Somerset County School District

      Click on News on the Homepage and then click on the drop downs to read about coming events in the next few weeks.    These events consist of   a J.M. Tawes Fundraiser, a United Way Bus Pull Contest, the  2018 Holiday Concerts and November and December events at Ewell Elementary School.        

News & Announcements

United Way Somerset County Public Schools Bus Pull & BBQ

Somerset County Public Schools has been aggressive the past five years in trying to raise money and seek donations for the United Way. We are continuing as a system at the individual schools and at the central office to encourage individual donations and participation in fundraisers. We have a fundraiser coming up in which all schools and the central office are encouraged to participate and other organizations within the county. On December 15, 2018 we are having a Bus Pull and BBQ. Click on Read the Full Story on the Pop Up.

Sensory Santa is Back-Sponsored by the Special Education Department

Somerset County Special Education Department will be hosting Sensory Santa. The event will take place at the Somerset County Board of Education on November 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. We are excited to extend our welcome to all families that are part of our Infants and Toddlers Program as well as our friends from the Judy Center. Santa will be back this year with pictures with our friends! We will have cookie decorating, crafts, sensory activities and much more! Click on the title for more information. Then click in the pdf file to get directions to RSVP.

Safe School Tip Line

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students and school facilities. You can anonymously report information to Safe Schools Maryland via a mobile app available for download through the Apple App Store or Google Play, online at, or by calling 1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233). Trained technicians will respond to reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Click on the title to access the link. Click on the link.

Dr. Gaddis is the 2019 Maryland Superintendent of the Year

Ocean City (October 25, 2018) It was announced Thursday evening that Somerset County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. John B. Gaddis has been selected as the Maryland Superintendent of the Year. The Superintendent of the Year is chosen annually by a panel of other Maryland superintendents following an extensive application process. The winner then goes on to represent the state in the National Superintendent of the Year process, all of which is a program of AASA: The American Association of School Administrators. The announcement was made at the concluding banquet of the Maryland Negotiation Service (MNS) Conference, an affiliate of the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland (PSSAM). Click on the title for more information and several photographs.

Dr. Richard Warren is the 2018-2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Statewide Winner is from Somerset County

BALTIMORE (October 12, 2018) – Dr. Richard Warren, Jr., an eighth grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Somerset County’s Crisfield High School and Academy, tonight was named the 2018-2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 28th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala. The event attracted educators and dignitaries, such as Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and former Sen. Paul Sarbanes.

Richard has taught for six years, the last five at Crisfield High School and Academy. He holds three degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore: a bachelor of science degree in science (2011); masters of arts in teaching (2014) and a doctorate in educational leadership (2018).

STEM education is Richard’s passion. He looks to inspire, connect, and help students stretch their potential through technology and relatable learning experiences.

“Teaching is so much more than content,” he said. “Teaching is about reaching students where they are, connecting them to real-world experiences, and equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to lead and make a difference in life.”

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford congratulated Maryland’s new Teacher of the Year. Click on the title for more information and great photographs.

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Upcoming Events

WES Conferences
Date: 12/10/2018, 4 PM 6 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences
Date: 12/10/2018, 4:15 PM 6:15 PM
Location: PAES
SADD Talent Show - Admission $3
Date: 12/10/2018, 6 PM
Pre-Kindergarten Holiday Concert
Date: 12/10/2018, 6:15 PM
Location: PAES
Mid Term Reports Issued
Date: 12/11/2018
Location: PAES


Safe Schools Tip Line