Somerset County School District

Washington High School has distinguished itself  in Project Lead the Way in the Biomedical Field.  Click on News on this Homepage and then on Project Lead the Way- PLTW to see recent television coverage................  Somerset County Public Schools is requesting pricing for Lawn Care Services on a per cut per location basis at 9 School locations within Somerset County as well as all Athletic Fields at WAHS and CAHS.  Scroll down on the SCPS Homepage and read the first article on News and Announcements to understand the process of submitting a price and to whom........... 

News and Announcements

Board Meeting to Be Held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Somerset County Public Schools Board of Education will meet tomorrow Tuesday, March 20 at 1:00 PM in the Board's meeting room at the central office. The Board will meet from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in an open work session to discuss the student transportation policy. The public is invited, however, discussion will only be between Board members. No questions will be accepted by the Board from the public. At 4:00 PM after a very brief open session the Board will meet in a closed session. The Board will reconvene at 6:00 PM in the regular monthly open session for the month of March.
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Brian Laird Is In His 18th Year of Coaching Washington High School Baseball

Mr. Laird has served 42 years as a Somerset County Public Schools' bus driver and bus contractor. He became a contractor in 1981 and has remained in that capacity for the last 37 years. Prior to becoming a contractor, he was a substitute driver for Nevitt Muir, Jack King, Juke Sharpless and Walter Laird. Mr. Laird won WBOC’s Jefferson Award this year. He is in his 18th year of coaching Washington High School baseball. In addition, he has coached the Salvation Army’s Football team in Princess Anne since 1976. He has coached American Legion baseball. He is the President of the Princess Anne Ruritans and is a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Other Awards include Maryland’s Most Beautiful, Boy Scout Award for Outstanding Citizenship, and two time Bayside Baseball Coach of the Year. Mr. Laird has been married 42 years, has three children and four grandchildren. In addition to his work as a bus contractor, he is an owner and operator of multiple chicken houses. Click on the title and then on the link for more information.
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Somerset County Public Schools is requesting pricing for Lawn Care Services on a per cut per location basis at 9 School locations within Somerset County as well as all Athletic Fields at WAHS and CAHS. Cutting Season is typically April 15 – October 15 but is dependent upon weather and needs. Contractor must be a MD licensed contractor and have required commercial insurance. Liability Insurance must include minimum limits of $1,000,000. Per/occurrence and $2,000,000. General aggregate. Certificate of Insurance must name SCPS as additional insured. Interested contractors may pick up a pricing packet for complete details at Somerset County Board of Education, 7982-A Tawes Campus Drive, Westover MD between the hours of 9AM-4PM M-F. All packets must be submitted by March 23rd , 2018 by 4:00 PM.
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Hear the Maryland Crunch

On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:15 a.m., thousands of Marylanders will Hear the Maryland Crunch! Students, teachers, legislators, and community members are all invited to bite into a juicy apple and join this state-wide synchronized apple crunch event!

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. Join us to spread the word about Hear the Maryland Crunch!
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School Readiness a Priority in Somerset County.

Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Somerset County is one of the smallest counties in Maryland. Our distance from the metropolitan area might limit the services that are available to our families, and the rural nature of our county can make transportation very difficult. Somerset is also the poorest county in the state, and a significant number of our students are considered to be "academically at risk." Our county is very diverse and we have had a recent increase in English Learners.
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Somerset County Public Schools Safety & Security Measures

The Somerset County Public School system is continually examining and evaluating
the safety and security measures present and available within and around all of our facilities in order to provide a safe and secure learning and working environment.
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The Summer Language Experience-At UMES

The Summer Language Experience at UMES is a two-week intensive program for highly motivated high school and homeschooled students interested in Arabic, Chinese, and/or Japanese language and culture. Click on the title to learn more.
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Energy Management Means Cost Savings-Nearly A Decade of Achievement

​ Energy Manager George Todd recently wrote, "​​We have just completed and calculated the 117th ​ month (9 years, 9 months) of our energy savings program. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through December 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,318,133 or 31.8% in cost avoidance. For the month of December 2017, schools saved $40,032 or 35.7% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 25,839,544 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.125."
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