Board News from May 2016 Board of Education Meeting

Federalsburg Elementary School kindergarteners led the Pledge of Allegiance at the May Board of Education meeting.










The Board of Education recognized the following students:

  • 1st Time Scholars – Haley Peterson, Lockerman; Jullian Stutzman, Greensboro Recognized Scholars – Jeanette Banko, Colonel Richardson High; Ivy Buda and Corinne Webb, Lockerman Middle; Hunter Geisel, Rebecca Gibbons,Connor McCormick and Paul Sutton, North Caroline High

  • 2016 Maryland General Assembly Student Page: Sumaiya Johnson, North Caroline High

  • Student Representatives to the Board: Kaitlyn Wilson, Colonel Richardson High (served two years 2014-2016) and Peter North-Hoy, North Caroline High (served one year 2015-2016)

At right is Poetry Aloud Contest Winner:Kaitlyn Wilson, Colonel Richardson High with Board President James Newcomb Jr. and Superintendent of Schools John Ewald.







  Character Counts Laws of Life Essay Contest Winners with Superintendent John Ewald and Board President James Newcomb Jr. are:  Jamie Lynn Hetrick, Caroline Career & Technology Center; John Forrest Geisel, North Caroline High; Tiana Dobson, Colonel Richardson Middle; and Mallory Short, Lockerman Middle. Not pictured is Reagan Skylar Tull, Colonel Richardson High.






FBLA Winners Sumaiya Johnson, Cosette Schulties, Retu Domnic and Juddy Reyes are pictured with Board President James Newcomb Jr. and Superintendent of Schools John Ewald. Not pictured are: Sienna Wroten, Ashley Wall, Robert Jacobs, Alyssa George, Jasmonet Fletcher, Will Fox, Calvin Huber, Katie DePasquale, Hunter Joseph, Connor McCormick, Yasmeen Johnson, Isis Broussard, Jessica Bowdle, Priya Patel, Aubrey McFayden, Caitlyn McCormick, Caitlyn Creasy, Rae Witter,  and Maya Brannon. Retu Domnic was also recognized for campaigning and winning the election for Regional Vice President of the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America.


WCEI 96.7 Radio Mid-Shore Teacher of the Month: Billie Mitchell, Ridgely Elementary; 3rd grade. Nominated by: Zachary Shirkey. They are pictured with Ridgely assistant principal Antonio Angeloni, Ridgely principal Roger Banko and Board President James Newcomb Jr. and Superintendent of Schools John Ewald.





Kristen Robinson, a Greensboro Elementary School parent, was named a semifinalist for the 2016 Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award.







Two Caroline Career and Technology Center students were recognized for winning a Gold Medal at the SkillsUSA state competition for best team web design. Shelby Sherbert and Jacob Karnes will travel to Kentucky this summer to compete at the national SkillsUSA championship. Anyone wishing to donate to the cost of the trip can make checks payable to Caroline Career and Technology Center at mail to the school at: 10855 Central Avenue, Ridgely MD 21660



The Board heard a presentation on an elementary scheduling proposal for Denton Elementary School by Denton principal Missy Butler and Assistant  Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Patricia Saelens.


The Board approved the following action items:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Policy
  • Food Services and Meal Price Increase - an increase of $0.10 for student lunch at the elementary and secondary schools. The new prices will take effect in the 2016-2017 school year. The new price for elementary lunch will be $2.25 and secondary will be $2.50.
  • Employee Voluntary Benefits
  • End of year fiscal purchases
  • Personnel items
  • Overnight field trip for the NCHS Educators Rising group