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Monday, October 31, 2016
Latest News from Wicomico County Public Schools
October 31, 2016
Mardela Middle and High School welcomed State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon for the school'sMaryland College Application Campaignevents on Oct. 18. Mardela staff and students did a great job of sharing how the school supports students and families in preparing for the next step after high school graduation.
At Wicomico High School, interested seniors sat down for interviews with Salisbury University Admissions staff during on-site admissions day. That afternoon, school administrators, guidance staff and SU Admissions visited classrooms to give students the good news that they had been admitted on the spot. See it happen in this heartwarmingvideo.
Congratulations once again to Wicomico Teacher of the Year Christy Briggs of Bennett Middle, shown here with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin at the Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala. As a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Briggs is hailed as one of the state's top educators.
Know a great Wicomico County teacher? Nominations for the next Wicomico Teacher of the Year will open Nov. 14, just in time for American Education Week!
Wicomico County Public Schools is currently seeking input on two draft calendars for the 2017-2018 school year. One draft calendar has a pre-Labor Day start and the other calendar has a post-Labor Day start. To view the draft calendars and a comparison of dates, please visit theCalendar Inputpage. Input will be collected through Nov. 4 by email to email@example.com or voicemail message to 410-677-5251. The Board of Education is expected to begin the process of reviewing and adopting a 2017-2018 school calendar soon, so that the school system gives school families plenty of notice of the dates in next year's school calendar.
A host of great events are going on all the time in Wicomico County Public Schools, Read all about highlighted events for Wicomico students and families on ourwebsite. Some key dates coming up:
Oct. 31: End of 1st marking period
Nov. 1: Professional Day, schools closed for students
Nov. 3: Free Parent University class at Wicomico Public Library on handling discipline to support student success. Free child care and homework help available. 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 7: Report cards distributed
Nov. 8: General Election, schools and Central Office closed
Nov. 9: Approved Visitor Forms for American Education Week due back to schools.
Nov. 12: Family Engagement Conference
Nov. 14-18: American Education Week
Nov. 17: Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night, Clipper Galley of James M. Bennett High
November Menus Now Posted
November meal menus are now available online. Click on MENUS at left to find out what's being served for breakfast and lunch each day. Reminder: In November, schools will be closed Nov. 1 for a Professional Day, Nov. 8 for the General Election, and Nov. 23-25 for the Thanksgiving break.
Board of Education meets Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
The Wicomico County Board of Education will meet in the Board of Education Office at Mt. Hermon Road and Long Avenue, Salisbury for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Board of Education meetings are now livestreamed, and are also archived on BoardDocs alongside the agenda and aired on PAC 14.
Concerts for Children, Featuring High School Orchestra Students of Wicomico County
Parkside High School Auditorium
The High School Orchestra Students of Wicomico County will present two free Concerts for Children on Friday, Nov. 4. The concerts will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 4, in the Parkside High School Auditorium. The concerts are free for children and school groups to attend, but reservations are required.
The program will include: The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edward Grieg, Sabre dance by Aram Khachturian, Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky, and music from The Little Mermaid by Alan Menken. Orchestra students from James M. Bennett High and Wicomico High will perform at 9:30 a.m., and Parkside orchestra students will perform at 1 p.m.
Children from public schools, private schools, daycare centers and the community are invited to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Burton firstname.lastname@example.org.