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 […]

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 […]

Holbrook requests more school funding

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holbrook asked the members of the Dorchester County Council on May 1 to imagine a school system lacking teachers, in need of books, and with trash strewn about for lack of custodians. Then she said that could be the reality next year. Her remarks came during a public hearing […]

Students share learning experience

WYE MILLS — More than 150 students from Caroline (90), Dorchester (23), Kent (26) and Wicomico (19) counties participated in “Your Interests, Your Future,” a hands-on learning event held by Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) for Next Generation Scholars at Chesapeake College on March 24. During the organization’s second Saturday Learning Experience, 7-9th grade […]

Dorchester schools need more money

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the full text of Dorchester Educators’ President Katie Holbrook’s remarks to the Dorchester County Council on May 1. BREAK-OUT QUOTE: “Our teachers are going next door to our surrounding Eastern Shore counties such as Talbot, Caroline, and Wicomico.” – Katie Holbrook Speaking up for Dorchester’s teachers By Katie Holbrook Good […]

STEM teachers visit ND Middle School

NDMS students with NDHS teachers Linda Barnes and Rachael Roberts.

HURLOCK — Two North Dorchester High School teachers visited North Dorchester Middle School last week to discuss STEM opportunities with future high school students. Engineering teacher Rachael Roberts and Project Lead the Way teacher Linda Barnes went to the middle school for their second recruitment assembly. Ms. Roberts and Ms. Barnes discussed their individual programs, […]

Students visit Annapolis for Sen. Exum Youth Legislative Day

North Dorchester High and Middle Schools visited the House of Delegates and Senate in Annapolis.

ANNAPOLIS — The Sophisticated Ladies Club of North Dorchester High School together with the Gentlemen’s Club of North Dorchester High and Middle Schools visited the House of Delegates and Senate in Annapolis recently for the Sen. Nathaniel Exum Youth Legislative Day – Black Caucus. The clubs, led by NDHS teachers Benedita Gomes and Dwayne Lovett […]

Superintendent’s Holiday Card Competition

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office Middle and high school winners with Board of Education members and Superintendent of Schools

CAMBRIDGE — It was Christmas in January as the Dorchester County Board of Education recognized the finalists in the 2017 competition to design the Superintendent of Schools’ holiday card at its monthly meeting. One finalist was chosen from each grade throughout Dorchester County Public Schools, with special recognition in age groupings, and an overall winner […]

DCTC hosts middle schoolers for ACES

Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester Career and Technology Center is sponsoring a Junior ACES Program for middle school students to experience potential career opportunities. This is the first year DCTC is offering this opportunity. Junior ACES is open only to those students chosen by the school administration. The program consists of several visits to Dorchester Career and Technology Center. The purpose of these visits includes learning about the programs offered, gathering information about potential careers in each field, preparing an individual project, and being better prepared to discuss career issues and opportunities with students and staff at the appropriate time. Junior ACES will prove to be a rewarding experience – both for the students, parents, and teachers. DCTC staff looks forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences with you. The first meeting of the Junior Aces Program took place Oct. 24, 2017, from 4 - 6 p.m. Eighth grade students from Mace’s Lane Middle School, South Dorchester PreK-8, and North Dorchester Middle School participated in the program. The students had a light dinner and worked in carpentry and collision repair. The projects selectedwere for the students to build a bird house, and sand, clean, and paint a fender. All students worked hard and had fun. The events will be held monthly.

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester Career and Technology Center is sponsoring a Junior ACES Program for middle school students to experience potential career opportunities. This is the first year DCTC is offering this opportunity. Junior ACES is open only to those students chosen by the school administration. The program consists of several visits to Dorchester Career […]

Twenty DCPS students chosen for All-State Chorus

submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office North Dorchester High School students selected for All-State Chorus: Front row, from left: Shae Reid, Rachel Widmaier, Lily McDonald; Middle row: Seth Talley, Kadie Laramore, Danielle Ott; Back row: Aiden Hayward, Caleigha Brown, Trinity Cephas, Madalyn Wagner; Absent: Miranda Smith, Karen Mejia

CAMBRIDGE — Talent has combined with inspirational instruction to ensure Dorchester County has a large representation in Maryland’s All-State Choruses this year. A record 20 middle and high school students from Dorchester County Public Schools have been selected to join these prestigious ensembles following rigorous auditions. This is the third-largest number from any public school […]