Somerset County School District

The October 18th open session Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 3 at 9:00 AM at the central office.

J. M. Tawes HVAC students shown working on a project.

Departments at the central office are engaged in Penny Wars as one of many ways to raise money for United Way.

Contrasting colors add to the beauty in front of WHS.  Thank you Mr. Ennis.

Center-2016 SCPS Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble, to her left 2015 SCPS Teacher of the Year Melodi Power and to the right 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year Ginger Wilson at the TOY Gala on  October 7.

Pat and Keith Davis are proud parents of their daughter Kolby Noble who represented SCPS as its 2016 Teacher of the Year at the state's annual gala.  

Left to Right-Lisa Sheh and Chin Sheh work as cafeteria manager and custodian respectively at Greenwood Elementary School.  They are nine year veterans in the school system.

Eleven faculty members participated in Coin Wars at Greenwood Elementary to help raise money for United Way.

Woodson  special educator Mary Moore speaks to  TV 47 reporter about the numerous functions of and assistance provided for the students in the sensory room. 

The Nobles at the TOY Gala at Martins West in Baltimore.

"Sumo" wrestlers involved in incentives for students and staff as part of the United Way Campaign.

Student leaders from CHS and WHS recently attended a Southern Eastern Shore Association of Student Councils luncheon in Salisbury,  This organization helps develop leadership and emphasizes service to the school and community.

Crisfield Academy and High School science teacher Mr. Richard Warren dressed for "professional day" at the school.

Greenwood Assistant Principal Dorothy Bell-Jackson with returning GES student early the first day of school.

Somerset County Director of Parks and Recreation Clint Sterling shown emphasizing an important wellness program for students and adults.  Walking, boating, golfing, etc. are emphasized.

Students with Greenwood Principal Ashley Walters contributed to United Way Coin Wars.

More equipment shown in the new Sensory Room at Woodson Elementary School.  Paraprofessional Sarah Ward obtained funds by writing a grant to the Community Foundation.

Several Princess Anne Elementary Pre- Kindergarten  students receive shirts which read Class of 2030.  These shirts were distributed to the students on Thursday, September 1, 2016.   

L-R- Board Chairman Warner Sumpter with 2015 SCPS TOY Melodi Power, 2016 SCPS TOY Kolby Noble, 2014 WHS TOY/SEA President Vestina Davis and 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year Ginger Wilson. 

The new Sensory Room at WES was created and equipped to help a variety of special needs students.  Funding was provided by the Community Foundation.

Mr. Richard Warren's 8th grade science class at Crisfield Academy and High School preparing for a laboratory class.

Occupational Therapist Amy Carpenter talks about specific equipment that meets the needs of a diverse population in Woodson Elementary School's sensory room.  The Community Foundation of the Eastern  Shore provided the funds to make the room a reality.

HVAC students learning with hands-on the project.

School Administrators painted the picnic tables in front of Woodson Elementary School this past summer.  Students had their lunch at the tables on Wednesday, October 5.

Dr. Gaddis escorted Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble to be recognized by over 1500 school officials, dignitaries and colleagues.

Nathan Noble with wife Kolby Noble at the TOY Gala.

Woodson Elementary School Principal Kirstin Gibson gets wet to help raise money for the WES PTO.  This was one of many activities at the school's annual carnival held on September 23.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) at Crisfield High School are involved in another important initiative.

SCPS Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble with her class on the first day of school.

L-R- DIES teachers Rebecca Pratte, Michele Messick, Principal Ted Gibson, 2016 TOY Kolby Noble and teacher Jamine Webster at Martin's West at the TOY Gala on October 7.

Supervisor of Transportation and Operations Michael and Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy at the Teacher of the Year Gala this past Friday night October 7.

This is a picture of some of the school supplies that were donated to the WHS staff by the WHS Alumni and Friends.  This group has been operational since April 2016 and they have been involved in numerous donations, upgrades and  activities.

Red Ribbon Week will be held at Greenwood Elementary School the week of  October 24 to October 28.

Families attending the Woodson PTO Carnival on Friday September 23.

Woodson Elementary student tries his hand at the ping pong toss at the WES PTO Carnival.  Teacher Shelly Kelly encourages the student.

Dads At Work is a successful program at Woodson Elementary School.  The next meeting with students and their Dads is November 7.

Somerset County Board of Education Chairman Warner Sumpter was recently recognized for his service as the 2015-2016 President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.  He is the first Board member from Somerset County to serve in this capacity.  

Another central office fundraiser for United Way.

Joe and Sarah Ward at the grills Friday September 23.  People enjoyed the good food.

Channel 47 Reporter Justina Cornell interviewing Sarah Ward.  Sarah wrote the grant to obtain funds for the new Sensory Room at Woodson Elementary.

Time for snacks or a break at the PTO Carnival at WES.

Greenwood art teacher Laura Perry, Principal Ashley Walters and several students participating in Coin Wars.  Several schools are using this method as one of their fundraising strategies for United Way,

One of Woodson Elementary School's many  fundraisers for United Way. The principal's photograph and her two assistants' photographs are on the jugs.  The one who raises the most money has the opportunity to "Kiss a Pig."

Two members of the Crisfield Academy and High School Soccer Team!!!

On Wednesday, Oct. 5th the Crisfield Academy field hockey team hosted Holly Grove. For this game the Crisfield girls 'played in pink' in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each girl honored or remembered a family member, friend, or community member that has battled cancer in some form. The Lady Crabbers defeated the Eagles 1-0 with a goal by Olivia Spencer.

Greenwood Elementary School is the winner of the The Hit the Books Banner sponsored by the Delmarva Shorebirds.   Mrs. Maria Parke is responsible for the beautiful artwork.

Masonry Class at Tawes Technology and Career Center.

The Somerset County delegation shown with TOY Kolby Noble at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

Woodson Kindergarten class at Raccoon Point on October 6.

Deal Island Elementary and Woodson Elementary Kindergarten students learn about the watershed at Raccoon Point.

One of the beautiful 'mums" planted by Mr. Ennis at WHS.

Kolby Noble shown to the left of the podium being recognized on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Teacher of the Year Gala at Martin's West.

News & Announcements

Second Annual Maryland STEM Festival

The 2nd Annual Maryland STEM Festival will be held on November 9, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Richard Henson Center Ballroom at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Click on the title for more information.

UMES to Host STEM Activity and College and Career Fair for High School Students

Several Crisfield Academy and High School students and Washington Academy and High School students will visit UMES Thursday October 20. Students will divide up attending STEM and Career activities at the new Engineering Aviation Science Complex or attending a Career and College Fair at the Student Services Center building. Click on the title for more information.

Board of Education Chairman Warner Sumpter Honored for Service to MABE

Brigadier General Warner I. Sumpter (Ret.) was recently honored on October 5 at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Annual Conference in Ocean City. He was presented with a plaque in honor of his dedicated service as the 2015-2016 President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. He was the first Somerset County Board of Education member to serve in this capacity. Click in the title to learn more.

Deal Island Educator Honored at State Teacher of the Year Gala

Deal Island Elementary School math, science, STEM and Gifted and Talented teacher Kolby Noble was honored at the state's annual Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala on Friday October 7. Noble and her 23 counterparts from throughout the state were honored for their excellence in instruction. Click on the title for more information.

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Upcoming Events

2016 United Way Campaign
Date: 10/23/2016
Location: Systemwide
2016 United Way Campaign
Date: 10/24/2016
Location: Systemwide
Ewell Pennies for Patients Campaign
Date: 10/24/2016
Location: Ewell Elementary School-Ewell School Silver Champions 2015-2016
GES Red Ribbon Hat Day

Date: 10/24/2016
Location: Wear a hat but you must still be in uniform.
SIT (School Improvement Team Meeting)
Date: 10/24/2016, 4:45 PM