Somerset County School District

The Board of Education has voted to make changes in the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.  Scroll down to News and Announcements to read the results.

News and Announcements

A Great Year for SkillsUSA at J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center

.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center had a record number of students join SkillsUSA this past year. A total of 33 students joined and 23 of these students earned the privilege of attending the State Leadership and Contests this past April 28-29 in Baltimore, MD. Overall, our school was well represented with students competing in 14 different contests. Six J.M. Tawes students were recognized as state medalists in three different contests; Masonry, Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration, and Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship contest consisted of a team of four students from J.M. Tawes Business program; Nykeah Collins, Monae Fountain, Ashley Handy, and Kavan Styles. The Business instructor is Katharine Campbell, a first year teacher who led her team to win a Silver Medal. This team developed a complete business plan to open a clothing store in Somerset County which was presented to a panel of industry judges. Masonry student Biniam Tsighet placed third in the state; his instructor is Mr. Joe Webster. Edileberto Lovaton place third as well in Major Appliance Repair and Refrigeration, his instructor is Mr. Floyd Azbell.
SkillsUSA is the largest student run, non-profit organization in the United States.
SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Click on title for more information.
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Somerset Intermediate School holds NJHS Induction

This past Wednesday, May 24th, twenty-nine scholars were inducted into the Honorable Herons Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The sixth and seventh graders joined the current members, advisors, and family members in a ceremony at Somerset Intermediate. Mr. Richard Warren, a science teacher at Crisfield High School delivered a moving address that hallmarked the achievements of the students and inspired all that attended. A musical selection was performed by a quartet of band student and each of the officers of the executive committee had a role in the program. After the ceremony students and parents gathered in the cafeteria for refreshments.
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SCPS Teacher of the Year to be Honored by State Board of Education and has been Featured in MSDE Publication

Princess Anne Elementary School art teacher Sarah Perdue is our 2017 Teacher of the Year. She will attend an MSDE Recognition and Luncheon tomorrow on May 23 and will be accompanied by Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Tom Davis, Director of Schools Ms. Tracey Bartemy, Chairman of the BOE Warner Sumpter, School Principal Corney Monar and her husband Derek Perdue. In addition, she has been featured in a an MSDE Fine Arts Publication. Click on the title and then on the attachment to see information about Ms. Perdue.
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Information Regarding Water at J.M. Tawes Facility

On Monday May 15, 2017 we received notification from our Water Testing Laboratory that the routine testing of the well water at JM Tawes Technology & Career Center had indicated the presence of coliforms (bacteria). The level of contamination was minimal, however, we are required to take corrective action to address this concern. We immediately notified staff and students via e-mail and
posted signage that the water from sinks and drinking fountains was not to be consumed. We are currently providing bottled water for consumption and for cooking. Click on the title and then on the attachment to read the complete memo regarding the above.
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Calendar Adjustment for Greenwood Elementary School and Princess Anne Elementary School

On May 16, 2017 at its monthly meeting, the Somerset County Board of Education approved a calendar adjustment that will only impact students at Princess Anne Elementary School and Greenwood Elementary School. The re-alignment of grade spans for the upcoming school year warrants the need for time to allow teachers and staff at both schools to move and relocate between and within these schools. Therefore, students attending Princess Anne and Greenwood Elementary Schools will be dismissed early on Monday June 12 and Tuesday June 13. These two days will be half days only for PAES and GES.
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City of Crisfield-Water-Notification of Upcoming Water Outage

The City of Crisfield has scheduled a major water line repair beginning on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. through approximately 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017. In order to make this repair, all water service in the City of Crisfield will/may be shut off. City residents, businesses, and those residents outside of city limits who utilize city water will be affected. Please make any necessary preparations to collect the water that you will need for drinking, flushing, bathing, etc., prior to Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. *Please consider that early morning routines may be severely affected.
Once repairs are completed, water service will resume.
For questions or further information, call City Hall at 410.968.1333.
The City of Crisfield appreciates your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Rick Pollitt, City Manager
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Washington High School students participate in Blue Ocean Strategy Competition.

Attached are several pictures from this weekend's Blue Ocean Entrepreneurial Competition at Johns Hopkins University. The guest speaker and author of the book Blue Ocean Strategy, Renee Mauborgne met with the WHS students and autographed their books. Blue Ocean Strategy has sold over 3.6 million copies and is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written. Mauborgne is ranked in the top 3 management gurus in the world in the Thinkers50 listing of the World’s Top Management Gurus. She is the highest placed woman ever on Thinkers50.
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Nine SCPS Teachers Selected as Their Schools' Teacher of the Year

Carter G. Woodson Elementary School
Janet Wilkins

Kindergarten teacher Janet Wilkins is Woodson Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year nominee. After teaching in Accomack County for three years, she joined Somerset County Public Schools in 2008. She has taught Kindergarten for ten years, in addition to teaching second grade for two years. Miss Wilkins received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wesley College and a Master’s of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Grand Canyon University. She aspires to instill a love of learning that will follow her students throughout their school careers. She serves on Woodson’s School Improvement Team, the PBIS Committee and is involved in numerous school events. She said, “I taught at SCPS’s Summer Migrant Education Program and I reconnect with my former students and their families.” As it relates to all of her students Miss Wilkins said, “School-home relationships are a key factor in student learning and I continue to maintain the friendships and relationships that have been formed within my classroom.” She wants all of her students to feel successful both in and out of the classroom. She said, “I strive to promote a kind and caring community throughout the school by encouraging everyone to make each day their Best Day Ever.” Click on the title to read the other biographies.
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