TCPS Career and Technology Students Attain Automotive Industry Certifications

Talbot County Public Schools Career and Technology Education Pathways offer students the opportunity to earn College Credits and Industry Standard Certifications in a variety of industries and fields of study.

One of those pathways is Automotive Technician (NATEF).Successful students may attain industry certification through the National Automotive Skill Standards Assessments in Engine Performance, Maintenance Light Repair, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Repair, Brakes and Suspension & Steering.

The following students are eligible for or have earned automotive industry NATEF certifications:  Evan Cohoon, Tim Jensen, Collin Mills, David Edwards, Colby Florkewicz, Alex Morales-Donis, Seth Horney, Ben Corbin, Brad Moore, Noah Fountain, Mason Parks, Henry Brady, Michael Clark, Dan Davis, Sam Harrison.

TCPS Senior Cole Schuman Earns Fire and Rescue Certifications

Students attending high school in Talbot County have the opportunity to earn College Credits and Industry Standard Certifications students through TCPS Career and Technology Education Pathways.

One of those pathways is Emergency Medical Responder/Fire Fighter (MFRI). Successful students may obtain certification in Emergency Medical Responder, Fire Fighter I, Hazardous Materials Operations, Rescue Technician-Site Operations and Rescue Technician-Vehicle and Machinery Extrication.

Cole Schuman is a senior at Easton High School.  He attends the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute 5 days a week in Queen Anne’s County.  He is currently certified in the following:  Fire Fighter I; Hazardous Materials Operations; Emergency Medical Responder; and Maryland and National Pro Board Certification as a Fire Fighter I.

Spring Arts Celebration at Kent School

The Visual and Performing Arts program at Kent School will be in the spotlight at the opening of the Spring Arts Celebration on April 25. The public is invited to attend a Chorus performance, hear selections from the upcoming Eighth Grade Musical, Shrek, Jr. and view the All School Art Show. The opening performance begins at 6:00 pm and admission is free. Following the performance, guests are invited to view art on display throughout the school. Light refreshments will be served.

Nancy Mugele, Head of Kent School said, “A rich and diverse visual and performing arts curriculum is essential to the fulfillment of our mission which is to guide children in reaching their potential for academic, artistic, athletic and moral excellence. Our Spring Arts Celebration is a testament to that commitment.” Music teacher, Kate Bennett has been working with students in every grade level at Kent School to prepare for the event. Lower School students will sing and third grade students will play recorders. Following those grade specific performances, the Kent School Chorus, an after-school program which is open to students from grades three through eight will perform. Following the Chorus performance, members for the Eighth Grade will perform a song from their upcoming musical, Shrek, Jr. Performance dates for Shrek, Jr, are May 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm. This performance is also free and the public is invited to attend.

Examples of student artwork from Preschool through Grade 8 will be on display throughout the halls of the school. Guests are invited to view the art following the musical performances. The Visual Arts curriculum at Kent School covers a wide array of media, themes, and subjects. Student work will include ceramics, mobiles, sculpture, painting, charcoal and more. Art class is frequently integrated with language arts, social studies, science or history classes. Pat Parkhurst, Art Teacher at Kent School said, “I really enjoy collaborating with my colleagues and I intentionally bring topics from history, science and literature into art. Students have a more meaningful understanding of what may inspire artists or styles of art. We know from our mind, brain and education science research, that this multi-modality teaching inspires deeper learning for all students.”

Mugele continued, “We are proud to highlight our students’ accomplishments in the arts. We truly believe that creative thought and creative problem solving are skills that must be cultivated for success as our students move into higher learning and future careers. Secondly, the connections made by students through our interdisciplinary approach to arts integration enhances learning.”

For more information about the Arts Celebration at Kent School, visit www.kentschool.org or call 410-778-4100 ext. 110. Kent School, located in historic Chestertown, MD is an independent day school serving children from Preschool through Grade 8. The School’s mission is to guide our students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. Our school’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world.

Washington College Partners with Wake Forest University

Adding another strategic collaboration to its growing list of post-graduate opportunities for students, Washington College is partnering with Wake Forest University’s School of Business for students who want to pursue a master’s degree in management. The agreement will streamline the application process for WC students and will provide scholarships based on their undergraduate efforts.

“This is a terrific opportunity for Washington College students who are not business management majors but are looking at a career in management,” says Patrice DiQuinzio, Provost and Dean. “Wake Forest is seeking students with a strong liberal arts background for this program, so it’s a natural fit for us.”

The Economist in 2017 ranked Wake Forest’s program fourth in the country, with 99 percent of its graduates landing jobs within six months of graduation. The ten-month program offers students a fast-paced introduction to business concepts related to finance, marketing, operations, business analytics, accounting, economics, organization behavior, ethics, career management, and information technology. The program also stresses teamwork skills with two “action learning projects.”

Business management majors are not eligible for this program, but WC students with a minor in business management may apply. Under the agreement, Wake Forest will waive the application fee and essay, and WC students with a GPA of 3.3 to 3.99 can receive a $5,000 scholarship, 3.4 to 3.599, $10,000, and those with GPAs of 3.6 or higher can receive $15,000. Wake Forest may also boost the scholarships based on a student’s demonstrated leadership ability, internships, extra-curricular activities, and other examples of potential academic and professional success.

“We are thrilled to work with our colleagues at Washington College, and to welcome their talented and purpose-driven students to our program,” says John White, Executive Director of Enrollment Management at the School of Business. “The Master’s in Management experience values the kind of leadership, courage, and social engagement Washington College students embody.”

The partnership was developed by Charlie Kehm, Chair and Professor of Physics, who worked closely John Montana, Senior Associate Director, MA Enrollment Management at Wake Forest. It joins other post-graduate partnerships between Washington College and other institutions. In January, the College announced a strategic partnership with Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for WC graduates who want to pursue master’s programs offered through GU’s Biomedical Graduate Education. A partnership with the College of William & Mary’s School of Business enables WC students to earn a master of arts in accounting with the potential for a $10,000 scholarship, while a partnership with Loyola University offers fast-track admission after the undergraduate junior year to its Emerging Leaders MBA and masters in accounting programs.

Last fall, the College announced a new dual-degree program for environmental science and studies students at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Other dual-degree or 3:2 programs include including one in engineering with Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and programs in nursing and pharmacy with the University of Maryland School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.

For more information about Wake Forest University’s School of Business Management program, see http://business.wfu.edu/masters-in-management/.

About Washington College

Founded in 1782, Washington College is the tenth oldest college in the nation and the first chartered under the new Republic. It enrolls approximately 1,450 undergraduates from more than 35 states and a dozen nations. With an emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning in the arts and sciences, and more than 40 multidisciplinary areas of study, the College is home to nationally recognized academic centers in the environment, history, and writing. Learn more at washcoll.edu.

Paige Friedman’s Artwork Showcased at First Lady Yumi Hogan’s Exhibition

Easton High School Junior Paige Friedman was among the talented students whose artwork was chosen for the First Lady Yumi Hogan’s Spring 2018 Student Artwork Exhibition.  Paige is pursuing the Interactive Media Production Career and Technology Pathway at Easton High School under the direction of Mrs. Garnette Hines.  Her painting, created with Adobe Illustrator, is titled “Crane Mountain.”

First Lady Hogan, the Maryland State Department of Education-Office of Fine Arts, the Maryland Art Education Association and the Maryland State Arts Council partner to host the annual exhibition to recognize outstanding Maryland student artists.  An opening reception for student artists and their families was held at the House of Delegates Gallery Space on March 19, and the student artwork will remain on display there until September 2018.

“We are very pleased to see Paige’s work recognized at this special exhibition, and we look forward to seeing her continue to develop her talent,” said Mr. James Redman, Curriculum Supervisor for Fine Arts at Talbot County Public Schools.

Wye River Upper School Admissions Open House April 18

Wye River Upper School is hosting an Admissions Open House on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 pm – 8 pm. The event is being held on the School’s campus at 316 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD. Students and staff will be presenting and sharing information on the Wye River Experience. Wye River serves students from several Maryland counties including Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, and Kent. Bus service is available to and from Stevensville, Easton, and Cambridge.

Wye River Upper School is a college preparatory high school offering an engaging, supportive and challenging curriculum for students with learning challenges like ADHD or dyslexia. For more information, please contact:

Katie Theeke, Director of Admissions and Communications

Tel: 410-758-2922, katietheeke@wyeriverupperschool.org

www.wyeriverupperschool.org

…because not all great minds think alike.

Mature Woman’s Grant by AAUW

The Easton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is pleased to announce the opportunity for a Mature Woman’s Grant to females age 25 and over who are residents of one of the following Maryland counties: Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot or Dorchester.

The intention of this grant is to assist women who are returning to complete their college education, who are pursuing further graduate studies, or who are applying for a certificate program to enter a new career path and would benefit from some extra financial assistance in accomplishing their goal.  The amount of the grant is still to be determined; last year, the AAUW – Easton Branch awarded four grants

Applications for this AAUW 2018 Mature Woman’s Grant can be found at local libraries in the five-county region, at Chesapeake College, Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Wicomico Community College, Washington College or electronically by request at aauwgrant@goeaston.net.

The deadline for submission, postmarked or e-mailed, is June 4, 2018. Applicants will be notified during July and August.  The grants will be awarded officially at the September Easton Branch meeting of the AAUW.

Easton High School Students are Inducted into National Latin Honor Society

 

A ceremony was held at Easton High School to induct 22 new members into the school’s chapter of the National Latin Honor Society (NLHS). NLHS membership is granted to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class.

The program included a welcome by NLHS Vice President Natasha Panduwawala, and an introduction by President Mitchell Lantz. The Guest Speaker was Easton High Alumna Jackie Royer, who now works for EAG Laboratories/Wildlife International. Ms. Royer explained to the students that she had always loved Science, but that studying Latin both helped her succeed in her field and inspired her to be a life-long learner in general.

The Induction Speech was given by Mrs. Inna Kunz, NLHS Advisor. The inductees and officers recited the National Junior Classical League Creed, vowing to “hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world,” to uphold the standards of achievement of NLHS, and to continue to strive for excellence. “I am excited for a new batch of students to continue increasing the Latin Honor Society’s positive impact on the community, and I can’t wait for another year of helping and learning. Excelsior!” said Mrs. Kunz.

2018 Inductees:

Katherine Chapple
Madison Cordle
Jared DeGuzman
Maci Dixon
Phoebe Fisher
Scott Harrison
Billy Haufe
Garrid Hutchison
Caroline Kilbourne
Haley McMaster
Mikayla Moaney
Bryan Moran Iztep **
Charles Mueller
James Parkinson
Colleen Pogue

Alexis Reyes **
Josiah Sanders
Catherine Sauter
Jack Stinson
Meredith Strickland
Marco Verteramo
Raffaele Verteramo

Previously Inducted Members:

Susanna Bruce
Sabrina Davis
Claire Dowd
Justin Hanna
Jackson Hutchison
Matthew Langfitt
Mitchell Lantz
Natasha Pandwawala
Heather Principe
Michael Rahilly
Emily Redmond
Natalie Ross
Kathryn Spofford
Kaitlyn Tilley
Alison Todd

** Not Pictured

Saint Michaels Middle High Students are “Tapped” into National Honor Society

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, Saint Michaels Middle High School held their annual “Tapping” to induct 22 juniors and seniors into the Tidewater Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). NHS is a national organization established in 1921 which serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Qualifying students are given the opportunity to submit an application and resume, which are reviewed by a Saint Michaels Middle High School faculty committee.  The actual “Tapping” is a surprise to the students who are selected, and families are invited to be present to participate in the celebration. The new members sign a special book listing all of those inducted since 1990.  Mr. JR Burkhardt, Guidance Counselor, serves as the National Honor Society Faculty Advisor. “There are pictures in the yearbooks from the 1960s or earlier of members wearing gowns and carrying candles as they do the “tapping”, said Mr. Burkhardt.  “It’s truly an honor to be able to perpetuate this special tradition at our school.”

The 2018 inductees are as follows:

Seniors
Jordan Bateson
Alan Keen
William Pittman
Christina Smithpeter

Juniors
Layla Berry
Colby Bryan
Randei Collins
Matthew Dunn
Brandon Foy
Jade Gilliece
Cole Johnson
Alexis Jones
Hannah Kerr
Cassidy Kling
Cian McCue
Elise McGovern
Emma Quigley
Benjamin Rieck
Lydia Shreves
Savannah Stewart
Jack Vener
Eve Yacopino

White Marsh Elementary Daniel Schwaninger Wins Sodexo Culinary Competition

TCPS elementary students had a chance to test their culinary skills in Sodexo’s 2018 Future Chef Culinary Competition. The event is an exciting and engaging way to encourage students to learn more about healthy food choices by participating in a fun and rewarding recipe contest, and is sponsored by Sodexo, provider of TCPS food services.

School districts across the country held Future Chef events throughout February and March. The winning student from each participating district will be considered for regional finalist awards, and the selected regional finalists will vie to become a national finalist, competing for the public’s vote on a special Future Chefs YouTube channel.The culinary theme this year was “Healthy Asian Fusion”.

Talbot County’s 2018 Sodexo Future Chef Competition Overall Winner was Daniel Schwaninger, 4th Grade, White Marsh Elementary School.

The Talbot County Public Schools Future Chef Culinary competition was held at Easton High School.  The panel of judges included Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools; Michael Garman, Board of Education President; Juanita Hopkins Board Member; Charles Connolly, TCPS Finance Director;and George Higley, District Manager from Sodexo. The following TCPS elementary students were finalists with their outstanding recipes:

Daniel Schwaninger – 4th Grade, White Marsh Elementary – Asian Shrimp Kebobs (1st Place)

Molly Genrich – 5th Grade, St. Michaels Elementary School – Molly Wrap Dogs (2nd Place)

Madelynne Plog – 5th Grade, St. Michael’s Elementary – Teriyaki Chicken Spring Rolls (3rd Place)

Lane Hutchison – 5th Grade, Chapel District Elementary – Teriyaki Chicken & Rice (4th Place)

Daniel Schwaninger was the overall winner with his recipe for Asian Shrimp Kebobs.  “The recipes were all amazing,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent.  “I am always so impressed with the culinary skills our elementary students demonstrate in in this competition!”