April 20, 2023
TCPS Weekly Update
April: National School Library Month
April 17-21: Volunteer Recognition Week
April 21: Special Education Resource Fair 6:30- 8 PM
April 22: Earth Day
April 24-28: Administrative Professionals Week
May: Mental Health Awareness Month
May 4: TCPS New Student Registration Day (See below for information)
May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8-12: Pupil Personnel Worker Week
May 10: National School Nurse Day
May 17: Board of Education Meeting
May 26: Early Dismissal
May 29: Memorial Day - Schools Closed
May 31: Easton High Graduation
June 1: St. Michaels Middle High Graduation
June 2: Last Day for Pre-K
June 7: Last Day for Students K-12 - Early Dismissal
Board Highlights: April 19, 2023
Public Work Session
Easton Middle Transition Strategies
During the Public Work Session, EMS Principal Kelly Murdoch shared strategies to help students transition to new school buildings. EMS will be holding a Summer Academy for rising 6th Graders. Students will have the opportunity attend a session over the summer to tour the school, meet EMS staff and review schedules and school procedures. Ms. Murdoch introduced 8th grade students who shared advice they would give to rising 6th graders on how to navigate middle school. She also presented a video EMS and EHS school counselors created for a 9th Grade orientation where Easton High seniors give advice to the incoming 9th grade class.
Easton Middle 8th grade students presented at the April 19 Board of Ed Meeting with Principal Kelly Murdoch and Assistant Principal Carolanne Burkhardt.
Easton High Seniors Give Advice to the Class of 2027!
Easton High School seniors give advice to the rising 9th grade class.
Presentation on Human Trafficking
Yeslee Perez and Julie Crain from Harriet's House in Dorchester County gave an informational presentation on Human Trafficking.
The Board recognized TCPS 2023 Carson Scholars:
New Scholar - Kylie Sadler, 5th Grade, Tilghman Elementary
Recognized Scholars, Autumn Redman, 11th Grade, Easton High; Jose Garcia Arrivillaga and Tessa Diefenderfer, 7th Grade, Easton Middle
These students were chosen as Carson Scholars because of their outstanding academic achievements and humanitarian efforts, and leadership.
Service Star Award Winners
Senior Service Star Award Winner were recognized from Easton and St. Michaels Middle High. Congratulations to the following students:
- Karli Saulsbury
- Bailey Blades
- Jessica Watts
- Ethan Morrison
- Abbie Kemp
- Mazine Poe-Jensen
MD Report Card Presentation
Cell Phone Survey Results
Dress Code Policy Approved
National Public School Volunteer Week
Thank You to our TCPS Volunteer Team!
Our TCPS volunteers are heroes! From school and classroom activities to tutoring and mentoring, volunteers provide invaluable contributions that support student success. Reach out to your local school to learn more about volunteer opportunities and join our TCPS team!
Dr. Pepukayi Teaches Junior Achievement's Financial Literacy
This week Dr. Pepukayi joined Ms. Gilligan's 4th grade class each morning to teach the Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Prorgram.
SECAC 2023 Staff Celebration!
Congratulations to our 2023 SECAC (Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee) Award Winners! Parents and guardians of TCPS special education students nominated TCPS staff members who go above and beyond to make a difference for their students.
From Left: Marc Mills, Bus Driver, TCPS, Debbie Swann, Instructional Assistant, TES, Kelly Coutts, Special Educator, SMES, Jess Wagner, Special Education Teacher, EHS, Lee McGuckin, Special Education Teacher, EHS, Sarah Kusinitz, Speech Language Pathologist, SMES:SMMHS:TES, Berenice Orellana, Interpreter, EHS
From Left: Roxie Palmer, Instructional Assistant, EMS, Bernadette Golt, School Nurse, EMS, Curt Hutchinson, Special Education Teacher, EMS, Katie Acker, Language Arts Teacher, EMS, Frances Bailey, Bus Aide, TCPS, Matt Blue, Special Education Teacher, EMS, Ronesse Pinder, Bus Driver, TCPS
From Left: La'Asia Barnette, Bus Aide, TCPS, Anne Miller, Special Education Teacher, EES, Fiona Kay, School Social Worker, EMS, Jenny Willey, School Nurse, EES, Cindy Rossbach, Special Education Teacher, EES, Leah Webster, Special Education Teacher, EES, Terri Sutphin, Special Education Teacher, EES, Kyle Hanes, Special Education Teacher, EES
From Left: Abbie Keswick, Physical Education Teacher, EES, Karen Powers, Special Education Teacher, EHS, Sharlene Peterson, Instructional Assistant, EHS, Cam Zimmerman, Instructional Assistant, EHS, Brandy Bedo, Instructional Assistant, EHS, Elaine Jones, Certified Nursing Assistant, EES
From Left: Glynna Hilliard, Instructional Assistant, EES, Kelly Swann, Physical Therapist, Infants & Toddlers, Emily Johnston, Occupational Therapist, TCPS, Sue Heil, Special Instructor, (left) Meagan Moore, Speech Language Pathologist (right) both Infants & Toddlers, Kelly Green, Special Education Teacher, TES, Allen Baltimore, Bus Driver, TCPS
Destination Imagination Teams headed to Global Finals!
Three Talbot County Destination Imagination (DI) Teams will travel to Kansas City, Missouri to participate in the Global Finals.
The Easton Middle School team is the “EMS DI Squids”: Reagen Cain, Maddie Biringer, Violet Masone, Emme Aleman, and Alden Gibbons-Neff, all current 7th graders. Their Team Manager is Kim Gibbons-Neff . The team chose the Fine Arts Challenge this year. They had to create a flipped tale inspired by a well-known story but include a new character. The team had to use literary devices and theatrical techniques in their solution as well as design and build a piece of scenery that goes through a scenery “flip”.
The Middle Level St. Michaels High School DI Team is, “DI Juju on dat Beat”: Kendra Sauter, Shea Gunshenan, Sloane Gunshenan, Sophia Smith, Wyatt Genrich and Braden Royer. Team manager is Melanie Sauter. The team chose the Service Learning Challenge where they had to identify, design, carry out and evaluate a project addressing a real need in the community. They had to create and present a suspenseful story about a high-stakes situation and include a slow-motion scene in their presentation.
The St. Michaels High School DI team was “SMhS DI & the Six Saints:” Miles Fox, Tyler Murphy, Ryley Beers, Brody McDaniel, Ethan Royer & Sebastian Cornish, all in 9th grade. Team Managers are Kim Beers & Megan McDaniel. They came up with a solution to the Fine Arts challenge called “Flip the Script”. Their flipped tale was inspired by Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and a couple of disgruntled Oompa-Loompas.
Fantastic Summer Opportunity for Middle School Students!
SCEP, Summer Career Enrichment Program, is offered to rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade TCPS students. Programs include Animation, App Development, Aviation, Chess, Cyber Security, Drones, Media Arts, Presentation/Video Design and Robotics!
The programs run from July 10th -August 3rd from 9AM to 1PM, Session I: 7/10-7/13 and 7/17-7/20, Session II: 7/24-7/27 and 7/31-8/3. Programs will take place at the Dorchester Career and Tech Center in Cambridge, MD. Transportation Provided- SMMHS and EMS are drop off/pick up locations
To register online: www.pfccoalition.org/SCEP.asp
For more information call: 301-772-1552
Join Us for the Special Education Resource Fair
6:30 to 8 PM in the Easton Elementary cafeteria. Come and learn about TCPS and community resources for students that receive special education services.
TCPS 2023-24 School Registration
Safe Schools Maryland Anonymous Reporting System
The Maryland Center for School Safety has scheduled several monthly presentations to inform caregivers and community members about the Safe Schools Maryland Anonymous Reporting System!
Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM
Thursday May 4 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday May 9 at 7:00 PM
These learning experiences are being offered as a refresher for people who have previously participated, as well as an opportunity for new individuals to become familiar with the
Safe Schools Maryland Anonymous Reporting System.
The 30-minute virtual presentation will teach attendees what Safe Schools Maryland is, how it works, and how they can help keep schools safe. These presentations are held on several dates each month, choose the date that works best for you. Maryland Center for School Safety specialists will be available to answer questions after each presentation.
If you are associated with a school that you would like to receive credit for your attendance, please be sure to include your school's name in the school name field (not your own) when registering.
We hope you will join us, and learn how to keep our schools safe.
Use this link Register now! https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php...
You can download the SafeSchoolsMD app in Googleapps or AppleApp store. There are 3 ways to submit a tip!
TCPS PILOTS SafeTime APP
Do you or someone you know NEED ASSISTANCE with a water and/or wastewater bill?
Eligible Maryland households may receive a one-time only payment of up to $2000
- Maryland households need to be in arrears in water and/or wastewater payments of $100 or more
- Income requirements apply
For assistance contact the Talbot County Department of Social Services either by phone (410-770-4848, option 4) or by walking into our office at 301 Bay Street, Unit 5, Easton, MD 21601, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
For further information on the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program you can also visit mymdthink.maryland.gov . Talbot County, call 410-770-4848.
Talbot County Food Pantries
TALBOT COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES
Talbot County Food Pantries
Neighborhood Service Center
126 Port Street Easton, MD
Monday – Friday 9am-12pm & 1:30-4pm
Go into lobby to get form.
St. Vincent de Paul
29533 Canvasback Drive Easton, MD
Tuesday 1-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Harvest of Hope – Church of God
1009 N. Washington Street Easton, MD
For urgent need on other days call.
St. Mark’s Pantry
at Brookletts Senior Center
Meals available Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Scott's United Methodist Church
3748 Main Street Trappe, MD
4th Thursday of the month at 8:30am
(Nov and Dec dates may vary)
BAY HUNDRED AREA
Royal Oak United Methodist Church
6968 Bellevue Road Royal Oak, MD
24 hours, Everyday
St. Michaels Community Center
207 N. Talbot Street St. Michaels, MD
Monday 3-5; Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm; Friday 12-3pm
Meals available Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Tilghman Food Pantry
5731 Tilghman Island Road Tilghman, MD
Pantry open Wednesday 3-4:30pm.
For food access at other times, call 410-886-9863.