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Supervisor of Elementary Student Services Renee McLaughlin and Supervisor of Special Education Dr.  Lynnette Johnson have relocated to other organizations.  Thank you for your service.

Staging and choreography made the Theater Academy production entertaining.

Theater Academy students...Performances were held on  July 21 at 2:00 PM and on July 22 at 6:00 PM-Both at Washington Academy and High School

Left to Right- Greenwood Elementary School Principal Ashley Walters and Assistant Principal Dorothy Bell-Jackson form the new administrative team at the school.

Local actor Robert Forester helped with the training of the students in the Theater Academy.

Students five through 13 added to the overall quality of the production of the Phantom Tollbooth.  

Crisfield Academy & High School Teacher of the Year and Secondary Education Teacher of the Year Ginger Wilson, at the center with her administrators.  

2015-2016 Support Employee of the Year, Brenda Henderson, at her desk at Washington Academy and High School.

Woodson Elementary School Principal  Kirstin Gibson

Professional Vocalist from the Disney Corporation Sofi Tyler was involved with the Theater Academy.

Crystal Gonzalez, CAHS Class of 2015, is a cadet within the Maryland State Police.  She is shown with J.M. Tawes principal Keith O'Neal and J.M. Tawes school counselor Janice Cottman.

Costuming added to the production.

 Cheryl O'Neal- Supervisor of Special Education.

Paraprofessional Carol Dennis retired this year with 20 years of experience.

Washington Academy and High School  Assistant Principal- Matthew Brady

WHS science teacher Arlene Ginn was recognized for her service to SCPS.  She has 43 years of experience in the teaching profession with five of those years in Somerset County.

SIS student with her state recognized project for National History Day on the Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges.

Left to Right- WAHS Principal Dr. Pamela Patterson. Assistant Principal Matthew Brady and Assistant Principal Germaine Richardson

 Lilly Welch - Supervisor of Reading, World Language & ELA (K-12). 

Terra Taylor - Assistant Principal at Woodson Elementary School.

Greenwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Benita Hudson retired with 38 years of experience on January 1, 2016. 

Left to Right-2016-2017 Student Board Members installed at Board meeting on July 19. They are CAHS Alternate Student Board Representative Emily Sterling, CAHS Student Board Representative DeAuvione Brittingham and WAHS Student Board Representative Abigale Webster. Missing from the photograph is WAHS Alternate Student Board Representative Ateeb Mirza,

Dorothy Bell-Jackson-Assistant Principal at Greenwood Elementary School.

Local educators work with thirty students in the Summer Theater Academy on the successful production of the play Tollbooth Phantom.  Shown are Andrew Widger, Melodi Power, Kornnine Jones and Heather McHenry.

Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis and Board Chairman Gen. Warner Sumpter congratulate Conal Turner for 52 years of "loyal service to the students of SCPS."
Superintendent John B. Gaddis signs one of the three Units in the negotiation process ratifying that negotiated agreement.  He commented on the hard work and success due to SEA President Vestina Davis and the Board's Negotiating team.

2015-2016 Support Employee of the Year Brenda Henderson.  The Superintendent and Board Chairman congratulate her.  She serves as the Office Manger at WHS and has 37 years of experience in the school system.

Board Chairman Warner Sumpter affixes his signature to one of the Negotiated Agreements between the Board of Education and the employee groups within the system.  SEA President Davis and Superintendent Gaddis flank Sumpter in support.

Somerset Intermediate School Assistant Principal Tony Bevilacqua. 

2016 SCPS Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble

Performance of the Phantom Tollbooth included numerous props, singing, dancing and acting.  The musical play was excellent and had a powerful message.

Supervisor Jill Holland is one of the signatories for the Unit II Negotiated Agreement/Contract.
Food and Nutrition Services Worker Sarah Gerald retired this year with 19 years of service.
Somerset Education Association President Vestina Davis signs one of the Negotiated Agreements as Board Chairman Sumpter and Superintendent Gaddis look on.

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Sports Physical and Forms

Why is a sports physical required?

The exam can help screen athletes for potential illness or conditions that may limit or restrict their sports activity. It helps make sure that kids who play sports are physically capable of meeting the demands of a sport and don't have any conditions that may be aggravated by intense exercise. Click on the title to read more and click on the link to access the MPSSAA physical forms.

Dr. Pamela Patterson is the New Principal at WAHS

Dr. Pamela Paterson has been named as principal of Washington Academy and High School. She has taught high school chemistry and biology, served as a science curriculum specialist and as a principal of Scotland High School of health Sciences, Rockingham Middle School and Richmond County 9th Grade Academy. In addition, she taught college as an adjunct professor at St. Andrews College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Click on the title for more information.

She has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Science Education 9-12 and Biology, A Master's of Arts Degree in Science Education with a concentration in chemistry and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership.

As principal of Washington Academy and High School she said, "I hope to create a shared vision with the students, staff, and community. I will have high expectations for our students and staff while empowering others to take control of their own learning by establishing an environment based on accountability and responsibility. I will ensure a safe and orderly environment. Most importantly, all decisions will be made based on what is best for our students."

Dr. Patterson said, "I believe in developing processes and procedures that provide the most efficient learning environment for students. I am fortunate to have experiences that have helped me to grow as instructional leader and I enjoy sharing those experiences with others to help them continue to grow as educators and leaders. I believe in empowering students and teachers and I fully understand the value that comes from meeting and exceeding goals." She said she enjoys working with high school students stating she had a passion for teaching them and this passion has continued in her administrative roles.

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Upcoming Events

Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 7/28/2016, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library
Play Pals Sponsored by the Judy Center
Date: 8/2/2016, 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Crisfield Library
Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 8/4/2016, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library
Play Pals Sponsored by the Judy Center
Date: 8/9/2016, 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Crisfield Library
Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 8/11/2016, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library