Somerset County School District

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Physical Education teacher Mr. John Nelson (coach) with members of PAE's Gentlemen's Club & Basketball Team.

Nearly $54,000 raised by our school system for United Way.

CDL Prep Class... Adult Education

Family displaying art at Art Night at Woodson Elementary on March 15.


On Wednesday (3/8) WAHS Senior APEX students  were able to visit UMES to have a one on one with Rhodes Scholar and Educational Consultant, Carlton Long to discuss prestigious scholarship opportunities.

Vicki McLeod of Princess Anne Elementary School is the Administrative Associate of the Year.  Congratulations!!

State of the Art  training tool for Auto Mechanics students.  J.M. Tawes students can learn about all systems in a vehicle with this apparatus.

Students at Woodson Elementary celebrate Read Across America Day.

This teaching tool is a major upgrade in helping students learn to be professional mechanics.  It is used by J.M. Tawes Auto Mechanics students.

Commercial Driving License Prep Class  .....Adult Education.

Senior auto mechanics students at J.M.Tawes have the opportunity to learn about automotive systems through the use of the ConsaLab Ecobench.

Maryland Crunch at Greenwood Elementary School

At her desk at PAES, Administrative Associate of the Year, Vicki McLeod!!!

Tawes' HVAC  Program received $2000.00 worth of  free tools from Leonardi HVAC Training INC. 


Groundbreaking ceremony at the Head Start/CAHS project on March 3.

Roy Kelly is the Custodian of the Year.  He is an important staff member at Deal Island Elementary School.

  Greg Bozman is the SCPS Co-Paraprofessional of the Year

Woodson Elementary Special Education paraprofessional Kellie Knopp standing in front of the beautiful and meaningful bulletin board she created. Ms. Knopp is studying to be a teacher.

Art utilizing canvas at Woodson Elementary School.

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program- Adult Education

Super Heroes encourage a Healthy breakfast at Princess Anne Elementary.

The basketball program and the cheerleaders at WAHS focus on breast cancer awareness and related fundraising.

WHS National History Day winners with their teacher Stephen Smith.

Valerie Bivens is the  SCPS' co-Paraprofessional of the Year. She presently works at the Somerset Promise Academy and has held numerous positions system-wide.

PAES art teacher Sarah Perdue at the bottom right is shown with many of her SCPS colleagues at paint night at Peaky's Restaurant on February 9.  She conducted the activity to increase the awareness of domestic abuse and to benefit those impacted by the abuse.

Tawes Culinary Arts students participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremonies at CAHS on March 3.

Dad and daughters enjoy the Art Show and the Book Fair at Woodson Elementary.

Crisfield Academy & High School Band performs the National Anthem at the Groundbreaking Ceremonies on March 3.

Art project for students in the S.A.I.L.S. afterschool program at Woodson Elementary School funded by the Community Foundation

Center of this picture (in the black with the pink book bag) is WHS class of 2016 honors student Jocelyn Elmore who is now a freshman at Washington College. She took time out of her schedule to visit with Washington High National Honor Society students at the college.  

Thank you from the United Way.


Mother and daughters at Art Night at Woodson Elementary School on March 15.

Richard Ulbricht WHS class of 2014 (in black) presently attends Cornell University majoring in government and philosophy.  He had dinner this past weekend with Conal Turner, John Robertson and Maria Robertson. He is a full time students and presently holds a managerial position with the school's food service.   

WHS students toured Washington College recently.  They are shown with faculty sponsor.

Art on display at the Art Show at WES on March 15.

​​​Ellen Sproul, with the Arts Institute and Gallery, secured a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to partner with local school districts.  Students at Woodson Elementary are learning aspects of art.

Two Greenwood students enjoying the Maryland Crunch.

The Book Fair was a success, also held on March 15 at Woodson Elementary School.

This training tool allows the students the capacity to analyze the systems of an automobile.  All systems are authentic.

Woodson art teacher Robin Daniels facilitated a night of art at the school with numerous examples.

Students in the computer lab at Woodson Elementary.

The Art Show was a success at Woodson.

News & Announcements

Energy Cost Savings Continue to Benefit School System

SCPS just completed the 107th ​ month (8 years, 11 months) of our energy savings program and all the data is in. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through February 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,032,980 or 31.7% in cost avoidance. For the month of February 2017, schools saved $22,801 or 29.0% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 23,574,566 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.13.

Nine SCPS Teachers Selected as Their Schools' Teacher of the Year

Carter G. Woodson Elementary School
Janet Wilkins

Kindergarten teacher Janet Wilkins is Woodson Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year nominee. After teaching in Accomack County for three years, she joined Somerset County Public Schools in 2008. She has taught Kindergarten for ten years, in addition to teaching second grade for two years. Miss Wilkins received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wesley College and a Master’s of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Grand Canyon University. She aspires to instill a love of learning that will follow her students throughout their school careers. She serves on Woodson’s School Improvement Team, the PBIS Committee and is involved in numerous school events. She said, “I taught at SCPS’s Summer Migrant Education Program and I reconnect with my former students and their families.” As it relates to all of her students Miss Wilkins said, “School-home relationships are a key factor in student learning and I continue to maintain the friendships and relationships that have been formed within my classroom.” She wants all of her students to feel successful both in and out of the classroom. She said, “I strive to promote a kind and caring community throughout the school by encouraging everyone to make each day their Best Day Ever.” Click on the title to read the other biographies.

Somerset Schools Benefitting from Art Project

​​​Ellen Sproul, with the Arts Institute and Gallery, secured a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to partner with local school districts. This particular partnership has two projects. Princess Anne Elementary and Woodson Elementary are taking part in the building project where students create "boxes" that are akin to dioramas or shadow boxes.

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Employment  Opportunities


Homeless Alliance of the Lower Shore
Resource Day!
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
March 1, 2017
10:00 A.M. -1:30 P.M.
UMES Ballroom
Princess Anne, MD
Click on the tile Flyers then click on Resource Day for the Homeless
Bring Them Home
Building Hope For A Homecoming
Habitat Fundraiser for the Downings
Buffet Dinner
Washington Inn
Princess Anne, MD
Click on the title Flyers.  Click on the Downing Project Flyer
4th Annual Community Field Day
Long Centralized Athletic Facility
Westover, Maryland 21871
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Click on title Flyers for more information and to learn how to sponsor this outstanding event. There are two attachments.  
Dual Enrollment Information Night
Wor- Wic Community College
Guerrieri Hall 101
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Click on the title Flyers For More Information.
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

Faculty Meeting 4pm/SIT Meeting 4:45 pm
Date: 3/27/2017
Location: PAES
Varsity Boys Baseball AWAY @ Mardela High School 4:00 PM
Date: 3/27/2017
Varsity Girls Softball AWAY @ Mardela High School 4:00 PM
Date: 3/27/2017
WHS Baseball Vs. Pocomoke
Date: 3/27/2017, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: WHS Baseball Field
NHS Induction CHS Auditorium 6:00PM
Date: 3/28/2017