Somerset County School District

IMPORTANT BUDGET MEETINGS-     On May 29 at 9 AM there will be a special Board of Education meeting to submit the superintendent's proposed budget. We will review the budget and have about a 20 minute meeting. On June 27 at 9 AM the Board will meet again in an open meeting to adopt the budget for the year.

News and Announcements

Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Take the Survey
Click the white box to select your child's age
and enter the survey.
Please complete one survey per child.

On September 30, 2018:
My child was 6 or older
My child was 3, 4, or 5

Need additional assistance?
Contact the help desk at
800-287-1581 or
mdparentsurvey@icfi.com or send a note now
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Safe School Tip Line

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students and school facilities. You can anonymously report information to Safe Schools Maryland via a mobile app available for download through the Apple App Store or Google Play, online at www.SafeSchoolsMD.org, or by calling 1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233). Trained technicians will respond to reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Click on the title to access the link. Click on the link.
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Wor Wic Summer Scholars Program

Summer Scholars is a summer enrichment program for gifted and talented students entering grades three through nine in the fall of the same year. Every July, students from across the Lower Eastern Shore spend time at Wor-Wic taking their choice of classes in exciting topics such as :
•Art, History and Self Expression
•Career Exploration
•Culinary Arts and Cooking
•Science, STEM and Problem Solving
•Technology and Digital Arts

Half-day and full-day options are available, and the college's child development center provides before and/or after care if you have to drop your child off early and/or pick them up late. Click on the title for Registration Information.
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Information from the Somerset County Library

“All Somerset County students now have access to the resources of the Somerset County Library, including fine-free book checkouts and the use of computers and premium online resources. For more information, please contact the library or the Youth Services Coordinator, Rebecca Pratte at rpratte@somelibrary.org”
Becky Pratte
Youth Services Coordinator
Somerset County Library
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Washington High School's Important Golf Team Fundraiser-Second Annual Event

On April 6, 2019 Washington High School will be hosting our 2nd annual golf fundraiser at Great Hope Golf Course. The format for the fundraiser will be an 18 hole 4-man scramble with prizes and door prizes. Washington Academy High School (WAHS) is in Princess Anne, MD within Somerset County. Somerset County is poorest county in Maryland (USA Today, 2015) and the 31st poorest county in the USA. Somerset County has a median household income that is 52% of the state median household income. According to the latest census (MD Government, 2017) the population in Somerset County was only 26,470. Our players are solely responsible for their own equipment and gear.
Last year through your generous donations the team was able to purchase new bags, new carts, towels and other materials. We are hoping we can count on your support again this year. This year we have many options for you to support our team. Whether you would like to be a Maroon ($25), Bronze ($50), Silver ($100) or Gold ($250) sponsor or even a tournament logo sponsor! Once again our fundraiser will be used to purchase the supplies, new equipment and other things that the team needs. Click on the title to see the flyer.
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Somerset County High School Students have their Art Work on Display at the Mosely Gallery at UMES.

Washington High School (WHS) and Crisfield High School(CHS) art students will have their art on display at the Mosely Gallery at UMES until February 7. A large number of high school students from lower shore high schools and their parents attended at the initial showing and reception on Thursday, January 24 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. According to our art teacher, many students and parents attended the reception. They said there was a large group of people in attendance that evening. Art teachers Jeremy Holland (CHS) Sarah Perdue (WHS) and Scott Smith (WHS) have encouraged several talented students to have their work on display. Click on the title for more information.
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Our School System has 3rd Highest KRA Scores in the State

When discussing the academic readiness of incoming Kindergarten students, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education for Somerset County Public Schools Karen Karten said, “This is really good news for us.” She said scores on the KRA indicate, “Sixty% of our kindergarteners enter with the foundational skills in place to begin Kindergarten work. Of course we wish this were 100% but 60% shows a steady improvement. 25% approaching means that 25% of the students coming into Kindergarten were nearly ready with some foundational skills and 15% were emerging, meaning that they display minimal foundational skills. We are third in the state. Though the state doesn’t report on domains, I can tell you that we saw a 15-20% increase in the academic domains this year as well!” Click on the title for more information.
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