Barstow Elementary 5th Graders Explore CSM

Calvert County Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith joined Barstow Elementary students Dominique Johnson and Michael Mattson from Carol Corken’s fifth-grade class to learn about energy and force at College Day 2016 at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus. Students spent the day exploring the fields of physics

College Day 2016 Program Introduces Students to Sciences, Higher Ed

            Four fifth-grade classes from Barstow Elementary sampled college for a day recently as part of the Better Education Together partnership between the College of Southern Maryland and Calvert County Public Schools.

College Day 2016, held at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus, was designed to introduce students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in ways the students will remember for a long, long time, said Calvert Supervisor of Elementary Education, Science JoAnn Roberts.

Calvert County Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith joined the fifth-graders in exploring the campus and science classrooms. “It is wonderfully beneficial to our students to experience science in a college setting,” said Smith. “If they were of the mindset to go to college one day, this reinforces it; if not, they are in a college now and it will not be foreign to them,” he added.

A regionally accredited community college that provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community, the College of Southern Maryland is a silver level recipient of the 2008 Maryland Performance Excellence Award. CSM, founded in 1958, is the fifth largest community college in Maryland with campuses in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. For information about CSM, call 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7765 or visit