Somerset County School District

News and Announcements

SkillsUSA to Have Kick Off Activties Tomorrow at J.M. Tawes

Please be advised J. M. Tawes Career and Technology Center will be holding its annual SkillsUSA kick off assembly at Tawes on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:45 A.M. for seniors and at 1:05 P.M. for juniors. School officials will be explaining the organization and the benefits of membership. Students who competed last year will be speaking this year to share their experience. Principals and or Assistants and School Counselors are encouraged to attend either session, and learn about the SkillsUSA organization. Teachers who are going to be teaching Pre-Engineering and or Bio-Med are encouraged to attend either session as schedules allow Eighth grade students can also compete, therefore any eighth grade teachers who are interested should attend as schedules allow.

There will be a second assembly where students who decide to run for an office will present a short speech to the student body and the school and staff will vote in our 2017-2018 J.M.Tawes Chapter Officers. It will be held on October 4th 2017.
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Sherwin Williams in Crisfield Continues to Demonstrate Generosity to the School System

For several years, Sherwin Williams and its employees have donated hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies and materials each year to students and staff. In addition to the several student items, Sherwin Williams donated legal size paper, binders and bulletin boards to the staff this year. Materials will be distributed by the Student Services department within the next few work days. For years, Sherwin Williams Community Outreach Program has gone above and beyond.
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Health Fair to be Held at Washington Academy and High School on September 29.

On Friday September 29th SCPS will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair for all staff at the WHS gym. Staff attending Techxpo and UDL PD have visiting times built into their PD schedules. Staff members that are not attending those PD activities are welcome to attend the fair any time between 10am and 2pm. Please note, parking is limited and you should carpool if possible. The most parking options will be available from 11-noon and you are encouraged to attend during this time if possible.
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Three Somerset Intermediate Educators Have a Productive Inservice at the Naval Academy-Emphasis on Science

STEM Educator Training (SET) Sail Workshops are offered on-site at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Training focuses on the use of project-based learning in topics such as engineering design, chemistry, physics, math, robotics, programming, biology, and SeaPerch. The one-day workshops are offered each year in September and February. Three Somerset Intermediate educators Pam South, Megan McGillen and Pat Benner participated in the fall opportunity on Saturday September 9. Mrs. Benner is presently on-loan to NASA at Wallops. Click on the title for more information.
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Supervisor of Instructional Technology Jill Holland has announced the Pending Fall Techxpo set for September 29.

For the first Tech Tip Tuesday you'll find the attached schedule for this year's Techxpo. For anyone who doesn't know, this is our conference style technology professional development that is presented by our very own talented SCPS teachers and staff. As your principal may have told you already, the Techxpo date, September 29th, is a busy day. Look for start, end, lunch, and UDL times from your principal who has the schedule. Click on the title for more information.
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Woodson Elementary School to Take Part in an Opening Day National Initiative Known As the Million Father March-Relationship Building Will be Emphasized.

The administrative staff at Woodson Elementary School has spoken to or sent letters to local churches as well as Crisfield City Council, Marion and Crisfield Fire Departments, Crisfield Post Office, Crisfield Police Dept, Maryland State Police, Somerset County Sherriff's Dept, Men of Promise men's group, UMES Student Life, SU Greek Life, and the Coast Guard. Assistant Principal Terra O. Taylor has invited numerous men from the aforementioned organizations to be on hand by 8:00 AM on the opening day of school September 5. These men will be asked to position themselves in the front of the building where the busses arrive each day and at the door facing the parking lot where walkers and those driven to school in family vehicles arrive. Click on the title for more information.
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