News and Announcements

Somerset County Public Schools and Central Office Donated $38,235 to United Way

More money was donated by SCPS to the 2015 United Way Campaign than in the previous four years combined. At the present, donations amount to $38, 235. Emphasis and support by the executive leadership, goal setting by school principals and the central office staff, team work by staff and site coordinators,and student and community involvement were the reasons for this successful campaign. Participation increased by 200% at Somerset Intermediate School. Staff participation increased by 117% at Woodson Elementary School and 107% at Greenwood Elementary. The Board of Education Central Office had a 65% increase while Princess Anne Elementary had a 34% bump in staff participation. Click on the title for more information.

Local American Legion Post Donates $2,500 to Somerset County Public Schools

The Stanley Cochran American Legion Post # 16 of Crisfield presented a check for $2,500 to SCPS for projects in three schools. Crisfield Academy and High School received $1,500 for balsa wood house construction kits for a STEM activity in Technology Education. Fifteen kits have been ordered. The Legion donated $500 to the new Dad's at Work program at Woodson Elementary School, a program in which fathers and their children work on activities together at the school with emphasis on math and reading. In addition Somerset Intermediate School received $500 for PBIS activities which provide positive reinforcement for good attendance, good behavior and strong academic performance.

Tawes Student First in the Nation

J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center senior automotive student AJ Kaufman placed First in the NATION at University of North Western Ohio Scholarship competition !!!! OUTSTANDING !!!!! He won a $20,000 scholarship !! He works at TnT Automotive in Crisfield.. He will be attending UNOH next year. His teacher John Ward said, " He is a very hard working young man and is to be commended on this awesome accomplishment !! "

Community Foundation Awards

Ewell Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Woodson Elementary School and the Somerset County Public Schools' central office are the recipients of awards from the Community Foundation. Click on the title and then click on the document to see the related press release.

PARCC Video and Parent Information Sessions at the High Schools

Click on the title then click on the word document below to see a video which explains the PARCC assessment and how to interpret scores. Parent information sessions on PARCC Score Reports will be held at Washington High School on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM in the auditorium and at Crisfield High School on Thursday, November 19 from 6:30 PM- 7:00 PM in the school's auditorium.

WAHS Honors Veterans in a Significant Manner

Over one hundred veterans were honored at Washington Academy and High School on Tuesday, November 11. Several students were involved in greeting the guests, serving as emcees, posting the colors, playing in the band, singing in the chorus, preparing art work, preparing posters, decorating the building, serving breakfast and attending a powerful program honoring our veterans. Powerful speakers and inspiring music demonstrated appreciation for the veterans.

Ewell Elementary School to Receive Community Foundation Grant

In a letter sent from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. to Ewell Elementary School principal Janet Evans, Ewell will receive a grant of $4,380. This grant has been made available for funding to support technologies associated with a pilot multi-grade distance learning program. A check for the amount will be presented at the Community Foundation in Salisbury on Thursday, November 12.

SAILS Students Participate in Operation We Care

The Woodson SAILS students participated in the Operation We Care program, by decorating and assembling boxes that will be packed and mailed to Soldiers by the Operation We Care group. The kids worked together to complete the boxes during the time allotted for them to Give Back time to their community.
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