Somerset County School District

News and Announcements

Updated Information on PARCC from the Maryland State Department of Education

The 2015-2016 school year is the second year students in grades 3-8 and high school will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics.

PARCC helps teachers and parents determine if younger students are acquiring skills and knowledge needed to advance to the next grade level, while older students can see if they are on track to graduate, ready for college and careers. Click on title and then click on link to obtain more information related to PARCC.
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Recent PARCC Information

Recent PARCC information, timelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Somerset County Public Schools homepage. Click on Departments, then click on Instructional Division, and finally click on PARCC.
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The Superintendent Shares Thoughts About the Value of the United Way Campaign

"Every day there are individuals and groups that need assistance in our county. The Somerset County Public Schools System has long been an organization that believes in the need to make an impact in their local community. That is why we work so closely with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. By hosting an employee campaign we are able to give monies to a local organization that keeps our contributions local. The United Way keeps all money local and has done a great job in making sure the residents of Somerset County have the services they need. Whether its $1.00 a pay or $100.00 a pay, the United Way and SCPS are making an impact in the lives of our community! What a great time to join our team and help those around us!"

John B. Gaddis, Ed.D
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Twenty-Year Veteran, Tracie Bartemy, named Director of Schools

– On September 15, 2015, at its monthly meeting, the Somerset County Board of Education named veteran educator Tracie Bartemy Director of Schools. She will serve with the Superintendent’s leadership group and executive team having leadership responsibility for organizing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the total curriculum and instruction program, Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve. Particular emphasis shall be on the articulation of the program between the elementary, intermediate and secondary schools.
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Student Board Representatives from WAHS and CAHS Join the Board of Education

On Tuesday September 15, 2015, at the monthly Board of Education meeting, four Somerset students were named as representatives and alternate representatives to the Somerset County Public Schools Board of Education for the 2015-2016 school year. They will report on school events within the county, provide opinions on topics when questioned by Board members and assist with information as designated.
Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Social Studies Jill Holland introduced student Board of Education members from each high school and their alternates. The following students were introduced. Click on the title for additional information.
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Bus Route Changes

To mitigate overcrowded buses and to shorten the length of ride for some of our bus routes, effective September 1, 2015, the following changes have been implemented. Click on title to see changes.
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The Judy Center is Making a Difference

One of the new and exciting initiatives in our school system is the Judy Center. Read about the opportunities for preschool children and their parents. Click on the title and on the link to find out a lot more about the program now in both ends of the county.
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