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

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 (wknopf@somerset.k12.md.us).
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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Community Foundation's Educational Grant Program

The Community Foundation’s Education Grant Program provides support to a broad range of teacher led classroom and administration led school wide projects. Education grants are reviewed/approved annually in October. A special education reception for awardees takes place in November. Click on the title for more information.
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Somerset Intermediate School Wins Major Award in promoting Mental Health among its Students

"Children’s Mental Health Matters! is a statewide education campaign to raise awareness of children’s mental health needs and enhance outreach efforts to families and communities. The Campaign is coordinated by the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the Maryland Coalition of Families and carried out through generous support and resources provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Behavioral Health Administration.
Remember, a child’s mental health is just as important as his or her physical health!" A congratulatory email was sent to school officials which said," On behalf of the Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign, I would like to congratulate you as Somerset Intermediate School has been selected as a 2018 School Champion of the Year! We appreciate your planning and coordination of activities during Awareness Week!" Letters and certificates are forthcoming to Somerset Intermediate School.
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Changes in Naviance

I received information from Hobsons regarding an updated links for Naviance. We are no longer using http://connection.naviance.com_________ link so the links under the students/parents tab on the county home page should be changed to the following:
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UDL Training

The UDL Summer Training for Year 2 will be offered on two separate occasions. Each session will consist of a two-day set and the training for both sessions will be identical. Teachers are encouraged to attend one of the two training sessions in order to stay abreast of critical information connected to our systemic professional development plan for Universal Design for Learning. The following session dates should be listed in My Learning Plan for UDL Summer Professional Development:

July 24, 2018 & July 25 2018

August 14, 2018 & August 15, 2018

The sessions will run from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM with a ½ hour for lunch. All trainings will be held in Conference Rooms A& B at the Board of Education. Any change in location will be communicated as soon as possible. One of these two days of training can be used to satisfy the FLEX Day requirement.

You can contact Mrs. Cheryl O’Neal, Mrs. Tracie Bartemy or Mr. Tom Davis if you have any questions.
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2018 Retirees of the Year

RETIREES FOR 2018

Unit I

Mary Sue Atkinson – 25 Yrs
School Counselor – WES (07/01/2018)

Michele E. Gandolfi – 22 Yrs
Physical Ed. Teacher – WES (07/01/2018)

Nan W. Harrison – 33 Yrs
1st Grade Teacher – PAES (07/01/2018

Karen C. Horner – 42 Yrs
Instructional Facilitator – GES (07/01/2018)

Linda Marie Viens – 10 Yrs 4 Months
Pre-K Teacher – PAES (07/01/2018)

Mary Ellen Willey – 22 Yrs
Pre-K Teacher – PAES (07/01/2018)
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McEductors of the Year

McEducator Award-Baxter Enterprises

 Michele Messick– Deal Island Elementary School
 Stephanie Sproul – Greenwood Elementary School
 Kelly Crockett – Princess Anne Elementary School
 Linda Kinhart– Woodson Elementary School
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2017-2018 Support Employees of the Year

2018 Support Employees of the Year

 2018 Somerset County Public Schools Custodian of the Year- William Johnson (WAHS)
 2018 Somerset County Public Schools FNS Employee of the Year-Doug Nelson (PAES)
 2018 Somerset County Public Schools Paraprofessional of the Year- Debbie Bell (WES)
 2018 Somerset County Public Schools Bus Contractor of the Year-Benita Tilghman (PAES, GES, SIS, WAHS)
 2018 Somerset County Public Schools School Nurse of the Year-Shernita Boyd (PAES)
 2018 Somerset County Public Schools Mid-Level Employee of the Year-Joe Chelton (Central Office)
 2018 Somerset County Public Schools Associate of the Year and 2018 Somerset County Public Schools Support Staff Employee of the Year –Diana Drewer (Central Office)
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