Somerset County School District

Photography by Haley Culbertson. 

Amy Heger was named 2017 SCPS Secondary Teacher of the Year Friday, March 31.

These 3rd grade students are shown working on a Project Lead the Way genetics based activity.

Proposed state- of- the- art Technology and Career Center, rendering provided by the Becker Morgan Group, Inc.  It  will become a reality in 2019.

Home Health Care Adult Education Class!

These high school students have been participating in Project Lead the Way.  Students are immersed in hands-on activities, projects and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them.

Project at Crisfield Academy and High School will house new athletic facilities and Crisfield Headstart.

Students learn about music at the Judy Center Summer Transition Program at Woodson and Princess Anne Elementary Schools. This photograph was take at Princess Anne Elementary School.

Vicki McLeod is always busy and always helping as the 2017 Support Employee of the Year at Princess Anne Elementary and throughout the school system.

  Kenya Cruz (left) and Felisha Cantu are working on English and social studies in the migrant program.  Mr. Justin Ihnat is their teacher. 

Look for this Billboard on Route 13 North, just two miles South of Princess Anne.

At Crisfield High School, this project will provide spacious rooms and halls, upgraded facilities and reconfigured access to the gymnasium and the athletic fields. Construction is provided by Whiting Turner Construction Company with architectural plans by the Becker Morgan Group. 

One of the five Headstart  classrooms at CHS.

Headstart facilities will consist of five classrooms, numerous restrooms, offices, a small kitchen and storage area and a playground.

Vicki McLeod is the 2017 Support Employee of the Year at Princess Anne Elementary School and for Somerset County Public Schools.  She serves as a School Administrative Associate II.

These are the 2017 Teachers of the Year for Somerset County Public Schools.

Princess Anne Elementary School art  teacher Sarah Perdue was recognized as the 2017 Somerset County Public Schools Teacher of the Year by Superintendent Gaddis and Chairman Sumpter Fridlay, March 31 at the school system's celebration at UMES.

Caitlyn Bauer-2017 WHS graduate took this photograph.

Crisfield Academy and High School will have new girls' and boys' team/locker rooms, restrooms, and private showers.  In addition  coaches' offices will be added along with an athletic trainer's room and a weight room.  The auxiliary gymnasium will be refurbished.

These adults passed the GED and earned a Maryland Diploma.  They are left to right Brandi Abbott-Benton, Tyrone Blue, Jennifer Cimpher and Mark Mehl.  Congratulations on their achievement.

Somerset Intermediate School may look empty on this day in mid-July.  However, 216 students in the migrant program and from grades Pre Kindergarten to grade seven are attending classes daily.  Thirty- three migrant students and 183 regular education students are attending classes.

Groundbreaking for the new J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center will begin in September 2017.  Architectural rendering courtesy of the Becker Morgan Group, Inc. 

The Judy Center Summer Transition Program at Princess Anne Elementary School has forty students attending the program.

ServeSafe Adult Education Class! From left to right are A. Dawn Oakley, instructor James Washington, Patricia Armwood,  and Teresa Marshall.

WHS 11th grader Saddie Dowden took this photograph.

WHS 11th grader Saddie Dowden took this photograph.

Left to Right- Young-chan Han visits the Summer School (Pre-K to grade 7) and migrant program at Somerset Intermediate.  She is a Title I/Family Involvement Specialist from the Maryland State Department of Education.  Shown in the photograph are Instructional Supervisors Traci Schneider, Lilly Welch and migrant program administrator Debra Josenhans.

Advertising dual major projects for Crisfield Headstart and Crisfield Academy and High School.

Photography by Haley Culbertson-WHS Class of 2017.

Deputy Superintendent Tom Davis and Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy are shown with the Spirit of the Shore Award.  It was presented to  twenty SCPS staff members in attendance on behalf of the school system at the annual United Way Community Meeting on June 16 at UMES. Hundreds of students, staff members, parents and community members contributed time and resources to this project.

Crisfield Academy and High School students served as volunteers for the J. Millard Tawes Clambake this year.

Another rendering from the Becker Morgan Group, Inc.  Groundbreaking in September will begin the construction phase of the J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center project due to be completed by 2019

Brandi Abbott-Benton (center kneeling) and her family and friends at her graduation on June 20.  She passed the  GED and earned her Maryland Diploma.

Teacher Justin Ihnat works with (left-right) Juvenaldo Martinez-Placio, Julio Marino-Sanchez and Roblero-Jose Eduardo in the migrant and regular education program at Somerset Intermediate School. 

Photograph by Haley Culbertson.  She graduated from WHS this year.

On May 23, SCPS Teacher of the Year Princess Anne Elementary art teacher Sarah Perdue was honored at MSDE by L-R  SCPS Board Chairman Warner Sumpter, Maryland State Board President Andrew R. Smarick, Interim State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, Princess Anne Elementary Principal Cortney Monar and SCPS Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis.

We have a diverse school system.  This is one of our strengths. 

Photograph by Haley Culbertson, a 2017 graduate of Washington High School.  The teacher is Scott Smith.

PVT Brian William Sproul is a 2015 Washington High School graduate and active service member for the U.S. Army.  He just finished basic training.

Honor students at JMT Technology and Career Center demonstrate our diversity.  We are fortunate to have students from varied backgrounds attending our school system.

This photograph is by Haley Culbertson.

News & Announcements

Community Youth Day & School Supply Give-Away

School supplies will be available for Somerset County residents only. The Community Youth Day and School Supply Give-Away will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Somerset Plaza, 12155 Elm Street in Princess Anne from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or while supplies last. This is for students in Kindergarten through the 8th grade. Click on the title for more information.

Greenwood to have a United Way Activity on July 26 at Texas Roadhouse!!!!

Attached you will find a flyer advertising Greenwood Elementary School's upcoming "Dine to Donate" @ Texas Roadhouse on Wednesday, July 26th from 4-10pm. 15% of the proceeds that evening will go towards Greenwood Elementary's United Way campaign. This includes dine-in and carry-out sales. Please help us spread the word!!!! Click on the title to read more and access the flyer/coupon.

Energy Cost Avoidance is Significant

Somerset County Public Schools Energy Manger George Todd recently stated, "​We have just completed the 110th ​ month (9 years, 2 months) of our energy savings program. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through May 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,099,872 or 31.6% in cost avoidance. For the month of May 2017, schools saved $22,067 or 28.8% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 24,126,777 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.13." Click on the title for more information.

Greenwood Students Send Letters and Bookmarks to Servicemen and Women

Attached is a picture of PVT Brian William Sproul, 2015 Washington High School Graduate and active service member for the U.S. Army. He is holding the plaque that was presented to Greenwood Elementary School students for their thoughtfulness and support of the Alpha Company 3rd BN Infantry Basic Training Unit at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri on May 31, 2017. The school was also recognized on the company Facebook page. (Students in grades 3-5 wrote over 200 encouraging letters and created bookmarks for soldiers getting ready to graduate from basic training.) PVT Sproul will be assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas after his completion of AIT training for 88M at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri on July 20, 2017.

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United Way Activity at Greenwood Elementary School
School Principal Ashley Walters states: 
"Good afternoon!  Attached you will find a flyer advertising our upcoming "Dine to Donate" @ Texas Roadhouse on Wednesday, July 26th from 4-10pm.  15% of the proceeds that evening will go towards Greenwood Elementary's United Way campaign.  This includes dine-in and carry-out sales.  Please help us spread the word!!!!
**Individuals must present a copy of the flyer in order for us to earn 15% of their purchase. 
**In addition to raising funds for our United Way campaign we thought this would be a great way for staff to socialize before the new school year!!"  Click on the title Flyers, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on word document Greenwood Ele. United Way.
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

Princess Anne Library Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 7/20/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 7/25/2017, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Central Office-Rooms A-B
Board of Education Meeting-Open/Public Session
Date: 7/25/2017, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: Central Office-Rooms A-B
Princess Anne Library Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 7/27/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library
UDL Leadership Training
Date: 8/1/2017, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Central Office