Fatherhood Initiative

  • Thursday, 12 May 2016
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

Dorchester County Public Schools First Annual County-Wide Math 24 Tournament

  • Thursday, 12 May 2016
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…

Final Animation Of The New North Dorchester High School

  • Tuesday, 03 May 2016
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.

May Wellness Newsletter

  • Monday, 02 May 2016
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.

Office 365 for all DCPS Employees and Students

  • Monday, 02 May 2016
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.

Teachers of the Year 2016–2017

  • Thursday, 21 April 2016
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…

Food Service Announcement

  • Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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.

April Wellness Newsletter

  • Monday, 04 April 2016
The April Edition of the Wellness Newsletter is here. Biking may be the only activity that combines exercise, fun, AND transportation! The exercise part is obvious: evan at a leisurely pace, a 150-lb person burns 400 calories in an hour of cycling, and at a faster paced you can double that burn rate! If you've ever spent an hour on a bike, especially with family and friends, and know the enjoyment and stress-relief that cycling provides. And for people who can cycle to work or other activities, the transportation savings are tremendous - cycling saves 30 cents or more for…

It’s Not Just Head Lice Anymore

  • Tuesday, 15 March 2016
School Health Program Supervisor, Carolyn Hallowell RN: Bedbugs have made a comeback to the United States, since 1990. Inevitably, they are being discovered in Dorchester County. Not known to transmit disease, they are a public nuisance. Like mosquitos, ticks, and fleas, they do not live on people, but they do feed on people. The bedbug is a tiny apple seed size pest that usually is active at night and then hides in seams, cracks, and crevices. When an infestation occurs in a home, the bugs can be transported on clothing and articles and taken to other places. Any public place…

March Wellness Newsletter

  • Tuesday, 01 March 2016
The March edition of the Wellness Newsletter is here! A balanced, nutritious breakfast is important for everybody, especially for the students in your family. Everybody knows that right? Well, then why do so many kids--older kids in particular--skip breakfast? Busy, demanding high school schedules often keep older students up late into the night. They crash late, sleep as long as they can, and rush off to start it all over again. Download a copy using the link below.