"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.
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.
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.
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.
Tony Bevilacqua, Jensen Long and Stephanie O'Hara have been named as Administrators in Somerset County Public Schools. Click on the title to read more.