Somerset County School District

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News & Announcements

News from the Deputy Superintendent of Schools- High Schools Transition to Six-Period Day Schedule

"Crisfield Academy & High School and Washington Academy & High School will be transitioning from a seven period day to a six period day for the 2017-2018 school year. This was not done arbitrarily. For several months, a committee looked at the academic and systemic benefits and challenges of moving from a seven period day to a six period day within our high schools." Click on the title for more information.

111 Months of Cost Avoidance- Over Three Million Dollars

We have just completed the 111th ​ month (9 years, 3 months) of our energy savings program. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through June 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,126,343 or 31.6% in cost avoidance. For the month of June 2017, schools saved $26,472 or 32.8% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 24,342,812 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.125.

Tawes Technology and Career Center Will Have a New Building

The Somerset school system is constructing a new building for the J.M. Tawes Technology & Career Center to call home starting in the 2019-20 school year. The building will be constructed on the same campus as the current building on Crisfield Highway in Westover, which is also occupied by the Somerset County Board of Education. Click on the title for more information.

UMES Invites the Public to See the Eclipse

Attached and below is a poster appearing on UMES social media platforms today about a (partial) solar eclipse watch party our science department is holding Monday, Aug. 21. Click on the title for more information.

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 Click on this Link for Information to Submit a Bid for Construction of the new J.M. Tawes Career and Technology Center
Theater Experience for Students
Media Specialist Melodi Power states:  
"The Lower Shore Performing Arts Company is working to build a foundation for community theater here in Somerset County! Students ages 8-15 years of age, with or without performing and/or theater experience, may register. The academy will include lessons on character development, voice, stage movement, play structure and improvisation. The camp cost will be $150 for two week sessions are Monday through Friday  8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Timely drop off and pickup due to building hours of operation) at Washington High School. A final performance will be held the evening of Friday, August 11th​. 
For more information and questions go to or email Melodi Power at
To register your child and make a payment to secure a spot directly go to ." 
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

New Teacher Orientation
Date: 8/21/2017, 8 AM 11 AM
Location: Central Office Conference Rooms A & B
UDL- Professional Development
Date: 8/21/2017, 12 PM 3 PM
Location: Central Office -Conferences Rooms A & B
UDL-Professional Development
Date: 8/22/2017, 8 AM 11 AM
Location: Central Office- Conferences Rooms A & B
New Teacher Orientation
Date: 8/22/2017, 12 PM 3 PM
Location: Central Office Conference Rooms A & B
New Teacher Orientation
Date: 8/23/2017, 8 AM 11 AM
Location: Central Office-Conference Rooms A & B