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 […]

Town Square, Aug. 29, 2018

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. The Dorchester County Board of Education announced on Aug. […]

Superintendent Mitchell out, returns to job

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced Tuesday that Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. It lasted less than a week. On Monday morning, the Board of Education published a statement saying, “Dr. Diana Mitchell has returned and resumed her duties at Dorchester County Public Schools. Welcome back!” In the interim, […]

Maryland Meals adds new schools for 2019

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 485 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast. The funds supplement the federal reimbursement that schools receive through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]