Somerset County School District

News and Announcements

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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All Schools to hold Open House at Different Times during the Day and Evening on Thursday August 31-Parents, Students and Guests Welcome

Somerset County Public Schools will have Open House on Thursday, August 31. Schools will be open at the following times. Deal Island Elementary School will be open for guests from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Greenwood Elementary School will be open from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Marion School's Somerset Promise Academy and Somerset Transition Program will be open from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Washington High School will be open from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Princess Anne Elementary School will be open from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Somerset Intermediate School will be open from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Woodson Elementary School will be open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Crisfield High School will be open from 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM. Call Ewell Elementary School at 410-968-0534 to find out times.
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2017-2018 Bus Routes Established

Transportation Supervisor Mike Bartemy wrote, "The Somerset County Board of Education has announced that all schools will open for students on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. Adjustments may have to be made after the opening of school because of overloading, safety and efficiency." Click on the title for more information.
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News from the Deputy Superintendent of Schools- High Schools Transition to Six-Period Day Schedule

"Crisfield Academy & High School and Washington Academy & High School will be transitioning from a seven period day to a six period day for the 2017-2018 school year. This was not done arbitrarily. For several months, a committee looked at the academic and systemic benefits and challenges of moving from a seven period day to a six period day within our high schools." Click on the title for more information.
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111 Months of Cost Avoidance- Over Three Million Dollars

We have just completed the 111th ​ month (9 years, 3 months) of our energy savings program. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through June 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,126,343 or 31.6% in cost avoidance. For the month of June 2017, schools saved $26,472 or 32.8% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 24,342,812 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.125.
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Tawes Technology and Career Center Will Have a New Building

The Somerset school system is constructing a new building for the J.M. Tawes Technology & Career Center to call home starting in the 2019-20 school year. The building will be constructed on the same campus as the current building on Crisfield Highway in Westover, which is also occupied by the Somerset County Board of Education. Click on the title for more information.
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