Somerset County School District

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News and Announcements

News from the Deputy Superintendent of Schools- High Schools Transition to Six-Period Day Schedule

"Crisfield Academy & High School and Washington Academy & High School will be transitioning from a seven period day to a six period day for the 2017-2018 school year. This was not done arbitrarily. For several months, a committee looked at the academic and systemic benefits and challenges of moving from a seven period day to a six period day within our high schools." Click on the title for more information.
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111 Months of Cost Avoidance- Over Three Million Dollars

We have just completed the 111th ​ month (9 years, 3 months) of our energy savings program. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through June 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,126,343 or 31.6% in cost avoidance. For the month of June 2017, schools saved $26,472 or 32.8% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 24,342,812 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.125.
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Tawes Technology and Career Center Will Have a New Building

The Somerset school system is constructing a new building for the J.M. Tawes Technology & Career Center to call home starting in the 2019-20 school year. The building will be constructed on the same campus as the current building on Crisfield Highway in Westover, which is also occupied by the Somerset County Board of Education. Click on the title for more information.
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Community Youth Day & School Supply Give-Away

School supplies will be available for Somerset County residents only. The Community Youth Day and School Supply Give-Away will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Somerset Plaza, 12155 Elm Street in Princess Anne from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or while supplies last. This is for students in Kindergarten through the 8th grade. Click on the title for more information.
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Energy Cost Avoidance is Significant

Somerset County Public Schools Energy Manger George Todd recently stated, "​We have just completed the 110th ​ month (9 years, 2 months) of our energy savings program. Specifically, during this period April 2008 through May 2017, our schools have saved a total of $3,099,872 or 31.6% in cost avoidance. For the month of May 2017, schools saved $22,067 or 28.8% in cost avoidance. Since April 2008, we have saved approximately 24,126,777 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity. Currently, a kilowatt-hour cost approximately $0.13." Click on the title for more information.
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Greenwood Students Send Letters and Bookmarks to Servicemen and Women

Attached is a picture of PVT Brian William Sproul, 2015 Washington High School Graduate and active service member for the U.S. Army. He is holding the plaque that was presented to Greenwood Elementary School students for their thoughtfulness and support of the Alpha Company 3rd BN Infantry Basic Training Unit at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri on May 31, 2017. The school was also recognized on the company Facebook page. (Students in grades 3-5 wrote over 200 encouraging letters and created bookmarks for soldiers getting ready to graduate from basic training.) PVT Sproul will be assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas after his completion of AIT training for 88M at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri on July 20, 2017.
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