Somerset County School District

Students were kept busy by the drama teacher at CAHS.  They learned a lot according to CHS band director Heather McHenry who organized the event.

The inflatables provided a lot of fun for the students and helped the  WES PTO raise money for the school.

Newly formed Washington High Alumni Association paid for paint, rollers and brushes for members of the field hockey team, soccer team and football team to paint the chain link fence parallel to the tennis court at WHS.  Faculty members Coach Erica Henderson and social studies teacher Vestina Davis worked with the students for several hours.

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.

Parents, students and staff members enjoying themselves at the annual WES PTO Carnival.

Naticoke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were on hand to provide significant educational information and to enhance appreciation of our county, state and country.

Somerset County's internationally renown artist Richard "Rich" Smoker shares with people admiring his carvings and apparent expertise as a wildlife conterfeiter.

Somerset County delegation at the annual United Way breakfast kick-off for 2016 held at Salisbury University.

HVAC students learning with hands-on the project.

Balloons being made for students at the PBIS Carnival at PAES.

Kolby Noble working with her students at Deal Island Elementary School.

WHS visitors' bleachers and score keepers' platform.

Environmental issues are taught in Ms. Noble's class.

Patriotism on display at the anniversary celebration as  the Somerset County Sheriff's Department color guard presented the colors for the singing of the National Anthem.  

WHS Stadium Upgrades- Field, Bleachers- Football, Soccer and Field Hockey Utilizes this Field.

Always fun to get a treat at the PBIS Carnival at Princess Anne Elementary School.

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.   

Somerset County Board of Education Chairman Gen. Warner Sumpter had a portion of his antique gun collection on display at the anniversary event.

Woodson Elementary students stand beside their assistant principal Robert Hopkins.  Mr. Hopkins was the recipient of "many a pie" in the face to help raise money for the United Way Campaign at the school.

MSDE Drama teacher Ken Skrzesz  encourages the twenty people in attendance to act as if they did not want to engage others.

Oaksville Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Players.  Many Somerset student-athletes came from the Oaksville tradition. 

Members of Sherwin Williams Operation Rescue Team with SCPS student services staff.  This is the sixth year this outreach funded by the employees has donated school supplies for many students.

Families attending the Woodson PTO Carnival on Friday September 23.

Masonry Class at Tawes Technology and Career Center.

Working at the Techxpo Washington High School mathematics teacher Jamar Jackson.

WHS Jaguar cheerleaders practiced their cheers. 

Princess Anne Elementary School had a PBIS Carnival to raise money for incentives to maintain the state recognized gold standard it achieves annually.

Drama class leader Ken Skrzesz of the Maryland State Department of Education shares a laugh with his students.  Fine arts supervisor Will Gray said, "He continually helps our county."

 Somerset County local NAACP President Rev. Charles Bagley at Somerset's 350th Anniversary with his granddaughter.

Dr. Gaddis talks to TV 47 report Julian Sadur about the improvements which have been made with the athletic facilities at both high schools with the help of the county and remaining funds from the Washington High renovation.

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.

WHS student government Vice President and school mascot encourage the students to get involved, to cheer louder.

Left to Right-  President of the Princess Anne Town Commissioners Garland Hayward shown speaking to Walker Memorial Church of God  Children's pastor Dewayne Walker.  Both men are involved with working with students in numerous capacities.

WHS stadium field shows proof of how it is used with the goals for three sports in the background.

Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy and other educational leaders greet staff members at the beginning of Technology Professional Development sessions  held at WAHS on the morning of  September 26.

Student about to get a prize picking a "duck" from the pool at the PBIS Carnival.  The rest of the family looks on.

Supervisor of Transportation Michael Bartemy monitors bus traffic and related schedules on the first day of school at Somerset Intermediate School.

Princess Anne Elementary students enjoy one of the three large inflatables at its PBIS Carnival held Thursday, September 8.

Ms. Noble sharing with her students.

Princess Anne Elementary staff members at the Techxpo.

Walker Memorial Church of God children's pastor Dewayne Walker makes a balloon figure for Princess Anne Elementary  5th grader at Saturday's event at the Recreation Field on September 17. 

Members and pastor of the New Life Church of Deliverance partnered with the Jaguar cheerleaders to raise money for the squad at Somerset's 350th.  

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

The Washington High School band under the direction of Caitlin Hetland played God Bless America for the Event.

The newly refurbished field hockey and soccer field at Crisfield Academy and High School.  Many upgrades have been made including the leveling of the field, planting new grass and irrigation.

CHS  Athletic Facilities Upgrades

Playing the Bean Bag Toss...Not that easy.  Carnival for PBIS incentives provided a nice family evening at PAES.

Crisfield High School's band played Maryland My Maryland  at Somerset County's 350th Anniversary Celebration.  As the band played, a CHS student to the right sang the song.

This represents about one tenth of what was donated to students in the school system by employees at Sherwin Williams in Crisfield.

CHS Upgrades

Crisfield Police Department members were on hand at the PTO Carnival to let the students see inside the police car, listen to the radio and listen to the siren.

Somerset County's automotive teacher John "Buddy" Ward provided the sound for Somerset's 350th.

Multiple vendors were on hand displaying and selling arts and crafts.

Sherwin Williams employees  pack several boxes of school supplies for Somerset County students.  The SW Operation Rescue Team has done this for six years.  They have donated thousands of dollars worth of supplies.

Finance Department staff and school-based Administrative  Associates and Business Managers receive training in procedural updates.

Washington High cheerleaders involve the students at the combination pep-school rally on Thursday September 1.

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

Drama students learning techniques of character development at Crisfield Academy and High School.

The Pinterest session at the Techexpo generated interest.

What a grand tradition of excellence !!!!-Oaksville Baseball- Dr. Kirkland Hall said , "Everyone went to church Sunday morning and then played or watched baseball all Sunday afternoon."

Getting the football through the tire is the main goal.

Civil War artifacts were on display at Somerset County's 350th Anniversary celebration.

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

Kolby Noble's class.  They won two years in a row for raising the most money for the Salisbury Zoo.

Nearly 400 staff members participated in the Techxpo on September 26 at Washington High School.

This provides an assistant principal's eye view of an incoming pie.

Containers & Magic Ink in Active Inspire was one of the sessions taught at the Techxpo.

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

Native American history was on display at Somerset's 350th Anniversary celebration.

Native American artifacts were on display at the Somerset 350th Anniversary event on September 17.

Washington High School cheerleaders gather at Somerset's 350th Anniversary celebration for a delicious bake sale.

TOY Kolby Noble engages her students.

CHS SADD members and advisor are among those participating in the MUMO (Messed Up-Miss Out) initiative.  It deals with life choices.

Parents, drama enthusiasts and students learning drama techniques focusing on character development at Crisfield Academy and High School on Thursday, September 8.

WHS-More Upgrades

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

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

Channel 47 reporter Julian Sadur interviewed the President of SADD and the advisor  Lynne Brumley pertaining to the MUMO initiative on September 1, 2016.

It is great to jump in the inflatables at the PBIS Carnival.

Teacher of the Year Kolby Noble teaching science at Deal Island Elementary School.

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

Bus Contractor Oliver Hearn has route # 27.  Mr. Hearn is in his 35th year as a contractor.

Janet Parke taught a special education program known as Kurzweil at the Techxpo.

News & Announcements

State Comptroller to Visit Deal Island Elementary School and Present the "Silver Hammer Award" for Outstanding Building Maintenance.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot will be at Deal Island Elementary School on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:45 PM to present the Silver Hammer Award. “As a member of the Board of Public Works, which approves the state's annual Public School Construction Program, Comptroller Peter Franchot is proud of the state's unprecedented capital investments in education. Click on the title to read more.

Deal Island Teacher to be Honored as one of Maryland's Top Teachers

On October 7, 2016, Deal Island Elementary School teacher Kolby Noble will be honored with her colleagues from across the state as one of 24 local Teachers of the Year at the annual Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala held at Martin's West in Baltimore. She will be accompanied by family, colleagues, Board members and school system leaders. Over 1200 people will be in attendance. Educational , business and political leaders will be on hand to recognized Mrs. Noble and her colleagues for helping to make Maryland's educational system one of the best in the nation. One teacher from the 24 will be chosen as Maryland's Teacher of the Year. Click on the title for more information.

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Upcoming Events

GES Joe Corbi Fundraiser

Date: 9/27/2016
2016 United Way Campaign
Date: 9/27/2016
Location: Systemwide
Scholastic Book Fair
Date: 9/27/2016
North Region Principals' Meeting
Date: 9/27/2016, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: TBD
Play Pals Sponsored by the Judy Center
Date: 9/27/2016, 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Crisfield Library