DCTC SkillsUSA Chapter gets national recognition

CAMBRIDGE — The SkillsUSA chapter at Dorchester Career and Technical Center has been named one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally recognized as a “Model of Excellence” for 2018, the only Maryland school to win this coveted designation. The school is also one of eight finalists for one of SkillsUSA’s top national awards. One of the […]

NDHS replacement is still on schedule

Construction Schedule Phase 1: Oct. 2016-May 2017 Site work, geothermal, sports fields Phase 2: June 2017-June 2019 Building construction Phase 3: May 2019-Oct. 2019 Parking lot, bus loop; demolition of existing buildings Phase 4: August 2019-May 2020 Parking lot, site restoration SHILOH – The North Dorchester High School Replacement Project has reached 60 percent of […]

School nurses facing challenging times

CAMBRIDGE — “A lot of people think we just give out pills, but that’s not true,” School Health Program Supervisor Carolyn Hallowell, RN said June 19. Ms. Hallowell was speaking to the members of the Dorchester County Council, asking the commissioners to provide as much support as they could to the increasingly complex tasks performed […]

CMS Triathlon group awards scholarships

CAMBRIDGE – Chris Markin, president of the Cambridge Multi-Sport (CMS) Triathlon Group, in Cambridge, recently announced that the scholarship committee has presented awards to four Dorchester County students, graduating seniors from North Dorchester High School and Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. “We are extremely excited to find young scholar athletes who are so committed to their […]

Town Square

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 viewpoint, this forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. We shared a letter from another publication on our […]

North Dorchester 2018 graduation

SHILOH — The North Dorchester High School Class of 2018 graduated on May 30, before an auditorium packed with family members and local dignitaries. Following a welcoming address by Class President Michael Nossick, NDHS Assistant Principal Benjamin Hosch introduced Salutatorian Emily Fehsenfeld. While she acknowledged that her classmates might be experiencing a twinge of fear […]

How we can improve Dorchester schools

I have sat back idly as long as I can, perhaps too long. I have heard about the mass exodus of teachers, good teachers, just waiting for the end of the year. Over the past several months, I have spoken to a number of teachers from several different schools in the Dorchester County School System […]

Eagles announce May Athletes of the Month

SHILOH — North Dorchester High School Athletic Director Dave Morrissette has announced the Eagles’ athletes of the month for May. Every month, the school honors its top student/athletes, based not only on their performance in sports, but also for their academic achievements, leadership and behavior. The students receive awards sponsored by community donors. This month, […]

Students attend minority achievement summit

CAMBRIDGE — Sixty-five 10th and 11th graders from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School participated in the 2018 Minority Achievement Summit held recently at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and organized by the Minority Achievement Task Force of Dorchester County Public Schools. The purpose of the summit was to “promote academic […]

Dorchester SU freshman among U.S. best costume designers

SALISBURY — When Georgia Fried created outfits for her school plays in Hurlock, she may have been the best costume designer at North Dorchester High School. Now a freshman at Salisbury University, she recently was named among the best collegiate costume designers in the U.S. Ms. Fried recently placed second at the Kennedy Center American […]