STEM teachers visit ND Middle School

NDMS students with NDHS teachers Linda Barnes and Rachael Roberts.

HURLOCK — Two North Dorchester High School teachers visited North Dorchester Middle School last week to discuss STEM opportunities with future high school students. Engineering teacher Rachael Roberts and Project Lead the Way teacher Linda Barnes went to the middle school for their second recruitment assembly. Ms. Roberts and Ms. Barnes discussed their individual programs, […]

Students visit Annapolis for Sen. Exum Youth Legislative Day

North Dorchester High and Middle Schools visited the House of Delegates and Senate in Annapolis.

ANNAPOLIS — The Sophisticated Ladies Club of North Dorchester High School together with the Gentlemen’s Club of North Dorchester High and Middle Schools visited the House of Delegates and Senate in Annapolis recently for the Sen. Nathaniel Exum Youth Legislative Day – Black Caucus. The clubs, led by NDHS teachers Benedita Gomes and Dwayne Lovett […]

ND replacement construction on schedule

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Chris Hauge Architectural and engineering students from the Dorchester Career and Technology Center toured the North Dorchester High School Replacement Project on Friday.

SHILOH – The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has made it through the winter on schedule, Facilities Engineer Chris Hauge reported last week. Building close-in continues with masonry, steel studs, sheathing, spray foam insulation and roof system laydown, he wrote in a post online. Interior stud and masonry walls are also progressing, with main-line […]

Students protest shootings with ‘walk-in’

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Christina Smith Students, teachers and administrators at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School viewed a banner urging an end to school shootings. The banner was signed by hundreds of students.

CAMBRIDGE – Local students, educators and law-enforcement officials took part March 14 in the National School Walkout, a call on Congress to combat gun violence. The event followed shootings Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 were killed. The gathering at C-SD was a bit different from others, though. […]

Coppersmith is Chesapeake’s new president

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Chesapeake College Dr. Clifford P. Coppersmith has been named Chesapeake College’s sixth president.

WYE MILLS – The Chesapeake College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Clifford P. Coppersmith to be the school’s sixth president. Dr. Coppersmith was chosen by a unanimous vote of the Trustees from a pool of 72 applicants in a nationwide search that was narrowed down to four finalists who visited the campus in late […]

Board of Ed meeting March 15

DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018 TIME: 12:00 Noon PLACE: The Board Room Central Office of the Board of Education 700 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD 21613 The Board of Education of Dorchester County will conduct an Open Session at the date, time, and location indicated above to address business as indicated on the agenda. After the […]

C-SD fights result in arrests

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan There was an increased law enforcement presence at Cambridge-South Dorchester on Friday, in response to Thursday’s violence. Officers from the Dorchester Sheriff’s Office were joined by others from the Cambridge Police Department and the Maryland State Police.

CAMBRIDGE – A series of physical confrontations in the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School lunchroom on March 1 resulted in several arrests. Lt. Justin Todd of the Cambridge Police Department said CPD officers arrested six students, who were charged with disturbing school activities, disorderly conduct and failure to obey. “One was charged with assaulting a teacher […]

Board, citizens, wrestle with school violence

The cafeteria of Choptank Elementary School in Cambridge was filled to capacity for Tuesday's meeting of the Dorchester County Board of Education. About 350 citizens attended to discuss school violence and possible solutions.

CAMBRIDGE – The cafeteria of Choptank Elementary School was filled to standing room only for Tuesday evening’s special meeting of the Dorchester County Board of Education. About 350 parents and concerned citizens attended to discuss last Thursday’s fights at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, the general atmosphere of disrespect many see in local public schools, and […]

BREAKING NEWS: Coppersmith is Chesapeake College’s new president

Dr. Clifford Coppersmith has been named as Chesapeake College's sixth president.

WYE MILLS – Members of the Chesapeake College Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday that they had selected Dr. Clifford P. Coppersmith to be the school’s sixth president. Dr. Coppersmith was chosen by a unanimous vote of the Trustees from a pool of 72 applicants in a nationwide search that was narrowed down to four […]

MLMS Step Team visits Howard University

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Pictured from left: (Back Row) Jennifer Lake, M’kya Molock, Destinee Edmonds, Jayonna Austin, Kemara Pinkett, Noelle Willis, Sanaa Fields, Tim’Mia Brown, Shonda Bell. (Front Row): Kayle Perry, NiZiya Travers, and Lataisha Jackson.

CAMBRIDGE — The Tiger A.M.B.U.S.H Step Team from Mace’s Lane Middle School under the direction of School Counselors Shonda Bell and Jennifer Lake and Speech Pathologist Assistant Zhani Moore kicked off Black History Month by visiting a Historically Black University (HBCU), Howard University in Washington, D.C. Notable African-American alumni of Howard University include Thurgood Marshall, […]