Kent School Student Named National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist

Flynn Bowman, and eighth grade student at Kent School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Maryland National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Maryland Public Television Studios in Owings Mills on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Kent School’s school level bee was held on January 12 with 16 participants from grades 4-8. After several rounds of questions on national and international geography, Flynn emerged the winner. School geography bee coordinator and seventh grade geography teacher, Michelle Cerino said, “We are so proud of Flynn. Flynn works hard and is always prepared for the task at hand. It is gratifying to see his hard work rewarded on larger stage.” Nancy Mugele, Head of Kent School said, “Flynn always represents Kent School at a very high level. I have no doubt he will make us proud as he competes on April 6.” Mugele continued, “Kent School has a solid track record of students who qualify to compete in the Maryland State Geo Bee. This affirms our mission to offer our students a global curriculum starting with our youngest students that includes geography, art, music, foreign language and social studies.”

For more information about Kent School visit, email or call 410-778-4100 ext. 110. Kent School, located in historic Chestertown, MD is an independent day school serving boys and girls 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.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. School Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete in the State Bees.

To celebrate the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, the cash prize for the top three students in each state has doubled. Each state champion will receive $200, the National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20-23, 2018. Students that come in second place will receive $150 and those that come in third will receive $100. The first-place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour ll. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. Second- and third-place finishers will receive $25,000 and $10,000 college scholarships, respectively. Visit for more information on the National Geographic Bee.

National Geographic will stream the final round of the National Geographic Bee Championship starting May 24, 2018, at

How would you fare as a National Geographic Bee contestant? At the school Bees this year, students had to answer questions like these:

1. The Appalachian Mountains run through which state—Georgia or Mississippi?
A. Georgia

2. The North Platte and South Platte Rivers meet in which state—New Mexico or Nebraska?
A. Nebraska

3. Which state straddles the Tropic of Cancer—Hawaii or Alaska?
A. Hawaii

4. Which form of mass production was used by Henry Ford to produce automobiles in large quantities in Detroit, Michigan—threshing machine or assembly line?
A. assembly line

Acclaimed Author Jack Bohrer to Speak at WC March 20

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the assassination of political icon Robert F. Kennedy. On Tuesday, March 20, John R. “Jack” Bohrer ’06, news producer at MSNBC and author of The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest after JFK, will return to campus to discuss his acclaimed book. The recently published work examines three critical years in the life of Robert Kennedy, just after his brother John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, and will be followed by a book signing. Sponsored by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Department of Political Science, the program is free and open to the public.

Bohrer’s book grew out of his political science senior thesis at Washington College in 2006. He also worked on the project as one of the first student fellows at the Starr Center, writing at a desk in the Custom House. Speaking of his upcoming visit to Chestertown, Bohrer says: “Adam Goodheart and the Starr Center took me on my first archives trip and gave me hands-on experience with historical research, so this is a homecoming for me.”

The Revolution of Robert Kennedy argues that RFK—a less-than-charismatic attorney general and JFK’s reputed hatchet man—was transformed by the events of 1963 and their aftermath, and that he emerged from that crucible the champion of the dispossessed who captured Americans’ collective imagination.

Published by Bloomsbury last June, Bohrer’s first book has received rave reviews. Matt Bai, one of the country’s finest political pundits, declared The Revolution of Robert Kennedy “fast-paced and full of new detail” and said it “signals the arrival of an unusually gifted writer and historian.”  Kirkus Reviews described it as a “poignant sketch of a lost champion of social justice from an age when it could still be said that ‘politics is still the greatest and most honorable adventure.’”

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jack back to campus,” says Goodheart, the Starr Center’s Hodson Trust-Griswold director. “Washington College can be proud of the contributions that this exceptional young alumnus is making in the fields of both journalism and history. And we can be especially proud that his important work on RFK began here in Chestertown.”

A reporter, historian, and television producer for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bohrer has helped produce high-profile interviews, including with nearly every major 2016 presidential candidate. His research has been cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, and his writing has appeared in New York magazine, The New Republic, Politico, and USA Today, among others. In addition to Washington College faculty, two of his mentors on the RFK project were former senator Birch Bayh and the late political journalist Richard Ben Cramer, both senior fellows of the College.

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

Washington College Partners with Colonial Williamsburg

Washington College and Colonial Williamsburg have partnered to offer a unique hands-on experience in the archaeology and material culture of the Revolutionary era, enabling students to work closely with museum curators and skilled tradesmen to gain perspective on the cultural and social dimensions of the American War for Independence.

The intensive, two-credit, weeklong course will take place over spring break in mid-March. After preparatory sessions at Washington College, students and faculty will travel to Williamsburg, Virginia, where they will go behind the scenes in Colonial Williamsburg’s collections with curators and learn trades first-hand in various workshops. Students will spend time in the blacksmith shopat the public armoury, as well as try their hand at tinsmithing, carpentry, gunsmithing, leather work, and more. They will prepare some of their meals over an open hearth and spend at least one night in a military camp.

Blacksmiths work at Colonial Williamsburg, where WC students will immerse in a weeklong hands-on class. Credit Colonial Williamsburg

By applying experimental archaeology and period technical skills, students will gain a deeper perspective into the daily lives of the people who fought for America’s independence.

“This is a truly unique experience, and we see it as a pilot program that could open up many more experiential learning and research opportunities for our students at Williamsburg,” says John Seidel, director of the College’s Center for Environment & Society and the Lammot du Pont Copeland Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies. “This is the kind of engaged learning, partnering with experts from one of the world’s premier living history museums, that sets Washington College apart.”

“Colonial Williamsburg offers a classroom like no other, where we preserve and interpret the lives and livelihoods of a nation on the verge of independence,” says Mitchell B. Reiss, president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and former president of Washington College. “We’re thrilled to have students from my former home in Chestertown join us and learn by immersing themselves in our shared American story.”

Among the topics students will explore are the roles of diverse social, racial, and economic groups of the time; the military culture, tactics, logistics, and organization of General George Washington’s Continental Army; and understanding the complexities of the military dimensions of the War for Independence within a broader social, cultural, economic, and political framework. Faculty will include Seidel and Charles Fithian, lecturer in anthropology.

For more information about the new partnership, contact John Seidel at or Charles Fithian at

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

About Colonial Williamsburg

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia’s 18th-century capital of Williamsburg. Innovative and interactive experiences highlight the relevance of the American Revolution to contemporary life and the importance of an informed, active citizenry. The Colonial Williamsburg experience includes more than 400 restored or reconstructed original buildings, renowned museums of decorative arts and folk art, extensive educational outreach programs for students and teachers, lodging, culinary options from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club featuring 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son Rees Jones, a full-service spa and fitness center, pools, retail stores and gardens. Philanthropic support and revenue from admissions, products and hospitality operations sustain Colonial Williamsburg’s educational programs and preservation initiatives. Additional information is available at

Lane Engineering Supports the TCPS Education Foundation Annual Appeal

Lane Engineering, LLC has donated $1000 to the Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation Annual Appeal.  Established in 1986, Lane Engineering, LLC provides a full array of civil engineering, environmental, and surveying services, and has offices in Easton, Centreville and Cambridge.

Pictured L-R: Laura Heikes and Rebecca Firth, Education Foundation Advisory Board; Timothy Glass, Vice President, Lane Engineering, LLC; Patrick Fitzgerald, Education Foundation Advisory Board Chair, David Short, Education Foundation Advisory Board; Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools.

The Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2016, in partnership with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.  Its mission is “to engage and utilize community resources to provide Talbot County Public Schools students and teachers with otherwise unavailable enrichment opportunities that will enhance the TCPS educational experience and produce exceptional graduates.”Accomplishments to date include, conducting “Year-End Appeal” at the end of 2016 and 2017, forming committees, launching the Honora Teacher program, and developing a grant application process.  On May 3, the Foundation will host its first fundraising event “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” in the Easton High Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.  To learn more about supporting the Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation, contact Debbie Gardner, Coordinator of Public Relations and Special Programs at

For more information about Lane Engineering, LLC (LE LLC), visit

Scholarship Application by The Woman’s Club of St. Michaels

The Woman’s Club of St. Michaels Scholarship application deadline is March 26th, 2018.  This year the club will award up to $7,500 in scholarship funds to one or more students graduating from St. Michaels High School in 2018.  The successful candidate or candidates will exhibit outstanding academic performance, be active in their schools and communities, and be in need of financial assistance.

The application and information, including a rubric to guide applicants in writing their essays, is available From Mr. JR Burkhardt in the SMHS Guidance Department.  The information is also available online through the SMHS website. The award is open to both male and female students. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must plan to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university, or a technical or vocational school during the semester following his or her high school graduation.

In addition to information regarding academic performance and volunteer activities, students are required to submit a personal essay and to interview with the Scholarship Committee in early spring.

WC Names Greg Farley First Director of Sustainability

Washington College’s first director of sustainability, Greg Farley, didn’t start his career as what he calls the “we-need-to-recycle-that-please-turn-off-your-lights guy.” But, it wasn’t a long stretch from his work as a biology teacher at Chesapeake College. The science, he says, “demands that you do something.”

So Farley has been doing something—helping Chesapeake College become a regional leader in renewable energy use, stormwater management, and resource conservation—and now he’s bringing that something to Washington College. Earlier this month, he assumed a newly created position as director of sustainability, in which he will work closely with operations and administration to help the College align environmental and financial sustainability as it continues to move forward.

“The climate change science is devastatingly clear,” Farley says. “So the science drives what I want to do, which is try and fix it before it’s too late.”

Farley grew up south of Boston but calls himself a “fully naturalized southerner,” having earned his undergrad degree at Duke University and his masters at Florida State University. He studied invertebrate zoology, evolutionary biology, and marine science, and in 2003, Chesapeake College hired him as a junior faculty member teaching biology. That’s where he started noticing problems he thought he could help solve.

“We were generating about 31,000 plastic bottles every month from vending machines and other sources like the cafeteria and bookstore,” Farley says. “And we were taking them to the trash. So, I assigned some students an honors recycling project—go fix that—and that got some people’s attention, and it got the institution thinking about some things. So that kind of grew into my avocation, instead of just my teaching position.”

That avocation came into full flower after a sabbatical leave in 2011, when he studied at the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, part of the University of Hawai’i Maui College. He became the director of Chesapeake College’s Center for Leadership in Environmental Education, where he worked to bring the concepts and actions of sustainability into the classroom, across the campus, and throughout the larger community. Using a variety of methods, the college trimmed energy use by about 30 percent. Then, under a PPA (power purchase agreement) with Solar City, the college developed a two-megawatt solar array that, in its first year of operation, saved $85,000.

“On a good sunny day, we can run the entire campus off solar,” he says.

At Washington College, Farley’s initial focus will be generating cost savings from energy reduction and using alternative energy sources. At the same time, he hopes to raise energy consciousness so that it’s an ingrained part of campus culture as staff, faculty, and students become more aware of how their everyday actions can help conserve energy, lower costs, and ultimately benefit the bottom line and the environment. For instance, he says, along with obvious things like turning out the lights when you leave a room, unplugging computer and phone chargers from the walls when they’re not in use can dramatically cut “vampire” load, which can be up to 20 percent of a building’s energy use.

Farley was excited to learn that the College has already switched to LED lighting, a project that is saving 1.2 million kilowatt hours annually. Along with material savings—LED lamps last as much as 10 times longer than fluorescent ones for, example—the dollar savings is $145,000.00 per year, says Reid Raudenbush, construction project manager. A $200,000 Delmarva Power rebate helped ameliorate some of $1 million cost for the project, which should take about six years to reach the return on the investment.

The College’s geothermal system is also extremely energy-efficient. Using the earth’s constant 55-degree temperature, fluid pumped through 300-foot-deep wells is heated or cooled, then used to heat or cool buildings. Geothermal fields serve William Smith Hall, the Miller Library, Cromwell Hall, the Hodson Dining Hall, and Chester, Sassafras, and Corsica residence halls, Raudenbush says. The new Hodson Boathouse and the Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall will be geothermal, and the Cullen residence hall is being designed for geothermal as well.

Farley says he hopes ultimately to make Washington College one of the greenest in the country.

“We need to make that obvious to consumers, that this is part of the College’s mission, and just the simple act of doing that can make the rest of the institution understand, hey, this is important. This is a part of our culture. . . Once you make inroads into the conversation,” he says, “it’s not hard to envision that’s something we could do.”

TCPS Appoints Tracy Elzey as Curriculum Supervisor

Talbot County Public Schools has appointed Mrs. Tracy Elzey as Curriculum Supervisor effective July 1, 2018. She is currently serving as Principal of Saint Michaels Middle High School.

Mrs. Elzey has worked in education for 25 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Administration from Salisbury University, and she has completed doctoral level courses at Notre Dame of Maryland University. “Mrs. Elzey has been a very effective leader at the building level,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent. “Her experience and educational background will complement the rest of our outstanding curriculum supervising team.”

Elzey began her career in Caroline County where she taught third, fifth and first grades before becoming an Assistant Principal. She joined TCPS as Assistant Principal of the Easton Elementary School campus in 2007.  She was promoted to Principal of Saint Michaels Elementary School in 2010 and became Principal of Saint Michaels Middle High in 2016.

“I am very excited to pursue this new challenge in my career,” Elzey said. “I believe my experience working at the elementary, middle and high school levels will enable me to succeed as a member of the curriculum team.” Mrs. Elzey lives in Easton with her husband Matt, a Varsity Softball Coach at Easton High School and daughter Peyton who is a senior at Easton High. She is a member of the St. Michaels Family YMCA Advisory Board.

Board of Education Approves Calendar Changes

The Board of Education approved several recommended changes to the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 approved school calendars at their February meeting.

With 2017-2018 being the first year of the mandated post Labor Day start, the school system was faced with new challenges in meeting the requirements of COMAR for the number of days students attend school.  Four inclement weather days were built into the calendar, and as of January 17, 2018,the school system had already used all of them.  This necessitated amending the 2017-2018 approved calendar to change January 26 (Transition Day) from a day off for students and a work-day for teachers to an early dismissal day for students.  The Board also approved a conditional waiver request to be submitted to the Maryland State Board of Education, which would have allowed schools to be open on Presidents’ Day, February 19, 2018 if needed.

“While the excessive number of inclement weather days in January was unusual, we realized that this situation could occur again in future years,” said Dr. Helga Einhorn, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.  “In order to be proactive, we have proposed several changes to the approved calendars for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.”

For 2018-2019, Transition Day will be identified as a potential make-up day should TCPS use all of the built-in inclement weather days prior to that date.  Presidents’ Day will be a potential make-up day provided a waiver is obtained from the Maryland State Department of Education, and April 18 (the Thursday before Easter) will also be a potential make-up day.  In addition, there will be a total of 6 inclement weather days built in to the school year due to the fact that June 14, 2019 falls on a Friday.

For 2019-2020, the same changes will apply for Transition Day and Presidents’ Day, as well as the Thursday before Easter, which falls on April 9.  However, there will once again be only 4 inclement weather days built in, as Friday June 12 has been set as the last day of school and June 15 falls on a Monday.

“We hope that by outlining these potential changes in this far in advance, staff and families will be able to plan accordingly,” Dr. Einhorn added.

Seven Books Named as Finalists for the 2018 George Washington Prize

Seven books published in 2017 by the country’s most prominent historians have been named finalists for the George Washington Prize. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of early American history.

“Understanding the first chapter of our national story is more essential today than ever,” said Adam Goodheart, director of Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, one of the prize’s three cosponsors. “These books reconnect us with ideas that made the United States a beacon for democratic movements around the world.”

Created in 2005 by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Washington College, the $50,000 George Washington Prize is one of the nation’s largest and most notable literary awards.

The finalists’ books combine depth of scholarship and broad expanse of inquiry with vivid prose that exposes the complexities of our founding narrative. Written to engage a wide public audience, the books provide a “go-to” reading list for anyone interested in learning more about George Washington, his contemporaries, and the founding of the United States of America.

The 2018 George Washington Prize finalists are:

S. Max Edelson, The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence (Harvard University Press)
Kevin J. Hayes, George Washington: A Life in Books (Oxford University Press)
Eric Hinderaker, Boston’s Massacre (Harvard University Press)
Jon Kukla, Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty (Simon & Schuster)
James E. Lewis, Jr., The Burr Conspiracy Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis (Princeton University Press)
Jennifer Van Horn, The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture)
Douglas L. Winiarski, Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England (University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture)

The winner of the 2018 prize will be announced, and all finalists recognized, at a black-tie gala on May 23, 2018 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

More information about the George Washington Prize is available at


S. MAX EDELSON is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and the author of Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina (Harvard University Press). He was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Implementation Grant to develop MapScholar, a dynamic visualization tool for historic maps.

KEVIN J. HAYES, Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Oklahoma, is the author of several books including The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson (Oxford University Press) and A Journey through American Literature (Oxford University Press). He is the recipient of the Virginia Library History Award presented by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Center for the Book.

ERIC HINDERAKER is professor of history at the University of Utah and author of The Two Hendricks: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery, which won the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize by the New York State Historical Society and the Herbert H. Lehman Prize by the New York Academy of History.

JON KUKLA is the author of Mr. Jefferson’s Women and A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America, as well as many scholarly articles and reviews. He has served as the executive director of the Historic New Orleans Collection and of Red Hill-The Patrick Henry National Memorial in Charlotte County, Virginia.

JAMES E. LEWIS, JR., is professor of history at Kalamazoo College. His books include The Louisiana Purchase: Jefferson’s Noble Bargain? and John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union.

JENNIFER VAN HORN is assistant professor of art history and history at the University of Delaware and specializes in early American visual and material culture.

DOUGLAS L. WINIARSKI is an associate professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond, where he teaches a wide range of courses on the history of religion in early America.


The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Founded in 1994 by visionaries and lifelong proponents of American History education Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the leading American history nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 education. With a focus on primary sources, the Gilder Lehrman Institute illuminates the stories, people and moments that inspire students of all ages and backgrounds to learn and understand more about history. Through a diverse portfolio of education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, the Gilder Lehrman Institute provides opportunities for nearly two million students, 30,000 teachers and 16,000 schools worldwide. Learn more at

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Since 1860, more than 85 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon the most popular historic home in America.  Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.” Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853.  In 2013, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association opened the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, which safeguards original books and manuscripts and serves as a center for research, scholarship, and leadership development.

Washington College was founded in 1782, the first institution of higher learning established in the new republic. George Washington was not only a principal donor to the college, but also a member of its original governing board. He received an honorary degree from the college in June 1789, two months after assuming the presidency. The college’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, which administers the George Washington Prize, explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history.

For more information:

TCPS Presents 2017 Graduation Data to Board of Education

Talbot County Public Schools presented Cohort Graduation and Dropout Data at the February Board of Education Meeting.  Mrs. Lynne Duncan, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative and Support Services gave a detailed overview, which included explaining what qualifies as a high school diploma, defining categories of “drop-outs” and sharing results for particular cohorts, or groups of students.

For the class of 2017, the four-year cohort graduation rate was 84.69% for Easton, 100% for Saint Michaels Middle High and 87.11% for Talbot County as a whole.   This represents an increase over 2016 when the graduation rates were 82.11%, 100% and 85.51% respectively.  The State of Maryland graduation rate for 2017 was 87.67%.“We are happy to see this progress over last year,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools, “but we are by no means satisfied, as it is our goal that every student eligible to receive a standard high school diploma do so in four years.”

For the class of 2016, five-year cohort, the graduation rates were 84.91% for Easton High, 100% for Saint Michaels, 87.78% for all Talbot Schools and 89.47 for the state of Maryland.

There were a total of 46 non-graduates for the class of 2017.  Four of those are anticipated to graduate in 2019, and three were special education students who earned their Certificate of Attendance.  The 39 actual dropouts can be summarized as follows:

• 10 students moved out of the area and did not enroll elsewhere
• 9 students left the traditional school setting to work on their GED
• 8 students turned 21 and are no longer legally eligible to attend school
• 4 students left to work full-time
• 5 students dropped out in spite of multiple interventions
• 2 students became incarcerated
• 1 student became a parent and left school

To further address the graduation/drop-out rate in the county, a number of dropout prevention and re-engagement strategies and interventions have been continued or put into place by both the Student Services and the Drop-Out Prevention and Re-Engagement Coordinator, a new position to TCPS this year in partnership with the Talbot Family Network.


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