­ogy pol­icy and best prac­tices in state and lo­cal gov­ern­ment. CDG is a divi­sion of e.Repub­lic, the na­tion’s only me­dia and re­search com­pany fo­cused ex­clu­sively on state and lo­cal gov­ern­ment and ed­u­ca­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Gov­ern­ment, and to view the full list of win­ners, go to http://www.gov­tech.com/ dc/dig­i­tal-coun­ties/Dig­i­tal-Coun­ties-Sur­vey-2017-Win­ners-An­nounced.html.

House­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion sched­uled for Aug. 5

The Charles County Depart­ment

of Pub­lic Works would like to re­mind res­i­dents that the next house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion for this year will be held on Satur­day, Aug. 5. The house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion site is lo­cated in the park­ing lot of the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works build­ing, lo­cated at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Ra­dio Sta­tion Road in La Plata. Col­lec­tion hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Items ac­cepted free of charge in­clude: pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, fer­til­izer, gaso­line, oil-based paint, clean­ing sup­plies, pool chem­i­cals, flu­o­res­cent lights, mer­cury ther­mome­ters, and other poi­sons found in the home. Re­mem­ber to mark any con­tainer that does not have a read­able, orig­i­nal la­bel.

Un­ac­cept­able ma­te­ri­als in­clude bio-med­i­cal waste (sharps, nee­dles, any­thing with bod­ily flu­ids), la­tex paint, pre­scrip­tion drugs, and am­mu­ni­tion. Used mo­tor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and bat­ter­ies are ac­cepted on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at var­i­ous col­lec­tion sites. Go to www.charle­scoun­tymd.gov/HHW for a list of pre­scrip­tion and non-pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion dropped off lo­ca­tions.

House­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion oc­curs on the first Satur­day of each month. Up­com­ing 2017 col­lec­tion dates are: Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Charles County Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works, En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Divi­sion at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the land­fill and re­cy­cling in­for­ma­tion line at 301-932-5656. Ci­ti­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mar yland Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800-735-2258.

CSM of­fices to close early Aug. 18 for All-Col­lege Con­vo­ca­tion

Classes and es­sen­tial ser­vices will con­tinue to op­er­ate on a nor­mal sched­ule while all CSM ad­min­is­tra­tive and fac­ulty of­fices will close early on Aug. 18 for the col­lege’s eighth an­nual All-Col­lege Con­vo­ca­tion, start­ing at 11 a.m. for the Prince Fred­er­ick, Leonard­town and Re­gional Hugh­esville cam­puses and at 11:45 a.m. for the La Plata Cam­pus. The fit­ness cen­ter and pool at the La Plata Cam­pus

and fit­ness cen­ter at the Prince Fred­er­ick Cam­pus will close at 11 a.m. The pool and fit­ness cen­ter at the Leonard­town Cam­pus will re­main open for nor­mal op­er­at­ing hours. The St. Charles Chil­dren’s Learn­ing Cen­ter will op­er­ate on a nor­mal sched­ule. Ac­cess to on­line ser­vices, in­clud­ing reg­is­tra­tion, is avail­able at www.csmd.edu through my.CSMD ser­vices. CSM’s fac­ulty and staff come to­gether at the con­vo­ca­tion to col­lab­o­rate on the up­com­ing aca­demic year and rec­og­nize em­ployee ac­com­plish­ments. As part of the con­vo­ca­tion, CSM em­ploy­ees are col­lect­ing jars of peanut but­ter that will be do­nated to food pantries in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties.

Mary­land Le­gal Aid es­tab­lishes Mary­land Cen­ter for Le­gal As­sis­tance as sub­sidiary

Mary­land Le­gal Aid an­nounces the cre­ation of a wholly-owned sub­sidiary, the Mary­land Cen­ter for Le­gal As­sis­tance (MCLA). Through a con­tract with the Ad­min­is­tra­tive

Of­fice of the Courts, MCLA will op­er­ate the Dis­trict Court Self-Help Re­source Cen­ters in Bal­ti­more City, Glen Burnie, Up­per Marl­boro, Sal­is­bury and the Mary­land Courts Self-Help Cen­ter in An­napo­lis. While op­er­a­tion of the Self-Help Cen­ters is the first MCLA ac­tiv­ity, the work of MCLA may be ex­panded to in­clude other le­gal ser­vices for low-in­come Mary­lan­ders.

The Self-Help Cen­ters deal with a wide range of civil le­gal mat­ters, in­clud­ing land­lord-tenant, con­sumer mat­ters such as debt col­lec­tion and credit card cases, child sup­port, and crim­i­nal record ex­punge­ment to re­move bar­ri­ers to ob­tain­ing hous­ing, em­ploy­ment, a li­cense, and child cus­tody. In 2016, more than 55,000 self-rep­re­sented lit­i­gants were as­sisted through the Self-Help Cen­ters.

MCLA is a sep­a­rate le­gal en­tity which does not re­ceive fund­ing from the Le­gal Ser­vices Cor­po­ra­tion (LSC) and op­er­ates in com­pli­ance with the pro­gram in­tegrity reg­u­la­tions es­tab­lished by LSC (45 C.F.R. § 1610.8).

Go to www.md­cla.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

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