Roundup of Highlighted Events in Our Schools, Community
Upcoming Events in Wicomico Schools, Community: April 7 HealthFest, April 9-12 Registration Fair, and Much More
Posted on 04/03/2018

Wednesday, April 4

Birth to Five Playgroup: Nor’Eastern Storm & Galaxy Gymnastics Gym

The April Birth to Five Playgroup event for Wicomico County children ages birth to 5 will be held at the Nor’Eastern Storm & Galaxy Gymastics Gym on Civic Avenue in Salisbury on Wednesday, April 4 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 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.

 

April 4-9

2nd annual Salisbury Poetry Week

Various Locations in Community and in Schools

The 2nd annual Salisbury Poetry Week April 4-9 will be a celebration of both the written and spoken word through a series of events open to all ages and free of charge. Poetry is an integral part of our lives, from song lyrics to commercials, from scripts to Shakespeare, from love letters, to our children’s bedtime stories. Poetry is truly at the center of our communicative lives. Tara Elliott, English Language Arts teacher at Salisbury Middle, proudly serves as the director and founder of Salisbury Poetry Week.

Wednesday, April 4 from 6-9 p.m. at The Brick Room in Downtown Salisbury: Salisbury Poetry Week Kick-Off & Open Mic Night. This reading will feature selected poets and spoken-word artists. We invite you to share a poem or two as well!  Hosted by Vowel Mouth Poetry. Please note, this event is for adults 21+.

Thursday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the Worcester Room of the Salisbury University Commons: Eastern Shore Voices Poetry Reading. This reading will feature the following Eastern Shore poets, selected through a contest judged by Salisbury’s 2018 Poet-in-Residence, Gerry LaFemina: Barbara Shamp, Pat Valdata, Sharon Sheppard, Ken Sutton, Gary Hanna, Linda Blaskey, Sherry Chapelle, Tina Raye Dayton and Nancy Mitchell.  LaFemina will close the evening with a reading of his own work, including poems from his brand-new book, The Story of Ash.

Friday, April 6 from 3-5 p.m. at University House at Salisbury University: Lighthouse Poetry Society. Gerry LaFemina will conduct a workshop on how poets revise their work effectively.  Pre-registration required. Limited spaces! To register, please call Molly Riordan at 410-546-5397.

Saturday, April 7 at the Centre Branch of the Wicomico Public Libraries: Poetry Writing Workshops: Release Your Inner Poet! Song & Lyric Writing Workshop for Teens (11 a.m.-noon).    Poetry Writing—Inspirations for Adult Poets (1:15-2:45 p.m.). Memory & Poetry—For Adults 60+ (3- 4 p.m.) Featuring the teachings of Frostburg State University Creative Writing Professor and poet Gerry LaFemina. Pre-registration required. Limited spaces! To register, please call the Centre Branch of the Public Library at 410-546-5397

Sunday, April 8 from 1-3 p.m. in the James M. Bennett Auditorium: Eastern Shore Teen Voices! A spoken-word poetry event for the teens of the Eastern Shore, featuring Fenix Youth Project, American Music Performance Studio (AMP), student poets, dramatic presentations, rap artists, and creative writers.

Gerry LaFemina will be the 2018 Poet-in-Residence for Salisbury Poetry Week. In addition to public events, the Poet-in-Residence will also visit area schools for writing and music workshops and classroom visits. LaFemina’s latest collection of poetry is the recently released The Story of Ash (Anhinga Press). His other collections of poetry include The Parakeets of Brooklyn, Vanishing Horizon, and Little Heretic. His collection of essays on poets and prosody, Palpable Magic, came out in 2015 from Stephen F. Austin University Press and his textbook, Composing Poetry: A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically was recently released from Kendall Hunt. A long-term rock musician, fiction writer, essayist, and literary arts activist, he teaches at Frostburg State University and serves as a mentor in the MFA Program at Carlow University in Pennsylvania.

Major support is provided, in part, by a grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.  Further significant support was provided by a grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council awarded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Programming was also made possible through a partnership with the Lower Eastern Shore Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association. 

Salisbury Poetry Week is also generously supported by many event sponsors and partners, including Wicomico County Public Schools and Salisbury Middle, James M. Bennett High and Wicomico High and their PTA or PTSA organizations.


Thursday, April 5

Wild About Reading

Salisbury Zoo

Salisbury Zoo and Eastern Shore Reading Council have partnered with a variety of community organizations to offer a free fun night at the zoo where children and their families can go “Wild About Reading.” This event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5. (Rain date is April 12.).  Children will learn about zoo animals through a variety of literacy activities. Partners will provide information on the various services they can provide the public. Activities will be offered for preschool (3-4 year olds), primary students (K-2nd), and intermediate students (3rd-5th). This is a great way to Avoid the Summer Reading Setback and get information on summer reading programs from local libraries. Learn about lots of great opportunities to explore literature through local community groups. Connect with organizations that love reading and want to assist with providing educational opportunities for children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration form can found under Events on the zoo website, www.salisburyzoo.org.

 

April 5-6

All Shore Chorus

Queen Anne’s County High School, Centreville

Congratulations to the outstanding 2018 All Shore Senior and Junior Chorus singers from Wicomico County Public Schools. High school students will participate in a half day of All Shore rehearsal April 5, then middle and high school singers will have a full day of rehearsal April 6 capped off by a concert that at 7 p.m. that evening at Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville. Wicomico’s All Shore Chorus students: https://www.wcboe.org/news/what_s_new/2018_all_shore_chorus_singers_from_wicomico_school

 

Friday, April 6

End of 3rd marking period, report cards distributed Friday, April 13

 

Friday, April 6

Deadline for Students to Register for May 5 SAT

Registration is done online; check with school guidance office for more information

 

April 6-7

Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre Presents “Alice in Wonderland”

Wicomico High School Auditorium

A number of students from Wicomico County Public Schools as well as other public and private schools and home schools in the area will be on stage at the Wicomico High School Auditorium April 6 and 7 for the Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” ballet. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Admission $15 for adults, $10 students and seniors, free for children under 3. www.esbt.org

 

Saturday, April 7

HealthFest: An Event for All Ages

At James M. Bennett High

Peninsula Regional Health System and the Wicomico County Board of Education invite everyone on the Delmarva Peninsula to join them for HealthFest: An Event for All Ages, on Saturday, April 7 at James M. Bennett High School. This showcase of healthy exhibits and free health screenings will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

More than 35 free health screenings, including skin cancer screenings aboard the PRMC Wagner Wellness Van, will be available the day of the event and without pre-registration.  The health screenings, performed by Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) healthcare specialists and other area healthcare providers, will be available to anyone looking to find out how healthy they actually are, and to learn what they can do to lead an even healthier and more productive lifestyle.

At this year’s HealthFest, PRMC will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in a paper Diabetes screening conducted by the Peninsula Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Center team. If determined to be at high risk, individuals will be provided education and offered a Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) blood draw.  The HbA1c test is preferred because it can actually detect Diabetes, and is a much more accurate measure of a person’s health risk.    

For the first time at HealthFest, PRMC surgeons will also be conducting specialized hernia screenings. A limited number of walk up appointments will be available, however, to guarantee your space and time, please call 410-543-7766 to register.

Also returning to HealthFest is the DaVinci Surgical Robot, providing a “hands on” demonstration of the cutting edge technology first introduced on Delmarva by Peninsula Regional in 2007.

At various times during the event, LiveWell HealthFest participants may enjoy a therapy dog demonstration, dance, jump rope and cheerleading performances, cardiovascular health and strength demonstrations, Zumba, a bounce house, fire engine and ambulance tours, a medivac fly in by the aviation division of the Maryland State Police, an “Ask the Doctor” booth with Dr. Chris Snyder for medical questions, a health corner for kids, a cooking demonstration, a free photo booth, and much more. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with more than 50 exhibitors who are joining HealthFest with valuable information on their services. For more information on HealthFest: An Event for All Ages, a map, and a complete list of screenings and demonstrations, please visit the Peninsula Regional Health System website at www.peninsula.org/healthfest

 

Saturday, April 7

STEM Saturday

Salisbury Middle School

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Saturday classes have been offered throughout the 2017-2018 school year for students in grades 4/5 and 6/7/8. The final STEM Saturday will be held April 7 at Salisbury Middle School: “Good Vibrations: The Physics of Sound” for elementary and “Be a Weatherbug: Predicting Weather and Disasters” for middle school. 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.

 

Saturday, April 7

Destination Imagination State Tournament

University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville

Congratulations to the following WCPS teams competing in the Maryland State DI Tournament:

North Salisbury Elementary School Maze Blazers, Technical Challenge

North Salisbury Elementary School Mustache Mustangs,     Fine Arts Challenge

North Salisbury Elementary School Mini Marvelous Marshmallows, Service Learning Challenge

Bennett Middle School Legendary Llamas, Fine Arts Challenge

Salisbury Middle School DI Diamonds, Scientific Challenge

Parkside High School Carpe Diem, Fine Arts Challenge

Wicomico High School Diatomic Molecules, Scientific Challenge

Wicomico High School DI of the Tiger, Improvisation Challenge

North Salisbury Elementary School Kool Koalas, Improvisation Challenge

Salisbury Middle School Craze DImmortals, Technical Challenge

Fruitland Intermediate School Boomerangs, Scientific Challenge

Pittsville Middle School 6 Destroying Imagineers, Fine Arts Challenge

Pittsville Middle School Cats With Top Hats, Service Learning Challenge

Wicomico High School Uncommon DInominators, Service Learning Challenge

Salisbury Middle School Mindful Thinkers, Engineering Challenge

Bennett Middle School The Square Squad, Fine Arts Challenge

 

Sunday, April 8

Prom Dress Sale, Proceeds Support Horizons Program

Downtown Salisbury Branch of Wicomico Public Libraries

Looking for a dress to wear to prom this year? Pay just $5 or $10 for one at the Prom Dress Sale for Horizons Salisbury. Your prom dress purchase will support this wonderful education support program for many Wicomico students. The Prom Dress Sale will take place at the Downtown Salisbury Branch of the Wicomico Public Libraries from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Information: bglenn@horizonssalisbury.org.

 

April 9-12

Registration Fair for 2018-2019 Kindergarten and Prekindergarten

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

The annual Kindergarten and Prekindergarten Registration Fair for Wicomico County Public Schools will take place April 9-12 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. Registration and enrollment forms are now available online at www.wcboe.org; please click on the Enrollment Quick Link. Families may print and fill out the forms in advance to bring along with the required supporting documents to the Registration Fair at the Civic Center.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to register children for the 2018-2019 school year as early as possible, so that families and schools can begin to plan and prepare.

The Registration Fair schedule is as follows, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day:

  • Monday, April 9: Charles H. Chipman Elementary, Prince Street Elementary, West Salisbury Elementary
  • Tuesday, April 10: Beaver Run Elementary, Pemberton Elementary
  • Wednesday, April 11: Delmar Elementary, Westside Primary, Willards Elementary
  • Thursday, April 12: Fruitland Primary, Northwestern Elementary, Pinehurst Elementary

The Registration Fair will also serve families who need to register a student not in public kindergarten now who will be enrolling in the 1st grade for the 2018-2019 school year. (Students currently enrolled in Prekindergarten-3, Prekindergarten-4, or Kindergarten in Wicomico County Public Schools do not need to register at the fair, as they are already students of Wicomico County Public Schools.)

For enrollment questions, please contact Diane Baione at dbaione@wcboe.org or 410-677-4496.

To register or apply, parents/guardians will need to bring in the following documents:

  • a child’s birth certificate or registration of birth
  • driver’s license or picture ID of parent or legal guardian
  • child’s immunization record and current physical
  • child’s Social Security card
  • two forms of proof-of-residency documentation, in the name of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
    • For homeowners: Mortgage/property tax bill and one of the following: Current utility (gas, water or electric) bill with service address.
    • For those living at a rental property: Current signed lease plus one of the following: Current utility (gas, water or electric) bill with service address.
    • For those living with someone else whose name is on the home and utility bills: Bring that person and the two forms of proof of residency listed above, and driver’s license or picture ID for both of you.
  • child’s IEP/IFSP (if applicable)
  • court custody papers
  • income verification (for Prekindergarten only, including both Prek 3 Year Old and Prek 4 Year Old): 2017 Maryland tax return (if available) OR W2 AND either four most current consecutive pay stubs, or State of Maryland Benefit Eligibility Letter (if applicable)

The Registration Fair is the first chance for families to register children for Kindergarten and apply for Prekindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Following the Registration Fair, registration for Kindergarten and application for Prekindergarten will take place at schools starting April 23. Please contact the school for additional information.

To help ensure that all children have the required immunizations for school attendance, the Wicomico County Health Department will offer immunization by appointment at the Health Department’s Fritz Building, 300 West Carroll St.  Parents must bring a current copy of their child’s vaccine record with them. Please call 410-543-6943 for appointments and more information.

 

Kindergarten

Children registering for Kindergarten must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2018. Kindergarten is mandatory for all Maryland children who are 5 by this date unless the parents or guardians have completed a Kindergarten-Level of Maturity Waiver Form seeking later admission. For information please contact Sandra Drummond, Early Childhood supervisor, at 410-677-4523 or drummond@wcboe.org .

 

Prekindergarten

Prekindergarten-4 is not mandatory and is offered to qualified children who will be 4 by Sept. 1, 2018. Prekindergarten is a half-day program throughout Wicomico County except for the full-day programs in the Judy Center and Prekindergarten Expansion catchment areas of Beaver Run, Pemberton, Prince Street, Charles H. Chipman Elementary and West Salisbury Elementary. 

At Beaver Run and Pemberton, qualified children who are 3 year olds attend Prekindergarten-3 the full school day.  Students in the 3-year old program must turn 3 on or before September 1, 2018.  Applicants for the 3-year-old program must register on April 10 at the Registration Fair, or may apply at Beaver Run or Pemberton schools on or after April 23.

Priority Prekindergarten admission will be given to Wicomico County children and Delmar, Del. children meeting any of these criteria:

  • come from low-income, at-risk, or homeless situations
  • have prior participation in Head Start 
  • experience challenges like emergency or health problems, limited English proficiency, or other home or family circumstances
  • recommended for the program by government or court referral

Parents or guardians whose child may qualify for priority admission should plan to apply for Prekindergarten enrollment at the Registration Fair, on the assigned day.

Parents and guardians of children who do not meet the criteria for priority admission can put the child’s name on a Prekindergarten waiting list at the Registration Fair, and this waiting list will be used to fill any remaining slots.

In either case, if application is made prior to the designated Registration Fair day for the child’s school, the application or request to be placed on the waiting list will be time-stamped for the end of the scheduled registration day for their school.

Families whose child is on a waiting list will be notified in late summer if space is available. Documentation must be submitted prior to a child’s acceptance into the program.

 

Tuesday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m.

Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education

Board of Education Auditorium

The April meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. The Board will immediately vote to go into closed session at that time, and will reconvene in open session at 1:30 p.m. The Board’s agenda is 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 starting at about 1:30 p.m., when the Board reconvenes in open session. The livestream and archived footage of the meeting will be posted here: https://www.wcboe.org/leadership/board_of_education/watch_board_meetings. The meeting will also air on PAC 14. 410-677-4561

 

Thursday, April 12

Sweet Frog Fundraiser for Pittsville Elementary and Middle PBIS

Salisbury

Sweet Frog in Salisbury will host a fundraiser for Pittsville Elementary and Middle PBIS from 12-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Present a copy of the flyer or just show the cashier the flyer on your phone to have 20% of your purchase go to support PBIS at Pittsville School.

 

Friday, April 13

Reports cards distributed for 3rd marking period

 

April 13-14

SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships, for students who have qualified to compete

Various Locations, in conjunction with SkillsUSA Maryland Leadership and Skills Conference

The SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships is the state-level competition for high school and post-secondary students who are enrolled in Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. Every year at the State Championship (held at various western shore locations), more than 1,000 Maryland CTE students compete in over 90 occupational and leadership skill events. The 1st place winners will qualify to represent the state of Maryland at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky the week of June 25-30. In 2017, Joshua McKelvey of Parkside High and the Department of Career & Technology Education at Parkside finished 1st in the nation in Electronics Technology.

 

April 13-14

All Shore Band

Wicomico High School Auditorium

Congratulations to the outstanding band members from Wicomico County Public Schools who have been selected by audition to participate in 2018 All Shore Senior and Junior Bands. The performances will take place in the Wicomico High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 after two days of All Shore rehearsals. Wicomico’s All Shore Band students: https://www.wcboe.org/news/what_s_new/2018_all_shore_band_musicians_from_wicomico_school

 

Saturday, April 14

ACT Administration for students who registered online by March 9 deadline

 

Wednesday, April 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, April 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. An Open Door Session is also scheduled for 4-6 p.m. May 16. 410-677-4495

 

Through April 20

Applications Available for City of Salisbury Summer Youth Employment Program

The City of Salisbury’s Summer Youth Employment Program is accepting applications through April 20 for 11 paid summer positions for teens ages 16-18. Mayor Jake Day and the City Council, in partnership with Junior Achievement and the Greater Salisbury Committee, first offered the program in the summer of 2016 to provide teens in Salisbury with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and thrive post-high-school-graduation. The program spans 10 weeks, and includes training through Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore’s (JA) JA Fellows Program. Volunteers from JA will work with the Fellows participants throughout the 10 weeks to ensure optimal on-the-job performance, and will counsel the participants on resume and soft skill development. By the end of the program, participants will have established work experience history, learned valuable job skills, cultivated the knowledge necessary for future career growth, and gained access to business resources in and around the City. Job applications will be available on the City’s website under the “Jobs” tab: https://salisbury.md/departments/human-resources/jobs. To qualify for the program, an applicant must be a Wicomico County high school student between the ages of 16 and 18, and meet certain criteria (one or more of the following: receives Free and Reduced Meals, is enrolled in a WCBOE alternative academic pathway, receives Families in Transition Services, participates in the English Language Learner program). No prior work history or GPA criteria is required. There are nine positions between Field Operations and Water Works, and two Salisbury Police Department positions available. In addition to these 11 positions, the Greater Salisbury Committee has partnered with its membership throughout the city and county to provide upwards of 20 jobs for this program year’s 10-week program.

 

Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22

James M. Bennett Drama Club Presents “Almost, Maine”

James M. Bennett Auditorium

The James M. Bennett High Drama Club presents “Almost, Maine” written by John Cariani at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for general admission seating, and will be available at the door. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream. For information please contact Chelsea Murray at cgmurray@wcboe.org.

 

Saturday, April 21

2nd annual Wicomico County Public Schools Race for Wellness & Literacy

Arthur W. Perdue Stadium

Come out Saturday April 21 and take part in the 2nd annual Wicomico County Public Schools Race for Wellness & Literacy, which will be held at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. This will be a 5K Run / 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Support wellness and literacy, and have a chance at winning an award in your age group, too! Registration is open now, and you must register in advance to be sure of getting an event T-shirt. Sign-in starts at 2 p.m. on April 21, race is at 3 p.m., and the post-race celebration will be held until 5:30 p.m. Please click on the event picture on our home page at www.wcboe.org to learn more and sign up, or go to https://www.wcboe.org/instruction/curriculum/physical_education/employee_wellness/

Wicomico County Public Schools is organizing the event, in partnership with the Delmarva Shorebirds, Salisbury Book Festival, Wicomico Public Libraries and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this event. Participants are encouraged to bring a new children’s book to donate in memory of the late Salisbury University Professor Ernie Bond. Donated books and money raised will be distributed to Title 1 Wicomico schools.

 

Saturday, April 21

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser for Parkside High Class of 2019

Parkside High School

The Parkside High School Class of 2019 will host a chicken BBQ fundraiser at Parkside on Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for chicken, roll, chips and drink. For tickets please contact Sherri Harkins at sharkins@wcboe.org.

 

Monday, April 23

Chipotle Fundraiser for Wicomico High Track Team

Chipotle North

Visit the Chipotle at 2408-B N. Salisbury Blvd. between 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 23 and let the cashier know you are there to support the Wicomico High track team. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds from this fundraiser to the team.

 

April 24-28

Wicomico County Robotics Team (VEX) at Worlds 

Louisville, Kentucky

 

Friday, April 27

Prom for Mardela High, with Grand March at the school at 6:30 p.m. at Mardela Middle and High, prom at 8 p.m. at Kylan Barn in Delmar.

 

Saturday, April 28

Maryland History Day

University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville

Local teams that qualified to compete in the Maryland History Day competition will travel to UMBC in Catonsville for this event.

 

Saturday, April 28

Prom for Parkside High, 8-11 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. After Prom at Crown Sports Center, midnight. Details to come.

 

Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night

James M. Bennett Auditorium

 

Thursday, May 3

Deadline for Students to Register for June 2 SAT

Registration is done online; check with school guidance office for more information

 

Friday, May 4

Deadline for Students to Register for June 9 ACT

Registration is done online; check with school guidance office for more information

 

Saturday, May 5

SAT Administration for students who registered online by April 6 deadline

 

May 7-18

Advanced Placement (AP) tests for students who have signed up by the March Deadline to take the tests at the end of an AP course

Schedule for testing will be distributed in each school

Wicomico students who register by the March deadline to take one or more AP (Advanced Placement) tests should remember to check the schedule for testing information for the AP testing window of May 7-18. The schedule is posted in Naviance, at http://www.wcboe.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3063562&pageId=3243402, and listed below. Please note that in addition to the testing schedule provided below, Mardela High School students may take their AP tests at Mardela High; please check with Mrs. Shiles.

Test takers are reminded to arrive early for their tests so they can be in their seat on time and ready to go when the test begins. Students should also remember that phones are not permitted in the building during AP testing; anyone found with a phone will have the phone confiscated and their test results voided.

Monday, May 7:

8 a.m. Chemistry, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12:30 p.m. Psychology, Midway Room (old gym) of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

 

Tuesday, May 8:

8 a.m. Spanish Language, tests will be at each school, see school counselor

12:15 p.m. Physics 1: Alg based, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

 

Wednesday, May 9:

8 a.m. English Literature and Composition, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12:15 p.m. Physics 2: Alg based, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

 

Thursday, May 10:

8 a.m. American Government and Politics. Wicomico High students at Wicomico High, see counselor. James M. Bennett High and Parkside High students at Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12 p.m., Environmental Science, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

 

Friday, May 11:

8 a.m. U.S. History, Midway Room (old gym) of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

12 p.m., Computer Science Principles, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

Studio Art: last day to submit digital portfolios; see school counselor

 

Monday, May 14:

8 a.m. Biology, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

8 a.m. Music Theory, at Parkside High School. See school counselor.

12:15 p.m. Physics C: Mechanics, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

2 p.m. Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

 

Tuesday, May 15:

8 a.m., Calculus AB and Calculus BC, Midway Room (old gym) of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

12 p.m., French, at Parkside High and Mardela High, see school counselor

12 p.m., Computer Science A, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

 

Wednesday, May 16:

8 a.m. English Language and Composition, Midway Room (old gym) of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

 

Thursday, May 17:

8 a.m. World History, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

12:45 p.m. Statistics, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

 

Friday, May 18:

12 p.m., Latin, at James M. Bennett High, see school counselor

 

Wednesday, May 9

Mid-term progress reports distributed

 

May 11-12

Countywide Musical: Seussical the Musical

Wicomico High School Auditorium

High school students from throughout Wicomico County Public Schools will perform Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 in the first countywide musical, Seussical the Musical. Both shows will be at 7 p.m. in the Wicomico High School Auditorium.

 

Wednesday, May 16

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, May 16 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. 410-677-4495

 

Friday, May 18

All Shore Orchestra

Colonel Richardson High School in Federalsburg

Congratulations to the outstanding 2018 All Shore Orchestra musicians from Wicomico County Public Schools! These middle and high school All Shore Orchestra students will participate in a day of rehearsal Friday, May 18 capped off by a 7:30 p.m. concert, all at Colonel Richardson High School in Federalsburg.

 

Saturday, May 19

Prom for James M. Bennett High, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Grand March 6 p.m. and Prom 8-10 p.m. After Prom from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at Crown Sports Center. Details to come.

 

Saturday, May 19

Prom for Wicomico High, Grand March in the Wicomico High Auditorium 6:30 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m., location to be determined. Details to come.

 

May 22 and 23

Delayed Opening Days for Administration of Government HSA, MISA Science Assessment

All WCPS High Schools

For the administration of the Government HSA (High School Assessment) and Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA), all Wicomico County Public Schools high schools will have delayed openings for non-test takers on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23. The high schools will set the schedule for these assessments on those two days, and will notify test-takers of when they will be taking the Government HSA and/or MISA. Students taking the test on one or both days will report at the usual time on the regular bus run. There will be a second, later bus run that will bring non-test takers to school between 11:05-11:15 a.m. The schedule will be 4-5-6-7 on May 22, and 4-1-2-3 on May 23.

 

Friday, May 25

Last Day of School for Seniors

All WCPS High Schools

Senior exams will be scheduled for Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, and the last day of school for seniors will be May 25. Makeup exams, if needed, will be scheduled during the following week.

 

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Observed

Wicomico Schools and Central Office Closed

 

Thursday, May 31

Spring Commencement for Evening High School, 7 p.m.

Prince Street Elementary

 

Friday, June 1

Commencement for James M. Bennett High School, 7 p.m.

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

 

Saturday, June 2

Commencement Ceremonies, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

10 a.m., Mardela High

2:30 p.m., Parkside High

7 p.m., Wicomico High

 

Saturday, June 2

SAT Administration for students who registered online by May 3 deadline

 

Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night

James M. Bennett Auditorium

 

Saturday, June 9

ACT Administration for students who registered online by May 4 deadline

 

June 13, 14, 15

Makeup Days for Wicomico Students and Schools

Wicomico County Public Schools will make up three of the five of the missed school days from the January winter storm by having school on the designated makeup days of June 13, 14 and 15. All three days will be two-hour early dismissal days, and Friday, June 15 will be the last day of the 2017-2018 school year. Please note that June 8, 11 and 12 are now full school days rather than early dismissal days. (Wicomico Schools made up the other two missed days on Feb. 19 and March 29.)

 

Friday, June 15

Deadline for Students to Register for July 14 ACT

Registration is done online; check with school guidance office for more information

 

Friday, June 22

Reports cards mailed for all students

 

Saturday, July 14

ACT Administration for students who registered online by June 15 deadline