C-SDH students excel at festival

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Pictured from left: Students Luci Thomas, Maximus Marshall, Jose Gonzalez, Maggi Pantzloff, Jenny Chen, Kobe Nichols, Christy Foxwell, and Amanda Bair with teacher Scott Bunting

CAMBRIDGE — All eight of the instrumentalists from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School participating in the recent Solo and Ensemble Festival at North Caroline High School earned scores of II (Excellent) for their performances, qualifying each to receive a medal celebrating the achievement. Amanda Bair, Luci Thomas, and Maggi Pantzloff each played a piece of solo […]

Meals til Monday gets donation of freezer

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Activists celebrated the donation of a freezer to Vienna Elementary School (VES) on Feb. 26. The freezer will be used by MidShore Meals til Monday (MTM) to help volunteers feed hungry children. From the left are MTM Director Leslie Bishop, donor Cory Pitrone, Lowe’s Store Manager Rick O’Neal, VES Reading and Math Coach Dr. Ruthanna Lucas and VES Guidance Counselor Jacqueline Hunteman.

VIENNA — Hungry children and their families can thank Cory Pitrone for his donation of a freezer to MidShore Meals til Monday. The appliance is already in use at Vienna Elementary School, where MTM volunteers do much of their work, helping to feed 350 local youngsters. Mr. Pitrone works at Lowe’s in Salisbury. His employer […]

Maple Elementary McTeacher Night

Maple Elementary School Lions students and teachers gathered at the Cambridge McDonald's to benefit their school.

CAMBRIDGE – The Maple Elementary roar could be heard throughout a packed Cambridge McDonald’s during the recent McTeacher Night, a school fundraiser at which students could enjoy dinner with family and friends while their teachers and other staff work hard behind the counter. For two hours, school staff assembled orders, delivered orders to customers, made […]

Senate mulls earlier school start

CAMBRIDGE — Last year, the state’s public schools returned to the post-Labor Day start that previous students and their families had experienced. That could change following this year’s Legislative Session. Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke Feb. 13 to members of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. Among the topics covered in his remarks were his disappointment that […]

Project celebrates Annual White Coat Ceremony

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Left Top Row: K Prekrel, Abigail Jackson, Megan Harp, Madison Frase, MyKayla Demby, Rachel Widmaier, Miranda Smith, Emma Murphy, Kara Robbins, Karen Mejia, Hallie Bennett, L Barnes. Left Bottom Row: Chloe Turner, Lilian McDonald, Kaitlyn Wolfe, Savannah Windsor, Anna Tyler, Haroonali Chaudhry, Cami Abbott, Rachel Castro, Megan Price, Skye Adshead and Superintendent Dr. Mitchell.

HURLOCK — North Dorchester High School held their third annual White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 16 in celebration of the second-year cohort of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science Program. Twenty students were presented with their personal white embroidered PLTW lab coats. The students were also honored for achieving a class average of “Advanced” […]

Mace’s Lane examines safety plan

Brandon Potter

CAMBRIDGE — Administrators at Mace’ Lane Middle School are working with security consultants to develop effective programs addressing the threat of school violence. Community forums are planned for March, at which citizens will have a chance to learn more. Incidents around the nation of attacks on – and sometimes by – students have prompted the […]

C-SD students win public service video contest

submitted to dorchester banner/dorchster chamber The students on the winning team pictured are: Casey Bennett, Keith Bryant, Eric Day, Kate Dixon, Laura Dixon, Jasper Hood, Helen Hutchinson, Nick Kuntz, Mari Lopez, Ashlynn Mann, Laiba Nisar, and Elizabeth Thomas.

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Goes Purple Committee announces students from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School won the 2018 Public Service Announcement contest. The contest was offered to students at all high and middle schools in Dorchester County. The objective of the contest was to create a 30 second Public Service Announcement that would help students understand […]

Grant Eberspacher is top 1st grade math kid in Maryland

Submitted to Dorchester Banner Warwick Elementary School Principal Marybeth Blake congratulated first grader Grant Eberspacher on his number-one rank in the online “First in Math” program.

SECRETARY — On Jan. 17, Warwick Elementary School’s Principal Marybeth Blake recognized first grader Grant Eberspacher for his “First in Math” ranking. Grant reached number one in Maryland for all of the state’s first graders. “First in Math is an online learning tool used by children throughout the world, including tens of thousands in Maryland […]

County names top tech students

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner/DCPS The county has named 41 students as public schools' top techies.

CAMBRIDGE – Forty-one students in 10 programs have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in a ceremony held at Dorchester County Career and Technology Center shortly before the Christmas break. NTHS, the premier honor society for technical students in the nation, requires students to maintain a 3.25 grade point average in their career […]

South Dorchester School earns five stars

GOLDEN HILL – It’s a small school, tucked away in South Dorchester, but you can’t say it’s out of sight – in fact, South Dorchester K-8 (SDS) is shining more brightly than ever, after earning five stars in a state survey. The Maryland Department of Education’s School Report Cards were compiled in the early fall […]