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.

2015 Annual Report

  • Monday, 22 February 2016
From Dr. Henry V. Wagner, Jr., Superintendent of Schools: This 2015 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. As you can see from our student achievement data, our school system has demonstrated growth in many areas; we are especially proud of our advances with respect to graduation rate, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement participation and pass rate,…

Wellness Newsletter

  • Tuesday, 09 February 2016
The February edition of the Wellness Newsletter is here! February is a great time to think about love and how it supports wellness. Loving others and feeling loved has been show to lower stress levels, decrease anxiety, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and fight illnesses from heart attacks to cancer. And that's not all. Doctors have found that the act of hugging your loved ones can significantly lower blood pressure and raise levels of a hormone that promotes relaxation and the more you hug, the more these benefits increase. Download a copy using the link below.

3D Animated Model of the new NDHS

  • Tuesday, 22 December 2015
The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project and Hord Coplan Macht have released a three-dimensional animation of the replacement high school campus. Visit the North Dorchester High School Replacement Project website to download the video.

PARCC-Related Resources

  • Wednesday, 28 October 2015
The 2015-2016 school year is the second year students in grades 3-8 and high school will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. PARCC helps teachers and parents determine if younger students are acquiring skills and knowledge needed to advance to the next grade level, while older students can see if they are on track to graduate, ready for college and careers. Understanding the PARCC Home Report Parent Guide to PARCC Score Report Score Report Guide Video: Understanding the PARCC Score Report Dorchester County Performance Reports Grade 3 English Language Arts Grade 3 Mathematics Grade 4 English…