News - Dorchester County Public Schools

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 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

  • Monday, 08 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…

"Five Power Verbs That Elevated Our Schools"

  • Thursday, 01 October 2015
School Administrator is a monthly magazine published by AASA, the School Superintendent's Association. Doctor Wagner wrote an article entitled "Five Power Verbs That Elevated Our Schools" for the October 2015 issue. The magazine offered the following abstract: "To forge a connection between community leaders and the public schools, the superintendent devised a thematic structure to categorize action steps for involvement." You can read the article online at the AASA's website.

Approved NDHS Schematic Design

  • Wednesday, 19 August 2015
The new North Dorchester High School will: Be a “Multi-purpose Tool” to support Community Use Fully Incorporate the use of Technology Be Safe & Secure Engage & Respect ALL Learners Be Flexible, Adaptable, Resilient & Expandable Have Improved Athletic Programs and Facilities Be Energy Efficient and Sustainable Fully use the entire Site/Campus for Learning Read more