Thomas Stone High School

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Thomas Stone High School
3785 Leonardtown Road
Waldorf , Maryland 20601
United States
Coordinates 38°36′54″N76°53′9″W / 38.61500°N 76.88583°W / 38.61500; -76.88583 Coordinates: 38°36′54″N76°53′9″W / 38.61500°N 76.88583°W / 38.61500; -76.88583
School type Public, secondary school
Motto None
Founded 1969
School district Charles County Public Schools
Principal Mr. Michael Charlton
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,562 [1]
Language English
Campus Suburban/Rural
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Athletics conference Southern Maryland Athletic Conference
Mascot Cougars

Thomas Stone is a high school in the eastern section of Waldorf, Maryland, administered by the Charles County Board of Education. The school colors are blue and gold and its mascot is the cougar. It was named after Thomas Stone, a Maryland representative in the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Waldorf, Maryland Census-designated place in Maryland, United States

Waldorf is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Charles County, Maryland, United States. It is 23 miles (37 km) south-southeast of Washington, D.C. The population of the census-designated area was 67,752 at the 2010 census. Waldorf was settled before 1900 as a rural crossroads with a train station and was called "Beantown" after a local family.

Maryland State of the United States of America

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary.

Thomas Stone American planter and lawyer who signed the United States Declaration of Independence

Thomas Stone was an American planter and lawyer who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for Maryland. He later worked on the committee that formed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He acted as President of Congress for a short time in 1784.



One of the oldest high schools in Charles County, Thomas Stone was opened in 1969. [2] Like Henry E. Lackey High School, it was originally constructed with some classrooms underground. It was renovated in the late 1990s, increasing its capacity from 1250 to 1600 students. [3] Thomas Stone is currently the second largest high school in Charles County, after North Point High School.

Henry E. Lackey High School is a high school in Charles County, Maryland. It is run by Charles County Public Schools.

North Point High School is a school for career and technology education. It is located in the far western area of Waldorf, Maryland, United States. At 311,000 square feet (28,900 m2) and with about 2,200 students enrolled, it is the largest high school in Charles County. It is also the second newest high school, having opened in 2005. Its mascot, the Eagle, was derived from the motto of Charles County, "The wild side of the Potomac... Where eagles soar!"


Few are sure of the exact origins of the nickname "Cougarville" but the nickname has entered into the vocabulary of both Thomas Stone students and staff. This nickname has become so popular that the official homecoming theme for the 2007-2008 school year was "Welcome to Cougarville".


Thomas Stone is known for its basketball program. The boys basketball team won back to back 4A East regional titles in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. [4]

In the late 1980s and 1990s the baseball program was one of the top teams in the states under Coach Ed Glaser.[ citation needed ] (State Champs in 1988). Overall there have been many student athletes that have left Thomas Stone to pursue professional sports.[ citation needed ] In baseball a few athletes were drafted out of high school and while in college (Nick Vitellis, Griffin Zarbough, Joey Wilson, Mike Finnamore) but none have made it out of Rookie/Instructional League.[ citation needed ] Football had Marcus Whalen (European football leagues, AFL and CFL) and Antonio Lewis (Practice squads for NFL teams).[ citation needed ]


  1. "Schools & Centers". Charles County Public Schools. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
  2. The current Lackey High School was opened around the same time, replacing a high school built in 1953, which now houses General Smallwood School. Before Thomas Stone was built, the students in its service area went to an older La Plata than the current building.
  3. "IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task 20 "Solar Energy in Building Renovation" Subtask C: "Design of Solar Renovation Projects"" (PDF). International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. May 1998. Retrieved 2008-03-12.
  4. Jon Buzby (March 9, 2009). "Maryland: Boys State Basketball Semifinals Set". Retrieved 2009-11-28.

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