Small Business Starts Reading Program -Volunteers Welcome

Posted on: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 9:08 pm


Omeaka Jackson moved back to the community and opened Harvesting Hope, a Behavioral Health and Youth & Family Development organization. Harvesting Hope assists with building stronger and healthier families through education, counseling and mentoring through varies services and partnerships with other community agencies, schools, and churches.  Omeaka is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National …

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Mid-Shore Board of Realtors Announce Essay Contest

Posted on: Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

Essay Winners

The Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS (MSBR) will hold their annual essay contest for high school students who live in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties. In 2016 two Dorchester County students, Mya Woods, and Emory S. Wongus were awarded for their essays.  The first-place essay receives a check for $500.00; second place is $200 and third …

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S.T.E.A.M. Lights On Celebration

Posted on: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 @ 4:34 pm


Lights On Afterschool, a national initiative to highlight the importance of quality after school programs, was celebrated Thursday, October 20, 2016 hosted by 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ S.T.E.A.M. Program Manager, Terrell Sample for Dorchester County Public Schools. Participating schools opened their doors to families and the public to highlight S.T.E.A.M.’s community partners and showcase …

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Congratulations to Sandy Hill Elementary

Posted on: Friday, October 14th, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

Sandy hill

Congratulations to Sandy Hill Elementary School for being the first elementary school in Dorchester County to participate and publish in Maryland EXCELS! EXCELS is a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that recognizes quality in early childhood and school-age programs in Maryland. Child care and school age programs are eligible to participate. Maryland EXCELS recognizes …

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Celebrating Heroes at Sandy Hill Elementary

Posted on: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 @ 1:33 pm


There are assemblies and then there are moments in time that you know will stay with you for the rest of your life. The kind that you talk about for years to come. One such moment happened at Sandy Hill Elementary School on Wednesday September 7th at about 2:45 PM. The entire school gathered in …

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Choptank Elementary School Recognized

Posted on: Thursday, August 11th, 2016 @ 4:43 pm


Choptank Elementary School Recognized by the Kids Helping Kids Organization Emma Pinkett, Principal and Kawana Webb, School Social Worker for Choptank Elementary School, traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to accept an award on behalf of the school’s stakeholders. Choptank Elementary School was being recognized by the Kids Helping Kids Organization for donating canned goods to the …

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DCPS Volunteers Logged 10,342 Hours

Posted on: Thursday, July 14th, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

volunteer hours

Dorchester County Public Schools would like to thank the Dorchester County community for contributing a total of 10,342 hours of documented volunteer time to schools and young people during the 2015-16 school year. This figure is an increase of more than double the previous year’s figure. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henry V. Wagner, Jr. said, …

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2016 Seniors Collect $5 Million in Scholarships

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 @ 2:45 pm


For the second year in a row, Dorchester County Public School graduating seniors have garnered more than $5 Million in scholarships! To date, the combined total is $5,134,812 with more expected to be added to the tally. Sixty-four percent of the 266-member cohort will be attending a two or four-year institution of higher learning in …

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DCPS Science Fair

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

science fair

Dorchester County families and Dorchester County Public School (DCPS) staff came together to celebrate students in grades 6, 7, & 8 for their accomplishments at the DCPS Science Fair and STEM Festival.  For the first time, a STEM Festival component was incorporated into the festivities; the STEM Festival event served as a kickoff to the …

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Students Spend a Day in Annapolis

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 @ 1:17 pm


The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) was pleased to welcome two Dorchester County students from Mace’s Lane Middle School, ZaMiera Page and Ta’Breon Sampson to Youth Day in Annapolis, held on Saturday, February 27th. The students were accompanied by Afterschool Program Coordinator, Ms. Terrell Sample and 5th grade teacher at Choptank Elementary, Ms. Jennifer Lake. …

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Because of Veterans

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 4:54 pm


Move over, J.K. Rowling! Michelle Gregori’s kindergarteners at Maple Elementary School are now published authors too, but their book is about real-life heroes. The class’s new book started as a Veteran’s Day project last November when Navy veteran Michael Nordstrom was invited to speak to the children about what it means to be a veteran.  …

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Abandoned Building Renovated

Posted on: Monday, February 8th, 2016 @ 8:53 pm

Bay Country Shop

The Dorchester County Career and Technology Center construction students recently volunteered to help renovate a vacant building in Vienna.  Students in Pete Pietras’s Carpentry class and Danny Insley’s Electricity class participated in the project. The abandoned building in Vienna was selected to be renovated for the town’s new Dorchester County Sheriff’s Substation. The Carpentry students were …

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