Somerset County School District

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2015-2016 Calendar Survey

2015-2016 Calendar Survey

Click on the title to access draft copies of the 2015-2016 school calendar. Input from staff members and parents is important. Please take the survey. Click on the appropriate link. Your feedback is an important part of the calendar selection process.

Princess Anne Fire Department , Somerset County Department of Social Services and the Somerset County Health Department to Stress Awareness of the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide!!

Princess Anne Fire Department , Somerset County Department of Social Services and the Somerset County Health Department to Stress Awareness of the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide!!

To educate students on greater awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide will be a main goal of the Princess Anne Fire Department, the Somerset County Department of Social Services and the Somerset County Health Department in the days and weeks ahead. Board of Education member and P.A. Fire Chief Robert Wells is passionate about providing training, awareness and alarms for homes and rental units to detect carbon monoxide and provide ample warning to protect lives. The agencies will begin at Princess Anne Elementary School on Friday April 24, providing awareness training to each class at the school. Members from each agency will be in the building all day working with students and staff. Mr. Wells has indicated he has had several hundred carbon monoxide alarms donated to the Princess Anne Fire Department from businesses throughout the nation in the wake of the tragedy that took place among the Todd family on Antioch Avenue. Chief Wells stated the training will also take place for students at Greenwood, Washington High School, Somerset Intermediate School and J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center. There will be poster contests to stress awareness and safety. The Chief hopes the media will be involved in providing information and being present to publicize the importance of the training and eventual distribution and installation of carbon monoxide detectors in homes throughout the greater Princess Anne area.

Greenwood Elementary School Recognized for Breakfast Participation-Wins Maryland Breakfast Challenge

Greenwood Elementary School Recognized for Breakfast Participation-Wins Maryland Breakfast Challenge

"Somerset County's 2014/15 Maryland Breakfast Challenge winner is Greenwood Elementary School! This school showed the highest increase in students who ate school breakfast compared to the school’s total enrollment. Since Somerset adopted the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, student meal participation in the district has been high. At Greenwood Elementary, breakfast is served in the classroom. Principal Cheryl O’Neal is actively involved with her students at meal times. During breakfast week, she presents daily announcements making students aware of the importance of breakfast and what will be served each day. Mrs. O'Neal was also one of the first Principals in the district to take part in the Maryland Meals for Achievement program! To recognize this achievement, No Kid Hungry is awarding the school a banner and a prize of $2,000!"

June Schedule Announced-Three Days are Waived by the State Superintendent

June Schedule Announced-Three Days are Waived by the State Superintendent

On April 1, 2015 , Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Gaddis requested a waiver of days from MSDE because to the number of days that were cancelled due to inclement weather. The school system received a waiver of three (3) days. That means the last week of school will be as follows;

June 15th – Full day for staff and students

June 16th – Full day for staff and students

June 17th – ½ day for students, Full day for staff

June 18th – Last day for students - ½ day for students, Full day for staff

June 19th – Full day for staff

PAE and WES Students Meet Award Winning Illustrator

PAE and WES Students Meet Award Winning Illustrator

On Monday, April 13, students from Princess Anne Elementary School and Woodson Elementary School traveled to the Somerset County Public Library in Princess Anne to hear Bryan Collier, award winning illustrator. Mr. Collier is an American writer and illustrator known best for illustrating children's books. He won both the Coretta Scott King Award, as illustrator, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award. His books include Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa. Collier has won a Caldecott Medal, Jane Addams Children's Book Awards and the Coretta Scott King Award for illustrators. He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work , Children's category. He is from Pocomoke City, Maryland.

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Upcoming Events

Board of education Meeting
Date: 4/21/2015, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Central Office
SIT Meeting
Date: 4/22/2015, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: GES
PTO Meeting
Date: 4/22/2015, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: GES
J.M. Tawes PAC Meeting
Date: 4/22/2015, 6 PM 8 PM
Green Engineers Meeting
Date: 4/23/2015, 2:45 PM 4:45 PM
Location: SIS