Highlighted Events for Wicomico County Public Schools
Roundup of Highlighted Events and News for Wicomico Schools
Posted on 10/13/2017

Friday, Oct. 13

Parkside High Homecoming Dance at Parkside High, 8-11 p.m.

 

Saturday, Oct. 14

Parkside Hosts Delmarvacade of Bands

Wicomico County Stadium

Lights, music, marching! One of the most exciting and uplifting nights of the marching band season is coming up Saturday, Oct. 14, when Parkside High School and the Parkside Band Boosters present the 2017 Delmarvacade of Bands at Wicomico County Stadium. High school marching bands from throughout the region will fill Wicomico County Stadium that night with the sights and sounds of their field shows as bands tune up for championship events. (Makeup day is Oct. 15, if needed due to weather.) Bands will compete starting at 5:00 p.m., with each band performing the kind of field show people are accustomed to seeing at halftime of football games. Each performance will last seven to 12 minutes, and a new band will take the field about every 15 minutes. The event is sponsored by Parkside High School and its Band Boosters. Bands will compete in four categories, depending on the number of instrumentalists in the band. Parkside High and Bennett are in Group 3 Open Class, and Wicomico is in Group 3 A Class. Parkside, as host, will perform in exhibition. Admission to Delmarvacade of Bands is $8. A program detailing the participants, with a score sheet to keep track of how the bands are doing, is $5. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Women Supporting Women of Salisbury. For information please contact Parkside High Marching Band at 410-677-5161

 

Monday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

Fruitland Primary Leaders Get Slimed for United Way

Fruitland Primary School

Fruitland Primary Principal Dave Harris and Assistant Principal Kaimais Love have agreed to be slimed for a good cause on Monday, Oct. 16. For every $3 donated to the school’s campaign for the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, another cup of slime will be emptied onto them starting at 2 p.m. We hope their sliming incentive is a rousing success for this great cause!

 

Monday, Oct. 16 from 5-9 p.m.

Chipotle (2408-B N. Salisbury Blvd.) fundraiser for Choices Academy. Show flyer on paper or on phone, or just tell cashier you’re there to support the Choices Academy. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales from this event.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Open House at Choices, in conjunction with Mayor’s Knock-and-Talk, Community Barbecue

Choices Academy on Calloway Street, Salisbury

Choices Academy will open the doors to its new facility on Calloway Street from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day’s Knock-and-Talk walk and community barbecue in the Calloway Street area. During the mayor’s event, the Choices Academy will be open to visitors for site tours. Both the mayor and school officials are eager to hear community input for collaborative plans for a community center in connection with the Choices site.

Neighborhood knock-and-talks bring city government to residents’ doorsteps with the goal of engaging in productive dialogue and making people aware of city services that are available to them. Teams are comprised of representatives from the Mayor's Office, Housing and Community Development, Public Works Field Operations, Police, Fire, and members of the City Council. For more information on Salisbury's neighborhood knock-and-talks and community barbecues, please contact the Mayor's office at 410-548-3100.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Opportunity to Donate Items for Puerto Rico

At the James M. Bennett High Shipyard, for the Field Hockey Game

The James M. Bennett High School STEP UP (after-school program), ELL (English Language Learners; JMB serves as the high school center for ELL students), and athletics teams are doing a collection for the residents of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria.

The school was contacted by the family of JMB graduate Kara O’Neil-Haight with this idea, and hopes to support families of JMB ELL students and other citizens devastated by Hurricane Maria. 

JMB challenged its athletic opponents, other schools, and JMB families to donate items to help the families of Puerto Rico. The collection effort began last week and will continue with boxes for donations through the Tuesday, Oct. 17 varsity field hockey matchup with Parkside at the Shipyard. If you are unable to attend any of these games, please feel free to drop off your donations in the JMB main office. Monetary donations may be made through JMB’s bookkeeper, Teresa Banks.

Items needed include: canned soup, ramen noodles, juice boxes, crackers with peanut butter, crackers with cheese, canned fruit, granola bars, pop tarts, AA batteries, D batteries, solar garden lights, baby wipes, size 1,2, or 3 diapers, nonaerosol bug spray, tampons and pads, and band-aids.

The school’s English Language Learners will be writing a message in Spanish for each box that we send. They’re very excited about this project, and many can relate to having lived through the frightening experience of a hurricane. 

James M. Bennett High School staff took part in a Casual Day Oct. 6 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria. The money will be used to mail as many boxes as possible to Puerto Rico. 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5-9 p.m.

Chipotle (2408-B N. Salisbury Blvd.) fundraiser for Pittsville Middle School PBIS Committee. Show flyer on paper or on phone, or just tell cashier you’re there to support Pittsville Middle PBIS. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales from this event.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5-9 p.m.

Chipotle (1016A S. Salisbury Blvd.) fundraiser for Charles H. Chipman Elementary. Show flyer on paper or on phone, or just tell cashier you’re there to support Pittsville Middle PBIS. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales from this event.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic for School-Age Children

Fritz Health Center, 300 W. Carroll St., Salisbury

The Wicomico County Health Department will hold a free walk-in flu shot clinic for school-age children ages 4 and up from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Fritz Health Center at 300 W. Carroll St., Salisbury. Consent forms will be available on site. Questions? Please call 410-543-6943. The Health Department will also offer free flu shots for school-age children (ages 4 and up, all the way to 18) at walk-in clinics at schools on upcoming professional days: Friday, Oct. 20 at Prince Street Elementary 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 8 at East Salisbury Elementary 9 a.m.-3 p.m. School-age children from throughout Wicomico County are welcome to get their flu shot at any of these clinics.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 4-8 p.m.

Chipotle (2408-B N. Salisbury Blvd.) fundraiser for Wicomico High Blue & Gold Baseball Club. Show flyer on paper or on phone, or just tell cashier you’re there to support Wicomico High Blue & Gold Baseball Club. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales from this event.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Superintendent’s Open Door Session

Office of Wicomico County Public Schools, Northgate Drive, Salisbury

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin will hold a Superintendent’s Open Door Session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Wicomico County Public Schools building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury.  Open Door Sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year provide the opportunity for people to meet one-on-one with the superintendent to express concerns, offer comment, or ask questions on any issue involving Wicomico schools. No appointment is needed. Each visitor will have approximately 15 minutes to meet with the superintendent. Follow-up sessions will be held if there are more visitors than there is time on the scheduled night. Open Door Sessions are also scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Nov. 15, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16. 410-677-4495

 

Thursday, Oct. 19

Wicomico High Homecoming Football Game vs. Queen Anne’s County High, 6:30 p.m., Wicomico County Stadium

Note: Several class reunions will be in attendance. Big reunion this year for Class of 1977 with graduates of Parkside, James M. Bennett, and Wicomico high schools in attendance due to students being split among the three schools with the opening of Parkside High.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19

Taking Back Our Community: A Community Conversation on Heroin and Opioids

Midway Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Please come out and join the discussion on Thursday, Oct. 19 as WBOC’s Jimmy Hoppa moderates “Taking Back Our Community: A Community Conversation on Heroin and Opioids.” This event will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. All are welcome to come and be part of the discussion on this serious problem.

 

Friday, Oct. 20

Professional Day/Maryland State Education Association Convention

Schools closed for students

 

Friday, Oct. 20

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic for School-Age Children

Prince Street Elementary

The Wicomico County Health Department will hold a free walk-in flu shot clinic for school-age children ages 4 and up Friday, Oct. 20 at Prince Street Elementary 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Consent forms will be available on site. Questions? Please call 410-543-6943. The Health Department will also offer free flu shots for school-age children (ages 4 and up, all the way to age 18) on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at East Salisbury Elementary 9 a.m.-3 p.m. School-age children from throughout Wicomico County are welcome to get their flu shot at either of these clinics. There is no school on either day for students, due to teacher professional days, but the schools will welcome children and their parents who take advantage of these free flu shot clinics.

 

Friday, Oct. 20

VPA Singers Open the Maryland State Education Association Convention

Ocean City Convention Center

Singers from the Wicomico County Visual and Performing Arts Program will open the 2017 Maryland State Education Association Convention in Ocean City by singing The Star-Spangled Banner. They will perform first thing in the morning on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Ocean City Convention Center.

 

Friday, Oct. 20

Deadline to register for Nov. 4 SAT administration

Students register online. Check with guidance office for information.

 

Friday, Oct. 20

WCPS Employee Health & Wellness Fair

Held at James M. Bennett High

During the Oct. 20 Professional Day, staff members of Wicomico County Public Schools will spend part of their day at the first WCPS Employee Health & Wellness Fair. The event will be held at James M. Bennett High School. There will be a morning session (8-11:30 a.m.) for secondary staff and afternoon session (12-3:30 p.m.) for elementary staff, with other employees assigned to one session or the other. This free wellness event will feature health screenings, vendors, fitness classes, workshops, a blood drive, flu shots, health- and wellness-themed activities.

 

Friday, Oct. 20

Wicomico High “Blue & Gold” Homecoming Dance in the WiHi Indian Café at Wicomico High, 8-11 p.m.

 

Monday, Oct. 23 from 12-9 p.m.

Sweet Frog fundraiser for Westside Schools. Show flyer on paper or on phone from 12-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 for 20% of your purchase to go to Westside Schools.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 25

3rd annual Maryland Civic & Law Academy

James M. Bennett High

James M. Bennett High School will hold its 3rd annual Maryland Civics & Law Academy for JMB students on Wednesday, Oct. 25, sponsored by the Wicomico County Bar Association in partnership with the American Bar Association, Citizenship Law Related Education Program, Maryland State Bar Association and Wicomico County Public Schools. Registration and opening speaker the Honorable S. James Sarbanes, Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge, will be between 8:45-9:30 a.m.  Breakout sessions will be between 9:45-11:40 a.m. The roundtable and lunch discussion with the Honorable Matthew A. Maciarello, Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge, and students will be between 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Breakout session topics are Law and Justice; Rights and Responsibilities; Free Speech, School Speech, and Protected Speech; Power and Empowerment; and Law in a Cyber Age.

 

Thursday, Oct. 26

Parent University: Four Super Powers of Parents

Entrepreneur Room, Downtown Salisbury Wicomico Public Library

Parents and family members can earn their ‘degree’ in family engagement by attending courses at Wicomico County Public Schools’ Parent University. This series of events throughout the 2017-2018 school year will help provide guidance and support for families on topics such as reading and math fluency, homework help, and understanding the teenage brain. 

Classes are being held at the Downtown Salisbury Wicomico Public Library, in the Entrepreneur Room. Child care (ages 3-5) and homework assistance (grades 1-8) are provided.  The next seminar will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. It will focus on the “Four Super Powers of Parents.” This will be led by Dr. Holly Hatton, a supervisor in the department of Special Education and a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. This session teaches skills (such as the power of silence) for parents to use when their children are being defiant and uncooperative. 

Online information and upcoming topics are available on the website for Wicomico County Public Schools: Go to www.wcboe.org, click on Families tab, then Parent University. To register for this October session or for more information, please contact Beth Sheller (410-677-4453, msheller@wcboe.org) or Faye Wilson (410-677-4529, fwilson@wcboe.org).

 

Friday, Oct. 27

Countywide Casual Day for Wicomico County Education Association Scholarship Fund

All Wicomico Schools and Offices

 

Friday, Oct. 27

Westside Schools PTA Hosts Trunk or Treat!

At Westside Intermediate School

The Westside Schools PTA will put on the annual Trunk or Treat! event on from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at Westside Intermediate. Right now the PTA is looking for families and supporters of Westside Primary and Westside Intermediate schools to help make this a wonderful night for students. Please check with the school if you haven't yet seen the form about ways to help, including donating bags of candy, volunteering during the event, decorating a trunk (with the chance to win a prize!), donating a cake for the Cake Walk, or giving money that can be used to purchase candy or cakes for the event. Please contact the PTA at westsideschoolspta@gmail.com or call either school to ask questions or sign up to help.

 

Friday, Oct. 27

10th annual Harvest Fest

Mardela Middle and High School

Mardela Middle and High School’s National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will host the 10th annual Harvest Fest on Friday, Oct. 27 at the school. This fun and safe alternative to Halloween night will take place from 5-7 p.m. for children ages 11 and under; must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is a $5 donation per child (adults free). All donations are put toward local community programs. 410-677-5142

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

ACT administration for students registered by Sept. 22

 

Oct 28, Feb 24, March 10

GEAR UP Active Learning Workshops

Salisbury University

Students will work with SU professors to participate in inquiry and problem-based learning experiences that are creative, hands-on and relevant to real-life problems and solutions. These Active Learning workshops will help GEAR UP students achieve College and Career Readiness in Mathematics and English, as well as engage them in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning experiences. Each workshop will focus on different content. Transportation may be available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Workshops are open only to 10th graders at JMB, PHS and WHS. Contact Jackie Leggett for more information: jleggett@wcboe.org.

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

James M. Bennett High Homecoming Football Game vs. Stephen Decatur High, noon, at the Shipyard

Pre-game ceremony at 11 a.m. to recognize members of JMB State Championship teams from 1982, 1983 and 1985, and to honor the late Wardell Turner, a JMB football star and 1984 graduate who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan in 2014.

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

James M. Bennett High Homecoming Dance, “Masquerade,” from 8-11 p.m. in the Clipper Galley

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Birth to Five Playgroup: Coco’s Funhouse, Salisbury

The November Birth to Five Playgroup event for Wicomico County children ages birth to 5 will be at Coco’s Funhouse in Salisbury on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Playgroups take place at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. The schedule of playgroups the rest of this year includes Santa at Charles H. Chipman Elementary (9:30 a.m. Dec. 6), Beachbounders Gymnastic Gym (Jan. 3), Crown Sports Center (Feb. 7), Trooper 4 helicopter at Salisbury airport (March 7), Ward Museum (April 4), Kindred Spirits Farm (May 2), Fruitland Volunteer Fire Department (June 6), and Salisbury Zoo (Aug. 1). Playgroups are free to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult and some activities require a signed parent/guardian release of liability to participate. To sign up for a playgroup event, please contact Kelly at 410-677-5250 or ksoscia@wcboe.org.

 

Thursday, Nov. 2

Deadline to register for Dec. 2 SAT administration

Students register online. Check with guidance office for information.

 

Friday, Nov. 3

Deadline to register for Dec. 9 ACT administration

Students register online. Check with guidance office for information.

 

Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon

Teacher Recruitment & Hiring Day for Wicomico County Public Schools

At James M. Bennett High

Wicomico County Public Schools is offering what we consider the "Best Job in the World” – teaching in Wicomico County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore! WCPS consists of 26 schools and learning centers serving more than 15,000 students each day. We're in search of teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of children, foster growth in each of our students, and help them become empowered to be the best they can be. Come find out how to join this winning team on Saturday, Nov. 4 as we host a "one of a kind" Teacher Recruitment & Hiring Day from 10 a.m.-noon at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury. In addition to recruiting teaching candidates for the 2018-2019 school year, in some instances we will be making offers on the spot! Come find out more about Wicomico County Public Schools, and maybe even go home with a teaching job. WCPS is based in Salisbury, Md., on the Eastern Shore of Maryland between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.  We are 30 minutes from the beaches of Ocean City, and a two- to three-hour drive to surrounding cities of Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia. If you have any questions about the event or WCPS, or to reserve your spot at the Nov. 4 Teacher Recruitment & Hiring Day, please contact Patricia Adkins at 410-677-5250 or padkins@wcboe.org 

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

SAT administration for students registered by Oct. 5

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

STEM Saturday

Salisbury Middle School

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Saturday classes will be offered throughout the 2017-2018 school year for students in grades 4/5 and 6/7/8. The next STEM Saturday will be held Nov. 4 at Salisbury Middle School, with students in grades 4-5 exploring “Making a DNA Necklace” and middle school students engaging in “Launch It! Explore NASA Rocket Building and Launching.” All STEM Saturdays will take place from 10 a.m.-noon. Locations will vary.

STEM Saturdays are free for Wicomico County students in grades 4 through 8. Anyone interested in attending a STEM Saturday event must pre-register, and early registration is recommended as the courses fill up early. For a detailed schedule and registration form, see the STEM Saturday 2017-2018 flyer at https://www.wcboe.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3063478/File/Departments/STEM/STEM%20Saturday%20flyer%202017-18%20FINAL.pdf. For information contact Gretchen Boggs at 410-677-4504 or gboggs@wcboe.org.

STEM Saturdays will also be held:

Dec. 9: There will be no STEM Saturday on this date because it is the day of the First Lego League Junior Showcase for elementary and First Lego League Regional Tournament for middle school. Check with your teacher for more information on sign up for a team.

Jan. 6: “Density and Buoyancy: Penny Boatd Challenge & Making Density Divers” for elementary, and “Robotics Challenge: Escape the Maze!” for middle school. At Salisbury Middle School.

Feb. 10: “Fascinating Flying Animals: The Physics of Flight” for elementary and middle school. At the Ward Museum.

March 10: “Designing a Habitat: Homes for Our Animal Friends” for elementary, at the Salisbury Zoo; “Alice I: Programming and Creating Characters with Alice” for middle school, at Salisbury University.

April 7: “Good Vibrations: The Physics of Sound” for elementary and “Be a Weatherbug: Predicting Weather and Disasters” for middle school. At Salisbury Midde School.

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

2017 Classics for a Cause Concert

Asbury United Methodist Church, Salisbury

The 2017 Classics for a Cause benefit concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury. A delicious dessert reception with the artists will take place after the concert. This 5th annual Classics for a Cause is a benefit concert that engages youth artists in supporting the arts. The event is student-run and student-performed, with student vocalists and instrumentalists. Performers this year are Alison Sahler, Maya Natesan, Laura Adams, Erin Welch, Gia Bautista, Zoe Sheller, Hannah Burchard, Christy Sun, Hannah Hoang, Millicent Kihiuria, Chloe Walker, Sara Sadjadi, Ava Bautista and Ethan Jones. Many of these performers are students of Wicomico County Public Schools, which has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation eight of the past 11 years. All proceeds benefit the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council and its arts initiatives for youth including the Instrument Barn, which helps provide instruments and lessons to those unable to afford them, and grants and scholarships for arts education. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 SWAC members/seniors/veterans, $5 students, free for children 5 and under. www.GetSWAC.org, 410-543-2787.

 

Monday, Nov. 6

Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser for Mardela Middle and High Girls Basketball, all day Monday, Nov. 6 for dine in and take out. Must present voucher at time of payment. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of sales from this event to support Mardela Girls Basketball.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

End of 1st marking term

Report cards distributed Nov. 14

 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Texas Roadhouse fundraiser for Pittsville Middle School Chorus, 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 for dine in and take out. Note: Tuesday is children’s night at Texas Roadhouse, and with no school for students the next day, it’s a great night to enjoy a weeknight dinner out. Must bring voucher to restaurant and present voucher at time of payment. Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% of sales from this event to support Pittsville Middle School Chorus.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Professional Day

Schools closed for students during this professional day for teachers

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic for School-Age Children

Prince Street Elementary

The Wicomico County Health Department will hold a free walk-in flu shot clinic for school-age children ages 4 and up on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at East Salisbury Elementary 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Consent forms will be available on site. Questions? Please call 410-543-6943. School-age children from throughout Wicomico County are welcome to get their flu shot at this free walk-in clinic. There is no school that day for students, due to a teacher professional day, but the school will welcome children and their parents who take advantage of the free flu shot clinic.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 4-10 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse in Fruitland hosts fundraiser for Wicomico High Blue & Gold Baseball Club. Present the bright yellow and red invitation for this fund-raising night with your dine-in or carry-out order that day for 15% of sales to go to the Wicomico High Blue & Gold Baseball Club.

 

Friday, Nov. 10

Countywide Casual Day for WBOC Bless Our Children Campaign

All Wicomico Schools and Offices

 

Nov. 13-17

American Education Week

 

Monday, Nov. 13 from 5-9 p.m.

Chipotle (1016A S. Salisbury Blvd.) fundraiser for the Westside Schools. Show flyer on paper or on phone, or just tell cashier you’re there to support Westside Schools. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales from this event.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 4-8 p.m.

Chipotle (2408-B N. Salisbury Blvd.) fundraiser for Mardela High School Baseball and Softball teams. Show flyer on paper or on phone, or just tell cashier you’re there to support Mardela High Baseball and Softball. Chipotle will donate 50% of sales from this event.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education

Board of Education Auditorium

The November meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. The agenda will be posted online: Go to www.wcboe.org; click on the BoardDocs box (left side of home page) to view the agenda. The meeting will be livestreamed and will also be viewable after the meeting: https://www.wcboe.org/leadership/board_of_education/watch_board_meetings. The meeting will also be aired on PAC 14. 410-677-4561.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Superintendent’s Open Door Session

Office of Wicomico County Public Schools, Northgate Drive, Salisbury

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin will hold a Superintendent’s Open Door Session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Wicomico County Public Schools building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury.  Open Door Sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year provide the opportunity for people to meet one-on-one with the superintendent to express concerns, offer comment, or ask questions on any issue involving Wicomico schools. No appointment is needed. Each visitor will have approximately 15 minutes to meet with the superintendent. Follow-up sessions will be held if there are more visitors than there is time on the scheduled night. Open Door Sessions are also scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16. 410-677-4495

 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night

James M. Bennett Auditorium

The first Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night of the 2017-2018 school year will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium. Details on honorees will be available closer to the date. Other Awards & Recognitions Nights this year will take place Feb. 27, May 2 and June 7.

 

Nov. 22-24

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Schools closed Nov. 22-24. Central Office and school offices will be open Nov. 22, then closed Nov. 23-24. All schools and offices reopen Monday, Nov. 27.

 

Saturday, Dec. 2

SAT administration for students registered by Nov. 2

 

Saturday, Dec. 2

Cash Bash Bingo for Wicomico High School Baseball

Salisbury Moose Lodge

A Cash Bash Bingo to support the Wicomico High School Baseball team will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6 p.m. with $2,500 in payouts plus specials, silent auctions, 50/50. Full concessions. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. For questions or to reserve your seat, please contact the Wicomico High School Baseball team and Blue & Gold Baseball Boosters: Wendy Elzey, 443-783-1012 or welzey@gmail.com; Lois Moorhead, 410-430-3086 or loisannlake@hotmail.com; or Coach Otis Elzey, 443-783-1458 or owe1061@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser for Salisbury Middle School PTA, all day Wednesday, Dec. 6 for dine in and take out. Must present voucher at time of payment. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of sales from this event to Salisbury Middle School PTA.

 

Saturday, Dec. 9

ACT administration for students registered by Nov. 3

 

Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m.

Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education

Board of Education Auditorium

The December meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. The agenda will be posted online: Go to www.wcboe.org; click on the BoardDocs box (left side of home page) to view the agenda. The meeting will be livestreamed and will also be viewable after the meeting: https://www.wcboe.org/leadership/board_of_education/watch_board_meetings. The meeting will also be aired on PAC 14. 410-677-4561

 

Dec. 20-Jan. 1

Winter Holidays

Wicomico County Public School System

Wicomico schools will dismiss at regular time on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Schools will be closed for the winter holidays from Wednesday, Dec. 20-Monday, Jan. 1, reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

During the winter holiday break, school offices and the Central Office will be open Dec. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.

 

Opportunity to Support Students and Schools:

The Senior Class at Wicomico High is having a Yankee Candle fundraiser. Flyer is posted online: https://www.wcboe.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3063562&pageId=32335851