SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MARCH 11, 2014:
Snow Hill High School will be operating on a regular schedule today. A small closet fire occurred at the high school around 1:00 a.m. this morning, March 11. The sprinkler system extinguished the fire and the Snow Hill Fire Department, the Fire Marshall, and school and school system administrators responded and were on sight. The Fire Marshall has deemed the building safe for usage. With a few classroom reassignments, Snow Hill High School will be operating on a regular schedule. All school systems in the building are functional.
Worcester Tech Students Need Your Vote!
Students in Worcester Technical High School's Biomedical Science and Pre-Engineering programs could win BIG in Samsung's national "Solve for Tomorrow" competition. Out of 2,300 schools across America, Worcester Tech's project -- a redesign of Atlantic General Hospital's Emergency Department Waiting Room -- has made it to the top 15 in the country, earning $35,000 in technology for the school. A team of students and teachers presented their project in Austin, Texas, and the school will learn if it is a top prize winner on March 17, 2014. The top-5 projects will earn $140,000 each.
One of the top-5 winners will have earned the top-spot through voting. For Worcester Tech to be considered, we will need you to vote. Please vote on the following site: Solve for Tomorrow Project You may only vote one time each day through March 14. Please help and vote!
Board Adopts Post-Labor Day Calendar
The Worcester County Board of Education adopted a 2014-2015 post-Labor Day calendar at their February 18, 2014, open-session meeting. The school year will begin September 2, 2014, and the last day of school is scheduled to be on June 16, 2015. To view and print the approved calendar, click on the link: 2014-2015 School Calendar
Board Modifies Upcoming Spring Break
The Board of Education voted on February 18, 2014, to change the first day of spring break (April 17, 2014) from a full vacation day to a half-day of school. Since half-days are considered full-days for the purpose of satisfying the 180-day requirement, the modification will serve to shorten the already extended school year. The last day of school is temporarily scheduled for Monday, June 16. The Superintendent will likely ask for a one-day waiver based on the Snow Emergency Plan issued on January 29, 2014; however, with winter still upon us, the waiver request will be delayed due to the possibility of additional inclement weather days.
Snow Hill High School Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Board of Education, County Commissioners, the Snow Hill Mayor and Town Council, as well as school and school system leadership and community members, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on February 18, 2014, symbolically marking the onset of construction for the Snow Hill High School Renovation/Addition Project. "A renovated Snow Hill High School will be a landmark for Snow Hill and will generate pride in the community and county," said Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson. "We are deeply grateful to our Board of Education, County Commissioners, and our entire Snow Hill community for their dedication to this project."
The Strategic Direction video for WCPS is now posted on the school system's YouTube account. Click on the YouTube icon below to access it, as well as our other videos.
The Shutterfly account for WCPS is now accessible. Please click on the icon below to access the account and to view and print photographs.
2013 Parent Survey Results
Interested in Parent Survey results? Click on the link: 2013 Parent Survey Results
The following links access news briefings for our schools and school system:
December 2013: School System Launches Shutterfly Account
Shutterfly: WCPS-BOE-Pics; Twitter: WorcesterSchools MD; YouTube: WorcesterCountyPS
Website Last Updated on: 2/19/2014