Holotik’s essay is a winner

GOLDEN HILL – What a proud Fourth of July for Amanda Holotik! The South Dorchester School 5th grader learned last week that her essay, “How Can We Address the Health and Well-Being of Our Veterans, Military, and their Families?” was a winner at the national level of the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Americanism contest. Amanda’s […]

Kyla Diggs is 2020 Miss Outdoors

GOLDEN HILL – Kyla Diggs was crowned the 2020 Miss Outdoors at the National Outdoor Show on Friday. Kyla will attend many events throughout the coming year, representing the show, its activities and values. Little Miss and Mr. Outdoors are Genevieve Tyler and Irving Cumberland IV. This year’s champion muskrat skinners are husband and wife […]

National Jr. Honor Society Induction held

GOLDEN HILL — On Nov. 20, 15 middle school students at South Dorchester School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The SDS NJHS advisor, Melanie Holliday led the ceremony, she introduced all new inductees and defined the purpose of the ceremony. Jennifer Ruark, SDS principal, gave greetings and closing remarks, where she commented […]

Dorchester Vikings Youth’s first local meet

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner/Nicole Coleman Members of the Dorchester Vikings Youth Track Team gathered for a photo after their exhibition at the Cambridge Classic Invitational Track and Field Meet on Friday. The team is the first middle school-aged track and field squad in the county.

CAMBRIDGE — The next generation of track and field athletes got their baptism of fire Friday, when the Dorchester Vikings Youth Track Team’s athletes participated in the Cambridge Classic Invitational. The meet is hosted annually by C-SD’s team as a fundraiser, and this year attracted 13 other high school teams from around the state. And […]

Dorchester’s Maryland History Day Winners

photos submitted to dorchester banner/superintendent’s office NDHS students, from left, Sabrina Phillips, Jocelyn Meyers, Michael Kroeger, Amethyst Siegler, Aaron Palamaras.

CAMBRIDGE — Nine history projects created by Dorchester County Public Schools students won first or second place awards in the recent Maryland History Day event at Salisbury University, advancing the students’ projects to the state level. In the Senior Division, these North Dorchester High School students won first places: Michael Kroeger and Sabrina Phillips for […]

South Dorchester School earns five stars

GOLDEN HILL – It’s a small school, tucked away in South Dorchester, but you can’t say it’s out of sight – in fact, South Dorchester K-8 (SDS) is shining more brightly than ever, after earning five stars in a state survey. The Maryland Department of Education’s School Report Cards were compiled in the early fall […]

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 […]

Top fundraising class earns VIP Zoo trip

SALISBURY — Students from four counties will be out raising money to support improvements to the Bison Exhibit at the Salisbury Zoo. They are part of the Delmarva Zoological Society’s Just Zoo It! campaign to raise money for capital improvement projects at the Salisbury Zoo. This is the eighth year for Just Zoo It! which […]

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 […]