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. […]

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 23, 2020

DCPS: Hope and trepidationAs we approach the holiday break and the new year, I look ahead with hope but also trepidation. With the introduction of a COVID vaccine, the big picture for 2021 looks positive but the short term looks far less certain.The plan for Dorchester County Public Schools, as it now stands, is to […]

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, […]

Eagle Stadium gains full bleachers, press box

SHILOH — The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has provided not only an award-winning building for academics and arts, but also new athletic facilities.“All of the competition and practice athletic fields have enjoyed the last 10 months of grow-in as they now enter dormancy for the winter,” Engineer Chris Hauge said in a statement. […]

Letters to the Editor

The following is an open letter, dated Nov. 30, to the Dorchester County Public Schools community from Superintendent Dave Bromwell. Dear Dorchester County Public Schools Community,I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving break. As I announced before the break, we will be returning to school tomorrow in special groups. My daily conversations with […]

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 […]

Learning labs aim to support public schools

CAMBRIDGE — A public-private cooperative effort is underway to support students in Dorchester County schools. The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is backing Learning Labs at three locations — so far — with plans for a couple more. “The concept is to provide a place where they can do work,” foundation Community Outreach Manager Jymil […]

Program touts men of color in education

PRINCESS ANNE — Members of the Dorchester County Public Schools Educational Equity Task Force recently attended the Man the Shore Summit, a kickoff event at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, to bring awareness to the Men of Color in Education program and specifically to the need to diversify the teaching profession with male teachers […]