Notice of Board of Education Meeting

  • Friday, 13 October 2017
DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2017 TIME: 2:00 p.m. PLACE: The Board Room Central Office of the Board of Education 700 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct an Open Session at the date, time, and location indicated above to address business as indicated on the agenda. After the start of the Open session, the Board will meet in Closed Session in accordance with Section 3-305 of the General Provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland. At the conclusion of the Closed Session, the Board will reconvene at 4:00 p.m. in Open Session.

Maple Elementary Drumline Performs Live on GMA

  • Friday, 13 October 2017
It was lights, camera, action this morning at Maple Elementary as the Marching Lions’ band showed off their skills for an estimated 4-1/2 million people across the United States live on ABC’s Good Morning America. Music teacher and band director Ray Washington was interviewed, along with the band’s 10-year-old drum major Hallmark Pinanzu, while parents, other supporters, and the entire school community looked on. It was an amazing Maple morning! Check it out: https://www.yahoo.com/gma/elementary-school-drumline-performs-live-034436546.html?soc_src=strm&soc_trk=ma

NOTICE OF MEETING

  • Monday, 09 October 2017
NOTICE OF MEETING Board of Education Special Closed Session Meeting DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2017 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Dorchester County Board of Education Superintendent’s Conference Room 700 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct an Closed Session in accordance with Section 3-305 of the General Provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

2017 Annual Report

  • Thursday, 05 October 2017
This 2017 Annual Report provides a snapshot of our school system. In this document, we provide facts and figures about our schools, students, employees, and finances; in addition, we honor some of our outstanding teachers and support employees, and outline several of the challenges and changes that face us in the coming years. Please download the 2017 Annual Report for more information.

Notice of Board of Education Meeting September 21, 2017

  • Tuesday, 19 September 2017
NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 TIME: 2:00 p.m. PLACE: The Board Room Central Office of the Board of Education700 Glasgow StreetCambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct an Open Session at the date, time, and location indicated above to address business as indicated on the agenda. After the start of the Open session, the Board will meet in Closed Session in accordance with Section 3-305 of the General Provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland. At the conclusion of the Closed Session, the Board will reconvene at 4:00 p.m.…

Dorchester County Board Of Education Appoints Two New Directors

  • Friday, 18 August 2017
At the August 17, 2017, Dorchester County Board of Education Meeting, the Board announced the appointments of the Director of Secondary Education, and the Director of Student Services. Dr. Maria Smith-Hosch, was appointed Director of Secondary Education. Dr. Smith retired from Prince George’s County Public Schools. Her career as an educator ranges from a classroom teacher, school counselor, staff development specialist, regional instructional specialist, principal to Instructional Director for 15 schools within Area II Region. Dr. Smith’s diversity includes teaching in learning on the public-school level and the collegiate level as an adjunct professor at Coppin State University, the University…

Community Eligibility Provision

  • Friday, 04 August 2017
Dorchester County Public Schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meal program during the 2017-2018 school year. CEP was created through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and allows schools in low-income areas to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students without the burden of collecting household meal applications. CEP facilitates students access to nutritious school meals increasing student participation and eliminating unpaid meal balances. By offering all students nutritious meals at no cost, CEP helps schools ensure their students will come to class well-nourished and ready to learn. For more information, please download…

Understanding the PARCC Score Report for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Tests

  • Thursday, 03 August 2017
PARCC reports will be available at the student's home school beginning August 14, 2017. The 2016-2017 school year was the second year of the PARCC assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics which align to the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. The tests measure complex skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, with an emphasis on supporting an argument and synthesis in writing. The PARCC assessments require students to read, write, and reflect; analyze and show results; and utilize information from multiple sources in a real-world context. PARCC scores should be used along with a student's classroom performance, report…

Notice Of Meeting

  • Wednesday, 21 June 2017
NOTICE OF MEETING Board of Education Special Closed Session Meeting DATE: Friday, June 23, 2017 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PLACE: Jimmi & Sooks (upstairs) 527 Polar Street Cambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct a Special Board of Education Closed Session Meeting at the date, time and location indicated above to address organization and personnel issues. All of the meeting will be conducted in closed session in accordance with State Government Article 10-501 through 10-508.