Somerset County School District

Click on News and then on Pending Events on the SCPS Homepage to see the summer schedule for programs for students.  Click on News and then on Teacher of the Year to read about our Teachers of the Year, to see photographs and videos. Also, click on News and then on Notable on the SCPS Homepage to read about the Support Employee of the Year.
SIS student recognized at NJHS ceremony.  Advisor Pam South read names of the students being inducted into the organization. 

The Superintendent of Schools addressed the WAHS Student Government Association.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning students have performed well.  Teacher Michael Bartemy expressed his pride in the student's efforts.

Seated in the center at the state celebration is this year's Parent Involvement Matters Award winner Princess Anne Chief of Police Chief Tim Bozman. To his right is his wife, Princess Anne Elementary school counselor Kim Bozman and to the left is Princess Anne Interim Town manager Deborah Hrusko. Standing are Principal Cortney Monar and Pastor Mark Thomas.

CHS Carter G. Woodson Alumni Award Recipients

Wade Chambers in the foreground and Principal Keith O'Neal present NTHS student with hoods to be worn at graduation.
J. M. Tawes Criminal Justice students were honored for their achievement in the program.  The are pictured with instructor Major Wade Chambers.

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

Crisfield High School Class of 2016

Food and Nutrition Services Worker Sarah Gerald retired this year with 19 years of service.

Class of 2016

CHS Recipients of the Asbury and Donna Parks Scholarship!!

Class President getting a hug and many good wishes.  The student will attend Washington College in the fall. 

Washington High School band always is a vital part of the graduation ceremony.

Joel Martin provided a timeless message at WHS graduation.

SGA Advisor Alexis Coleman and Dr. John Gaddis recognize student for service.

Marybeth Bradshaw, Cindy Stevens, and Beth Clough present Patti Marshall Memorial Scholarship to CHS student.

Winners of the 2015-2016 CHS  Senior Athletic Award

Business students of distinction with business educator Donald Whittington.

Congratulations Washington High School Class of 2016!!!

The Washington High choir sang at graduation as percussion members of the WHS band look on.  

New WAHS Student Government Association Officers.

CHS Class of 2016 Valedictorian

These staff members have 15 years of experience.

J.M. Tawes Business students were celebrated for their work.  Donald L. Whittington is the teacher.
CHS SADD advisor Lynn Brumley, and  Executive Board members Dalton Adams and Abigail East spoke at the ceremony honoring Brad Mason, his legacy and his parents.

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.

Delegate Charles Otto recognizes a WHS students at the Senior Awards Assembly.
Support Employees of the Year Sarah Ward, Michelle Bradshaw, Brenda Henderson, Paige Larmore, Lisa Sheh, Frances Leatherbury and not shown William Handy. 

SGA Jefferson Award recipient with her mother, Superintendent and advisor.

Somerset Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble with a certificate presented by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Teacher Joe Webster and his Carpentry students being recognized Friday May 27 at J.M. Tawes.  He shared anecdotal information about the student's work which reflected well on them.

President of the National Honor Society celebrates and poses for some photographs.

Several students received awards, recognitions and scholarships at the annual Washington High School Senor Awards Banquet and Assembly on Wednesday May 25.

Part of the audience of 150 people who were on hand to see the dedication of Brad's Room of Knowledge at the new Crisfield Library on June 4.  Second from the left is Brad Mason's mother Diana Drewer and second from the right is his father Tom Mason.

Student winners of the prestigious James Howard Tawes Award.  These two students are shown with their teachers.

Some of the 2016 CHS Graduates

Chief Tim Bozman with his PIMA counterparts at Martin's West on Friday June 3.  Bozman is shown on the back row, second from the right.
SIS student with her state recognized project for National History Day on the Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges.
Culinary Arts students have another successful year.  Teacher Jim Washington shared many of their success at the awards program on Friday, May 27.
Health Occupations students have had a successful year.  Many of the students are members of the National Technical Honor Society.  Teacher Paula Fisher reports on the successful year the students had.
Greenwood Elementary School vice principal Benita Hudson retired with 38 years of experience on January 1, 2016. 

Class of 1984 Keynote Speaker, Joel Martin, provided good advice to students while he related  well to the students.  Many parents in the audience verbalize agreement with the speaker.

These staff members were Walking Works Award winners at their various worksites.  They walked for a combined total of thousands of miles during this wellness activity.

Top 10% student, member of National Technical Honor Society, Member of National Honor Society, Outstanding Student in Computer Technology and Engineering, A+ Certification, Skills USA Participant, James Howard Tawes Award, Etc........

SGA Rising Star!!!!!


Top 10 % of the Washington High School graduating class of 2016!!!!

2016 SCPS' PIMA award winner Chief Tim Bozman with Princess Anne Elementary Principal Cortney Monar  to his left and to his right , his spouse and PAE school counselor Kim Bozman.

Students receive recognition at the WHS Awards Assembly.
Brad Mason's parents place the photograph of their son on the wall of Brad's Room of Knowledge at the new Crisfield Library.
Crisfield Academy & High School Teacher of the Year and Secondary Education Teacher of the Year Ginger Wilson, at the center with her administrators.  

CHS 2016 Salutatorian.

School system employees with ten years of experience.

This WHS student will attend Washington College in the fall.  She is recognized by guidance counselor Greg Montresor.
Chief Bozman, Rev. Mark Thomas, Cortney Monar and Kim Bozman at the PIMA celebration at Martin's West in Baltimore.

Somerset Intermediate School instructional facilitator Patti Butler was honored for having 25 years of dedicated service to the school system.

At the Teacher of the Year Luncheon on May 24 shown left to right, Deal Island Elementary Principal Ted Gibson, Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble, retired science teacher Pat Davis, Deputy Superintendent of Schools Tom Davis and Board Chairman Warner Sumpter.
Family and friends gather for this top 10% student who is attending West Point in the fall.
Delegate Charles Otto presents award to WHS student at Senior Award Banquet and Assembly on May 25.  This student will attend West Point.

CHS Recipient of Brad Mason $1,000 Memorial Scholarship

Joel Martin's professional showmanship mixed with his traditional advice about planning, working hard, being prepared and treating others well provided the graduates with advice that is good for all students ("folks still learning") of any age.

Workforce Development and Community Programs Supervisor Conal Turner retires after 52 years of service with Somerset County Schools.  Superintendent congratulates Mr. Turner.

2016 SCPS Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble

Interim Principal Germaine Richardson had just declared these students to be official graduates.

Jean Mason from McDonald's Restaurants  of the Eastern Shore presented scholarships to two graduating seniors who attend J.M. Tawes on Friday May 27.
Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis and Board Chairman Gen. Warner Sumpter congratulate Conal Turner for 52 years of "loyal service to the students of SCPS."

SCPS employees with perfect attendance for 2015-2016.

Three students receive CHS Science Academic Excellence Award.  Science teacher Marlene Parks presented the award.

A pat on the back from the Superintendent for 52 years of service to SCPS.

Automotive Technology Instructor John Ward recognizes his top student who achieved 12 areas of automotive excellence from ASE, was # one in a national competition  out of 3,200 students, participated in successful work study and received a full scholarship to one of the most prestigious automotive colleges in the nation.

The new Crisfield Library was dedicated on Saturday June 4th.  Not long after the initial ceremony, Brad's Room of Knowledge was dedicated to the memory of CAHS Class of 2013 graduate Brad Mason.

J.M. Tawes Teacher Academy students recognized at awards program on May 27.  Instructor is Debra Josenhans.

Each person has twenty years of experience working within Somerset County Schools.

Lupita Olivares was the Walking Works champion logging over 800 miles.

Famlies taking a lot of photographs after the graduation ceremony. Both students are members of the National Honor Society.

These  J. M. Tawes students and staff members participated in this year's Skills USA competition on the regional and state level.

These teachers won the coveted McEducator Award from Baxter Enterprises.  Let to right are Linda Viens, Rebekah Polk, Deborah Tull and Korinne Jones.

Brad Mason's parents, Tom Mason and Diana Drewer present  2016 Brad Mason Memorial Scholarship to this student.

CHS students receive Mathematics Academic Excellence Award.  To the left is their teacher Amanda Lankford.

Crisfield High School's chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions  (SADD) raised $10,000 for Brad's Room of Knowledge.

Seniors having a discussion. 

Educator Chris Parke recognizes his  outstanding Computer Technology & Networking students.  Student in the center achieved A+ Certification.
J.M. Tawes students participated in the school's annual awards assembly on Friday May 27. Many students were honored for their achievements.
Board Chairman Sumpter shown conversing with retired educator Pat Davis and her daughter Kolby Noble 2016 TOY.

These SCPS employees have five years of experience.

WHS Classmates

CHS 2016 Brad Mason Music Memorial Scholarship Recipient 


Princess Anne Chief of Police Tim Bozman was recognized Friday night, June 3 at Martin's West in Baltimore as SCPS' ninth Parent Involvement Matters Award winner.

Social Studies teacher and advisor to SGA Vestina Davis is honored by her colleagues.  Students guided by her leadership logged 4000 volunteer hours this past school year.

College Choices!!!

This was a good night for family and friends as you can see by the laughter, joy and celebration.

Woodson Elementary School won the Character Education Award for 2015-2016.

WAHS SGA Rising Star!!!

WAHS Student Government Association Awards Program- June 7

SGA Jefferson Award winner with parents, advisor and the Superintendent of Schools.
Arlene Ginn talks about the importance of scholarship and interdisciplinary achievement while discussing the Jefferson Award to be presented to three SGA students.

Princess Anne Chief of Police Tim Bozman was recognized  as a parent involved in  the school system at the state's annual PIMA celebration. To his left was Assistant State Superintendent Division of Special Education Marcella E. Franczkowski and pictured to his right was Maryland PTA President Elizabeth Leight.

Brad Mason's father stands in the doorway of Brad's Room of Knowledge as Brad's mother Diana Drewer addresses those present who came to honor Brad and his parents.

This is a WAHS SGA Jefferson Award winner with her mother, advisor and the Superintendent.

Computer Technology and Networking students have impressed their teacher Chris Parke.   Many distinguished themselves.

CHS students recognized.  They received the TFC Edward Plank, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. 

Somerset County Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble was recognized with her peers before the state Board on May 24. 
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.
National Technical Honor Society students recognized at the annual J .M. Tawes awards program.

Superintendent of Schools  Dr. John Gaddis congratulated the WHS graduates, parents and staff. 

Greenwood Elementary School instructional facilitator Karen Horner celebrated for 40 years of service to Somerset County Public Schools.

Chairman Sumpter and Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble in Baltimore at the TOY State Board Recognition.
2015-2016 Support Employee of the Year, Brenda Henderson, at her desk at Washington Academy and High School.

WAHS SGA Rising Star Award Recipient

Crisfield High School recent and past SADD members, school principal Chantal Russum, chapter advisor Lynne Brumley and  State Senator Jim Mathias stand in front of Brad's Room of Knowledge.  Much work and much love on display. 

SGA Advisor Arlene Ginn and Dr. John Gaddis recognize student for Service.

WHS Class 0f 2016 Salutatorian!!

CHS Andrea Joyner Memorial Scholarship Recipient.  Presenting the scholarship was Andrea's father Rommel  "RJ"Joyner.

New inductee into the SIS NJHS recognized by his principal Brandy Brady.
J.M. Tawes Teacher Academy students have demonstrated quality work. Teacher Debra Josenhans is pleased with their effort.
At the TOY State Board Recognition-Chairman Sumpter, Ms. Noble, Mrs. Davis and Mr. Gibson.

Recognition of the WHS Class of 2016 Valedictorian!!!

Automotive Technology students achieved much under teacher John Ward's instruction.  Several of them became ASE certified in numerous areas achieving excellence in the specific skill sets. 

News & Announcements

Four Teachers Recognized by Baxter Enterprises-Receive McEducator Award

Each year, Baxter Enterprises recognizes four elementary teachers within Somerset County Public Schools for consistently planning and implementing engaging lessons that motivate the students and making connections for them and who lead and/or participate in several activities for students beyond their course requirements and the school day. These educators miss five or fewer sick/personal days during the school year and have intentionally developed positive relationships with parents. Click on the title for more information.

Wellness Activity Site Winners and Individual Winners Announced

At the Staff Recognition activity on June 15, 2016, Human Resources Generalist Paige Larmore announced, "As the majority of you know, SCPS participated in the CareFirst WalkingWorks program again this year. This 10-week program is a friendly walking competition between our school locations, and this year we had 150 walkers participate throughout the county. All participants together walked a total of 34,281 miles, which is back and forth from DC to San Francisco six times and an overall average of 229 miles per walker." Click on the title for more information.

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