News You Can Use from Wicomico Schools
News You Can Use from Wicomico Schools
Posted on 04/10/2015

LowerShore Transition & Advocacy Conference April 11

A Lower Shore Transition & Advocacy Conference will be held Saturday, April 11 at Washington High School in Princess Anne. The conference will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be hands-on activities for youth with disabilities, experts to answer your questions, lunch, and door prizes. Register for free online at http://advocacybythebay2015.eventbrite.com. This event is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council.


Adult Volunteers Needed for Ramp Build in Chance Saturday, April 11

Salisbury University Student United Way is partnering with The Chesapeake Housing Mission Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m.-noon and noon-4 p.m. to build a wheelchair ramp in Chance, and volunteers are needed.

This ramp build is for a wonderful 91-year-old woman who has lived in Somerset County her whole life. She was a fantastic teacher for special needs students before retiring and continues to give back to the community through her church. Currently, she is raising her 6-year-old grandson, but struggles with arthritis and getting in and out of her home.  Needless to say, this ramp will greatly improve her life.

No construction experience is necessary, but must be 18 years or older. If you can volunteer this Saturday during the morning shift or afternoon shift, or even for just a couple hours, please contact United Way's Kacey Decker at kacey@unitedway4us.org or 410-742-5143.  


Students, Adults Invited to Enter Artwork in AI&G’s “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Exhibit

The Art Institute and Gallery of Salisbury (AI&G) will present “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” a baseball-themed regional art exhibition, in April. Youth and adult entries are welcome. Works must be submitted 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 11; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, April 13; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. There will be an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 17 (3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury), and the exhibit will continue through May 8. All media will be accepted. Artwork must be baseball themed. A juried exhibition for artists 18 years and older will have cash prizes. The youth exhibition will have selected prizes in the following categories: Little League (grades 3-5); Pony League (grades 6-8); and Big League (grades 9-12). The juried exhibition prize winners and selected works of the youth exhibition participants will be on display at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Sunday, April 26. Details and application forms will be available in January. Please visit www.aiandg.org or call 410-546-4748.


Wicomico Classes Featured on 47 ABC (WMDT) Morning Pledge of Allegiance Segments

47 ABC (WMDT) is featuring a different class or group each morning to help its viewers start of the day with the Pledge of Allegiance, sponsored James M. Crouse’s Brace Place. 47 ABC visits classrooms in Wicomico County around Delmarva to tape students reciting the Pledge. Those segments will air between 6:45-7 a.m.:

April 13, Mrs. Campbell’s 5th grade class at East Salisbury Elementary

Tune in every weekday to see a class do the Pledge, or visit the 47 ABC website to watch ones that have recently aired. Videos of classes giving the pledge will be posted at www.47abc.com (look for Pledge under “All Sections”) for about a week.

 

State Highway Administration Public Meeting on Bridge Project April 20

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will host a public meeting Monday, April 20 regarding summer 2016 major bridge work on Route 54 (Delmar Road) over Mockingbird Creek. The SHA is scheduled to replace the deteriorating bridge on Delmar Road at Mockingbird Creek beginning in summer 2016. The project will remove the existing bridge and build a new one in the same location. Construction should take approximately 10 weeks and will involve two detour routes, one for trucks and one for all other vehicles including bicycles. During the public meeting on April 20 at the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, information will be available and input will be collected. No formal presentation will be given, and interested parties are invited to attend anytime from 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Nominate a Teacher to Be a 47 ABC/WMDT Teacher Who Makes A Difference

Local TV station 47 ABC (WMDT) supports teachers throughout the school year by giving Teacher Who Makes a Difference recognition, sponsored by Accurate Optical. WMDT receives nominations and surprises recipients in their classrooms. Submissions may come from students, parents, colleagues or anyone in the community. Nominate a deserving teacher today! http://www.wmdt.com/teacher-who-makes-a-difference/30119644

 

Public Invited to Attend NAACP Meeting May 28 for Update on Closing the Achievement Gap

At the May 28 monthly meeting of the Wicomico County Chapter of the NAACP, representatives from the Wicomico County Public School System will discuss measures used to close the achievement gap, and share how much success has been made since 2012. School system staff will share what their goals and objectives have been since 2012. NAACP Chapter President Mary Ashanti says, “The NAACP sees the achievement gap as an opportunity gap. It is a missed opportunity to learn and be successful."

This 7 p.m. meeting is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Chipman Cultural Center, 325 Broad Street, Salisbury. Door prizes will be distributed.  For more details, contact Mary Ashanti at 410-543-4187 or via email at wcnaacpbranch7028@gmail.com.