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Beyond the Bell: Taking On Water
05/22/2018
Living on the Eastern Shore, a peninsula bordered by water on three sides, affords us the opportunity to enjoy our waterways through swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, and more. In addition, living in Worcester County means that you are not a far drive from a body water, and chances are, someone in your family or neighborhood are fishermen or watermen, recreationally or professionally.
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Beyond the Bell: Ramping Up the Community
05/15/2018
This spring, Snow Hill High School's Engineering Club as part of Academy 100 Afterschool Program, came together to replace an old ramp for Snow Hill community member. The team is led by Mrs. Kosin, Snow Hill High School's 2018 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Kosin and her team partnered with the Chesapeake Housing Mission. With the guidance of Mrs. Kosin and the leaders from the nonprofit organization, students came out despite the nasty weather to remove an old ramp that was not up to building codes and replace it with a brand new one.
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Administrative Changes Headline May 15 Board of Education Meeting
05/15/2018
At today’s Worcester County Board of Education meeting, several administrative appointments were approved, and administrative transfers were announced. The new assignments are effective July 1, 2018.
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Small Musicians Make Big Music with the MSO
05/09/2018
On Monday, May 7, kindergartners and First Graders at Showell and Ocean City Elementary Schools were all smiles! They were making music, practicing the high and low sounds of the violin and the cello. Helping them try their hand at student-sized instruments were professional musicians from the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Blair Skinner, violinist, and Ismar Gomes, cellist, who travelled from Baltimore to spend the day with these budding musicians.
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Beyond the Bell: Investing More than Time
05/08/2018
Planning out what to do with $100,000 probably is not a challenge for many teenagers. In fact, it is highly likely that most would have the entire lot spent on fancy things and traveling. This, however, is not the case for the Stephen Decatur High School After School Academy Investment Club members.
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Worcester County Winners at Maryland History Day
05/08/2018
Worcester County Public Schools is proud to announce the following winners at Maryland History Day in late April. Congratulations to Stephen Decatur Middle School student Aria Islam for her special award in Women's History. Sean Wilson of Snow Hill Middle School has also been named the Worcester County Teacher of the Year for Maryland History Day.
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Showell Elementary School Honors Heroes
05/04/2018
On Friday, May 4, students and staff at Showell Elementary School celebrated "Honor Our Heroes" Day. During the celebration, Ms. Wylde's 3rd grade class enjoyed a demonstration from the OCPD Mounted Unit and met PFC Snyder from the Ocean City Police Department. Snyder taught students about his career as a police officer and how following the rules can help keep students and others safe. The students also spent the afternoon learning from Officer Braniff and her K-9 Clem.
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Beyond the Bell: Helping Paws
05/01/2018
At Berlin Intermediate School, we are proud of our growing afterschool partnership with the Worcester County Humane Society. Each session, up to twenty-five students begin with a tour of the Worcester County Humane Society in West Ocean City, where they meet the animals.
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WTHS Principal Honored as Change Agent
04/25/2018
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently honored outstanding performance in secondary and postsecondary Career and Technology Education (CTE) through the 2018 Awards of Excellence.
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Beyond the Bell: Operation Hit the Sack!
04/24/2018
Who doesn't have a large drawer or closet filled with used plastic shopping bags? Why not take that stash and help Stephen Decatur Middle School students to turn them into PLARN! What is plarn?
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MSO Introduces Students to Instruments
04/23/2018
In early April, excited students at Buckingham and Ocean City Elementary Schools met trombone player, Nick Mazziott, and violinist, Blair Skinner from the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO), thanks to the invitation from music teachers, Julie Young and Rick Chapman.
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Beyond the Bell: Response to Writing
04/17/2018
There is an art to writing, a challenge, a necessity to learn how. Writing can become something that students enjoy, do for a hobby, or even get excited about. Yet for some, writing can be a daunting task.
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WCPS Announces Summer Design Engineering Camps
04/17/2018
Worcester County Public Schools is proud to announce a new and innovative approach to its summer programming beginning in the summer of 2018. Each of Worcester County’s thirteen comprehensive schools will offer a new Design Engineering Camp filled with age-appropriate activities and curricula to spark a student’s imagination and critical thinking skills.
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WCPS Launches 2018 Communication Survey
04/16/2018
Worcester County Public Schools has joined with SCoPE School Surveys to gain input on the school system’s communications. School Communications Performance Evaluation (SCoPE) Surveys seek feedback from parents, faculty and staff and members of the Worcester County community on how they receive information and whether they consider the communication to be effective.
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Beyond the Bell: Sisters with a Goal (SWAG)
04/10/2018
SWAG is an afterschool mentoring program that focuses on teaching girls about their strengths and how they can help others.
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Cedar Chapel's Karen Holland is 2018 Teacher of the Year
04/09/2018
At the April 6 banquet, Worcester County Public Schools proudly announced that Karen Holland, a special education teacher at Cedar Chapel Special School, is the 2018 Worcester County Teacher of the Year.
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Beyond the Bell: Shake, Rattle & Roll
04/03/2018
Every Monday afternoon, third grade students at the Snow Hill Elementary School CARE Afterschool Academy, participate in a fun, game-based, math class called Shake, Rattle and Roll.
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Beyond the Bell: Turning Learning Into Confidence
03/27/2018
At Ocean City Elementary School, the After School Program may look a little different. For one hour every Tuesday and Thursday, students work diligently on homework.
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MSO Partnership Brings Music Magic to Snow Hill Middle School
03/26/2018
Earlier this month, fifty-five Grade 7 and 8 Band Students at Snow Hill Middle School sat on the school stage and played “Gypsydance” by David Holsinger for the small audience in attendance.
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Students Collaborate with MD Coastal Bays for Art Project
03/21/2018
Sixth grade art students at Berlin Intermediate School designed tote bags for Maryland Coastal Bays Program event "Bay Day”. Mrs. McElhinny’s art students developed original designs representing local sea life that were translated into prints.
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Beyond the Bell: K-Kids Working for Their Community
03/20/2018
The K-Kids serve our school and local community as well as support other programs. UNICEF, American Cancer Society and our school's gardens are some of our past projects.
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Beyond the Bell: So, Sew Easy - The Lost Art of Hand Sewing
03/13/2018
Did you learn how to sew in Family and Consumer Science class, or under the watchful eye of your mother or grandmother? Generations ago, it was not only common but required that children learned the art of sewing and knitting. Clothes were made from hand.
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2018-2019 Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Begins March 12
03/07/2018
Next week marks the start of registration for incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year!
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Beyond the Bell: LEGO Robotics Enriches Learning
03/06/2018
Showell Elementary would like to highlight the great work being done in the SES Afterschool program by Mrs. Silviya Gallo. Mrs. Gallo is an engineering and math teacher at Worcester Technical High School.
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WTHS Named Project Lead the Way Distinguished School
03/01/2018
Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Engineering and Biomedical Science.
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Beyond the Bell: Dancing Their Way to Healthier Lives
02/27/2018
On Tuesday afternoons you can hear music coming from the 5th grade hallway of Snow Hill Middle School. It is the sound of fourth and fifth graders participating in Dance Club!
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Beyond the Bell: Young Minds, Big Brave Hearts
02/20/2018
Pocomoke Elementary School students, young "Braves", responded generously to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
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WCPS Launches Redesigned Mobile App
02/20/2018
Worcester County Public Schools is proud to announce the next step in improving communications with stakeholders with the launch of a fully redesigned mobile app today.
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BES Nationally Recognized for Academic Achievement
02/14/2018
Buckingham Elementary School is one of 63 U.S. schools named as 2017 National Title I Distinguished Schools, and the only school in Maryland recognized this year. The honorees were given this designation for either achieving exceptional student performance overall, for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups, or for excellence in serving special populations of students.
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19 WCPS Students Named Finalists in Young Authors Contest
02/14/2018
After receiving hundreds of submissions from talented writers, the Eastern Shore Reading Council (ESRC) proudly announced its finalists in the 2018 Young Authors’ Contest - a whopping 19 of which were students in Worcester County.
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Beyond the Bell: Let's Connect Through Language
02/13/2018
In this afterschool program, native English speakers and Non-Native English speakers are given an opportunity to use DuoLingo or Rosetta Stone to build literacy in Spanish, English, or another language.
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PHS Principal Named to Leadership Maryland Class of 2018
02/07/2018
Leadership Maryland announced today that Dr. Annette Wallace, Principal at Pocomoke High School in Worcester County, has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.
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Beyond the Bell: Students Helping Others Prosper (SHOP)
02/06/2018
Students often learn best from their peers! Students at Pocomoke High School in their Academy 100 Afterschool program are traveling to Pocomoke Middle School every Tuesday to provide peer mentoring and academic support for students in need.
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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Partnership in Full Swing
02/01/2018
Through MSO master classes, workshops, concerts, and programs, our students are afforded musical opportunities far and above what some schools can provide.
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Snow Hill High School Announces Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class
01/19/2018
Earlier this month, Snow Hill High School announced its Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class, scheduled to be inducted in February of this year.
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Board of Education Adopts 2018-2019 School Year Calendar
01/17/2018
On January 16, 2018, the Worcester County Board of Education adopted the Superintendent's Recommended 2018-2019 school system calendar.
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Students Get Involved with Operation We Care
12/19/2017
Fifth and sixth grade art students at Berlin Intermediate School have been creating art in support of Operation We Care, a non-profit dedicated to supporting our military and first responders.
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BES Named 2017 National Distinguished Title I School
12/11/2017
The National Title I Association is pleased to announce that Buckingham Elementary School (BES) in Berlin, Maryland, has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the Maryland State Department of Education.
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Snow Hill Middle Receives DAR Donation
12/04/2017
The General Levin Winder Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently donated $200 to Snow Hill Middle School Social Studies teacher Sean Wilson for National History Day projects.
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Students Hold Pajama Drive for Those in Need
11/22/2017
Students were encouraged to bring in a brand new pair of pajamas to donate to the Pajama Program, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides new, warm pajamas and books to children in need.
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Elementary Students Help Hurricane Victims
11/17/2017
Pocomoke Elementary School students, young “Braves,” responded generously to the perseverant storm victim fund-raising efforts of our school’s Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) Organization.
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Worcester Schools Receive Grants from the Community Foundation
11/16/2017
On November 15, 2017, seven schools and the Board of Education were presented with several grant awards from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) during its annual Education Awards Program.
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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Presents "A-B-C-Me Play Program" to Students
10/25/2017
Students at Buckingham Elementary School had the opportunity to learn from the experts when the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) presented their “A-B-C-Me Play Program” from Monday, October 9 through Friday, October 20.
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MSET Honors Principal for Twitter EdChats
10/09/2017
The Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) has selected Dr. Annette Wallace, principal of Pocomoke High School, as a featured educator for this month's Digital Showcase, for her work in bringing Twitter EdChats to the school system.
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SkillsUSA Student Honored by County Commissioners
10/03/2017
At it's monthly meeting, the Worcester County Commissioners honored students who competed as part of Maryland's SkillsUSA delegation who placed in the top 10 in the nation at the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), held in Louisville, KY, this summer.
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Free & Reduced Meals Application Now Available Online
09/11/2017
Worcester County Public Schools is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
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Superintendent to Speak at Town Hall Meeting
09/06/2017
On September 30, Superintendent Lou Taylor and Board of Education member Elena McComas (District 5) will join Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino at his monthly town hall meeting.
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Worcester Welcomes Students Back for 2017-18 School Year
09/05/2017
Schools all across the county opened their doors today to welcome students back for another exciting school year!
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Worcester Kicks Off the 2017-2018 School Year
08/30/2017
The Performing Arts Center of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City was packed with Worcester pride as nearly 1,200 Worcester County Public Schools employees arrived to celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
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WCPS Outpaces State Again in 2017 PARCC Results
08/23/2017
Worcester County students for the third consecutive year far exceeded state averages on the latest PARCC results released yesterday.
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WTHS Student Elected as SkillsUSA National Parliamentarian
08/17/2017
Laila Mirza, a pre-engineering student at Worcester Technical High School, was elected to serve as parliamentarian of the high school division of SkillsUSA.
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Chief Operating Officer Named Maryland School Safety Director of the Year
08/16/2017
Worcester County Public Schools is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer H. Stephen Price was recently honored by the Maryland Center for School Safety as a 2017 recipient of the School Safety/Security Director of the Year Award.
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Time's Running Out! Get Your Tickets Today!
07/20/2017
Show your Worcester County Public Schools' spirit at the first-ever #WeAreWorcester Night at the Ballpark on August 24!
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Administrative Changes Announced at Board of Education Meeting
07/18/2017
At today’s Worcester County Board of Education meeting, three administrative appointments were approved and two administrative transfers was announced. The new assignments are effective immediately.
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Ten Schools Earn Gold Status for PBIS
06/29/2017
Ten schools across Worcester County were honored at the 2017 PBIS Eastern Shore Regional Summer Institute this morning. All ten schools achieved Gold Status and were honored.
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Two Schools Named Schools of the Year for Character Education
06/27/2017
The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) will honor Snow Hill Elementary School and Stephen Decatur High School at its 2017 Awards Conference in October.
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SkillsUSA Students Bring Home the Gold
06/26/2017
Worcester County students competed as part of Maryland’s SkillsUSA delegation brought home awards from the 52nd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference
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Furnace Town Delights Showell Students
06/15/2017
Third graders from Showell Elementary School learned all about Furnace Town's community through hands-on experiences like weaving, gardening in the 1800s and even what a "dunce" cap meant in the the one-room schoolhouse during the era.
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Field Day Excites Students
06/13/2017
From the end of May through this month, elementary and middle school students across the county have been participating in Field Day activities.
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First Graders Present on Desert Habitats
06/05/2017
Mrs. Mendy Fiori's first grade class at Ocean City Elementary School recently studied Desert Habitats.
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2017 Celebrating Innovation Award Winners Honored
05/31/2017
Today, Worcester County Public Schools honored its 2017 cohort of Celebrating Innovation award recipients at its third annual recognition luncheon.
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Students Thank Volunteers at Diakonia
05/30/2017
Students took a trip to Diakonia as part of their service learning project for the year. While there, students set up a picnic for Diakonia volunteers.
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