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Latest Roundup of Highlighted Events and Activities in Wicomico Schools

Wednesday, March 13

ACE Mentor Program Presentations & Awards

James M. Bennett High Cafeteria

The 10th annual ACE Mentor Chapter Presentations and Awards Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in the James M. Bennett High Cafeteria. High school students participating in the ACE (Architecture – Construction – Engineering) Mentor Program will present their word, followed by awards and refreshments.

 

Thursday, March 14

“Pi Day” Pie Fundraiser for Spencer Wiersberg

Fruitland Primary

Fruitland Primary School will hold a special pie-in-the-face fundraiser at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14 to support Spencer Wiersberg in his battle against cancer, on Pi Day. The annual Pi Day focuses on math, and Fruitland Primary is using the day to try to add up donations to support Spencer in his fight. Spencer is a Fruitland City Police officer and 2014 graduate of James M. Bennett High, and his mother serves Fruitland Primary as the science professional development coach. School staff will be wearing “Wiersberg’s Warriors” shirts they have purchased. Students who brought in a $2 donation will get to line up to put a whipped cream pie in the face of one of about 10 volunteers from Fruitland Police, the Sheriff’s office and the school. In just one day, more than $350 in donations came in from Fruitland Primary students and families, and more is expected before the pie event begins.

 

Thursday, March 14

Wicomico High School 2nd annual Talent Show

Wicomico High

Wicomico High School will be hosting its 2nd annual Talent Show at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Wicomico High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets $3, can be purchased at the door. 410-677-5146

 

Friday, March 15

Professional Day

Schools Closed for Students, Open for Teachers

Wicomico Schools will be closed for students but open for teachers on Friday, March 15, which is a professional development day. In the morning, elementary teachers will be involved in specific training sessions, while secondary teachers will be involved in professional development in their content areas. During the afternoon teachers will be involved in professional development activities in the individual school buildings.

 

Saturday, March 16

Big Bucks Bingo for Wicomico High School Class of 2019

Salisbury Moose Lodge

Come out for Big Bucks Bingo on Saturday, March 16 for a chance to win big while helping raise money for the Wicomico High School Class of 2019. This event will take place at the Salisbury Moose Lodge, doors open 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. Must be 18 to play or purchase a ticket. For more information, please see the flyer on the eBulletinBoard page, https://www.wcboe.org/domain/160, or contact Erin Crissman at ecrissma@wcboe.org or 410-960-5674..

 

Tuesday, March 19

Fundraiser for James M. Bennett High Class of 2020

Chipotle South

Eat at Chipotle South (1016A S. Salisbury Blvd.) from 5-9 p.m. to support the James M. Bennett High Class of 2020. Just tell the cashier you’re there on behalf of JMB Class of 2020, and 33% of your purchase that evening will go to the cause. Valid only for purchases made at the restaurant, not for online orders.

 

Tuesday, March 19

College Fair & Summer Engagement Expo 

At James M. Bennett High School

Parents and students of all grade levels can plan to attend the College Fair & Summer Engagement Expo on Tuesday, March 19 for an evening of summer learning opportunities and college planning. Both events will take place at James M. Bennett High School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19. The Summer Engagement Expo will be in the cafeteria, while the College Fair will be in the main hallway. For more information, please contact Beth Sheller, msheller@wcboe.org or 410-677-4453.

Summer Engagement Expo: This district-wide ‘walk-in/walk-around’ Summer Engagement Expo is designed to provide resources to families for continuing their children’s social and academic success during the summer; many summer programs and camps will be represented and will provide flyers.

College Fair: More than 30 colleges and universities will have representatives at our College Fair, so it’s the perfect place for students from middle and high school to explore college options. Find out about the college application process, identify colleges that you may be interested in applying to, learn what qualifications colleges expect their students to have in order to be admitted, and more. 

 

March 19 and 20

InView Cognitive Abilities Test

Registered 2nd-Grade Non-Public Students

The InView Cognitive Abilities Test will be administered March 19 and 20 for any remaining 2nd-Grade non-public students who would like their child considered for the Magnet Program and/or Gifted and Talented program in Wicomico County Public Schools for the next school year. This testing will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on both days in the Wicomico Schools Central Office at 2424 Northgate Drive, Suite 100, Salisbury. Parents and guardians of 2nd-Grade students must register their student in advance to take the two-day Inview Cognitive Abilities Test on these dates. Students must be registered by March 14 in order to take the InView. To register, please contact Ms. LaShaunda Smith at 410-677-4533 by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14. For questions, please call Mrs. Ruby Brown at 410-677-4519.

InView assesses cognitive abilities including verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning. The results of the assessment will be utilized to help determine each student’s appropriate academic placement, including eligibility to participate in the Magnet Program, an accelerated and enhanced learning program for students in grades 3 through 5, and the Gifted and Talented (TAD – Thinking and Doing) program.  The InView opportunity was also provided to the community in December, on the same days that all WCPS 2nd-grade students took the assessment.

 

Wednesday, March 20

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 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in the Wicomico County Public Schools building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury.  Open Door Sessions throughout the 2018-2019 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. April 17 and May 15. 410-677-4495

 

Wednesday, March 20

County Executive’s Public Hearing on Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budgets

Flanders Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver invites all Wicomico residents to participate in a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget, Capital Improvement Budget, Governmental and Enterprise Funds Budgets, and the appropriation of all expenditures for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30,2020. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in the Flanders Room of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The public is encouraged to present comments and questions. County Executive Culver and his staff will consider the input received when creating the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget. Final decisions will be based on prioritization of need and available funding sources.

 

Saturday, March 23

Wicomico Schools Teacher Recruitment Fair

James M. Bennett High

The Wicomico County Public Schools Teacher Recruitment Fair is set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23 at James M. Bennett High School. Wicomico County Public Schools is looking for people who want to make a difference in the lives of our students. We offer competitive starting salaries, excellent new teacher support, and technology and instructional resources. Some candidates will interview and receive job offers on the spot! Our highest need areas are Mathematics, Science, World Languages and Special Education, but we anticipate openings in all content areas for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, contact Patty Adkins at padkins@wcboe.org or 410-677-5250.

 

Thursday, March 28

Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet

The Fountains, Salisbury University

The 25 semifinalists in the running for the honor of 2019-2020 Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be celebrated at the Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet on Thursday, March 28 at The Fountains in Salisbury. The new Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be announced that night. Close to 300 outstanding educators, including past teachers of the year and current nominees for Wicomico Teacher of the Year, will attend. After a gathering time at 6 p.m., the program and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include the announcement of the 2019 Friend of Education, winner of the new Rising Star Award for second-year teachers, performances by Wicomico students, the farewell address of 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Lisa Nicholson of Parkside High, and the announcement of the new Teacher of the Year by about 9 p.m.

 

Friday, March 29

Celebration of new 2019-2020 Wicomico Teacher of the Year

At the Teacher of the Year’s School, Location and Details TBD

 

Saturday, March 30

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, March 30 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. Some of the more popular screenings offered at no cost are DermaScan Skin Exams, Bone Density, Blood Pressure, Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Stroke and Spine Awareness, Foot Screenings, Aorta and Lower Leg Circulation Screenings.

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. Additionally, following a paper screening, the PRMC Lab team will also be collecting blood samples for the National Kidney Foundation for Creatinine and Random Glucose. Fasting is not required for either test.

New to HealthFest in 2019 is the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Opioid Coalition. The Coalition will be inside the Bennett gymnasium with numerous vendors featuring educational and resource information about addiction, as well as informative presentations.

At various times throughout the morning, participants may enjoy a senior exercise demonstration, cheerleading and majorette performances and dance demonstrations including Indian Classical Dance. Dr. Chris Snyder will answer general medical questions at the “Ask the Doctor” booth, and PRMC pharmacists will be available for medication and medicine reconciliation questions. HealthFest will also offer a health corner for kids, therapy dog demonstrations, a free photo booth, bounce house rock climbing wall and much more! Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with more than 50 exhibitors who are also 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, March 30

School Readiness Fair

At Prince Street Elementary

Parents and guardians of children ages birth to 6 should start planning now to attend the School Readiness Fair on Saturday, March 30 at Prince Street Elementary School. This event will be packed with fun, food and information to support children’s readiness for starting school.

The School Readiness Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30. Allen Memorial Baptist Church, a wonderful faith-based partner that supports Wicomico students, will provide bouncy houses, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, freshly popped popcorn and snow cones made to order. The food will be free for School Readiness Fair attendees. So that we’ll know how many people to plan for on that day, please RSVP now to toward@wcboe.org, or call 410-677-4563.

The fair will have vendors with information and resources for school readiness, including free resources like the Ready Rosie videos. There will be workshops for parents and guardians, with free babysitting available for those wishing to attend a workshop while their child enjoys other activities. (A schedule of workshops will be posted closer to the event.) The day will include free resources, door prizes and giveaways. Families will also be able to pick up information to get ready for the April 15—18 Registration Fair for Kindergarten and Prekindergarten.

 

Wednesday, April 3

Birth to Five Playgroup: Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport

The April Birth to Five Playgroup event for Wicomico County children ages birth to 5 will feature the Trooper 4 helicopter at the Salisbury-Wicomico County Regional Airport on Wednesday, April 3. Playgroups take place on the first Wednesday of the month, at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. The schedule of 2019 playgroups includes community helpers at Salisbury Fire Department Station 16 (May 1), and Salisbury Zoo (June 5). 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, April 4

End of 3rd Marking Term; Report Cards Distributed April 10

 

Friday, April 5

Professional Day

Schools Closed for Students, Open for Teachers

 

Friday, April 5

Deadline to Register for May 4 Administration of SAT

Registration is done online, see school counselor with questions

 

Saturday, April 6

STEM Saturday

Parkside High School

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Saturday classes have been offered throughout the 2018-2019 school year for students in grades 4/5 and 6/7/8. The final STEM Saturday for this school year will be held 10 a.m.-noon April 6 at Parkside High School, with students in grades 4-5 exploring “Plant the Planet: Techniques for Growing Plants from Seed” and middle school students engaging in “Junk Yard Robotics: Creating Robots from Trash Can Throwaways.” 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, please visit https://md50000151.schoolwires.net/Page/610. Contact Gretchen Boggs at 410-677-4504 or gboggs@wcboe.org for more information.

 

Tuesday, April 9 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 9 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 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, April 10

Report Cards Distributed for 3rd Marking Term

 

Friday, April 12

3rd annual Wicomico Schools Race for Wellness & Literacy

Pemberton Historical Park

Registration is now open to employees of Wicomico County Public Schools and their families and community members for the 3rd annual Wicomico Schools Race for Wellness & Literacy, to be held at Pemberton Historical Park on Friday, April 12. Registration is free. Everyone is invited to bring a book to donate to support children’s literacy. There will be a timed 5K run/walk with prizes in different age groups as well as a 1-mile fun run/walk. Registration and activities open at 4 p.m., opening ceremony at 5:15 p.m., and race start at 5:30 p.m. Please register now and join us! Register online at http://tiny.cc/wcps5k2019.

 

Saturday, April 13

Administration of ACT for students who registered by March 8

 

April 15-18

Registration Fair for Kindergarten and Prekindergarten for 2019-2020 School Year

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

The annual Kindergarten and Prekindergarten Registration Fair for Wicomico County Public Schools will take place April 15-18 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register children for the 2019-2020 school year as early as possible, so that families and schools can begin to plan and prepare. Forms to print and fill out for registration will be available closer to the dates of the Registration Fair, and will also be available there.

The Registration Fair schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Charles H. Chipman Elementary, Delmar Elementary, Northwestern Elementary

Tuesday, April 16, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Beaver Run Elementary, Pemberton Elementary

Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Pinehurst Elementary, Prince Street Elementary, West Salisbury Elementary

Thursday, April 18, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Fruitland Primary, Westside Primary, Willards 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 2019-2020 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; they are already students of Wicomico County Public Schools.)

For enrollment questions, please contact Lauren Monroe at lmonroe@wcboe.org or 410-677-4572.

 

Wednesday, April 17

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 17 in the Wicomico County Public Schools building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury.  Open Door Sessions throughout the 2018-2019 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. Another Open Door Session is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. May 15. 410-677-4495

 

Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

Spring Holiday Break: Schools and Central Office Closed

Schools will dismiss at the regular time on Thursday, April 18. Wicomico schools and Central Office will be closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 for the spring holiday break, and will reopen at the regular time on Tuesday, April 23.

 

April 26-28

Mamma Mia!, the All-County Musical

Wicomico High School Auditorium

The 2019 all-county musical, “Mamma Mia!, will be presented in the Wicomico High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The show is directed by Ken Johnson, and involves students from the Visual and Performing Arts Program in theatre production as well as other students from the four high schools. Tickets $8 (children 5 and under free). To reserve tickets please call 410-430-8318.

 

Saturday, April 27

Prom for Mardela High

Grand March: 6 p.m., Mardela Middle and High gym and cafeteria

Prom: 8-11 p.m.,Southern Belle Barn, Delmar

Theme: Great Gatsby

 

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

Wicomico County Public Schools and Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night

James M. Bennett Auditorium

A Wicomico County Public Schools and Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night for outstanding students, staff, programs, schools and partners of Wicomico Schools will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium in Salisbury. Honorees will receive invitations to the awards night. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Friday, May 3

Deadline to Register for June 1 Administration of SAT, June 8 Administration of ACT

Registration is done online, see school counselor with questions

 

Saturday, May 4

Administration of SAT for students who registered by April 5

 

Saturday, May 4

Prom for James M. Bennett High

Grand March: 5:30-7:30 p.m., JMB gym

Prom: 8-10 p.m., The Fountains, Salisbury

Theme: Great Gatsby

 

May 6-17

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

Schedule for testing will be distributed in each school

Wicomico students who are registered 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 6-17. The schedule is posted in Naviance, athttps://www.wcboe.org/domain/2238, and listed below. Please note that in addition to the testing schedule provided below, Mardela High School students will 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 6:

8 a.m. U.S. Government and Politics, Midway Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

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

Tuesday, May 7:

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

12 p.m. Physics 1: Algebra-based, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

Wednesday, May 8:

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

12 p.m. French, tests will be at each school, see school counselor

Thursday, May 9:

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

12:30 p.m. Psychology, Midway Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Friday, May 10:

8 a.m. U.S. History, Midway Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

12:15 p.m. Computer Science Principles, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

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

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

Monday, May 13:

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

12:30 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 14:

8 a.m., Calculus AB and Calculus BC, Midway Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Wednesday, May 15:

8 a.m. English Language and Composition, Midway Room, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Thursday, May 16:

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

12:15 p.m. Statistics, Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road

Friday, May 17:

Music Theory, at Parkside High, see school counselor

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

Latin, at James M. Bennett High, see school counselor

 

Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m.  

Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education

Board of Education Auditorium

The May meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 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 7 p.m. 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, May 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, May 15 in the Wicomico County Public Schools building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury.  Open Door Sessions throughout the 2018-2019 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

 

Saturday, May 18

Prom for Parkside High

Grand March: 7 p.m., Normandy Arena, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Prom: 8-11 p.m., Dove Pointe, Salisbury

Theme: Crystal Gala

 

Saturday, May 18

Prom for Wicomico High

Grand March: 7 p.m., Wicomico High School Auditorium

Prom: 8-11 p.m., Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

Theme: City of Stars

 

May 22-24

Last Days for Seniors

The official last day for seniors is Friday, May 24.  Senior exams start on Thursday, May 23 for periods 5-7, with exams on Friday, May 24 for periods 1-4. Make-up exams are scheduled by the school and would typically take place on Tuesday, May 28. Wednesday, May 22 is the last full day of classes for seniors.

 

Friday, May 24

Car & Motorcycle Show to Benefit Wicomico Middle School Band

At Parkway Church of God

Please come out to a Car & Motorcycle Show on Friday, May 24 to support the Wicomico Middle School Band. The event will take place at Parkway Church of God, across the street from Wicomico Middle. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. for participating cars and motorcycles, $10 registration fee. There will be dash plaques for the first 75 vehicles. Awards will be given out at 7 p.m. for top 20 cars, Director’s Award, and Band Choice. For more information please contact Buck Burton at burtons31981@comcast.net, 410-860-8476 or 410-251-1121.

 

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Observed

Schools and Central Office Closed

 

Thursday, May 30

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

Prince Street Elementary

 

Friday, May 31

Commencement for Wicomico High School, 7 p.m.

Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

(Mandatory Wicomico High practice at Civic Center 9 a.m. Thursday, May 30.)

 

Saturday, June 1

Administration of SAT for students who registered by May 3

 

Saturday, June 1

Commencement Ceremonies, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

10 a.m., James M. Bennett High

(Mandatory JMB practice at Civic Center 12 p.m. Thursday, May 30.)

2:30 p.m., Mardela High

(Mandatory Mardela practice at Civic Center 9 a.m. Friday, May 31.)

7 p.m., Parkside High

(Mandatory Parkside practice at Civic Center 12 p.m. Friday, May 31.)

 

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

Wicomico County Public Schools and Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night

James M. Bennett Auditorium

A Wicomico County Public Schools and Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night for outstanding students, staff, programs, schools and partners of Wicomico Schools will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium in Salisbury. Honorees will receive invitations to the awards night. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Saturday, June 8

Administration of SAT for students who registered by May 3

 

Tuesday, June 11

Last Day of School for Delmar Elementary Students, Due to Renovation Project

Due to the ongoing renovation project at Delmar Elementary School, the last day of school for Delmar Elementary students is scheduled to be Tuesday, June 11, which is also the last day for students of Delmar Middle and High. (This last day is subject to change if weather causes a change to the last day for Delmar Middle and High.)

 

Tuesday, June 11 at 12:30 p.m.  

Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education

Board of Education Auditorium

The June meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 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 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

 

End of 2018-2019 School Year: Last Day is Now Friday, June 14 Due to Makeup Days

 

June 12, 13, 14

Early Dismissal Days

Wicomico Schools will dismiss two hours early on June 12, 13 and 14. (June 10 and 11 are full instructional days). Due to Wicomico County Public Schools being closed for inclement weather conditions on Jan. 14 and Feb. 20, Wicomico students will now be in school on two of the designated makeup days in this school year’s calendar, Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.

 

Friday, June 14

Last Day of School

Friday, June 14 will be the last day of the school year for students, instructional assistants and nurses. (The school year was originally approved to end on Wednesday, June 12, but due to Wicomico County Public Schools being closed for inclement weather conditions on Jan. 14 and Feb. 20, Wicomico students will now be in school on two of the designated makeup days in this school year’s calendar, Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.)

 

Friday, June 14

Deadline to Register for July 13 Administration of ACT

Registration is done online, see school counselor with questions

 

Monday, June 17

Last Day of School Year for Tecahers

 

Thursday, June 20

Final Report Cards Mailed

 

Saturday, July 13

Administration of SAT for students who registered by June 14

 

 

More Opportunities to Support Our Students and Schools

 

Vintage Yearbooks Available

James M. Bennett High

James M. Bennett High is offering “vintage” yearbooks for many of the years from 1991 through 2017. Please contact the school at 410-677-5141, or email Deb Sebach at dsebach@wcboe.org. Prices and available years are below.

 $10: 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996- 2004, 2006

 $20: 2007-2009

 $40: 2010, 2011

 $60: 2012-2014

 $70: 2015-2017

 

Panera Bagel Strips to Support FIRST LEGO League

Support the FIRST LEGO League teams of Wicomico County Public Schools by purchasing $10 Panera Strips. Each strip has six coupons good for a total of 18 bagels. Contact Gretchen Boggs at gboggs@wcboe.org, 410-677-4504, or x65449.

 

Discount Cards Available, with discounts at local businesses:

Westside Schools PTA, $10. Your purchase of a card will help fund the many PTA activities on behalf of students of Westside Primary and Westside Intermediate. Check with either school in person or on Facebook, or with Westside Schools PTA on Facebook. Email inquiries: stacey.m.harr@gmail.com

Mardela Middle and High Class of 2021 Discount Cards, $10. Valid through August 2019. Get one from a member of the Class of 2021, or contact ravens20@rocketmail.com.

James M. Bennett High Band Cards, $10. Your purchase of a card will help the JMB Clippers Marching Band with the expenses of the 2018-2019 competition and parade season. Check with any band member or band booster, or contact fundraising chairperson Sheila Loar at 410-603-8988 or mdloars@comcast.net.

Parkside High Band Cards, $5. Your purchase of a card will help the Parkside Marching Rams with the expenses of the 2018-2019 competition and parade season. Check with any band member or Parkside Band Booster, or stop in Parkside’s main office to purchase a card. 410-677-5161

Wicomico High Band Cards, $5. Your purchase of a card will help the Wicomico High Marching Band with the expenses of the 2018-2019 competition and parade season. Check with any band member or band booster, or email wihibandboosters@gmail.com.

 

Approved Flyers on the eBulletinBoard: To view all approved flyers for the school system and community, and to request posting of flyers and banners: https://www.wcboe.org/domain/160