On November 15, 2016, the Board received two 2017-2018 Draft Academic Calendars. The Board will study the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar with the start after Labor Day for potential action at its next Board of Education meeting on December 20. Click on the title for more information.
Former Washington Academy and High School school counselor Chari Jones has been named Coordinator of Student Services for Somerset County Public Schools. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Ecology and a Master of Education degree in counselor education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Click on the title for more information.
Veteran social worker and Somerset County Public Schools Supervisor of Student Services Tracey Cottman is well-known and respected as a strong advocate for students. Ms. Cottman recently won the prestigious School Champion Award from the Eastern Shore Mental Health Coalition. This award is given to recognize an individual who is providing "steadfast leadership and commitment in creating a school climate where all students will succeed". There was one nominee from each of the 9 counties. Ms. Cottman was chosen for this award from individuals representing the nine Eastern Shore of Maryland counties. Click on the title for more information.
State Comptroller Peter Franchot will visit Deal Island Elementary School on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 1:00 PM to present the Silver Hammer Award. The Comptroller established a special recognition, the "Silver Hammer Award”, for schools that have demonstrated a commitment to fiscal responsibility through superior school maintenance. Click on the title for more information.
A Christmas Carol will be performed at Washington High School. The cast will be comprised of local residents, SCPS staff members and students. Click on the title for more details.