April Wellness Newsletter

  • Friday, 31 March 2017
Stairway to Health. Wellness is determined by dozens of small choices we all make every day. For example, take the stairs- no, really. TAKE THE STAIRS! It's estimated that stair-climbing for just 2 minutes a day (6-8 flights) will burn enough calories to prevent annual weight gain for the average American. To learn more, download the link below.

Improvement is key for Dorchester County Public Schools

  • Monday, 13 March 2017
By Valerie Goff Editor’s note: Ms. Goff is Community Involvement liaison for Dorchester County Public Schools. This article was featured in Dorchester Banner on Friday, March 10, 2017. “My objective has always been to get better, no matter where my rankingis.” – Luke Donald, professional golfer British golfer Luke Donald hasprobably never set foot in Dorchester County, but his personal philosophyis one shared by Dorchester County Public Schools. Althoughthe district’s 2016 PARCC scores for the state’s mandatory tests place thecounty in the state’s bottom quartile, close analysis indicates there isplenty of good news to be had. Of the 12 mandatory…

Superintendent Search

  • Monday, 06 March 2017
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Vacancy Notification Now Accepting Applications From Experienced Leaders First consideration application reviews will begin on March 27, 2017.Interviews conducted in April. The position will remain open until filled.Position starts July 2017. Maryland superintendent certification is required Doctorate preferred Knowledge of the Maryland Education system, laws, funding, curriculum and assessment Must be willing to relocate in Dorchester County if not a current resident Competitive salary and benefit package with a minimum salary of$160,000.00. The amount of an offer will be dependent on thequalifications and experience of the applicant. First consideration application reviews will end on March 27, 2017…

DORCHESTER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS “PARENT SUMMIT”

  • Sunday, 05 March 2017
Dorchester County Public Schools “Parent Summit” (Sponsored by the Minority Achievement Task Force) Hurlock United Methodist Church 502 South Main St. Hurlock, MD 21643 410-943-3445 ***Refreshments will be served*** Need money for college? Have you seen the New Elementary Standard based Report Card? Tips to teach school and life skills Assisting your child with math homework ? Interested in Advanced classes or dual enrollment for your child? Need tips for handling Financial Aid? Take a look at middle and high school class scheduling for next school year American Reading Company- Helping your child get “Steps at home” Please join us…

March Wellness Newsletter

  • Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Off The Griddle. Eating a healthy breakfast is SO important, we shouldn't let traditional thinking stop us from eating a morning meal. Who says breakfast has to be something like cereal or a bagel? What if you don 't like eggs or juice or bananas or bacon? The secret is to think outside the (cereal) box! For more information, download the newsletter below.

Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

  • Monday, 20 February 2017
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! YOUR OPINION MATTERS! Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 1, 2017. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 1, 2017. The survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system.…

SAT School Day

  • Thursday, 16 February 2017
SAT School Day is scheduled at both CSDHS & NDHS on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Please reference the following flyer for more information...

Learn how you can invest in your child’s future with 529 College Savings Plans.

  • Monday, 13 February 2017
With a 529 plan, saving for your child’s college education is easier than you think; and the sooner you start, the better. It’s never too early or too late to start saving for college. Investing early and regularly in a 529 plan may provide the potential for long term growth. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for the future higher education expenses of a beneficiary. This beneficiary is typically one's child or grandchild, but there does not need to be a family relationship. The plans are named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue…

2017 Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students

  • Monday, 13 February 2017
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION IN MARYLAND: CONTINUING OUR COMMITMENT In 1994, The Maryland Gifted and Talented Education Task Force submitted to the State Board of Education its report entitled “Renewing Our Commitment to the Educa- tion of Gifted and Talented Students: An Essential Component of Educational Reform.” This report reaffirmed the right of all students to an education responsive to their needs. For gifted and talented students, this means opportunities to learn at a different level, depth, and pace. Maryland law defines a “gifted and talented” child as “an elementary or secondary student who is identified by professionally qualified individuals…