Somerset County School District

Crisfield Clinic manager Dr. Kerry Palakanis honored on behalf of the staff of the Crisfield Clinic for assisting students after the bus accident  of January 4.
Somerset County Sheriff's Department Color Guard
Woodson Elementary School student is one of the best spellers in the school.  Come see her compete at Ella Fitzgerald Center at UMES on Saturday March 5 at 10:00 A.M.
Somerset Intermediate teacher Cindy Lloyd kisses "Bitsy" the pig as a PBIS incentive.  She represented one of the six teams who had a significant decrease in referrals in January.    
Washington Academy and High School Spelling Bee Winner- See him compete at UMES on March 5 at Ella Fitzgerald at 10:00 A.M.
Somerset Intermediate Spelling Bee Winner.  She will compete in the regionals on March 5.
Greenwood Elementary School counselor Stephanie O'Hara
Mila Tolley is the school counselor at Somerset Intermediate School.
Princess Anne Elementary School staff members, students and community members raised over $10,000.00 for United Way.   Several staff members pictured....100% of staff donated to United Way.
Denny McLeod's art decorates the lunchroom in the  kitchen area at Greenwood Elementary School.
SIS staff members Principal Brandy Brady, language arts teacher Cindy Cloyd and social studies teacher Christina Broyles pose with "Bitsy" after each kissed the pig being chosen by  three groups that had many less referrals to the principal's office.   Thank you ladies for supporting the students and the PBIS program.
Somerset Intermediate School teacher Jennifer McDorman with her  homeroom and second period science class.  These students were the #1 class at SIS in raising money for the Somerset Library Foundation.
Somerset Intermediate School National Junior Honor Society officers present report to the Board on the importance and functions of the NJHS.  Adults pictured from left to right are principal Brandy Brady and media specialist Pam South.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
At Woodson Elementary School Library Foundation Committee Chairperson Linda Riggin and Superintendent  Dr. John Gaddis pose with # one student fundraiser.
Warner Sumpter renamed Chairman of the Board of Education. Penny Nicholson named Vice Chairperson. The Board made these selections at its January meeting.

Washington Academy and High School counselor Greg Montresor, guidance administrative associate Janie Webster and counselor Chari Jones

Somerset Intermediate School students participate in a PBIS incentive.
WAHS Outstanding Speller-He will compete in regional competition at UMES on March 5.
Substitute bus driver and commercial long haul truck driver Troy Brittingham honored by the Board of Education for his driving expertise, quick thinking and selflessness in taking care of the students on January 4 when the bus he was driving was struck by an airborne trailer on Route 413.
Deal Island Elementary School  student is school's champion speller.  Join this student and other students from seven of our schools at Ella Fitzgerald Center on March 5 at UMES.  The competition begins at 10:00 A.M.
Professional Food and Nutrition Staff Workers -Left to Right- Cora Ward and Ardella Ballard-Ms. Ballard managed Somerset High, Somerset J. High and Washington High cafeterias.
Somerset County Teacher of the Year-Melodi Power
Deal Island Elementary School student is outstanding speller.  He will compete at the regional spelling bee at UMES on March 5.
Somerset Intermediate Principal Brandy Brady goes the extra mile kissing "Bitsy".  Student referrals decreased in her group she represented.  Schools are thinking of creative ways to reinforce positive behavior within the school.
Woodson Elementary School Students  shown as the top  class fundraiser for the Book It Campaign for the new Crisfield Library.  Pictured left to right are Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis, principal Lilly Welch, paraprofessional Betsy Butler, second grade teacher Susan Finlayson and Library Foundation President Linda Riggin.
Somerset Intermediate students participated in White House STEM initiative on Wednesday, January 13.
Another successful Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)  project.  SADD raised $10,000 for Brad's (Mason) Room of Knowledge in the new library building in Crisfield.

Janice Cottman is school counselor  for J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center and Somerset Promise Academy.

Student Board of Education members for 2015-2016.
Princess Anne Elementary School Principal Cortney Monar and United Way Donor Coordinator Chelsea Micka are shown with students celebrating the school's record breaking donations to United Way.
Greenwood Elementary student is top fundraiser for Somerset County Library Foundation at the school.  Left to Right - GES teacher Christina Martinez and principal Cheryl O'Neal
At Somerset Intermediate School, Christina Broyles prepares to give "Bitsy" a kiss.  The team of students she represented cut disciplinary referrals for the month of January.  Hundreds of students were on hand to see Ms. Broyles and her colleagues show their respect for positive student behavior in a unique manner.   
Woodson Elementary School counselor Mary Atkinson
Somerset Intermediate School Spelling Bee Winner-He will be one of 14 SCPS students competing on March 5 at UMES.
Woodson Elementary School student is the top speller at the school.  He will compete in regional competition at Scripps National Spelling Bee on March 5 at UMES.  
Left to right-Cora Ward and Ardella Ballard with student in culinary arts  adult education program.
Students show enthusiasm at Washington High School PBIS special activity.
Ardella Ballard - cafeteria manager, teacher and professional......

News & Announcements

Art & Wellness

Art & Wellness

Art & Wellness Night will be on Tuesday, March 1 at Princess Anne Elementary School from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click on title to learn more about the event.

GreenSheet Link

GreenSheet Link

GreenSheet Link!!!! Scroll down the homepage. Click on the title of this brief article. Then click on the link to the Maryland Association of Boards of Education GreenSheet which is a weekly update of the Maryland Legislature while it is in session.

Important Program Leads to Significant Cost Avoidance

Important Program Leads to Significant Cost Avoidance

Energy Manager George Todd writes, ​​"We have just completed the 93rd month of our energy saving program. During the period April 2008 through December 2015, our schools have saved a total of $2,635,130 or 31.3% in cost avoidance. Click on the title for more information.

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Upcoming Events

Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 2/11/2016, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library
President's Day
Date: 2/15/2016
Location: School System-Schools Closed
Keep on Reading Book Fair
Date: 2/16/2016
Location: GES
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 2/16/2016, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Central Office
Keep on Reading Book Fair
Date: 2/17/2016
Location: GES