October's Wellness Letter is "Just What The Doctor Ordered." Traditionally, doctors haven't had a lot of practical nutrition training. But eating well can help stave off and treat medical conditions--including diabetes, heart disease, and of course, obesity --that affect millons of people and cause untold chronic health problems, not to mention massive health care costs. Download the document below for more information.
The Board of Education has approved our recommendation to adjust the calendar for Thursday, June 9, 2016. Specifically, that day will be an early dismissal for students and a full day for staff.
The Food Service Department would like to remind all parents and guardians that students with negative meal accounts will not be able to charge meals after May 13, 2016. The Cafeterias will continue to accept cash, checks and meal payments at WWW.myschoolbucks.com until the last day of school.
Andre Beulah, C-SDHS Campus Engineer, Named Education Support Professional of the Year On May 15, 2016, Mr. Andre Beulah, Cambridge-South Dorchester Campus Engineer, was named Education Support Professional of the Year for 2016-2017! Mr. Beulah is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding staff members of Dorchester County Public Schools. He is a consummate professional who displays both expertise and empathy in his relationships at the Cambridge-South Dorchester Campus. Mr. Beulah is also known as a team player and consistently goes the extra mile to make the Cambridge-South Dorchester Campus look its best every day. Indeed, Mr. Beulah has…
Dorchester County Department of Social Services is pleased to announce that on June 3-4, DCDSS in partnership with the Dorchester County Board of Education, will be hosting a Fatherhood Roundtable. The attached flyer (download below) will provide you with event details. Additionally, follow the link below to a powerful video entitled "The Power of Dad". It will take you on a father's journey of empowerment. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-fcques-So3YVNsOEswdmIzV2c/view?usp=drive_web
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, seventy elementary school “Student Mathletes” representing grades 1 through 5 came together at Mace’s Lane Middle School for a chance to compete in the First Annual Dorchester County Public Schools Math 24 Tournament Challenge. Initially, students competed at their individual schools and then each school sent the top 2 grade level representatives to compete for a chance to be crowned the County-Wide Math 24 Grade Level Champion. A total of fourteen students from each grade participated in rounds one and two. From there, the top 8 students advanced to compete in round 3. The final…
The design of the new North Dorchester High School is showcased in this animation. Views of the proposed new building include a street view and an aerial view. Interior views include town hall, the learning stair, learning commons, and a typical classroom wing. Construction of the project is scheduled to begin summer 2016. Click here to watch the animation.
Your May Edition of the Wellness Newsletter is here! TOASTED. Sunburn causes three kinds of damage - immediate, cumulative, and long-term. A bad burn causes immediate discomfort ranging from a painful nuisance to a medical emergency. A sunburn is a sign that cells and blood vessels in your skin have been damaged. Cumulative damage from repeated over-exposure to the sun causes your skin to become wrinkled, dry, and leathery - - permanently. Download the document below for more information.
All Dorchester County Public School employees and students now have Office 365 accounts, which allow users to collaborate with Office Online at school or at home. This means access to Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and other Office Online features. One Drive is also included in Office Online. One Drive is a cloud-based personal storage solution. This will allow users to store their work on their One Drive and be able to access it anywhere with a device that has an internet connection. Click here to access Office 365 Portal Download the document below for more information.
The Teacher of the Year Program recognizes exemplary experienced teachers and outstanding first year teachers in Dorchester County and the State of Maryland. Mrs. Jennifer Wingate 2016–2017 Teacher of the Year Mrs. Wingate is a 1st Grade Teacher at South Dorchester School. The Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jennifer Wingate, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Frostburg State University with a dual major in Elementary and Early Childhood Educations, with a minor in Spanish. She traveled to Spain to study while at Frostburg and has obtained her ESOL certification through the University of Phoenix. Ms. Wingate…