Dear Dorchester Colleagues and Community Members, On December 15, 2016, I informed the Board of Education of Dorchester County in executive session of my decision to retire as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools effective July 1, 2017. I make this decision because of compelling personal, family, and professional considerations – and with a variety of mixed emotions. Simply stated, it is time for me to embark upon the next enterprises of my life and career.
Dorchester County Public Schools is pleased to announce “Youth Mental Health First Aid” trainings as part of the Project AWARE grant. This training is an 8-hour public education program designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.). As noted on the Youth Mental Health First Aid website, the training “introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.” For more…
December's Wellness Newletter is reminding you of GERM WARFARE. The folks who work in your school restaurant wash their hands all the time! And YOU should wash your hands anytime you think they might be dirty. It's one of the easiest ways to fight germs and stay healthy! To learn more good ideas, download the document below.
2016 is the third year that Dorchester County Public Schools has held the Superintendent’s Holiday Card Contest. Students from across the school district in grades K-12 create and submit works of art with a holiday theme that are considered for the cover artwork for Dr. Wagner’s holiday card. This year’s winner from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, sophomore Kimberly Larimer, submitted a Maryland-themed holiday blue crab holding lights on a trotline. This image is both representative of our county and our holiday traditions. All student winners will be publicly recognized with their artwork at the January 19th meeting of the Board…
With respect to student cell phone procedures, the Board reviewed the recommendation of the Policy Subcommittee and heard additional testimony from student leadership before approving the latest draft for first reading. The policy is available for review. Please download the policy below.
Dorchester Educators is proud to announce that Andre’ Beulah who was selected as Dorchester Educators ESP of the year in May of 2016 was just chosen as Maryland State Education Associations (MSEA’s) ESP of the year. Mr. Beulah is now representing the state of Maryland along with Dorchester County!! Please download the document below for more information.
This 2016 Annual Report provides a snapshot of our school system. In this document, we provide facts and figures about our schools, students, employees, and finances; in addition, we honor some of our outstanding teachers and support employees, and outline several of the challenges and changes that face us in the coming years. Please download the 2016 Annual Report for more information.
November's Wellness Newsletter is all about "The Family That Eats Together." Eating as a family isn't always easy these days. But it's wll worth the effort. As you might expect, family meals improve kids' nutrition and health. And that's just the beginning of the benefits. To learn more, download the document below.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company's presentation of a construction schedule, site logistics, parking, safety/security, and operating hours for the building of the new North Dorchester High School. For more information, download the presentation below.
Article Courtesy of Bob Zimberoff from Dorchester Banner. Members of the Dorchester County Board of Education, county council, state and local officials and construction contractors officially break ground for the new North Dorchester High School. Download the article below for more information.