Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update

November 2019

Kelly Griffith November Update 2019

It is hard to believe the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year is coming to an end! Our students and teachers have been focused and diligently wrapping up their work in preparation for our first report cards. November is full of important events as we honor our Veterans, celebrate American Education Week, the Waterfowl Festival and the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.


It is exciting to see learning and growth in our classrooms and on our athletic fields. Join us in celebrating TCPS Fall successes!


  • Easton High School seniors James Parkinson and Dillon Prochnicki, and St. Michaels Middle High School senior Kyla Mullaney, have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These scholastically talented students received a letter of commendation from National Merit Scholarship Corporation for this achievement.
  • TCPS students Georgia Kline and Ava Reid's artwork has been selected to be displayed in the 2019 Fall First Lady's Gallery!
  • The EHS It's Academic Team - Please tune in this Saturday morning at 10 AM on WJZ-TV (Ch. 13) to watch the Easton High School It's Academic Warriors take on Carver Center and Baltimore City College in a great match! You won't want to miss it! Thank you, Coach Jeremy Hillyard! If you are unable to watch you can catch the episode online after it airs at http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/category/its~academic/
  • Mr. Kevin Carroll did a fantastic job representing TCPS at the State Teacher of the Year Gala.
  • SMMHS Soccer team is heading to states! Go Saints!
  • EHS Cross Country - Regionals on November 1

    EHS Volleyball - Playoff run on November 4

    EHS Football - Playoff run on November 8


Don’t miss:


  • St. Michaels Middle High’s presentation of “Drop Dead,” directed by Mr. Dan Smith, on 11/8, 11/9, 11/15& 11/16, all at 7:00 p.m. in the SMMHS Auditorium!
  • Talbot County Veterans Appreciation Program - November 12th, 7PM at the Talbot County auditorium.



Kelly Griffith, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Big picture
We want to hear from you! Please review the TCPS draft 2020-21 calendar and let us know if your opinion. Survey results will be presented at the November 20th Board of Education Meeting.
Big picture
Big picture

SMMHS Theater Department Presents Drop Dead

Tickets available at the door and at www.showtix4u.com or by calling 1-866-967-8167
Big picture

American Education Week

American Education Week—November 18-22, 2019—is a wonderful opportunity to learn about your public schools and the individual teachers and administrators who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Visit TCPS November 18-22 and join us in celebrating public education!
Big picture
Big picture

Talbot County Veterans Appreciation Program

November 12th at 7PM: - at the Talbot County auditorium. Guest speaker is Captain Valerie Overstreet, US Navy - the Deputy Commandant of the Core of Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy. EMS Band and Choral members participating with EHS students.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

The Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation announces the second annual “Mission Possible – Celebrating TCPS Alumni and Supporting Teachers” fundraiser on Friday, November 15 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Milestone Event Center. The event will include a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a reverse auction benefitting the foundation’s grants program. Mr. Sandy McAllister and Mrs. Eleanor “Tot” O’Mara will serve as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

The purpose of the event is to recognize distinguished alumni, celebrate Talbot County Public Education, and raise funds, awareness, and support for the Education Foundation. “We are very excited about this year’s event,” said Becky Firth, foundation Advisory Board Vice Chair. “This is an opportunity for TCPS Alumni and other members of the community to enjoy a fun evening together while supporting our teachers and students. Several teachers will be on hand to share their grant proposals so that guests can see first-hand examples of the innovative instructional initiatives that we are striving to fund.” Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased on-line at https://m-scf.networkforgood.com/events/11081-mission-possible or by calling Debbie Gardner at (410)822-0330, ext. 102. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available as well.

Big picture
Big picture