Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | March 18, 2022 | #28

Upcoming Dates

March 25: Early Dismissal, End of Quarter/ PM Teacher Grading

March 31: Webinar-What Parents Need to Know About Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Youth and Young Adults

April 11-15: Spring Break

April 20: Board of Education Meeting

Superintendent's Update 3-18-22
3-18-22 Actualización



click to view the live-stream recording, the Meeting Agenda and all related documents.

WMES Students Present at Board Work Session

White Marsh Elementary Student Government Officers Ella Kennedy (President), Reagan Miller (Vice President) and Aashrith Govindu (Secretary), gave a terrific presentation during the Board of Education Meeting Work Session about the projects they are leading for their school community. They were joined by their Principal, Ms. Kim Seidel and their School Counselor Mrs. Tammy Nies. They did such a great job!
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Sodexo's FUTURE CHEF Competition!

Sodexo's Future Chef Competition-Talbot County Public Schools

Our students are so talented! TCPS elementary students demonstrated their culinary skills in Sodexo’s 2022 Future Chef Culinary Competition. Five young chefs competed in the district finals, preparing their outstanding dishes for the judges.

1st Place - Ava Stockhausen, SMES 4th grade - Sunshine Smoothie Bowls

2nd Place - Micah George, EES 5th grade - Back to the Future Mini Pizzas

3rd Place - Juliette Morris, WMES 4th Grade - Pumpkin Pasties

4th Place - Kennedy Smith, TES 3rd Grade - Remy's Ratatouille

5th Place - Stefany Mendiola Ponce – CDES 3rd Grade - Cowboy Caviar

EHS It's Academic Team Wins the Eastern Shore Academic Invitational Tournament!

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Easton High School It's Academic team WINS the Eastern Shore Academic Invitational finishing the day undefeated! Many congratulations to Desmond, Calvin, Sy, Colin, Vee, Harrison, and Bechorah! You make the Warriors and TCPS proud!

TCPS Students Recognized in Art Academy Show

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Seated from Left : Fiona Cooper, Carleigh Roe, and Mars Ritsvey

The Academy Art Museum held is annual student art showcase. Tcps had three of the 9 winners: Mars Ristvey and Carleigh Roe each won first place, and Fiona Cooper won 3rd place. Trysten Lee received an honorable mention for his work. We are very proud of the effort they these artists have poured into their pieces, and the incredible guidance that their art teachers have given throughout the year, as well.


The Talbot County Board of Education is moving forward in the search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The Board conducted a Stakeholder Input Survey for staff, students, families, and the general public to provide input to develop candidate characteristics. The information received from the survey was used to develop advertising, candidate characteristics, and interview questions.

The Board of Education is now seeking applicants for the position of Superintendent of Talbot County Public Schools. Application information may be found on the MABE website at http://www.mabe.org/services/current-maryland-vacancies/

The Board has also developed the following timeline:

February 21, 2022 – Application materials will be made available
March 28, 2022 – Application deadline for first consideration
April – May 2022 – Interviews will be conducted
Spring 2022 – The Board will approve the Superintendent contract at a regularly
scheduled board meeting
• July 1, 2022 – The Superintendent begins

Any questions regarding the application or search process should be directed to William Middleton, search consultant at MABE at 410-841-5414, or at wmiddleton@mabe.org.

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What Parents Need to Know about Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Youth and Young Adults

Please join us in attending a webinar on prescription stimulant misuse among youth and young adults. Registration is required. Q&A will be at the end.

Topics covered:
~ stimulants vs prescription stimulants
~ diversions
~ health effects
~target populations & risk factors
~ tips and action steps for parents


TCPS is Looking For Substitute Teachers!

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Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28


Non degree - $16/hr

AA degree - $18/hr

BA degree - $20/hr

Certified teacher - $25/hr


Work 3 days in one week - $100

Work 4 days in one week - $150

Work 5 days in one week - $200


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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health programs in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The program uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

We will be hosting the following upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid training:

  • 4/1/2022 from 8:00-4:00 VIRTUAL

Below is an informational flier on YMHFA. All interested participants should send their name, email address, and preferred date/location from the above list to alexandra.ketterman@talbotschools.org at least 72 hours before the designated training. Thanks so much!


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  • COVID testing site at UM Shore Medical Pavilion, 500 Cadmus Lane Easton MD 21601. Drive Through. Open Monday-Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM. PCR tests with results in 24-48 hours.
  • The Health Department is still testing at their test site at 28712 Glebe Road Easton MD 21601 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 2:30 PM. Appointments are required and do fill up very fast. You can call 410-819-5632 to make an appointment.

· **When taking at-home covid tests, you can report your results here**


  • Where: Talbot County Vaccine Center, 102 Marlboro Ave Easton MD
  • When: Monday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM

5-11-year-olds on Fridays, no appointment required

· Who: Anyone 5 years old and older

5-11-year-olds are eligible for their Pfizer vaccine which is available on Fridays, no appointment required

  • Pfizer: Anyone 12 years and older
  • Moderna: Anyone 18 years and older
  • J&J: Anyone 18 years and older


Anyone 12 years and older who is at least 5 months after their second shot


· When to go to the ER – Shore Regional Health

· Choptank Community Health COVID Info

· Choptank Community Health COVID Answers – Q&A Videos

· Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors are unsafe behaviors that do not reflect respect for others as defined by Policy 10.16 on STUDENT CONDUCT – BULLYING, HARASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION . If a student is a target of one of these behaviors, you can report it using the Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form (linked below).

The form is also available at all schools, in the main office and the school’s counseling office. Students can also report issues directly to a staff member. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and will provide a practical, private, and safe place to report.


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