Howie back in county, takes over at DCTC

CAMBRIDGE — A veteran educator has returned to serve youth of Dorchester County. “If the new principal at Dorchester Career and Technology Center (DCTC) looks familiar, that’s because Anna Howie spent 16 years in Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS) before her recent two-year interlude in Talbot County,” a statement from DCPS said. “But Ms. Howie […]

Robinson, Abt are county’s top teachers

CAMBRIDGE — Congratulations to Dorchester County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Cherie Robinson and First Class Teacher of the Year Hannah Abt! Ms. Robinson teaches aspiring educators at Dorchester Career and Technology Center and Ms. Abt has classroom of energetic pre-kindergarteners at Choptank Elementary School. These two outstanding teachers represent the great work being […]

Sheriff updates on NDHS threat

SHILOH — The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office issued an update Tuesday evening regarding the ongoing investigation related to threats made over the weekend against North Dorchester High School. A 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested early Monday morning and charged with making threats of mass violence and disturbing school activities. The full statement said, “Following the […]

National Technical Honor Society Induction

CAMBRIDGE — Forty seniors from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Jan. 7 in a ceremony at the Dorchester Career and Technology Center. These students are studying in one of the CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs offered by Dorchester County Public Schools. […]

‘CyberPatriots’ compete in national contest

CAMBRIDGE – A team of three “CyberPatriots,” students in DCTC’s new Cybersecurity Program, competed in the third round of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition on Dec. 6. Taylor Coleman, Joseph Nicholas, and Makayla Packett spent six hours examining three different operating systems to identify and fix their vulnerabilities to gain points. The students performed […]

Frazier will ‘Earn and Learn’

CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge-South Dorchester High School senior Thomas Frazier is the second Dorchester County Public School (DCPS) student to sign an employment agreement with GKD-USA through the Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Program (MYAP). He recently attended an event at which he was congratulated by GKD-USA Vice President of Manufacturing Leon Shockley. MYAP is an “earn and […]

Students study career choices with local businesses

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Public Schools’ Minority Achievement Summit took place on Nov. 25 at the Career & Technology Center, attracting a wide range of prospective employers and freshmen — 22 from ND and 15 from C-SD — who were interested in exploring their options after graduation. They can get a leg up on […]

State urges apprenticeship programs

CAMBRIDGE — “Youth apprenticeship is good for business,” a statement from the Maryland Department of Labor (MDDL) said. Representatives from the department were at the Hyatt Resort on Monday, encouraging companies and young workers to take part in the Apprenticeship Maryland Program. The meeting was hosted by the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, with participation by […]

First DCPS Apprentice signed by GKD-USA

CAMBRIDGE — Garrett Walker, a senior at North Dorchester High School and a student in the welding program at Dorchester Career and Technology Center, has signed an apprenticeship agreement with GKD-USA, making him the first Dorchester County participant in Apprenticeship Maryland. As part of the apprenticeship program, Garrett will complete 450 hours of paid work […]

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 […]