Board News from March 2017 Board of Education Meeting

  Members of the Ridgely Elementary School 5th Grade Orchestra opened the March 7, 2017 Board of Education meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.






Carson Phipps, a 7th grader at Lockerman Middle School, was recognized for winning the schools National Geography Bee. He is pictured with Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Saelens, LMS Assistant Principal Dr. Yolanda Holloway and Board of Education President James Newcomb Jr.




    Lockerman Middle School's the Le'Guardians Lego League Team members were recognized for placing 3rd in the Robot Game at the Regional Lego League competition in December. The team is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students.



The Lockerman Middle School Lego League Team, the Lego Legends, won the regional competition by having the highest score overall. They went on to the state championship in February and received a 2nd place trophy in Gracious Professionalism (a combination of teamwork and sportsmanship). The team is composed of 7th graders. Team members from both teams are: Liam Welch, Mason Voorhees, Joseph Hinson, Nicholas Anderson, Joshua McClyment, Sean Kimble, Adam Harper, Zephan Gourley, Daniel Bildstein, Benjamin Kreiner, Sarah Wilt, Dipam Patel, Carlos Olvera, Eliezer Nieves, Ryan Morley, Jeremy Laity and Marques Beebe.

  Colonel Richardson Middle School sent two teams (the Creative Colonels and the Crazy Cougars) to the First Lego League Regionals in Salisbury. The Creative Colonels earned a second place award in the Research category and the Crazy Cougars earned a first place trophy in Core Values. The Crazy Cougars also competed in the Maryland State First Lego League Championships. Colonel's team members are: Owen Mank, Emilee Lawton, Amirah Stock, Jacob Wright, Gavin Jones, David Huijara, Austin Duke-Walls, Megan Weishaupt, Pearl Uva, William Turner, Matthew Lunar, Cameron Waters, Dylan Sedgwick, Joseph Parmer, Olivia Lane, Griffin Clough, Austin Carmean and Jordan Acree.

Colonel Richardson High School senior Morgan Willoughby was recognized for receiving the WBOC Mountaire Farms Scholar Athlete of the Month Award for March. Each month this award recognizes a male or female athlete in his/her senior year from one Delmarva High School, who carries a "B" average or higher and participates in at least two varsity school sponsored sports in the calendar year. Nominees also need to be recognized by their coaches for outstanding sportsmanship and perform with superior ability in athletic competition. Willoughby is pictured with Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Saelens and Board President James Newcomb Jr.


Two Colonel Richardson High School students and two North Caroline High School students were recognized for receiving the J.C. Gibson Memorial Book Scholarship Award at a recent Chesapeake College luncheon sponsored by the Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee. Each year the committee encourages high schools from the area to nominate high school seniors to be honored for their service to their school and communities. The J.C. Gibson book scholarship provides awards up to $200 to high school seniors who will be attending Cheapeake College. Pictured is Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Saelens;  Mariah Sorrell, North Caroline High School; Erick Joseph, Colonel Richardson High School; Cloderson Charles, Colonel Richardson High School; Aarion Fisher, North Caroline High School and Board President James Newcomb Jr.


Danny Lockhart and Ridgely town commissioner John Buckle came before the Board of Education to promote the sixth annual Danny's Walk. The walk will be held Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Sutton Park in Ridgely. Money raised from the walk will go towards the Horizon Day Camp. The Day camp provides free summer day camp and year-round programming for local children within Maryland who are dealing with childhood cancer.


The Board of Education heard reports on the following items:

  • 6th Grade NorthBay Environmental Trip Presentation from Colonel Richardson Middle School and Lockerman Middle School.
  • African American History Month School Events/Activities
  • Caroline County Recreation and Parks Update
  • Legislative Update


The Board approved the following on consent agenda:

  • Textbook series for High School Biology: SEPUP (2016) Science and Global Issues: Biology, 2nd Edition.


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