Somerset County School District

News and Announcements

Kara Curtis of Hertrich Honors Teacher of the Year Dr. Richard Warren Jr. Gives a powerful Speech

Good Afternoon everyone! I’ve been waiting for this day for a while. We’ve rescheduled a couple times for reasons out of everyone’s control, most recently for the hurricane, so just getting here is an accomplishment.
But seriously, I’m grateful and frankly just so excited to be here with you today to celebrate Dr. Warren’s amazing accomplishment of becoming Somerset Teacher of the Year and finalist for Maryland State Teacher of the year.
o I’d like to start by asking all of the students and staff in the room a question.
o How many of you can think of at least one thing you’ve learned from Dr. Warren?
o Now, how many of you think you are better, a better student, a better teacher or a better person, because you’ve had class with him or because he is your coworker?
o As I expected, that is the majority of the people in the room.
o (I would expect it even if you didn’t raise your hand, that it would be the majority of people in the room)
It takes a lot to be a great teacher. It takes a lot of time and a lot of commitment. So students, next time you think your homework is taking forever, just know that your teachers are probably spending twice that amount of time making sure everything is set up for your favorite science experiment, reviewing lesson plans, and making sure assignments are graded. Click on the title for more information.
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Dot Day at Deal Island Elementary School Helps Instill Confidence in a Budding Artist.

Deal Island Elementary School special subjects teacher Jennifer Jones said, "On September 19, we celebrated International Dot Day which is based on the book by Peter Reynolds "The Dot" which is about a little girl who does not think she can draw until an Art teacher convinces her that all you have to do is start with a dot. The little girl is celebrated for her small drawing and inspires her to draw more art and encourage others around her to do the same. Our school took that idea and incorporated dots into all of our lessons, our clothes and more. We embraced how using a small dot can inspire a bigger idea and to make a mark on the world. "
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Washington High Alumni & Friends -Quarter Auction-October 6

Proceeds will benefit the Washington High Alumni & Friends’ mission of “Building pride in our students, in our school, and in our community enabling graduates to become productive, responsible adults.” Immediate needs that will be addressed include the funding of teachers’ classroom essentials, teacher appreciation activities and the funding of student academic and athletic necessities, such as clothing and school supplies.
Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 6:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
Location: Washington High School
Admission: $5.00 (includes first paddle)
Additional paddles - $5.00 each
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Somerset County Health Department on 8928 Sign Post Road, Westover is announcing a mass back to school immunization. Click on the title and then on the pdf file to check out dates and times.
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First Golf Scores 0n New System

Congratulations to Stephen Decatur for winning the first match of the year. Stephen Decatur won by 3 strokes over JM Bennett at Rum Pointe Links today. Stephen Decatur was lead by tri-medalists Emily Malinowski and Hayden Snelsire posting 39s. JM Bennett was lead by tri-medalist Savannah Scott 39 and Jack Reilly posted a 42. The next match is Thursday at Ocean Resorts. Click on title and links for specific scores and information.

William Knopf-AD-WAHS
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New Innovation this Year for Bayside South Golf

This year the Bayside South will pilot a live scoring option for parents, staff, teachers, and students. Anyone with the following link can view how each match is going. We are attempting to make it live today at the first match, however there could be some delays. Worse case you will be able to see how everyone did post match. Click on title then click on link.
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New Tradition at WAHS Home Football Games

Washington High School Athletic Director Bill Knopf said, "Hello Alumni! This year we would like to start a new tradition at all home Football games. We would like to invite alumni that were athletes to come and be an honorary captain at the coin toss. Anyone who would like to be considered for this opportunity please contact Mr. Knopf (
Home Football Schedule:
1- 8/31 vs. Easton Class of 2013
2- ​9/21 vs. Laurel Class of 2008
3- 9/28 vs. WiHi Homecoming Class of 2003 (former Football Alumni only for this event)​
4- 10/12 vs. Arcadia Class of 1998
5- 10/19 vs. Snow Hill Senior Game Class of 1993
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