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Monday, 22 February 2016 15:14

2015 Annual Report

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,…
Monday, 08 February 2016 20:54

Wellness Newsletter

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.
Thursday, 01 October 2015 19:31

"Five Power Verbs That Elevated Our Schools"

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.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 06:44

Teachers of the Year 2012–2013

The Teacher of the Year Program recognizes exemplary experienced teachers and outstanding first year teachers in Dorchester County and the State of Maryland. Heidi Cohoon 2012–2013 Teacher of the Year Miss Cohoon teaches AP English Language, Composition (grade 11), and English IV (grade 12) at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Hardworking, dynamic, and organized best characterizes Heidi Cohoon. She earned her BA in English from Salisbury University and MA in Modern Humanities from Frostburg State University and has successfully taught English grades 6-12. Acting as a role model to staff and students, she has served on School Improvement Team, Accreditation for…
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 06:44

Teachers of the Year 2013–2014

The Teacher of the Year Program recognizes exemplary experienced teachers and outstanding first year teachers in Dorchester County and the State of Maryland. Mrs. Linda Blackmon 2013–2014 Teacher of the Year Mrs. Blackmon is the Media Teacher at North Dorchester Middle School Linda earned a Bachelor's in Religion and minor in Business from Meredith College in 1984, Master’s in Conflict Management from Trinity Seminary in 1999, Master’s in Instructional Technology from Towson University in 2003, and an MSDE Administration Certificate in 2012. She teaches research, media, reading, and TV Production. She designed and published Dorchester County Public Schools’ websites. Linda…
Friday, 16 May 2014 10:22

Teachers of the Year 2014–2015

The Teacher of the Year Program recognizes exemplary experienced teachers and outstanding first year teachers in Dorchester County and the State of Maryland. Mr. Thomas "Trey" Mills, III 2014–2015 Teacher of the Year Mr. Mills is the Chemistry Teacher at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Trey is a graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School from the Class of 1997. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, magna cum laude, and a minor in Psychology from Washington College in 2001. He has also earned a Master of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Delaware in 2006.Trey participates…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 16:39

3D Animated Model of the new NDHS

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.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:25

PARCC-Related Resources

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…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 12:04

Approved NDHS Schematic Design

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
Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:13

Teachers of the Year 2016–2017

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…
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