Quarterfinalists Announced for Wicomico Teacher of the Year

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Educators from throughout Wicomico County Public Schools have been named quarterfinalists for 2024-2025 Wicomico Teacher of the Year. By the end of the school day this Friday, one quarterfinalist from each school, and one teacher from Special Programs, will be named as a semifinalist for Wicomico Teacher of the Year. Semifinalists will go on to…

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Eighteen Students from Wicomico Public Schools Named Finalists in 2023 Young Authors’ Contest

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After receiving hundreds of submissions from talented writers, the Eastern Shore Literacy Association (ESLA) has announced the finalists in the 2023 Young Authors’ Contest, including 18 students from Wicomico County Public Schools. Placement awards will be announced at the ESLA’s Young Authors’ Award Ceremony, which will take place in Holloway Hall Auditorium at Salisbury University…

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Wicomico County Teacher of the Year Quarterfinalists

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Seventy three educators from Wicomico County Public Schools have made it to the quarterfinals for Teacher of the Year. They will be honored at the Teacher of the Year Kickoff Celebration at Beaver Run Elementary School on January 12th. The semifinalists will be announced at the end of the evening. They will take part in…

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Assistant Principal Honored For Life-Saving Actions

WCBOE Chairman Gene Malone, JMB Principal Christel Savage, Jason Capobianco, and former Supt. Dr. Donna Hanlin (photo courtesy of Wicomico County Public Schools)
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Heroic actions of a school administrator have been recognized in Wicomico County.The assistant principal of James M. Bennett High School, Jason Capobianco, performed the Heimlich maneuver on a student who was choking and went limp during as a school lunch late in the year.The item was dislodged and the student began breathing again after about…

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Wicomico Co. Schools Address Disturbing Video On Social Media

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A disturbing video on social media has drawn a response from Wicomico County Public Schools and the Sheriff’s Office.According to school officials, Parkside High School administration was made aware of the video Tuesday, apparently created by a Parkside student that shows a teenager with a gun uttering a ‘violent, racist statement.’ Some students shared the…

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Superintendent Search Narrowed to 3 in Wicomico County

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The Wicomico County Board of Education on Friday, April 29 announced the names of the three finalists for the next Wicomico Superintendent of Schools, and outlined plans for gathering community input. Board of Education Chairman Gene Malone said the finalists are, in alphabetical order: Dr. Frederick L. Briggs, Chief Academic Officer, Wicomico County Public Schools.…

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Wicomico Co. Schools Name Teacher of the Year

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A high school science teacher has been named Wicomico Teacher of the Year for 2022-23.Rebecca Mathews has been teaching at Wicomico High School since 2014. Mathews also advises the Student Government Association, National Honor Society and other activities, and is involved with after school tutoring, evening high school and other programs that intend to ensure…

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Wicomico Schools Take Next Steps In Superintendent Search

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Formal applications can now be filed by candidates who are interested in becoming the new Wicomico County Superintendent of Schools. Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin announced in November that she will retire June 30th, 2022, after a career of more than 43 years in education. Wicomico County Board of Education Chairman N. Eugene “Gene” Malone Jr.…

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Wicomico Co. Schools Introduce COVID-19 Online Dashboard

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Wicomico County Public Schools will make it easier for families, guardians and staff to obtain the latest information about COVID-19 cases and other related issues. The school system has introduced an online COVID-19 Dashboard. It shows active positive cases of coronavirus in schools, and it will provide the weekly total number of staff and students…

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Wicomico Co. Public Schools Implement Mask Requirement

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Students, staff and visitors to Wicomico County Public Schools will be required to wear a mask at indoor school facilities starting today. School officials said the policy is based on the recommendation of the CDC and the Maryland and Wicomico County Health Departments, based on the county’s high transmission rates of COVID-19. According to Superintendent…

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Wicomico Co. Schools To Resume Hybrid Instruction In Phases

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Wicomico County Public Schools plan to return to hybrid instruction starting the week of February 2nd. Students will start to return to buildings in stages, according to Superintendent Donna Hanlin. Those in Pre-K to second grade would be first, followed by third-through-eighth graders, then high-school students by the week of February 16th. Wicomico County Schools…

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Wicomico Schools Overhaul ‘Snow Day’ Policy

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A snow day will no longer be a snow day in Wicomico County. School officials have adopted a new inclement weather policy that transitions Wicomico County Public Schools students to fully virtual instruction on days when snow or other bad weather might otherwise cancel or delay classes. According to the district, students online would follow…

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Wicomico Co. Schools To Stay All-Virtual Until Jan. 19th

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Wicomico County Public Schools will stay with entirely virtual instruction until at least January 19th. The school system recently switched to all-remote learning due to rising local COVID-19 cases, with the goal of returning to in-person instruction. Recent metrics and positivity rates will not allow for hybrid learning to resume until later in January, according…

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Wicomico Co. Schools Prepare For Election Day

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Eight Wicomico County Public Schools buildings will serve as Maryland voting centers on Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd. This week, local elections officials visited the sites to inspect the actual rooms where voting will take place, to make sure they are accessible to everyone, and to discuss other preparations. Maryland Code requires that schools be…

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