News You Can Use from Wicomico Schools, Community
News You Can use from Wicomico Schools and Community
Posted on 05/21/2015

Free Summer Math Program Available Online

Ten Marks is once again offering a free online summer math program to battle the summer lag. 

Parents will need to register online using the link:

The program will launch in late May. Additional information can be found at this link:


Registration Open Now for the New Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) This Fall, through the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. YEA! is excited to announce that its local program will be hosted at Salisbury University in the fall of 2015 with and is open to students of Wicomico County Public Schools, The Salisbury School & Salisbury Christian School.

YEA! is a cutting-edge program that takes students ages 11-18 through the process of starting and launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year . By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. Classes will meet weekly November-May for three hours. Applications will be accepted until June 1 from students in grades 6-12. Please visit


While in the Academy, students will brainstorm and form their enterprises, make pitches to real investors, obtain funding, file their DBAs, and by the end, actually launch their own business or social movement! Business mentors, graphic designers, and local entrepreneurs will support the students throughout the process and engage them in a real, professional environment. 

"We are delighted to be the next school district in the nation to adopt the Young Entrepreneurs Academy," said Dr. John Fredericksen, Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools. "This program will enhance business education for our students, and provide a unique, challenging, and fulfilling experience for all participants while helping build our community." 

The YEA! program will be hosted in the BEACON suite at Salisbury University in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business beginning in November. For more information contact Sophia Smecker at 410-749-0144.


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