Somerset County School District

Hello Parents of Special Education Students.  Please take the online survey found in News and Announcements or in the Special Education Department listing under Departments on the homepage. Click on the link.  Thank you..........Look at the Flyers section of the SCPS Homepage.  It is on the bottom right hand corner just above calendar information. Information is posted there on Homeless Resource Day, Helping the Downings, Community Field Day, Dual Enrollment Information Night and the Upward Bound Program.
New Board member Troy Brittingham, Jr. with his sister DeAuvione Brittingham who is a a student Board member and a senior at Crisfield High School.

Senior auto mechanics students at J.M.Tawes have the opportunity to learn about automotive systems through the use of the ConsaLab Ecobench.

The basketball program and the cheerleaders at WAHS focus on breast cancer awareness and related fundraising.

Two Jaguars and a Crabber at the game at WAHS between Washington and Crisfield.

These Deal Island  Kindergarten students will have their artwork shown at the Ward Museum on February 17 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

PAES art teacher Sarah Perdue at the bottom right is shown with many of her SCPS colleagues at paint night at Peaky's Restaurant on February 9.  She conducted the activity to increase the awareness of domestic abuse and to benefit those impacted by the abuse.

Ms. Alyson Hartman's 4th graders  provide displays and dioramas of Native American life in our area in the distant past.  

Greenwood Kindergarten students make a heart with their hands on February 14 which shows the beauty of diversity within the school system. 

Faces in the crowd-

their uniqueness

sets each one of them apart

free to celebrate diversity-

distinctions make us who we are. (Brian Strand)

Kofi Dennis of Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts performs a multicultural musical assembly for students in Pre-K, K and 1st grade at Greenwood Elementary School.

Adults finish ServeSafe program.  Click on Departments and then on Adult Education to learn more.

2017 Top Two Spellers at Princess Anne Elementary School.

At WAHS, Mr. Stephen Smith's 8th graders celebrate the successful end to their Holiday Can Drive at a Reward Assembly.

Student work on display in the lobby of  Woodson Elementary depicting Woodland  groups, housing and culture of Native Americans.

At her desk at PAES, Administrative Associate of the Year, Vicki McLeod!!!

Valerie Bivens is the  SCPS' co-Paraprofessional of the Year. She presently works at the Somerset Promise Academy and has held numerous positions system-wide.

These Greenwood Elementary School students were the contestants in the school's annual Spelling Bee held January 27, 2017.

Deal Island 2nd grade students will have their artwork on display at the
Ward Museum.

Prep basketball players who score 1000 points or more, usually accomplish this in three or four years.  This scholar athlete  has done this in less than two years.

Fourth graders at Deal Island School will have their artwork on display at the Student Art Show.

The 2016-2017 season is upon us! Teams are beginning to build and compete, and the SeaPerch team has been working hard to plan 2017’s Challenge. The venue for the National SeaPerch Challenge will be the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center.  Somerset Intermediate School has 45 students working on their SeaPerch  Challenge.

Thia WAHS junior is shown reading to Pre-Kindergarten students at Woodson Elementary.  She is a member of the AFJROTC.

  Greg Bozman is the SCPS Co-Paraprofessional of the Year

WHS fans celebrating sophomore's 1000th point as  a Lady Jaguar.

Deal Island first grader will have work on display at the Student Art Show.

WAHS seniors sign scholarships to play field hockey at Wesley College.

Four high school students in grades eight and nine are working with the 6th and 7th graders.  They are trying different designs for the SeaPerch Challenge. They are serving as mentors to the 6th and 7th graders at SIS. 

This WAHS freshman and AFJROTC member read to Woodson early childhood students on Monday, February 13.

WAHS AFJROTC freshman  is shown reading to Kindergarten students in Ms. Kinhart's class at Woodson Elementary School.

Frederick Douglass

Vicki McLeod of Princess Anne Elementary School is the Administrative Associate of the Year.  Congratulations!!

Somerset County School Resource Officer Cpl. Ray Johns recently spoke to and with Vice Principals about rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they impact students and staff.

TV 47 reporter interviews Kelly McLaughlin.  She is a reading teacher at PAE and was named a Teacher Who Makes A Difference.

Deal Island Elementary 3rd graders show artwork that will be on display at the Student Art Show at the Ward Museum on February 17 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Clerk of the Court Charles Horner swears-in Troy Brittingham, Jr. (left) as the newly elected Board of Education member from District 4 at the BOE meeting on January 17.

Woodson Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Ms.  Linda Kinhart and AFJROC instructor Major Michael Kenemuth are shown with  a WAHS junior and member of the AFJROTC.  The teachers arranged for the students to read to Woodson Elementary School students.

This training tool allows the students the capacity to analyze the systems of an automobile.  All systems are authentic.

CAHS Lady Crabbers' Basketball Coach Greg Bozman is the SCPS Co-Paraprofessional of the Year.

PAES teacher Ms. Kelly McLaughlin being congratulated by her students for being name a Teacher Who Makes a Difference by Channel 47.

PAES Reading teacher Kelly McLaughlin named by Channel 47 as a Teacher Who Makes a Difference.

Greg Bozman serves in numerous capacities at CAHS.  Congratulations to Mr. Bozman for being selected as the Co-Paraprofessional of the Year.

Kindergarten students at Woodson Elementary enjoy being read to by WAHS AFJROTC student.

The Athletic Directors meet at WAHS before the series of Washington and Crisfield basketball games on Thursday, February 16. 

Washington High School sophomore  being interviewed after the game in which she scored her 1000th point on Friday, February 3.  

Roy Kelly is the Custodian of the Year.  He is an important staff member at Deal Island Elementary School.

Parents and students on hand at Greenwood Elementary School for the annual Spelling Bee held January 27, 2017.  Reading Coach and Spelling Bee Coordinator Patti Monk greets the audience.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Let Freedom Ring"

Somerset Intermediate School Teacher Randi Merritt and several of her 7th grade students who recently had their poetry published.

Staff members and students focus on breast cancer awareness at WAHS on Thursday, February 16.  Several fundraising items were sold throughout the day.

Washington High School Athletic Director Daniel Lamb and sophomore  who scored her 1000th point on Friday February 3. 

Two of the WAHS AFJROTC students who read to Woodson Elementary early childhood students on Monday, February 13.
Some of the thirty- five participants in the 2017 Spelling Bee  at Woodson Elementary School.
This WAHS junior  is a member of the AFJROTC.  He and five of his fellow members read to students at Woodson Elementary School.

State of the Art  training tool for Auto Mechanics students.  J.M. Tawes students can learn about all systems in a vehicle with this apparatus.

This teaching tool is a major upgrade in helping students learn to be professional mechanics.  It is used by J.M. Tawes Auto Mechanics students.

Jackie Robinson

Coaches and team extend congratulations to Da'Nasia Roberts for scoring 1000 points before the end of her sophomore year at Washington High School.

Deal Island 5th graders display artwork for the Student Art Show to be held at the Ward Museum on February 17.

Items for sale to help fight breast cancer.

Physical Education teacher Mr. John Nelson (coach) with members of PAE's Gentlemen's Club & Basketball Team.

News & Announcements

Community Field Day

The 4th Annual Community Field Day will be held on April 22, 2017 at the Long Centralized Athletic Facility in Westover. Click on the title to see the advertisement and registration form for potential sponsors.

Lady Jaguar sophomore basketball standout scores her 1000th point on Friday, February 3.

On February 3, the Washington High School Lady Jaguars basketball team defeated their rivals from the Salisbury School 60-17. Washington did well offensively and defensively. During the second quarter, the team scoring leader scored her 17th point of the game and her 1000th point of her high school career. The game stopped temporarily while a brief celebration ensued. Click on the title to see additional photographs.

Ewell Elementary School Student will Have Her Poetry Published

A Ewell Elementary School student entered a poetry contest earlier in the year. Her poem "Much More Than Wind" has been registered by The America Library of Poetry and will be published in their poetry book "Imagine" that will be released this summer! Click on the title to read the poem.

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Employment  Opportunities


Homeless Alliance of the Lower Shore
Resource Day!
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
March 1, 2017
10:00 A.M. -1:30 P.M.
UMES Ballroom
Princess Anne, MD
Click on the tile Flyers then click on Resource Day for the Homeless
Bring Them Home
Building Hope For A Homecoming
Habitat Fundraiser for the Downings
Buffet Dinner
Washington Inn
Princess Anne, MD
Click on the title Flyers.  Click on the Downing Project Flyer
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.  
Dual Enrollment Information Night
Wor- Wic Community College
Guerrieri Hall 101
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.
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

GES Mid-Term Progress Reports Go Home

Date: 2/24/2017
Level Principal Meeting
Date: 2/24/2017, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: WES and WAHS
Faculty Meeting 4pm/ SIT Meeting 4:30pm
Date: 2/27/2017
Location: PAES
GES Happy Camper Book Fair

Date: 2/27/2017
Location: GES Media Center
Read Across America Spirit Week: February 27- March 3
Date: 2/27/2017
Location: PAES