Stephen Decatur Middle School

"Empowering Students Through Academic Excellence"

Principal Message:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing time with family and friends these past two weeks. Our staff enjoyed a well deserved winter break. We are off and running as we begin a new decade. I want to take a moment and recognize our Marching Bulldogs who participated in two local parades in December. The students are so talented and made us very proud as they represented Stephen Decatur Middle School. Our Winter Band Concert was outstanding. The many musicians provided family and friends with an evening that truly showcased their hard work and skill.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank the many parents and grandparents that visited during American Education Week in November. Your continued support and involvement is essential to our continued success. In case you have not heard, Stephen Decatur Middle School has recently been named a 5 Star School. This top rating is from the Maryland State Department of Education's Maryland Report Card. SDMS is one of two schools in Worcester County that attained that outstanding rating. We are so proud! In fact, Worcester County is the only school system in the entire state that has all of it's qualifying schools rated either a 4 or 5 star school. Our students and staff are simply the best! You may read more about the details of each school's ratings on our county's website - www.

As we begin 2020 with, no doubt, many new year resolutions, the staff at SDMS resolves to continue to do what is best for our children every day.

Happy New Year,

Lynne Barton

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