Girl, 7, is assaulted at Warwick

SECRETARY — On April 24, a young girl was assaulted by a group of boys while at Warwick Elementary School. Remmi Dennis was punched and kicked while at recess, later requiring medical attention. The 7-year-old girl was first treated by the school’s nurse, and later by her own doctor, who prescribed an MRI examination to […]

North Dorchester High School honor roll

HURLOCK — North Dorchester High School has released the names of those students making the honor roll for the third term: Exceptional 3.5-4.0 GPA With No D’s, E’s, or Incompletes Grade 9: Rachael Albert, Brando Banda-Perez, Kaitlyn Bradley, Micha Brummell, Curstin Carpenter, Kinley Elliott, Jaime Fonseca-Gonzalez, Joshua Gravenor Jr, Dalton Green, Lillian Hallbauer, Megan Hamby, […]

Bramble speaks on role of Board

CAMBRIDGE — During the Dorchester County Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday, President Glenn L. Bramble addressed recent public discussion regarding the role of the board and the superintendent. With public schools facing issues of discipline and violence, as well as the recent retirement of Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell, calls have been heard for action […]

Zinnel is Teacher of the Year 2019

EAST NEW MARKET — An air of anticipation permeated the room at the East New Market firehouse on April 2. Seats were filled and the crowd waited eagerly to hear who was named Teacher of the Year and who was voted 2019 First-Class Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Program, initiated nationally […]

Officials discuss safer schools

CAMBRIDGE — Public school officials, law enforcement officers and consultants held a panel discussion March 25, part of a project to create a comprehensive security plan. Mace’s Lane Middle School administrators and Central Office personnel are in talks with representatives from the Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC (KTG), which is devising the plan they hope will be […]

Teachers tell of classroom attacks

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The meeting room at Dorchester Technology and Career Center was standing room only on Thursday, when the Board of Education heard teachers speak about violence in county schools.

CAMBRIDGE — “On Sept. 20, I was assaulted by one of my kindergarten students,” Kendra Mero said. The Choptank Elementary School teacher was speaking to members of the Dorchester Board of Education during their meeting on Thursday. Word had spread that violence in the county’s classrooms would be discussed, and the public responded – the […]

C-SDH students winners in statewide writing contest

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Aamna Alvi (left) and Maggi Pantzloff

CAMBRIDGE — Two Cambridge-South Dorchester High School students have been successful in the Young Authors Contest organized by the State of Maryland Literacy Association. Aamna Alvi, a 10th grader, won first place in the short story category for her grade with “The Blind Date,” a story about a date that turned out differently than expected. […]

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 […]