UM system goes to online classes

PRINCESS ANNE — University of Maryland Eastern Shore students won’t be coming back to attend class this semester and instead will complete their coursework by phone conferences and online. Seniors will receive their degrees but not in a typical commencement ceremony — something that is still being worked out. “These are unprecedented times,” stated UMES […]

DCPS administrative appointments and transfers announced

CAMBRIDGE – The following administrative appointment was approved by the Board of Education on Thursday, effective July 1. • Director of Student Services – J. Kirkland Howie, Sr. The Board announced the following administrative transfers: • Principal, North Dorchester High School – Kermit Hines (currently Principal, Dorchester Career and Technology Center) – Effective July 1. […]

Dorchester County schools cancel public events

CAMBRIDGE – Fears over coronavirus infection have led Dorchester County Public Schools to cancel public events. The decision was announced Thursday afternoon. The full text of the schools’ announcement follows: “Dorchester County Public Schools, after conferring with the Dorchester County Health Department, has decided to cancel public events, including the senior class play at C-SDHS, award […]

52 students in All-Shore Chorus

DORCHESTER — Fifty-two middle and high school students succeeded in auditions to join the Junior and Senior All Shore Choruses, the showcase for the most talented voices on the Eastern Shore. North Dorchester High School led the pack with 33 students who will perform with the Senior Chorus: Hope Benjamin, Avlynn Bennett, Cahleigha Brown, Lydia […]

Dorchester students tour the Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS — On Feb. 7, nearly 200 students from Allegany, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Wicomico counties who participate in the Next Generation Scholars program toured the Naval Academy in Annapolis and participated in a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity focused on space technology for career and college inspiration. This unique educational experience […]

Bromwell is appointed superintendent of DCPS

CAMBRIDGE — The Board of Education of Dorchester County announced the appointment of W. David Bromwell to a four-year term, beginning July 1, as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. Mr. Bromwell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote at the Feb. 20, Board of Education Meeting. Mr. Bromwell has served as Interim Superintendent […]

Meals til Monday moves to new site

CAMBRIDGE — Meals til Monday moved to a new facility on Feb. 7. Volunteers with the group worked there to prepare bags of food for local school children to take home over the weekend. “Congratulations to MidShore Meals till Monday, an important partner of Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS), on their new home,” a statement […]

Ruppert wins Middle School’s Geographic Bee

SHILOH — Dylan Ruppert, an 8th grade student at North Dorchester Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 22. The school-level Bee, in which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. School winners, including Dylan, will now take a […]

Public schools’ musicians to perform in All-Shore Band

CAMBRIDGE — Ten Dorchester County Public Schools middle and high school students successfully auditioned for the 2020 All-Shore Bands. All-Shore Senior Band members from North Dorchester High School are Aiden Hayward, Lily McDonald, and Hannah Piasecki. Members from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School are Amanda Bair, Jacqueline Insley, and Maximus Marshall. The Senior Band includes students […]

Spotlight on C-SD’s Rip Cornish

CAMBRIDGE — A local student has had a big week indeed. “Meet Rip Cornish, a freshman at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and a young man about whom you’ll be hearing a lot in the future,” a statement from the school said. On Tuesday, he was part of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s Youth Congress […]