Somerset County School District

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Adult Education Students Graduate

Nine adult students received their high school diplomas after passing the GED test, which is rigorous. Nationwide only 60% of high school graduating seniors pass the test. Eligible for their diplomas were Nadia Komorowski, the class valedictorian having passed three sections of the test receiving college credit, Brandi Abbott-Benton, Tyrone Blue, Jennifer Cimpher, Jeremiah Jackson, Mark Mehl, Kasitie Miles, Aaron Nelson and David Smith. Click on the title to see more information and photographs.
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Retirees Recognized at June 20, 2017 Board of Education Meeting

This year Somerset County Public Schools had fourteen retirees. These individuals contributed in various ways to the school system and played an important role in providing instruction and supporting instruction. They were recently honored by the Board of Education for their services, loyalty and hard work. The individuals are: (Click on the title to see the names and to find out more about the retirees.
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Baxter Enterprises Supports Local Somerset Schools During Testing, Helps with Fundraising and Honors Outstanding Educators

Baxter Enterprises of Salisbury is a corporation that oversees a number of McDonald’s franchises in the local area. One of many ways the business supports local schools is the donation of two to six bicycles and helmets for the students in grades three to five at Deal Island Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Princess Anne Elementary School and Woodson Elementary School. During the state PARCC testing, students in grades three to five who are present for the testing, demonstrate cooperation and work hard have their names placed in a container. A drawing is held at the end of the testing and equal amount of male and female students are chosen from the names which are drawn and subsequently receive a bicycle and a helmet. Baxter has done this since 2010-2011. Click on the title for more information.
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National Junior Honor Society and Leo Club at Somerset Team Up to Raise Money for Relay for Life

Somerset Intermediate School Students in the Honorable Herons Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society and the Leo Club participated in Relay For Life on May 20th. The students planned a Spring Basket Raffle, Staff Desert Day and sold Relay For Life Raffle tickets to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Through their hard work they raised $1700.00 which will support cancer research.
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SeaPerch National Challenge

The RC-Undersea team of Somerset Intermediate’s Green Engineers competed at the SeaPerch National Challenge on May 20th. The event took place in the McAuley Aquatic Center on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta Georgia. The team competed against teams from across the United States and as far away as New Zealand. They finished respectively in the middle of the pack for the middle school group. Previously the team competed at the Regional Challenge, at the United States Naval Academy, placing first among all the middle and high school teams in attendance. Click on the title for more information.
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A Great Year for SkillsUSA at J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center

.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center had a record number of students join SkillsUSA this past year. A total of 33 students joined and 23 of these students earned the privilege of attending the State Leadership and Contests this past April 28-29 in Baltimore, MD. Overall, our school was well represented with students competing in 14 different contests. Six J.M. Tawes students were recognized as state medalists in three different contests; Masonry, Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration, and Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship contest consisted of a team of four students from J.M. Tawes Business program; Nykeah Collins, Monae Fountain, Ashley Handy, and Kavan Styles. The Business instructor is Katharine Campbell, a first year teacher who led her team to win a Silver Medal. This team developed a complete business plan to open a clothing store in Somerset County which was presented to a panel of industry judges. Masonry student Biniam Tsighet placed third in the state; his instructor is Mr. Joe Webster. Edileberto Lovaton place third as well in Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration, his instructor is Mr. Floyd Azbell.
SkillsUSA is the largest student run, non-profit organization in the United States.
SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Click on title for more information.
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Somerset Intermediate School holds NJHS Induction

This past Wednesday, May 24th, twenty-nine scholars were inducted into the Honorable Herons Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The sixth and seventh graders joined the current members, advisors, and family members in a ceremony at Somerset Intermediate. Mr. Richard Warren, a science teacher at Crisfield High School delivered a moving address that hallmarked the achievements of the students and inspired all that attended. A musical selection was performed by a quartet of band student and each of the officers of the executive committee had a role in the program. After the ceremony students and parents gathered in the cafeteria for refreshments.
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SCPS Teacher of the Year to be Honored by State Board of Education and has been Featured in MSDE Publication

Princess Anne Elementary School art teacher Sarah Perdue is our 2017 Teacher of the Year. She will attend an MSDE Recognition and Luncheon tomorrow on May 23 and will be accompanied by Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Tom Davis, Director of Schools Ms. Tracey Bartemy, Chairman of the BOE Warner Sumpter, School Principal Corney Monar and her husband Derek Perdue. In addition, she has been featured in a an MSDE Fine Arts Publication. Click on the title and then on the attachment to see information about Ms. Perdue.
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