Twenty Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS) representatives attended the 72nd United Way Annual Meeting and Community Celebration. Over 300 individuals from the lower four counties celebrated the success of United Way on June 16 at UMES in the Student Services Ballroom. Click on the title for more information.
Nine adult students received their high school diplomas after passing the GED test, which is rigorous. Nationwide only 60% of high school graduating seniors pass the test. Eligible for their diplomas were Nadia Komorowski, the class valedictorian having passed three sections of the test receiving college credit, Brandi Abbott-Benton, Tyrone Blue, Jennifer Cimpher, Jeremiah Jackson, Mark Mehl, Kasitie Miles, Aaron Nelson and David Smith. Click on the title to see more information and photographs.
This year Somerset County Public Schools had fourteen retirees. These individuals contributed in various ways to the school system and played an important role in providing instruction and supporting instruction. They were recently honored by the Board of Education for their services, loyalty and hard work. The individuals are: (Click on the title to see the names and to find out more about the retirees.
Baxter Enterprises of Salisbury is a corporation that oversees a number of McDonald’s franchises in the local area. One of many ways the business supports local schools is the donation of two to six bicycles and helmets for the students in grades three to five at Deal Island Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Princess Anne Elementary School and Woodson Elementary School. During the state PARCC testing, students in grades three to five who are present for the testing, demonstrate cooperation and work hard have their names placed in a container. A drawing is held at the end of the testing and equal amount of male and female students are chosen from the names which are drawn and subsequently receive a bicycle and a helmet. Baxter has done this since 2010-2011. Click on the title for more information.
At its monthly meeting on June 20, 2017 the Somerset County Board of Education approved the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar Revision as a result of changes brought about by the finalization of the Negotiated Agreements. Look under About Us on the homepage to see the calendar. Click on the attachment to see the approved calendar.