Somerset County School District

(1)Important information regarding the water at J.M. Tawes is posted below on this homepage under News and Announcements.  Related Connect Ed messages will be sent Friday May 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. to students and parents............  (2)Students at GES and PAES to attend school for 1/2 day each on June 12 and June 13 to accommodate teacher moves due to re-alignment of the two schools.  For more details look at the information in News and Announcements. Scroll down this page.......... (3) Click on Links and then on the Dropdown Wor-Wic Dual Enrollment to learn more about this opportunity for our high school students.

L-R 2016-2017 WAHS Student Board Alternate and Student Board Member!!

These 7th graders were recently inducted in the Somerset Intermediate School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Way to go Honorable Herons!!

Recent induction of SIS 6th graders into the National Junior Honor Society.  Congratulations!!

J.M. Tawes students build bridge on the nature trail.

Over 650 community members attended the Community Field Day on Saturday May 20 including many family members and good friends.

SCPS School Safety Committee at its May meeting.

One World Many Stories....EL Family Night

​Young Entrepreneurs Academy members from Washington High. These students paid for a class, met every Tuesday since October to create their own business and product. The students presented their business to a panel of judges on April 5th at Salisbury University Perdue School of Business. They will be attending trade shows and other competitions in the near future.

WHS students produce Relay for Life posters.  WHS art teacher Scott Smith shown in the background.

 Dr. Ben Carson, his wife, a Carson Scholar from WES and his family recently attended the annual banquet at Martin's West in Baltimore.

Visual Arts at Somerset Intermediate School.

Princess Anne Elementary student displays her art.

Crisfield High student stands by her work at the Visual Arts Fair.

JMT students participate in Skills USA.

These Washington High School athletes recently received medals at the Kent Island Invitational Track Meet.  Both are competing in states tomorrow Friday May,26.

Completed by a first grade student at Princess Anne Elementary School.

Crisfield High student to have art work displayed in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

L-R-Wicomico County Teacher of the Year, Worcester County Teacher of the Year and Somerset County Teacher of the Year.

CHS junior to have art work displayed in the United States Capitol.

Waiting to be honored as our Teacher of the Year at MSDE, Sarah Perdue center with county leadership from left to right, Deputy Superintendent Tom Davis, PAES Principal Courtney Monar, Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy and Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis.

Sarah Perdue is an A+ Teacher of the Year.

L-R/ SCPS 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year Sarah Perdue is shown with fellow art teacher Athanasia Kyriakakos who was chosen as last year's Maryland State Teacher of the Year.

SCPS/PAES  Teacher of the Year Sarah Perdue shown with her husband Derek Perdue at the May 23rd State Board Recognition.  Mr. Perdue is a veteran special educator at Pinehurst Elementary School in Wicomico County. Mrs. Perdue teachers art.

On May 23, SCPS Teacher of the Year art teacher Sarah Perdue was honored at MSDE by L-R  SCPS Board Chairman Warner Sumpter, Maryland State Board President Andrew R. Smarick, Interim State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, Princess Anne Elementary Principal Cortney Monar and SCPS Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis.

L-R- 2017-2018 SCPS Teacher of the Year Sarah Perdue with Dr. Darla Strouse Executive Director of the Teacher of the Year Program at MSDE.

Scott Tawes and Jason Bivens compete in the Corn Hole activity at the United Way Spring Fling.

A silent auction raised significant money for United Way at the recent celebration and fundraiser.

Daniele and Blake Haley shown singing at the United Way Party at the Golf Course on Friday, May 19. 

L-R- 2016-2017 CAHS Student Board Alternate and Student Board Member

Carson Scholars were honored at Martin's West.

Linda  Kinhart's  kindergarten students enjoy trip to the beach on May 18.

2017 Crisfield Academy & High School Carson Scholars

Amy Heger was named 2017 SCPS Secondary Teacher of the Year Friday, March 31.

Princess Anne Elementary School Art  teacher Sarah Perdue was recognized as the 2017 Somerset County Public Schools Teacher of the Year by Superintendent Gaddis and Chairman Sumpter Fridlay, March 31.

On March 31,  Amy Heger was recognized as the 2017 Teacher of the Year at the Somerset Promise Academy and the Somerset Transition Program.

These are the 2017 Teachers of the Year for Somerset County Public Schools.


On Wednesday (3/8) WAHS Senior APEX students  were able to visit UMES to have a one on one with Rhodes Scholar and Educational Consultant, Carlton Long to discuss prestigious scholarship opportunities.

Students at Woodson Elementary celebrate Read Across America Day.

News & Announcements

SCPS Teacher of the Year to be Honored by State Board of Education and has been Featured in MSDE Publication

Princess Anne Elementary School art teacher Sarah Perdue is our 2017 Teacher of the Year. She will attend an MSDE Recognition and Luncheon tomorrow on May 23 and will be accompanied by Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Tom Davis, Director of Schools Ms. Tracey Bartemy, Chairman of the BOE Warner Sumpter, School Principal Corney Monar and her husband Derek Perdue. In addition, she has been featured in a an MSDE Fine Arts Publication. Click on the title and then on the attachment to see information about Ms. Perdue.

Information Regarding Water at J.M. Tawes Facility

On Monday May 15, 2017 we received notification from our Water Testing Laboratory that the routine testing of the well water at JM Tawes Technology & Career Center had indicated the presence of coliforms (bacteria). The level of contamination was minimal, however, we are required to take corrective action to address this concern. We immediately notified staff and students via e-mail and
posted signage that the water from sinks and drinking fountains was not to be consumed. We are currently providing bottled water for consumption and for cooking. Click on the title and then on the attachment to read the complete memo regarding the above.

Calendar Adjustment for Greenwood Elementary School and Princess Anne Elementary School

On May 16, 2017 at its monthly meeting, the Somerset County Board of Education approved a calendar adjustment that will only impact students at Princess Anne Elementary School and Greenwood Elementary School. The re-alignment of grade spans for the upcoming school year warrants the need for time to allow teachers and staff at both schools to move and relocate between and within these schools. Therefore, students attending Princess Anne and Greenwood Elementary Schools will be dismissed early on Monday June 12 and Tuesday June 13. These two days will be half days only for PAES and GES.

City of Crisfield-Water-Notification of Upcoming Water Outage

The City of Crisfield has scheduled a major water line repair beginning on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. through approximately 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017. In order to make this repair, all water service in the City of Crisfield will/may be shut off. City residents, businesses, and those residents outside of city limits who utilize city water will be affected. Please make any necessary preparations to collect the water that you will need for drinking, flushing, bathing, etc., prior to Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. *Please consider that early morning routines may be severely affected.
Once repairs are completed, water service will resume.
For questions or further information, call City Hall at 410.968.1333.
The City of Crisfield appreciates your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Rick Pollitt, City Manager

Washington High School students participate in Blue Ocean Strategy Competition.

Attached are several pictures from this weekend's Blue Ocean Entrepreneurial Competition at Johns Hopkins University. The guest speaker and author of the book Blue Ocean Strategy, Renee Mauborgne met with the WHS students and autographed their books. Blue Ocean Strategy has sold over 3.6 million copies and is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written. Mauborgne is ranked in the top 3 management gurus in the world in the Thinkers50 listing of the World’s Top Management Gurus. She is the highest placed woman ever on Thinkers50.

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4th Annual Community Field Day
Long Centralized Athletic Facility
Westover, Maryland 21871
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Click on title Flyers for more information and to learn how to sponsor this outstanding event. There are two attachments.  
Library Walk and Phil Rayfield Walk
Click on the title Flyers for more information.
High School students and staff look at the attached Upward Bound Flyer,
For more information please contact
Mr.Dwayne Barnes
410-651-7772 or 410-651-6458
Click on the title Flyers for more information.


Upcoming Events

Memorial Day School Closed
Date: 5/29/2017
Memorial Day-Schools Closed
Date: 5/29/2017
Location: Systemwide
School's Closed May 29th for Memorial Day
Date: 5/29/2017
Senior Picnic after graduation practice
Date: 5/30/2017
Crisfield Library Play Pals Sponsored by the Judy Center
Date: 5/30/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Crisfield Library