Board News from April 5 Board of Education Meeting

Third grade students from Denton Elementary School opened the April 5 Board meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superintendent of Schools John Ewald recognized the first two students he shadowed for a day at Ridgely Elementary School and Lockerman Middle School. At right, Mr. Ewald is with RES student Sinncere Robinson. Mr. Ewald is planning to shadow a student for a day at each of the county's schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  At left is Lockerman Middle School student Chyna Slaughter with Superintendent John Ewald. Mr. Ewald shadowed Chyna for the day at LMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Superintendent John Ewald also recognized Caroline County Public School system staff as well as local law enforcement for the way they handled a home barricade situation that ended peacefully at a home in March. The situation affected bus transportation for students at North Caroline High School, Lockerman Middle School and Denton Elementary School. Pictured with Mr. Ewald is NCHS principal Dr. Michael Smith, Denton Police Chief Rodney Cox, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Milton Nagel, Caroline County Sheriff Randy Bounds, Supervisor of Transportation Robert Jester, DES principal Missy Butler and DES assistant principal Courtney Handte and LMS principal Lee Sutton.


BOARD RECOGNITIONS

The Board of Education recognized the Unified Sports athletes and their partners for success during recent athletic contest. CRHS students recognized were: Noah Bliss, Zachery Elsey, Adriel Wilson, Robert Ayala, Gregory Bee, Madison Bee, Calvin Tilghman and Zachary Bee. NCHS students recognized were: Abigail Gibbons, Elijah Bradford, Dashawn Holbrook Zyon James, Preston Ruggerio, Todd Pulleyn, Matthew Griffith, Devin Torres, Kaitlyn Crews, Katie DesPasquale, John Forest Geisel, Emma Murray, Rebecca Gibbons, Hailey Benton, Brianna Stafford, Nyshon Hadrick, Edward Lynch and Nicholas Schlesner. The NCHS team was also honored for winning a silver medal.

   Preston Elementary student Emily Burke was recognized by the board for representing Caroline County during the Maryland Day festivities in St. Mary's City. Burke is pictured with Board Vice President Walter Palmer III and Superintendent John Ewald.

 

 

 

 

Colonel Richardson Middle School students were recognized for being named to the All Shore Band. Pictured with Superintendent John Ewald and Board Vice President Walter Palmer III is Todd Nichols, Alanna Dahlman-Morris, Kersene Austinville, Pearl Uva, CRMS Principal Lynn Willey and CRMS music teacher Orren Vigo.

 

  Colonel Richardson Middle School students were recognized for being named to the All Shore Chorus. Pictured with Superintendent John Ewald and Board Vice President Walter Palmer III is Kersene Austinville, Rorie Garland, Kayla Holmes, music teacher Alyson Trout and CRMS Principal Lynn Willey.

 

 

Lockerman Middle School students were recognized for being named to the All Shore Band. Pictured with Superintendent John Ewald and Board Vice President Walter Palmer III is Sean Busick, Zach Higgs, Ashlyn Kane, Brett Schreyer, Hailey Kaub and LMS Principal Lee Sutton.

 

 

  Lockerman Middle School students were recognized for being named to the All Shore Chorus. Pictured with Superintendent John Ewald and Board Vice President Walter Palmer III are students: Maris Mengel, Abbye Daubach, Chyna Slaughter and Sarah-Michelle Critchfield. Also pictured is LMS principal Lee Sutton and music teacher Leroy Potter.

 

 

Colonel Richardson High School students were recognized for being named to the All Shore Band. In front are Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, Emma Hacker, Zoey Hacker, Kalyn Hopkins, CRHS principal Christal Harkowa, band director Thomas Cheezum II and Superintendent John Ewald. In back is Nicholas Lewis, Tyler Smith and Thomas Cheezum III. Not pictured is Carmen Clendaniel.

 

Colonel Richardson High School student Cameron McMahon was recognized for being named to the All Shore Chorus. Pictured with McMahon is Superintendent John Ewald, Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, CRHS principal Christal Harkowa and chorus director Thomas Cheezum II.

 

 

 

 

Students from Colonel Richardson High School and Colonel Richardson Middle School were named to the All Shore Orchestra. Pictured in front is Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, Aireal Vickers, Brooke Planner, CRHS principal Christal Harkowa, Kayla Holmes, Rorie Garland, CRHS orchestra director Thomas Cheezum II and Superintendent John Ewald. In back is Emma Hacker and Sara Boschi.

 

 

North Caroline High School students were recognized for being named to the All Shore Band. Pictured are: Arden Miller, Erynn MacFarland, Briana Nichols, Mikaela Walton, Julianna Wedding and Superintendent John Ewald. In back are Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, Hunter Geisel, NCHS principal Michael Smith and band director Wayne Martin.

 

 

North Caroline High School student Jade Pearl was named to the All Shore Chorus. Pictured are Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, chorus director Martha Mancuso, Pearl, NCHS principal Michael Smith and Superintendent John Ewald.

 

 

 

 

 

  North Caroline High School students were recognized for placing at the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference. Pictured are Superintendent John Ewald, Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, Connor McCormick, Jasmonet Fletcher, Kelsea George, Yasmeen Johnson and NCHS principal Michael Smith. Not pictured are: Sienna Wroten, Ashley Wall, Emma Beaven, Hunter Joseph, Priya Patel, Katie DePasquale, Ben Beaven, Owen Joseph, Jessica Bowdle, Isis Broussard, WIll Fox, Calvin Huber, Caitlyn Creasy, Caitlyn McCormick, Aubrey McFayden, Rae Witter, Maya Brannon, Retu Dominic, Cosette Schulties, Juddy Reyes and Sumaiya Johnson.

Lockerman Middle School student Ivy Buda was recognized for receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award Recognition. Pictured with Buda is Superintendent John Ewald, Board Vice President Walter Palmer III and LMS principal Lee Sutton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Denton Elementary School teacher Debbie White was recognized for being named WCEI 96.7 Radio Mid-Shore Teacher of the Month. White was nominated by student Jackson Bramble. Pictured is Superintendent John Ewald, Board Vice President Walter Palmer III, White, Bramble, DES principal Missy Butler and DES assistant principal Courtney Handte.

 

 

 


PUBLIC COMMENT

Danny Lockhart, an NCHS graduate, talked to the Board of Education about his upcoming Danny's Walk. A fundraiser to raise money for the Make A Wish foundation. Lockhart is trying to raise $7,500 for a child's wish. He invited the board members to participate in the dunking booth. The event will be held May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Sutton Park in Ridgely.

REPORTS

The Board heard reports on the following:

  • Enrollment projection from Suzanne Jones, MIS System Coordinator.
  • Legislative Update
  • Finance Report

ACTION ITEMS

The Board approved the following items:

  • Hord Coplan Macht as the architectural services firm for the Greensboro Elementary School feasibility study and the development of the educational specifications.
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the board and the administrators and supervisors association.
  • Amending the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The last day of school for students will be a half day on June 9, 2016 and the last work day for teachers will be June 10, 2016.
  • Personnel items.

DISCUSSION

The board held a second reading and discussion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Policy III.34.120.