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…

Stakeholder Input Sessions Scheduled for Dorchester Superintendent of Schools Search

  • Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Stakeholder Input Sessions Scheduled for Dorchester Superintendent of Schools Search onFebruary 22, 2017 The Dorchester County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent, and on February 22, 2017, the entire community has the chance to help guide the search process.The Maryland Association of Board of Education (MABE), which the Board has hired to conduct the superintendent search will hold Stakeholder Input Sessions at two locations: the cafeterias of both Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School at: 4:00 p.m. Employees6:30 p.m. Parents and Public The 6:30 p.m. sessions will be for the entire community:…

February Wellness Newsletter

  • Thursday, 02 February 2017
It's February again, so let's talk hearts! A study that followed subjects for 10 years found that people who usually express positive emotion like contentment and happiness were far less likely to develop heart disease than people who tend to be pessimistic or otherwise negative in their emotions. To read more...dowload the document below. 

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

  • Sunday, 29 January 2017
The Dorchester County Public School System invites parents to register their school age children on: Monday, April 10, 2017 From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration will take place at the Elementary School where the parents and children reside. Please bring the following with you: Immunization Records and lead testing results Birth Certificate Proof of Residence – electric or water bill, lease, mortgage, etc. Social Security Card Child’s address, phone #, parent names (proof of custody if not natural parents), parent’s work #, and an emergency contact name and phone number Income verification will be needed for Pre K registration…

DCPS Teacher of the Year and First Class Teacher of the Year

  • Wednesday, 25 January 2017
The Dorchester County Board of Education is proud to recognize outstanding teachers in our county, and by partnering with local businesses celebrate their achievements. Teachers nominated should exemplify the highest standards of teaching. Nominees must be certificated and highly qualified full-time classroom, resource or specialist teachers who spend the majority of their time teaching. They will be expected to remain as active teachers in Dorchester County throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Students, parents, colleagues, administrators and community organizations are encouraged to submit the name of a teacher(s) on the forms found attached to this email or on the DCPS web…