Franchot, Junior Achievement at Maple Elementary

CAMBRIDGE — It’s never too early to learn how to earn. And save, and spend, for that matter. That was the message brought to students at Maple Elementary School on Jan. 15, when Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke to children at an event sponsored by Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. “Junior Achievement is […]

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. […]

Town Square, Jan. 15, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Editor’s Note: On Jan. 7, the Dorchester County Council […]

ND grad Vonica Molock sets up student success conference

CAMBRIDGE — The news from schools in Dorchester County hasn’t been good lately. Voncia Molock has a plan to change that. She has organized a Student Success Conference on Jan. 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center, aimed at middle school and high school students from Dorchester County and beyond — and […]

Teachers demand end to student violence

SHILOH — “Forty-three attacks were reported” by October against teachers in Dorchester’s public schools, Vice President of Dorchester Educators Linda Barnes said Thursday. She was one of many speakers at Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education, at which local teachers, wearing the red shirts of their union, demanded an end to violence in schools. […]

Dorchester readers’ Thanksgiving wishes

CAMBRIDGE — Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful for the blessings of life, and residents of Dorchester County took the opportunity to send good wishes to one another. While for most, it’s a time for family, friends, football and food, there are those who are still on duty serving others: Police officers, firefighters, emergency […]

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 […]

Students attend STEM Day

BALTIMORE — During its 10th External Learning Experience, the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) sent nearly 50 Next Generation Scholars from Kent County High School and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School to participate in Washington College’s STEM Day on Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. This daylong program is designed as a hands-on […]

Funding expands Md. Meals for Achievement

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 522 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast. Of the 522 schools selected for MMFA, 32 schools are additional for school year 2019-2020. […]

From the Superintendent…

It was my pleasure to welcome students and families back to school! Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS) is off to a very fast start with interim reports taking place this past week. Reflecting about our summer; it feels like yesterday that I was completing my administrative retreat with principals, supervisors, and then addressing our 750 […]