April 9 Message Wall: Sharing ideas and support

CAMBRIDGE — 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 will continue to post updated lists of announcements through the week. […]

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 […]

Maple’s Turkey Trot benefits fitness, causes

CAMBRIDGE — Maple Elementary School got the holiday off to a running start with the annual Turkey Trot race on Tuesday. The event not only raises money for local causes, it also aims to get young children on track for fitness and fun on sports teams. Cambridge-South Dorchester’s cross country team was there to help […]

Meals til Monday honors volunteers

VIENNA — There are hundreds of children in Dorchester County who can’t be sure where their next meal is coming from over the weekends, when they don’t eat in school. Or maybe we should put that in the past tense, because while they might not have known in the past, now they can count on […]

Maple’s summer school ends with movie

CAMBRIDGE — Good kids get treats – and that’s the way it should be. For the 45 kindergarten through fourth-grade students at Maple Elementary’s SAIL – Summer Academy for Instruction and Learning – program, summer school ended with a special trip to Cambridge Premier Cinemas to see “The Lion King.” A donor who wished to […]

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 […]

Maple Band marches at Jets’ game

The Maple Elementary School Marching Lions, under the guidance of Director Ray Washington, performed in MetLife Stadium for the New York Jets’ football game on Sunday. Last season, the children played at a Ravens’ game. The young musicians were on buses before dawn on Sunday, for the trip to Northern New Jersey, where the stadium […]

Dictionaries delivered to county 3rd graders

The Rotary Club of Cambridge recently completed its annual “Dictionary Project,” delivering dictionaries to approximately 400 Dorchester County 3rd graders. The program, which began under the leadership of Roger Harrell, Club president in 2003-2004, has run continuously for 16 years. During those years, close to 6,500 dictionaries have been presented to students, some whom do […]

Dorchester kindergarteners show gains

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 showed the largest percentage-point increase in school readiness over the previous year of any Maryland jurisdiction, according to data made public by the Maryland State Department of Education. Results from Maryland’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released recently showed that 44 percent of the […]

Dorchester students improving at faster rate than state average

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County students’ results in the latest Maryland state assessments show an improvement generally exceeding that of the state.Progress was particularly marked in Dorchester County’s middle schools, with the aggregate increase in the number of students at level 4 or 5 in grades 6 through 8 reaching 7 percentage points. South Dorchester K-8’s […]