DCPS Supt. Bromwell addresses COVID-19 challenges, plans

The following is a statement to the Dorchester County Public Schools Community. It is a transcript of a video presentation. In my communication to you on Nov. 20, 2020, I expressed a great deal of caution and concern as we had been the first Maryland county to go in reverse to Phase I on Oct. […]

Education briefs, Dec. 30, 2020

Dorchester Public SchoolsDorchester County Public Schools will be closed until January 1, 2021. School will resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 asynchronously, with small groups returning to school buildings on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. If there are any changes to these plans, they will be announced Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. $1M for STEM at TowsonU.S. […]

DCTC’s SkillsUSA supports The Salvation Army

CAMBRIDGE — SkillsUSA, the student career and technical organization at Dorchester Career and Technology Center, has organized a collection throughout the school of supplies to help the local Salvation Army serve the homeless population of Dorchester County. Staff and students from most of the school’s programs participated, with boxes of blankets, socks, toiletries, and other […]

Education briefs, Dec. 16, 2020

DCPS supports United WayDorchester County Public Schools locations contributing $500 or more collectively for the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s 2019-2020 campaign were recognized at the December meeting of the Board of Education. These locations include Choptank Elementary, Dorchester Career and Technology Center, Hurlock Elementary School, North Dorchester Middle School, South Dorchester School, […]

DCPS plans January in-person instruction

CAMBRIDGE — If all goes well — and families follow health guidelines — local schools could resume in-person education in January. After the pandemic forced the schools’ closing and going to on-line classes in March, Dorchester Public Schools re-opened for in-person classes earlier this fall.Then when the numbers of positive cases throughout the county and […]

DCPS to close buildings beginning Thursday

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools’ effort to launch Phase 2 of their reopening plan has been interrupted by increasing positivity rates in the county. Superintendent Dave Bromwell announced building closures around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Bromwell’s statement said:“Good evening DCPS families,“This is Dave Bromwell, superintendent of DCPS. Over the last six days, the Dorchester […]

DCPS employee tests positive for COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE — An employee at one of Dorchester County Public Schools has tested positive for COVID-19. “I can confirm a member of the DCPS staff has tested positive, but due to privacy concerns we will not share their work location or further information,” Communications and Community Outreach Specialist Valerie Goff emailed in reply to a […]

Message Wall: Neighbors are sharing their ideas, support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to 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 […]

Public schools announce graduation plans

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced on Friday plans to honor graduates of the Class of 2020. Superintendent W. David Bromwell’s full statement follows: As many of you already know, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon has closed all Maryland schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This is an […]

Bradley, Walker, Schwarz, Condon are 2020 scholar athletes

DORCHESTER — Four Dorchester County Public School students were named Bayside Athletic Conference 2020 Senior Scholar Athletes on May 5. This is a “high honor as only one girl and one boy is selected from each school,” a statement from the schools said. From North Dorchester High School, Kayley Bradley was recognized for her contributions […]