Three sports seasons will start in February

ANNAPOLIS — For a year in which so much has been different, maybe this isn’t the biggest surprise: Public high schools will have sports after all, just not the way athletes, parents and fans are used to. Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Athletic Director Kareem Otey posted on Friday, “Looks like all three seasons will be […]

C-SD students study, earn Chromebooks

CAMBRIDGE — A group of C-SD students spent time this summer not only acquiring knowledge and skills to help both in and beyond high school, but also earning chances to win a Chromebook,,,and this investment of effort is already paying off. The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education and the Next Generation Scholars program offered virtual […]

Message Wall: Neighbors sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which follows: Stay up […]

Wyatt Foundation, local groups join forces

CAMBRIDGE — The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is at work in Dorchester County, in an effort to optimize cooperation among local non-profit organizations and public schools. While the work extends through elementary and middle schools, it is focused on early childhood education. Jymil Thompson was principal of Mace’s Lane Middle School for three years, […]

Bromwell to Hogan: Dorchester submitted, and will follow, school reopening plan

CAMBRIDGE — Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell defended his organization’s reopening plan in a live, online presentation Friday. He was responding to criticism leveled by Gov. Larry Hogan during a press conference Thursday, when he authorized public schools to reopen with in-person instruction for the fall semester. In part of the governor’s […]

Hogan: Public schools can reopen

ANNAPOLIS — In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan authorized public schools to reopen with in-person instruction for the fall semester. He was joined at the conference by Acting Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health Dr. Jinlese Chan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. “Today I am announcing […]

Judy Center welcomes Dr. Pinkett

CAMBRIDGE — The Judy Center at Sandy Hill is welcoming a new coordinator this school year, Dr. Emma Pinkett. Dr. Pinkett, formerly known as Choptank Elementary’s principal, is taking her newly-earned doctorate along with her 25 years of experience in Dorchester County Public Schools to The Judy Center, allowing the littlest learners to benefit from […]

Payton takes over at Choptank Elementary

CAMBRIDGE — Twenty-eight years ago, Choptank Elementary’s new Principal Laretha Payton began her education career as a kindergarten teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While she has had successful forays into both middle and high schools, she is happy to be back in an elementary school where it all began, an announcement from the Dorchester County […]

Board of Ed: First day of school is now Sept. 8

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Board of Education on Thursday unanimously agreed to amend the 2020-2021 school calendar, moving the first day of school for all students to Tuesday, Sept. 8. “This adjustment allows the district and families more time to prepare for the challenges presented by virtual learning, particularly in the areas of electronic […]

Dorchester group rallies in QAC for Dr. Kane

CENTREVILLE — Dorchester County civil rights activists Millennials Demanding Change (MDC) organized a rally Sunday at the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education in support of Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. Andrea Kane. More than 100 persons attended the rally. The superintendent has recently been under fire for sending a letter two months ago to […]