NDMS celebrates Veterans’ Day

SHILOH – North Dorchester Middle School’s students and teachers observed Veterans’ Day on Friday with an assembly in the gym, featuring the Owls’ band, choir, step team, poms and flag squad performing in honor of the nation’s armed services. Veterans’ Day, originally marking the end of the First World War, takes place officially on Nov. […]

Student advocate is barred, re-admitted to public schools

CAMBRIDGE – Sometimes speaking up can get a person shut down. Julie Yankovich was banned from all Dorchester County Public Schools properties after a contentious March 17, 2017 meeting in which she was acting as an advocate for a student with disabilities. Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights […]

Top fundraising class earns VIP Zoo trip

SALISBURY — Students from four counties will be out raising money to support improvements to the Bison Exhibit at the Salisbury Zoo. They are part of the Delmarva Zoological Society’s Just Zoo It! campaign to raise money for capital improvement projects at the Salisbury Zoo. This is the eighth year for Just Zoo It! which […]

Infants & Toddlers program holds annual family picnic

CAMBRIDGE — It was a beautiful day to be down on the farm. The Dorchester County Infants & Toddlers Program held their annual Family Picnic on May 23, at Sailwinds Park. Several families attended and were treated to a picnic lunch that was catered by the DCTC culinary class and it was yummy! Farm duds […]

Air Force drummer visits Mace’s Lane

CAMBRIDGE – Professional drummer and guest artist Gabriel Staznik visited Mace’s Lane Middle School on June 7 to offer a drum masterclass to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students. Technical Sergeant Staznik is a member of the U.S. Air Force rock band Max Impact as well as a drummer for legendary performer Chubby Checker. […]

NDMS students honors school staff

HURLOCK — On Sept. 21, the 8th grade members of the North Dorchester Middle School National Junior Honor Society served a breakfast for staff in the school as a show of appreciation for their hard work and to celebrate the first 30 days of school. The school day started off early for the 8th grade […]

Open House at Horn Point Laboratory

CAMBRIDGE — For the 17th year, rain or shine, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s (UMCES) Horn Point Laboratory invites the public to a FREE Open House on Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Sustainable Solutions through Science” is this year’s theme. Hands-on exhibits allow visitors to explore the science happening […]

Rideout named to National PTA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Judge Stephen W. Rideout (ret.) of Cambridge, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for National PTA. Based in Washington, DC, National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, comprising millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders. As one of only 25 members […]

Dorchester kindergarteners show gains

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 showed the largest percentage-point increase in school readiness over the previous year of any Maryland jurisdiction, according to data made public by the Maryland State Department of Education. Results from Maryland’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released recently showed that 44 percent of the […]

Partners host healthy eating event

CAMBRIDGE — Sandy Hill Elementary School and Dorchester Career and Technology Center collaborated with several community partners to host 15 Sandy Hill families at a recent healthy eating educational event. The purpose of the evening, organized by The Judy Center, was to demonstrate how families can eat healthy and delicious meals on a budget. Parents […]