Somerset County School District

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WAHS AFJROTC drill team presented colors at the Somerset Prayer Breakfast held at SIS on January 4, 2017.

Kofi Dennis from Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts performs for students at Princess Anne Elementary school. He provided a multicultural assembly.

The mobile science lab provided scientific enrichment for over 400 students at Washington High School. It was at the school for an entire week permitting many students to visit the lab more than once.

WBOC TV reporter interviews new Board of Education member, Troy Brittingham, Jr.
Washington High students learn science from a mobile lab.  There is much equipment and many experiments which are being performed.

"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase."


Comptroller Peter Franchot  recognizes Deal Island Elementary School custodian Roy Kelly for his excellence in maintaining the school.   The school won the Silver Hammer Award.

J.M. Tawes Culinary Arts students and instructor James Washington served 200 people at the annual Somerset Prayer Breakfast held at Somerset Intermediate School.

WES music teacher Korinne Jones(left) and WES principal Kirsten Gibson talk about the two year rise of the band program at Carter G. Woodson. 

A portion of Woodson Elementary School's 5th grade band played for the Board at its January meeting.  The band is directed by Korinne Jones.  

CAHS Athletic Director and Coach Greg Bozman shown with past and present girls varisity basketball players.  He was the recipient of WBOC's Jefferson Award.  He was nominated by CAHS IEP Clerk Vickie Evans shown at the right in the red sweater.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Surrounded by students and family a surprised  Greg Bozman expresses emotion at being selected as the  WBOC TV 2017 Jefferson Award winner.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Greenwood Elementary School Principal Ashley Walters  and her school were recognized for winning one of six grants statewide to expand Parent Involvement at the Board's January meeting.

The Board of Education recognized this CHS student for being All State in cross country on January 17.

Jefferson Award winner Greg Bozman with family members at the surprise announcement of his recognition at CAHS on December 20.

The Somerset County delegation shown with TOY Kolby Noble at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

Outgoing Board of Education member Dan Kuebler was honored by the Board of Education for his service as member and Vice Chairman representing District Four at the Board's monthly meeting on December 20, 2016.

"I Have a Dream....."

Left to Right- Mr. Brittingham's family including father Troy Brittingham, Sr., sister DeAuvione Brittingham, Troy Brittingham, Jr. brother Trenton Brittingham and mother Angela Brittingham.

J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center SkillsUSA officers and sponsors honored by the Superintendent and the Board of Education at its monthly meeting on December 20, 2016.

Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis  and Board members congratulate Crisfield High soccer team Bayside South stand-outs at the Board's meeting on January 17.  Head Coach Herald Frock is shown to the right.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot honors SCPS 2016 Teacher Kolby Noble of the Year at Deal Island Elementary School on December 12.

J.M. Tawes Criminal Justice students help direct traffic for the annual Somerset Prayer Breakfast.

Kofi Dennis of Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts performs a multicultural musical assembly for students in Pre-K, K and 1st grade at Greenwood Elementary School.

Supervisor of Student Services Tracey Cottman was recognized for winning the School Champion Award by the Board of Education at its monthly meeting on December 20, 2016.

2016 Washington High graduate Brian Thornton is now attending West Point. He was visiting Mr. Scott Smith in his art class at WAHS recently.

Washington High School Fall Sports Bayside athletic  superlatives recognized by the Board of Education.  These scholar-athletes have the distinction of being recognized as recipients of the MPSSAA Minds in Motion Award for academic excellence.

Greenwood Elementary Principal Ashley Walters is shown with UMES baseball coach Charles Goens.  The entire team visits the school and reads to students and functions as role models.

Judy Center staff Kelly Townsend and Janelle Hale attend  Adult Education function at the Princess Anne Public Library. 

Outgoing BOE member Dan Kuebler congratulated by Delegate Charles Otto as his wife Barbara Landon Kuebler looks on.

New Board member Troy Brittingham, Jr. with his sister DeAuvione Brittingham who is a a student Board member and a senior at Crisfield High School.

These  CHS students were among those honored for being recognized as outstanding field hockey players in the Bayside South Conference at the Board of Education's meeting on January 17. 

Greg "Box" Bozman received the Jefferson Award on December 20.  Shown  from left to right are Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy,Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis, Mr. Bozman, Deputy Superintendent Tom Davis, CAHS Assistant Principal Jeff Hale and school Principal Chantal Russum.

Somerset County Sheriff Ronnie Howard about to get breakfast served by Tawes Culinary Arts students at the Somerset Prayer Breakfast at Somerset Intermediate School.

Greenwood Elementary School Principal Ashley Walters is  one of  five school leaders statewide to win the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals Family Involvement Grant for excellence in family involvement within the school.  

WAHS seniors sign scholarships to play field hockey at Wesley College.

Delegate Charles Otto presented outgoing Board of Education member Dan Kuebler with a proclamation from the House of Delegates for his service from January 2012 to December 2016.

Clerk of the Court Charles Horner swears-in Troy Brittingham, Jr. (left) as the newly elected Board of Education member from District 4 at the BOE meeting on January 17.

Newly elected Board member Troy Brittingham, Jr. and family.

Greenwood Assistant Principal Dorothy Bell-Jackson with returning GES student early the first day of school.

News & Announcements

Scripps National Spelling Bee-Begins in the Local Schools

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will sponsor a regional spelling bee on March 4, 2017 that will send a young person from the lower Eastern Shore to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington in May 2017. The inclement weather date will be Saturday, March 11, 2017. Somerset County Public Schools will have spelling bees in seven of its schools. Each school winner will participate in the Regional Spelling Bee at UMES. Click on the title for more information.


Projected Academic Calendars

Parents and Staff,
Look at the three projected Academic Calendar Drafts 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 attached to this article. Click on the title for more information and to take the short survey.

Washington High Students Experience Sophisticated Mobile Science Lab

Science students at Washington Academy and High School are in the process of continuing to learn about science and exploring STEM careers as they visit the large mobile lab parked on the south side of the building during the entire week of January 2-January 6. This MdBioLab is a custom-built mobile laboratory that has hosted more than 100,000 students and their teachers across every school district in Maryland, increasing awareness of science careers and attitudes toward science. Click on title for more information.

SkillsUSA is An Important Organization at J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center

SkillsUSA is a professional organization that is designed to be run by students, for their own growth and benefit. SkillsUSA members develop into well-rounded people with technical, academic and employability skills that will help them get a job and have a successful career.
For the first time in many years J.M. Tawes has elected officers into a local chapter. This fall those members attended the Fall SkillsUSA leadership conference in Ocean City. There were over 400 students from around the state of Maryland participating in the conference. The Keynote Speaker was the Maryland Superintendent of Education Dr, Karen Salmon. Click the title for more information.

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Employment  Opportunities


 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


Upcoming Events

End of 2nd quarter
Date: 1/23/2017
End of Marking Period
Date: 1/23/2017
Location: PAES
Schools Closed for Students-Professional Day for Teachers

Date: 1/24/2017
Professional Day- Schools Closed for Students and Teachers
Date: 1/24/2017, 8 AM 9 AM
Location: Systemwide
Crisfield Library Play Pals Sponsored by the Judy Center
Date: 1/24/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Crisfield Library