As the 2015-2016 school year closes in, the Dorchester County Economic Development Office wanted to share good news from Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS). First, DCPS learned their graduation rate had risen to 87.90 percentage points exceeding the state average of 86.39 percent points.
Then, the class of 2015 had a record year for scholarship dollars. Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dr. Henry Wagner said, “It is my privilege to be able to announce another notable accomplishment of the class of 2015. Specifically, they have surpassed previous DCPS records with regard to scholarship dollars awarded from all sources. This year’s grand total was $5,293,735!”
Most recently, Ms. Julie Harp, eighth-grade science teacher at Mace’s Lane Middle School, was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Ms. Harp was teaching at Easton High School when she sent in her application. President Obama announced 108 science and math teachers as recipients throughout the United States. Harp received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and is invited to the awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
To find out more about Dorchester County Public Schools, please visit www.dcps.k12.md.us.