News - Dorchester County Public Schools

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

  • Tuesday, 24 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…

DCPS Graduation Gap Virtually Eliminated!

  • Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Graduation “Gap” Between African American and White Students Virtually Eliminated Overall Graduation Rate Rises Slightly On Tuesday, January 24, Maryland graduation rate data for the cohort of 2016 were presented to the Maryland State Board of Education. The overall graduation rate of the Dorchester County cohort of 2016 rose from 86.2 to 86.5%. Of even greater significance is the virtual elimination of the graduation “gap” between African American and White students. Specifically, this gap shrunk from 16.47% in 2011 to 0.44% in 2016! This progress towards gap elimination represents significant and encouraging progress with respect to the first and most…

Parent Summit

  • Tuesday, 10 January 2017
DORCHESTER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS-MINORITY ACHIEVEMENT TASK FORCE PRESENTS:“PARENT SUMMIT”January 12th - Delmarva Community Services 2450 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD 216136:00- 8:00 PM * Download the document below for more information.

January Wellness Letter

  • Monday, 02 January 2017
Move! It's in our DNA: the human body is made to MOVE, not to sit still all day, every day. Our earliest ancestors were "hunter-gatherers," in motion daily, looking for food. The most successful of these early humans were those who excelled at this ability to move around - and they were the ones who survived to pass their DNA down the millennia to us. We, however, are NOT out every day hunting and gathering. To read more, download the document below.

Calling All Parents!

  • Thursday, 15 December 2016
Dorchester County Public Schools- Minority Achievement Task Force Presents: “Parent Summit” January 10th - Hurlock United Methodist Church 112 N Main St, Hurlock, MD 21643 6:00- 8:00 PM January 12th - Delmarva Community Services 2450 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD 21613 6:00- 8:00 PM For more information, download the flyer below.

Special Announcement from Dr. Henry V. Wagner. Jr.

  • Thursday, 15 December 2016
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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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…