News - Dorchester County Public Schools

Three Finalists Announced for DCPS Superintendent

  • Friday, 05 May 2017
Board of Education Announces Three Finalists for Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools The Board of Education of Dorchester County has announced the names of three finalists for the next Dorchester County Superintendent of Schools. Each of the finalists will participate in a “Day in the District” next week. After an orientation and preparation meeting on Thursday, April 26, members of the stakeholder focus groups will participate in interviewing the finalists. Please download the link below for more infomation.

May Wellness Newsletter

  • Monday, 01 May 2017
Who doesn't love a hot shower in the morning? And who would have thought that such an enjoyable interlude also helps to boost your creativity and jump start your mind? Well here's a good reason to get wet again later in the day: a hot shower before bed helps you fall asleep. For more information, please download the newsletter below. 

Teachers of the Year 2017–2018

  • Monday, 10 April 2017
The Teacher of the Year and First Class Teacher of the Year for Dorchester County Public Schools were announced Tuesday night, April 4, 2017, at the annual reception. Mr. Sean Reincke, Social Studies Teacher at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School was selected as the Teacher of the Year for 2017 – 2018. Ms. Amber Aaron, Math Teacher at North Dorchester Middle School was selected as the First Class Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. The Teacher of the Year will go on to the Maryland State competition with the finalists announced State-wide on October 27, 2017. The First Class Teacher of…

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

  • Sunday, 05 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

  • Tuesday, 28 February 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.…