Somerset County School District

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News and 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.
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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.
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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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Hear the Maryland Crunch-Crisfield Academy & High School

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:15 am, thousands of Marylanders will bite into apples simultaneously, to help raise awareness of the important role that school breakfast plays in ensuring children have access to healthy food. Held during National School Breakfast Week, Hear the Maryland Crunch highlights the importance of the School Breakfast Program in ensuring that all children get a healthy start to their day.
Crisfield High School has planned many promotional activities to involve the students in wellness and healthy eating habits based on the Maryland Crunch program. The following items have been held and will be held this morning. They are: (Click on the title for more information.)
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CHS Musical Theater Class Performed Little Red Riding Hood

The Musical Theater classes at CHS put on their very first short play. They have their own production team of Assistant Director, Stage Manager, and Costume Designer. They had 17 days to get a script, get a part, design a set, develop their character's backstory, memorize the script and blocking, and put the show on!
They performed the play twice on Friday February 24, 2017.
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